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Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 18th September)

Understanding the complex world of commerce is vital for aspiring commercial lawyers. In a bumper edition before it takes a well-earned break, Keep Calm Talk Law's fortnightly commercial awareness round-up sets out a succinct and manageable guide to the commercial stories you should know about.

20:00, 24th September 2017

Love for Labour Lost? The Taylor Review and the Gig Economy

The Taylor Review's conclusions into modern working practices were controversial, dismissed by some as too weak and others as too invasive. But on closer examination, Taylor seems to have come close to striking the right balance between giving workers protection and maintaining market flexibility.

12:00, 12th September 2017

MWB v Rock: Consideration and Promissory Estoppel on the Move

The law surrounding the doctrine of consideration has been in a state of confusion for many years. When the Court of Appeal sought to rectify this last year, mixed results followed. So when the Supreme Court comes to examine the situation, what have they got to resolve and how should they do it?

12:00, 8th September 2017

Inventing Intention: Problems with Common Intention Constructive Trusts

Common Intention Constructive Trusts allow courts to assign interests in property to persons who have not complied with formality requirements. Though a useful tool for the courts to use upon the break-up of unmarried couples, the courts have - at times - contradicted key principles of property law.

12:00, 25th August 2017

A Problem of Perpetuity: Reconsidering White & Carter and Repudiatory Breaches

Upon a repudiatory breach, the 'innocent' party to a contract can decide whether or not the contract should be terminated. But this right is subject to limitations, one of which is highly controversial. Fortunately, the Supreme Court will soon have the opportunity to resolve this complex debate.

12:00, 22nd August 2017

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

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.

12:00, 11th August 2017

Paid and Displayed: Is the BBC at risk of Discrimination Lawsuits?

The publication of the salaries of the BBC's 96 highest paid stars has shone a light on a major gender pay gap within the corporation. Might these new figures leave it having to fight off pay discrimination lawsuits?

12:00, 21st July 2017

The Last Laugh? The Failure of IP law to Protect Comedians

The law of IP across many jurisdictions has struggled to provide adequate protection for comedians, as demonstrated by an upcoming case in America involving Conan O'Brien. There is evidence that shows comedians have thus resorted to using social norms to protect themselves, and each other.

12:00, 11th July 2017

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