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May 31, 2024

A Correlation Between Global Warming and Human Rights

In her article, Laetitia Ponde Nkot examines the recent verdict of the European Court of Human Rights, which determined that Switzerland had not implemented sufficient measures in line with its pledge to combat climate change. This landmark decision establishes, for the first time, a direct link between the endeavour to address global warming and the protection of human rights within a nation.
May 24, 2024

AI in the legal field – An inevitable takeover?

In her article, Alia Hussain explores the intricate world of artificial intelligence (AI) in the legal sector, shedding light on the risks involved and the potential for misuse of its capabilities.
March 27, 2024

Negotiating Charter Parties: Construction and Interpretation of Contracts or Parties’ Intentions?

Divya T explores in her article the case of Trafigura Maritime Logistics Pte Ltd ("Trafigura") in respect of the mv 'Aquafreedom' ('the Ship'). The case joins recent decisions, recalling certain principles of contract law such as negotiations 'subject to contract', and the cancellation of an offer by a counteroffer.
March 7, 2024

Custodial sentences for climbing memorial statues: a step in the wrong direction

Sofia S. Gagliardi examines in her article the British government's bill to sanction the desecration of war memorials, following the events during the pro-Palestinian demonstration in London in November.
February 28, 2024

How could someone ever defend them?

Sofia S. Gagliardi explores in her article the new rule The Cab Rank Rule (the Rule), incorporated after the Just Stop Oil event. The rule demands that a barrister accept instructions on a case if they are available, regardless of their personal beliefs.
January 30, 2024

No Justice Without Lawyers—The Myth of an Inquisitorial Solution

Olga Kyriakoudi analyses in her article the efficacy of conditional fee agreements, alternative dispute resolution, and litigants in person. The article considers both practical and theoretical implications, acknowledging the impact of reduced civil legal aid, and proposes reforms to enhance accessibility to justice.
December 17, 2023

Navigating Personal Injury Litigation: Training, Risk Mitigation, and Ethical Considerations

In her article, Olga Kyriakoudi explores the complex legal landscape of the personal injury litigation industry and the importance of training programs to minimise the challenges.