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  • 19.04.23

    Should Children Give Evidence in the Family Courts

    In family law disputes, parties (often the parents) give different accounts when recalling the relevant details. A parent might say…

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  • 06.04.23

    Happy Easter!

    Please find below details of our Bank Holiday opening hours.

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  • 04.04.23

    Meditation Training Event led by Melvin Lyons

    A group of second year SHU Law students were given the great opportunity to attend an insightful Meditation Training Event,…

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  • 31.03.23

    SHU Law Students take on the Mock Employment Tribunal

    On the 15th of March, students of Sheffield Hallam University had the fascinating opportunity to witness a mock Employment Tribunal…

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  • 30.03.23

    Law student Emily Ward reflects on her experience in SHU Law and the Access to Justice Conference

    I was fortunate enough to attend the SHU Law Accessing Justice Conference on 30th November 2022. The conference started with…

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  • 29.03.23

    By Lucy Adams – Second Year Law with Criminology Student

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  • 28.03.23

    Why SHU Law is a valuable experience for students:

    As a student who is deciding which university they want to attend or even if they want to go to…

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  • 24.03.23

    Ramadan Mubarak to all who are celebrating!

    Ramadan is an exciting holy month for Muslims. During this month, many will fast from before sunrise to sunset. Fasting…

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  • 23.03.23

    Inside SHU Law’s Accessing Justice Conference

    I was fortunate enough to attend the SHU Law Accessing Justice Conference on 30th November 2022. The conference started with…

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  • 22.03.23

    The Importance of Pro-bono

    SHU Law is a firm that takes part in pro bono all year round with the pro bono work they…

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  • 10.03.23

    Mediation and its role in dispute resolution

    The introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (2012) meant that fewer people had access to…

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  • 08.02.23

    Congratulations to the SHU Law Team

    We are proud to announce that SHU Law has been shortlisted as finalists for the Sheffield & District Law Society…

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  • Compensation for Victims of Miscarriages of Justice

    A question I am frequently asked, is: “If someone spends a long time in prison, and is finally released after…

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  • 01.02.23

    SHU Law Connect Employability Academy: A Student Perspective

    SHU Law Connect Employability Academy The opportunity of work experience would not have likely been offered to me without the…

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  • 16.12.22

    When Enough is Enough!

    What should you do if your ex-partner makes repeated and unnecessary applications to the Family Court in respect of your…

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  • 09.12.22

    A student reflects on how Street Law has inspired SHU Law’s Anti Racism Department

    The StreetLaw programme at Sheffield Hallam is taught with the aim of establishing a partnership with schools and the wider…

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  • 08.12.22

    How have Colonial Attitudes informed Law and Policy within the Criminal Justice System?

    The United Nations, on 21 August 2021, unanimously passed a resolution to establish the “United Nations Permanent Forum of People…

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  • 06.12.22

    Kushal Sood reflects on the new Anti-Racism department at SHU Law

    My colleague and I have been given the honour of drafting “articles about injustice arising out of race etc and…

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  • SHU Law opens its ninth department!

    SHU Law will soon launch its ninth department – our Anti Racism Department. Our work will be aimed at preventing…

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  • 01.12.22

    Housing work threatened by fixed costs regime

    The Ministry of Justice plans to extend the fixed recoverable costs (FRC) regime in April 2023. After a recent announcement…

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  • 24.11.22

    Has LAPSO made Pro Bono companies a demand?

    During Tony Blair’s government in 2001, Lord Goldsmith, the appointed Attorney General, created the ‘Pro Bono Co-ordinating Committee’ alongside Michael…

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  • 10.11.22

    Remote Advice – a new way of working?

    Pro bono week is taking place this 7th – 11th November 2022, aiming to recognise and support the voluntary contribution…

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  • Kushal Sood reflects on the importance of Pro-Bono work

    I am the module lead for the prison clinic. This module is the brainchild of Chris Riley who remains one…

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  • 09.11.22

    Specialisations; can lawyers be trained to meet the most urgent needs?

