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Trainees Take on 2018: can we predict the unpredictable?

Published on 08 February 2018. By Daisy Fulton, Trainee Solicitor and Anna Greco, Trainee Solicitor and Leah Wood, Trainee Solicitor and Sami Thompson, Trainee Solicitor and Sarah Newby, Trainee Solicitor and Matthew Plampton, Trainee Solicitor

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Despite the rollercoaster that was 2017, our trainees did fairly well in predicting its twists and turns, including that Trump would continue without restraint on Twitter. In an attempt to continue our success, the trainees have submitted their predictions for 2018. Disclaimer: we failed to foresee the rise in Bitcoin last year (and therefore must continue to work), so please do not rely on the below for your investment advice! Read on to see our bets on Brexit, US Politics, the World Cup and 'automated bundling'!

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Trainees took on 2017: were they right?

30 January 2018

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Following RPC trainees' 2017 "predictions", our editors take a look back at the key trends and events over the last 12 months to determine whether the trainees were right!

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Big Data, big problems?

Published on 18 January 2018. By Ella Shanks, Trainee Solicitor

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Big Data is here to stay, whether we like it or not. It has transformed the way businesses operate and continues to streamline everyday life for individuals. However, Big Data has big implications for privacy; this blog considers the highs and lows of Big Data and what the law is doing to intervene.

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Trial by Social Media

Published on 18 December 2017. By Matthew Plampton, Trainee Solicitor

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In a society filled with instant news and where anyone with an internet connection can publish an opinion, is an objective unbiased jury still achievable?

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Trump calls out Chinese IP practices

Published on 29 November 2017. By Lorcan Treacy, Trainee Solicitor

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Although Donald Trump implicitly calling Kim-Jong Un 'short and fat' might have stolen the headlines, the President's first official visit to Asia has also indicated that he is serious about his 'America First' policy, and protecting intellectual property.

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"Cash is king"? The rise of the "tap and go" cashless society

Published on 08 November 2017. By Heather Rimmer, Trainee Solicitor

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Blink and you'll miss it. In the age of increasing cashless payments and "tap and go" transactions, what are the consequences for businesses, consumers and society?

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Insurtech Jargon 101: What does it all mean?

Published on 01 October 2017. By Dil-veer Kang , Trainee solicitor

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"Insurtech" is a nebulous concept broadly referring to innovative technology in the insurance industry. Comments on insurtech are often littered with references to specific computing concepts which individually are pretty straight-forward. However, when used in conjunction with one another with no further explanation, insurtech jargon can sound much more complex than it really is. I explain some of the key terms below.

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Amazon and the $200billion Internet Economy in South East Asia

Published on 30 August 2017. By Sophie Tuson, Associate

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Amazon's launch in Singapore last month marks the internet giant's official entry into South East Asia. Sophie Tuson explores why the region, and Singapore in particular, provides such fertile ground for e-commerce businesses in search of growth.

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Lights, camera, legal action

Published on 07 August 2017. By Charlotte Thompson, Associate

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The law has proven a popular subject of television programmes for decades. Charlotte Thompson explores whether the drama of real life trials may soon reach the small screen.

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Food for thought

Published on 19 July 2017. By Emily Rome, Trainee Solicitor

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With New Year's resolutions to eat better now long forgotten, we discuss some top tips to push that 4pm sugar slump and ensure ultimate concentration while at work.

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