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The EU’s £1.7 billion Demand: is the Democratic Deficit Becoming Worse?

The UK is currently facing an unexpected EU demand for extra funding towards the EU budget in light of recent economic growth. In light of the EU's legislative process, in addition to this recent financial demand, the democratic deficit between Member States' citizens and the EU is deepening.

12:00, 20th November 2014
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Overtime to be Considered for Holiday Pay

At the beginning of November 2014, the Employment Appeal Tribunal handed down an eagerly anticipated judgment in respect of whether employers should take into account their employees' overtime when calculating holiday pay. In a landmark decision, HHJ Langstaff held that employers should do so.

12:00, 19th November 2014
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Britain First: An Affront to Liberal Democratic Values

This week's by-election contest in Rochester will include Britain First: an extreme right-wing political party that, amongst other things, campaigns against Muslims in Britain. This reprehensible political party demonstrate a need for constitutionally entrenched human rights protection in the UK.

12:00, 18th November 2014
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The EU Data Protection Regulation and UK Business

In 2012, the European Commission proposed major reforms to the protection of personal data by publishing a draft Data Protection Regulation. This draft Regulation is unlikely to come into effect for at least three years, yet data collectors face a dramatic increase in their responsibilities.

12:00, 4th November 2014
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Facebook Consumes WhatsApp

Facebook's recent acquisition of WhatsApp represents one of the biggest acquisitions ever seen at a staggering cost of $19 billion. During the process of the deal, the European Commission carefully decided that the two companies were not close competitors in order to approve the acquisition.

12:00, 16th October 2014
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The Emergence of ODR

Under Civil Procedure Rules, Alternative Dispute Resolution has become an obligatory consideration before the commencement of legal proceedings. Technological advances have allowed for Online Dispute Resolution, making this useful means of dispute resolution more accessible and effective.

12:00, 13th October 2014
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Unified Patent Court - A Real Proposition?

A proposed Unified Patent Court (UPC) would unite patent litigation across the Europe Union (EU). The decisions of the UPC would be enforceable across the EU. Maxi Kussatz discusses the UPC's bases, and its potential to allow patent holders to have greater and wider enforcement of their patent(s).

12:00, 6th October 2014
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Private Enforcement of EU Competition Law: Worth the Risk?

Competition law consists of legal rules intended to protect the process of competition in order to maximise consumer welfare and achieve economic efficiency. Matt Bogdan discusses changes in enforcement of competition law in the European Union and the effects these have on a micro and macro level.

12:00, 1st October 2014
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The truth about the "Sham Marriage Industry"

"Sham marriages” are not unions involving two people who are in a relationship, but a union established to bypass immigration rules. Ivonna Beeches presents a new perspective of the mass press coverage that has affected people's perception of this testing area of law to highlight changes needed.

12:10, 30th September 2014
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When is enough, enough? Balancing the rights of consumers and advisers

The law imposes time limits on when individuals can bring claims to court based upon when the offence or disputed action occurred. Nevertheless, recent claims against financial advisers are demonstrating that their are methods of circumventing the ordinary limitation periods. Is this practice fair?

12:00, 26th August 2014
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Would it be right for the UK to leave the ECHR?

Following recent ministerial dismissals, Conservative policy demonstrating progression towards an exit from the European Convention on Human Rights and/or the European Union appears to be gathering momentum within the party. Emily Clements examines these developments and their possible consequences.

12:00, 22nd August 2014
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Online Gambling: A Jurisdictional Nightmare

Companies operating online bookmakers and casinos have been able to dodge their tax bills, and avoid UK regulation, by relocating abroad, in particular to the Isle of Man, Guernsey, and Gibraltar. However, this is all about to change, with incoming game-changing licensing and tax regulations.

12:00, 21st August 2014
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The Validity of E-signatures

Globalisation has had a huge impact upon the way businesses function. One notable impact has been the increased use of confirming transactions by way of contracts that are signed electronically. E-signatures are recognised internationally, yet, as Maxi Kussatz discusses, not homogeneously.

12:00, 12th August 2014
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From DRIP to an ocean of trouble for the UK Legislature

The introduction of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act in response to the ECJ's judgment in April, amongst other considerations, has demonstrated a blatant disregard for the protection of fundamental rights. Thomas Horton provides a comprehensive analysis of DRIPA and its likely fate.

12:00, 6th August 2014
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