Roundtable on Intellectual Property and Trade Mark Law

On 30 June 2015 we held a SICCL round table on Trade Mark law to discuss some of the latest issues relating to this area of research. Robert Burrell was joined by three international speakers and our other delegates at this gathering of highly respected specialists. Our keynote speakers were; Professor Robert Burrell, University of Sheffield; his most significant current research projects are historical in focus. One project is concerned…

International Law and Cyberspace: Conference and Research Activities

Non-State Actors and Responsibility in Cyberspace: State Responsibility, Individual Criminal Responsibility and Questions of Evidence Date: Friday 18 September 2015 Time: 8:30-7:00 Venue: Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield, Endcliffe Vale Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 3ER Conference Summary This conference brings together leading international experts to assess the effectiveness of international law in ensuring responsibility for the injurious cyber activities of non-state actors. In particular, this conference addresses three critical…

Symposium on Healthcare Innovation: Regulation and Society

Healthcare innovation is being regarded as the panacea of all ills: curing conditions that have so far eluded medicine; instilling efficiency in healthcare systems; and creating revenue streams in times of economic austerity. This raises questions about the nature of innovation and whether such expectations are well-founded. Is existing regulation equipped to deal with the changes in technology proliferation that may ensue? Are such initiatives in the public interest? What…

We’ve been talking about bioethics, medical and healthcare law

On 28 April 2015, Vicky Chico was invited to present to the Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine Network workshop on the future of UK Biobanks at the University of Leeds to provide expertise on the law and patient issues. She was asked to act as rapporteur at this event and write a report for publication. This is currently in press. Vicky Chico was invited to present ‘Requiring Genetic Knowledge: a Principled…

We’ve been talking about European and International Law

Russell Buchan gave a keynote lecture at University of Cambridge on 9 May 2015 entitled ‘Developing democracy through international law’ for a conference entitled ‘democracy and integrations law’. Paul James Cardwell was invited to contribute to a workshop on the Political and Legal Implications of a British Exit from the EU (‘Brexit’), organised by the University of Copenhagen in the framework of the Eurochallenge project. Dr Cardwell presented some thoughts…

New Publications: Evidence in Context

The fourth edition of ‘Evidence in Context’, authored by Jonathan Doak and Claire McGourlay with Mark Thomas, has now been published. Evidence in Context explains the key concepts of evidence law in England and Wales clearly and concisely, set against the backdrop of the broader political and theoretical contexts. The book helps to inform students of the major debates within the field, providing an explanation as to how and why…

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