Category Archives: Law

Resolving Complex Problems – Academics to the Rescue 43

In reality, legal problems are often multi faceted – with many issues to resolve – for example, trespass to goods, public law, human rights, remedial and theoretical. The artificial academic questions, which teachers set, do not prepare students for the wild outside world. While … Read More »

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The duty of care – Academics to the Rescue 42

A homeless man was trying trying to cross North Street, Guildford. Someone had punched him, and his face was cut. A female motorist in a Range Rover shouted at him. I thought to myself – there but for fortune go … Read More »

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Hiroshima – Nagasaki – Academics to the Rescue 41

Operations Order No 35 was a typewritten order on buff paper sent 70 years ago by the Operations Commander of the 509th bombardment group to Lt Colonel Tibbets.  It ordered him to drop an atomic bomb on one of three … Read More »

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Project Blue – Academics to the Rescue 40

Property Law Reflects Social Change. One summer ten years ago I worked at a firm of solicitors that specialised in conveyancing – advertising on the internet, working in an open plan office on an out-of-town estate close to a supermarket. … Read More »

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The Glass Floor – Academics to the Rescue 39

Dr Abigail McKnight from the LSE has produced a study in which she finds that well-off families create a ‘glass floor’ to ensure their children’s success. ‘The fact that middle class families are successful in hoarding the best opportunities in … Read More »

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Nzolameso v Westminster – Academics to the Rescue 38

Nzolamesco v Westminster [2015] UKSC 22 is important, because the Supreme Court applies reasonableness as a ground for judicial review. Titina Nzolameso (single mother of 5) lived in privately rented property in Westminster for four years until 2012, but was forced to … Read More »

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The Queen’s Nazi Salute – Academics to the Rescue 37

The Queen is pictured this week, on the front page of the Sun and other newspapers, performing a Nazi salute with her mother, sister and uncle, the Duke of Windsor, the future King Edward VIII.  The photograph is a still … Read More »

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