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Through the Looking Glass: Law and Interdisciplinarity

There is a tendency among lawyers to focus solely on the black-letter provisions of the law. By doing so, they neglect a valuable method with which to solve problems: examining the issue through a new lens that offers a different perspective that might shed light on a hitherto unknown solution.

11:00, 5th September 2017
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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 28th August)

Understanding the complex world of commerce is vital for aspiring commercial lawyers. Keep Calm Talk Law's fortnightly commercial awareness feature moves forward, providing a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

18:00, 3rd September 2017
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Brexit and State Aid: A Sad Story or Freedom from Bureaucratic Constraint?

The form that the UK's relationship with the EU will take following Brexit remains unclear. The arrangements put in place could impact heavily on the law governing State aid in the UK; it is as yet unknown whether this area of the law will face continuity or change. How might this all play out?

11:00, 1st September 2017
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Inventing Intention: Problems with Common Intention Constructive Trusts

Common Intention Constructive Trusts allow courts to assign interests in property to persons who have not complied with formality requirements. Though a useful tool for the courts to use upon the break-up of unmarried couples, the courts have - at times - contradicted key principles of property law.

11:00, 25th August 2017
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A Problem of Perpetuity: Reconsidering White & Carter and Repudiatory Breaches

Upon a repudiatory breach, the 'innocent' party to a contract can decide whether or not the contract should be terminated. But this right is subject to limitations, one of which is highly controversial. Fortunately, the Supreme Court will soon have the opportunity to resolve this complex debate.

11:00, 22nd August 2017
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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 14th August)

Understanding the complex world of commerce is vital for aspiring commercial lawyers. Keep Calm Talk Law's fortnightly commercial awareness feature continues to provide a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

18:00, 20th August 2017
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Breaking the Trust of Football Fans: The Rangers FC Tax Case

A recent Supreme Court decision confirmed the illegality of a tax avoidance scheme utilised by Rangers Football Club during the Noughties. Though this case appears, at first glance, to be confined to the realm of tax law, it also impacts on the position of the beautiful game in modern society.

11:00, 18th August 2017
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Carrying Some Baggage? The Law of Airlines and Lost Luggage

It seems almost inevitable that, at some point, a journey abroad will be affected by a problem with an airline. One of the most typical problems is with luggage that either gets damaged, delayed or lost. So is the law governing this area satisfactory and fair for passengers?

11:00, 15th August 2017
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Examining Divorce Law's ‘Intellectual Dishonesty’ in Owens v Owens

The Court of Appeal's decision in a case from earlier this year received significant coverage, as the judges' powerful criticism of the current law reignited a debate about its rationale. With the case set to hit the Supreme Court, our Editor in Chief examines whether it might be time for reform.

11:00, 11th August 2017
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Could the EU become a Military Union?

A provision in one of the EU's two main Treaties appears to impose a collective defence obligation that is comparable to that which forms the bedrock of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Is it therefore possible to argue that the EU could become, or is already, a military Union?

11:00, 8th August 2017
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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 31st July)

Understanding the complex world of commerce is vital for aspiring commercial lawyers. Keep Calm Talk Law's fortnightly round-up returns from a short break, providing a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

17:00, 6th August 2017
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Drones, Donald and Distinction: Civilian Protection in Contemporary Warfare

The use of drones in modern warfare highlights ambiguities in the law of armed conflict. Concerns surrounding this have been heightened as the new President undermines the due process and accountability mechanisms that Obama introduced. Under Trump, civilian collateral has become an afterthought.

11:00, 4th August 2017
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Eli Lilly v Actavis: Widening the Scope of Patent Protection

A case of fundamental importance to the future of many patent claims was heard by the Supreme Court earlier this month. The decision, which appears to provide better protection for patent holders against competing inventions, might cause more problems than it solves.

11:00, 28th July 2017
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Frustration: A New Approach for the 21st Century?

Since its creation in the mid-19th century, the courts have struggled to articulate a satisfactory justification for the doctrine of frustration. However, it appears that the 21st century - via an important judgment from the Court of Appeal - might have provided the long-awaited answer.

11:00, 25th July 2017
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