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Long Read: How much longer are our constitutional rights safe? A discussion of the review into judicial review

This article demystifies the importance of judicial review and looks at the current controversy surrounding the recently launched independent panel. Judicial review reflects many fundamental legal, as well as political, principles, such as the rule of law. Read this article for a detailed commentary on the general significance, links to human rights and current events related to judicial review.

Interview with Mark Robinson, a consultant solicitor and a police station representative

In this article, Anu Radha Lal interviews Mark Robinson, a Consultant Solicitor and a Police Station Representative. He shares his interesting journey into law and how he used his unique selling point to stand out.

Should the Parole Board be considered a court? If so, what are the consequences of this when considering whether or not to grant a costs order against the Parole Board?

Article by Hassan Tahir   On the fourteenth of July in 2017, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom settled a raging debate regarding the Parole […]

Interview with Olivia Archibald, future trainee solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

In this article, Crystal Huang interviews Olivia Archibald, future Trainee Solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Olivia shares her tips when applying for training contracts and her decision of choosing to train at Freshfields.

Can domestic legislation combat human trafficking following Britain’s departure from the European Union?

Ultra-fast fashion has devastating impacts upon the environment, having adverse effects on everything from water consumption, waste generation to horrid working conditions in offshore facilities. Is financial success the real evidence of prosperity in today’s world?

The Wirecard scandal: what does this mean for the fintech sector?

Zara Yusuf analyses the key moments and implications of the Wirecard scandal. The spectacular collapse of the German payments firm Wirecard came about in June, after […]

Mental Health in The Legal Profession

In this article, Archana Nayar explores the mental health situation of legal professionals, an issue which is also concerning for the upcoming and current law students.

Interview with Charlie Madill, trainee solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills

In this article, Storm Evans interviews Charlie Madill, a trainee solicitor at global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. Charlie shares her journey to obtaining her training contract at HSF and gives insight into what training at the firm has involved so far. She also gives some advice to aspiring HSF trainees.

Interview with Amber Parslow, future trainee solicitor at Baker McKenzie

In this article, Crystal Huang interviews Amber Parslow, current paralegal and future trainee solicitor at Baker McKenzie. Having graduated with a first-class LLB degree, Amber shares the steps she took to increase her experience and put herself out there.

R (GS) v HM Coroner for Wiltshire and Swindon [2020] EWCH 2007 (Admin)

By Emily Watts This judicial review case questions two rulings made by the Senior Coroner not to investigate certain aspects of the death of Dawn Sturgess. […]

Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (Respondent) v Parry and others (Appellants) [2020] UKSC 35

By Jasmine Cracknell This appeal relates to the payment of inheritance tax on lifetime chargeable transfers; specifically pension funds. The long-running litigation between the parties concluded […]

Interview with Jake Schogger, qualified lawyer, entrepreneur and author

In this article, Meagan Leightley interviews Jake Schogger, qualified lawyer and author of the well-known City Career Series which offers a comprehensive range of resources directly relevant to the recruitment process for a wide variety of City careers. In this interview, Jake shares some insight into his journey and how he has transitioned to an entrepreneur with an exciting release coming up soon!

Alternative Careers for Law Students

In this article, Meagan Leightley Explores alternative careers for Law Students and what to expect from each option.

Interview with Stephanie Anais, President of the Birkbeck Law Society

TSL speaks to Stephanie Anais, President of the Birkbeck law society and the latest TSL law society partner.

Competition in the UK’s Legal Market

Aathira Prakash assesses competition within the UK’s legal market and how firms have kept afloat throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.   The UK’s legal market has seen […]

Networking & The ‘New Normal’

Anu Radha Lal shares her personal tips on how to make the most of virtual networking and panel events.

Interview with Harrison Wilde, recent Law graduate and Instagram blogger

In this article, Beth Zheng interviews Harrison Wilde, recent Law graduate and Instagram legal personality @harryslawlife to discuss his future plans, personal branding and new upcoming project on @legallysupported.

Carillion plc (in liquidation) v KPMG LLP and KPMG Audit plc [2020] EWHC 1416 (Comm)

This article will examine the recent judgement that the Commercial Court handed down in the case of Carillion plc (in liquidation) v KPMG (comprising of KPMG LLP and KPMG Audit plc).

The ‘Success’ of Boohoo

Ultra-fast fashion has devastating impacts upon the environment, having adverse effects on everything from water consumption, waste generation to horrid working conditions in offshore facilities. Is financial success the real evidence of prosperity in today’s world?

V Unprecedented 

Joe Zietman analyses the possible shapes of the UK’s economic recovery. These are unprecedented times, or so the now clichéd phrase goes. Unfortunately, there is more […]

Interview with Max Dixon, a future trainee solicitor at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

In this article, Jordan Chan interviews Max Dixon, a future Trainee Solicitor at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. Max shares his aspirations and the reasons that led him to choosing his dream firm. 

Supreme Court sets Important Precedent for Members of Charitable Companies

Article by Jasmine Cracknell Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that a member of a charitable company can be directed by the court on how to […]

Automation of the Fashion Industry?

Camilla Uppal analyses the impact of Coronavirus and innovation on the fashion industry.

Desperate Times: Breaking Quarantine to Attend Court?

Sophia Gonella assesses a brief conflict that has occurred between the Bar Council and the Law Society regarding whether lawyers should break quarantine to attend court. […]

Did the Impact of COVID-19 Affect Trainee Retention Rates for Law Firms?

Zahra Javed discusses the retention rates of law firms and whether Covid-19 has impacted the future of the sector. The impact of COVID-19 has meant that […]

The Growth of Litigations & Disputes Resolutions

Dilara Devin explores litigations and disputes resolutions, highlighting the recent growth in the sector and the impact that Covid-19 may have.   What is the significance […]

COVID 19: Coping with the Virtual Life as a Student

Matthew Mundt presents advice tailored to incoming first year students on how to make the most of activities virtually.

BLM Series: Reasonable force, or police brutality?

In light of the recent events, the use of force by police has been put into the forefront of the reform debate. However, it seems to be a struggle to answer the most crucial question for advancing the discussion: What is unreasonable use of force and what amounts to police brutality?

Interview with Tracy Tsao, a future trainee solicitor at Rosenblatt

In this article, Storm Evans interviews Tracy Tsao, a future trainee solicitor at Rosenblatt who discusses her legal journey and her experience in obtaining a training contract.

Seeking Legal Experience During COVID-19

Aathira Prakash offers an insight into gaining legal work experience during Covid-19. When applying for legal internships showing transferrable skills from any experience is beneficial. A […]

The Climate Crisis and the Legal Industry

Trinity Batt explores how the legal industry are addressing the climate crisis. In recent years the call for action against climate change has massively increased. A […]

Behind the wheel of the automobile industry’s biggest merger 

Julian Greenaway analyses the key implications of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Groupe PSA merger. Anyone who has been following the news in mergers and acquisitions will be […]

BLM Series: Human rights lessons

This article of the series re-visits the concept of fundamental human rights and the potential inequities in their application. The meaning of ‘fundamental’ seems to be interpreted incoherently, not only degrading the purpose of human rights themselves but also depriving certain groups of protection that others find essential and automatic. Read this article to learn more and reflect upon your own privilege.

Has Covid-19 Been The Push Legal-Tech Needed?

Nat Swartland explores the impact of covid-19 on the technological advancements within the legal sector. Legal tech is something that has been sitting patiently on the […]

The Facebook Ad Boycott: an analysis of brands ‘hitting pause on hate’

Niki Saberi-Oskoui analyses the impact of the recent Facebook advertising boycott. The month of July began with the announcement of the #StopHateForProfit campaign which consisted of […]

The harmful ways in which COVID-19 and international relations are affecting shipping and international trade

Keisha Green analyses current issues in shipping, trade and international relations. The shipping industry plays an integral part of globalisation, facilitating trade worldwide. In the UK, […]

Interview with Mansi Dwivedi, President of the University of Edinburgh BAME Law Society

The University of Edinburgh BAME Law Society is a new society for BAME students at Edinburgh and is also the latest member of the TSL & Soc law society partnership program. We recently sat down with one of its founders and this year’s President, Mansi Dwivedi  to find out what the society is doing to help law BAME students at Edinburgh.

The Future of the Legal Profession

Aleksandra Nowicka discusses the future of the legal profession, legaltech, and the importance of personal branding

Warranty and Indemnity Insurance in M&A

Dimitrios Galatas explains what is meant by W&I insurance, why it has emerged as a popular insurance policy and the legal issues that could potentially constrain its effectiveness.

