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Let Me Take a $elfie

Let Me Take a $elfie

Tuesday 7 June 2016 - Ammar Thair

Have you ever wondered if you could purchase an item by taking a selfie? No? Well, me neither, but Amazon has. Reportedly, Amazon has recently filed a patent for the technology to do just that. What’s more surprising is that they’re not the first company to consider doing this, with news of MasterCard attempting something […]

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Looking Beyond Training Contracts to Kick-Start Your Legal Career

Looking Beyond Training Contracts to Kick-Start Your Legal Career

Friday 1 April 2016 - Sophie Mason

In 2009-10, traineeships were at a low of 4,874 following the double-dip recession in the UK. Fast-forward to 2015, the number of training contracts commencing in England and Wales has risen to around 5,500. Yet, this number fails to live up to the 5,809 traineeships that were available before the financial crisis. These figures hailing […]

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Regina v Stressed-Out Law Student: Joint Enterprise Revised

Regina v Stressed-Out Law Student: Joint Enterprise Revised

Saturday 19 March 2016 - Filip Sys

Facts: At 9:00 am at the Law Faculty, Mr Depressed Law Student and his gang confronted Mr Lecturer. Mr Stressed-Out Law Student came late but was a member of the gang, and wanted to see what was going on. In the ensuing melee, Mr Depressed Law Student struck and killed Mr Lecturer with a Contract […]

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Modern Slavery Act: Wiping out Modern Slavery in UK businesses

Modern Slavery Act: Wiping out Modern Slavery in UK businesses

Saturday 14 November 2015 - Alice Gould

Modern Slavery Act: Wiping out Modern Slavery in UK businesses The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is the 21st Century Europe’s first piece of legislature to explicitly combat slavery and human trafficking. In October businesses with an annual turnover of £36 million or over will have a duty to publish a statement to demonstrate the steps […]

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Foreword to the 2015 Summer Edition

Foreword to the 2015 Summer Edition

Friday 1 May 2015 - Lauren Turner

Dear Advocate readers, Welcome to the spring/summer 2015 edition of Advocate Magazine! We would like to thank all of our sponsors sincerely for their on going support and for allowing us to produce this magazine. Writing this editorial is bittersweet as it marks the end of my fourth year working on this magazine. As such, […]

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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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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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Foreword to the 2014 Winter Edition

Foreword to the 2014 Winter Edition

Monday 1 December 2014 - Lauren Turner

Dear All, Welcome to the Autumn/Winter 2014 edition of Advocate Magazine! Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this magazine. I know many writers have put a great deal of effort into their articles and it is hugely appreciated. We hope you enjoy reading the articles as much as we have. I would also like to warmly thank our […]

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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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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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David Cameron’s Failed EU Renegotiation

David Cameron’s Failed EU Renegotiation

Wednesday 5 November 2014 - Jamie Ball

Last week British Prime Minister David Cameron delivered the latest in his string of ‘European renegotiation’ promises: a pledge to renegotiate immigration policy with the European Union (EU). Unfortunately, along with many of its predecessors, this promise is likely to disappear when next month’s popular political view of the month is announced. This article assesses […]

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Party Conference Season 2014

Party Conference Season 2014

Tuesday 4 November 2014 - Morgan Brooks

With the general election set to take place next year, the 2014 conference season was the last opportunity for Britain’s electoral parties to formulate a plan that will see them into the House of Commons with a majority. The conferences were essentially a litmus test for both party followers and the public. Advocate is here […]

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