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Negotiation Competition Finals

Sarah Jabir and Suzannah Pinkerton have used their knowledge and skills of negotiation to join fellow winning teams from the National Negotiation Competition regional heats last weekend to represent the University of Brighton in the national final.  The second year law students competed along with 66 teams from across the country at various regional heats for the…

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Point of Law Gives Victory

 Left L-R, Chloe Chatton, Jeanette Ashton and Fionnuala Richardson Fionnuala Richardson and Chloe Chatton asked all the right questions as they took victory by a single point in the regional final heats of the Law Society Client Interviewing Competition held at the University of Brighton on Wednesday Feb 10. The University of Brighton pair was pitted…

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Brighton Law Students Offering Advice On Court Procedures

University of Brighton student lawyers are to offer free assistance to people who need help with filling forms, may be worried about attending court or need advice on how courts work. The university has joined the Community Legal Outreach Collaboration Keele (CLOCK), a joint initiative with the University of Sussex and one that was originally…

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Getting back into Study Mode!

So it’s finally arrived. After what feels like months of preparation, 2016 is upon us and although all we can think about is how much we wish the Christmas Holidays would last forever; the time has come. It’s time to face the crashing realisation that those long lay-ins and midnight cheese binges are going to have…

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Asking all the right questions; the University of Brighton Client Interviewing Competition 2015

The fourth annual Gerard Maye Legal Client Interviewing Competition was recently held at the University of Brighton. The theme, set by the Law Society was Family Partnerships. Two pairs of ‘solicitors’ Marlon Cameron and Debbie Thomas (postgraduate law students) and Chloe Chatton and Fionnuala Richardson (final year undergraduate law students), advised ‘client’ Alex Swetman on…

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University of Brighton team’s winning negotiations

Congratulations to University of Brighton law students Krishna Patel, Jaspreet Gorae, Sarah Jabir and Suzannah Pinkerton who have won the University’s annual Negotiation Competition.                                                           The four…

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Networking: A Student’s Perspective by Abigail Gillett

Networking: interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts. Why is Networking important at University? Networking is a chance for students to interact with professionals; people who were once in our position and who will understand how difficult it is to achieve our aims and ambitions. Connecting with them during University,…

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Reflections on the first month of studying law as a post-graduate student at the University of Brighton

I came across the CPE at Brighton earlier on this year, looking for a course that would suit me and my current lifestyle and allow me to study a subject in which  I would have great future career prospects. I have been working in Senior Management within Social Sciences for over ten years and was always interested in Law…

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Top tips for new LLB students from recent graduate Giovanni Parcou

Open Letter to LLB Starters The beginning of University marks the start in your career, and as a previous law student I know how daunting that can be. It will be an exciting experience where you will meet fantastic people and be given great opportunities, and above all you will be learning about what ties…

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Pre-nups: How To Draft A Pre-nup In The Twilight Zone

At the Resolution National Conference 2015, the workshop on pre-nups was one of the more popular choices by far – nearly a quarter of delegates chose to attend. Perhaps this reflected a desire for stronger guidance on the drafting pre-nups during the twilight zone between Radmacher v Granatino [2010] UKSC 42 and the much awaited…

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Family Justice Reforms 2014: The Impact On Case Law One Year On

Family lawyers have been held to account by the upper court for compliance with new and existing Practice Directions resulting from Family Justice Reforms implemented on 22 April 2014. Yet the new terminology for Child Arrangements Orders (s12 Children and Families Act 2014) has yet to become a feature of case law, Resolution members heard…

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Brighton Law Students @ Resolution Conference – the Working Life of Family Lawyers in 2015

More than 480 family lawyers headed to Brighton last week for the National Conference of Resolution to hear about the impact of the 2014 Family Law reforms and debate current family law issues. Six University of Brighton law students went along to help out, learn about the current status of family law and make contacts,…

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