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Through the Looking Glass: Law and Interdisciplinarity

There is a tendency among lawyers to focus solely on the black-letter provisions of the law. By doing so, they neglect a valuable method with which to solve problems: examining the issue through a new lens that offers a different perspective that might shed light on a hitherto unknown solution.

12:00, 5th September 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

Commercial Awareness: The Fortnightly Round-Up (w/b 31st July)

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

18:00, 6th August 2017

Drones, Donald and Distinction: Civilian Protection in Contemporary Warfare

The use of drones in modern warfare highlights ambiguities in the law of armed conflict. Concerns surrounding this have been heightened as the new President undermines the due process and accountability mechanisms that Obama introduced. Under Trump, civilian collateral has become an afterthought.

12:00, 4th 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

Do New Evidence Proposals for Rape Cases Strike a Fair Balance?

New evidence proposals have been given wide coverage in the media. While they may seem ideologically sound, does a close examination of their practicalities lead to questions about whether these reforms could be quite damaging to an area already struggling to strike an intricate balance?

12:00, 7th July 2017

Questions Without Answers: The Grenfell Tower Disaster

While the political fallout from the Grenfell Tower fire has been intensely covered by the media, legal questions that examine the effectiveness of the relevant regulations, as well as notions of accountability, have been given less airtime and scrutiny. But is this an oversight?

12:00, 28th June 2017

Altruism or Exploitation? Fiscal Privileges for Charitable Trusts

A trust that is considered to be for a charitable purpose is given certain fiscal privileges, but it is debated by legal academics and philosophers alike whether these provisions are necessary to encourage the creation of such trusts or unjustifiably risk potential exploitation.

12:00, 26th June 2017

Lord Lester's 'Five Ideas to Fight For' - And How Brexit Changes Them

Lord Lester QC's book, published in April 2016, outlined the importance of fighting for five key ideals. Almost one year and a Brexit vote later, the protection that these principles are afforded is under threat, and the nature and content of the battle for them has changed.

12:00, 21st March 2017

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