Legal Cheek Journal
What is an act of God? A deep dive into force majeure clauses
University of York law student Phoebe Parker explores the implications of unexpected events in today’s rapidly changing world
The blame game: who takes the heat when AI messes up?
Megha Nautiyal, a final-year law student at the University of Delhi, explores the relationship between liability and technology
The future of music copyright laws
Cambridge University graduate and aspiring lawyer Katrina Toner considers what lies ahead for IP laws
K-pop and contract law
Law graduate Anca Andreea Aurica explores the popularity of South Korean pop music and the growing curiosity around artists' contracts
Did deregulation kill SVB?
Oxford University law student and future Magic Circle trainee Declan Peters examines the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank
Greenwashing: the latest fashion sweeping the globe?
ULaw graduate and paralegal Charlotte Cheshire investigates fast fashion brands' 'green' claims
Czernuszka v King: A new precedent for rugby injury claims?
BPP bar student Christian Mills explores the recent High Court decision and what it means for rugby clubs and players moving forward
What does digital transformation mean for women in law?
MSc student and qualified Turkish lawyer Öznur Uğuz considers how advancements in tech help and hinder the current gender gap
The impact of AI on copyright law
Following public excitement around 'ChatGPT', aspiring barrister Jonathan Binns considers the impact of artificial intelligence on UK copyright law, and even asks the chatbot for its take
What is the Court of Protection?
Trainee solicitor Leanne Gibson sheds light on this 'little-known area of law'
London’s Commercial Court: Under threat, or concern about nothing?
Reading University law student Ben Holder takes a look at the Commercial Court and assesses its future
Will legal tech doom the billable hours model for law firms?
Oxford University history student Lewis Ogg looks into the impact of legal tech on the way firms charge for their legal services, and calls time on billable hours
The business of sustainability
Brunel University LLM student Ece Gorgun Balci discusses some of the regulations related to business sustainability, including mandatory reporting, directors’ duties and efforts to curb greenwashing
Old Firm: The match verdict on philosophical belief
Some say football is a religion, but does fervent support for Rangers FC amount to “philosophical belief”?
Criminal justice: A system on its knees
With wigs and gowns on picket lines outside Crown courts around England and Wales, Liverpool Uni law student Jakob Fletcher-Stega makes the argument for increased legal aid fees and asserts the necessity of the ongoing strike
Arbitration’s great conundrum — seat theory versus delocalisation
Leicester University law graduate Teck Sing Voon looks at the benefits and challenges of two competing schools of thought
Still holding up a decade later? An insight into the effectiveness of the Etridge Protocol
Lancaster University final year LLB student Oliwia Maliszewska assesses its pros and cons, and proposes reform to mitigate the additional risks of coercion during the Covid-19 pandemic
Deceptive (dating) by design?
Dating apps may seem like a piece of fun but more sinister goings-on may be at play, such as privacy and human rights breaches, writes third year law student Tanzeel ur Rehman
Seeking justice for the Chagossians
Britain’s colonisation of the Chagos Islands continues to this day, in apparent defiance of international concern and court judgments, writes Sheffield Hallam graduate Rachael Shaw
How appropriate is the good faith standard in banking law?
Warwick Uni grad Chidera Ofili argues for a rethink of the good faith standard, especially where companies are 'too big to fail', drawing on developments in the 15 years since the global financial crisis
The future is driverless
Our driving laws are not geared up for the possibilities of driverless vehicles, but could the Law Commission have found a way to steer through the obstacles?