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Universities just cannot afford law suits – The Guardian

“Universities must look at mediation to settle disputes rather than spending vast sums of money, time and energy fighting claims by staff or students.”

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Corporate law firms widen the recruitment net – The Guardian

“News that top firms are to recruit students from less traditional universities has not been welcomed by all.”

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The Guardian, 24th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Oxford exam-fail law student loses compensation bid – BBC News

“An Oxford graduate who sued a law college after failing her exams has lost a bid for damages and was told her own lack of aptitude was to blame.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bar leaders warn of impact of tuition hikes on diversity – Legal Week

“Leading figures at the Bar including former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer, Bar council chairman Nicholas Green QC and chair of the Bar Standards Board Baroness Ruth Deech have called for the Bar to take action to improve diversity in anticipation of hikes in university tuition fees.”

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Legal Week, 24th February 2011

Source: www.legalweek.com

Tuition fees: Teenagers seek human rights judicial review – The Guardian

“Two teenagers are seeking a judicial review into the government’s decision to allow university tuition fees to almost treble to up to £9,000 from next year.”

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The Guardian, 24th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Student who can’t stay awake takes watchdog to court – The Independent

“A student who suffers from the chronic sleep disorder narcolepsy is to have her case heard by the Court of Appeal in London on Thursday, following a six-year battle against what she perceives to be disability discrimination by her university.”

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The Independent, 22nd February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

IT student loses compensation bid after getting a 2:2 degree – Daily Telegraph

“An IT student who says he can’t get a job because he got a second class degree has had his bid for £5m damages from the university he claims let him down thrown out by a High Court judge.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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