Joseph Jenkins, Inheritance Law and Political Theology in Shakespeare and Milton (Routledge, 2016)

Reading God’s will and a man’s Last Will as ideas that reinforce one another, this study shows the relevance of England’s early modern crisis, regarding faith in the will of God, to current debates by legal academics on the theory of property and its succession. The increasing power of the dead under law in the US, the UK, and beyond-a concern of recent volumes in law and social sciences-is here addressed through a distinctive approach based on law and humanities. Vividly treating literary and biblical battles of will, the book…

is the new EU Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions in the EU really a boost?

EU Law Analysis: Workers’ rights in the gig economy: is the new EU Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions in the EU really a boost? Workers’ rights in the gig economy: is the new EU Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions in the EU really a boost? Bartłomiej Bednarowicz, PhD Researcher at the Faculty of Law of the University of Antwerp Last week, the European Parliament approved the Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions in the European Union, which interestingly is the very first legally binding instrument…

GLC calls for greater public awareness raising in Scotland

Here Govan Law Centre’s Laura Brennan, Trainee Solicitor, explains the pitfalls of giving your equity away to a quick home buy company in times of financial distress.  Our recent Sheriff Appeal Court case of Santander -v- C emphasises the importance of homeowners seeking legal advice should their mortgage lender raise a court action for repossession against them. Unfortunately, some homeowners in these circumstances have proved vulnerable to private individuals or companies seeking to buy properties for well below the market value. Govan Law Centre (GLC) is calling for greater awareness…

New EU Directive on Whistleblower Protection

Vigjilenca Abazi, Assistant Professor of EU Law, Maastricht University & Fellow, Yale Law School *The author is the co-author of the model Directive presented at the European Parliament in May 2016. With an overwhelming majority, the European Parliament on 16 April voted in favour of the new law to protect whistleblowers in the European Union. The Directive sets leading standards and has become a prime example of how a concerted effort by civil society – NGOs, trade unions, journalists, scholars, and whistleblowers – together with the European Parliament can lead…

Gerber on Law and Liberty of Conscience in Colonial Pennsylvania

Scott D. Gerber, Ohio Northern University College of Law, is publishing Law and Liberty of Conscience in Colonial Pennsylvania in volume 12 of the NYU Journal of Law & Liberty (2019). Here is the abstract. Religious liberty is a core component of America’s legal culture. William Penn, the Quaker founder and proprietor of colonial Pennsylvania, played an indispensable role in ensuring that it is. Indeed, Thomas Jefferson — the author of one of the most celebrated religious liberty laws in American history, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom of 1786…

Magendanz on Church Power, Sovereignty, and Freedom of Religion in Thomas Hobbes

Doug Magendanz, Independent Scholar, has published Church Power, Sovereignty and Freedom of Religion in Thomas Hobbes. Here is the abstract. This paper examines Thomas Hobbes’s critique of Church power and governance. The paper describes the role of publicity – public law and communication – as a key tool Hobbes used to relegate the Catholic Church to a private association. Download the article from SSRN at the link. Source link

Call For Proposals and Guest Editor, Law/Text/Culture, December 2020 Issue @law_text

Law/Text/Culture is seeking proposals and a guest editor for its special issue of volume 24 (2020). The issue is due for publication in December 2020. The annual thematic special issue, curated by guest editors, is selected by the editorial board. Each issueexplores its theme across a range of genres, with scholarly essays and articles sitting alongside visual andliterary engagements. In this way, Law Text Culture excites unique intersectional and interdisciplinaryencounters with law in all its forms.Proposals by potential guest editors should include:• a concise description of the proposed theme;• a…

Want To Review a New Law-Related Film, TV Series, Or Book? Hedgehogs and Foxes Wants To See Your Work!

The online site Hedgehogs and Foxes (https://hedgehogsandfoxes.org/) is seeking essays, book reviews, articles, teaching materials, and original works (including works of fiction, poetry, and other materials related to law and the humanities. Would you like to review a law related film or television series, such as For the People, Proven Innocent, Goliath, Bosch, Les Miserables, The Red Line, or Sneaky Pete? What about a law-related novel or non-fiction book? Let one of the Board of Editors know of your interest. Source link

When an employee is under regulatory or criminal investigation, how should their employer handle an internal disciplinary? | Employment Law Blog

Employers in such scenarios may face questions as to whether the employee can be suspended without pay or whether the internal investigation can be progressed pending the outcome of any regulatory or criminal investigation. A recent Court of Appeal case of North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust v Gregg provides welcome guidance to employers on how to deal with such circumstances. The case involved an NHS employee who was suspended from carrying out his duties by his employer. He then appeared before an Interim Orders Tribunal (IOT) of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal…