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Climate Change Litigation: Can the Courts Save the Planet?

Climate change is becoming a more pressing problem everyday, with mankind only having an estimated 11 years left to prevent irreversible damage. In light of the increasing failure of governments to take action, litigants are turning to the courts to force change in this area.

12:00, 23rd July 2019
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Commercial Awareness: Cybersecurity, Huawei, and the Race to 5G

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of cyber-attacks on large organisations such as the NHS and DLA Piper. The recent US-China trade war, and the controversies surrounding Chinese tech company Huawei, have heightened fears that we may be on the precipice of something big.

12:00, 16th July 2019
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Impossible to Bank on it: Vicarious Liability on the Move

The imposition of vicarious liability in the recent high-profile Barclays Bank plc v Various Claimants [2018] case seems to be influenced particularly by the vulnerability of the claimant victims. This is unjustified and risks blurring vicarious liability with non-delegable duty liability.

12:00, 14th May 2019
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Taming the Retail Giants: The Impact of Mergers & Acquisitions on Competition

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) recently decided to block the proposed merger between J Sainsbury's plc and Asda Group Limited. Such a merger would have had disastrous impacts on competition in the industry. However, further difficulties await the CMA, including e-commerce and Brexit.

12:00, 7th May 2019
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Pharmaceutical Transparency under the EU's Clinical Trial Regulation

The EU's proposed Clinical Trial Regulation represents an innovative, much-needed step in ensuring greater transparency of the results of trials conducted on forthcoming medicines. Its effectiveness, however, is limited by its proposed exemptions, most notably that protecting 'commercial interests'.

12:00, 16th April 2019
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Fortnite IP Royale: Can Dance Moves Be Copyrighted?

Fortnite Battle Royale has become the biggest game in the world. One particularly popular aspect of the game is the variety of 'emotes': dances players can perform in game. Recent lawsuits against Epic Games, its developer, has raised a key question: can simple dance moves be copyrighted?

12:00, 5th February 2019
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The Robots are Coming: Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Lawyers?

Advancements in technology have seen an increased use of artificial intelligence, including in the legal sector. There are obvious benefits to this. But there are also challenges. This article explores the implications of these developments, in particular for jobs in the legal sector

12:00, 22nd January 2019
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The Biggest Challenges Facing the Legal Profession in 2019

Showing an understanding of the challenges facing the legal profession is vital for demonstrating awareness to recruiters. Thus, it is important to examine how internal changes to law firms, SRA deregulation, the crumbling criminal justice system and gender equality will be the big stories of 2019.

12:00, 11th January 2019
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Rise of the Accountants: An Existential Threat to Law Firms

The legal industry has traditionally been rather protected from outside threats. In recent years, however, the Big Four accountancy firms have begun to encroach on legal territory. It now seems only a matter of time until law firms face a real threat of being left behind by these giants.

12:00, 8th January 2019
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Unveiled: The Rise of Non-Disclosure Agreements in English Law

Non-Disclosure Agreements have long played a legitimate role in protecting company information and trade secrets. However, the recent #metoo scandal uncovered how many powerful figures were using NDAs to silence their victims. Should limitations be placed on the use of NDAs?

12:00, 4th January 2019
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The European Super League: Moving the Goalposts Too Far?

Top European football clubs (including Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Arsenal, Chelsea) are planning a break away from UEFA to set up a European Super League. This piece considers the legal implications of such a move.

12:00, 21st December 2018
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Article 13 of the Copyright Directive: Is the EU Really Banning Memes?

Copyright law has, in the internet age, lagged behind technological advances. However, the most recent attempt of the European Parliament to catch up with technology - the newly proposed Copyright Directive - has sparked fierce opposition online, mostly for its alleged attempts to 'ban memes'.

12:00, 18th December 2018
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Non-Taxation of McDonald's: Illegal State Aid or Valid Loophole?

McDonald's has ruled the fast food game for decades on end and might be expected to have paid millions of dollars around the world in corporate tax payments. The European Commission recently considered whether its failure to pay corporate tax regarding Luxembourg royalties is valid or illegal.

12:00, 6th November 2018
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Shareholders v Stakeholders: Companies Protecting the Environment?

Companies have always operated, in accordance with the desires of shareholders, in the most profitable ways. However, this has been at great cost to the health of the environment. New legislation is required to ensure companies act in ways that protect both profits and the world.

12:00, 2nd November 2018
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