Activism & Improving Access to Legal Careers – Interview with Zeenat Islam

In this article, Anu Radha Lal interviews Zeenat Islam, barrister and founder of REDEFINED: Learning for Lawyers, about promoting diversity in the legal profession.

Dealing with Rejection

Anu Radha Lal discusses tips on handling rejections and taking pro-active steps to improve emotional response to rejections.

Hassan Tahir discusses how the recent amendments to the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 have amended The Employment Rights Act of 1996

For too long the parental bereavement leave given to employees has been reliant on the kindness of their employers. But from 6th April 2020, this is all […]

Top 5 books for Aspiring Lawyers

In this article, Meagan Leightley gives some recommendations for books that she believes aspiring lawyers should read!

The Shift to Online Law Schools from Face-to-Face Teaching – but which is better? 

Zahra Javed explores the sudden shift to online teaching as a result of Covid-19, its future sustainability and the impact that this could have on students, […]

Mergers: A History and a Future

Laetitia Ponde Nkot gives an explanation of mergers within the legal industry, delving into their history and the ingredients necessary to create a successful merger. In […]

Interview with Penny Jones, President of the University of Sunderland Student Law Society

The University of Sunderland Student Law Society is the latest member of the TSL & Soc law society partnership program. We recently sat down with its […]

“Build, Build, Build” for Britain’s Economic Recovery

Sidney Marie Chin assesses the UK Government’s plans for infrastructure development  Prime Minister, Boris Johnson in his keynote “build, build, build” speech mapped out a plan […]

Legal Protection and the Coronavirus: What defence is available to the insufficient medical care in times of emergency?

The inadequate medical care provided during the coronavirus crisis in the United Kingdom has attracted a lot of debate, especially in comparison to the responses of other countries. And so, the field of medical negligence may be facing another challenging task of drawing the line between mere unpreparedness in an unprecedented situation and grossly insufficient care, amounting to negligence.

The Uberization Of The Legal Industry

Karissa Onye explores the ‘uberization’ of the legal industry, its impact on workers and the possibilities for further innovation in the future. The rapidly expanding economy […]

Interview with Helen Broadbridge, Trainee Solicitor of Macfarlanes

In this article, Stephanie Anais interviews Helen Broadbridge, trainee solicitor at Macfarlanes and author of Forgetting May

Interview with Hannah Salton, qualified career coach and former recruiter for A&O

In this article, Hannah Salton, qualified career coach and former recruiter for A&O discusses recruitment, networking and working with student lawyers.

Copyrights: Why should you care?

The protection of intellectual property is becoming increasingly complicated, given the development of new forms of digital content. This article focuses on the novel role of copyrights in light of these changes.

Interview with Jessica Hampson of CEL Solicitors- Liverpool

In this article, Jessica Hampson talks about her journey into law, running her own law firm and the challenges that she has been met with.

London is Open for (Legal) Business – The New ‘Mega’ Court

City of London have released further details regarding its plans to build a new central court complex in London, dubbed the ‘mega’ court. As the Square […]

Airline Staff Redundancy and the Coronavirus Crisis

As companies are starting to feel the financial strain of the coronavirus crisis, large airlines have quickly resorted to staff dismissals. This article outlines the legal and ethical challenges to the trend.

Online Bar Exams: The Security, Privacy, and Technology Concerns

TSL considers some of the issues caused by Bar exams being taken online for the first time.

BLM Series: Defunding the police

The first article of this series demystifies the frequently-quoted request of protestors to ‘defund the police’. To further clarify the topic, there are examples of successful police force reforms from countries such as Finland, Sweden, or Portugal.

Interview with Lorraine Chimbga, future trainee at a Magic Circle Law Firm

Meagan interviews Lorraine Chimbga, future tech trainee at a Magic Circle Firm. They discuss entering into the legal sector, BLM, and improving diversity

Examining the function of the penalty doctrine in Contract Law following Makdessi v Cavendish in the Supreme Court

Marcus Ho examinines the function of the penalty doctrine in Contract Law following Makdessi v Cavendish in the Supreme Court.

Navigating an Online Law Degree Post Lockdown

By Oluwanifemi Olamiju  Many universities are going to be using online teaching for the foreseeable future and this can be a daunting prospect for any student. Whether you […]

Case Backlog at Half a Million: Time to Extend the Court Day?

Sophia Gonella explores the growing accumulation of untried cases and the potential impacts of extended court days. Since the imposed lockdown and court closures resulting from […]

A Law Student & Law Films Series: Part 10

Makki Tahir discusses access to fair trial and media plays in justice as key takeaway from the film, Bridge of Spies.

Interview with Paula Sparks of UK Centre for Animal Law

In this article, Paula shares her journey from practicing law to becoming A-Law’s Chair and gives advice for students that have an interest in animal law.

Suspending Habeas Corpus: Implications for the Conceptualization of the Writ

By Louise Horn Among the many crises the world is witnessing today, namely the worldwide pandemic and an intense Black Lives Matter movement that has enveloped […]

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (Respondent) v Kymab Ltd (Appellant)

Jasmine Cracknell discusses the recent Supreme Court Judgement which seeks to Clarify Patent Sufficiency Rules . The UK’s highest court has issued judgement in the long-awaited […]

Re Debenhams Retail Ltd (in administration) [2020] EWCA Civ 600

By Keisha Green First instance This case is regarding an application for directions filed by the administrators of Debenhams Retail Ltd (the Company). It was initially […]

Reilly v Secretary of State for Education [2020] EWHC 1188 (Admin)

By Charlotte Byrom During disciplinary cases, it is essential that the regulated party attends the hearing, particularly in a case which concerns public interest, such as […]

Villiers v Villiers [2020] UKSC 30

By Emily Watts The case concerns a UK jurisdictional issue regarding maintenance claims upon divorce. If a divorce case is being heard in one part of […]

LVMH and Tiffany Merger: the reality of Covid-19 deals

Niki Saberi-Oskoui analyses the acquisition of Tiffany & Co and the impact of Covid-19.  In November 2019 LVMH, run by France’s richest man Bernard Arnault, agreed […]

Solicitor vs Barrister: Which Route is Right for You?

Interested in a career in law but are unsure what path to take? Meagan Leightley explores who a solicitor and barrister are and how to become one and positives and negatives of both career choices.  

How will Law Practice Change after the Pandemic?

Many people choose to chase a career as a lawyer. Rightfully so, it’s quite prestigious, and it takes real, honest work. It’s hard even to graduate, […]

The Future of Reader-friendly Policies

Dilara Devin explores how Browne Jacobson LLP and the University of Nottingham have collaborated to find out what makes a policy document more comprehensible and share […]

Interview with Maggie Berry, President of the UEA Law Society

The University of East Anglia Law Society are the newest member of the TSL Law Society Scheme. We recently sat down with their President Maggie Berry […]

Making the Most of Mentorships

Are you currently involved in a mentorship scheme and are unsure how to maintain the relationship? In this article, Demilade Adeniran provides tips on how to take advantage of mentorships and make the most out of your professional relationship with your mentor.

A Law Student & Law Film Series: Part 9

Makki Tahir discusses race in the legal system and access to justice as key takeaways from the film, To Kill a Mockingbird.

Allison Bailey v Stonewall

Allison Bailey, a criminal defence barrister of Garden Court Chambers, has been engaged in a discrimination row with Stonewall and her chambers. Whilst her CrowdJustice page […]

EasyJet, not so easy times

Julian Greenaway analyses the various troubles being faced by easyJet.   After years of consistent traffic growth and unprecedented levels of profits in the airline industry, the […]

Pupillage in Lockdown – the Challenges Faced by Pupil Barristers

Neide Lemos writes about pupillage in lockdown, the new ‘second six’ experience and the challenges that budding barristers may face.   For years we have seen […]

How To Develop Your Critical Thinking Skills

Aleksandra Nowicka explains how to develop your critical thinking skills for online tests!

Competition Law: Is the doctrine of ancillary restraints of any practical use to legal advisors?

