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Prisoners’ Voting Rights: Addressing the Unaddressed

Prisoners’ voting rights are frequently debated, clearly representing an area of law ripe for reform. Joseph Switalski discusses the rationale that underpins why prisoners are denied the right to vote and how that policy is reconciled within the wider aims of the criminal justice system.

11:15, 11th September 2014
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Sufferers of work-related stress: doubly neglected

Work-related stress (WRS) proved to be a hot topic at last month's XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014. Hannah Larsen discusses how the courts determine the liability of employers when their employees suffer from WRS as a result of their working lifestyle and the remedies available.

11:30, 9th September 2014
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A Redefined Equitable Remedy

If you have placed somebody in a position of responsibility whereby they are to act on your behalf for your benefit, assuming a fiduciary position, should a bribe they receive in breach of their duties be a proprietary interest of yours? According to the UKSC, it should. Equity is marching onwards.

11:00, 8th September 2014
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Should Casinos Stop Gambling Addicts?

In a recent High Court case involving The Ritz Hotel Casino, the court had to determine whether the casino owed a duty of care to a punter to prevent them from continuing to gamble. Jade Rigby discusses the High Court's reasoning and presents the drastic effects such a duty of care could impose.

11:00, 5th September 2014
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Liability in War

A decision from the UK Supreme Court last year provided for the Ministry of Defence's liability in failing to adequately train and equip soldiers in instances that had been presumed to fall within the scope of 'combat immunity'. Jessica Johnson discusses the progression of state liability in war.

11:00, 4th September 2014
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UK Prisons: A Cut Above Ghana, But Not Good Enough

Recent news reports have highlighted the 'filthy and unsafe' state of Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London. Fresh from his travels, Alex Barbour compares the state of prisons in Ghana to those in the UK to demonstrate just how poor the prison conditions between the two nations' prisons are.

11:00, 3rd September 2014
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The Effectiveness of Entire Agreement Clauses

Entire Agreement Clauses (EACs) attempt to contain all agreements between contracting parties within the four corners of the final, written contract. Whilst this practice can provide certainty, Helen Morse discusses how, despite EACs, courts can look beyond beyond the four corners of the contract.

11:00, 2nd September 2014
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Controversy behind the Scottish Referendum: Prisoners’ Voting Rights

The referendum on Scottish independence will be held on Thursday 18th September, as provided for under the Scottish Referendum (Franchise) Act 2013. However, as Ivonna Beeches discusses, the referendum has controversially reawakened the ongoing debate of the ineligibility of prisoners to vote.

11:00, 29th August 2014
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An Introduction to the Assisted Dying Bill 2014

Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill 2014 passed its second reading in the House of Lords on the 18th July 2014. Amy Ling analyses how the private members bill aims to balance the arguments for and against assisted suicide whilst focusing upon the direct needs of those it will be applicable to.

11:00, 28th August 2014
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When is enough, enough? Balancing the rights of consumers and advisers

The law imposes time limits on when individuals can bring claims to court based upon when the offence or disputed action occurred. Nevertheless, recent claims against financial advisers are demonstrating that their are methods of circumventing the ordinary limitation periods. Is this practice fair?

11:00, 26th August 2014
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Judge’s Remark Sparks Uproar over Victim Personal Statements

Judge White was recently overheard commenting on the inadequacies of Victim Personal Statements (VPSs), which describe the impact of an offender's crime upon the victim and are made before sentencing or at an offender's parole hearing. Christopher Sykes discusses the effectiveness and value of VPSs.

11:00, 25th August 2014
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Anonymity of Rape Defendants

Allegations of sexual assaults can have drastic consequences, often causing many to forget the truism: 'innocent until proven guilty'. In light of this year's allegations against the Oxford Union president, Ben Sullivan, Yasmin Daswani discusses the possibility of anonymity for those accused.

11:00, 23rd August 2014
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Would it be right for the UK to leave the ECHR?

Following recent ministerial dismissals, Conservative policy demonstrating progression towards an exit from the European Convention on Human Rights and/or the European Union appears to be gathering momentum within the party. Emily Clements examines these developments and their possible consequences.

11:00, 22nd August 2014
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Online Gambling: A Jurisdictional Nightmare

Companies operating online bookmakers and casinos have been able to dodge their tax bills, and avoid UK regulation, by relocating abroad, in particular to the Isle of Man, Guernsey, and Gibraltar. However, this is all about to change, with incoming game-changing licensing and tax regulations.

11:00, 21st August 2014
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