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Placing Secure Schools on Unsecure Footing: The Case Against Privatisation

The introduction of Secure Schools to deal with youth offenders is a welcome development. However, the government's proposal to outsource the provision of these schools undermines their benefits.

12:00, 28th September 2018
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Financial Fair Play in Football: Curbing the Excess or the Enthusiasm?

Football, a favourite pastime of the nation, is also the basis for truly ludicrious levels of investment, winnings and spending. As such, UEFA introduced Financial Fair Play Regulations to discourage football team insolvency. This article assess the compatibility of the Regulations with EU law.

12:00, 25th September 2018
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Britain: A Tax Haven After Brexit?

The EU has expressed concern that the UK will embrace the opportunity afforded through the loosening of regulations post-Brexit to become more competitive by significantly lowering taxes, thereby becoming a tax haven. An investigation must be made into whether this should or could happen.

12:00, 21st September 2018
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The Beatles Duo: Applying Precedent to a Human Rights and Judicial Review Claim

A recent leaked letter by Sajid Javid MP to the American Attorney General demonstrated Javid is not seeking assurance the US will not use the death penalty on the Isis 'Beatles duo'. This move has been called ‘unprincipled, incompetent, and almost certainly unlawful.’

12:00, 18th September 2018
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Forced Arbitration in Sport: A Knock-Out Blow?

Many industries include arbitration clauses in their contracts to steer dispute resolution away from ordinary courts. However, arbitration agreements in sport are forced: the regulations of Sports Governing Bodies are rarely negotiated, so athletes must either accept them or give up their career.

12:00, 14th September 2018
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The Defamatory Paedophile Detector: Roy Moore v Sacha Baron Cohen

Sacha Baron Cohen, creator of household characters 'Borat', 'Ali G' and 'Bruno', has been sued by controversial American politician Roy Moore over a recent episode of Cohen's show 'Who Is America?'. While the lawsuit is filed in America, it raises interesting questions about comedy and defamation.

12:00, 11th September 2018
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R v MK: Clarifying the Defence in Section 45 of the Modern Slavery Act

Under Section 45 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, victims of trafficking have a defence when charged with certain criminal offences. In a recent decision the Court of Appeal was asked to decide on whom the burden of proof lies; in a welcome decision it restored the orthodoxy.

12:00, 7th September 2018
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Perfecting an Imperfect Gift: Examining Pennington v Waine

The case of Pennington v Waine is infamous for introducing major uncertainty as to one of equity's most fundamental maxims: 'equity will not perfect an imperfect gift'. Regrettably, subsequent attempts by the courts to divert from this precedent and simply the law have just added to the confusion.

12:00, 4th September 2018
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Film Review: 'The Children Act' - Does Justice Care?

The Children Act is the film adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel, the plot of which follows the interactions between a teenage Jehovah's Witness refusing a blood transfusion and the High Court judge tasked with deciding his case. This review considers how the perception of justice compares to reality.

19:00, 2nd September 2018
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TV Review: Does ITV's 'Inside the Court of Appeal' do the Court Justice?

'Inside the Court of Appeal' was a documentary broadcast on ITV One that followed three criminal appeals. Although it provided a rare and invaluable insight into the workings of the Court of Appeal, it could be argued that it will not help secure public confidence in the criminal justice system.

12:00, 31st August 2018
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A Permanent Investment Court: The Future of the International Investment Regime?

The ability of investors to sue for breaches of international investment agreements impacts on how governments can regulate. Such disputes are currently dealt with by a much-criticised arbitration regime. Many advocate reform, with the best proposal being the EU's: a permanent international court.

12:00, 28th August 2018
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Banco Nazionale v Playboy: Raising the Stakes on Negligent Misstatements

Since the seminal case of Hedley Byrne v Heller, there has been persistent judicial disagreement over the role of assuming responsibility for negligent misstatements. The issue recently arose for reconsideration before the Supreme Court - did the court resolve or continue the debate?

12:00, 24th August 2018
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Armes v Nottinghamshire CC: Vicarious Liability Spirals out of Control

The law on vicarious liability has gradually widened in recent years. However, a recent Supreme Court judgment pushed this area of the law too far, opening its applicability up to too many relationships and encouraging companies to contract out their services to avoid liability.

12:00, 21st August 2018
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How the Home Office Misused Anti-Terror Legislation Against Skilled Migrants

Paragraph 322(5) of the Immigration Rules provides the Home Office with a broad power to refuse immigration applications. One of the grounds of refusal is 'undesirable conduct'; recently, the Home Office has misused this ground to target skilled migrants who make minor tax mistakes.

12:00, 17th August 2018
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