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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Trump’s Litigation Battle

The news that Joe Biden has already won the election despite some states not officially calling the result, cause angst among Republicans who still hope that the remaining few votes will swing to Trump. Elsewhere in the country, and on Donald Trump’s official twitter, the Republican campaign are threatening to sue the process for fraud …

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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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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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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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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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