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EU could punish misbehaving nations financially rather than with Article 7

14th November 2017

Support is growing throughout the EU to use condition-based funding to curb misbehaving nations. The EU is having a hard time of late keeping its house in order with both Poland and Hungary not conforming to the…

Tax dodge sanctioned by Isle of Man law

8th November 2017

In 2004, the same lawyers who promoted a scheme with the intention of allowing Swiss bank clients to hide their money helped the authorities to amend the rules. Seven months later, the law was changed, coming amid…

The case for a deposit return scheme

23rd October 2017

Only 57% of plastic bottles sold in the UK in 2016 were collected for recycling, compared to more than 96% in Denmark. Why the difference? Denmark has a deposit return scheme. While the UK has taken great strides…

Magna Carta and the historical features of Runnymede

17th October 2017

“At Runnymede, at Runnymede, Oh, hear the reeds at Runnymede:-- ‘You mustn't sell, delay, deny, A freeman's right or liberty. It makes the stubborn Englishry, We saw 'em roused…

Royal Mail applies for injunction to prevent postal strike

10th October 2017

The Royal Mail has confirmed that it will apply for a High Court injunction in a bid to prevent its postal workers from going on strike. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has voted to strike for 48 hours from…

First female Supreme Court president sworn in

4th October 2017

For the first time, a woman has been sworn in as president of the UK’s Supreme Court. Lady (Brenda) Hale, who is 72-years-old, also made history in 2004 when she became the country’s first female Law…

A guide to the UK’s historic legal buildings

2nd October 2017

The British legal system is widely regarded as one of the finest in the world. The histories of the UK’s various courts of law stretch back over centuries and have long acted as a benchmark of how justice can…

The UK’s most important legal battles: past and present

19th September 2017

With its long history and ancient institutions, the UK has seen its fair share of landmark court decisions and important legal battles. The impact of these cases cannot be overstated and have helped to shape the…