Below is a open letter written by Kimberly, who has provided us with regular articles for the blog throughout her Level 6 studies: Just past noon on the 5th of June 2018, we just finished our three-hour long equity exam. I’d like to pass on this one last message. To our lecturers, Kate, Richard, Jonathan, […]Read more "And it’s time for the Level 6 students to leave us"
In the last few months, there have been three separate actions before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) regarding the environment, specifically air pollution requirements and the logging of UNESCO World Heritage site, the Bialowieza forest. The European Union has been more that just an economic organisation for many decades, and the […]Read more "The Environment in the CJEU: Recent developments"
Towards the end of last term, Charles King, Margaret Young and Lise Seager of Cotswold Barristers came to the University of Gloucestershire to give law students an opportunity to take part in a mock mediation exercise. Mediation is one mechanism for resolving legal disputes outside of the court system that is potentially a quicker, cheaper […]Read more "Law students take part in mock mediation run by Cotswold Barristers"
Tomorrow, Ireland will go to the polls in order to vote on whether or not to repeal the current law on abortion. According to the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland, there is an equal right to life of a mother and an unborn child. The recognition of this equal right was enshrined into […]Read more "#RepealTheEighth or #SaveTheEighth"
This March, the Legal Services Board (LSB), which is responsible for overseeing 10 separate professional governing bodies, including the Solicitors Regulation Authority and (SRA) and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), gave approval for a new qualifying regime for solicitors. Before this announcement, the LSB had delayed plans to approve a change in the training […]Read more "New exam, Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), progresses with an amber light"
On 23rd September 2015, Van Dongen’s former partner, Berlinah Wallace, threw a glass of sulphuric acid into his face. He was taken into hospital and suffered physically and mentally. Fifteen months after the attack, Mr Van Dongen travelled to Belgium to visit a Euthanasia clinic and end his life. They had been together for five […]Read more "Is Driving Someone to Euthanasia Murder?"
News coverage of the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar has slowly died down within the last three or so months. However, it has been reported that within the last few days, Rohingya Muslims are slowly returning to Myanmar. However, it had been claimed by neighbouring Bangladesh, where many of the refugees fled, that those groups never left […]Read more "THE ROHINGYA STORY: NOT OVER YET"