UK Law

Protect Your Business: Lobby Against the Government's Plans to Ban Non-Competes

John Hayes | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK
John Hayes

Some people assert that during May, June and July 2016 one or two things have happened in the political and legal world which may impact on business. ...

1,000 Barristers Call For Brexit To Be Voted On In Parliament

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK

More than 1,000 barristers have claimed last month’s vote for Brexit is not legally binding and blamed the “narrow” victory on Leave campaigners...

The Trials of Concentration Camp Guards Should Be Consigned to the Past

Jacob Furedi | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jacob Furedi

The best way to combat contemporary anti-Semitism isn't to rely on the cobwebs of the past. Rather, we need to dedicate our resolve into focusing on the present and targeting its contemporary manifestations head-on.

The Implications of Leave for the UK Workplace

John Hayes | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
John Hayes

This morning, Britain has voted to Leave the European Union. What does this mean for the UK workplace in terms of workplace rights? In short, Britain ...

Vote Leave: To Enrich the Lawyers

John Hayes | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Politics
John Hayes

Brexit may well produce a nasty recession. There may well be years of legal and constitutional uncertainty. But rest easy, the lawyers will be OK.

The UK Modern Slavery Act: The Bottom Line for Business

Cherie Blair | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK
Cherie Blair

While businesses are starting to wake up to this challenge, it is clear from looking at the first of the statements to be published that there remains a long, long way to go. There is no one-size-fits-all easy fix. But some major companies are beginning to give a lead in implementing proportionate, practical policies. Others cannot afford to get left behind, and the latest decision from the High Court again highlights the risk. The human cost is simply too great. Plus, with the added legal, financial and reputational risks - and the spectre of new sanctions if companies do not act themselves - the business case for taking action is now compelling and urgent.

If We Leave Europe, It Will Be Young People Who Suffer the Most

Jack Colyer | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Colyer

The fact is, I need the EU to keep my government in check, I need the EU to control the financial sector that is tearing Britain into unequal chunks of extreme wealth and poverty, but most of all, I need the EU so the British government does not continue to benefit for my generations political apathy, implementing laws that take advantage of our alienation.

The Robot Lawyer Will See You Now

Christopher Markou | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Tech
Christopher Markou

Last month one the largest American law firms, BakerHostetler, announced it had 'hired' a robot lawyer to assist in bankruptcy cases. The robot in question is named ROSS and is marketed as 'the world's first artificially intelligent attorney'.

The Psychoactive Substances Act Means to Benefit Public Health, But Street Dealers and Organised Criminals Will Benefit Most

George Murkin | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK
George Murkin

The fact that the law on new drugs is less bad than our utterly disastrous laws on more well-established drugs isn't a cause for celebration. The government had an opportunity to take control of a risky trade in need of regulation - instead, it's pushed it further underground.

Mystery Celebrity Who 'Harassed Hairdresser' Revealed By US Media

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK

A world-famous singer who allegedly sexually harassed his hairdresser will reportedly be named in the US today, but the British press is gagged once a...

Virtual Reality Goes to Court

Christopher Markou | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Tech
Christopher Markou

2016 is the year that virtual reality goes mainstream. Facebook's Oculus Rift and HTC's Vive headset have rolled out to rave reviews, and just this week Google has announced its Daydream VR platform. Virtual reality has arrived, and is likely here to stay. But beyond appealing to gamers, what other horizons might there be for VR?

Midwife Slams 'Gruesome' Call To Scrap Time Limit For Abortions

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.05.2016 | UK

A midwife who was at the centre of a high-profile court case has called on colleagues to "forcefully refuse" to back the "horror" position adopted by ...

The Celebrity Threesome Injunction Couple WILL Remain Anonymous

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK

A celebrity who wants to keep his and his world famous spouse's names out of a tabloid newspaper story about an alleged extra-marital threesome has wo...

The Government Must Address the Rates of Violence, Self-harm and Suicide in Our Prisons

Bob Neill | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Politics
Bob Neill

The Government has announced an ambitious penal reform agenda, the detail of which will become more apparent after the Queen's Speech this Wednesday. However, with all the best will in the world, the impact of these new reforms will be stunted if the fundamentals are not corrected first.

Tripped Up By Trademarks: Apple Loses out on rights over "IPHONE" in China

Wayne Beynon | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Tech
Wayne Beynon

In the latest of a series of setbacks for Apple in China, a Beijing court has ruled against the global tech corporation in a trade mark battle with a ...

'The Union Has Been Our Voice:' Vulnerable Workers and the Fight for Union Recognition

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

This is what Wilson Ayala Romero tells me when I ask him about his work: "My colleague had a fall at work; she split her head open, hurt her arm and ...

Married Actor At The Centre Of Helen Wood Injunction Is Named By US Media

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Celebrity Threesome Injunction Couple To Remain Anonymous After Court Victory Pressure is mounting for celebrities protected by a series of hi...

Courting Trouble Can Be Seriously Awkward

Kathy Lette | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK
Kathy Lette

If I have any strength as a writer it's putting down on paper the way women talk when there are no men around. Outraged at the treatment of women in rape trials, I wanted to address this issue.

Press Banned From Naming Woman Who Died After 'Losing Sparkle'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK

Journalists have been banned from reporting the name of a woman who died after refusing life-saving treatment, over fears it would infringe her family...

Ministry Of Defence 'Should Be Liable' For Deaths Of Recruits Killed During Training

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.04.2016 | UK

The Ministry of Defence (Mod) should be held to account for the deaths of armed forces personnel killed during training and face prosecution, MPs have...

Are Football Clubs the Last Bastion of Discrimination?

Amanda Jones | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Sport
Amanda Jones

It is not often that my two main interests in life collide. Now they have, but for all the wrong reasons. I'm an employment and discrimination lawyer, but I am also a lover of the beautiful game.

Celebrity Threesome Injunction Couple's Identity Remain A Secret, For Now...

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK

The Supreme Court has postponed making a decision on the celebrity threesome injunction, meaning the press still cannot name the famous couple at the ...

So Many Abused Women and Children Are Being Failed By the Family Courts

Anonymous Survivor | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK
Anonymous Survivor

That first day in the family courts was one of the worst of my life. I was standing in the courtroom, a stern-looking district judge on high. And the man who'd repeatedly raped me, assaulted me, threatened my life and our children's lives, standing just a few feet away. No protection measures in place - nothing.

Celebrity Threesome Couple Appeal To Supreme Court Over Injunction Ruling

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK

Judges are considering whether the man at the centre of the mystery celebrity threesome injunction can go to the Supreme Court to stop his and his hus...

Flipping the Page: A Story on Growth

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

I feel its weight in my hands. Its interesting texture. The unique scent... The release party was wonderful. As we handed out the latest print editi...