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The rise and rise of e-sports

28 April 2017

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With the announcement that e-sports will be included in the official programme for the 2022 Asian Games, competitive gaming is now a globally significant brand, and the once-derided pastime of playing video games is now a viable, and lucrative, career opportunity.

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No more payouts for ticket touts?

Published on 19 April 2017. By Sarah Newby, Trainee Solicitor

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Ticket touts are exploiting sports and entertainment fans by artificially inflating ticket prices. Will the recent amendments to the Digital Economy Bill (DEB) be effective at preventing this unfair practice?

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Easter and the Cocoa Calamity

Published on 13 April 2017. By Sami Thompson, Trainee Solicitor

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With the world in the midst of a cocoa crisis, this could be the last Easter as you know it.

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China’s consumer credit rating culture is evolving fast - probably too fast?

Published on 10 April 2017. By Christopher To, Trainee Solicitor

Ratings are a big deal; school ratings, restaurant ratings and movie ratings to name but a few. There is now at least one more rating that matters to people in mainland China - online credit ratings.

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Choppy waters ahead: the decline of North Sea oil

Published on 03 April 2017. By James Ablett, Associate

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On 8 February 2017, Royal Dutch Shell unveiled its plans for decommissioning the Brent oilfield. Many other producers of North Sea oil are considering ceasing operation, or have already done so. However, the decline of this industry may herald the emergence of another: what opportunities does decommissioning present?

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The role of executive pay in promoting responsible business

Published on 24 March 2017. By Holly Pownall, Associate

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Executive pay is a thorny issue. Well-structured remuneration packages can help to ensure that companies are run responsibly for the benefit of shareholders, employees, customers, and wider society. However, when improperly designed, executive pay packages can encourage short-term and risky behaviour which dents public confidence in business.

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Computer says...sell, sell, sell!

Published on 14 February 2017. By Alex Farrow, Trainee Solicitor

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False news stories and the stock market - a toxic combination or a risk-taker's dream?

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Trainees Take on 2017: another year of surprises?

Published on 01 February 2017. By Chloe Johnston, Associate

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2016 was the year of news which no one could have guessed, so perhaps the RPC trainees have taken on the impossible with “predictions” for 2017! This year will see life-changing decisions made on both sides of the Atlantic come to a head: Trump was sworn in on 20 January and the UK will begin the process of untangling itself from the EU in March. These events, amongst others, will surely make for another rollercoaster of a year, so read on to see what else we think might happen over the next 12 months.

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Sugar tax: a sweet deal?

Published on 10 January 2017. By George Barratt, Trainee Solicitor

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The government is trying to curb the nation's sweet tooth this new year, with plans to introduce a new levy on sugary drinks.

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Policing the internet - an age old problem

05 January 2017

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Porn, violence, gambling – how we deal with these taboos of the digital age is a big question, and one which the UK government has started to tackle.

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