Reform

August 14, 2020

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.
July 23, 2020

The Future Lawyer Weekly Update – w/c 20th July

The round-up of the stories that a budding Student Lawyer should be aware of this week. Sign up here to get these updates in your inbox every […]
July 20, 2020

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.
March 1, 2020

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.
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.
September 18, 2019

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 […]