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Person holding a video game controller in their hands on their lap Study claims country-wide loot box ban isn’t “practically achievable”
11 August 2022

Leon Y. Xiao's research on loot box regulation was featured in NME.

Ukrainian flag Ukraine faces key test on debt freeze plan in bid to avoid messy default
11 August 2022

Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal was featured in the Daily Mail discussing Ukraine's debt.

Queen Mary University of London and Mishcon de Reya logos First beneficiary of ‘The Mishcon de Reya Scholarship’, in association with Queen Mary University of London, announced
10 August 2022

Mishcon de Reya has announced the first beneficiary of ‘The Mishcon de Reya Scholarship’, in association with the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London.

Tyron Denton, undergraduate winner of Freshfields Scholarship Law undergraduate awarded prestigious Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship
25 July 2022

Tyron Denton, one of our law undergraduate students, was recently awarded a prestigious 2022 scholarship. He shares his experience of the Scheme and why eligible students should also work with their university contact for the scheme to apply.

An astronaut standing on a purple moon facing a purple orb Experts warn NFTs used for money laundering and wash trading
15 July 2022

Dr Saskia Hufnagel appeared on Australia's ABC Radio National Breakfast Show discussing her research on Financial Crime and Non-Fungible Tokens.

A police officer holding a video camera recording EU’s frontex tripped in its plan for ‘intrusive’ surveillance of migrants
7 July 2022

Dr Niovi Vavoula speaks to Balkan Insights about the PeDRA programme.

Aerial view of St Petersberg Russian debt default: experts explain what it means for Russia and for global financial markets
4 July 2022

Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal writes for the Conversation Russia’s recent default on its foreign debt.

Avi Bhandari, Abhinav Kumar, and Juan Alberto Pulido Lock group photo Queen Mary team won the Games Industry Law Summit international mooting competition
4 July 2022

On 6 May 2022, the Queen Mary team composed of LLM students Avi Bhandari, Abhinav Kumar, and Juan Alberto Pulido Lock, attained the first place in the Legal Challenge V.

(left to right) Professor Duncan Matthews. (QMIPRI), Nika Videtic (LLM student 2021-22), Tom Carver (Partner at White & Black) Oxford based law firm White & Black award prize for best Queen Mary LLM essay in European and US Law of Patents
1 July 2022

Oxford based law firm White & Black has announced that it will be sponsoring an annual prize for best essay in LLM European and US Law of Patents for students studying at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London.

A family seeking refuge after fleeing war Why UK approach to replacing the Human Rights Act is just as worrying as the replacement itself
29 June 2022

Queen Mary's Professor of Human Rights Law, Merris Amos, has written for the Conversation about plans to replace the 1998 Act with a new UK Bill.

The Red Square in Moscow with tourists walking around Russia slides towards default as payment deadline expires
27 June 2022

Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal was featured in the media discusses Russia getting closer to default.

Graffiti on a wall of a girl looking sad using a phone Mishcon de Reya LLP and the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre submit joint submissions to the Public Bill Committee on the Online Safety Bill
27 June 2022

These submissions are made on behalf of victims of image-based sexual abuse (or "revenge porn"), and form part of a project that we have been working on with Mishcon de Reya LLP to consider how the Online Safety Bill can be drafted so as to best protect such victims.

Artefacts of Legal Inquiry book cover Maks Del Mar’s book, Artefacts of Legal Inquiry, wins the IVR’s Commendation for Excellence
22 June 2022

Professor Maks Del Mar’s book, Artefacts of Legal Inquiry, has been awarded the International Association for Legal and Social Philosophy’s Commendation for Excellence in the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy.

Lady Justice from behind holding a set of scales Dr Noam Gur co-organises the UK-IVR Annual Conference 2022
22 June 2022

The UK-IVR Annual Conference (‘Law, Rationality and Practical Reason: Ancient and Contemporary Perspectives’), co-organised by Dr Noam Gur and his colleagues on the UK-IVR executive, took place on 10 - 11 June 2022.

Cryptocurrency logos Letter: Regulate stablecoins in the same way as bank deposits
16 June 2022

Professor Rosa María Lastra has written in the Financial Times about the call for stablecoins to be regulated in the same manner as money market funds.

A screen of code Queen Mary academics and graduate discuss intellectual property law in the Financial Times
16 June 2022

Professor Duncan Matthews, Professor Noam Shemtov and graduate Olga Gurgula discuss critical issues in the world of IP law in the FT’s 'special reports' on IP series, including Ukraine medicine IP waivers.

Person holding a video game controller in their hands on their lap Leon Xiao receives a grant to investigate loot boxes in Belgium and China
9 June 2022

Leon received a grant of £3,000 from the Academic Forum for the Study of Gambling (AFSG).

Charles Randell in glasses, a suit and blue and gold spotted tie Charles Randell, Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority, gave a speech on ‘Listening up to level up – regulating finance for the whole of the UK’
26 May 2022

The event was held on 20 May 2022 by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London.

Siti Kasim in a blue dress, black rimmed glasses, standing next to a bouquet of flowers Queen Mary School of Law alum standing in the next General Election (GE15) in Malaysia
13 May 2022

Siti Kasim, who graduated from Queen Mary School of Law with an LLB in 1995, is standing in as a candidate in the Batu constituency.

Rohingya refugee woman cradling her baby 87% of Queen Mary School of Law research outputs rated 3* and 4*
12 May 2022

According to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), 87% of the School of Law’s research was rated 3* (internationally renowned) or 4* (world leading).

A group photo of Queen Mary Postgraduate Law Students outside Cumberland Lodge. The group is framed by foliage growing around the building. CCLS to hold their first ever Giving Day from 8-9 June - Save the date
8 May 2022

Join us in supporting our first ever Giving Day and give the future leaders in law the opportunity to thrive. Be among our early supporters to help increase our challenge funding gifts to ensure our Giving Day is a huge success.

Twitter logo How will Musk’s plans for Twitter hold up against Europe’s new tech regulations?
4 May 2022

Professor Eric Heinze speaks to Marketplace Tech about European Union’s new Digital Services Act.

Two leafy green trees next to each other, with sunlight coming through the branches Queen Mary launches student essay competition on ‘Lawyers and Sustainability’
3 May 2022

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London is pleased to announce our essay competition ‘Lawyers and Sustainability’, sponsored by the Society of Legal Scholars and supported by Clifford Chance LLP.

Student in a headscarf standing at a podium during the 2022 George Hinde Moot Queen Mary climbs in international subject rankings for law
21 April 2022

The rankings were compiled by the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022.

Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple logos on coins Professor Rosa Lastra delivered the 4th Edinburgh Fintech Law Lecture
20 April 2022

On 7 April 2022, the Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law hosted the 4th Edinburgh Fintech Law Lecture, with Professor Lastra talking about ‘Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and the case for public money’. The event was chaired by Lady Wolffe.

A group of migrants travelling Rwanda asylum seekers: UK government criticised over 'cruel' plan
19 April 2022

Dr Niovi Vavoula and Professor Elspeth Guild featured in the media discussing the latest plans.

Problematizing Law, Rights, and Childhood in Israel/Palestine book cover featuring a girl in a bandage holding a sword and a toy soldier Dr Hedi Viterbo wins Socio-Legal Studies Association Early Career Book Prize
14 April 2022

Dr Viterbo won this award for his book, Problematizing Law, Rights, and Childhood in Israel/Palestine, published by Cambridge University Press

Facebook logo with an click icon over it Facebook struggles with hate speech around Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
11 April 2022

Professor Eric Heinze argues there is no right way to regulate hate speech on social networks.

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