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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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Grenfell Tower Fire: A Turning Point for Corporate Manslaughter?

The Grenfell tower fire in June 2017 proved to be the largest loss of life in London since World War Two. Due to its seriousness, the tragedy could set yet another milestone in the shape of sculpting the law surrounding the recently created 'corporate manslaughter' offence.

12:00, 20th 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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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 Battle for Survival: CVAs and their Impact on Landlords

CVAs are mechanisms agreed by companies and their creditors in order to stave off administration; they buy the company time to restructure their debt and business to survive. However, the effect of such arrangements on landlords can be damaging: they need to be aware of the risks.

12:00, 10th August 2018
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Commercial Awareness: Law Firms Floating on the Stock Market

Law firms, which have traditionally operated as limited liability partnerships for centuries, have increasingly begun transitioning to public companies and floating on the stock market. This represents a highly important change in the legal industry that should not be underestimated.

12:00, 3rd August 2018
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No Limits on Ltds: Defending the Right of Corporations to Sue in Defamation

Defamation law has gradually widened throughout the years. However, controversy has arisen over whether or not companies, which grant high value to goodwill, should be able to sue when defamed by an individual. Australia has adopted a approach; should English law consider it?

12:00, 20th July 2018
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A New Rule for Company Groups? Knowingly Allowing a Subsidiary to Act Illegally

The current law on company groups allows too much scope for involuntary, unsecured creditors to lose out. Creating a new offence of knowingly allowing a subsidiary to act illegally offers protection to these creditors, without encroaching unduly on the principle of corporate legal personality.

12:00, 4th May 2018
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Corporate Liability to Third Parties: Where We Were and Where We Are

Common law doctrines and the idea of companies having separate legal personality resulted in harsh consequences for third parties to commercial contracts. Therefore, the Companies Act 2006 represented a welcome mass overhaul of the previous unsatisfactory law.

12:00, 6th April 2018
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Breaking the Trust of Football Fans: The Rangers FC Tax Case

A recent Supreme Court decision confirmed the illegality of a tax avoidance scheme utilised by Rangers Football Club during the Noughties. Though this case appears, at first glance, to be confined to the realm of tax law, it also impacts on the position of the beautiful game in modern society.

12:00, 18th August 2017
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Vulnerable Securities: The Frailties of The Floating Charge

The floating charge - a valuable instrument in secured financing transactions - is subject to a number of disadvantages compared to its counterpart, the fixed charge. Though potentially justifiable by reference to insolvency policy, the legislature may wish to consider options for reforming this.

12:00, 14th July 2017
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On Filters and Votes: Examining Snap's IPO

Technology companies have been increasingly exploring new corporate governing structures, as exemplified by the company behind Snapchat. After its recent IPO, the current make-up of Snap Inc highlights some of the main issues that arise from such arrangements.

12:00, 9th May 2017
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The PSC Register: Looking Behind the Corporate Veil

The Persons of Significant Control Register, due to introduced early next year, significantly changes the way in which organisations and individuals can conceal the true ownership of UK limited companies. Whilst some concessions to business were made, the PSC is a strong move for transparency.

12:00, 5th May 2015
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Israel’s Booming Hi-Tech Industry

Israel has had an astounding year of foreign investment, most notably in its Hi-Tech industries. With tech giants such as Dropbox, Microsoft and Amazon making Israeli acquisitions, is the future looking bright? What opportunities might this present for UK companies with international presence?

12:00, 18th March 2015
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