The Memo Archive

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News travels fast: if you're just catching up, browse our Chambers Student Memo archive below...

Weekly Roundup: 30 October 2023

Fake news and misinformation surrounding the situation in Gaza

SAG-AFTRA announce restrictions on Halloween costumes for members

Weekly Roundup: 23 October 2023

Free speech and universities: Greater protections on the way for students and lecturers

Invasive species: First traps set for Chinese mitten crabs in the UK

Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition authorised by the CMA

Weekly Roundup: 16 October 2023

Asylum seekers and the lawyers who defend them

New release ‘May December’ harks back to a bygone era in child protection law

Gambling reform in the UK: where do things stand?

Weekly Roundup: 18 September 2023

The Dangerous Dogs Act: A bark more effective than its bite?

Scottish government calls for decriminalisation of drugs

Plans to make it compulsory for offenders to attend their sentencing hearings

Glyn Razzell: When are murderers refused parole?

Weekly Roundup: 04 September 2023

TV Drama to be made about Daisy, successful campaigner for law on children born of rape

Burger King to face legal action over the size of its Whopper

Weekly Roundup: 28 August 2023

Trans participation in sport: British Cycling the latest sporting body to ban transgender women from female events

House of the Dragon: Why the Hollywood Strikes haven’t shut down production on the HBO hit

Legal Aid Funding: What is the Future of Prison Law?

Children’s safety concern over family courts failings

Weekly Roundup: 14 August 2023

Longer read: SAG-AFTRA and WGA Strike

Deductions to miscarriage of justice compensation to be scrapped

Drivers make common law claim to avoid speeding penalties

Weekly Roundup: 7 August 2023

Activision Sues Music Critic over TikTok Sound

2026 Commonwealth Games in doubt after Australian state of Victoria cancels plans to host

Business & Trade Committee takes aim at McDonalds

Elon Musk’s X Corp sues British anti-hate non-profit

Weekly Roundup: 31 July 2023

Lion on the loose in Berlin

Twitter rebranding

Protecting children from abuse in the AI era

Weekly Roundup: 24 July 2023

FTX sues Bankman-Fried and former executives

Weekly Roundup: 17 July 2023

Why didn’t the mainstream media name Huw Edwards as the presenter at the centre of the BBC scandal?

Aretha Franklin will dispute rumbles on 

Government weighs in on debate as it rejects tighter gun controls following Plymouth mass shooting

Weekly Roundup: 10 July 2023

Longer read: Europe’s Migrant Crisis

Rwanda to receive Britain’s asylum seekers despite appeal courts ruling it unlawful

Competition and Market’s Authority take aim at Adobe

Weekly Roundup: 3 July 2023

Controversial jail sentence for UK Woman who took abortion pills too late

Why do 70% of rape victims drop their cases?

Weekly Roundup: 19 June 2023

The strange world of football’s managerial dismissals

Just Stop Oil protests continue

Crew members injured in explosion on Gladiator 2 film set

Weekly Roundup: 5 June 2023

Allen & Overy set to join forces with Shearman & Sterling

Immigration and human rights: the Home Office’s latest controversial deportation

Weekly Roundup: 22 May 2023

Going public with the new Public Order Act

Texas man pleads guilty to supplying performance-enhancing drugs to Olympic athletes

Weekly Roundup: 15 May 2023

Prince Harry vs Murdoch Press

Juryless rape trials in Scotland receive a resounding ‘no’ 

Autonomy founder extradited to the US 

Weekly Roundup: 2 May 2023

Fox News Corporation settles Dominion lawsuit for a record sum

Bereaved, survivors and locals settle claims over Grenfell

Scottish justice system faces spring clean with ‘not proven’ verdict set to be scrapped

Longer read: Navigating the emotional turbulence of divorce cases

Weekly Roundup: 24 April 2023

The Online Safety Bill and threats to end-to-end encryption

A slap on the wrist for smacking in England 

Weekly Roundup: 18 April 2023

Longer read: The Bar Council of India widens foreign access to India’s legal market

The Barclays Premier League and tax

Nitrous oxide is no laughing matter, but will the ban be enough to stop it?

AI copycat tracks: Streaming services’ latest IP headache

Weekly Roundup: 11 April 2023

Forced prepayment meters land energy suppliers in hot water

UK falls in Civicus Monitor’s latest global index

Government law reform advisers set to examine financial remedy orders

Weekly Roundup: 3 April 2023

Trump indicted over hush money payments to adult film star

Gwyneth Paltrow wins civil court case 

Weekly Roundup: 27 March 2023

Longer read: Gary Lineker vs the BBC: What can go into an employment contract?

