First year student Aleksandra Ganeva is this year’s winner of the Research & Writing Skills (RWS) competition. Students on the RWS module are presented with a problem scenario revolving around the construction of a new hall of residence on campus and are asked to advise the client (the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Sir David Bell) of the […]
The School of Law is a sponsor of the Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial Competition for schools – a national endeavour and a marvellous opportunity for teenagers to engage with the legal system. This year Professor Cooke attended a competition round held in the Reading Crown Court on 8 March and helped to judge the teams. She was impressed by the students’ performance; definitely some future advocates there!
Mark Wilde has been cited by the UK Supreme Court in the case of Coventry and others (Respondents) v Lawrence and another (Appellants)  UKSC 13. The cases raises several fundamental issues regarding the tort of private nuisance and is set to become a textbook standard authority. One of the issues concerned the equitable discretion to award damages in lieu of an injunction. The Court ruled that a more flexible approach to the use of the discretion should be adopted; this is something which mark argued for in his article ‘Damages in lieu of an injunction – challenging the orthodoxy of the Shelfer criteria’ (2013) and this was cited by Lord Carnwath at paras 244 and 247. A link to the judgment can be found at: http://supremecourt.uk/news/latest-judgments.html