Students, staff and friends of the Northumbria University's Climate Change Think Tank gathered in the Harvard Room to hear a powerful presentation from the Stop Ecocide: Change the Law campaign group. Sue Miller, who spoke for the group, outlined the core purpose and history of the campaign. She described the moment that the movement … Continue reading ‘Stop Ecocide: Change the Law’: a presentation, 26 February 2020
A Student Climate Change Think Tank has been established within the Faculty of Business and Law at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne. The Think Tank committee consists of law and business students, and is supported by various staff members who have an interest in climate change issues. Jonathan Goldsmith, writing in the Law Society Gazette, … Continue reading Launch of the Student Climate Change Think Tank
A ‘legal structure’ describes the form a business, or in this case a charity, chooses to take when setting up. It will determine the way in which you operate, and the different options vary in terms of the registration process, financial liability, tax implications and ability to enter into contracts. For a long time many … Continue reading 400 years later: a legal structure designed specifically for registered charities
In September 2018, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime to study, for a semester, at Charles University in Prague. This unique opportunity has undoubtedly helped me in the Student Law Office as well as in my personal development. Since starting university, I have always aspired to study abroad due to my passion for … Continue reading How studying abroad helped me in the Student Law Office
Counterfeit makeup is an intellectual property crime. Make-up from reputable sources is being copied and sold for a fraction of the cost. Many consumers fail to realise the dangers this presents. The Rise in Counterfeit Beauty According to OHIM, in 2015, the rise in counterfeit make-up resulted in the loss of around 50,000 jobs, and … Continue reading The Dangerous World of Counterfeit Make-Up
In order to ensure that your terms and conditions apply to contracts with your customers, it is essential that you draw your customer’s attention to the terms and conditions prior to the contract being formed. It is not enough for you to have your terms and conditions displayed on your website or referred to on … Continue reading What should you do to incorporate your standard terms and conditions into your contracts with customers?
The law of copyright states that protection expires 75 years after the death of the author. Upon his death J.M Barrie left the rights to Peter Pan to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). As a special exception Great Ormond Street Hospital was given these rights in perpetuity (forever). Should we give the same extension to … Continue reading Protecting Neverland: Copyright Extensions for Charities
In the second in her two-part series, Dayna gives us the lowdown on sustainability strategies and how SMEs can benefit from adopting eco-friendly business practices. Businesses play an important role in driving positive change towards a sustainable future. However, the energy that the UK uses to heat and power our non-domestic buildings is responsible for … Continue reading It Pays to be Green: Part 2
In this two-part series, Dayna gives us the lowdown on sustainability strategies and how SMEs can benefit from adopting eco-friendly business practices. It is estimated that the English commercial and industrial sectors generated a staggering 32.2 million tonnes of waste in 2016 and households similarly racked up a total of 22.8 million tonnes in the … Continue reading It Pays to be Green: Part 1
Today, Stuart, Shauna, Zeeshan, Hyndie, and James from Firm EC2 headed outside of the Student Law Office to EXIT Newcastle and took part in a live escape game!EXIT Newcastle is based on Westgate Road, in the heart of Newcastle City Centre. They lock teams in a room, and the goal is to get out before the hour is … Continue reading It’s The Great ESCAPE for EC2!