    I have spent years making out-of-hours applications with mixed success.  The criteria for making applications are highly restrictive, and the…

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  • Laura Hannan and her work at SHU Law

    I am a Housing Solicitor at SHU Law. I advise clients on their housing issues which can range from initial…

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  • 08.11.22

    Pro Bono Week – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

    The meaning of Pro Bono Week at SHU Law The term we know as Pro Bono is derived from the…

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  • Pro Bono – Second Class or Second to None?

    During my time at SHU Law I have had the chance to reflect on the real value of pro bono…

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  • 07.11.22

    Lawyers stepping forward when it matters

    Given the current cost of living crisis, it would be fair to say providing pro bono advice has never been…

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  • David Marsh’s view on the importance of Pro Bono work

    I qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and since then I have assisted clients with the benefit of legal aid…

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  • LASPO and the cost of living crisis – an end to access to justice?

    If someone came up to you and mentioned the term LASPO to you, you would likely have no idea what…

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  • 03.11.22

    Making the Business Case – Pro Bono Event

    SHU Law are proud to co-host the ‘Making the Business Case for Pro Bono’ event on 8 November 2022 at…

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  • 28.10.22

    Second Year students visit the Sheffield Combined Court Centre

    30 second year SHU Law Court Practice students attended the Sheffield Combined Court Centre on Wednesday for discussions with HHJ…

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  • 25.10.22

    Kushal Sood’s recent Blog

    I joined SHU Law a couple of months ago, after finishing Bar School in 2006, and being in private practice…

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  • 04.10.22

    Our visit with I. Stephanie Boyce

    On Wednesday the 21st of September 2022  SHU Law staff and students had the privilege of attending a talk hosted…

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  • 23.09.22

    Is divorce law finally fit for purpose?

    Despite what some may think, one of the most important tasks for a family solicitor is to try and help…

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  • 22.09.22

    Welcome back!

    We are busy preparing for the week ahead here at SHU Law as we look forward to welcoming students old…

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  • 07.09.22

    Mediation Myths Debunked

    Years of cuts in funding to the court system have resulted in delays, made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic, but…

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  • 31.08.22

    Peter Large reflects on the routes of appeal in the criminal justice system

    I believe that bearing an injustice is one of the hardest things any of us might ever have to deal…

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  • 24.08.22

    Section 21 Notices

    Have you received a Section 21 Notice from your Landlord? Are you unsure whether the Notice is valid or what…

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  • 10.08.22

    SHU Student Support

    Many of our students have now finished their studies for another academic year, with this in mind we wanted to…

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  • 04.08.22

    Congratulations Chris Riley!

    SHU Law wishes to congratulate our colleague Chris  Riley for being awarded his National Teaching Fellowship by advanced HE. This…

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  • 02.08.22

    Compensating Victims of Violent Crime

    It is important that victims of violent crimes know their rights when they sustain injuries as it is possible to claim…

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  • 14.06.22

    SHU Law Diversity Data: June 2022

    In accordance with SRA requirements, we feel that it important that SHU Law publicises its diversity data. Our data relates…

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  • 14.12.21

    SHU Law Connect Employability Academy inspires students

    Earlier in November, we ran our first SHU Law Connect Employability Academy. The Academy offered students the chance to hear…

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  • 05.11.21

    Sheffield Hallam University and its commitment to Pro Bono services

    All week we have been celebrating the voluntary contributions made by members of the legal profession to pro bono legal…

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  • 04.11.21

    The Importance of Pro-Bono Work in Employment Law

    By Samantha Hunter, Mabel Horridge, Elyse Hunter   SHU Law has its own employment team which can provide pro bono…

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  • 03.11.21

    SHU Law for students: An opportunity not to miss!

    By Ameena Hussain, Sheffield Hallam Law Student   Introduction It’s all about experience as a student. Although the content of…

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  • 02.11.21

    How has the pandemic affected access to legal justice?

