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The UK’s new aid target law and the future of development – Professor Ambreena Manji

Posted on 16 July 2015 by Christopher Burns

Introduction In March 2015, the United Kingdom passed the International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Act (‘the Target Act’). This legislation commits the UK to spending 0.7% of gross national […]

Brussels in the shadow of “Better Regulation” – Dr Rachel Minto

Posted on 25 June 2015 by Christopher Burns

The UK is firmly in the grips of debate over its future in the EU.  Meanwhile, in Brussels… Now the political dust has settled following the General Election, the British […]

EU Exchange Wales: Academics and policy-makers discuss Europe by Dr Rachel Minto

Posted on 23 February 2015 by Christopher Burns

The Welsh Government offices are but a stone’s throw from the back door of the University’s Law Building. For many of us in these two institutions, the European Union (EU) […]

Welfare Cases in the Court of Protection – Adam Mercer, Abigail Walbridge and Katie Mobbs

Posted on 9 February 2015 by Christopher Burns

Adam Mercer and Abigail Walbridge are third year students at Cardiff Law School. Katie Mobbs graduated from Cardiff School of Law and Politics in 2014, and is now working for […]

Is International Law… International? – Professor Urfan Khaliq

Posted on 14 November 2014 by Lucy Cone

When politicians and lawyers talk of ‘international law’ we take the term for granted. Everyone refers to it but what is it and where does it come from? For example, […]

Legal Wales Conference 2014: students address practitioners on children and young people’s rights to mental health services in Wales

Posted on 13 November 2014 by Lucy Cone

LPC students Katie Morgan and Charlotte Pritchard talk about their experience presenting at this year’s Legal Wales Conference 2014 held at Bangor University. "We were extremely pleased to be selected […]

Gender trouble and copyright in the realm of theatre – Dr Luke McDonagh, Lecturer in Law

Posted on 2 October 2014 by Lucy Cone

David Mamet’s decision during this past summer to terminate performances of ‘Oleanna’ by the Alchemist Theatre in Milwaukee after a male actor was cast in a female role brings to […]

Compensation Culture: How Insurers Contribute – Professor Richard Lewis

Posted on 23 September 2014 by Lucy Cone

Students of tort at Cardiff learn that “compensation culture” can mean a variety of things. Usually it is associated with an explosion in the number of claims for personal injury […]

Will a rise in the National Minimum Wage be sufficient to turn the clock back on low pay? – Dr Lydia Hayes

Posted on 23 September 2014 by Lucy Cone

It looks likely that in the run up to the 2015 election, all the political parties will promise to do something to improve the national minimum wage (NMW). Since the […]

Enforcement of EU Law: is there anything new under the sun? (PART 1) – Dr Melanie Smith and Dr Sara Drake

Posted on 5 September 2014 by Alison Tobin

There is little positive commentary in the media regarding the enforcement of EU obligations (or the EU more generally of course) despite the fact that member states’ infringements tend to […]