UK Law

Are We Going To Be Left With The Jobs Robots Don't Want?

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Tech
Fiona Hotston Moore

It is this: good jobs are being replaced by robotics at an accelerating pace and across many walks of life. Now even sleuthing, which might have seemed a sanctuary for purely human endeavour, is being challenged by software. Sherlock who?

What Can History Teach Us About The Implementation Of AI, Automation And Other Job Reducing Technologies?

Jasnoop Cheema | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Tech
Jasnoop Cheema

The term 'luddite' originally referred to those who opposed the job losses brought on by the Industrial Revolution.  So, are those that oppose the th...

What's In A (Nick)name?

Wayne Beynon | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Wayne Beynon

Earlier this month, cereal company Kellogg's took action against Australian tennis player Thanasi Kokkinakis to stop him using his nickname 'Special K...

I Met The Men Who Killed My Son

Sandra Poole | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
Sandra Poole

life less ordinary banner Initially the lads blamed one another - eventually they were charged with murder and when the case reached Crown Court they changed their pleas to manslaughter. I felt cheated of the chance to hear them answer publicly for their actions. I was able to read my Victim Impact Statement to the court in full and I could see in the faces of the two men the dawning realisation, as they slid back in their chairs, of the real impact of their actions.

Not For Wimps: The Pragmatic Case For Human Rights

David Anderson QC | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK
David Anderson QC

Human rights are not the preserve of the faint-hearted. Rather, they legitimise and strengthen both the fight against terrorism and the defence of democracy.

Unmet Legal Need

Bina Patel | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK
Bina Patel

Hogan Lovells alongside the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Pro Bono recently launched a report highlighting the lack of legal services in Lon...

A Staggering Number Of People Are Being Caught Using Their Phones While Driving

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.05.2017 | UK Tech

200 drivers a day were caught using their mobile phone while driving, despite a major government crackdown on the practice. Police in Britain penalise...

The Future Of Media Consumption: Connected And Driverless Cars

Gregor Pryor | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Tech
Gregor Pryor

As the distinction between the driver and the passenger becomes blurred, the demand for increasingly immersive in-car entertainment will rise. But before cars become our 'third living space', there is a plethora of commercial, legal and even ethical considerations to tackle.

Meet Jack Smith...

Dr Siema Iqbal | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK
Dr Siema Iqbal

It wasn't the first time Jack had been stopped. It was almost an airport ritual now, alongside collecting his luggage off the carousel, he came to expect hours of questioning. Jack again, joined the 500,000 that have been stopped under the Schedule 7 Act (2000) and detained, humiliated and questioned since it was introduced yet 99.98% of those stopped are never charged with an offence.

Tories Pledge To Make It Even Tougher For International Students To Come To Britain

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Students and academics have reacted furiously after the Conservative Party pledged to make it even more difficult for international students to attend...

'Corbyn Is Going To Help Us Out' Factory Worker Tells Theresa May Labour Is Right On Wage Rises

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Politics

Today Theresa May finally got to speak to some real people.... It was not all gravy. pic.twitter.com/vk41ifcdGM— #EL4C (@EL4JC) May 9, 2017 A...

Neuralink wants to wire your brain to the internet – what could possibly go wrong?

The Conversation UK | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Over time, phones lost their cords, computers shrunk in size and we figured out ways to make them exponentially more powerful and portable enough to fit in pockets. Eventually, we created virtual realities, and melded our sensate reality with an augmented one.

How Will Human Drivers And Autonomous Cars Share The Road?

Matthew Claxson | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK Tech
Matthew Claxson

As we stand on the verge of a new era of driverless cars, we need to consider the significant challenges this presents for lawmakers and the legal and insurance professions. Importantly, we need to consider the ethical and legal challenges for the decades of transition, when autonomous and human-driven cars will operate side-by-side on the roads.

British Victim Of Stockholm Truck Attack Named

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK

The Briton among four people killed in Friday’s Stockholm truck attack has been named. Chris Bevington, 41, was killed as a truck sped down a busy s...

Could Virtual Reality Stress Training Help The NHS?

Sarah Stanton | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Tech
Sarah Stanton

Prior virtual reality stress training might well have helped staff in that case. Every day, NHS workers face rapidly-evolving situations requiring split-second decision-making. It is no wonder so many television dramas are set in hospitals; A&E wards and mental health units, as they are by their very nature, sites of drama, tension and urgency.

Surrogacy Reform

Andrew Spearman | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Parents
Andrew Spearman

It shouldn't take a car crash for us to react. It shouldn't take sensationalist journalism and broadcasting to prick up your ear. It shouldn't take a parent losing their child for common sense to takeover the driving seat.

Two-Thirds Of Students Are Living In 'Squalor' With Damp, Rats Or No Running Water

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Almost two-thirds of students are currently living in “squalor” due to their landlord’s neglect, new research has revealed. A survey of more th...

Under-25s Earn £610 Less Than Older Colleagues Thanks To The Tories' National Living Wage

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Politics

Under-25s are set to earn £600-a-year less than older colleagues for doing the same work thanks to the National Living Wage, according to a fresh inv...

Are You Too Intelligent To Be The Victim Of A Crime?

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

When my ex-partner tried to murder me by putting a gun to my head, I was at the top of my game. I had reached a point with my PR companies where I was the go-to for giving voice to the voiceless; I was winning awards for making waves in marketing and diversity. Yes, I consider myself to be an intelligent woman. I also had a vast circle of friends and colleagues and a close-knit family. My greatest obstacle to freedom was my own overbearing feeling of shame.

Cambridge Lecturer Who Attended Uni Meeting Naked Champions Prostitution

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A Cambridge University economics lecturer has championed prostitution, saying people with a “great body” should be able to make money by honing th...

From Playgroup To The Court Room - Play-Doh Gets Legal

Wayne Beynon | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK
Wayne Beynon

What's in a smell? Well according to Play-Doh rather a lot. This month US toy giant Hasbro filed a trademark application to protect the smell of Pla...

The Most Surprising Differences Between Laws In The U.S. And The U.K.

Quora | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK
Quora

What are some surprising differences in laws between the US and the United Kingdom? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowled...

Beauty, Beasts And Glitter Pens?

Andrew Spearman | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Spearman

People underestimate both their children's intelligence and ability to identify love in its various forms but also their acceptance of various family models. If it is so easy for a child to accept then I wonder again if these countries are protecting the adults, rather the children.

Landlord Fergus Wilson Says 'No Coloureds' And 11 Others He Won't Let To

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK

One of Britain’s biggest buy-to-let landlords has said he does not want his houses rented to “coloured people because of the curry smell at the en...

Why Won't The Government Act On No Fault Divorce?

Richard Adams | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Richard Adams

One may wonder why, in the 21st century, adults are required to ask for the court's consideration and approval of their decision to get a divorce (no such approval, after all, is required to get married). But it is even more egregious that where there is ample evidence of the damage that acrimonious divorces can do to both the couple and any children they have that the law ultimately requires them to start that process by attributing blame for the relationship breakdown.