The 2023 Baroness Butler-Sloss and FRS Network Annual Family Law Lecture delivered online by Dr Andrew Hayward
Dr Andrew Hayward gave the lecture on the important topic Unlocking Cohabitation Reform in England and Wales: New Dimensions and Directions.
Marking International Women’s Day with a short animation on human dignity & women.
The Human Rights Democracy Forum celebrated International Women's Day with a short animation co-produced by Catherine Dupré.
Card play and art reveals children’s views of surrogacy for first time
Children with experience of surrogacy are in favour of legal reforms, according to a new study that marks the first time their views will be included in a review of surrogacy laws.
Victorian courts disproportionately penalised poor families when a child suffered from neglect, study shows
Victorian courts disproportionally penalised poor families when they heard child neglect cases, a new study suggests.
New principles to encourage transparency and prevent greenwashing in financial sector
New practical principles will encourage transparency and prevent greenwashing in the financial sector.
Student wins Aspiring Solicitors Award
Congratulations to Shreya Srinivasan - one of six winners of the Aspiring Solicitors Commercial Awareness Competition 2022.
Penalties, corruption and legislation are failing to deter harmful gas flaring in Nigeria, study shows
Legislation is failing to end gas flaring in Nigeria which is harming the environment and people’s health, a new study warns.
“Robust” amendments to insurance law and international environmental law needed to allow carbon capture, utilisation and storage
“Robust” amendments to insurance law and international environmental law are needed to allow carbon capture, utilisation and storage to take place legally so the technology can be used in the fight against global warming, a new study says.
Heat network customers need action now to protect them from “devastating” unregulated price rises and reliability issues
Heat network customers need action now to protect them from the potentially devastating consequences of unregulated price rises and reliability issues, an expert has warned.
Conflicts of Law
Paper presented by Dr. Jie (Jeanne) Huang Associate Professor at the University of Sydney Law School in Australia.
Special issue of Science & Justice published
The Future of Teaching, Training and Learning in Forensic and Crime Sciences
All areas of UK should have dedicated 'Food Policy' office, experts tell MPs
All UK local authorities should have a dedicated “Food Policy” office to encourage healthier diets and sustainability, experts have told MPs.
University of Exeter teaching resources for KS4 and KS5 pupils to bust myths around ‘common law marriage’ awarded PSHE Association Quality Mark
University of Exeter resources designed to help children learn at school about the legal consequences when relationships break down have been awarded the PSHE Association’s Quality Mark.
Human Rights and Democracy Forum Poster Competition
Get creative and express your appreciation of the importance of universal human rights
Pension clawback adversely affected women and those with disabilities, analysis shows
Pension clawbacks have adversely affected women and those with disabilities, new analysis shows.
Artificial Intelligence can help companies better serve all shareholders, study recommends
Artificial intelligence can help reduce “short-termism” in companies and help firms better serve all shareholders, a new study recommends.
Ambition to succeed despite adversity motivates people from diverse backgrounds to pursue legal careers, study shows
A desire to succeed despite adversity motivates people to pursue a legal career, but barriers caused by finances and careers advice are obstacles, a new study suggests.
First Dickinson Gleeson Trusts Prize Awarded
The University of Exeter Law School, Cornwall is pleased to announce the winner of the Dickinson Gleeson Trusts Prize 2022 as Daniel Sipos.
International Conference ‘The Sights, Sounds, and Sensibilities of Atrocity Prosecutions’
The international Conference ‘The Sights, Sounds, and Sensibilities of Atrocity Prosecutions’ was co-organised by Prof. Caroline Fournet and Prof. Mark Drumbl (Washington & Lee University, USA) in Exeter on 20-21 October 2022.
University of Exeter Law School academics present to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Pension Clawback
Dr David Barrett and Dr James Kolaczkowski presented their research on pension clawback to MPs at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Pension Clawback (APPG) on Wednesday 26th October
Latest edition of influential Cyber Law Toolkit tracks online warfare around the globe
Experts behind an influential research project charting global cyber law are tracking major online attacks across the world.
Research shows “worryingly” high levels of mental illness among those affected by the Post Office Horizon scandal
New research has shown “worryingly” high levels of mental illness in sub-postmasters affected by the Post Office Horizon Scandal.
