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Law Firm Application 101: Maximising Your Return

At times, law firm applications feel like a lottery. What is it that sets two applicants apart, who at face value are both worthy of a training contract? With vacation scheme deadlines fast approaching, our Executive Editor gives applicants advice on how to maximise their return on applications.

12:00, 17th November 2014
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The Biggest Challenges Facing the Legal Profession in 2015

The ability of law firms to adapt to the financial climate and the expanding technology-dependent environment they work in is crucial for their continued survival and progress in the globalised legal market. Law firms, and not just Training Contract applicants, need to be commercially aware.

12:00, 29th October 2014
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The Pistorius Verdict Explained

Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide and one firearms offence. The former Olympic athlete now faces a prison sentence of up to 15 years. Joseph Switalski explores how Judge Masipa reached her verdict by careful examination of the unusual facts of Reeva Steenkamp's death.

14:11, 12th September 2014
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An Introduction to the Assisted Dying Bill 2014

Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill 2014 passed its second reading in the House of Lords on the 18th July 2014. Amy Ling analyses how the private members bill aims to balance the arguments for and against assisted suicide whilst focusing upon the direct needs of those it will be applicable to.

12:00, 28th August 2014
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Is there still a bar to diversity?

Baroness Hale recently presented a lecture on the importance of equal gender representation amongst the judiciary. Georgia Mitchell expands upon the points raised in Baroness Hale's speech to present the problems the Bar is facing in its attempts to ensure equal representation across the profession.

12:00, 16th July 2014
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The Semi-Secret Terror Trial - A Leap of Faith in the Judiciary

A recent decision by the Court of Appeal provides furthers discussion on 'secret trials', and when they should be allowed. Merry Neal discusses why this particular anti-terrorism case will be heard partially behind closed doors, and the effects this has upon the rule of law.

10:18, 13th June 2014
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Is There Really a ‘Right’ to be Forgotten?

Has a decision from the European Court of Justice this week created a 'right' to be forgotten? By analysing the decision of the ECJ who held that Google should remove listings from their search engines, Chris Bridges explores whether a right to be forgotten is simply a construct of existing law.

12:00, 17th May 2014
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Stop & Search: Fundamentally Flawed or Institutionally Racist?

Police 'stop and search' powers are prone to criticism, with the latest case coming to a head in the Court of Appeal in February. However, on what grounds are these powers criticised? Is the law itself at fault by being too draconian, or is it police conduct that brings the bad name to the table?

12:38, 8th April 2014
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When is a Bedroom not a Bedroom? The Big Bedroom Tax Debate

The amendment to the Housing Benefit Regulations 2006, affectionately called the Bedroom Tax, aims to address the problem of overcrowding whilst reducing our welfare budget in a time of austerity. However, it has come under substantial criticism. Amy Ling looks at why this is the case.

13:08, 20th March 2014
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State Immunity vs. Fundamental Human Rights

On the 14th January 2014, the ECtHR presented its judgement in the case of Jones and others v UK. Two UK individuals unsuccessfully appealed the House of Lords decision that Saudi Arabia could not be sued in the UK for torture and false imprisonment sustained abroad.

12:08, 20th February 2014
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The Mesothelioma Bill: A Fraction of the Justice They Deserve?

The malignant nature of Mesothelioma, and the equally unjust legislation underpinning industrial disease liability has left victims welcoming any reform within the sector. However, the 2013 proposals, reviewed last winter, offered little comfort for those in an already uncomfortable position.

12:03, 28th January 2014
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