Tag Archive for: rule of law

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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Commercial Awareness – Battling Big Tech

Commercial Awareness - Battling Big Tech

In our previous commercial awareness articles, we have written about the effects big data, cyrptocurrency, and blockchain are having on the markets and the legal challenges that come with them. As previously noted, whilst some of these advancements are advantageous, they also run the risk of allowing large tech companies too much control...

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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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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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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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My visit to court and why you should do the same!

My visit to court and why you should do the same!

As law students I recommend you go and see court trials to see how they work, and what a court room looks like. It is not difficult to get there, you just need to plan your time carefully and simply not be too shy to ask as many questions...

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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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Tom Bingham Memorial Essay Prize 2017

Tom Bingham Memorial Essay Prize 2017

Every year, the OULS and the OU Law School commemorate the Rt Hon the Lord Bingham of Cornhill (1933-2010), otherwise known as Tom Bingham, author of the infamous ‘Rule of Law’ that is a staple of all law student’s book collections. This annual commemoration is held in the form...

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