The HRDF five years on
Founded in 2017, in the aftermath of Brexit and as the challenges to democracy and human rights were increasing in Central Europe, the Human Rights and Democracy Forum (HRDF) celebrates its fifth year of activity. It has offered a home to exciting interdisciplinary research at the University of Exeter and fostered the development of new projects, promoting theoretical and philosophical approaches as well as empirical and socio-legal investigation.
University of Exeter Law School professor recognised in parliament speech
Dr Robert Herian has been recognised in a Parliament speech, demonstrating a huge milestone for Blockchain research.
European Journal of Law and Technology (EJLT) comes to Exeter Law School
The EJLT is one of the oldest open access electronic law journals in Europe.
European cities need more legal flexibility to prepare and protect residents from the climate emergency, study warns
Laws intended to protect the environment in European cities must be more flexible in order to protect residents from the climate emergency, experts have warned.
Migrant workers to collaborate with experts on new study to analyse impact of post-Brexit visas
Migrant care home and agricultural workers will co-create new research to analyse the impact of new visa rules introduced following Brexit.
Urgent need for the UK and its allies to clarify how they will respond militarily to imminent armed attacks, study says
There is an urgent need for the UK and allies to give clearer information about how they would respond in self-defence to ‘imminent’ armed attacks, a new study says.
False beliefs about prevalence of crime could influence jury decisions, new study shows
Some juror decisions are influenced by perceptions of the prevalence of crimes which can be incorrect or biased, a new study shows.
Launch of the United Nations Pathways for Global PSSL Project
Global PSSL is delighted to announce a strategic research bridge project, with the participation of The United Nations (UN) senior experts as external peer reviewers.
The Michelmores’ Commercial Awareness Prize winner announced
The Michelmores’ Prize for second year Law with Business students at the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus in Cornwall recognises the student or students demonstrating the best commercial awareness during their second-year studies.
Legislation focused on obscenity and indecency will not help to keep children safe online, expert warns
Laws that are premised on the traditional notions of obscenity and indecency will not help to keep children safe online, a leading expert has warned.
Pathways to Law Students graduate
36 students from 19 state schools and colleges from across the southwest region graduated as part of National Cohort 14 from the Pathways to Law programme on April 6th 2022.
Immigration rules mean reforms to give domestic workers access to the minimum wage will be hard to enforce, study says
Reforms to remove legal exemptions to give live-in domestic workers access to the minimum wage are an important step against the devaluation of this work but will be difficult to enforce because of Britain’s immigration rules, a new study says.
Cornwall Law Society awards prize for Outstanding Legal Academic Performance
The Cornwall Law Society Prize for Outstanding Legal Academic Performance is awarded on the basis of academic excellence in Law modules by Law with Business students at the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus in Cornwall.
Blockchain to play a key part in ensuring copyright laws can be used for 3D printing
Blockchain technology will soon be able to be applied within items produced by 3D printers thanks to pioneering work by experts.
Blockchain has potential to redefine democracy and can support electoral law, an expert has said
Blockchain has the potential to redefine politics and support new electoral law, an expert has said.
The 2022 Baroness Butler-Sloss Annual Family Law Lecture delivered online by Professor Gillian Douglas
Professor Gillian Douglas FBA, FAcSS gave the 2022 GW4 Family Regulation and Society Network and Exeter Law School Baroness Butler-Sloss Annual Family Law Lecture on the intriguing and important topic Achieving Family Law Reform: Evolution vs. Revolution.
Repeal of the Human Rights Act would 'wind the constitutional clock back to the 1990s', experts warn
The proposed repeal of the Human Rights Act would “wind the constitutional clock back to the 1990s” and is “particularly unwise” now because of the actions of Russia in Ukraine, experts have warned.
David Barrett, Richard A Edwards and Natalie Sedacca respond to Human Rights Act consultation
On 7 March 2022, Exeter academics submitted a response to the government’s consultation ‘Human Rights Act Reform: A Modern Bill of Rights.’
Laws governing weddings are outdated and too restrictive in contemporary society, new research shows
Current laws governing weddings are too outdated and restrictive and do not reflect the diversity of faith and beliefs in modern society, a new report from experts at the Universities of Warwick and Exeter highlights.
Legal “sunset clauses” should be used to limit use of covid certificates to current pandemic
“Sunset clauses” should be introduced into relevant legislation to limit the use of coronavirus certificates to just the current pandemic and not beyond, a study warns.
Are you Britain’s next super-matcher? Take our test to find out!
The quest to discover how some people can compare or “match” the intricate details of faces, fingerprints and even firearms only by sight has taken a new, exciting twist.