General

New Appointments to the Supreme Court – Any hope for diversity? Dr Rachel Cahill-O’Callaghan

Posted on 27 April 2017 by Helen Martin

Applications for the three positions on the UK Supreme Court are currently being considered by the Appointments Commission. The process will result in the appointment of two Supreme Court Justices and a new President of the Supreme Court, replacing Lord Neuberger, Lord Toulson and Lord Clarke. Whilst the appointments are strictly on merit, the current
Read more


Research, highlighted in the dictionary

Law Research at Cardiff – Dr Russell Sandberg

Posted on 14 November 2016 by Helen Martin

At Cardiff our students are taught by experts in the field. Cardiff University was ranked as the fifth best University in the UK in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014. Our students share classrooms with academics who write leading textbooks and whose academic work is renowned across the globe. Legal academics at Cardiff
Read more





Quilting and Justice for LB – Lucy Series

Posted on 21 May 2014 by Christopher Burns

On 4th July 2013 Connor Sparrowhawk drowned in a bath in an assessment and treatment unit in Oxfordshire. Connor was a handsome, creative, irreverent young man, who happened to have autism, learning disabilities and epilepsy. An independent investigation into his death found that it was preventable, that the risks presented by his epilepsy had not
Read more



Diary of a UK Innocence Project 9: A Week of Innocence and Common Purpose – Julie Price

Posted on 17 April 2014 by Christopher Burns

This blog first appeared on thejusticegap.com Our fourth Innocence Week has been and gone. It’s Cardiff Law School’s annual contribution to raising awareness of wrongful convictions and problems with the criminal appeals system. We also use it to fundraise for South Wales Against Wrongful Conviction (formerly South Wales Liberty), our local support group that offers
Read more



Copyright and Premier League Football in South Wales Pubs – Making Sense of the Law – Dr Luke McDonagh

Posted on 4 March 2014 by Christopher Burns

The issue of copyright infringement in relation to Sky satellite television broadcasts – and broadcasts of Premier League football matches in particular – has recently made national news headlines. In late January several pubs in South Wales, including pubs in Cardiff and Swansea, were accused by agents representing the Premier League of broadcasting football games
Read more