An essay by Sahil C Madan

Handling Coronavirus among the Homeless: a Comparison of National Approaches

Melissa Owens explores the impact of Covid-19 on the homeless population, comparing the UK, Nevada (US) and France’s approach to tacking the key issues at hand

Lockdown, Mental Health and Remote Working – The Future of the Legal Industry

Trinity Batt explores the impact of lockdown and remote working on the mental health of lawyers and the productivity of the legal industry. The disruption caused […]

Interview with Adam Furze, President of the University of Portsmouth Law Society

The University of Portsmouth Law Society are the newest member of the TSL Law Society Scheme. We recently sat down with their President Adam Furze to […]

Artificial Intelligence and the Law

Andrew Chan discusses Yuval Noah Harari’s description of lawyers as a “useless class” of workers that will eventually be taken over by artificial intelligence. A thought-provoking read!

Here Come The Girls: ‘Ivy & Normanton’, The First Female Legal Outfitter

Following over one hundred years of women in the legal profession, a clothing company dedicated to female lawyers has finally been launched – set up by […]

OU Law students develop chatbots to support the public with domestic abuse, injunctions and legal aid

Law students from The Open University have been working with legal automation platform, Josef, to develop a series of chatbots to support the public with legal issues such as domestic abuse and injunctions.

Interview with Hannah Foley of Kissoon Carr

Beth Zheng interviews Hannah Foley, the Head of Corporate & Projects Recruitment and Branding & Social Media at Kissoon Carr. Hannah gives an insight into how students and solicitors alike can utilise LinkedIn to strengthen their connections.

YouTube Video: A Day in the Life: Lockdown Edition

Follow our YouTuber and team editor Maddie, as she takes part in the Legal Cheek Virtual Internship, a BPP skills workshop and Linklaters’ InsideSherpa experience.

Commercial Awareness Competition – Creating a level playing field for Non-Russell Group Law Schools

Denis Viskovich explains how he’s levelling the playing field to make it fair for all students seeking to join commercial firms.

Modern Slavery: Slave contracts, human and labour rights

Slavery is not a thing of the past. The modern form of slavery is exemplified in the contractual drafting practices and particularly observable in the entertainment industry, among others. Read this article to challenge some current legal procedures and reflect on the expanding definition of slavery.

BLM and the Legal Profession: Tackling Racism and Increasing Cultural Diversity

The Black Lives Matter movement has radically resurged in 2020, as a result of a viral video capturing the death of George Floyd at the hands […]

Why the Government’s U-turn on the Immigration Health Surcharge Needs to Go Further

Athiei Ajuong from the Immigration Advice Service looks at the government’s recent u-turn on the Immigration Health Surcharge.

Police misconduct in the UK

In this article, Neel Amin examines the state of policing and the effect on racial and ethnic minority communities in Britain today.

Interview with Tate Smith, Junior Legal Secretary at Clifford Chance and undergraduate at Birkbeck, University of London

Meagan Leightley interviews Tate Smith Junior Legal Secretary at Clifford Chance and undergraduate at Birbeck, University of London. Tate is a Trans Representative at his Students Union and is Director of Firm Outreach at Queer Lawyers of Tomorrow a network for LGBTQ+ aspiring lawyers.

Big Tech and Governmental Regulation: is the Demand Over?  

Niki Saberi-Oskoui assesses the need to regulate the Big Tech sector.

A Law Student & Law Films Series: Part 8

Makki Tahir discusses the importance of the jury role in ‘Runaway Jury’.

Exam Techniques Part 1: Open-Book Examinations

Are you sitting an open-book examination this period and are unsure on how to prepare and stay organised? In this article, Makki Tahir presents tips and advice on how to prepare for and navigate the open-book or online examinations.

Aldi Partners with Deliveroo to Launch Home Delivery Service

Sidney Marie Chin analyses the recent partnership between Aldi and Deliveroo. Aldi has partnered with Deliveroo to launch rapid home deliveries for the first time in […]

“Innocent Defendants”. Can we really have faith that our legal system does not deprive the freedom of innocent people?

In this article, Konstantina Nouka explores the issues surrounding miscarriages of justice.

YouTube Video: 8 ways to boost your employability during lockdown

Maddie Smith discusses 8 ways to boost employability during lockdown. Subscribe to our channel for new videos every Thursday.

How To Build Skills And Experience For Your Personal Statement

Kushni Ula shares tips on how to build skills and experience for your personal statement for students applying for law degrees.

Interview with Malvika Jaganmohan, family law barrister and founder of Stiff Upper Lip Website

Anu Lal interviews family barrister, Malvika Jaganmohan who shares her mental health experiences and how aspiring lawyers can maintain their mental wellbeing in pursuit of a legal career.

A Law Student & Law Film Series: Part 7

Makki Tahir discusses the theme of justice in the legal system in the film, ‘The Chamber’.

Cyber-Crime and Covid-19

Zara Yusuf assesses the risk of cyber-crime during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Domestic Abuse Bill 2020

Catherine Allen analyses the key provisions of the current Domestic Abuse Bill.

The Sexual Offences Act 2003: the issue of ‘consent’

Catherine Allen analyses the law on consent in relation to sexual offences.

Maintaining Wellbeing During Lockdown.

Anu Radha Lal shares some tips and advice on how to manage wellbeing and mental health during the lockdown period.

A democratic criticism of lockdown – a fine balance

This article by guest contributor Benjamin Coady aims to make the democratic case for an easing of lockdown restrictions. The scales of risk vs. liberty have tipped in the wrong direction

Citizen Claim: the EU citizen choice question

An article written by guest contributor Sophia Ploumaki which aims to analyse the European citizenship choice question.

Differences Between Cannabis Laws in the US and the UK

This article by guest contributor Maja Talevska compares and contrasts the difference in the law between the US and the UK relating to cannabis use.

Study techniques aspiring lawyers shouldn’t ignore

Whether you’re heading to Law School, University or you’re trying to fathom how you’ll study whilst at home between semesters, when you’re studying to be a […]

Long Read: How do we protect our prisoners?

This Long Read is a legal overview of the issues surrounding the treatment of prisoners. Generally, the concept of human rights is used as blanket protection, which, in reality, may conceal the mistreatment of prisoners. This article provides readers with alternative perspectives heavily backed by data to compare it with the traditional interpretation of the issue.

Interview with Sheata Karim, Founder and Managing Partner of Grayfords

Gwen Lardner interviews Sheata Karim, career changer who founded and is the managing partner of Grayfords, a boutique family law firm in London.

Re P (A Child: Remote Hearing) [2020] EWFC 32

Zara Yusuf provides a summary of a recent family law judgment that shows that remote hearings may not be suitable for all cases.

R (Simon Halabi) v The Crown Court of Southwark and Others [2020] EWCH 1053 (Admin)

Emily Watts provides a summary of a recent case on the interplay between the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and Article 8 of the ECHR.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Kushni Ulapane analyses the benefits and risks of mergers and acquisitions.

A Law Student & Law Films Series: Part 6

Makki Tahir discusses the importance of negotiation skills as a lawyer, amongst others, as evidence from the movie, ‘The Client’.

Is a career in law right for me?

Careers are the million dollar question. We all grow up thinking we’re going to be rich and famous, living lavish lifestyles in the foothills of the […]

Supreme Court Judgment in WM. Morrisons Supermarkets PLC v Various Claimants [2020]

Jasmine Cracknell provides a summary of the Supreme Court’s judgment in the data breach class action case of Morrisons v Various Claimants.

UK’s brightest legal prospects named finalists in future legal mind award

TSL reports on the Future Legal Mind Awards 2020

A Law Student & Law Films Series: Part 5

In the fifth installment of the Law-related films series, Makki Tahir discusses ‘The Pelican Brief’ and key takeaways.

The Decline of Coal and the Rise of Renewables

Vincent Guereca-Adair compares the use of coal and renewable sources in energy generation.

A Law Student & Law Films Series: Part 4

Makki Tahir continues the law films series, and in this article presents key takeaways for law students from the film, ‘The Firm’.

Reflection on the Treatment of Sexual Assault Victims in Turkey

Vareesha Sameem provides an insight into the Turkish approach to the human rights crisis experienced by sexual assault victims.

Managing Positivity and being Productive During the Lockdown

Keisha Green discusses tips for studying and staying positive whilst being productive during the lockdown.

Impact of COVID-19 on Global Financial Markets

Kushni Ulapane looks at the effects COVID-19 is having in key financial markets. The COVID-19 outbreak has caused many economies to enter economic turmoil. As the […]

Interview with Venandah Madanhi, future trainee at Latham & Watkins

Beth interviews Venandah Madanhi about her journey to securing a training contract with Latham & Watkins.

A Law Student & Law Films Series: Part 3

Makki Tahir discusses professional skills which many law students can take away from the law film ‘A Time to Kill’.

