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Famous TV judges and court shows – are they authentic?

27th March 2017

Although intended to provide entertainment, legal professionals believe court shows can have a significant influence on the public’s perception of the British legal system. The question of authenticity…

Philip Davies MP and the process of filibustering in Parliament

24th March 2017

On February 24th, Conservative MP Philip Davies spent one and a half hours introducing 50 minor amendments to a Bill in a bid to prevent it from passing. The process, known as “filibustering”, has been…

Six points and £200 fine for using phone while driving

23rd March 2017

On March 1st, new measures were introduced to deter drivers from using their mobile phones while driving. Those now caught using phones while behind the wheel face six points on their licence and a £200 fine,…

Most bizarre legal cases throughout history

13th March 2017

From the infamous Jaffa Cake legal battle to the more unusual story of a citizen’s arrest by Batman in Bradford, bizarre legal cases make the headlines on a weekly basis. Those considering taking a job as a…

UK exporters face £6 billion in extra costs in Brexit deal

6th March 2017

British exporters could face up to £6 billion a year in extra costs if the UK leaves the European Union without a trade deal, according to a recent article in The Guardian. Despite Theresa May insisting that…

New UK legislation for 2017

3rd March 2017

Several pieces of legislation, including a minimum wage increase and the ban of microbeads, will be introduced in 2017. With so many legal changes already being introduced this year, Law Absolute has created a…

New measures introduced to protect domestic violence victims in court

28th February 2017

Domestic violence victims will no longer face being interrogated by their former partners in court under new proposed legislation. The move follows campaigns from women’s rights and victims support groups,…

Trials and tribulations of Britain’s justice secretary

24th January 2017

Whilst it may not be quite the same as the legal jobs in central London you can find with LAW Absolute, the position of UK justice secretary is nevertheless worth learning about if you are a student or current…