The International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin

The middle finger and the law

Weekly Roundup: 20 March 2023

Revisiting Netflix and password sharing

Senior police make the case for the power to charge

The latest on the SVB collapse

Weekly Roundup: 13 March 2023

Journalist Isabel Oakeshott leaks 100,000 of Matt Hancock’s private WhatsApp messages to the press

Why are calls for digital ID cards causing a stir?

UK government facing calls for SLAPP reform

Weekly Roundup: 06 March 2023

Change to the legal age of marriage in England and Wales 

UK and EU come to fresh Northern Ireland agreement

What legal hurdles face publishers looking to edit old books?

Weekly Roundup: 27 February 2023

Longer read: Ecclesiastical law: The rules that govern the established church 

Appeal for Shamima Begum’s British citizenship rejected 

Could US-style group litigation make its way across the pond?

Lee Anderson, Rishi Sunak and the death penalty

Weekly Roundup: 20 February 2023

Disney's copyright expires

Chinese spy balloon raises international law concerns 

Lidl accuses Tesco of deception in dispute over yellow circle logo

Weekly Roundup: 13 February 2023

Student group claim against UK universities

Algorithms, writing jobs, and the future of work 

Scotland revisits the accommodation of transgender prisoners

Oxford University to be sued for hiring academics on insecure contracts

Weekly Roundup: 6 February 2023

Menopaused: proposed menopause leave trial rejected by ministers 

Blue in the face: how Chelsea’s January spending could send the team south

Weekly Roundup: 30 January 2023

Does Benedict Cumberbatch owe reparations to the descendants of slaves in Barbados?

Alec Baldwin to be charged with manslaughter over Rust shooting

Weekly Roundup: 23 January 2023

Dartmoor wild camping ban

Three stripes and you’re out: Adidas loses trademark battle

Scrap heap challenge for Raab’s Bill of Rights

First Class security breach: Royal Mail targeted by ransomware attack

Weekly Roundup: 16 January 2023

Longer read: Lifting the lid on doping and performance-enhancing drug use in sport

Climate activism and the law

UK government’s anti-strike bill enters the picture

Weekly Roundup: 9 January 2023

Netflix and password sharing

Diplomatic immunity in the case of Anne Sacoolas: a fateful loophole

New women's safety bill to criminalise catcalling

Weekly Roundup: 20 December 2022

Longer read: An inside look at what FTX’s collapse means for crypto law

Competition authorities take aim at Microsoft over Activision Blizzard merger

Weekly Roundup: 12 December 2022

Divided over OneLove

Scotland sees Supreme Court setback in latest move for independence

Woman with Down's syndrome loses in a Court of Appeal abortion law case

Octopus takes Bulb into its arms

Weekly Roundup: 5 December 2022

Law, universities, and the energy transition

Feels like the first time: Kanye West's Twitter suspension 2.0

Greenwashing & Accountability: An interview with Client Earth

Weekly Roundup: 28 November 2022

Property law: UK house prices decline for the first time in 15 months

Hate crimes at an all-time high

Weekly Roundup: 21 November 2022

Are the hours really longer at US firms?

Mehran Karimi Nasseri: Refugee status and the legal aspects of citizenship

Another one bites the dust: Next’s acquisition of

Weekly Roundup: 14 November 2022

Equality Act in Jeopardy 

Data Law: The Suella Saga Continues

Injustice in the Judiciary 

What’s the deal with the Twitter takeover?

Elon Musk & Twitter: everything in moderation?

Weekly Roundup: 7 November 2022

The legality of banning afro hair in schools

UN Xinjiang human rights concerns 

Landmark High Court case enforces European conservation laws on English soil 

Transactional hours drop after bumper year in the US

Weekly Roundup: 28th October 2022

Developments in the UK’s controversial Rwanda policy

To be or not to be part of the UK. That is the question...

Reforms to gender recognition in Scotland

Judges in the wrong for releasing alleged criminals 

Weekly Roundup: 21st October 2022

Criminal barristers strike a deal

The Green Blues

Keep it on the QC?

Weekly Roundup: 14th October 2022

Law enforcement vs the law: Sarah Everard vigil protester sues the Met police 

Free Speech, Arrests and the Monarchy 

Bolt strikes the business world with application for victory pose trademark

Weekly Roundup: 12th September 2022

Netflix heads to court over character portrayals of real-life individuals 

Smells Like Dismissal...

1.5 million victims in England and Wales are choosing not to pursue their cases

Weekly Roundup: 5th September 2022

Criminal barrister strikes in England and Wales: protecting the future of the criminal bar

The contaminated blood scandal

Buckle up Britain! A recent survey shows 61% of drivers haven't read the new Highway Code rules

Weekly Roundup: 25th August 2022

Ethics, Investment and ESG: Church of England’s fossil fuel holdings under scrutiny

House of mirrors: a rise in IP infringement allegations