April 3, 2020

The Coronavirus Act 2020 came into force on 25 March (s. 87).  For the next two years at least, it is likely to represent the UK Government’s main legal response to the coronavirus outbreak (s. 89(1) and  s. 90).  Like all legislative texts, the Coronavirus Act does no...

March 4, 2020

For several years now, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has been working toward the design and implementation of a single, centrally administered, examination which all prospective solicitors will be required to sit and pass.  The formal title of this new asse...

January 31, 2020

On 30 January 2020, the Council of the European Union (Council) voted to adopt  the agreement on the withdrawal of the UK and Northern Ireland from the EU (withdrawal agreement).  This followed the approval of the agreement by the European Parliament (EP) on 29 January...

January 9, 2020

Next Tuesday and Wednesday (14 and 15 January 2020), the Court of Appeal is scheduled to hear the government’s challenge against a High Court ruling on the lawfulness of  a key component of the regulatory regime created by the Immigration Act 2014 - the so-called “righ...

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...

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 [...

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