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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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The Benefits of the Graduate Diploma in Law

Not having studied the traditional three or four-year undergraduate LLB does not necessarily exclude the pursuit of a legal career. Many law firms are willing to accept applications from those of any degree discipline who then go on to complete the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).

12:00, 14th January 2015
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Britain, Europe and the Human Rights Act

The Human Rights Act 1998 is one of the most debated Acts in the UK. The Conservative government has indicated that it will repeal the HRA, and leave the ECHR in favour of a ‘British Bill of Rights’. However, it is difficult to envisage how this proposal fits with the UK's constitutional framework.

12:00, 13th January 2015
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Equity in Grubby Hands

It has long been established that those that are seeking to rely on an equitable remedy must come to equity with clean hands. The Court of Appeal, however, recently decided that an equitable remedy can be found by disassociating the parties' conduct from an underlying illegal purpose.

12:00, 12th January 2015
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Dewani Murder Trial Thrown Out

In 2010, Shrien Dewani and his newlywed wife, Anni Dewani were on their honeymoon in South Africa. Unclear events resulted in the murder of Anni. Shrien, who was suspected of planning the murder, was extradited to South Africa for trial earlier this year, but has, surprisingly, now been acquitted.

12:00, 9th January 2015
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Clamping Down on Benefits Tourism

The welfare state is a controversial subject at the best of times, especially when some of the assistance it provides is received by foreign nationals who have moved to the UK. A recent decision from the European Court of Justice has sent a resounding message against benefits tourism in the EU.

12:00, 8th January 2015
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The European War on Google: The Android (Part I)

Whilst Google Inc. is loved by many, it has developed quite the rap sheet as far as the EU is concerned. The EU continues to attack their search engine, but now has an additional target: the Android operating system and its alleged competition law infringements. Are these allegations really fair?

12:12, 7th January 2015
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Immigration and the Freedom of Movement

Whilst political parties regularly propose new policies on "tackling immigration", it is crucial to remember the EU commitment to the freedom of movement of persons, which the UK must uphold. In the absence of the UK negotiating a new agreement with the EU, this freedom will hinder any "tackling".

12:00, 6th January 2015
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Our Liberties in Anti-Terror Law

Following concerns raised by David Anderson QC regarding the recently proposed Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill by Home Secretary Theresa May, what impact are we likely to see on pre-existing anti-terror laws and how are measures balanced with our liberties should this Bill receive royal assent?

12:00, 5th January 2015
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Is the criminalisation of drugs the best approach?

The current state of legislation governing the possession, production and supply of drugs within the UK is a commonly debated topic. Arguments for the decriminalisation of drugs find their basis within concerns about public health. Is the Criminal Justice System the best way to tackle drug use?

12:00, 3rd January 2015
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