Hot Topics

February 24, 2020

Votes at 16 – at what age should we cast a vote?

Eliza Liddicott considers the pro and cons of lowering the voting age in the UK.
February 20, 2020
Barclays Bank London The Student Lawyer

Making it Public: When Law Firms List on the Stock Market

TSL takes a look at the handful of law firms in the UK who have chosen to go public, taking advantage of the Legal Services Act 2007 to list themselves on the stockmarket.
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 30, 2019
Social Media regulation

Taming the Social Media Giants: How far should the state go in regulating online content?

The law, history teaches us, lags inevitably behind technological change. In respect of no development is this more true than the ‘Information Revolution,’ those sweeping and […]
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 […]
December 5, 2019

Thomas Cook Collapse: A look into the firm’s insolvency procedure

In September 2019, Thomas Cook entered into Compulsory Liquidation. The events that led to the decision and the legal explanation of what Compulsory Liquidation is can be found in this article.