Artistic Representations and Iconography of Law and Justice in Context, from the Middle Ages to the First World War (forthcoming from Springer Publishing)

Forthcoming from Springer: The Art of Law: Artistic Representations and Iconography of Law and Justice in Context, from the Middle Ages to the First World War (S. Huygebaert, G. Martyn, V. Paumen, E. Bousmar, and X. Rousseaux, eds., 2018) (Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice). Here from the publisher’s website is a description of the book’s contents. The contributions to this volume were written by historians, legal historians and art historians, each using his or her own methods and sources, but all concentrating on topics from the broad subject…

Abstract Submission, Conference on Qualitative Research in Law, October 26, 2018

Conference on Qualitative Research in Law – to be held on 26 Oct 2018 in Brno, Czech Republic We invite all who are interested in qualitative and interpretive methods in legal research. Contributions should focus on the methodological aspect of qualitative research: methods of data collection, interpretation of various types of data, and experience with this type of research in law in general. We are interested in research of anthropological, linguistic, ethnographic, narratological, sociological and other related fields dealing with law, its position and influence on society, the content of…

Securing unilateral guarantees after a ‘no deal’ Brexit

Professor Steve Peers, University of Essex* What happens to EU27 citizens and UK citizens who have moved within the EU in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit? In principle their position will be regulated by the withdrawal agreement under negotiations, but since it seems that talks on this agreement are becomingly increasingly difficult the possibility of the UK leaving the EU without any such agreement may have risen. This would leave the two groups of people in limbo, unless an alternative approach to securing their acquired rights is found.…

5 defining moments in British competitive history (and what was happening with house prices at that time)

With World Cup mania in full effect and the hopes and dreams of a nation delicately balancing on the shoulders of a man who killed our hopes and dreams in 1996, it’s obviously time to look back at the last times England and the rest of the UK crushed their rivals into the dirt……and how much we payed for a house when we did it. Olympics 1908 Admittedly not the best example to start off with as data on house prices from this…

Emoov to offer last chance investor round ahead of potential IPO

After the successful merger of Emoov, Tepilo and Urban.co.uk, the company is proud to announce that it is now launching a crowdfunding campaign via platform Crowdcube. The campaign will go live to the public on 3rd July 2018 at 9am and will be the first pre-IPO crowdfunding round ever conducted. Emoov previously held a crowdfunding round in 2015 via Crowdcube, which yielded hugely successful results, smashing the £1m target to raise £2.6m. The figure achieved by Emoov was Crowdcube’s highest crowdfunding raise for…

the implications of Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein v. Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein GmbH

Professor Lorna Woods, University of Essex Facts of the Case Many businesses rely on Facebook to support their business using a Facebook fanpage (which requires a specific registration with Facebook) and the Wirtschaftsakademie is one such. In this case, it received a notice from the Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein, a regional data-protection authority in Schleswig-Holstein (‘ULD’), to deactivate the fanpage. The ULD argued that the people coming to the page were not warned that their personal data would be collected by Facebook by means of cookies placed on the…

Vast majority of builders and consumers support licensing construction

According to new data from the Federation of Master Builders, the vast majority – almost 80%, of builders and home owners are calling on the Government to introduce a licensing scheme for the UK construction industry to stamp out rogue traders once and for all. The FMB has published an independent research report by Pye Tait entitled ‘Licence to build: A pathway to licensing UK construction’, which details the benefits of introducing a licensing scheme for the whole construction industry and puts forward a…

Leeds announce new cashback products

Leeds Building Society has announced the addition of two new five year deals with £1,000 cashback to its product line. According to the lender, the choice of five year fixed rate mortgages now includes products which offer: 2.64% available up to 85% LTV, with £1,000 cashback, a free standard valuation and no product fee3.09% available up to 90% LTV, with £1,000 cashback, a free standard valuation and no product fee1.94% available up to 75% LTV, with a free standard valuation and £999 fee2.04%…

Welsh holiday hotspots see UK’s biggest price rise

The latest analysis from Second Estates, has found that holiday lettings hotspots in Wales have seen the highest price increases in the UK over the past twelve months after scanning data from HM Land Registry. A popular holiday letting area, the Forest of Dean has seen prices increase by 7% over the past year up to £351,315, on average, whilst homes in the Brecon Beacons increased in value by 6% to £233,965. Popular holiday destinations close to London have also seen strong increases…

First-time landlord products up 13% to new record high

Data from Moneyfacts has revealed that the number of deals available to first-time landlords has risen by 13% since the start of the year to hit record levels. According to the figures, the number of products on the market has increased from 1,034 in July 2017 to 1,123 in January 2018 and 1,268 today. Additionally, over the past two years, the average two-year fixed rate for first-time landlords has dropped from 3.19% to 2.83%. Charlotte Nelson, of Moneyfacts, explains: “It is great…