Will Andrews – Law Editor

In a time of critical legislative alteration and constitutional upheaval, the study of Law has become ever more significant. Providing a voice to those unheard by the authorities, protecting the rights entitled by our citizens and building safer communities that promote wellbeing, the law is essential for society’s progression. My intrigue for the discipline stems from challenging the misconception that there is a ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answer to legal questions, whilst striving to construct my own justified conclusion. I enjoyed ‘What About Law?’ by Barnard, O’Sullivan and Virgo which shows countless legal dimensions that surround seemingly trivial events such as hosting a birthday party; from the purchasing and under-aged consumption of alcohol to the various accidents and public disruptions that could consequentially arise, it demonstrates how the law can infiltrate everyday life.

The UK celebrates a society that embraces human rights, but exactly how effective is our legal system in protecting the rights of its citizens if cuts are being made to the provision of free Legal Aid? Is justice being properly upheld? I believe the responsibility of our democratic government to defend the rights of the taxpayers – those whom legal aid is funded by – should be prioritised over inefficient government expenditure on unproductive capital projects. Matters such as these illustrate the indispensable nature of the legal system and I hope this blog enthuses you to adopt the same attitude towards the law.

A variety of topics will be discussed so feel free to contribute, as everything begins with an idea!

What Constitutes a Legally Binding Contract?

Should improperly obtained evidence be admissible in court?

What are the tax and liability consequences of adopting common small business structures?

Parliamentary Sovereignty and Europe’s Limitation on It

‘Should the Government pay obese people to lose weight?’

Prisons; an incomplete solution to an unsolvable problem

Is Taxation a Crime?

Should We Render British ISIS Militants Stateless to Reduce the Risk of Terrorism to National Security?

Section 5 (Public Order Act 1986)

What is Justice?

Causation, Good Samaritan Laws and Blind Men Walking off Cliffs

The Death of Meritocracy: Positive Discrimination

Can Bribery Ever Be Considered a Normal Part of Doing Business?

The Origins of Judicial Reviews

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