Interview with Sarah Ezzeddine, Chairperson of University of Leicester Law Society

We chat to Sarah Ezzeddine, chairperson of the University of Leicester Law Society, the latest member of the TSL Law Society Partnership Scheme.

A Law Student & Law Films Series: Part 2

In this new series, Makki Tahir discusses films and movies with law content, particularly touching on top lessons and skills every law student can pick up from these films.

Litigation in the Future – Virtual Trials and Internet Courts

Mayank Tripathi looks at the development of virtual trials and what this could mean for the future.

The Coronavirus Act 2020: how it affects everyone

In this article, Kuran Phull addresses the restrictive measures this statute uses to protect public health from infectious disease, compared to previous Acts

The Many Roles of Journalists

This short read serves as a reminder of the many roles that journalists play in today’s society. Introducing practical examples, this article tries to shed light on the indispensability of journalists without the resort to journalistic ethics.

How to Make the Most of First Year Studying Law

Demilade Adeniran shares her personal experience from her first year studying law, and discusses tips and advice on how to make the most of the year.

A Law Student & Law Films Series: Part 1

In this new series, Makki Tahir discusses films and movies with law content, particularly touching on top lessons and skills every law student can pick up from these films

Labor Law: 4 Things You Should Know About Workers’ Rights

Typically, employment laws are intended to safeguard workers from the wrongdoings of their employers. Without these statutes, they become vulnerable to a variety of threats that […]

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Sports Industry

Keisha Green analyses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global sports industry.

Can a Tenant Waive a Covenant for Quiet Enjoyment?

A Court of Appeal case in which the Court considered whether a tenant’s failure to pay rent compromised their covenant for quiet enjoyment.

Benefits Of Blogging For Lawyers And Law Students

Lawyers and law students can benefit a lot from blogging, including building an online reputation. Blogging refers to creating helpful, relevant, and interesting web content for […]

Steps You Should Follow If You Were Involved In A Car Accident

What are the things you should do to protect yourself and your passengers after a car accident?  It can be really hard to think clearly. Since […]

Why You Need The Help Of A Lawyer To Protect Your Assets And Properties

Whether you’re a doctor, a corporate executive, or an ordinary individual, protecting your assets is crucial. Despite your social standing, there are several instances wherein your […]

Steps You Should Take If You Become A Victim Of Medical Fraud

Most medical providers or healthcare professionals are passionate, honest, hardworking, and prioritize quality patient care. However, there are a few who are crooked and involved in […]

Qualities Of A Personal Injury Lawyer You Should Always Remember

Personal injury lawyers, like car accident lawyers or medical malpractice lawyers, are usually stereotyped as a shyster legal role in a film. But personal injury attorneys […]

Court of Appeal Shows Support for Traveller Communities

TSL looks at a Court of Appeal case relating to a London Council’s attempt to ban travellers from setting up camps in their borough.

COVID-19 Policy Differences

Stella Anne Teoh Ming Hui assesses the different national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. In following the global response to COVID-19, it bears worth noting the […]

Is Tesla’s Recent Increase in Share Price Sustainable?

Lucy Priestman discusses the sustainability of Tesla’s share price and what this could mean for the future.

Interview with Saima Islam, Solicitor at Freeths LLP

Saima Islam speaks to Zainab Hassan about her career journey to-date, and provides valuable advice to aspiring solicitors.

How Long is a Limitation Period?

TSL looks at a case in which the claimant was permitted to bring a claim 35 years after the cause of action arose.

Career Tips: How To Become A DUI Attorney

Everyone has a dream, but some never manage to make it into a reality. There are many theories explaining why people are not able to achieve […]

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?

Injury Law: Common Accidents In The Workplace And When You Should Talk To A Lawyer

Workplace injuries are a common occurrence regardless of your field. Some believe that they are safer because they are working inside the office, but that’s not […]

Who is Liable in a Tort Case?

A look at an illustrative case that shows how damages are allocated when multiple parties are at fault in a tort claim.

Winds of Change – Onshore Wind Farms Now Eligible for Government Subsidies

Mayank Tripathi discusses some of the most recent developments in wind energy and what this could mean for the energy sector

Interview with Justin Mort QC, Keating Chambers

Justin Mort QC speaks to Beth Zheng about his motivation for becoming a barrister and his tips on what aspiring barristers can do to get ahead in the early stages of their career.

Semi-Truck Negligence: The Dangers of Negligent Maintenance by Trucking Carriers

Whenever a tractor-trailer or semi-truck gets into an accident, it’s natural to be suspicious of its driver. Semi-trucks are known for their heavy weight and huge […]

Interview with Clive Moys, barrister at Radcliffe Chambers

Clive Moys (barrister at Radcliffe Chambers) speaks to Stephanie Anais about his career journey to-date, and provides valuable advice to aspiring barristers.

The UK’s new Point-based Immigration Policy 

Catherine Allen discusses the UK’s post-Brexit point-based immigration policy.

How is COVID-19 Affecting the UK’s Economy?

TSL looks at how COVID-19 is affecting the UK economy and the government’s efforts to keep businesses and workers afloat.

How Might COVID-19 Affect a Client’s Contractual Obligations?

TSL looks at the doctrine of Force Majeure and whether it can help with contracts rendered impossible to perform under the COVID-19 pandemic.

Suing Your Apartment Complex for Negligence

Some time ago, you moved into an apartment complex. You liked the thought of living there because, after touring the place, you fell in love with […]

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.

Car Accidents 101: When To Call A Lawyer

Despite practicing utmost caution when driving, there’s still a high chance of being in a car accident and getting injured as a result thereof. Hence, it’s […]

TSL’s Top 5 Tips for Working from Home

TSL provides its top 5 tips for working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus and the UK Legal System at a Glance

The Student Lawyer looks at the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has affected different aspects of the UK legal industry.

Why is Commercial Awareness Very Important in the Legal Sector?

Archana Nayar discusses the increasing importance of becoming and staying commercially aware in the legal sector, and provides practical steps to developing commercial awareness in this article.

Choosing a Law Masters: What you Need to Know

Article by Bunmi Adaramola Before making an application to study a law masters at postgraduate level, there are many things you need to take into consideration […]

Clear the Lobby: What laws are MPs voting on this week (w/c 23rd March)?

Sebastian Salek, the brains behind Clear the Lobby, brings you all the laws MPs are voting on this week, and explained in plain English!

Recent developments in UK banking

Vincent Guereca-Adair discusses some of the most recent developments in UK banking and what this could mean for the sector. 

Uber joins growing number of automobile companies testing self-driving cars

Mayank Tripathi reports on the recent news that Uber’s licence to test self-driving cars has been reinstated and explores the commercial and legal issues at stake.

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?

Interview with in-house trainee solicitor, Jahed Hussain

Zainab Hassan interviews in-house trainee solicitor, Jahed Hussain, about his career journey to-date.

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.

Harry and Megan: Legal Royalty

By Hannah Forsyth Harry and Meghan have not only been in the papers more than usual this year. They have also been contesting a large number […]

Court of Appeal Blocks Plans to Build 3rd Runway at Heathrow

TSL looks at the Court of Appeal’s decision in a judicial review case brought by climate activists seeking to block the expansion of Heathrow.

The Legal Tech Race: How Law Firms are Harnessing the Latest Innovations

As any student lawyer will know, legal tech is an increasingly important area for law firms looking to stand out in the competitive legal services market. […]

Ethical Veganism: A legally protected philosophical belief

By Eashwari Nair Have you ever wondered why some people resort to extreme vegetarianism by avoiding meat, eggs, milk and even mayonnaise?  This meatless lifestyle is […]

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.

What To Know About Personal Injury Claims

If you’re injured because of someone’s negligence, you can get compensatory damages from the party at-fault by filing a personal injury claim. If you’ve filed a […]

Stonewall ranks 2020’s most LGBT-inclusive law firms

Camilla Uppal reports on the fifteen law firms that have made Stonewall’s list of top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers for 2020.

Victoria’s Secret sold to US private equity firm

Camilla Uppal reports on the recent sale of Victoria’s Secret to a US private equity firm

The Student Lawyer’s Introduction to Legal Professional Privilege

The Student Lawyer’s introduction to the important doctrine of legal professional privilege.

Aston Martin’s Rescue Deal

Sidney Chin reports on the £500 million bailout of luxury carmaker Aston Martin.

Manchester City and UEFA Financial Fair Play – What Happened? Why? And What’s Next?

Mark O’Neill reports on Manchester City’s two year ban from European football.

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.

