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Discrimination in the Women's Football World Cup

International sporting events showcase the world's greatest sporting talents and, for good or bad, have been used as platforms for change. Canada, who are hosting the 2015 Women's Football World Cup, appear to have missed an opportunity to demonstrate their support for gender equality in football.

12:00, 5th February 2015
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CIA Interrogation Tactics Unveiled

Global shock and outrage have followed recent revelations that CIA agents were complicit in and party to acts of torture against detainees suspected of terrorist offences, demonstrating a significant digression by the USA from its international commitments for the protection of fundamental rights.

12:00, 4th February 2015
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Politics in Competition Law

Following their influx into the European Union, American technology companies have been greeted with a degree of political hostility towards their dominant market position. This has notably seen EU politicians impetuously attempting to push competition law enforcers against these technology giants.

12:00, 3rd February 2015
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Court of Protection: Friend or Foe?

The Court of Protection exists to make decisions on behalf of those who lack capacity. In light of a spate of questionable decisions, and the particularly contentious position the CoP finds itself in, criticisms have surfaced of a lack of transparency, alongside calls for clearer court procedures.

12:00, 2nd February 2015
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Renewable Energy in the United Kingdom

Recent energy reports and damage sustained by some of the UK's biggest power stations have raised fresh concerns over the current level of investment and commitment to the use and development of renewable energy. It is time for energy providers and our government to ensure future energy supplies.

12:02, 30th January 2015
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The Palestinian Position

Few conflicts are as fraught with public opinion and historical background as that of Israel and Palestine. Palestine’s quest to receive accepted statehood is far from complete; yet with no specific guidelines as to what constitutes a state's existence, an outcome for this conflict looks bleak.

12:00, 29th January 2015
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GM Babies and Three Parent Children?

In July 2014, the Coalition Government initiated proposals to change the law to allow a woman’s DNA to be altered to avoid transferring specific genetically inherited conditions. However, there are many legal, ethical and safety questions of this proposition that must be answered before realisation.

12:00, 28th January 2015
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Have food waste laws passed their use-by date?

Food poverty has had a particularly damaging effect on society’s most vulnerable. 7.2 million tonnes of food and drink is thrown away by British households each year. Current laws are contributing to such excessive food waste and prevent help being given to those subject to food poverty.

12:00, 27th January 2015
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The Many Forms of a Law Firm

In preparation for a vacation scheme or training contract interview, you should ensure that you develop an understanding of the different forms of a law firm. Doing so will allow you to evaluate the characteristics of the firm you are applying to and the shape of the legal market as a whole.

12:00, 26th January 2015
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Rethinking British Citizenship

Immigration remains one of the most pressing concerns of the electorate; yet it appears that the related topic of British citizenship is not receiving adequate reform or development to cater for those that legally reside in Britain yet remain without a political voice in the absence of citizenship.

12:00, 23rd January 2015
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Equal Pay Disaster

Recent figures have shown that men are paid, on average, 19.1% more than women. 19,000 ASDA employees are currently bringing a claim against their employer, demanding equal pay. The outcome of these claims, in addition to government support, can significantly reduce or eradicate this pay difference.

12:00, 22nd January 2015
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Corruption in FIFA

Michael Garcia, Chairman of the Investigatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee, resigned in December 2014 following the dissemination of his 430-page report into the practices used for the bidding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Will we ever know the true dealings of Sepp Blatter's FIFA?

12:00, 20th January 2015
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Oil Prices and Your Commercial Awareness

Recent falls in oil prices are being welcomed by the public in times where pay increases have been near non-existent. However, whilst there may be short-term advantages to this, deflation can have disastrous outcomes for our economy. Compare your commercial awareness with this methodical approach.

12:00, 19th January 2015
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The Millionaire's Defence

For many years courts have recognised the millionaire's defence in familial financial disputes, but it is now coming into dispute. The defence applies where one party to the proceedings is very wealthy, and as a result of this wealth may avoid providing detailed financial disclosure to the court.

12:00, 15th January 2015
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