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Qualcomm moves to the UK

Andrew Sanger explores the attempt by Qualcomm, a mobile phone chip manufacturer, to break into the European market, namely the United Kingdom. Andrew looks at how Qualcomm is aiming to establish a foot in the market. He also looks at the different law firms that have been involved in the process.

The Apprentice – Two Lawyers Go Head to Head

Lisa Herring looks at the two solicitor candidates competing in The Apprentice. Lisa looks at the background of the two candidates, what they have (or have not) brought to the show and what the future holds. This article is a must read for the low-down on the two solicitors in The Apprentice.

Scottish Independence: Tearing up the Constitution

Rebecca Stinson considers what the public law ramifications would have been if Scotland were to have become an independent nation.

Are the Recent Changes to Flexible Working Legislation Too Harsh on Employers?

Iona Wilson discusses the recent changes to flexible working hours. Iona explores the problems facing companies, why the legislation has been changed and what this means for employees and the companies who offer flexible working hours. Iona also looks at how the changes affect both large and small businesses.

The Myth of Legislative Supremacy

Rebecca Stinson takes a look at the role of Parliament and to what extent theories surrounding the concept of legislative supremacy translate into reality.

The judiciary and assisted suicide: a horse of a different colour- a considered response to Rebecca Stinson

Lewis Graham takes a look at Rebecca Stinson’s article about assisted suicide and provides another perspective on the controversial issue and considers other implications of recent case law.

War Crimes: the ICRC and Video Games

Maud Kadye evaluates the International Committee of the Red Cross’ venture into the world of video games and their proposal to use games as an educational tool for war crimes.

Legal Blogging – Why is it so Important?

Karina Rooney takes a look at the world of legal blogging and gives us her tips on how to best start up your own. These include what issues you should consider writing about, how to set your blog out and also some very important do’s and don’ts about the content of your blog.

Should Academics Become Judges?

Nathan Akhavan-Moosavi looks at whether judges without legal practice knowledge can offer the same standard of justice as people that come from that background.

The Government’s Response to Human Trafficking

Laura Pollard discusses the government’s current approach to tackling human trafficking and the reforms proposed recently by the Centre for Social Justice.