The ICCA Bar Course: Interview with Lynda Gibbs QC (Hon), Dean of the ICCA

An interview with Lynda Gibbs QC (Hons), the Dean of the ICCA, discussing the ICCA bar course, a new route to qualification as a barrister.

Top 8 Causes Of Pedestrian Accidents

Life in urbanized areas is promising for some people. When it comes to mobility and transportation, pedestrians, commuters, and automobile drivers are provided with better options.   […]

When To Look For A Divorce Lawyer

When your marriage is not going well, which always end in unhappiness and sometimes even violence, it’s best to look for a divorce lawyer to keep […]

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.

5 reasons to become an injury attorney

When considering a future within the legal profession, it is to be expected that any ambitious young lawyer would consider specializing in injury law. There are […]

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.

Critical Things You Should Remember About Handling Injury Cases

Dealing with injuries as a result of an accident can be frightening and confusing. Apart from your physical recovery, you also need to think about what […]

Interview with Raphael Khoo, future Magic Circle trainee

Zainab Hassan interviews future Magic Circle trainee, Raphael Khoo, who shares his top tips on how to make successful training contract applications

The Accelerated LLB degree: Is It Right For You? 

Perrine Lindsay discusses what the Accelerated LLB degree entails and its appeal to those considering a qualifying law degree as a second degree. She also discusses the difference between this degree and the GDL.

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.

Tips to maintain productivity during the holidays and throughout the year

Article by Eliza Liddicott  Dear student lawyers, Happy New Year!– no it is not too late to say that. As the holiday season draws to a […]

Interview with Oliver Byrne: equivalent means route to qualifying as a solicitor

Camilla Uppal speaks to Oliver Byrne about how he qualified as a solicitor without securing a training contract.

Interview with Thom Brooks, current Dean of Durham Law School

Beth Zheng interviews Thom Brooks, current Dean of Durham Law School.

UKSC 10th Birthday Part 2: Successes and Failures

By Emily Counter Founded in 2009, the UK Supreme Court as the highest body in the internal court structure is pivotal in establishing the legal landscape […]

Interview with Raluca Rosu, Compliance Officer at Bird & Bird

Zainab Hassan speaks to Raluca about her career as a compliance officer at an international law firm.

Adidas loses three-stripe trademark battle

By Lucas Mill   It is rare to find an individual who has never worn a pair of trainers or an item of clothing branded with […]

Shareholder activism in the times of climate crisis

By Eliza Liddicott,   What are you doing to help the environment? That question, I’m sure we can agree, has been on the thoughts and lips […]

UKSC 10th Birthday Part 1: how we got to the UKSC

By Eliza Liddicott   It has been a big year for the UK Supreme Court. From the announcement of a new president following the retirement of […]

3 Top Must-Know Tips When Hiring an Automobile Accident Attorney

Being involved in a car accident is horrific and traumatizing as it is. Probably, your first instincts would be to check on the safety of other […]

FIFA Third-Party Ownership Regulations – Definition of a Third-Party

Mark O’Neill reports on the recent change in the definition of ‘third party’ which will enable football clubs to negotiate lower weekly salaries with a player, in exchange for a lump sum upon transfer.

How Do You Fight Serious Personal Injury In Court

If you’ve been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit claim in court under the personal […]

Things To Consider When You Want To Represent Cases For Minorities

Ever since, minority groups have usually been in a more vulnerable position compared to the majority. Due to their physical and cultural characteristics and backgrounds, they’re […]

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.

What to do when you are in a car accident

Car accidents are a part of car ownership. With so many cars on the roads, accidents are bound to happen. Nobody enjoys a traffic accident, it […]

Critical Points That You Should Know About Declaring Assets

Anywhere you are in the world, you will have assets in your name – whether it be money in savings accounts, mutual funds, or assets outside […]

How will the Bank of England’s Bank Rate impact the economy?

Lucy Priestman explores the impact of the Bank of England’s Base Rate on the economy.

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 […]

Interview with Annabel Gallocher, future trainee at Clyde & Co

Beth Zheng interviews a future trainee at Clyde & Co for advice on how to secure a training contract.

CJEU rules that Airbnb does not need an estate agent’s licence to operate

Camilla Uppal reports on the recent decision by the CJEU confirming that Airbnb is an “information society service” rather than an estate agent.

Interview with a Magic Circle trainee

Zainab Hassan interviews a Magic Circle trainee who provides advice to those currently going through the application process

The role of artificial intelligence in the legal sector

Mayank Tripathi explains the impact of AI on the legal sector and explores the different ways that firms are adopting new technology.

Politics v The Media: how the law has been involved in the 2019 election campaign

By Emily Counter It is common practice that when a general election is growing nearer television debates between significant political parties take place across various broadcasting […]

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 […]

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.

Councils or the Courts – Who reigns Supreme?

Emily Counter discusses a Supreme Court case on a local council’s duty to provide housing to the homeless.

EU to launch its own version of Bitcoin

Lucy Priestman discusses the recent announcement by the EU to create its own virtual currency.

UK Political Updates Series: General election 2019

The first episode of our three-part UK Political Updates Series is here. In the first update, you can find an overview of the pledges of the parties and the Brexit considerations, which play an indispensable role in this year’s election. Next article will answer the question: Who is the Speaker of the House?

Smart contracts and Cryptoassets now recognised in law

Camilla Uppal reports on the landmark report published by the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce that, for the first time, provides legal clarity on cryptoassets and smart contracts.

Kashmir: Disputed territory or helpless mistake?

The Kashmir region has been the subject of dispute between India and Pakistan for decades. In August 2019, Article 370 of the Constitution of India was repealed, starting even more significant controversies. The details and the, somewhat underwhelming, international reaction are all summarised in this article.

5 proven ways to build your reputation as a solicitor

5 ways for junior solicitors to build their reputation in the industry.

Writing a First-Class Dissertation: The Planning Stage 

Oluwabunmi Adaramola discusses the second stage- the planning stage, what it involves, what to consider and how to develop your ideas through this stage, whilst writing either your undergraduate or masters’ law dissertation.

Why become a barrister? With Malcolm Waters QC

Stephanie Anais interviews Malcolm Waters QC, who explains why he became a barrister and explains some of the the biggest challenges he has faced in his career.

The Repeal of The Human Rights Act 1998

The impact of Brexit on international politics and the economy has been speculated by many, resulting in countless attempts to predict the outcomes. The effect on the protection of human rights has not received the same recognition. What are the threats to the safeguarding of human rights arising from leaving the Union?

ExxonMobil and the Rise of Climate Litigation

The case of ExxonMobil has been filling the news lately due to its role in acknowledgement of climate change litigation. The role of environmental protection is increasing and threatening irresponsibly-ran corporations. In this article, you will find both the overview of the case and the broader context of the area of law as a whole.

The Fall of WeWork and the Mechanics of Public Offerings

This article covers the attempt of WeWork to become a publicly-traded company. The case study is followed by a summary of how initial public offerings works and the related legislation, to give you an overview of the challenges such strategies may pose.

Interview with Harry Clark, future trainee at Baker McKenzie

Zainab Hassan interviews Harry Clark, future trainee at Baker McKenzie. Harry shares how to decide which law firms to apply to, and how to stand out in applications.

Women’s Pension Ages: The Legal Battle

The government has won a recent legal battle over the change in pension ages for women. A campaign pressure groups including Women Against State Pension Inequality […]

Who is the new UKSC president

By Eliza Liddicott The UK Supreme Court has been dominating the news recently, with the September Prorogation ruling reinforcing the power of the justices and their […]

Writing a First-Class Dissertation: An Introduction to the Series 

Part 1 As part of the Law degree at university, some schools may require law students to complete a supervised or completely independent research project in […]

The ‘Big 4’ Entry into Legal Services Industry: Threat or opportunity?

Oluwabunmi Adaramola reports on the expansion of consulting firms into legal services and the challenges this creates for traditional law firms. Such increasing liberalisation of the sector can be attributed to the Legal Services Act 2007. This article aims to examine the threats and opportunities of the trend.

Libra Update: The biggest hurdles to-date

Vincent Guereca-Adair reports on the latest news from Facebook’s new currency Libra, and discusses all you need to know about the biggest challenges it has faced to-date.

Activism in the Modern Era: The success of the new up-skirting legislation

The world seemed to be on a trajectory towards becoming a more just and equal place. For a long time, people’s activism was the force pushing […]

WHSmith’s $400m deal to buy Marshall Retail Group

Lucy Priestman reports on WHSmith’s $400m deal to buy Marshall Retail Group.

