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No Safety, Know Pain: Time to Celebrate the HASWA 1974

Health and safety legislation is invariably greeted with scepticism. Myths concerning bans on conkers and the putting up of Christmas decorations have meant that the importance of the law in this area oft goes unnoticed. But it is time to give credit where it is due.

12:00, 10th March 2017
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Misuse of Private Information: The Failure to Protect the Right to Privacy

Privacy is under threat. The fight against terrorism and the emergence of social media have meant it is increasingly hard to protect information about our personal lives. And, to compound matters, the current remedies for the infringements of privacy rights we do have are simply not sufficient.

12:00, 10th February 2017
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Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There! Reforming the EU

There is now a fourth significant turning point in modern British history - Brexit. Brexit could be the shock that the EU needs to reform. For the European Union to survive, it must understand that member states are significantly frustrated at the way it has operated over the past decade.

11:00, 4th August 2016
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Atmospheric Trust Litigation

The 2015 UN Climate Change Conference in Paris has sparked global debate regarding climate change. Sadly, the yardstick will be the relative inaction of the US and China in response. What are private individuals doing about climate change around the world? Is the atmosphere held on trust for us all?

11:00, 30th March 2016
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Escaping Daddy’s Dance Hall? The Impact of Brexit on Employment Law

It was not apparent in 1972 that the UK’s accession to the European Economic Community would have a fundamental impact on employment law. How would the UK's exit from the European Union affect domestic employment law, if at all? Would it be business as usual for both employers and employees?

12:00, 25th March 2016
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The problem with foreign currency loans

The last ten years has seen a rise in mortgages facilitated by a foreign currency loan (FCL) in Eastern Europe, whereby consumers take out mortgages in a stable currency for peace of mind. However, in some cases they are having to pay double back. What did the European Court think of this practice?

12:00, 26th February 2016
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Control vs. Community – Sacrificing Sovereignty

Informing the debate as part of the Brexit series, Rachel Dean asks: what is UK national sovereignty and how does it work alongside EU membership? Have we lost control of our national affairs since joining? If the answer is yes, what is the most effective and appropriate solution to regaining it?

08:51, 2nd February 2016
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What could ‘Brexit’ mean for UK environmental law and policy?

In the 1970s and 80s, the UK earned the title ‘the Dirty Man of Europe’ as a result of its poor environmental regulation, which has since improved. However, with the possibility of revoking EU membership following the 2017 referendum comes the threat of great lacunae in environmental law.

12:00, 2nd December 2015
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Brexit: Treating The Renegotiations Correctly

On 20 October 2015, Foreign Secretary Philipp Hammond explained on the 'Today Programme' that the government was hoping to secure a legally binding agreement, but not a treaty, to enshrine a new deal between with the EU. However, this statement highlights a misunderstanding of international law.

12:00, 23rd November 2015
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‘The Nuclear Option’: Can states reject Europe and refuse refugees?

Several Eastern European countries voted against a mandatory quota introduced by the EU to relocate migrants. The decision was taken by a qualified majority in the European Parliament, instead of the norm for decisions of gravity; unanimity in the European Council. Could challenge be successful?

12:00, 20th November 2015
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The Impact of the CRA on Financial Services

The CRA 2015 is one of the most significant pieces of UK contract legislation since the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977. It seeks to reform and consolidate consumer law and also implements numerous directives. However, it has the potential to have significant impact on financial service providers.

12:20, 11th November 2015
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Unproductible! Losing Clarity In The Law of Product Liability

A recent European Union case has the potential to greatly increase producers' liability for defective products by awarding damages without it being proven that the actual product was defective. Instead, it only had to be shown the production series had a significantly increased risk of failure.

12:00, 4th November 2015
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Would Brexit make the UK a Safe-Haven for European fugitives?

Sir Hugh Orde, the former head of the Association of Chief Police Officers, has this month shifted the Brexit debate away from economic issues toward issues of European criminal justice. If the UK were to leave the EU, would the UK become a safe haven for European Criminals avoiding extradition?

12:00, 29th October 2015
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Shake up for EU Trade Marks

This year the European Union have introduced changes to the pan-European trade mark system, in the process simplifying the fee structure for taking out protection over multiple classes of goods and services. What might the implications be for businesses and national trade mark protection?

11:00, 24th September 2015
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