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Walking for justice with the OULS

Walking for justice with the OULS

It was 2pm on Monday 21 May 2018 when it started to rain. I have no doubt that, like me,  all the people participating in the  14th annual,  London legal Walk thought as ‘oh bugger!’ Our team, met in a coffee shop to change into our tee shirts before taking...

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The rise of ‘Private’ Justice

The rise of 'Private' Justice

On the 9th May 2018 the Private Prosecutors’ Association (PPA) was officially launched, arising from the fact that private prosecutions are becoming more frequent. The chair of the newly launched PPA highlighted the growth in private prosecutions, and called for a much needed code of conduct for prosecution providers. She said; “We...

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Negotiation for law students: Important sources for additional experience

Negotiation for law students: Important sources for additional experience

No matter what stage of your studies you’re at, reading about negotiation is a smart idea. You also need to practice your negotiation skills regularly, even at the start of your legal studies. Each day you should focus on conversations where you listen to others whilst actively developing your...

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UK intentions ‘patently’ clear – Unified Patent Court Agreement ratified on World IP Day

UK intentions 'patently' clear - Unified Patent Court Agreement ratified on World IP Day

  In an announcement on the 26th April 2018, Minister for IP Sam Gyimah MP confirmed that the UK Government had ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement. This announcement coincided perfectly with World Intellectual Property Day 2018. This news means that eyes will now turn to legal challenges against...

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Justice Delayed: Barristers strike affects murder hearing

Justice Delayed: Barristers strike affects murder hearing

  In reaction to underfunding arising from the Advocates’ Graduated Fee Scheme, the Criminal Bar Association has lead strike action amongst barristers. 55% of its 4,000 members voted 90% in favour of industrial action. As a result, barristers are now refusing to take on legally aided cases, including serious...

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OULS Committee 2018/19 Election Results

OULS Committee 2018/19 Election Results

Another year in the bag! First off let us thank you everyone who submitted nominations for this year’s OULS committee, and to all our candidates. It was an incredible year for the elections with some very tough decisions between excellent candidates! Here is the OULS committee that YOU have...

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Mediation – the process that every law student should recognize

Mediation – the process that every law student should recognize

My dear colleagues, do you have any idea what the mediation process involves? Mediation it is one of my interests because we all have feelings and thoughts. With the amount of people going to court, it provides an excellent tool for conflict resolution. Dr Boileau has shared his thoughts...

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