UK Legal

Women in Business Q&A: Karrie Clinkinbeard, Partner Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale

Laura Dunn | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Laura Dunn

Armstrong Teasdale Recognized by her peers as a Super Lawyers Missouri & Kansas Rising Star for six consecutive years, Karrie Clinkinbeard is an exp...

Does Anyone Really Care If You Lie?

Melissa Davis | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK
Melissa Davis

I'm at the IBA in Vienna this week networking with over 5000 lawyers and I have had numerous conversation about the fate of Volkswagen's brand. To an...

The UK Judiciary - A New Way?

Melissa Davis | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK
Melissa Davis

I can't lie, it was slightly disappointing to see comments in the press last week from Lord Sumption implying that there was no rush to introduce gender equality into the judicial profession.

Hide and Seek: The Right to Privacy

Stefan R M Lancy | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan R M Lancy

Following on from my previous post on the right to be forgotten, a related and ever expanding area of law is that of the right to privacy. It's a cont...

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.

Divorce and Children: How to Approach the Childcare Arrangements

Hayley McCall | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Parents
Hayley McCall

For many people, one of the hardest parts is knowing where to start when trying to sort out the childcare arrangements. Emotions are often running high, the legal process can be intimidating, and the practicalities can be overwhelming.

Should We Set Up Legal Trusts For Our Pets?

Marie Carter | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK
Marie Carter

The point should not be lost that it's so very important to make specific provision for pets. This should particularly be the case if the pet is older or has a medical condition(s) that will make it more difficult for them to be rehomed if the pet owner dies first.

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 Footballers Having Classes on Consent

BBC Radio 5 live | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Sport
BBC Radio 5 live

The devastation to all sides which can be caused by an accusation of a sexual crime was made clear to the players during the session. A former detective with Sussex police put them through the kind of interrogation and explains the forensic examination that a man will face if accused of a sexual crime.

Legal Aid Team: An Animated Response to the Legal Aid Cuts

Jade Jackman | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Politics
Jade Jackman

Joanna Lumley, Maxine Peake and Simon Callow are just a few of the acclaimed actors supporting the project and whose voices are featured in the animation. The film is produced by href="" target="_hplink">Fat Rat Films

The Law Says Obesity is a Disability - The Scales of Justice?

Rob Blakeman | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

Bodybuilding at its highest level is very spiritual and scientific. It requires a Spartan routine that cleanses and detoxifies like nothing else. It is fundamentally stripping away life's inessentials. No manufactured foods. No sugar or sauces, no dessert or snacking on crisps.

Sharing the Responsibility - Shared Parental Leave

Hannah Cottam | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Cottam

Since the late 1970s when women started to return to work after having a family, the workplace has been forced to adapt to a larger and more senior female population. This has led to maternity leave, childcare vouchers, and a more flexible approach to working.

British Comedy Gets the Last Laugh Following Parody Law Reform

Wayne Beynon | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Wayne Beynon

The new Intellectual Property Act 2014 which came into effect last month has effectively legalised the art of parody, a comedic genre which, believe it or not, has until now been classed as illegal.

The Mistrals: An Ill-Wind for EU Arms Transfer Controls

Roy Isbister | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics
Roy Isbister

It is not just France's credibility that's at stake over the way it has handled a sale of two Mistral class assault ships to Russia, but the credibility of the whole EU Common Position on arms transfers.

It's the Next Big Tech Development - Are You Ready for the Internet of Things?

Wayne Beynon | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Tech
Wayne Beynon

Take a look around you now, how many devices are connected to the Internet? For starters there is the one you're reading this article on, be it a laptop, phone, or tablet computer. But what about the other electrical appliances around your home, such as your oven or your washing machine?

Six Tips for a Simple Divorce

Philippa Cunniff | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philippa Cunniff

Whatever the trigger for a couple taking such a step, divorce is never an easy or pleasant experience. But there are approaches which can make it more straightforward and somewhat less personally taxing, particularly if there are children involved.

Maybe Ed Miliband Didn't Go Far Enough - Why Not Sue Big Tobacco for Billions?

Paul Tweed | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Tweed

In my role as an international lawyer I try not to get involved in, or give away my own, political leanings. Indeed, in representing many leading political figures from across the political divide, it has always been wise to err on the side of political neutrality...

If I'd Known Then What I Know Now - Four Essential Considerations for Any Aspiring Law Student

Simon Cairns | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Simon Cairns

Be warned. If you're considering a legal career, make sure you've thought it through carefully... Today, law firms and chambers are expecting more from potential trainees and pupils than ever before. Before embarking on this major journey, start to think about what it is you really want to do and what will make you happy.

Zero Hour Contracts, the Impoverished Elephant in the Room

Tom Johnson | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

Outlaw zero hours contracts and instead ensure that any individual entering a work contract is given a legal guarantee of the number of the minimum number of hours they should be required to work. It might increase the costs for corporations and may in the short term lead to a rise in unemployment, but if the economy is growing as fabulously as George Osborne announces, then the number of jobs should increase to combat this problem.

Jackson, Mitchell and the New eDisclosure Landscape

Nick Patience | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Tech
Nick Patience

You have the Jackson reforms coming in last April, tightening controls on costs and procedures, which was then followed up just seven months later by Mitchell. This reinforced the diktat and was taken by some judges as tightening those controls further still.

The Top 5 Worst Airline Excuses - and How You Can Beat Them

Jakub Kotan | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jakub Kotan

Unexpected events happen all the time and even to airlines. However when something goes wrong in the system, air passengers often feel that they have entered a poker game with embarrassingly low hands.

The Art of Being Authentic

Adrian Kirk | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK
Adrian Kirk

When we experience someone being genuine we believe them. Be that a politician, someone asking for help at work, or the member of staff in a store who genuinely seems interested in helping us. We notice when people are being real, when they forget about trying to impress but come from a genuine desire to connect with us in that moment.

Importance of Trial by Jury

Jonathan Grimes | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK
Jonathan Grimes

It was not the first time, and will not be the last time, that this proposal - or a variation of it - has been or will be proposed. Juries are hard to manage, unpredictable, and disrupt the trial process. So is Lord Thomas right to suggest their role should be diminished further?

Compensation for a Delayed Flight - Can I Win Against an Airline?

Jakub Kotan | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK
Jakub Kotan

Our beloved European Union regulates and directs every other step in our life journey. Each reader may add negative or positive connotation to Brussels' reign depending on personal views on EC unification, but nevertheless, some of this regulating actually carries a great deal of European goodness.

Tripping Up Trunki - What Every Design-Focussed Business Should Know

Ilya Kazi | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Ilya Kazi

Having taken on the 'Dragon's Den', been sent away penniless, and gone on to develop a multi-million pound internationally-successful business, there are few that would begrudge the Trunki suitcase inventor Rob Law his success.