UK Law

A Grades Alone Won't Pave Your Way to Success

Janvi Patel | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK
Janvi Patel

A level and GCSE results have now been released and the nerve-wracking wait is finally over for thousands of students around the country. As we hear ...

Revenge Porn: Educate to Help the Private Stay Private

Rebecca Toman | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Tech
Rebecca Toman

We need a hard hitting, informative and widespread campaign on the issue not only to educate the perpetrators of revenge porn about the consequences of their actions, but also warn potential victims about the risks involved, and how these can be minimised.

What Does a One Nation Justice Policy Mean in a Global Legal Marketplace?

Andrew Wigley | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Wigley

According to Portland Communications' annual study of corporate litigation, London is the international dispute resolution centre of choice with 63 per cent of all litigants coming from outside the UK. But it is not always a mutual choice.

Legal Fees and Cancer Drugs: The Cost to the NHS Is the Same

Adam Staten | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK
Adam Staten

Last year the NHS spent £1.1 billion to settle legal claims and this is expected to rise to £1.4 billion this year. The majority of this money does not go to the injured parties. To put this expenditure into context, the NHS spends approximately £1.3 billion annually on cancer drugs.

The Seven Veils of Animal Experiments

Dr Nick Palmer | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK
Dr Nick Palmer

One of the requirements for any public debate is that the facts are clear. We may have different views from animal researchers, but if the public is to have a sensible discussion about animal experiments, they need some basic facts:

Prince George - To Pap or Not to Pap?

Amber Melville-Brown | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK
Amber Melville-Brown

So, do we have a reasonable expectation of privacy when we are out and about in public? No. Not unless we are doing something intrinsically private. Does a child have a greater right to privacy than an adult? Well... Courts the world over, are generally more protective of the rights of the vulnerable, including children, than those of John Smith or Jane Doe.

These Early Days Have Shown a Recklessness From the Government When It Comes to Our Rights and Freedoms

Bella Sankey | Posted 09.08.2015 | UK Politics
Bella Sankey

These early days show a recklessness from the Government when it comes to our rights and freedoms, systematically dismantling the tools which protect the ordinary and the vulnerable and re-writing the rule-book.

The Scottish Limitation Period on Child Abuse Needs to Be Revised ASAP

Zahra Razavi | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK
Zahra Razavi

It's clear that this change in legislation is long overdue, and despite practical concerns about how to revise the law, the Scottish government's extensive consultations with NGOs, charities and companies with a solid understanding of historical child abuse is laudable.

When Online Security Conflicts With Online Scrutiny, Is Security the Loser?

Susan Hall | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Tech
Susan Hall

Communications data includes data about who people communicate with, how and when they do so, how long conversations last. However, the new proposals are likely to go further than previous attempts, by requiring compilation and retention of web-logs and browser histories and, crucially, by forcing decryption of encrypted communications.

Putting Prisons Right

Juliet Lyon | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Politics
Juliet Lyon

To achieve the radical reform Michael Gove is considering, means not only putting prison right but also putting it in its place. The Justice Secretary must reserve imprisonment as a punishment of last resort for serious and violent offenders in a balanced justice system. That is the right thing to do.

The Importance of the Mentoring Match

Janvi Patel | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK
Janvi Patel

The importance of "mentoring" within the corporate world is widely discussed these days: by leadership and HR teams to assist with talent retention, t...

An Agenda for Change

Jacob Tas | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Politics
Jacob Tas

Investment in communities is essential for any government. Nacro and other organisations like us change lives and transform communities. Our work is difficult and complex. It is rooted in working with individuals and communities to move people forward and help people to see and reach their potential.

Breeding Bad - The True Cost of Irresponsible Pet Breeding

Rachael Millar | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK
Rachael Millar

Before you allow your cat or dog to have a litter, ask yourself - what's the true cost of breeding pets for a bit of extra cash?

