School of Business and Law

Inspiring journeys to work

Insight From This Year’s Client Interviewing Final

Our annual 2016/17 Client Interviewing Competition, sponsored by Gerard Maye Solicitors, was another great success! Following last year’s success where our Law undergraduate students, Chloe Chatton and Fi Richardson, came third in the world – this year’s regional winners will now move on to compete in the national competition – this year held in Kent. Well done…

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Polly Jackson: Why should you take a placement year?

Polly Jackson is a first class LLB Law with Business Graduate of 2016 and now a Paralegal at Fox Williams LLB. She kindly agreed to share with us her advice and experiences of taking a placement year while studying law at Brighton Business School. “The first, best and most brutal lesson I learned was how to bounce…

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Immigrants told to leave UK face huge hike in fees to appeal decisions

Jo Wilding, University of Brighton Immigrants appealing through the courts for a right to remain in the UK will soon face a huge increase in procedural costs after the government announced fee hikes of over 500% for some types of appeal through the immigration and asylum tribunals.

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Law with Business students finish third in the world at Client Interviewing

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. Jeanette Ashton, Senior Lecturer in Law at Brighton Business…

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Law, neoliberalism and social protest: lessons from TTIP

Multi-disciplinary workshop – 16-17 May 2016 This multi-disciplinary workshop will take place on 16-17 May 2016 at the University of Brighton. It will be followed by a public debate on TTIP in the evening of 17 May, which is part of the Brighton Fringe Festival. The academic workshop will critically discuss the process of negotiation…

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Asking the right questions to 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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Final negotiations

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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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.

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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