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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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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Mental health throughout the application window

The relationship between mental health and the application window is usually a bitter one with many ups and downs. Balancing applications, university work and having a social life can be overwhelming and lead to stress. So, what can you do to ensure that you remain productive while maintaining a good level of energy? This article …

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Libra pulled the trigger: The emergence of RSCoin

My previous article explained cryptocurrencies in a commercial context. This article aims to build on that by looking at the recent trends of cryptocurrencies in the United Kingdom. The Bank of England are considering developing their own cryptocurrency called RSCoin. Back in 2019 we saw the breakdown of Libra following the United States Congressional hearing …

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Finding your Firm Fit: How I Chose the Right Firm for Me

Matthew Berrick recently spoke with Tom Carron, a future trainee at CMS, about how to choose the right firm for you. In this guest piece, Tom Carron details his route into commercial law and how he approached the applications season. Thanks for sharing your insight! Many people jump into training contract applications without really thinking …

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Will Coronavirus finally kill Britain’s high street?

By Emily Chesson, Research Assistant at BCU Brexit Centre Studies The future of the high street has looked gloomy for a long time, far before the Coronavirus pandemic. The onset of the virus has only made it more difficult for retailers to ‘bounce back’. With online shopping being quicker, easier and more practical than ever …

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