What To Expect From Your First Year In Law School

A guide on some of the key things to expect from your first year at law school.

Long Live the Lockstep

Article by Mustaqim Mohammad Iqbal  Historically, law firms around the world, whether in London, New York or elsewhere, have adopted the model of the traditional ‘lockstep’ partnership. […]

The LNAT: A Comprehensive Guide for Future Lawyers  

Being a law student is an exciting journey, with numerous obstacles along the way that both challenge us and teach us new skills. For many, a significant stage in this journey is facing the LNAT: The Law National Admissions Test. This test is used by […]

Abortion Law: The Current Picture

By Hannah Forsyth Abortion is a controversial area of law in many countries worldwide. Attitudes have changed dramatically over the past century and many countries are […]

How is the law combatting “Fake News”?

With the rise of social media platforms, fake news feels like a new phenomenon. It has, however, existed for centuries. Back in the first century BC, […]

The Trump Impeachment: A brief summary

Article by Eliza Liddicott In conjunction with the UK, the US political world is in an unprecedented state, with unknown and unforeseen developments occurring almost every […]

Everything You Need to Know About The Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT)

Article by Hannah Forsyth One of the key steps to securing a place on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) is to pass the Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT). […]

5 Top Tips for the Ultimate GDL Personal Statement

The GDL is a particular type of legal course. Therefore, it requires a particular type of personal statement during the application stage. The admissions tutor for […]

Reforming the Law: An update on the rules of Surrogacy

Article by Eliza Liddicott Some laws feel impersonal; they are rules set by a distant legislative body and are unlikely to impact on our lives. Other […]

Linklaters – increasing accessibility by changing the application process for training contracts?

Linklaters is a highly regarded, magic circle firm, with twenty-nine offices in over nineteen countries. With over five thousand staff worldwide, is there any wonder it […]

Navigating Through A Legal Gap Year

 For a number of reasons, many students choose to take a gap year before university, deciding either well in advance of A Levels or on results […]

Who pays for climate change?

Global warming and the human contribution to climate change is a contentious issue, currently taking centre stage in both the legal and political spheres. Though many […]

Brexit Insight: A No-Deal Brexit and the Rollercoaster UK Economy

Article by Oluwabunmi Adaramola After three long years of Brexit looming over the UK, it appears a deadline for the UK to leave the EU has […]

Why become a lawyer? 4 reasons why a career in law is calling to you

If you’re looking for a rewarding career, where no two days are the same, a job that is financially satisfying yet takes years of academic commitment […]

The Most Diverse Law Firms in 2019

When researching firms as potential employers, you may have noticed some buzzwords that are commonly being by law firms to describe their culture. This article takes […]

Overview of Socio-political Disruptions in China in 2019

Article by Mustaqim Mohammad Iqbal Over the past several decades, China has grown into an economic and financial superpower that only the USA, with all of […]

Mental Health Amongst University Students

Many new and returning students are moving away from home, their networks of friends and having to adopt to the cultural shock of a new area […]

Globalisation in Action: Two British Students’ Accounts of Legal Internships in China

Article by Nichol Yesuthasan and Kirsten Holtby My name is Nichol and this summer, I was lucky enough to complete a CRCC Asia British Council Generation […]

Fintech focus: what is blockchain and how is a legal framework developing around it?

Fintech is the hot word in the world of business at the moment. The number of “Unicorns”(which refers to a fintech firm that is valued at […]

Innovation in Law: There is no time like the present to observe the disruption

Innovation has recently become a buzzword across industries. Yet, the legal sector has been resisting the pressure. The main reason for the reluctance is the conservative […]

Mini Pupillages: The Comprehensive Guide

Mini Pupillages are an essential part of training to be a barrister – you’ll find it very difficult to find a pupillage without at least a […]

Behind Closed doors: the landmark Domestic Abuse Bill 2019

Domestic abuse is a criminal offence, first defined in 1973 by Jack Astley. Domestic abuse is recently defined as an incident of controlling, coercive or threatening […]

4 Ways Law Graduates Can Build their Reputation in the Legal Industry

Passed the bar or LPC? Interned at all the right places? In possession of a glittering resume, filled with outstanding grades and certifications? It’s taken you […]

Assisted Dying: the Current Cases

Since the landmark case of Pretty v UK[1], several other cases have been brought to the UK Courts which have highlighted the conflict between UK Law […]

Sex testing in athletics: the key cases

In the ancient Olympic Games, only men were allowed to compete except for equestrian events. After being excluded from the first modern Olympics in 1896, Charlotte […]

10 Good Trademark Opportunities For People and Brands

It’s not something many business owners think about when they start, but your trademark is a valuable asset of your business. That’s why it’s crucial to […]

A Detailed Overview of the Medicine-Law Conflict: DNR, Euthanasia and the Law

It is often said that a thin line exists between Law, Morality and Ethics. This thin line sits in the idea of conflict of interests, where […]

An International Student’s Guide to Studying Law

Moving for university can in some cases, be a daunting experience, and in my case, moving nearly halfway across the world for the next three to […]

An Interview with Emma Lilley: How to Get an In-house Training Contract

Emma Lilley is an in-house solicitor at the Manchester Airport Group.  While she already knew as a student that she wanted to take the in-house route […]

Assisted dying: how we got to where we are today

It is thought that the ancient Greeks and Romans believed it was better to voluntarily end a life rather than endure any further suffering. Later many […]

Introduction to Privacy for Law Students (Part III)

From the hallmark case of Campbell and the development of breach of privacy as an action, it is clear that the integration of privacy as a concept […]

Everything you need to know about the parliamentary process and Brexit

The news in the UK over the past week has left most of us confused as to what on earth is going on in Westminster. These […]

Are Legal Placements worth an Extra Year at University?

Placements year are becoming the new trend, with universities offering its students the “sandwich year” opportunity to spend in the legal industry. Placement year therefore allows […]

The highest paying law firms for trainees in 2019

With September now upon us, many students and graduates are likely to be thinking about which law firms they want to apply to for vacation schemes […]

Introduction to Privacy for Law Students (Part II)

In Part II of this introduction to privacy, we consider the legislative framework under English law which enshrined privacy and the recent development of the action […]

The Art of the Deal – Corporate Update Summer 2019

As we approach training contract interview season, commercial firms will want to see that applicants know what is going on in the city. Here is an […]

How to Get a Law Training Contract in Finance

If your dream is to become a solicitor, you will have to apply for a training contract before you can practice law. For those who are […]

Introduction to Privacy for Law Students (Part I)

Many doctrines under English law form due to common law, also known as judge-made or case law, where a series of legal cases create and form […]

No Fault Divorce: ending the battle of the blame

Revolutionary changes are occurring in UK divorce law, with the current provisions under review after controversial court cases and public challenges. Evidently, this will be an […]

Legal and Commercial Consequences of the Boeing 737 Max Groundings

The Boeing 737 Max is an American manufactured airliner. Some airlines have lost seats due to the groundings of the 737 Max following two separate fatal […]

Supreme Court Update: What is a fair trial?

The following article will explore a recent UK Supreme Court ruling, ​In the matter of an application by Dennis Hutchings for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) ​[2019] […]

Facebook’s Proposed Cryptocurrency, ‘Libra’: A New Money Laundering Tool?

In the second half of 2019, Facebook revealed concrete plans on its intention to extend its operation and services and embark on a project to produce […]

The War on Single Use Plastics

War on Single Use plastic InterContinental Hotels Group have announced the removal of plastic miniature toiletries from all 5,000+ of its hotels for environmental concerns. This […]

One year of GDPR: the key cases so far – who has suffered and who has had a lucky escape? (Part 2)

This article will examine the case law surrounding the General Data Protection Regulation that came into effect on 25th May 2018. It is part of a […]

Ocado and Waitrose to split after 19 year partnership

The long-standing commercial arrangement between Waitrose and Ocado will come to an end in September 2020, after 19 years of partnership. What’s next for Waitrose? Waitrose’s […]

A Law Student’s Approach to University Applications

Every student’s university application experience will be different – however, feelings of uncertainty and confusion will be common, as well as excitement and optimism about what […]

One Year of GDPR: how did we get here? The cases that helped create GDPR (Part 1)

This article will examine the case law that concerns personal data rights and how they both highlighted the necessity for such protection that is now better […]

Jaguar Land Rover losses take its toll

JLR is the biggest car maker in the UK, employing 40,000 people in Britain as part of its supply chain. In January 2019 they reported cutting […]

Employment Law Update: A Landmark Case on Restrictive Covenants

The UK Supreme Court has recently after 100 years revisited the law regarding restrictive employment covenants in Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd [2019] UKSC 32 . […]

4 Things to Look for in a Prospective Law Firm

Are you a graduate and in search of an employer? Are you finding it hard to pin down the best place to apply? Acquiring a law […]

An Introduction to International Jurisdictional Structures

First of all, it goes without saying that the Jurisdictional Organization of each country has its own way of doing legislate things. This adds an additional […]

Why working as a motoring offences lawyer may be a good career move

During their studies, many students realise that certain areas of the law interest them more than others. For a lawyer, it makes sense to specialise, especially […]

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Training Contract Applications

This article is brought to you by the TSL Mentorship Team.  If you are from a background that is traditionally underrepresented in the legal industry and […]

A Level Law: a Good Choice for Future Lawyers?

