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A business challenge is not just for business students, as Kingston Law School's Law Bees prove

On Wednesday 6th March 2013, Kingston Law School student team  ‘The Law Bees’, made their way to the head offices of one of the biggest companies in the world, Proctor & Gamble, to take part in the semi-finals of the IBM Universities Business Challenge 2013. Out of 310 teams from universities across the country, only 80 made it through to the semi-finals, so the competition was tough!...

20 March 2013Read More

Global financial crises explained in new book by Kingston Law School lecturer

The global financial crisis of 2007-2008 underlined how important it is to examine the origins and causes of financial collapses. A new book by Kingston Law School lecturer Dr Vincenzo Bavoso entiled, Explaining Financial Scandals: Corporate Governance, Structured Finance and the Enlightened Sovereign Control Paradigm has been published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Dr Bavoso contends that...

15 March 2013Read More

Professor Penny Cooper says jurors shouldn't face ridicule

Professor Penny Cooper, a Kingston Law School professor of law insists that the jurors involved in the collapse of the Vicky Pryce trial should not face ridicule. Penny said the jurors should not be taken to task for their questions.  “Whilst the judge’s comments are completely understandable it would be most unfortunate if in the future jurors felt reluctant to ask questions,” she explained...

28 February 2013Read More

Juries need direction and explanations says Professor Penny Darbyshire

Kingston Law School's Professor Penny Darbyshire has a particular specialism in the English legal system and criminal justice, especially judges, magistrates, magistrates' clerks, juries, and plea bargaining. She is the author of two books on the subject . “I have served as a juror, written fairly extensively about juries and, since 2002, spent many days each year observing Crown Court trials,...

28 February 2013Read More

Dr Tribe invited to be Editor of the Mithani: Directors’ Disqualification Newsletter

His Honour Judge Abbas Mithani QC has invited Dr John Tribe to replace Professor Rebecca Parry (Nottingham Law School) as Editor of the Mithani: Directors' Disqualification Newsletter. Judge Mithani QC is general editor of the two-volume Mithani: Directors’ Disqualification, the leading looseleaf publication on directors’ disqualification published by LexisNexis and a circuit judge.  Dr...

27 February 2013Read More

Not one... not two... but three books in under seven months

  Wicked Ladies: Provincial Women, Crime and the Eighteenth-Century English Justice System, the third book by Gregory Durston, a reader in Kingston’s Law School, is due out on 28 February. It will be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing and follows hot on the heels of Gregory’s previous books. Burglars and Bobbies: Crime and Policing in Victorian London was published on 1 August 2012....

27 February 2013Read More

Telling it like it is - Legal professionals reveal all at Spotlight on Law

Not dampened by the weather, over 100 enthusiastic Kingston Law School students attended the “Spotlight on Law” event on Thursday 7th February to hear about the ins and outs of a law focused career from some serious industry professionals including; a barrister working on the trials of the current phone hacking scandal, a solicitor for the HM Treasury and Kingston’s very own Head of Legal...

19 February 2013Read More

Law School launches Witness Consultancy Services

Kingston Law School has launched a witness consultancy service to meet the ever-growing demand for consultancy services in this area. Using decades of combined experience in teaching legal skills, Professor Penny Cooper, along with Amy Croft and Mark Saunders are providing expert advice to witnesses in major firms and corporations.   Today most professionals realise that the way that they...

18 February 2013Read More

Kingston Law School holds its Climate Change Governance conference

On 2nd November Kingston Law School held its Climate Change Governance conference at the offices of  Schroders plc in central London. The event was sponsored by the Schroders Global Climate Change Fund and was fully sold out. The conference focused on key areas that represent the interface between climate change law and investment i.e. pensions/migration, corporate reporting, climate change...

30 January 2013Read More

Editorial invitation strengthens ties with Australia

“Kingston Law School’s Dr John Tribe has been invited to become a consulting member of the editorial panel of the Australian Insolvency Law Bulletin. As part of this role Dr Tribe will supply regular updates to the journal on UK developments in the field of insolvency law.  Dr Tribe said: “I am very grateful to my colleagues and the publishers in Australia for inviting me to join this...

30 January 2013Read More

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