A Legal High? Apparently Not.

A Legal High? Apparently Not.

Sunday 5 July 2015 - Ammar Thair

For a decidedly difficult decade, Ryanair has been locked in a legal battle with the struggling Airbus operator, Aer Lingus. The issue dates back to the 27th September 2006, when Aer Lingus floated on the stock exchange at around €2.20, shortly after which Ryanair began to acquire shares in the business. In the following month, […]

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2014: How will it be remembered?

2014: How will it be remembered?

Saturday 21 March 2015 - Egle Kareckaite

2014 may be remembered for various reasons. Perhaps most significantly, it has been a year of political turmoil, both at home and on an international scale. The beginning of autumn witnessed a culmination of the existencial debate in the 307-year-old United Kingdom. Scottish call for independence, dating back to as early as the mid-1800s Home […]

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French Parents Stopped From Naming Child “Nutella”

French Parents Stopped From Naming Child “Nutella”

Friday 20 March 2015 - Joey Lim

In France, it is now illegal to name your child Nutella. On 26th January 2014, a French court ruled that parents of an infant girl could not name their child Nutella and saw fit to rename her Ella in her parents’ absence from court. The judge reasoned that “Nutella is the trade name of a […]

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The DLA Piper Nottingham Open 2015

The DLA Piper Nottingham Open 2015

Wednesday 18 March 2015 - Lily Coulstock-Cockeram

The DLA Piper Nottingham Open 2015, organised by the Nottingham Debating Union, took place on the 28th Feb-1st March in Portland Building, University Park Campus. Debating competitions normally have four or five rounds, with a different ‘motion’ set for each one which teams have fifteen minutes to prepare for. Teams are comprised of two speakers that […]

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Mooting – From a Third Party’s Perspective

Mooting – From a Third Party’s Perspective

Sunday 15 March 2015 - Li Weiqi

So what is ‘mooting’? If you are not already familiar with this term, let me start with a brief introduction. A moot is a simplified, mock appeal where students formulate submissions on legal issues within a hypothetical problem. A moot problem will usually be released in advance to two teams, consisting of a senior and […]

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2015 According to Greece

2015 According to Greece

Sunday 15 March 2015 - Morgan Brooks

It seems as though Greece has not been far from the headlines since the financial crash in 2008. The resultant Eurozone Crisis following 2008 has seen Greece with a bull’s-eye on her head. Will there be a ‘Grexit’, (a clever portmanteau used in the media denoting Greece leaving the Eurozone), will they receive another bailout? […]

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Autumn Statement Summary

Autumn Statement Summary

Tuesday 3 February 2015 - Morgan Brooks

On the 3rd December we saw the announcement of George Osbourne’s Autumn Statement in the House of Commons. The significance of this statement is that it announced the Coalition’s final set of economic policies before the general election next May. As well as introducing new policies, the Chancellor also used the opportunity to give an […]

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Freedom from ill-treatment

Freedom from ill-treatment

Tuesday 3 February 2015 - Iga Wojtasik

This is the last in the series of articles on the work of the Mental Disability Advocacy Centre (MDAC), an international organisation based in Budapest, which fights for the human rights of people with mental disabilities. People with psycho-social and intellectual disabilities are especially vulnerable to abuse and neglect, and this article will attempt to […]

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Law Revue

Law Revue

Friday 5 December 2014 - Yuen Ping Lim

December is here – the term is ending, the winds are howling, due dates are looming, and papers are flying. It feels dreary but it is not all that bad, because the Law Revue is coming and the tickets are now selling! The Law Revue is an annual law-themed stage production produced by your fellow […]

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US Mid-Term Elections

US Mid-Term Elections

Wednesday 3 December 2014 - Morgan Brooks

Bad news for the Democratic Party and President Obama – the Republican Party has taken control of America’s upper legislative house, the Senate, and retained their lead in the House of Representatives. November 4th saw elections taking place for a plethora of different government bodies in America: all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, […]

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Fine and Dandy? The Sentence of Will Cornick

Fine and Dandy? The Sentence of Will Cornick

Monday 1 December 2014 - Tom Parke

Will Cornick was convicted at the beginning of November for the brutal murder of his school teacher, Ann Maguire, in front of his classmates earlier this year. At the time of the murder, Cormick was just 15 years old. He has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, which means that if he serves his […]

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Markets, taxes & falling commodities

Markets, taxes & falling commodities

Friday 28 November 2014 - Ammar Thair

The raging bull of commercial awareness: when it all happens at once, it’s worth taking note. Companies have long found ways to save money, however their recent dealings to save on taxation, particularly the much-publicised efforts of Starbucks, Amazon and Google have raised age-old questions surrounding the ethics of a corporation’s financial activity. Clearly much of […]

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“A Nation of Immigrants” – But For How Long?

“A Nation of Immigrants” – But For How Long?