    By Ella Sides and Kirsty Fallon, Sheffield Hallam Law Students   COVID-19 has led to a fundamental change in how…

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  • 01.11.21

    Pro Bono week: A SHU Law article on case funding and they ways we bridge the funding gap

    By Roisin Hall, Sheffield Hallam Law Student   So, firstly what is pro bono week? The 20th annual Pro bono…

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  • 22.10.21

    SHU Law hosts the Master of the Rolls

    SHU Law was very privileged to host a visit from the Master of the Rolls yesterday. The Right Honourable Sir…

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  • 10.08.21

    Sheffield Hallam Law Student Caitlin Davis, shares her thoughts on the Mediation Course at SHU Law

      A key factor employers look for in individuals applying for jobs is experience. SHU Law is a prime example…

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  • 19.07.21

    Training Costs – Repaying the Employer

    Employers are increasingly inserting into their contract of employment with their staff, clauses allowing them to recoup the costs of…

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    SHU Law a Year in Review

    It’s definitely not been a year that we expected for SHU Law and whilst everyone is still operating under some…

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  • 05.07.21

    Government confirms no current intention to ban “fire and rehire” practices

    The government has confirmed that it will not yet legislate to prevent so-called “fire and rehire” practices. Instead, it has asked Acas…

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  • 28.06.21

    How long do I have to bring a CICA Claim?

    Typically victims of violent crime have two years from either the date of the incident or the date by which…

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    Modern Slavery: New Government Agency to enforce employment rights

    The government is creating a new agency with responsibility for tackling modern slavery. It will focus in particular on enforcing…

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    Have you received a product or service that is defective or sub-standard?

      If you’ve paid for a product or service that fell short of your expectations in some way, or if…

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    Could you spot a hate crime?

    Ground breaking storylines such as the attack on Coronation Street on Seb and Nina, owing to the way they look,…

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  • 24.05.21

    How important is understanding mental health for lawyers?

    Lawyers often deal with stressful situations for clients. Divorce, moving house, death, victims of crime, housing, and financial difficulties, all…

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    This note is intended as a brief introduction and overview of the protection afforded to disabled workers in employment. Other…

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  • man opening a letter containing a reference

    Can my employer give me a bad reference?

      Background There is no obligation on an employer to obtain a reference from a previous employer, save in some…

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    Government Review of Hybrid Working

    The government has set up a task force to draw up advice on flexible employment as working from home, for…

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  • 26.04.21

    ASDA Equal Pay Claim

    Since 2016 35,000 shopfloor workers at ASDA, who are predominantly female, have been arguing that they are entitled to be…

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  • 19.04.21

    Uber drivers must be treated as workers rather than self-employed, the UK’s Supreme Court has ruled.

    The decision could mean thousands of Uber drivers are entitled to minimum wage and holiday pay in the future and…

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  • 12.04.21

    Vulnerable Clients

    At SHU Law we aim to meet the needs of clients who, due to their personal circumstances and barriers put…

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  • 08.04.21

    The Importance of Seeking Early Legal Advice

    By Lauren Morley and Asma Osman Ahmed, Sheffield Hallam Law students The Law Society Research Unit collaborated with Ipsos-MORI to…

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  • 29.03.21

    The Free School Meal Crisis

    By Kimberley Fisher and Imogen Saxton, Sheffield Hallam Law Students Footballer Marcus Rashford has been known in recent months for…

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  • 08.03.21

    I need help with an inquest or pre inquest review

    Mortality has been in the news more than ever of late. Relatives will find the bereavement distressing enough but for…

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  • 03.03.21

    How you can help with pro bono work

    By Abi Johal, Sheffield Hallam Law student   How is SHU Law getting involved in Pro Bono Work ? SHU…

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  • 01.03.21

    No jab, no job?

    The latest discussion in employment law is developing around this area. Pimlico Plumbers have already announced that any new hires…

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  • 24.02.21

    Need help navigating an Inquest?

    By Chris Gillott, Sheffield Hallam Law Student  Attending an inquest for a loved one is difficult. We have the necessary…

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  • 22.02.21

    One in 10 workers told to reapply for their jobs on worse terms

    A recent survey conducted by the TUC has found that controversial ‘fire and rehire’ tactics have become widespread during the…

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  • 17.02.21

    Sheffield Hallam Student Support

    The past couple of months have been an unnerving experience for us all, we continue to find ourselves in a…

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  • 08.02.21

    Planned enhancements in Employment Law

    The government has announced its plans for a new Employment Bill which would improve workers’ rights, promote fairness in the…

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  • 03.02.21

    My legal matter isn’t that important right now -is it?

