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Grenfell Tower Fire: A Turning Point for Corporate Manslaughter?

The Grenfell tower fire in June 2017 proved to be the largest loss of life in London since World War Two. Due to its seriousness, the tragedy could set yet another milestone in the shape of sculpting the law surrounding the recently created 'corporate manslaughter' offence.

12:00, 20th November 2018
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Playing God: The Ethics of Designer Babies

Recently, there have been a number of important developments in gene editing revive ethical and religious dilemmas. But with these new opportunities comes questions as to whether society is are ready for these changes, and whether it is possible to ensure laws can keep up with science.

12:00, 16th November 2018
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Parliamentary Privilege: An Outdated Right?

The #metoo campaign briefly stagnated in the UK following the granting of a temporary injunction on the identity of a high-profile allegation of sexual misconduct. However, using 'Parliamentary privilege', Lord Hain controversially revealed the identity of the alleged abuser to be Sir Philip Green.

12:00, 13th November 2018
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Constitution & Convention: What’s Stopping A Second Brexit Referendum?

The vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016 has proven difficult for many to accept. As such, there is an increasingly popular movement of citizens campaigning for a second referendum. Such a vote, however, may prove politically and legally impossible.

12:00, 9th November 2018
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Non-Taxation of McDonald's: Illegal State Aid or Valid Loophole?

McDonald's has ruled the fast food game for decades on end and might be expected to have paid millions of dollars around the world in corporate tax payments. The European Commission recently considered whether its failure to pay corporate tax regarding Luxembourg royalties is valid or illegal.

12:00, 6th November 2018
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Shareholders v Stakeholders: Companies Protecting the Environment?

Companies have always operated, in accordance with the desires of shareholders, in the most profitable ways. However, this has been at great cost to the health of the environment. New legislation is required to ensure companies act in ways that protect both profits and the world.

12:00, 2nd November 2018
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The EU v Hungary: The Failures of Article 7 of the TEU

The European Parliament recently voted to initiate the Article 7 procedure against Hungary and Viktor Orban's controversial far-right government. However, the highly political nature of Article 7 of the TEU means Hungary will likely be allowed to continue on the same path. A change is necessary.

12:00, 30th October 2018
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The Matrix Has You: Stop and Search in the Age of ‘Intelligence Policing’

The Gang Matrix is an online database used by the police to document and track gang members. However, recent reports from StopWatch and Amnesty International raise concerns about the database's legitimacy. This has a number of implications, in particular for racial targeting and individual privacy

12:00, 26th October 2018
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The Gay Cake Case: Lee v Ashers Baking Company

For the past four years, fierce debate has surrounded whether a Christian couple could legally refuse to serve a cake adorned with the message 'Support Gay Marriage'. The Supreme Court recently considered whether this was lawful freedom of expression or bigoted discrimination.

12:00, 23rd October 2018
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Sports Arbitration Revisited Pt II: Mutu and Pechstein v Switzerland

Following the recent case of RFC Seraing and Doyen Sports Company v FIFA and Others [2018], the ECtHR took a look at the concerning world of mandatory arbitration clauses in sports contracts in the hugely important Mutu and Pechstein v Switzerland [2018], handed down last week.

12:00, 16th October 2018
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Sadomasochism following R v Brown: Domestic Violence or Sexual Autonomy?

The issue of whether consent can be a defence to sadomasochist sexual activity is applied inconsistently by the courts. The decisions are influenced by a number of biases - especially attitudes towards homosexuality and marriage. This article considers the implications for personal autonomy.

12:00, 12th October 2018
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Sports Arbitration Revisited Pt I: Mutu and Pechstein v Switzerland

Following the recent case of RFC Seraing and Doyen Sports Company v FIFA and Others [2018], the ECtHR took a look at the concerning world of mandatory arbitration clauses in sports contracts in the hugely important Mutu and Pechstein v Switzerland [2018], handed down last week.

12:00, 9th October 2018
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'Under the Wig': An Interview with William Clegg QC

In a interview to mark the release of his book - Under the Wig: A Lawyer’s Stories of Murder, Guilt and Innocence - William Clegg QC, one of the country's most respected criminal barristers, talks to Keep Calm Talk Law about his book, cuts to legal aid, diversity at the Bar and much more.

12:00, 5th October 2018
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Book Review: 'Under the Wig' by William Clegg QC

'Under the Wig' is an autobiography by one of England's top criminal barristers. William Clegg QC - head of 2 Bedford Row - writes about his life and some of his most significant cases. The book is entertaining and engaging, but its greatest strength is its accessibility.

12:00, 2nd October 2018
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