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Deprivation of liberty: The media are missing the real story – Lucy Series

Posted on 12 November 2013 by Christopher Burns

Last week the Daily Mail and the Telegraph newspapers covered a recent ruling of the Court of Protection concerning deprivation of liberty.  Mr Justice Jackson ruled that a 67 year […]

Transparency in the family courts – online videos of children and social workers – Dr Julie Doughty

Posted on 13 September 2013 by Christopher Burns

The proposal issued in July by the President of the Family Division to publish more family court decisions was eagerly seized on by some newpapers as a victory in their […]

Zero hours contracts: who benefits? – Pauline Roberts

Posted on 13 August 2013 by Christopher Burns

Media interest in ‘zero hours contracts’ has escalated over the last week, following up recent research which suggested a more widespread use of these types of arrangements than that indicated […]

Cardiff Law School’s Summer Work Placement Scheme with Clintons

Posted on 23 July 2013 by Christopher Burns

At Cardiff Law School, we encourage our students to undertake relevant work experience and to learn new skills that they can apply to a graduate career of their choice. We […]

Deemed Consent for Organ Transplantation in Wales – Tom Hayes

Posted on 5 July 2013 by Christopher Burns

During national transplant week we are reminded of the triumph of modern medicine that allows organs and tissue of the recently deceased to be transplanted into those in need. There […]

ECJ Ruling Helps Spanish Mortgage Holders – Dr. Cliona Kelly

Posted on 30 April 2013 by Christopher Burns

In November 2012 in Spain, public anger at the number of repossession orders issued against homeowners in arrears resulted in an agreement being reached with banks to suspend evictions of […]

Why Lady Hale should be the Deputy President of the Supreme Court? – Dr. Rachel Cahill-O’Callaghan

Posted on 23 April 2013 by Christopher Burns

Lord Hope is set to retire in June 2013.  His successor, Lord Hodge, has already been appointed.  A decision has not yet been reached as to who takes his role […]