    It’s safe to say that in the midst of a global pandemic people are tending to have greater perspective as…

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  • 01.02.21

    Can staff be forced to have a COVID-19 vaccination?

    Pimlico Plumbers is in the news following an announcement that it will refuse to offer opportunities to workers who are…

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  • 27.01.21

    Guidance to families and friends with loved ones in prison

    With a further lockdown in place for England, here is some guidance for families and friends of those people in…

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  • 25.01.21

    Business Interruption and Lockdown Losses

    In a Supreme Court judgment, handed down last week, many small firms are to be eligible to receive insurance payouts…

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  • 20.01.21

    Low-paid and part-time workers hit hardest by Covid, charity warns.

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published its annual report on poverty in the UK; the full report is here https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/uk-poverty-2020-21…

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  • 18.01.21

    I’m representing myself in a small claim and I don’t know what to do!

    You received the Court papers and scoured Google for advice on how to respond. But now the Court has sent…

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  • 11.01.21

    Online Purchases: What are my Rights?

    In the past 12 months we have bought more online than ever before. In November 2020, internet sales accounted for…

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  • 07.01.21

    Happy Birthday SHU Law!!!

    Today is our second birthday and it’s safe to say as a new business trying to establish itself it’s been…

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  • 15.12.20

    The Ethics of Pro Bono Work

    By Kimberley Fisher, Sheffield Hallam Law Student   At SHU Law Ltd we are committed to providing Pro Bono Legal…

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  • 02.12.20

    Alternatives to Redundancy – Part 3

    In a series of articles over the past weeks we have set out ways that employers and employees should try…

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  • 24.11.20

    Alternatives to Redundancy – Part 2

    This is the second in our series of articles where we suggest ways to avoid making people redundant. Redundancy should…

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  • 18.11.20

    Alternatives to Redundancy – Part 1

    Redundancy should always be a last resort for employers and employees will always have an opportunity to discuss and explore…

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  • 16.11.20

    Update on the Furlough Scheme

    HMRC has published updated guidance on the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). As announced by the Chancellor of the…

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  • 13.11.20

    Reviews like this explain how we’ve made finalist at the Yorkshire Legal Awards

    Being a finalist at the Yorkshire legal awards is a fantastic achievement but when we receive feedback like this it…

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  • 11.11.20

    Covid-19 impact on Employment Tribunals

    By Kerishni Kundasamy, Sheffield Hallam Law Student It will not come as a surprise that businesses and all individuals who…

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  • 09.11.20

    SHU Law shortlisted in two categories at Yorkshire Legal Awards 2020

    We are thrilled to announce that SHU Law has been shortlisted in the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2020 in not one…

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  • 06.11.20

    Promoting Pro Bono Work

    By Matthew Fisher, Sheffield Hallam Law Student   HOW DO PROFESSIONALS OR ORGANISATIONS PROMOTE PRO BONO WORK? The legal sector…

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  • SHU Law’s Commitment to Pro Bono Legal Services

    Today marks the end of pro bono week but does not mark the end of our commitment to provide pro…

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  • Pro Bono services at SHU Law

    By Ellise Todd, Sheffield Hallam Law Student   About us SHU Law Limited is a not for profit teaching law…

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  • 05.11.20

    Thinking About Starting Pro Bono Work?

    By Tom Hope, Sheffield Hallam Law Student Types of pro bono work and pathways Pro Bono is not limited to…

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  • How SHU Law Provides Pro Bono Services – A Student Perspective

    By Dominic Cook, Sheffield Hallam Law Student SHU Law has established itself as a core part of the Sheffield legal…

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  • 04.11.20

    The Vital Importance of Pro Bono Work Within Employment Law

    By Grace Normoyle, Sheffield Hallam Law Student With tier three restrictions now in force in Sheffield, local businesses face yet…

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  • SHU Law Success!

