November 8, 2019

Racism in British universities is not being addressed, it is being managed.  As far as it is possible to do so, the “management” of racism principally takes the form of an assertion - advanced through a variety of discursive forms - that university governing bodies and...

October 23, 2019

On 19 October 2019, the UK Parliament was formally presented with the text of a document which purports to set out the terms on which the UK will withdraw from the European Union.  However, the inescapable conclusion to be drawn from the various transitional arrangemen...

October 9, 2019

As a consequence of the European Union (withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019, the European Council (EC) is bound to consider granting the UK a further extension on the Article 50(3) negotiating period, if, by 19 October 2019, the UK parliament has neither approved the terms by...

July 29, 2019

A Review of Aziz Choudry (ed.), Activists and the Surveillance State: Learning from Repression, Pluto Press, 2019.  264 pp. £29.00 (PB). ISBN: 978 0 7453 3780 7

“So what is the purpose of undercover policing?  It has not been successful in the sense of traditional polic...

June 16, 2019

A Review of Benjamin Martill and Uta Staiger (eds.), Brexit and Beyond: Rethinking the Futures of Europe, UCL Press, 2018.  293 pp. £35 (HB). ISBN: 978-1-78735-277-3

   

                                                                                             1...

April 1, 2019

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force across all member states within the European Union on 18 May 2018.  It establishes a framework of legal principles, backed by appropriate enforcement mechanisms and sanctions, governing...

March 22, 2019

As has been widely reported, the European Council agreed the UK government’s request for an extension of the date set for it to leave the European Union.  No-one expected the Article 50 extension to come without conditions, but few were able to accurately predict the n...

March 5, 2019

The proposition that racism is injurious to both victims and perpetrators rests at the heart of the recent decision of the UK High Court in the case of  R (On the Application of Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [...

February 8, 2019

It is estimated that in the ten year period between 1974 and 1984 5,000 private individuals were identified by name in intelligence reports, created by undercover police officers, about political campaign meetings and other events (Inquiry Transcript, 31.1.2019: p. 55-...

January 28, 2019

On 8 February 2019 (in less than two weeks), the period for universities to respond to the UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment’s (UKSCQA) commissioned reports on the problem of “degree inflation” comes to an end.

Of the twenty-two consultation questions posed,...

Please reload

Featured Posts

2014 brought the effective demise of the Joint Academic Stage Board (JASB) regulatory framework governing the university stage of legal training. Exac...

Qualifying Law Degree 2020

January 9, 2018

1/1
Please reload

Recent Posts