When the law changes there is a presumed inherent shift in its applicability.
However there may exist, as in the case of Jogee, a thin line between the theoretical and practical effect of that change. Continue reading “Case note: Did R v Jogee (Appellant) have any practical effect on the law of joint enterprise?”
Mooting is the oral presentation of a legal issue or problem, against an opposing counsel which is executed through a simulated court hearing, (usually an appeal).
It is unlikely to find a Chamber or Law Firm that will not require a student to have mooted at least once. Prizes and awards are highly regarded and they also carry points in the initial shortlisting process (this may not be true for all chambers and firms).
Continue reading “Top Five Reasons Every Law Student Should Moot!”
Every state rightfully celebrates on their independence anniversary.
However, as the birthday celebrations wind down for the ‘Sweet Helen of the West Indies’, it is important to reflect on the reason that there is something so much sweeter and deeper about independence day for a West Indian people. Continue reading “Happy 38 St. Lucia!”
It seems like yesterday when prayer filled the rooms at Cotton Bay Hotel as CLAS hosted its first National Prayer Breakfast. As usual it comes at a crucial time in St. Lucia. The last event was classy and well attended as intercession was made over every sector of the island. Continue reading “National Prayer Breakfast”
Case note: FirstGroup Plc (Respondent) v Paulley (Appellant)  UKSC 4.
The driver on a bus has to take further steps than a mere request to give way to ensure a wheelchair user can get on. This seems obvious and fair enough until it is noted the request also applies to buggies occupying the space.
Facts of the case are a wheelchair user was left behind at a stop because the space, with the notice ‘Please give up this space if needed for a wheelchair user’, was occupied by a buggy with a sleeping baby.
Continue reading “‘Please give up this space if needed for a wheelchair user’”
‘I want to say one thing to the American people … I did not have sexual relations with that woman …’ [Familiar?]
Continue reading “Law does not exist in a vacuum”
Gentle reminder that the dates for applications through the Pupillage Gateway has changed. The Pupillage Gateway for 2017 is officially open for Pupillage commencing 2018 – Pupillage Gateway .
The site is very user friendly so give yourself plenty of time to go through all the information contained there.
Notes to remember:
- All advertisements go through the Gateway but some Chambers do not recruit via the gateway. Consider the different dates for these Chambers.
- The deadline to submit is 7 February 2017, time is 11.00am.
- If you have not applied for a place on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) for Autumn 2017, the deadline is on 11 January 2017 – yes 2 days!.
All the best in your applications – do take time to read over 100 times!
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The contents of this post should not be taken as legal advice.