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STOP PRESS! First event in the country to deal with the Supreme Court judgment in the Cheshire West case

On the 19 th March 2014, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the infamous Cheshire West case [2014] UKSC 19. The distinction between what amounts to a ‘restriction’ of liberty as opposed to a ‘deprivation’ of liberty was the crucial question under consideration. Their Lordships handed down extensive guidance on what will amount to a ‘deprivation’ and, in their eyes, articulated a much clearer test for establishing this crucial question. The decision will have...

An Award Filled Week for the Student Law Society

On Tuesday 24th March the Law Society attended the Union of UEA Students’ annual awards evening and were lucky enough to be awarded one of the most prestigious awards, Society of the Year. This is a fantastic achievement for the Society with the Union recognising everything that the Society has to offer its student members - from competitions to careers events the Society were commended for just how much they do. David Wilson, Law Society President,...

Success for UEA mooters in national competition

Congratulations to 2 nd year LLB students Marcus Newman & James Vernon who have progressed to the semi-final of the prestigious OUP & BPP National Mooting Competition, overcoming Newcastle University in the last round, arguing successfully about foreseeability and duties of care. 

Prof Duncan Sheehan - University of Queensland

Professor Duncan Sheehan, who is currently on study leave and working on a project concerning the philosophical foundations of different causes of action in unjust enrichment, will fly to Brisbane on the 15 March. He will spend four weeks as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the TC Beirne School of Law, at the University of Queensland doing research and working with colleagues in the Australian Centre for Private Law, based at the University. He will also present a paper to the Law School’s...

Law School Professor invited to participate in UN experts’ meeting

In late February, David Mead, Professor of UK Human Rights Law and an expert on protest and public order, took part in a one-day experts’ panel on the use of force and peaceful protest, hosted by the UN Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial, Summary and Arbitrary Executions Professor Christof Heyns in Geneva, sadly given extra topicality for taking place just days after Ukrainian troops opened fire on demonstrators in Kiev.  
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