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Lessons of a Police Station Representative

Lessons of a Police Station Representative

Friday, December 8, 2017

The training is over, and Heulwen has been attending various police stations across Oxfordshire, and beyond, to represent clients. Heulwen tells us how she is getting on: “I hugely enjoyed my training as a police station representative, even when clients were vomiting in a bin next to my feet (click here to read about that experience…) but nothing compared to attending alone to represent clients. Since qualifying, I have represented clients in relation to serious offences, and some rather amusing matters (in hindsight, following their release without charge of course); I have... Read More

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Friday, December 8, 2017

On December 2nd 1949, the General Assembly adopted the “United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of others”.  This covered the eradication of contemporary forms of... Read More

Common Law Marriage: A Myth

Common Law Marriage: A Myth

Friday, December 8, 2017

Resolution, a Family Law Group, has warned that millions of unmarried couples who live together could be unaware of their rights in the event of a break up. This follows a survey which uncovered that two-thirds of cohabiting couples wrongly believe that a ‘common law marriage’ exists... Read More

Divorce - An Outdated Law?

Divorce - An Outdated Law?

Friday, December 8, 2017

The case of Owens and Owens, recently heard in the Court of Appeal has ignited the debate surrounding the notion of so-called ‘no fault’ divorce. In this case, Tini Owens sought to overturn an earlier Court decision ruling that her application to divorce her husband, Hugh Owens should not be granted. Mrs Owens alleged in her divorce petition that the marriage had irretrievably... Read More

Is there a class divide in our judicial system?

Is there a class divide in our judicial system?

Friday, December 8, 2017

If you have looked at any form of media recently, you will have seen the phrases “too posh for prison” and “toff justice” relating to the Oxford University medical student Lavinia Woodward. Miss Woodward was spared a custodial sentence by His Honour Judge Pringle QC at her sentencing hearing in September 2017 whereby she was sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment, suspended for 18 months following a guilty plea to one offence of unlawful wounding. The case has... Read More

New European regulations cause airport delays

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New European regulations cause airport delays A measure adopted by the European Council in April of this year is aiming to enhance immigration checks made at border control for those entering and exiting the Schengen Area. The amendment obliges all member... Read More

As acid attacks increase, pressure to tighten regulations mounts

As acid attacks increase, pressure to tighten regulations mounts

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

As acid attacks increase, pressure to tighten regulations mounts Pressure to tighten laws related to the purchase and possession of corrosive substances is increasing after a significant rise in acid attacks in the UK over the course of the past year.... Read More

Gender Pay Gap - Myth or Reality

Gender Pay Gap - Myth or Reality

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Gender Pay Gap – myth or reality?   Unless you have been living under a rock, it is likely that you will have heard about the BBC wage gap scandal for its top presenters. Whilst perhaps an insight into the lives of those we see most regularly... Read More

Facts or Feelings: The Case of Charlie Gard

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Whatever your opinion regarding the outcome, the Court battle surrounding 11-month old Charlie Gard is a heartbreaking one. We discuss the legal aspects below.  Britain’s legal realm has recently found itself in an unprecedented dilemma that... Read More

What is it like to work with us? Maryam provides her experience below

What is it like to work with us? Maryam provides her experience below

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Work Experience Article   University seemed like a breeze after my first day of working in a fast paced law firm. The pressure to get your work done is intense but when you’re thrown into the deep end, swimming becomes a basic instinct.  ... Read More

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