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General Overview: About me and the course.

Having decided to set myself the personal and professional challenge of becoming a lawyer, I opted to study the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) with the University of Law. 175 more words

Public Law

Mid-terms Matter - packing and cracking

It is time to take Republicans onto the floor of Congress and wipe up the floor with their ideologies.

just another rant …

The things on my mind while Congress continues to take a few days here there … everywhere ~ off … 1,075 more words

United States

Paul Weller's children: another brick in the wall of privacy law

The judgment in the privacy case of three of pop singer Paul Weller’s children (Weller v Associated Newspapers has caused a little confusion – not least among some of the press who might be expected to need to understand it best. 1,584 more words


High Court strikes down laws prohibiting donations to political parties and spending on election campaigns

Unions NSW v NSW HCA 58

The High Court held invalid recent changes to the NSW political donations and campaign expenditure laws.  The laws would have prohibited donations to political parties by any person not on the electoral roll, and where an overall cap on campaign spending by political parties otherwise applied, would have deemed expenditure on a campaign by ‘affiliated organisations’ of a political party (eg, unions) as being expenditure by that political party. 701 more words

Case Note

Nigel Evans legal fees: thank the Tories we don't have to pay

Friends of Nigel Evans, the British House of Commons deputy speaker cleared of nine sexual offences, have complained that he has been financially wiped out by £130,000 of defence costs in the court case. 1,076 more words


Case Note: City of Edinburgh Council against a decision of the Lothian Valuation Appeal Committee

On 9 April 2014 the Court of Session issued its decision in an appeal by the City of Edinburgh Council against a decision of the Lothian Valuation Appeal Committee. 821 more words

Scots Law

Introducing the second edition of Elliott and Thomas, Public Law (OUP 2014)

This week, the second edition of Public Law – the textbook that I write with Robert Thomas – is published by Oxford University Press. Although it is only three years since the first edition was published, much has happened since then.  617 more words

Studying Law