The Church and Magna Carta

Andrew Watson | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK
Andrew Watson

And as I (along with thousands of others) plan to travel to a muddy field in a far-flung corner of my Diocese in the early hours of Monday 15 June 2015 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the "greatest constitutional document of all time", I do so with renewed confidence in the role of the Church and the Judeo-Christian tradition in shaping the values of our democracy

Consider Evidence, Not Emotion or Off-The-Shelf Opinion, on 'Right to Die'

Baroness Ilora Finlay | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Baroness Ilora Finlay

I don't bulk-buy my opinions. I don't rely solely on emotion, polls of the general public or even the views of "people like me", to determine my position on where the balance of the law should rest. I consider the evidence.

This Inventor Is No Patent Troll

Patrick Racz | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
Patrick Racz

You'd never know from reading the headlines and the one sided reporting, that a real inventor with a legitimate claim for willful patent infringement was behind the case of Smartflash LLC v Apple Inc. Many readers will be aware of the old adage "never let the truth get in the way of a good story" but in this case the real story and the facts are probably far more interesting than the myth being proffered by Apple. Patent Troll... screamed the headlines around the world, after we soundly defeated Apple at trial, won a unanimous verdict for willful infringement and a Jury award for $532.9million.

Service Based Industries Are Logging-On to Provide Digital Platforms

Reuben Sagar | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech
Reuben Sagar

For years, retailers have been heavily investing in their e-commerce platforms to help them increase margins, improve services and widen their offering. Today, the average pushed-for-time family wouldn't hesitate to buy their groceries online and we all use Amazon to buy - well, everything.

Palliative Care Bill - We Need More Efficient and Equitable Care and Support for Those Most in Need

Baroness Ilora Finlay | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Politics
Baroness Ilora Finlay

With 355,000 people a year in need of palliative care in England alone, this conversation seems long overdue. The recent 'Dying without Dignity' report highlighted the problems and failings of a system that has the knowledge of what needs to be done but fails to make it happen.

Shouldn't The Punishment Fit The Crime?

Marie Carter | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
Marie Carter

Barely a week goes by without there being yet another story in the media about animal cruelty. Thanks to social media, we are now regularly confronted on Twitter and Facebook news feeds by images of extreme pet neglect and abuse.

Being 'The Best You' Video Interview

Lauren Riley | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
Lauren Riley

I recently interviewed for personal development magazine The Best You, who aim to inspire and motivate people. During the interview I told my story,...

The Move to Speed Up Justice in the Queen's Speech Will Benefit Tens of Thousands

John Higginson | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK
John Higginson

For justice to be fair it must be swift. We will never get back the two and a half years we spent awake at night worrying about whether she would be jailed and the affect that would have on our children aged three and one. But this change in the law will mean that other innocent people do not suffer the same fate.

Studying Law at University

Luke Shelley | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Luke Shelley

University Law admissions officers seek out individuals who can ultimately prove a strong and uniquely pursued interest in law: personal initiative in obtaining legal experience; and a strong academic foundation suited to an LLB Law syllabus. These qualities will separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to comparing Law school applications of similar base academic achievement.

Sky Call Up Skype on Trademark Dispute

Wayne Beynon | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Tech
Wayne Beynon

Earlier this month the European General Court upheld a ruling in Sky's favour, deeming that Sky and Skype's respective brand names sounded too similar and may lead to 'customer confusion'. This is the latest in a 10 year legal battle over Skype's right to have the word 'Sky' within their name.

The Danger of Trying to Police Britishness

Bob Morgan | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

Theresa May and David Cameron say the Queen's Speech will contain proposals to limit the 'harmful activities' of extremists and to promote 'British values' and to stop activities that would undermine democracy. As simplistic political rhetoric it sounds a very obvious and desirable thing to do. Who can argue against that idea? But - it could be damaging to the very thing it is intended to protect.

Concerning the European Union

Lewis Worrow | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics
Lewis Worrow

Our position in the European Union is one that is a benefit to us as a country, and the renegotiation process has already begun to ensure that the United Kingdom can secure better terms.