Warwick Law School News
The latest updates from our department
Co-edited by Warwick Law Schools Dr John Snape, ‘Landmark Cases in Revenue Law’ will be launching in London on Tuesday 25 February 2020, 17:45 – 21:00. Landmark Cases in Revenue Law is a book which tells the story of 20 leading revenue law cases. It goes well beyond technical analysis to explore questions of philosophical depth, historical context and constitutional significance. The editors have assembled a stellar team of tax scholars, including historians as well as lawyers, practitioners and academics, to provide a wide range of fresh perspectives on familiar and unfamiliar decisions.
Dr. Amanda Wilson from Warwick Law School will be giving a talk titled 'The Moral Psychology of Restorative Justice' at KU Leuven, Faculty of Law later this month. Dr. Wilson has been researching justice alternatives in criminal justice for over a decade and has collaborated with a number of leading experts in the field from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
Was the killing of Iranian General Soleimani legal? Dr Christine Schwobel-Patel, Associate Professor in Warwick Law School looks at "imminent threat," a key test that must be met in order to claim self-defence under international law.
Dr Sharifah Sekalala participated in a panel discussion on Monday 28th October 2019 at Chatham House. The event launched The Lancet, O’Neill Institute and Georgetown University Commission on Health and Law report The Legal Determinants of Health.
This summer, Dr Sharifah Sekalala, Associate Professor at Warwick Law School asked our staff to come up with suggestions of books that have influenced their thinking on race, especially with regard to the law. We had some ideas of what books they might suggest, however their selections were a much more eclectic mix of books, podcasts and even music than we had expected. We hope you enjoy reading them and would love to hear any recommendations you may have.
Professor Christian Twigg-Flesner is one of 28 members of the European Law Institute (ELI) elected by the general assembly to serve on its Council at its Annual Conference held in Vienna earlier this month.
The institute is an independent organisation, which aims to improve the quality of European law.
On Thursday 29th August 2019, Professor Vanessa Munro gave the 2019 Shirley Smith Address at the New Zealand Parliament. Vanessa’s talk was titled ‘Judging Juries: The ‘Common Sense’ Conundrums of Prosecuting Violence Against Women’,
"Traditionally the farming lobby illegally opened up land in Brazil and the state acquiesced. With his aggressive rhetoric Bolsonaro has pump primed that sector." Dr George Meszaros, Associate Professor in Warwick Law School, comments on some of the political and legal issues surrounding the burning of the Amazon.
Commenting on the statement issued by the influential US group, the Business Roundtable, Dr Andreas Kokkinis said:- "The Business Roundtable, one of the most influential US business groups representing some of the largest US companies, has just reversed its long-standing policy on the purpose of the business corporation.
New powers by the regulator Ofgem to set a maximum price for energy has meant an end to “healthy competition” between companies, finds a new study which recommends that it would be better to instead regulate the way consumers renew their contracts with gas or electricity firms.