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Commercial Awareness – Blockchain Technology

Commercial Awareness – Blockchain Technology

Last month we wrote about cryptocurrency and its potential effect on the markets. This month we’ll discuss blockchain technology. Blockchain and bitcoin are used interchangeably but they are distinctly different. Bitcoin is a controversial currency and utilises blockchain technology, whereas blockchain technology itself is not so controversial and has...

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Commercial Awareness – Cryptocurrencies

Commercial Awareness - Cryptocurrencies

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years, you will know cryptocurrencies are dominating the financial news. Even law firms are taking an avid interest in them, and they are a hot topic for an ambitious law student to show off their commercial awareness...

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Commercial Awareness – Big Data

Commercial Awareness - Big Data

When e-receipts in physical stores were introduced I welcoming them, as I was forever losing paper receipts in my handbag. When contactless payment methods were announced I was also happy as they are really convenient when trying to complete a million tasks on my lunch break. However, when I...

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Introducing Amicus – Internships, training and more

Introducing Amicus - Internships, training and more

What is Amicus? Amicus is a London-based charity that fights for justice on death row by supporting US attorneys on the front line. Support is provided remotely or through internship placements. Why join Amicus? The key benefits to joining Amicus as a student are access to the training and...

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Are the new Stamp Duty changes a step in the right direction?

Are the new Stamp Duty changes a step in the right direction?

Commercial awareness is a vital skill for any prospective law graduate. With that in mind it pays to always keep informed of current events and changes in government policy. One major event in which new policies are announced, and on which students should keep an eye on, is the...

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Upcoming Mooting opportunities…Don’t miss your chance to get involved!

Upcoming Mooting opportunities...Don't miss your chance to get involved!

Mooting season is in full bloom and for that reason the mooting coordinators want to let you know of some competitions that you are able to enter yourselves regardless of whether the OULS is entering a team to officially represent the Open University. Whilst coaching cannot be guaranteed it...

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The Solicitors Qualifying Examination – Underperforming?

The Solicitors Qualifying Examination – Underperforming?

As we know, the proposed SQE (Solicitors Qualifying Examination) replacing the LPC will require future solicitor hopefuls to pass a new exam, along with gaining two-years of qualifying experience, in order to legally qualify. The implementation of the reform is full speed ahead and expected to be implemented no earlier than September 2020....

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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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