Katerina Mrhacova

April 2, 2020

Reflection on Trump’s Impeachment

The media closely watched the impeachment of President Donald Trump. But what does his acquittal mean for the upcoming United States presidential election?
March 21, 2020

Ineffectiveness of Corporate Governance: The convenient shortcomings of modern regulation of business organisations

States are reluctant to intervene in today's capitalist markets. The reality of corporate failures, which do not only impact the company and its shareholders but negatively affect employees, local communities and other stakeholders make the call for more stringent regulation increasingly urgent. This article outlines the role that corporate governance plays in the regulatory framework of business organisations.
March 6, 2020

Facebook’s ‘No Fact-Checking’ Policy in Political Advertising

The increasing importance of digital platforms in political participation raises the question of the rules on such advertising online. Facebook continues to highlight its unwillingness to fact-check political campaigns that take place on the platform. What are the risks of allowing this trend?
March 1, 2020

Disability Discrimination and the Equality Act 2010

There is still a lot to improve in the legal protection of the most vulnerable groups. As much as society has progressed towards eliminating discrimination, some cases seem to receive very little attention. This article details the issue of disability discrimination and the current regulatory response.
February 13, 2020

Breaking Up Big Tech: Why are U.S. antitrust laws changing towards global big tech companies?

Big tech firms play a central role in the lifestyle of people in the 21st century. Legislators, acknowledging their power, now tighten their operations through antitrust laws. This article details the impact of such legislative shifts on the big tech firms themselves.
February 5, 2020

The Effects of the Climate Crisis on Lawyers and Their Clients

In one of the previous articles, The Student Lawyer looked at the rise in environmental regulation. Now, we focus on the real-life needs for a change in practices and norms, to adapt to the changing perception of human impact on the environment.
January 31, 2020

UK Political Updates Series: The Relationship Between Judges and Politicians

The prorogation of the sessions of the Parliament has been a widely debated topic, due to the decision of Boris Johnson opt for prorogation concerning the passing of his Brexit deal. This article goes beyond these recent events and explains the behind-the-scenes of the interaction between law and politics in this area.
January 7, 2020

Privatisation of Probation Services

Five years ago, a privatisation programme of the National Probation Services was introduced. Today, after some catastrophic cases, we see the needed renationalisation, as the private sector failed to combine the protection of people and profit generation.
December 6, 2019

UK Political Updates Series: New Speaker of the House of Commons

Article by Eliza Liddicott As promised last week, the following article provides an insight into this overwhelming political period, making up the second of three updates. In […]