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Centre for Commercial and Corporate Law
Members also deliver the LLM in International Commercial Law, a programme which offers unrivalled opportunities to study across a range of modules taught by leading academics.
Our wide range of specialisms includes:
- banking law
- corporate governance and social responsibility
- energy law
- insolvency law
- consumer protection
- contract law
- insurance and reinsurance law
- international arbitration
- finance and credit law
- international trade
- maritime law
- business structures
- investment law
The Centre fuses the experience of academic lawyers and practising lawyers, and the impact of their work is far-reaching. For example, in addition to being frequently cited in the courts, members of the Centre have advised:
- Committees of the European Parliament
- the House of Commons
- the National Assembly for Wales
- the Northern Irish Government
- the Law Commission
- the Irish Environmental Protection Agency
- the UNEP
- the UNDP
- the Secretariat for the Bonn Convention
- the Australian Attorney-General’s Department
The Centre fuses the experience of academic lawyers and practising lawyers, and the impact of their work is far-reaching.
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‘Fine words butter no parsnips’: Can the principle of open justice survive the introduction of an online court?Sue Prince will deliver a talk on ‘Fine words butter no parsnips’: Can the principle of open justice survive the introduction of an online court? Many jurisdictions are embracing technology as a potential gatekeeper for new court processes. In order to encourage less reliance on legal aid and free up judicial resource, policy makers are keen to embrace ‘online court’ solutions, and ‘digital by default’ approaches to resolving legal problems. In British Columbia, Canada, for example, the online small claims process has replaced the court building with an end-to-end pathway-style online process which provides legal advice, mediation, and access to an online judge. In the UK, plans are afoot for all civil cases under £25,000 to be referred to an ‘Online Solutions Court’. In the recent case of R (on the application of UNISON) v Lord Chancellor (2017), Lord Reed said that the court is more than a service to the user and that access to the courts is not of value only to the particular individuals involved but is fundamental to the rule of law and society. The question is whether once the institution of the court is not a place or a building, how can we measure whether the service provided to litigants is fair? Will technology change the nature of the legal process so that the traditional vision of the court has to be amended or qualified? This paper will consider whether the principle of open justice can be upheld effectively in this new technological environment. Open justice exists to protect the right of the public to be informed about what happens in the court; both through their ability to attend individual cases and the right of the media to be in the courtroom and to inform more broadly. Open justice has been upheld by the senior judiciary in significant historic cases such as Scott v Scott (1913) and R v Sussex Justices, ex p McCarthy (1924). Open justice is guaranteed as part of the a right to fair trial, such as in Article 6, European Convention on Human Rights: ‘…everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing…’. The question of openness is therefore essential to the design of the online court.. Full details
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Dr Rachel Fenton is a key speaker at the Inside Government's 'Tackling Sexual Violence and Harassment in Higher Education'Exeter Law School's Dr Rachel Fenton is a key speaker at the Inside Government's 'Tackling Sexual Violence and Harassment in Higher Education' conference at the Hallam Conference Centre, 09:00-16:00, Thursday 30 November 2017. Her case study is 'Empowering Students to Pledge to Tackle Violence and Harassment'. More info here: http://ow.ly/q6z030g68TA. Full details
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Can evidence-based memory processing techniques enhance the accuracy and credibility of the testimony given by witnesses who have experienced trauma?Dr Charlotte Bishop presents, Can evidence-based memory processing techniques enhance the accuracy and credibility of the testimony given by witnesses who have experienced trauma?. Full details
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Members of the Centre are involved in supervising postgraduate research students in all areas of commercial and corporate law. Use our expertise search to find academics in your chosen area.
For more details, including funding options, please see our postgraduate research programmes webpage.
Our members also deliver the LLM in International Commercial Law, a programme which offers unrivalled opportunities to study across a range of modules taught by leading academics in their field.
For non-media enquiries relating to the Centre and its work please contact us as follows:
Director: Professor Andrea Lista
Telephone: +44 (0)1392 722832
Centre for Commercial and Corporate Law
Law School - Amory Building
University of Exeter
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