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Examining Divorce Law's ‘Intellectual Dishonesty’ in Owens v Owens

The Court of Appeal's decision in a case from earlier this year received significant coverage, as the judges' powerful criticism of the current law reignited a debate about its rationale. With the case set to hit the Supreme Court, our Editor in Chief examines whether it might be time for reform.

11:00, 11th August 2017
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Eli Lilly v Actavis: Widening the Scope of Patent Protection

A case of fundamental importance to the future of many patent claims was heard by the Supreme Court earlier this month. The decision, which appears to provide better protection for patent holders against competing inventions, might cause more problems than it solves.

11:00, 28th July 2017
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Alright for SAAMco? Redefining Negligence for the Legal Profession

The scope of negligence liability faced by legal professionals was authoritatively determined in the late 1990s; the law was stable and well-known. But a Supreme Court decision from earlier this year heralded a new approach - so should lawyers start to worry, or breathe a sigh of relief?

11:00, 11th April 2017
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Appointing Justices of the Supreme Court

The appointment of a judge to a country's Supreme Court is an extremely important decision. It is vital that the selected candidate is properly qualified to provide judgments often concerning some of the most complex and uncertain areas of law. Should politics play any role in these appointments?

12:00, 24th November 2014
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Prisoners’ Voting Rights: Addressing the Unaddressed

Prisoners’ voting rights are frequently debated, clearly representing an area of law ripe for reform. Joseph Switalski discusses the rationale that underpins why prisoners are denied the right to vote and how that policy is reconciled within the wider aims of the criminal justice system.

11:15, 11th September 2014
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A Redefined Equitable Remedy

If you have placed somebody in a position of responsibility whereby they are to act on your behalf for your benefit, assuming a fiduciary position, should a bribe they receive in breach of their duties be a proprietary interest of yours? According to the UKSC, it should. Equity is marching onwards.

11:00, 8th September 2014
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Liability in War

A decision from the UK Supreme Court last year provided for the Ministry of Defence's liability in failing to adequately train and equip soldiers in instances that had been presumed to fall within the scope of 'combat immunity'. Jessica Johnson discusses the progression of state liability in war.

11:00, 4th September 2014
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Controversy behind the Scottish Referendum: Prisoners’ Voting Rights

The referendum on Scottish independence will be held on Thursday 18th September, as provided for under the Scottish Referendum (Franchise) Act 2013. However, as Ivonna Beeches discusses, the referendum has controversially reawakened the ongoing debate of the ineligibility of prisoners to vote.

11:00, 29th August 2014
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A Gilded Cage is Still a Cage

A recent decision of the UK Supreme Court has demonstrated how protection of human rights is provided to everyone regardless of any disability. Jade Rigby discusses how the the Supreme Court's decision will ensure the protection and recognition of the rights of those that require care from others.

11:00, 23rd June 2014
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Recent Decisions Avail to Clarify 'Piercing the Corporate Veil'

The Supreme Court has recently brought some clarification to the corporate veil principle. Lord Sumption suggested in Prest that the veil would only be lifted where separate legal identity has been used for the purpose of fraud.

12:45, 23rd November 2013
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The role of the UKSC recently determined following Chester and McGeoch

The relationship between the UK and Strasbourg has been incredibly beneficial for the development of the protection of human rights. The decision of the UKSC in Chester and McGeoch has clarified how the Rule of Law is upheld and determined their constitutional position.

07:30, 11th November 2013
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