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  • 01 March 2016

    FLN monthly roundup - February 2016

    February has kept pace with the year’s fast start, with international events technological wrangles and Hollywood disputes making legal issues front page news. In case you missed the action, here’s your essential roundup:

    Legal Cheek reported on ULaw’s mock-pupillage interviews, lifting the lid on the kinds of questions applicants must face. As you’ll see from the video footage, ULaw continues to set standards of excellence in student employability. Read more at Legal Cheek

    In the US, the boxer who inspired the Rocky Balboa character is preparing for a legal fight over his own life story. Read more at hollywoodreporter.com

    As ever, ULaw alumni continue to make the headlines. ULaw Honorary Doctor of Laws, Joshua Rozenberg, has questioned whether British prime minister David Cameron or justice secretary Michael Gove is right about the legal status of the UK in the EU. Read more at The Guardian

    The Guardian reported on calls from leading anti-corruption organisations to change laws to force property owners to reveal their identities. Their aim is to stop the UK being a magnet for dirty money. Read more at The Guardian

    In the US, 24 year old trailblazer Amanda Nguyen has helped craft a new bill of rights for survivors of sexual assault. The bill is the first attempt to fix a system that is widely regarded as broken. Read more at The Guardian

    Legal Week reported on the growing competition for talent, fees and profitability in legal firms across Asia – as partner exits mount. Read more at Legal Week

    In further proof of the mobility between the legal public and private sectors, the prime minister’s legal adviser, Andrew Hood, has joined US legal firm Dechert, reported City Am. Read more at City Am

    Technology giant Apple is facing a class action from US lawyers on behalf of victims whose £500 phones have become worthless after an Apple software upgrade. Read more at The Guardian

    In the UK, the Court of Appeal has ruled that harsh evidence tests for domestic violence are, in fact, unlawful. The ruling has been hailed as potentially life-saving. Read more at lawsociety.org

    And finally, even superheroes have their legal issues. This time, Disney, and its subsidiary, Marvel, have dodged a copyright cannon fired by Horizon Comics Products over Iron Man’s body armour. Read more at hollywoodreporter.com

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  • 05 February 2016

    FLN monthly round-up - January 2016

    January was an action-packed month in the legal world – with plenty of excitement to kick-off 2016. In case you missed it, here’s your essential reading: Continue reading.

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  • 08 January 2016

    FLN monthly round-up - January 2016

    December was anything but quiet in the world of law – so, in case your festive celebrations made you miss it all, here’s a cheat sheet with 10 pieces of essential reading for January: Continue reading.

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