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The Twelve "Laws" of Christmas

Published on 20 December 2016. By Harriet Evans, Trainee solicitor

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With the festive season upon us, we take a look at twelve "laws" and determine their legality with a festive twist.

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Has Brexit cancelled Christmas?

Published on 25 November 2016. By Dani Barnes, Trainee solicitor

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The pressure is on for brands to compete for advertising success. But what is it about the festive period that encourages brands to spend increasingly eye-watering sums year on year? And has Brexit impacted brands' willingness to splash their cash on adverts this Christmas?

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Smartphones, smartwatches... 'smart' offices?

Published on 18 November 2016. By Sophie Tuson, Associate

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Robot security guards, coffee machines that remember how you like your cappuccino, and smartphone apps which enable employees to control heating and lighting at the touch of a button. Welcome to the brave new world of the ‘smart’ office.

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The Olympic party that nobody wants to host

14 November 2016

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Rio de Janeiro knows how to throw a party. But now that the dust has settled after the carnival celebration of hosting the Olympic Games, what state has the city been left in?

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The Future of America

Published on 07 November 2016. By Rob Paine, Trainee solicitor

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The presidential candidates offer opposing visions for America. This article takes a brief trip into the two possible futures that await the US on 8 November 2016.

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The cost of power in the US election

Published on 02 November 2016. By Charlotte Thompson, Associate

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Electioneering in the US is big business.

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A Presidential Personality

Published on 02 November 2016. By Rebecca Taylor, Trainee solicitor

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As much on this side of the pond as on the other, success on the political stage today seems to be determined by candidates’ personalities over their policies.

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Chinese 'netizens' and the US Presidential Election

Published on 02 November 2016. By Milo Qin, Registered Foreign Lawyer

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What do grassroots Chinese people think about the US election? Weibo and WeChat, the two dominant online social platforms in China, have provided a mixed answer.

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Clinton v Trump: Battle of Policies

Published on 01 November 2016. By Heather Rimmer, Trainee Solicitor

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Summer 2012: the build up to the election was one of disillusionment, widespread poverty, pervasive economic trouble, and exacerbated inequality. The battle was Obama v Romney. Fast forward four years and here we go again… This time, the battle is Clinton v Trump. The main differential in any political election comes down to policies. So how do the candidates differ?

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The keys to the White House in six easy steps

Published on 31 October 2016. By Chloe Johnston, Associate

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Many of us will find the choice between this year's clashing candidates simple, but the system that put these two hopefuls in the frame is slightly less straightforward.

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