Justice Alliance Film Screening and Panel Discussion, 3rd November 2014

October 23rd, 2014

What: A screening of a short film by the Justice Alliance Group will be followed by a panel discussion about the impact of the cuts in legal aid since the introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO).
When: Monday 3rd November 2014, 6-7.30pm
Where: Moot Court, Bartolome House (map)

The panel will be made up of three practitioners who are highly experienced in legal aid work and as such they have direct experience of the impact of the cuts;

Douglas Johnson from the Equality Rights Project Sheffield Citizens Advice and Law Centre who is this years winner of the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year award.
Sarah Leach – a highly experienced Family Law solicitor from Howells Solicitors who specialises in all aspects of Child Law.
Christine Peace – a solicitor from Howells Solicitors who is highly experienced in Criminal law work, specialising in representing young people and vulnerable clients.

Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Book your place.

We hope you will join us for what promises to be an excellent event.

Local Solicitors Come to Sheffield Law School for Legal Update.

October 13th, 2014

On Tuesday 7 October solicitors from the Sheffield area came to an event run by the staff from the Law School and hosted in the Moot Court. The session covered the recently implemented Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and the Consumer Rights Bill which is currently before the House of Lords. The event was introduced by Pauline Laidlaw (deputy director of the Legal Practice Course) and presented by Gareth Bramley and Rachel Cooper both of whom are solicitors with experience in commercial practice and who teach Commercial Law in the School on the Legal Practice Course.

The event was attended by solicitors from DLA Piper, Nabarro, Irwin Mitchell, hlw Keeble Hawson and Squire Patton Boggs and included among their number Legal Practice Course alumni.

Rachel Cooper and Gareth Bramley gave presentations on the key provisions of the new Regulations and the Bill and highlighted some issues concerning difficulties with interpretation and implementation. This was followed by productive discussions about how the issues identified are being tackled in practice and the challenges faced by businesses which do not comply with the new legislation.

The event was the first of a program being planned which hopes to see increased interaction between the Law School and law firms in this area.

In the News: Dr Ruth Stirton on Newsnight

August 14th, 2014

Ruth Stirton appears on NewsnightOur Dr Ruth Stirton was invited to appear on Newsnight yesterday. She debated  the ethical aspects of the controversial NHS trial, whereby patients will be given a placebo instead of adrenaline in case of a heart attack.

You can see what she has to say on BBC iPlayer (after 18:46). It will be available for the next 7 days.

BBC iPlayer – Newsnight – 13/08/2014 – In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day’s headlines with Kirsty Wark.

In the news: Dr Russell Buchan’s research on conflict appears in the international press

July 29th, 2014

Dr Russell Buchan from the University of Sheffield’s School of Law explains how a state does not necessarily need to be physically present in a territory in order to have control over the area in an article discussing the current Israel-Gaza conflict.


Announcement: Tessa Van Der Sande

July 24th, 2014
We are saddened to learn of the death of Tessa Van Der Sande, a former student here in the School of Law.
Tessa completed her Master’s degree in International Law with us in 2010 and spent five months working with us after completing her degree, researching terrorism and the rule of law for the World Justice Project.
Tessa was an academically gifted student and was highly thought of by both staff and students in the school. We are proud of what she achieved in her career with Amnesty International in her home country of the Netherlands.
Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with Tessa’s family and friends, and with all those who have lost family and friends in the Malaysia Airlines crash.

In the news: ‘The Law and Economics of Quantitative Easing’

July 22nd, 2014
Jeremy Warner of the Daily Telegraph gave extensive – and approving – coverage to a paper written by our visiting expert Trevor Pugh and Professor Andrew Johnston entitled ‘The Law and Economics of Quantitative Easing’. In the paper they argue that Qualitative Easing is illegal under EU law.
You can read the news article from 22 July 2014 here http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/jeremy-warner/10981011/Have-central-banks-been-breaking-the-law.html
The paper is available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2463160
If you have an interest in this area of research you may also be interested in our next public lecture

‘Modern Money Theory & the Job Guarantee – The Path to Full Employment with Price Stability’

A lecture Professor L Randall Wray, University of Missouri-Kansas City and the Institute of New Economic ThinkingRandall Wray

11 September 2014
Richard Roberts Building Auditorium

Your chance to hear one of the world’s foremost heterodox thinkers speak on an issue which affects us all.

Tickets for this event are free but limited.

Tickets are available here