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Legal Industry Updates

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.