    We recently obtained a significant settlement for one of our clients who was disabled and had been discriminated against. In…

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  • The Importance of Pro Bono Work at SHU Law

    By Dan Riley, Sheffield Hallam Law Student Pro bono week runs from the 2nd to the 6th of November and…

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  • 03.11.20

    Victims Waiting for Justice

    By Sofia Sajid, Sheffield Hallam Law Student Due to unforeseen circumstances, the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) has resulted in…

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  • Coronavirus and the Courts

    The coronavirus pandemic has brought with it uncertainty and destruction. It has also forced many of us to adapt to…

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  • 12.06.23
    SHU collaboration at its best!

    SHU Law staff have recently enjoyed working with students across the university to advance a number of projects relevant to…

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  • 10.11.22
    SHU Law Connect Employability Academy 2022

    On the 7th and 8th of November, Mark Johnson, Senior Lecturer and Employability lead at Sheffield Hallam University hosted the…

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  • 08.11.22
    If You’re Good at Something Do it For Free!

    It might seem like the impossible sell, how to make the business case for undertaking work on a pro-bono basis….

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  • 03.04.20
    Inquests and Coroners Court

    Covid-19 is impacting upon everyone’s lives at the moment. It is a time of great uncertainty for many but for…

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  • 02.04.20
    Priority Work For County Courts

    The court service is trying desperately to keep the justice system going amidst the Covid-19 lockdown, publishing a new list…

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  • 06.01.20
    Sheffield Hallam Law student, Francesca Hawley shares her experience of training in SHU Law.

    What is work experience like at SHU Law? You may be thinking, “that sounds so scary and intimidating” and “I…

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  • 12.12.19
    SHU Law Circle welcomes new members.

    SHU Law is keen to listen to the student voice, and as such developed ‘The Circle’ to ensure it captures…

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  • 04.12.19
    Sheffield Hallam Law student, Imogen Walton-Binns, writes about her ‘Law in Practice’ placement experience.

    Imogen Walton-Binns is a 3rd year law student at Sheffield Hallam University and has secured a placement at SHU Law…

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  • 30.09.19
    Sheffield Hallam named UK university of the year for teaching quality.

    Sheffield Hallam University has been named the UK university of the year for teaching quality in the latest Times and…

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  • Lady Justice Statue
    Should victims of crime with unspent convictions get compensation?

    It’s a topical issue this week as the plight of Roy Larner, a declared “hero” of the London terror attacks…

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    What is a litigant in person?

    A ‘litigant in person’ (LiP), or an unrepresented party can be an individual, company or organisation who has made a…

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  • 21.06.19
    What is commercial dispute resolution?

    Commercial disputes can arise between businesses or between a company and an individual. They include contractual disputes, small claims, debt…

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  • 16.04.19
    The SHU Law Circle

    The voice of the students sits at the heart of the development of SHU Law and to ensure that we…

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  • Coroner’s Courts and Inquests

    SHU Law staff, HKC Law Clinic students and Nursing and Social Care students came together last week to share knowledge…

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  • 08.04.19
    The Law Society Civil Litigation News

    SHU Law has featured in the Law Society civil litigation feature. To read the full article click on the link.http://communities.lawsociety.org.uk/civil-litigation/news-and-features/civil-litigation-features-and-comment/success-story-student-law-firm/5067319.article

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  • SHU Law’s “Fantastic” Feedback!

    We have had our first success here at SHU Law this week and our client was over the moon about…

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  • 25.02.19
    New SHU Law video

    Watch our video to find out more about us here at SHU Law.  

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  • 24.01.19
    The SHU Law Circle

    Most businesses nowadays optimise the contributions made by its staff and various stakeholders by ensuring that they have a means…

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  • 07.01.19
    A Licence and A Year of Reflection

    A well-deserved email from the SRA arrived today, attaching SHU Law’s ABS licence and proving to be another key step…

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  • 02.01.19
    Our First VIP Visitor

    Today SHU Law was visited by Sir Michael Barber, the Chair of the Office for Students. This was an important…

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  • 01.08.18
    SHU Law Has Premises!

    Today was historic in the development of SHU Law as we were given access to our newly refurbished premises on…

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