The UK Immigration Bill: Delivering the ‘will’ of the British People?

With the Coronavirus pandemic taking centre stage on news headlines all around the world for the past 6 months, a hugely significant piece of legislation seems to have slipped off the national radar. That legislation is the hotly contested Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU withdrawal) Act 2020, colloquially termed the ‘Immigration Bill’. The Bill …

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What does the new ‘tier’ system mean for the hospitality industry?

There seems to be a recurring theme of economic struggle in several posts to The Legal Line Up blog, and a key industry yet to be analysed is the hospitality sector. Whilst I would love to write this piece about how the hospitality industry is booming and employment is higher than ever, the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Should Fans Be Allowed Back Into Stadiums?

“The life and soul of communities”. This is the phrase Boris Johnson used to describe sports teams in his announcement to the House of Commons on Tuesday 22nd September – and he is certainly right. The planned return of spectators to sporting events on 1st October has now been put on hold for an estimated …

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What is GDPR and why is it so prominent at the moment?

Since the introduction of the UK government’s ‘Track and Trace’ system, we have seen the acronym ‘GDPR’ consistently floating around in the media. In this post, I am going to look at what the General Date Protection Regulations (GDPR) are and why it is so prominent in the media at the moment. I will also …

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A Commercial Q: Aviation vs COVID-19. What Impact has the Virus had on the Aviation Industry?

In recent weeks, there has been a spotlight on the aviation industry following the UK’s new 14-day quarantine rules for travellers arriving in the country. This follows the actions of Australia and New Zealand – well, they did it 3 months ago… But look at them now! The rules have caused nothing short of uproar …

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A Commercial Q: The future of renewable energy and what this means for law firms…

When that dreaded commercial awareness question comes up, whether it be in an application or interview, a students first thought is to start talking about BREXIT or technology. In the future, I imagine COVID-19 will be just as popular. Whilst these are certainly ‘issues of the day’ which have a marked impact on a law …

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