18/19, P. Lundstrom, ‘Remedial Issues in the Volvo/Scania Case’

Author: Patrik Lundstrom   1)  Introduction Background The European Commision (EC) decision to decline the proposed merger between the Swedish heavy vehicle manufacturers Volvo and Scania was both legally and politically controversial. Several high profile Swedish trade union leaders and incumbent Prime Minister Persson criticised the Commission’s decision, claiming it would harm Nordic industry, limit…

18/19, L.Ewing, ‘Magic Pipes and Marpol: An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Current Legislative Measures in Dealing with Illegal Bilge-Water Filtration System Bypassing’

Author: Lisa Ewing Maintaining a high quality of environment within the world’s oceans has repeatedly proven itself to be fraught with difficulty, with oil slicks, plastic pollution and contaminated water all frequently making headlines. One issue however which is perhaps less well known and yet no less important to tackle is that of so called…

18/19, J. McBride, ‘An Assessment of Developments in the Scope, Depth and Effectiveness of Legislation in Scotland Conferring Obligations on Local Authorities to Provide Social Care to Individuals in Their Own Home’

Author: James McBride “It shall be the duty of every local authority to promote social welfare by making available advice, guidance and assistance.”[1] The 1968 statute is the foundations for Scottish social care by conferring powers like assessment of need to local level.[2] The effectiveness and comprehensiveness of legislation is extremely topical considering, for example,…

18/19, E. Krude, ‘Palestine’s Ability to Litigate in the ICJ’

Author: Emil Krude   A. Introduction As a reaction to the movement of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, Palestine instituted proceedings against the United States of America before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), stating that the United States violated the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.[1] Concerning this claim it should be noted that in…

18/19, D. Connell, ‘When should Trademark Owners Have The Right to Enforce Against Dilution of their Famous Mark Within Virtual Reality Metaversal Environments?’

Author: Danielle Connell Introduction Nwaneri states that: ‘there are several opportunities for goods and brands to be exploited through exposure in VR [virtual reality]’.[1] Virtual reality metaversal environments (VRMEs) present a worthy opportunity for a new form of advertising and marketing for trademark owners, especially those with famous trademarks. The use of this complex virtual…

18/19, C.Cordingley, ‘Is Workplace Privacy Under Threat?’

Author: Columba Cordingley   INTRODUCTION   The concept of employee privacy is increasingly complex due to technological advancement.  The ease of modern communications has blurred the boundaries between work and private life. People often answer work emails during their free-time, and similarly, respond to family and private messages during their working days. [1] This is understandable, as…

18/19, C.Cordingley, J.Fish, ‘Revenge Porn: An Evaluation of the Legal Approaches to an Emerging By-Product of Technological Advancement’

Authors: Columba Cordingley and Joanne Fish   Introduction   In light of the technological advancement which has taken place over the last couple of decades, ‘revenge porn’ has emerged as an unacceptable phenomenon. There is no established legal definition, but it is widely accepted as: ‘the sharing of private, sexual materials, either photos or videos,…