School of Business and Law

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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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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…

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When Humans Become Migrants

Marie-Bénédicte Dembour is a Professor of Law and Anthropology at the University of Brighton’s Business School. She was born and grew up in Belgium where she first studied law before moving to England to study Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford. Marie has long been concerned with studying and advocating for migrants’ rights, an…

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The Juggling Act

Christine Blackledge is a second year LLB Law with Business Studies student at Brighton Business School. She juggles four children with her studies and running her home and own will writing business. In an interview with Alison Ferns on BBC Radio Sussex earlier this month, Christine said: ‘I really enjoy it and take it all in, I…

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Law students mooting their way to success

Congratulations to final-year Law with Business BSc(Hons) students George Stead and Callum Kirk who defeated Reading University in the semi-final round of the OUP National Mooting Competition. They are now through to the final four pairs in the country. Mooting competitions offer law students the opportunity to practise their oral and written skills. Students argue both…

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Brighton Business School Law Network launch

We were delighted to see more than 70 alumni, current students, business people and staff gather for the launch of the Brighton Business School Law Network on 20 March at Mithras House. Professor Aidan Berry, dean for Brighton Business School, welcomed attendees who included judges, lawyers and business experts, before handing over to the evening’s…

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Stand Out from the Crowd – Law Careers Question Time

‘Stand Out from the Crowd – Law Careers Question Time’ was an opportunity for law students to learn more about their profession. The event followed the same format as BBC Question Time, with students putting their questions to the panel of legal professionals. It took place in December 2013 and was chaired by Zoe Swan,…

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Legal Client Interviewing Competition

Now more than ever, legal students need inter-personal skills as well as knowledge of the law in order to be successful. The University of Brighton’s annual Legal Client Interviewing Competition seeks to address this need by developing the skills necessary for effective interviewing. The competition is sponsored by Gerard Maye Legal. Working in pairs, competitors take on…

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