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iSad: Apple overtaken as world’s most valuable company

Following a volatile year for tech stocks, Apple has been overtaken by the Saudi Arabian …

Chip on Your Shoulder: The US’ struggle to keep down Chinese semiconductors

The US Government is looking for ways to keep the most advanced semiconductor technology out …

Not-so-perfect Pair: Adidas sports bra ads banned for nudity

Adidas’s adverts for its new sports bras have been banned for showing bare breasts. …

A Woe for Abortion Rights: US Supreme Court’s opinion to overturn Roe v Wade causes upheaval

A leaked US Supreme Court Draft Opinion exposes the Court’s vote to overturn abortion rights. …

LittleLaw Looks At… working in London offices compared to regional offices

One of the most important things to consider when deciding which firms to apply to …

Surrogacy Setback: Widower seeks to waive written consent requirements in posthumous fertility case

A British widower is looking for legal permission to use a viable embryo for surrogacy …

McColl’s Call for Assistance: Convenience store chain rescued by Morrisons

After recently being put into administration, the convenience store chain McColl’s has been sold to …

What you need to know about… Akin Gump

Akin Gump has come a long way since being set up by two former FBI …

Flying High: Qantas Airways to offer world’s longest passenger flights in 2025

Qantas Airways plans to offer some of the world’s longest direct passenger flights from Sydney …

Crunch Time: Kellogg’s takes the Government to court over new health promotion regulations

US food multinational Kellogg’s is taking legal action against the UK Government’s Department of Health …

LittleLaw Looks At… Buy Now, Pay Later: A piece of the consumer debt puzzle

The rapid growth of the Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) sector is raising serious consumer …

What are “smart contracts”?

In a nutshell, smart contracts are self-executing contracts. Computer scientist Nick Szabo first coined this …

Big Boots to Fill: Indian billionaire plans Boots takeover

Mukesh Ambani, India’s second-richest man, is reportedly working with US buyout firm Apollo Global Management …

Legal Limbo: Ex-Nissan CEO trapped in Lebanon

Ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is looking to meet charges of financial wrongdoing head-on after France …

Storm or Reform: The new Leasehold Reform Act and its flaws

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 (“the Act”), entering into force at the end …

Red Notice: Netflix suffers dramatic subscriber losses

Shares in the streaming giant fell by 40% on the morning of Wednesday 21 April …

Buckle Up: A brutal rollercoaster of student loan interest rates to hit this September

Students and graduates in England will pay up to 12% interest on their loans from …

Post-Pandemic Peril: UK economic growth falls short of forecast in February

Growth of Britain’s gross domestic product (GDP) has experienced a sharper slowdown in February than …

Riding the Wave: The anticipation of a new wave of pandemic-related claims

Lawyers predict an increase in pandemic-related litigation claims over the next two years, a report …

The Domicile (Dis)Advantage: Rishi Sunak requests ministerial interests review amid tax row

The serving UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has referred himself to an independent …

Through the Looking Glass Ceiling: How government initiatives are creating better employment opportunities for women

Two initiatives have been launched this International Women’s Day to accelerate employment opportunities for women …

Natwest Like Never Before: Natwest goes private

The major retail and commercial bank Natwest is returning to majority private control, as it …

Final Warning: P&O Ferries dealt ultimatum to re-employ sacked workers

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps gave Peter Hebblethwaite, the boss of P&O Ferries, “one final opportunity” …

LittleLaw Looks At… Space Tourism

Space tourism is a sector of the aviation industry, which allows (extraordinarily wealthy) consumers to …

Shady Shein: Will opacity eventually cost fashion behemoth Shein?

One of the biggest players in fast fashion, Chinese online retailer Shein, has captured the …

Blown Away: Plans for offshore wind face resistance

New onshore infrastructure for clean electricity projects in Britain might become a point of concern …

Rwanda or Bust: UNHCR says UK asylum plan is against international law

The UN’s Refugee Agency (the UNHCR) has condemned the UK Government’s plans to relocate some …

Creating Competition: Global legislation and litigation to cut profits of Apple and Google’s app stores

There is a growing trend of legislation and litigation worldwide aimed at curbing the duopoly …

Twitter Takeover: Elon Musk deal to buy social network for $44bn accepted

On Thursday 14 April 2022, Elon Musk launched a hostile bid offering to buy 100% …

Will failing to convert a vacation scheme to a training contract put off other firms that I apply to?

As competitive as it is to secure a vacation scheme, it can still be competitive …

What is “casus belli’?

Casus Belli is a Latin expression that translates as ‘occasion of war’, that refers to …

Stem the Tide: P&O Ferries held back after failing safety checks twice

Following the failure of a second inspection conducted by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), …

The Question to the Courts: Is serial litigation serial-killing justice?

A serial litigant, who has repeatedly advanced “baseless allegations of bad faith and dishonesty”, has …

Guilty as Charged: MP David Amess’ killer receives whole-life sentence

Ali Harbi Ali has received a whole-life sentence for the murder of Conservative MP for …

(Not) Explaining the Unexplained: UK unexplained wealth orders revamped

Although they were introduced to tackle the UK’s reputation for being a global hub for …

Stable and Sound: UK to regulate Stablecoins

The Treasury has confirmed that the UK will legislate to make stablecoins a valid means …

Prime Time for Unionisation: Amazon workers vote to unionise

Amazon workers in the US have successfully voted to unionise, a first for the company …

The End of an Era?: Amazon’s physical stores set to permanently close

Amazon plans to close all product stores in an effort to focus more on grocery …

Continuing Crypto Crises: Latest crypto hack shows its volatility

The second largest crypto hack in history has almost caused millions of people to lose …

The Last Straw: Global food security further threatened by war in Ukraine

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, nations across the globe face price rises and grain …

Your Pay Is Now on Its Way: Deliveroo’s CEO receives another bumper pay rise

The CEO of Deliveroo, Will Shu, has seen his salary rise 16% this year, up …

Elbow Grease: Aramco increases investments to boost oil production

Saudi Aramco has announced it is increasing investment in oil production to keep up with …

Will law firms still take me if I re-sit exams?

There are many variables when it comes to how law firms view re-sitting exams. These …

What you need to know about… Simmons & Simmons

Founded in 1896, Simmons & Simmons (or “Simmons”) has evolved into a multinational law firm, …

Keep Calm-ari: UK law set to recognise octopus sentience

An upcoming law that recognises animals are sentient has been amended to include marine animals …

P&O in Hot Water: Sackings provoke threats of legal action as well as legislative proposals

Ministers have asked the Insolvency Service to investigate whether P&O Ferries breached employment law by …

How to leverage an international background and show a global mindset in applications

Multi-jurisdictional. Cross-border. International. These characteristics define many of the world’s top commercial law firms, so …

Game On: The UK Gaming market hits a record valuation

The UK gaming mania continued its impressive ascent in 2021 with the market for video …

Biden’s Bitcoin Bellyache: US signals regulation in the crypto sector

US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order requiring officials to draft proposals for …

Old but Gold: UK law firms rethink ageism

UK city law firms that have previously driven out partners in their fifties are now …

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