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Why you need to gain shadowing experience and how to get one!

Compas Chambers, Edinburgh

  My dear colleagues, I would like to encourage you seek out a shadowing experience at the very beginning of your legal studies. Not all Chambers publicise information about possibilities to get practical experience for law students. The Chamber that I personally recommend for students in Scotland is beautiful...

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Cryptocurrency and divorce

Last year, Catherine Howell (OULS  Reporter, 2016-2017) wrote about cryptocurrencies questioning their place in society and legislation. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, Catherine explained that cryptocurrencies are  “a form of digital money which is currently not tied to any centrally regulatory body”.  Bitcoin, divorce and non-disclosure In the past, conversation...

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Dates announced: OULS  internal mooting competition

The OULS Mooting team are pleased to announce the initial details of the OULS  internal mooting competition, now named The Gary Slapper Memorial Mooting Award.  The competition, which is open to all OULS members, has been renamed the Gary Slapper Memorial Mooting Award in honour of the late Gary Slapper Professor Gary...

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Lawyers in government

OU graduate, James Coupe, explains what life is life as a Government Legal Department trainee looks like and how his assessment day was structured. Day to day work as a GLD trainee What does the average day in the life of a Government Legal Department (GLD) trainee look like?...

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The Secret Barrister, Barrister strikes and a £15 million pay out!

Criminal barristers have recently taken a vote and accepted a £15 million pay out from the government to stop strikes against the new Advocates Graduate Fee Scheme. To the lay person the offer on the table seems more than reasonable but when things are put into perspective is £15m...

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Third woman in history appointed to UK Supreme Court

The Supreme Court judges as of October 2017

Amongst the three judges appointed to the supreme court yesterday was Lady Justice Arden DBE, who becomes the third woman to be appointed as a Supreme Court judge since its creation in 2009.  Lady Arden will sit alongside Lady Hale, the first woman to be appointed to the role...

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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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