Many universities require applicants to have achieved certain A Levels in order to study a course – Maths wants Maths, for example (though my knowledge on […]

Regulatory Changes That Enabled the Rise of Challenger Banks

There is an old paradox of banking being one of the most regulated sectors, yet probably the most distrusted business area. The financial industry has undergone […]

A GDL’s Student Feedback

This time last year I had just finished my undergraduate degree and was excited to begin my study of the Graduate Diploma in Law. One year […]

The Student Lawyer’s Introduction to Sanctions

As prospective lawyers looking to stay commercially aware, you will no doubt be used to seeing the topic of sanctions appearing in the news, often in […]

Everything You Need to Know about the Changes to Future Bar Training

The next two years will see a major overhaul of the established routes to legal qualification in England and Wales.  For prospective solicitors, the Solicitors Qualification […]

Can Brexit Frustrate a Contract?

This article explores the High Court’s decision in Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Ltd -v- European Medicines Agency [2019] EWHC 335 (Ch), which found that Brexit could not frustrate a […]

What should I be including in my law graduate CV?

It’s graduate season and you’re almost ready to walk out in to the world of work. But how do you demonstrate the skills and experience you’ve […]

Supreme Court Offers New Guidance on Libel in the Age of Social Media

In 2012, Mrs Stocker wrote a series of Facebook posts to her ex-husband’s new partner, describing Mr Stocker’s history of domestic violence.  In one of these […]

Class Actions in England and Wales: Right around the Corner?

Class actions have long been a feature of the US litigation landscape.  They can be an effective tool for justice where a claimant’s individual claim is […]

UK Signs Free Trade Agreement with South Korea

The Department for International Trade announced on 10 June that the UK had signed a joint statement for trade continuity with South Korea, allowing the UK […]

Boris Johnson Escapes Prosecution for £350 million Brussels Claim

It was one of the images that came to define the 2016 Brexit referendum: a large red bus along the side of which were printed the […]

ICCA Plans Major Overhaul of Barrister Training

Readers of The Student Lawyer will be well aware of the expense and uncertainties surrounding the long road to becoming a barrister.  The fees alone for […]

What is the Legal Practice Course (LPC)?

If your dream is to become an accomplished solicitor, you’ll need to tackle the unavoidable Legal Practice Course (LPC) once you’ve completed university. The LPC is […]

Interview with J. Daniel Jung, Director at Abraham Lincoln University School of Law

Remi Alli provides us with this fascinating and informative interview with J. Daniel Jung, Esq., Director at Abraham Lincoln University School of Law. He delves into what he sees students and graduates doing wrong when trying to seek further legal employment.

Tax Implications of Buying Physical Gold and Silver in the UK

Buying physical gold and silver has never been easier, with the number of online vendors, high street providers and banks still eager to provide the assets […]

Review: Is the Pomodoro Technique Really Helpful for Productivity ?

As a full-organized (future) lawyer, this review of the pomodoro technique could help you to know how to manage your time perfectly, with a new more […]

The True Story of a Man who Pioneered the Science of Profiling Serial Killers

Review on Mindhunter – An Original Netflix Series adapted from the book “Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit” by John E. Douglas. A look at the origin of the series Mindhunter […]

The Debate on Euthanasia and its Legal Progress Around the World

Life expectancy has dramatically increased in industrialised countries, meaning that euthanasia is now a subject that both a very protected and a sensitive.

Choosing Your A-level Subjects

This piece considers four different points that are important when establishing whether a Law degree is right for you, and whether you are right for one.

The Current Law on Intermediary Liability in Light of the EU GDPR

Even before opening a newspaper, you know that you can expect to see the following on the front page; inappropriate behaviour of politicians, Brexit and the […]

How Medical Negligence Claims Are Changing in the UK

Medical NegligenceAssist.co.uk discuss some of the most recent developments, with regards to current changes in medical negligence claims in the UK.

The Conjunction Junction: A Question of Citizenship

Remi Alli provides us with this fascinating and informative interview with J. Daniel Jung, Esq., Director at Abraham Lincoln University School of Law. He delves into what he sees students and graduates doing wrong when trying to seek further legal employment.

Thinking About Doing a Degree In Law? The Basics

This piece considers four different points that are important when establishing whether a Law degree is right for you, and whether you are right for one.

The Kavanaugh confirmation hearing; beyond the allegations

The impartiality of the Supreme Court has been questioned, particularly following the recent hearing for the now confirmed Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh.

What to expect during your first few months as a law student

It’s a lot harder than you’ve experienced previously. It’s a law school cliché, but it’s a cliché for a reason. My first two weeks were relatively tame.

How to be a Memorable Intern

To succeed as an entrepreneur, you need to know a little about everything, having your fingerprints on every business activity, especially at the beginning

Interview with University of London Law Society

What is it about the University of London Law Society that makes it wholesome, inclusive, and a great social place? A system of free membership ensures […]

Insights from the Bright Network First Year Lawyers Top 100 Event, 12th September 2018

The study of Criminal Law within your LLB or GDL can be one of the more interesting topics for students, but it is important to understand the key concepts in order to do well.

Diversity in the English Legal System

A historic case will be brought before the Supreme Court in October 2018. Historic, not because of its content or judgement, but because of who is making the judgement. For the first time in the Supreme Court’s history, a case will be heard by a female majority.

How to get into Law as a non-law graduate

From the practicalities of the course, to getting you ahead of the competition, this article introduces you to important next steps, as a non-law graduate.

Exploring the Impacts of LASPO

With both campaigners and professionals critiques becoming ever louder, have these aims been met and how has LASPO impacted the justice system?

The Reasonable Man: Subjective or Objective?

The Student Lawyer discusses the case law surrounding the ‘Reasonable Man’ test. Is this a test that is subjective or objective?

Interview with Luke Peake, CEO of Virtual Internships

Luke Pearce CEO of Virtual Internships sits down with Emma Hamnett to discuss all things about Virtual Internships and what the company is about .

What to Do with Your Law Degree If a Career In Law Doesn’t Appeal

Nelson Mandela, Andrea Bocelli, and Barack Obama are just three famous people who studied law without dedicating themselves to this profession. In the UK, around 17,855 were accepted to Law courses in the 2016-2017 period, with 67.5% of students comprising women and 32.5% men. Far less students are admitted to the roll.

Is it Possible to Work as a Freelance Lawyer?

In the last few years, the number of freelance workers in the UK has grown from 2 million to an impressive 4.8 million. Freelancers of all ages, experience levels, and educational backgrounds are needed across industries. It is clear that the new workplace (for many) will be outside of the standard office cubicle within the coming decades.

How to Make the Most of Your Summer as an Aspiring Lawyer

As summer approaches law students all across the country are emerging from libraries and packing up their belongings to head back home for three months of well deserved rest. The Great British Summer awaits, so here are a few productive ways to spend your summer as an aspiring lawyer.

Is the Internet killing traditional advertising?

Advancement in technology and the internet has brought us countless wonders. From the creation of a new, low-cost platform for publication (which you are probably reading […]

A Closer Look at Pimlico Plumbers v Smith

A landmark ruling on the subject of employment rights is set to be made soon, following the recent hearing of Pimlico Plumbers v Smith in the […]

Interview with Louis Huglin – Associate in Film, TV & Theatre at Harbottle & Lewis

Louis Huglin is an Associate in Film, TV & Theatre at UK-based law firm Harbottle & Lewis. Our Deputy Editorial Content Manager spoke to Louis about […]

A closer look at Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police

Nicolas Price explains the recent decision in Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police. He looks into the possible outcomes of a decision that may cause students across the country to go out and buy new textbooks.

