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Pimlico Plumbers v Smith: Clearing a Blockage in the Employment Law Pipe?

The Supreme Court's recent judgment in Pimlico Plumbers v Smith [2018] highlighted the difficulties facing employment law that have arisen following dramatic changes in the employment market, but disappointed many employment lawyers through its refusal to be more intrusive in making change.

11:00, 27th July 2018
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A Global Perspective on Anti-Suit Injunctions

Anti-suit injunctions are a key way in which a party to an arbitration agreement can protect their right to bring a claim according to its terms. But the extent to which they are welcomed varies in different jurisdictions, in a way that seems linked to the underlying origins of each legal system.

11:00, 4th July 2017
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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 22nd May)

Understanding the complex world of commerce is vital for aspiring commercial lawyers. Keep Calm Talk Law's fortnightly round-up remains on course, providing a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

15:00, 30th May 2017
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The Recoverability of Pre-Action Costs: An Unfair Balance

The Jackson Reforms of 2013 introduced an element of fairness into the management of costs in civil litigation. Though largely successful, when combined with the Pre-Action Protocol, it is clear they were not comprehensive enough to afford protection to defendants on the issue of pre-action costs.

12:00, 24th January 2017
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The Internet: A Force for Good or a Nuisance in Litigation?

In a world where information is more freely available and widespread than ever, comparable with the trend in medicine for self-diagnosis, clients have often done a lot of research before speaking to lawyers. However, is this always a good thing, or can it be a nuisance in litigation adding to cost?

11:00, 6th April 2016
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Legal Professional Privilege and the Snooper's Charter

Legal Professional Privilege has been a vital principle in common law since 1577. It underpins justice; Lord Bingham once said that without it "everyone would be thrown upon his own legal resources". However the draft Investigatory Powers Bill threatens to undermine this important principle.

12:00, 30th December 2015
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ADR: The Future of Litigation

We are fortunate to live in a democracy and a country that, as far back as 1215 enshrined in its laws a desire for and reverence of justice. Traditionally, we have been an international leader in access to the courts. However, traditional litigation is making way for new forms of dispute resolution.

12:00, 3rd November 2015
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The Ominous World of Investor-State Dispute Settlement

On 21 July 2015 a Canadian gold mining company announced that it had initiated international arbitration proceedings against the Romanian government pursuant to a bilateral investment treaty. A similar loss of sovereignty could be felt by the UK if it enters the TTIP with provision for arbitration.

11:00, 5th October 2015
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Digital Courtrooms: Forsaking Lawyers at the Price of Justice?

In the midst of the Lord Chancellor’s dismantling of the justice system, there is a hastened need for procedural reform. The latest installment includes eBay like dispute resolution, settling small claims (<£25,000) via web forms and telephone calls. Is this the end for lawyers in small claims?

11:00, 8th April 2015
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