Civil Law

IP: Can You Copyright an Idea?

Tessa Craythorne takes a look at the interesting debate surrounding the protection of mere ideas, specifically in the context of TV shows.

Can Computer Software be Classed as Goods?

Valentina Georgieva discusses the case law in which the definition of software has been considered, and asks whether software falls within the definition of ‘goods’ under the Sale of Goods Act 1979.

Selfies & the Law: Who really owns your face?

Giovanni Parcou takes a look at the laws surrounding photography put upon social media, specifically looking at ‘selfies’.

Consumer Rights Bill: What It Will Do for You

Natalie Williams discusses the Consumer Rights Bill and the impact it will have on consumers.

The Difficulty with Clinical Negligence

Tessa Craythorne discusses medical negligence in detail, including an explanation of what it is and any difficulties with proving it.

Legal Aid Cuts and the Effect on Children

Gemma Smith gives us a brief history of Legal Aid while then going on to assess the impact that the recent Legal Aid cuts will have on family related legal matters, and in turn children who are exposed to the knock on effects of this, such as the lasting psychological damage.

Legalising Same Sex Marriages

Nishi Sumaria discusses same sex marriage and the important step towards equality that has been taken following the recent legalisation of same sex marriage in Britain.

‘Saviour Siblings’: Should the Law Allow Such Burdens?

Raluca Rosu provides an overview of the debate surrounding ‘saviour siblings’ and how the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and courts have dealt with such cases

The Mystery Behind Fully Secret Trusts

Ornela Markaj takes a look at the mystery behind fully secret trusts, an area that seems to puzzle judges and academics alike.

What is Equity?

Rosie Penny tries to concretely explain the mysterious concept of equity, delving into what underpins this doctrine that runs parallel to the law.