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The Shabby State of Surrogacy Laws in the UK

Surrogacy laws, in their current state, have many unacceptable gaps. This has led to the judiciary having to creatively interpret the law, leading to a haphazard band-aid fix that doesn't match up with the clear language of the legislation. Reform by Parliament is needed.

12:00, 28th May 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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What is Happening to Defamation Law?

England was once known as the 'centre for libel tourism'. Since the introduction of the Defamation Act 2013, however, the number of defamation claims brought to court in England and Wales has steadily dropped. What has happened to kill this area of law?

12:00, 23rd April 2019
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Investigating Facebook: Competition Law vs Data Protection

The lines between data protection and competition law are blurring. The German National Competition Authority's investigation into Facebook is the first attempt to tackle data protection with the tools of competition law. Can, or should, the EU follow suit?

12:00, 19th March 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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Parliamentary Privilege: An Outdated Right?

The #metoo campaign briefly stagnated in the UK following the granting of a temporary injunction on the identity of a high-profile allegation of sexual misconduct. However, using 'Parliamentary privilege', Lord Hain controversially revealed the identity of the alleged abuser to be Sir Philip Green.

12:00, 13th November 2018
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The Gay Cake Case: Lee v Ashers Baking Company

For the past four years, fierce debate has surrounded whether a Christian couple could legally refuse to serve a cake adorned with the message 'Support Gay Marriage'. The Supreme Court recently considered whether this was lawful freedom of expression or bigoted discrimination.

12:00, 23rd October 2018
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Sports Arbitration Revisited Pt II: Mutu and Pechstein v Switzerland

Following the recent case of RFC Seraing and Doyen Sports Company v FIFA and Others [2018], the ECtHR took a look at the concerning world of mandatory arbitration clauses in sports contracts in the hugely important Mutu and Pechstein v Switzerland [2018], handed down last week.

12:00, 16th October 2018
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Sports Arbitration Revisited Pt I: Mutu and Pechstein v Switzerland

Following the recent case of RFC Seraing and Doyen Sports Company v FIFA and Others [2018], the ECtHR took a look at the concerning world of mandatory arbitration clauses in sports contracts in the hugely important Mutu and Pechstein v Switzerland [2018], handed down last week.

12:00, 9th October 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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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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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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