‘Stop Ecocide: Change the Law’: a presentation, 26 February 2020

  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

Launch of the Student Climate Change Think Tank

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

400 years later: a legal structure designed specifically for registered charities

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

What should you do to incorporate your standard terms and conditions into your contracts with customers?

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?

Protecting Neverland: Copyright Extensions for Charities

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