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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.