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What is Happening to Defamation Law?

England was once known as the 'centre for libel tourism'. Since the introduction of the Defamation Act 2013, however, the number of defamation claims brought to court in England and Wales has steadily dropped. What has happened to kill this area of law?

12:00, 23rd April 2019
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Pharmaceutical Transparency under the EU's Clinical Trial Regulation

The EU's proposed Clinical Trial Regulation represents an innovative, much-needed step in ensuring greater transparency of the results of trials conducted on forthcoming medicines. Its effectiveness, however, is limited by its proposed exemptions, most notably that protecting 'commercial interests'.

12:00, 16th April 2019
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Book Review: ‘Doing Justice’ by Preet Bharara

Preet Bharara, the former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, published his first book, 'Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law'. The book is a must-read for anyone interested in the law, politics, and anything in between.

12:00, 9th April 2019
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Hooding the Horrible? Spit Hoods, Reasonable Force and Human Rights

It was recently announced that spit hoods - meshed sacks placed over the heads of people that have spat at police officers - will be issued to frontline police officers. However, these hoods have important human rights implications and potentially deadly consequences.

12:00, 26th March 2019
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Film Review: On the Basis of Sex

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become a household name due to her pioneering legal career, particularly as a woman challenging the norms of a previously male-dominated industry. 'On the Basis of Sex', however, is ultimately a lacklustre depiction of a woman deserving of greater complexity.

12:00, 22nd March 2019
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Investigating Facebook: Competition Law vs Data Protection

The lines between data protection and competition law are blurring. The German National Competition Authority's investigation into Facebook is the first attempt to tackle data protection with the tools of competition law. Can, or should, the EU follow suit?

12:00, 19th March 2019
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Domestic Abuse Bill: Migrants Falling Through the Cracks

The recently proposed Domestic Abuse Bill represents a great step towards protecting vulnerable persons that would otherwise continue to face life-threatening danger every day of their lives. However, it doesn't go far enough - specifically, migrants and minorities fall through its cracks.

12:00, 15th March 2019
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'In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law': An Interview with Sarah Langford

'In Your Defence' follows the the stories of eleven individuals, the details drawn from multiple real-life cases. In conversation with Keep Calm Talk Law, barrister and author Sarah Langford discusses life at the bar for women, motivations for writing and the crumbling criminal justice system.

12:00, 5th March 2019
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Keep Calm Talk Law's Guide to Mooting

Mooting is an invaluable experience. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced mooter, this guide will help you succeed in the mock courtroom.

12:00, 26th February 2019
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Investor Visas in the EU: a Golden Ticket to Union Protection?

The rules surrounding access to EU citizenship are often strict. However, a scheme permitting investors to gain access to citizenship undermines this process, creating a two-tiered system: access for the wealthy, rejection for the poor.

12:00, 19th February 2019
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A British Bill of Rights Part I: Bringing Rights Home

Part I looks at the introduction of the Human Rights Act 1998, the justifications for it, and the transformative role it has played in the protection of civil liberties. Part II will look at the future for the HRA post-Brexit.

12:00, 12th February 2019
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Fortnite IP Royale: Can Dance Moves Be Copyrighted?

Fortnite Battle Royale has become the biggest game in the world. One particularly popular aspect of the game is the variety of 'emotes': dances players can perform in game. Recent lawsuits against Epic Games, its developer, has raised a key question: can simple dance moves be copyrighted?

12:00, 5th February 2019
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Assaults on Emergency Workers: Protecting the Protectors or an Empty Promise?

Parliament recently passed the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 in an attempt to 'protect the protectors' by ensuring those that assault emergency workers receive double sentences. However, does this actually make any difference or is it simply a hollow policy?

12:00, 29th January 2019
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The Robots are Coming: Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Lawyers?

Advancements in technology have seen an increased use of artificial intelligence, including in the legal sector. There are obvious benefits to this. But there are also challenges. This article explores the implications of these developments, in particular for jobs in the legal sector

12:00, 22nd January 2019
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