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Knowing Your Economic and Social Rights

Have you ever considered what your basic rights are as a citizen of the United Kingdom? Would you assume that you had rights that cover the very basics of survival such as food and shelter? Well you don’t… These rights are considered social and economic rights which are not yet properly legislated in the United…

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Top Volunteering Opportunities: November

Here are some of the great volunteering opportunities currently available in the Brighton/Sussex area! Don’t underestimate the value of extra curricular activities on your CV – as a student you will never have more free time than you do now so take advantage of it! And here are just a few: Police and Probation Volunteer Location: Brighton…

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Client Skills: Advice From A Private Client Solicitor

Previously a Criminal lawyer, and having run a crown court, and managed a London office, Simon Landivar is now working as an experienced solicitor at Rix & Kay LLP, now specialising in private client work. This week the University was fortunate enough to have him in to give a talk to students about client interviewing skills, which included…

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Adrian Phillips, Guest Lecture – ‘Life as a Commercial Lawyer’

Adrian Phillips – who is currently the general counsel and risk manager of Valice Trust Company – has been at Brighton University to speak to second year law students about the day-to-day life within a commercial law firm. After falling into commercial law towards the end of his education, Adrian went on to explain the…

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The Law Society’s Black History Month Inspiration Evening 2016

The Law Society of England and Wales held for the sixth year, an event in London to celebrate Black History Month. The inspirational evening was chaired by Stephanie Boyce and featured a line-up of speakers including Claudine Adeyemi, Joy Akah-Douglas, District Judge (MC) Tan Ikram, and Tom Lawal. Christina Blacklaws who is the deputy vice-president of The…

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Top Volunteering Opportunities: October

Here are some of the great volunteering opportunities currently available in the Brighton/Sussex area! Don’t underestimate the value of extra curricular activities on your CV – as a student you will never have more free time than you do now so take advantage of it! And here are just a few: Court Volunteer Location: Sussex Commitment: Once…

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The Student Lawyer: All The Help You Need To Persue A Career In Law

First year, second year, third year? Do you want to hear about careers advice? Extra-curricular activities? Law Fairs? Pro bono work? The Student Lawyer is a student-led website which provides invaluable study and careers advice, as well as updates on developments in the legal world, to those pursuing a career in Law – And they want as many student…

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A Student’s Perspective: 7 Tips For The New Law Student

This post is a reflection on my first and second years studying law. It aims to enlighten the 1st year students on what it is like being a law student, the expectations and the sacrifices you might have to make along the way. This has been divided into seven tips that might help you cope…

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Five Things You Should Do When You Start Law School

Now that you are a law student, there are a few things you can do to give yourself the best start possible! 1. The great thing about studying law, as with most subjects, is that the more organised you are the more likely you are to stay on top of your workload. Pick up a…

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Student’s Guide: Landlord & Tenant Issues by Giovanni Parcou

A particular uphill battle is seen in Brighton and in other places across the UK for students is renting. Issues range from the quality of properties available through to the level of care given by agents or landlords toward students. However, like any other Tenant of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy, students are granted rights and…

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University of Brighton Runners Up In Canada

Two University of Brighton Students, Chloe Chatton and Fionnuala Richardson, successfully made it to the finals of the International Client Consultation Competition (ICCC) in Ontario, Canada. They were competing against Scotland and New Zealand for first place, with New Zealand just pipping them to the post.

Asking The Right Questions In Canada

University of Brighton law students, Fionnuala Richardson and Chloe Chatton continued to ask the right questions as their outstanding performance gave them victory by an overwhelming clear margin in the National Law Society Client Interviewing Competition in Sheffield on Saturday. The University of Brighton pair had high hopes to continue their winning streak as they…

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