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Cross-border justice - the pro bono service supporting British citizens abroad

When a British citizen becomes a victim of serious crime abroad, do they have a fair crack at justice? The reality is that most of them don't.

16 Apr 2014 | 17:18

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inner image The Nigel Evans case - justice has been done, but at a cost

Nigel Evans is not guilty of the offences he was charged with. I’m pleased for him...

15 Apr 2014 | 14:22

inner image Mr Grayling: why he’s wrong about replacing the Human Rights Act

In this article, first published on the Halsbury's Law Exchange blog, Stephen Hockman QC questions Justice Secretary Chris Grayling's plans to replace the Human Rights Act

08 Apr 2014 | 16:27

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A&O and the collapsed SFO corruption case: blame the lawyers, but which ones?

The FT has reported that two A&O lawyers have avoided being referred to the Attorney General’s office for an investigation into whether they had committed a contempt of court.

27 Mar 2014 | 16:31

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Seven-year itch: billion-dollar YouTube-Viacom dispute settles, lawyers despair

Seven years seems to be the optimum time it takes before content owners and service providers get tired of intellectual property (IP) litigation and settle. And, boy, is 2014 the year they are settling.

26 Mar 2014 | 09:54

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The Oscar Pistorius murder trial - the little-reported legal questions

In this article, first published on the Halsbury's Law Exchange blog, Felicity Gerry looks at the legal background to the high-profile muder trial of South African 'Blade Runner' Olympian Oscar Pistorious

13 Mar 2014 | 13:59

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Managing type 1 diabetes and life as a magic circle partner

Slaughter and May partner James Cripps recently retired after over 35 years at the firm. Together with his former boss, Jonathan Haw, and their wives, Margaret and Hélène, they helped to establish the type 1 diabetes charity JDRF in the UK. In this ...

11 Mar 2014 | 13:42

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Who owns the copyright to Ellen DeGeneres' record-breaking Oscars selfie?

Now that the 2014 Oscars have been awarded, there is something left to reflect upon, besides why Leonardo DiCaprio seems unable to bring home one those precious little statues. It is a copyright-related question, and concerns what has become the mo...

04 Mar 2014 | 15:32

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Privilege and reporting the contents of documents read by the court

The fair and accurate reporting of court proceedings has long been protected from libel action by the defence of privilege. Contemporaneous fair and accurate reports of court proceedings in public are now protected by absolute privilege and other fair...

27 Feb 2014 | 11:02

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Reforming judicial review: cutting pointless delay or preventing legitimate challenge?

After the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill's second reading in the House of Commons yesterday (24 February), Angela Patrick, director of human rights at JUSTICE considers the Government’s proposals for the future of judicial review

25 Feb 2014 | 15:17

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Miranda rights? David Miranda challenge dismissed in 'pungent' High Court ruling

The High Court has rejected all the arguments supporting David Miranda's application for judicial review of his detention at Heathrow Airport in August last year. In a highly readable and pungent judgment, Laws LJ has some robust things to say about t...

20 Feb 2014 | 10:44

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Food for thought: is an unauthorised photo of your restaurant meal an IP breach?

I do it. My friends do it. And I suspect that you've occasionally done it. It is what is colloquially referred to as 'food porn' - the salivating over restaurant menus online in preparation for a meal and then, depending on your social media connected...

18 Feb 2014 | 14:03

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Why being an LLP member could become more taxing

Limited liability partnership (LLP) members do not fit comfortably into a partner or an employee straitjacket, and rightly so. This is part of the much-heralded flexibility of the LLP structure which was introduced so successfully over a decade ago. ...

17 Feb 2014 | 16:55

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Caveat emptor - why investigations expertise seals the M&A deal

M&A legal due diligence - anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions, and criminal and regulatory risk - is now an integral feature of corporate transactions, and its importance only increases as governments and international regulators expand ...

14 Feb 2014 | 13:26

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The Amanda Knox case and the politics of extradition law

In this article, first published on the Halsbury's Law Exchange blog, Merry Neal breaks down the latest developments in the increasingly complex Amanda Knox case

10 Feb 2014 | 15:55

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