Preparing for Assessment centres – where do I start?

The Assessment Centre Now the end of January has passed (finally), and with it the deadline for many vacation schemes and training contracts for City and […]

Skills, Skills, Skills: Demonstrating your Skills in a Job Application

Article by Giovanni Parcou Alongside expressing your enthusiasm and motivation to work for a particular law firm, demonstrating your skills will be just as equally important […]

Homelessness in the UK Reaches Record High

There has been a 169% increase in homelessness since 2010. This  issue is no longer confined to big cities, with three quarters of homeless people living […]

UK Manufacturing Recovery: Highest Output in 10 Years

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported that manufacturing in the UK is at its highest since 2008 which is aided by The Financial Times […]

Lights, Camera, Action: M&A to form the world’s second-biggest cinema operator.

Britain’s renowned cinema operator, Cineworld, has agreed to a buy-out of America’s Regal Entertainment for a sum of $5.8 billion. As it stands currently, Regal Entertainment […]

Government Policy Paper on Benefit and Pension Rates: Will We See Any Improvement in the Workplace?

On the 27th November, the government released a new policy paper named “Proposed benefit and pension rates 2018 to 2019”. It includes new statutory rates for […]

Vulture Capitalism: Playing by The Market’s Rules

Law v Fairness: The relationship in this area of international finance is increasingly under the spotlight in terms of improvements needed in legal clarity and regulation.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Article by Giovanni Parcou Minimum entry requirements (MER) are a common element of law firm application forms, as well as many other corporate and commercial job […]

New academic year, new applications…

It’s that time of year again – vacation scheme and training contract applications have opened and you’re forcing yourself to sit down to fill in those […]

Thousands Stranded as Monarch Airlines Enter into Administration

Monarch Airlines, the UK’s fifth largest airline, has gone into administration, leaving 110,000 customers stranded overseas.

Fieldfisher Continues To Expand with Italian Merger

Fieldfisher opens fifth office in Italy as the firm merges with Bologna firm Lucchini Gattamorta & Associates (LGA), continuing its global expansion spree for 2016-17. The […]

Insurers Warn Brexit No Deal Is Unacceptable

The head of the UK’s insurance trade body warned that a Brexit with no deal would be “unacceptable” for the industry. Huw Evans, the director general […]

Clifford Chance advises Imagination Technologies as the Apple supplier puts itself up for sale

Clifford Chance advises Imagination Technologies, as the UK chip designer puts itself up for sale in the midst of a dispute with Apple.

Southern Rail Overloaded with Unreliable Infrastructure

A report, commissioned by the Government and delayed for six months, has indicated that Southern Rail has been trying to run too many trains on infrastructure […]

Investment in UK Car Industry Falls Due to Brexit Uncertainty

Investment in the UK car industry has fallen to £322 million in the first half of 2017, signalling that companies are either delaying or cancelling investment […]

Alternative Careers: Commercial Options

Article by Giovannia Parcou For many final year students the days counting down to your final exams and being released into the big world of adulthood […]

Brexit & Its Implications For Law Firms

We were joined by Grad Recruiter, Ed Walker to discuss Brexit & its implications for Law Firms and also how to tackle these key commercial awareness topics in applications and interviews.

LPC: Five Tips for Survival

Sarah Hinton draws on her recent experiences of the LPC to bring us her top tips on how to survive this notoriously difficult course and also how to get the most out of it.

What is a Leapfrog Appeal?

A leapfrog appeal is where there is an exclusion clause bypassing the procedure of a case going to the Court of Appeal and enables it to […]

How To Stand Out As A Recent Law School Graduate

There seem to be more law school graduates than there are quality job openings. However, it is imperative that you are not allowing this fact to dissuade […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner Launches Manchester Training Contracts

Earlier this month, international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) announced its decision to commence training contracts in its Manchester office. BLP is an award-winning, leading […]

Slaughter and May’s First Ever London Lateral Hire

Slaughter and May has made its first ever London lateral hire in its 125 year history, recruiting Herbert Smith Freehill’s (HSF) head of pensions, Daniel Schaffer. […]

Clifford Chance and Dechert Advise on $3 Billion Shell Deal

Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance, along with Dechert, White & Case, and Watson Farley & Williams have each won roles on Shell’s $3 billion disposal of […]

Virtual Currencies: A Legal Weakness?

Juliana Ruseva explores the field of digital currencies and the legal framework behind them.

Court Ruling Puts Future of the UK’s ‘Snooper’s Charter’ In Doubt

Adam Hughes analyses a ruling made by the European Court of Justice which could challenge the controversial passing of the Investigatory Powers Act

Applying to University to Study a Law Degree

Applying to university can be stressful, but applying to study Law can be particularly difficult as it’s one of the highest ranked degrees in the UK […]

Commercial Awareness – The Elephant in the Room

Written by Shelina Khudurun Commercial Awareness. This is one the most important phrases that you will most definitely hear throughout your legal career. It’s not only […]

Advocacy: What to do to Improve it

  Advocacy is a term that you will find popping up consistently throughout your research and applications to chambers. The main question is: how do I […]

Practising Law as a Global Citizen

On Monday, in partnership with Herbert Smith Freehills and CRCC Asia, we held a Facebook Live Event on Practising Law as a Global Citizen. Our speakers […]

Marshalling – Crucial Experience for the Aspiring Barrister

What is marshalling? Why should I do it? I’m glad you asked… Last August, on a warm summer’s morning I was escorted (of my own volition, […]

A Review of GDL Study Guides

The Graduate Diploma in Law is underway, and students have started making notes to help them achieve the elusive distinction. You may have already seen people consulting various guides and case books, during lectures and tutorials. A quick Google search of ‘GDL revision guides’ throws up a number of different companies, making students spoiled for choice. Therefore, we’ve reviewed the most popular GDL guides currently on the market, in order to make the decision a little easier for you.

Crowdfunding – The Way Forward For Funding Public Law Cases?

Adam Hughes takes a look at the fast growing way of funding legal cases and how they are helping to break down barriers to justice.

10 questions to ask at the end of an interview

With students in first and second year eagerly (or maybe not…) awaiting the arrival of the next round of applications for vacation schemes and training contracts […]

The Psychology of Lawyers Explored

  The Student Lawyer’s Joseph Docherty has been speaking with Edward Walker, former Graduate Recruitment Manager at Pinsent Masons, about his insightful research into the psychology […]

Interview with Andrew Arruda – CEO and Co Founder of ROSS Intelligence

Andrew Arruda is the CEO and Co-Founder of ROSS Intelligence, an artificially intelligent lawyer built on Watson, IBM’s cognitive computer. Commonly referred to as ‘the smartest lawyer’, ROSS is trained to read the law, understand and answer research questions, getting smarter each time.

Since its launch, ROSS has been featured worldwide in magazines and newspapers, such as TechCrunch, Wired, New Scientist, Financial Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Guardian. TSL’s Deputy Editorial Content Manager, spoke to Andrew about ROSS and the impact AI could have on the legal profession.

BPTC Scholarship Interview: What to Expect

I recently attended a dreaded BPTC scholarship interview, and lived to tell the tale! What follows is an outline of my experience at Lincoln’s Inn, whilst I […]

Supreme Court Ruling Changes Joint Enterprise Test

In a land mark ruling yesterday in the case of R v Jogee, the Supreme Court adjusted the threshold required to be held liable through joint […]

Ashurst Relocate London Home After 30 Years

Silver circle firm Ashurst is moving its London office after 30 years of work under its Appold Street roof. Ashurst currently occupies a little over 200,000 […]

Things for Lawyers: The best bag you can buy

In the new Things for Lawyers series, we’ll be exploring some of the best items money can buy to make work easier, more fun or to help you look good while doing it.

Becoming A Paralegal: Advice for Aspiring Graduates

Jodie McMaster provides tips on how to secure a paralegal job, and how it can help aspiring solicitors to secure training contracts. Paralegal positions are often seen as a step forward to securing a training contract. So those, who want to pursue the paralegal career, should be prepared to justify that in the interview.

Infrastructure Act: Attack on Private Ownership Rights: Part 2

In Part 2, the impact of the Infrastructure Act on the treatment of land and the Acts impact on proprietary rights is compared with foreign legal systems.

Infrastructure Act: Attack on Private Ownership Rights: Part 1

The passing of the Infrastructure Act may benefit energy companies, but this may come at a cost and threaten the long held rights of land owners.

Sanctions Against Russia: Binding In Law But Not In Fact?