Wednesday 26 November 2014 - Iga Wojtasik

On Thursday night, US President Barack Obama announced his new immigration policy. The decision has created an echo of controversy in the short time span since, especially from the Republican Party. The plan, which includes the decision to suspend the deportation of some unauthorised migrants, will protect millions of people from the threat of removal. It will […]

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A right to die: the legal perspective

A right to die: the legal perspective

Monday 24 November 2014 - Ee Hsien Tan

Per Lord Hope in R (on the application of Purdy) v DPP, ‘many people view legally assisted suicide as an appalling concept which undermines the fundamental human right to life itself. On the other hand there are those … who firmly believe that the right to life includes the right to end one’s own life […]

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When Faced with Tough Choices, Some Need Help

When Faced with Tough Choices, Some Need Help

Friday 21 November 2014 - Caroline Armstrong-Hall

This week features the second article in the series on challenges in securing human rights for persons with mental and psycho-social disabilities. The right to legal capacity is logically the next topic to visit because it forms the very basis for any person to make their own valid decisions about their mental health and treatment. […]

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A right to die: the moral perspective

A right to die: the moral perspective

Thursday 20 November 2014 - Ee Hsien Tan

It is perhaps highly ironic that with the advancement of medical science in areas of artificial life support and palliative care, issues regarding the appropriateness of terminating life have surfaced. Should it then be viewed as an egregious consideration that contradicts what is at the very heart of medical science: to prolong life and prevent […]

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‘Based on justice and equality’?

‘Based on justice and equality’?

Wednesday 19 November 2014 - Lian Selby

29th October 2014 marked the end of an arduous and emotional four-year battle for Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee, a couple in Singapore who have been together for 17 years. These brave individuals, joined by Tan Eng Hoon, a man arrested in 2010 for allegedly engaging in a homosexual act, spearheaded a historical campaign to […]

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Captain of capsized South Korean ferry faces death penalty

Captain of capsized South Korean ferry faces death penalty

Tuesday 18 November 2014 - Joey Lim

On the morning of the 16th of April, South Korea was struck by its worst ferry disaster since 1970. The MV Sewol was carrying 476 people, along with cargo worth approximately 200 billion Korean won, on its regular route from Incheon to Jeju. Most of the passengers were students from Danwon High School, enjoying a […]

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What the EU has done for us

What the EU has done for us

Saturday 15 November 2014 - Daniel Rainer

Britain’s status in the European Union will undoubtedly be a pivotal issue in next year’s general election.  UKIP now holds nearly 27% of the UK’s allocation of seats in the European Parliament, presumably because of their Eurosceptic stance.  Although the Eurozone crisis has shaken faith in the common market, the main arguments for withdrawal from […]

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Bar Soc

Bar Soc

Friday 14 November 2014 - Oliver Heaton

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury/Advocate Readers! The University of Nottingham Bar Society has been named by the Bar Council of England and Wales as the ‘Best Society’ and I am certain that our committee and members could not agree more! In the last academic year the society ran several successful trips to the Old […]

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Life in the secret state of North Korea

Life in the secret state of North Korea

Thursday 13 November 2014 - Victoria Rowley

As one of the most secretive countries in the world, it is hard for an outsider to get a true picture of what life is like for the average North Korean. Coverage of the country’s affairs in international media predominantly focuses on the state’s nuclear ambitions, its frequent scuffles with its southern neighbours, and its […]

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So you want to be a barrister..?

So you want to be a barrister..?

Tuesday 11 November 2014 - Stephanie Chan

I had always wanted to be a barrister so during my undergraduate years, I tried to transform myself into a good candidate for the BPTC. In my first year, I participated in several open days with Middle Temple, Gray’s Inn and Brick Court Chambers to get a flavour of the life of a barrister. The […]

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Journalism, confidentiality and phone records: round two

Journalism, confidentiality and phone records: round two

Monday 10 November 2014 - Samuel Smith

Since the year-long Leveson Inquiry, many of us have been feeling fatigued by news stories featuring journalists, phone records and privacy issues. We have heard all the arguments on both sides. We have followed, or refused to follow, every twist of the Brooks-Murdock rollercoaster. You would be forgiven for reading this headline and rolling your […]

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Mental Disability Advocacy Centre: Securing Global Mental Health Human Rights Norms

Mental Disability Advocacy Centre: Securing Global Mental Health Human Rights Norms

Saturday 8 November 2014 - Caroline Armstrong-Hall and Iga Wojtasik

One in four Britons suffer from a mental health problem at some point in their life, according to a study published in The Economist. The impact of intellectual and psycho-social disabilities on society is felt in all countries across the world, and in a way that is more widespread and profound than many may realise. […]

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“Revenge porn” – a new criminal offence?

“Revenge porn” – a new criminal offence?

Friday 7 November 2014 - Joey Lim

With the digitalisation of our modern world, individual privacy is becoming increasingly hard to maintain. Cases of privacy violation, particularly through social media, have skyrocketed in the past few years. Amidst the various types of cyberbullying that have come into existence, “revenge pornography” is a new phenomenon which has risen to prominence in recent years. […]

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