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Maximising Your University Experience

You know the saying, “you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone”? This is the feeling I fear after finishing university. I don’t want to look back on my time at university, facing the competitive job market, and regret not utilising the resources that were available to me. I’ve seen friends graduate in Summer…

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Leon Deakin, Coffin Mew LLP

Client Interviewing: A Professional Insight from Coffin Mew

Our Law LLB students were recently joined by Leon Deakin of Coffin Mew LLP for their second client interviewing workshop. Having studied History as an undergraduate Leon took the Law conversion route to being a solicitor via the PGDL and then LPC at the College of Law London. After some work experience in the larger London firms…

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antique guns

Criminals are using antique weapons due to a loophole in UK law

W. Scott McGill/Shutterstock.com Helen Williamson, University of Brighton Antique guns are increasingly cropping up in violent crimes due to a lack of control around the sale, transfer and ownership of firearms made before 1939. Between 2008 and 2016, four fatalities were linked to the use of antique weapons, while the number of antiques recorded in…

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New book published on Complex Equality and the Court of Justice of the European Union

This week, our very own Richard Lang, senior lecturer in EU law has had his new book launched. The Court of Justice of the European Union has long drawn criticism for its almost total reliance on Aristotle’s doctrine that likes should be treated like, and unlikes unlike.  In this book, Richard Lang proposes that the EU’s…

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Graduation live feed

Congratulations to all our graduates today – we’re both proud and sad to see you go at the same time! We know you will all go on to great things, whichever path you choose – stay in touch and share your stories with us! If you want to watch our graduation ceremony live, which takes place…

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Home Office building

Q&A: what is the Tier 1 UK visa Roman Abramovich is trying to renew and why might it be delayed?

Jo Wilding, University of Brighton Roman Abramovich, the wealthy Russian owner of Chelsea Football Club, is awaiting a new UK visa after reports that his application to renew his previous one, which expired, has been delayed. Current high diplomatic tensions between Russia and the UK have led to speculation about the reasons for the delay….

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A protest outside the Home Office in early May against the immigration regime.

Paragraph 322(5): what the Home Office uses to refuse highly skilled migrants leave to remain in Britain

Jo Wilding is a PhD student, A protest outside the Home Office in early May against the immigration regime. Global Justice Now/flickr, CC BY   Amid the many recent criticisms of the British Home Office have come reports that “at least 1,000 highly skilled migrants” have been refused indefinite leave to remain in the UK. They…

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Women of impact

Women of Impact: Dr Claire-Michelle Smyth

To mark International Woman’s Day in 2018 we are celebrating the achievements of just some of the academics working here at Brighton. Our Women of Impact web features demonstrates how our academic staff are achieving great things, working on the complex challenges facing society, educating and inspiring the next generation and making an impact in…

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A woman at Yarl’s Wood detention centre in 2015. via shutterstock.com

Revealed: legal advice for asylum seekers disappearing due to legal aid cuts

A woman at Yarl’s Wood detention centre in 2015. via shutterstock.com Jo Wilding, University of Brighton Ever since changes were introduced in 2013 to the way legal aid works in England and Wales, campaigners, judges and politicians have been telling the government that many people are now unable to access legal advice and representation. In…

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David Daniell, Commercial Lawyer

Commercial law in a technology company

As part of our continued emphasis on merging the academic and professional worlds, we regularly welcome a number of external guest lecturers. We firmly believe that hearing new voices from outside the university provides students with different points of view, as well as an important introduction to roles which our students are working towards. Recently our…

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