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Employment Law and Religious Rights - Striking a Balance

Employers can be placed in the difficult position of balancing the working needs of a business with he religious beliefs of their employers. Georgia Mitchell analyses a decision of the Court of Appeal which concerned an employee's supposed right, based on religious beliefs, not to work on Sundays.

09:26, 21st June 2014
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Property Guardians - PG Agreements Down to a Tee

Property Guardian agreements provide a solution to preventing empty properties being subject to burglary and squatting. Questions have arisen as to whether a Property Guardian is to be classified as a tenant or a licencee. Thomas Horton analsyes their legal structure to provide an answer.

11:02, 20th June 2014
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The Loophole in the Nuclear Disarmament Process

The Marshall Islands has brought proceedings against nine States for their lack of cooperation in the progression towards international nuclear disarmament. Ivonna Beeches analyses the grounds of the Marshall Islands' claim which highlights lacunae in international Treaties on nuclear disarmament.

12:00, 16th June 2014
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Tackling Fraud and Corruption in the European Union

A proposed Directive from the European Union seeks to clamp down on the problem of fraud within the European Union and deal with any dishonest conduct of parties tendering for EU project contracts. Ryan Turner analyses how a harmonised understanding and prevention of fraud will benefit the EU.

11:00, 14th June 2014
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The Semi-Secret Terror Trial - A Leap of Faith in the Judiciary

A recent decision by the Court of Appeal provides furthers discussion on 'secret trials', and when they should be allowed. Merry Neal discusses why this particular anti-terrorism case will be heard partially behind closed doors, and the effects this has upon the rule of law.

10:18, 13th June 2014
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A Duty of Candour in Our Hospitals

There is a high level of good medical care in the United Kingdom. However, several recent incidents highlight considerable room for improvement for the prevention of future preventable mortalities. Emily Clements explores a proposed introduction of a duty of candour to strengthen medical standards.

12:00, 9th June 2014
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Extending the DIFC’s Jurisdiction: a Blessing or Failure?

The creation of the Dubai International Financial Centre represents the United Arab Emirates' attempt to be amongst the elite commercial environments, such as England and Singapore. Maxi Kussatz explores the creation of the DIFC and its Courts' jurisdiction used to settle commercial disputes.

11:32, 8th June 2014
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Constitutional Standards in the 21st Century

In January 2014 the Constitution Unit of University College London produced a code of constitutional standards. Alex Barbour discusses these blueprint codes that should be used during the process of legislative decision making to safeguard constitutional principles underpinning our legal system.

12:20, 5th June 2014
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Phillips v Francis: The Big Consultation Headache

Amy Ling analyses the procedure used to consult and inform tenants of financial contributions required for maintenance carried out on their properties. The appeal of the High Court's decision in Phillips v Francis to be heard in October 2014 poses huge changes to the procedure previously used.

12:00, 29th May 2014
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How Would the Prison Book Ban Fare Judicial Review?

In review of prison framework, the Ministry of Justice's "prison book ban" has great expectations of reducing illicit substances entering prisons. Francesca Norris provides several grounds upon which a judicial review of the policy could be brought to determine its illegality and proportionality.

12:00, 27th May 2014
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Richard III - Finally Laid to Rest

The High Court recently decided on the validity of the process utilised to determine where the remains of Richard III should be reinterred. Thomas Horton analyses the judicial review, which focused on whether there was a requirement for consultation of the King's final resting place.

12:00, 25th May 2014
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All Bark and No Bite? ‘The Pitbull’ Gerrie Nel

Gerrie Nel, the prosecutor they call ‘the Pitbull’, recently cross-examinatined witnesses in the Pistorius Murder Trial. Joseph Switalski demonstrates why Mr Nel's advocacy sparked criticism from esteemed legal viewers, and how the prosecution's case could have been better presented.

12:00, 22nd May 2014
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Gruelling roaming charges: a thing of the past?

On April 3rd 2014 the European Parliament voted in favour of abolishing roaming charges incurred by mobile phone usage abroad by Christmas 2015. The ultimate aim of such a move is to create a single telecoms market. Jessica Johnson analyses how this decision removes a huge barrier within the EU.

12:00, 20th May 2014
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Is There Really a ‘Right’ to be Forgotten?

Has a decision from the European Court of Justice this week created a 'right' to be forgotten? By analysing the decision of the ECJ who held that Google should remove listings from their search engines, Chris Bridges explores whether a right to be forgotten is simply a construct of existing law.

12:00, 17th May 2014
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