The balance of trust

Should Gavin Williamson, former defence secretary, be prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act for leaking confidential information from the National Security Council? Or was he wrongly found guilty of leaking by a ‘kangaroo court’, as he has claimed?

This story – reported by the BBC here – brings together a range of important legal…

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World IP Day 2019: A Question of "Sport"

In celebration of World IP Day 2019 the Aberdeen Centre for Commercial Law arranged for a short series of informal presentations to discuss the interconnection of Intellectual Property with this year’s theme: sport.

Professor Abbe Brown blew the starting whistle, by serving up a discussion of…

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Global Challenges, interdisciplinary solutions: Law, Chemistry and Biodiversity beyond National Jurisdiction

The potential of the oceans’ raw materials, which scientific expertise can transform into invaluable products to benefit society, offers rich opportunities. As 64% of the surface of the oceans is beyond the control of states, questions result as to who benefits from product development and where responsibilities lie regarding Marine…

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Financial Crises in the modern market system: a case of prevention or mitigation?

Chike Jude Emedosi is a current research student whose work seeks to examine the different legal solutions available for creating security interests for securitisations in England, Scotland, and France. Here he talks about the history of financial crises.

Introduction

Financial crisis has been an unfortunate part of financial history. It…

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