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2205, 2014

Resurrecting old copyright infringement claims

By |May 22nd, 2014|In The News|Comments Off on Resurrecting old copyright infringement claims

Dr Ewan Kirk, Senior Lecturer in Law at Birmingham City University

News reports this week revealed that rock band Led Zeppelin face a copyright row over the song ‘Stairway to Heaven’.

The claim is on behalf of Randy California, the deceased former guitarist for the band Spirit. The claim is that Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ is […]

2204, 2014

Diversity within the legal profession

By |April 22nd, 2014|Student Life|1 Comment

Randle Brooks, third-year LLB (Hons) Law student at Birmingham City University 

Diversity is a hot topic in the legal profession currently. With magic circle firms employing blind CV techniques and the Legal Education and Training Review encouraging the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Bar Standards Board (BSB) to widen participation in the profession it is evident, on the […]

2008, 2013

Reflecting on the Crisis in Egypt

By |August 20th, 2013|In The News|Comments Off on Reflecting on the Crisis in Egypt

Dr Jon Yorke, Reader in Human Rights Law, School of Law

As a law student at Birmingham City University students will have an opportunity to engage with human rights issues, and participate in protecting them around the world. For more information on BCU’s Human Rights programmes contact Dr Jon Yorke at jon.yorke@bcu.ac.uk , follow him on twitter at @DrJonYorke or read […]

2907, 2013

Introduction of tribunal fees

By |July 29th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on Introduction of tribunal fees

By Professor Fiona Church, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education, Law and Social Sciences

New rules introduced today bring in charges of up to £250 to lodge a claim at the employment tribunal, rising to a maximum of £950 if the case goes ahead.

The government is promoting this as a positive move to help employers avoid […]

2211, 2012

Should prisoners have the right to vote?

By |November 22nd, 2012|Opinion|Comments Off on Should prisoners have the right to vote?

Dr Sarah Pemberton, Lecturer in Criminology, Faculty of Education, Law & Social Sciences

Currently, we have a prison population of just under 90,000 people, and depending on the nature of the offence or prison the sentence was served in, as many as 74% of prisoners will reoffend. There are many reasons why people reoffend and these […]

811, 2011

Birmingham law professor takes on American legal system

By |November 8th, 2011|In The News|Comments Off on Birmingham law professor takes on American legal system

Professor Julian Killingley Director of the Centre for American Legal Studies – Faculty of Education, Law & Social Sciences

A British law professor is once again taking on the American legal system by challenging the convictions of two juveniles who face a life in prison without ever having a hope of being freed.

Julian Killingly, Professor of […]