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The top legal affairs news stories from the weekend

Brexit Secretary signs order to scrap 1972 Brussels Act — ending all EU law in the UK [Gov.UK]

“This is at best misleading. The EC Act 1972 will only be repealed on ‘exit day’…” [Twitter]

Labour and Tory MPs plot “radical” law to thwart no-deal Brexit [The Guardian]

Jihadi Jack parents condemn “coward” Javid over “legal black hole” [Press Association]

Man who took photo of Worcester judge ends up in court on suspicion of “contempt” [Worcester News]

Gibraltar rejects US legal bid to seize Iranian tanker [Financial Times]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Trump nominates judge who argued countries are stronger if everyone is same ethnic group [The Independent]

This is what police and lawyers really think of Boris Johnson’s policing pledge [BuzzFeed]

Charlotte Tilbury wins legal battle against Aldi after her famous glow palette was recreated for under £7 [Grazia]

“Why didn’t they go out and hustle for clients in this cycle’s growth areas like private equity? Because their polite English culture wouldn’t allow it. So Kirkland and the other US firms got onto all the big deals and have left the so called magic circle looking decidedly unmagical.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

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Lol, our courts seem to be handing out contempt of court charges to everyone and their mothers these days… what a vague and useless charge, anyway.


Aspiring lawyer

I want to work on PE deals at either Kirkland or Fresh field. How do I go about this?



Information on fresh fields:

The field systems in Medieval Europe included the open-field system, so called because there were no barriers between fields belonging to different farmers. The landscape was one of long and uncluttered views. In its archetypal form, cultivated land consisted of long, narrow strips of land in a distinctive ridge and furrow pattern. Individual farmers owned or farmed several different strips of land scattered around the farming area. The reason for farmers possessing scattered strips of land was apparently to reduce risk; if the crop in one strip failed, it might thrive in another strip. The lord of the manor also had strips of land scattered around the fields as did the parish priest for the upkeep of the church. The open-field system required cooperation among the residents of the community and with the lord and the priest. “Strips of land were cultivated individually, yet were subject to communal rotations and (typically) communal regulation of cropping.”

Two patterns of cultivation were typical of the open-field system. In the first, the arable land was divided into two fields. One half was cultivated and the other one was left fallow every year. Crops were rotated between the two fields every year, with the fallow field being allowed to recover its fertility and used for livestock grazing when not dedicated to crops. The two-field system continued to be most prevalent throughout the Middle Ages in dry-summer Mediterranean climates in which grain crops were planted in fall and harvested in spring, the summer being too dry for spring-planted crops to prosper.

A three-field pattern was typical of the later Middle Ages in northern Europe with its wetter climate. One field was planted in fall, one field was planted in spring, and the third field was left fallow. Crops were rotated from year to year and field to field. Thus, cultivation was more intensive than it was under the two-field pattern. In both patterns, common areas of wood and pasture as well as fallowed fields were used for communal grazing and wood-gathering.

The woods and meadows comprising common lands were open to exploitation to all farmers in the manor, but under strict management of the number of livestock allowed each farmer to avoid over grazing. Fallow fields were treated as common lands for grazing.

The open-field system had a more individualistic, less-communal variant, usually prevalent in less productive areas for agriculture. The strips of land cultivated by farmers were more concentrated, sometimes into a single block of land rather than scattered holdings. Crop decisions were often made by individuals or a small group of farmers rather than a whole village. An individual farmer might possess not only cultivated land, but woods and pastures, rather than the commons of the pure open-field system. Villages were often strung out along a road rather than nucleated as in the archetypal open-field system.

An enclosed field system was found mostly in pastoral areas, areas of mixed farming and pasture, and more marginal farming areas. The enclosed field system was characterized by individual decision making. Farmers typically enclosed their land with hedgerows, stones, or trees. The village church was often at a prominent location and houses were scattered rather than collected into a village. This individualistic field system was found in eastern and southwestern England, Normandy and Brittany in France, and scattered throughout Europe.


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