Posted by tom.pimenta on the 23rd May 2012.
This is my last blog as LexisNexis Student Associate and I wanted to sum up what the legal world has taught me this year.
Posted by tom.pimenta on the 12th May 2012.
With exams and revision currently occupying students across the country, I am sure that many of us are dreaming of going abroad to relax. Currently the British Pound is strong when compared to the Euro. This has its advantages and disadvantages. So what should you do when this occurs?
Posted by tom.pimenta on the 30th April 2012.
Charles Taylor, the former Liberian president, has been found guilty of 11 charges of aiding and abetting war crimes in Sierra Leone. But is this justice, punishing the leader who ordered these crimes to occur, or should the men who carried out the actual crimes also be held liable for what they have done?
Posted by tom.pimenta on the 20th April 2012.
Anders Breivik has appeared in the Norweigen courts this week for his trial after killing 77 people last July. His 'calm' and seemingly 'proud' delivery when answering questions in court has led to outrage across the world.
Posted by tom.pimenta on the 13th April 2012.
If you are looking for a brief break from studying for exams, but don't want to feel guilty about abandoning law for any lengthly time, then take a look at All About Law's new article on weird laws that are soon to be repealed in the UK.
It is soon to be illegal to do any of the following:
- ride a cow whilst intoxicated
- to eat a swan without the Queen's permission
- to fire a cannon within 300 yards of a house
- to wear a suit of armour whilst entering the Houses of Parliament (or to take in weapons)
Posted by tom.pimenta on the 9th April 2012.
Theresa May is proposing to remove the exception to deporting convicted criminals on the grounds that they have a family tie to the UK and to do so would be in breach of the ECHR.
Posted by tom.pimenta on the 31st March 2012.
The Guardian has just published a list of the injunctions and superinjunctions that have been taken out in the past five years. Of course, many of these are well known anyway, as the newspapers would not exactly hold back in publishing these kinds of details.
Posted by tom.pimenta on the 23rd March 2012.
A recent case in the Crown Court raised the issue over whether Muslim women should be allowed to wear a veil in court. The woman in this case was a juror, who was asked to step down from her role on the jury after stating that she prefered to keep the veil on.
Posted by tom.pimenta on the 19th March 2012.
Sunday: a holy day to the religious public, that awkward day at the end of the weekend when you don’t really know what to do, for the non-religious. With George Osborne allegedly close to announcing emergency legislation to allow longer trading on Sundays during the Olympics, the issue has been raised as to whether this is a positive step, which recognises the needs of the largely atheist British society and of course boosts the economy, or whether it is the final nail in the coffin of protecting Sunday as the day of rest and family time.
Posted by tom.pimenta on the 12th March 2012.
The government is to agree to legislation that will make many acts of harassing behaviour criminal offences. This has strengths in that it will bring heavy punishments for acts such as stalking, however, could it be interpreted too pedantically and lead to people fearing giving compliments in case they get a criminal record for it.