The US Justice Department Takes on Google

On Tuesday, the US Justice Department commenced legal action against Google, accusing it of illegal anticompetitive practices. This move reflects increasing frustration on both sides of the political spectrum in the United States about the power and influence in so-called ‘Big Tech’, particularly Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. The Lawsuit The Justice Department is bringing …

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A Day in the Life of a Media (& Technology / Entertainment) Lawyer

With media and technology being a staple in the lives of nearly everyone in the 20th century, Annabel Smith decided interviewing two lawyers from this sector would be both insightful and eye opening to sectors that aren’t traditionally thought of when choosing to where to qualify. In this week’s article, Annabel Smith interviewed two media …

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US Law firms: Insights from a Future Trainee

For this week's article, The Legal Line Up team spoke with Future Trainee Solicitor Joe Mallet about the so-called 'US Law firms'. Joe breaks down who these firms are and what attracted him to them, as well as offering insight into the various benefits of training at US Law firms. Thanks to Joe for sharing …

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Life as a paralegal at DLA Piper

In this article, Matthew Berrick interviews Chetan Mistry about his experience working at DLA Piper. This piece focuses on the roles and responsibilities of being a paralegal and some tips for aspiring solicitors. Huge thank you to Chetan for sharing his insight! Tell me a bit about yourself and what does a career in commercial …

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Our athletes stood up: Lawmakers turn to push for change.

In this guest piece, Nathan Davis and Elisa Daykin explore how current laws are failing to tackle racism in both the UK and USA, the ways in which you can help bring about reform, and the active role athletes are playing in enacting change. If you have any further questions regarding please contact Nathan, Elisa …

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Empowering the Conscious Consumer: Technology and the Fashion Industry

In this guest piece, Sofia Vdovichenko takes a closer look at the impacts of technology on consumerism in the fashion industry. Sofia is a dual qualifying lawyer on route to become an Irish Solicitor and New York Attorney-at-Law. If you have have any further questions regarding this piece feel free to contact Sofia Vdovichenko or …

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The Internal Market Bill: A Violation of International Law

With world attention continually focused on the Covid-19 pandemic, news stories which would previously have occupied the airwaves have been somewhat ignored. One of the most worrying of these concerns the UK Government’s proposed Internal Market Bill which seeks to give ministers the power to disapply and alter elements of the Northern Ireland Protocol contained …

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Equality won’t happen on its own, we have to make it happen: An analysis of gender equality in the legal profession.

"Women belong in all places where decisions are being made…it shouldn’t be that women are the exception."Ruth Bader Ginsburg. US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sadly died on Saturday. Ginsburg struggled against blatant sexism to become the second women to serve as a justice on the nation’s highest court; she was an advocate for …

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Application Season For First Time Applicants

During the last couple of weeks, I’ve had a number of aspiring lawyers contact me about the application process. Many are applying for the first time. They feel overwhelmed by the amount of information available for aspiring lawyers and don’t know where to start. In this article I discuss some FAQs that I’ve received from …

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Lionel Messi: The Impossible Move – Possible?

In this guest piece, The Legal Pitch and solicitor Jack Taylor, explore the recent legal ramifications of the dispute between Lionel Messi and Barcelona Football Club. Over to The Legal Pitch for their insight! Why Leave Now? For FC Barcelona this was not meant to happen. A few years ago, the thought of Lionel Messi …

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