Tag Archive for: Brexit

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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The Revolving door of justice: 6th Lord Chancellor in 6 years

The Revolving door of justice: 6th Lord Chancellor in 6 years

Following a prolonged cabinet reshuffle early January, a new lord chancellor has been appointed. David Gauke replaces David Lidington as the 6th(!) lord chancellor in as many years. He also represents a return to legally qualified candidates, and is the first solicitor to hold the position. Who is David...

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My experiences as a non-native English law student

My experiences as a non-native English law student

My dear OULS colleagues let me share with you my experiences as someone who is not a native English speaker, but who is currently studying English law with the intention to pursue a career in the legal sector. Firstly, I would like to emphasise for those taking a similar...

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Fears of legal talent drain post Brexit

Fears of legal talent drain post Brexit

It has been a year since it was voted by the nation to leave the European Union. It is now being said that City firms are worrying about fresh legal talent will not be coming to the UK anymore and will start looking elsewhere. Jonathan Kembery, chair of the...

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Your starter for 10: Who is the new Lord Chancellor?

Your starter for 10: Who is the new Lord Chancellor?

After the particularly cruel combination of a snap general election coinciding with exam season, you may be forgiven for not immediately being aware of the changes arising from the subsequent cabinet reshuffle. One such change is the appointment of a new Lord Chancellor. Liz Truss, who had been widely...

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OU Annual Law Lecture 2017: Brexit – a rocky path to ‘sunlit uplands’ and a chance to win your place!

OU Annual Law Lecture 2017: Brexit - a rocky path to 'sunlit uplands' and a chance to win your place!

The OU Law School is hosting leading EU judge, Sir Nicholas Forwood QC, to speak about his career and challenges in EU competition law, take questions, and share insights on Brexit at ‘The Annual Law Lecture 2017: Brexit – a rocky path to ‘sunlit uplands’’. ‘As the government triggers...

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The Curious Case of Article 50 – The ‘What’, ‘Why’ and ‘Where Next’ of the Article 50 Judgement

The Curious Case of Article 50 - The ‘What’, ‘Why’ and ‘Where Next’ of the Article 50 Judgement

R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union EWHC 2768 (Admin) In what can easily be described as the most important constitutional case of a generation, the High Court has issued a ruling that the Crown does not have the prerogative power to give notice...

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