Centre for Legal Research


Just showing posts from January 2014

Student Commercial Law Research Unit 

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UWE’s Student Commercial Law Research Unit is now offering all students, undergrad or postgrad, the opportunity to have their work published online.

This is a great way of allowing prospective employers to see what you are capable of, giving you that competitive edge! Articles need be no longer than 500 words, and can cover a variety of topics from commercial issues of your choice, to dissertation abstracts or summaries of relevant events.

You can also follow the blog which will keep you up-to-date with commercial events including the seminar series organised by UWE’s Commercial Law Research Unit.


For more information, join us on Facebook ‘Student Commercial Law Research Unit’, or email Commerciallawhub@outlook.com

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Positive feedback for a seminar on victims and perpetrators of sexual violence 

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On 14 January, the Departments of Law and Criminology held an update seminar that attracted 60 delegates from a range of voluntary sector organisations, as well as students, scholars, social workers, lawyers, police, and probation officers. Phil Rumney and Dr Kieran McCartan   spoke about victims and perpetrators of sexual violence from a legal, policy and social science perspective. The seminar covered various issues, including: false allegations, the cross examination of vulnerable complainants and defendants, sentencing, the management of sex offenders living in the community, public disclosure and registration and public perceptions of sex offenders. The event has received excellent feedback with attendees describing it as 'engaging', 'very useful', 'excellent' and providing a 'useful insight' into current issues relating to sexual violence. Phil and Kieran are planning another victims and perpetrators event to be held in September 2014.
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Commercial Law Research Unit Seminar Series – ‘An introduction to Alternative Business Structures in the new legal world and Estate Administration' 

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Date 29th January
Time 12.30pm – 2.00pm
Location 2S704

Andrea Pierce
Andrea qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and is also qualified as a full STEP member - Society of  Trusts and Estate Practitioners. Having over 12 years' experience of probate and estate administration, Andrea joined Kings Court Trust Ltd in 2006 and prior to that worked in private practice. Andrea initially joined Kings Court as Head of Legal managing the Legal Team, she now leads the operations teams within the company who are responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of all components of estate administration. She is passionate about delivering legal services in a less traditional manner and excelling at client service.

About Kings Court Trust
Kings Court Trust Ltd (KCT) was formed in 2002 and became an ABS in 2012. It is one of the leading providers of probate and estate administration in England and Wales.  Kings Court Trust's objective is to make probate and estate administration simpler and more transparent for consumers by staying in regular contact with families throughout the process and offering fixed prices. It deals with every aspect of probate and have a range of services for families; whether they need a professional for the whole process or are just looking for a bit of support. From closing bank accounts to selling the house to setting up trusts, they take full legal responsibility for administering an estate, from beginning to end.

About the CLRU
The Commercial Law Research Unit (CLRU) merges the existing areas of expertise in commercial law in the Department of Law and the Bristol Institute of Legal Practice (BILP). The unit's primary objective is to produce and promote exceptional research, teaching and knowledge exchange activities in the area of commercial law.
An important aspect of our role is to bridge the gap between academic law and its practical application. The research interest and activities of the CLRU focus on a wide range of commercial law related activities including corporate social responsibility, employment law, international trade law, banking and finance law, financial regulation, financial crime, information technology law, corporate governance and consumer law.

Contact Dr Clare Chambers-Jones to book your free place: Clare.Chambers@uwe.ac.uk

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Advocacy: Art or Skill? 

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UWE Bristol Law School's Centre for Legal Research is delighted to host an interactive lecture by Hon. Christopher Gardner QC. MA (Cantab) FCI Arb FSALS FRSM FCJEI. CPD accreditation is available for practitioners.

Refreshments - including a light buffet - will be served at 19:00.


Hon. Christopher Gardner QC graduated from the University of Cambridge and practiced as a barrister at Lamb Chambers, Middle Temple.

He was appointed a Recorder in 1993, Queen's Council in 1994 and Chief Justice for Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies, in 2004.

He is currently Chief Justice of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Sandwich, the British Antarctic and British Indian Ocean Territories.

He is a chartered arbitrator; accredited mediator; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Society for Advanced Legal Studies; Royal Society of Medicine; and Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute.


Book your place now.

Cost: Free
Contact: Lauren Rees
E-mail: CLR@uwe.ac.uk

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