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New Protections for Domestic Abuse Victims – is it Enough?

TW: Domestic violence. On 29th April 2021, the long-awaited Domestic Abuse Bill received Royal Assent and was signed into law as the Domestic Abuse Act 2021. It now provides the most overarching legal definition of domestic abuse and also provides a series of legal protections which are available to victims of domestic violence and their …

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Setting the Standards High in Life: are we Idealists?

Social media’s influence on our ideals As we have been in lockdown, the amount of people on social media has grown to 490 million users over the past 12 months. Social media is often viewed as a way to escape reality, maintain friendships and entertain us. However, has it influenced us with an idealistic view on how …

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‘Escape to the Country’: London’s Mass Exodus

Working from home has revolutionised most of our lives – the freedom of delaying that alarm clock, reduced commuting costs and less surveillance from your superiors. But this has had an unintended consequence on the housing market, which may just be permanent too… People are leaving London in droves. Why? Well, as working from home becomes the new …

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Netflix’s Fascination with Serial Killer Crime Shows

Netflix is a popular streaming platform that has grown from 300,000 subscribers when it was founded in 1997 to roughly 203.7 million today. As Netflix grows, there have been an increasing number of documentaries, tv shows and films with morbid themes like suicide, true crime and serial killers. Could this be due to consumer demand, or is …

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State v Chauvin: 11 Months Since the Killing of George Floyd

The Background Almost one year ago, on 25th May 2020, George Floyd was killed during his arrest in Minneapolis. Suspicion had been raised by a cashier in a grocery store that Floyd was attempting to pay for cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. 4 police officers from the Minneapolis Police Department attended the scene, including …

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Will Reproductive Rights in the US Ever Be Secure?

On the 20th January 2021, the repeated and sustained attack on reproductive rights was over, as President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris took their respective oaths of office to assume their new roles. Simultaneously, the future of women’s reproductive rights was confirmed, following the dichotomous campaigning between the presidential candidates — or was …

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Why are Farmers Protesting in India?

As Rihanna, amongst other celebrities, tweeted about the Indian farmer’s protest, there has been a sudden rise in attention to what has been referred to as one of the largest protests in this century with over 250 million people protesting worldwide. However, there is still confusion on why farmers have been protesting and it’s fallout- …

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Big Four Giant Deloitte Snaps up London Law Firm

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Big Four giant Deloitte snaps up London law firm. On Tuesday 3rd November, the legal arm of Deloitte announced that it had taken a further step onto lawyer turf with the acquisition of tech and media law firm Kemp Little. The move will see the accountancy’s outfit’s lawyer headcount in the UK increase to more …

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The NBA Bubble: A Play to Save the 2019 – 2020 Season

COVID-19 has placed much of the world into a holding pattern. With players from different states interacting and playing in close quarters with one another, it was only a matter of time before the Coronavirus sent the world of basketball into unchartered territories.  March 11th, 2020 will be remembered in history books for two reasons. …

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