15th May 2012
This illustrates the main criticism of capital punishment – that there is a constant potential for innocent people to be executed. A study conducted by Professor James Liebman and 12 students, entitled ‘Los Tocayos Carlos: An Anatomy of a Wrongful...
8th May 2012
This is new proposal to be announced in the Queen's speech about planned legislation for the new session of Parliament, which takes place tomorrow. Currently, there is no specific offence for driving while under the influence of drugs. While...
25th April 2012
This article responds to the case of Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes  All ER (D) 121 (summary available on 'Today's Cases' in the 'Cases' tab of Lexis library) in the UK Supreme Court, which ruled that employers can implement a compulsory...
21st April 2012
This is a slightly out of date post now, given that the last episode in this series was shown on 5th April. However, for any one with an interest in capital punishment or the criminal justice system, this series is definitely worth a watch.
8th April 2012
Happy Easter all,
Here is an article exploring some of the strange, mythical rules which are often said to be legally binding in the UK (e.g. the illegality of eating mince pies on Christmas day, and the apparent privilege of Chester citizens to...
23rd March 2012
The government has proposed to bring in a minimum price for alcohol of 40p per unit in a bid to combat the issue of binge drinking in British culture. While the intentions behind the proposal are laudable, I personally have doubts as to how effective...
19th March 2012
The national minimum wage for adult workers, as it currently stands, is £6.08 per hour (SI 2011/2345 National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2011, s. 3). In October 2012, this is set to increase to £6.19 per hour (an increase of 11p per hour)....
8th March 2012
This is quite an important development concerning the issue of how legal aid is to be affected by the proposed cuts by the government. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill is currently struggling its way through Parliament,...
20th February 2012
Thought I'd share this fairly unusual case of using CCTV footage to identify a suspect, as I'm currently trying to revise for a criminal litigation exam among other things:...
19th January 2012
Thought I might briefly mention this as I'm currently studying insolvency at the minute, and Kodak have been a well-known company for a number of years (it is, perhaps suprisingly, 133 years old) . It falls within the jurisdiction of US law (it is a...
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