First paragraph: In an oft-cited passage in The Varieties of Reference, Gareth Evans wrote that In making a self-ascription of belief, one’s eyes are, so to speak, or occasionally literally, directed outward —upon the world. If someone asks me ‘Do you think there is going to be a third world war?’ I must attend, in answering him, to precisely the same outward phenomena as I would attend to if I were answering the question ‘Will there be a third world war?’ I get myself in a position to answ...
First paragraph: On Thursday 30th June the proposal for the recast of Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, repealing Regulation (EC) No 1347/2000 (hereafter “Brussels IIa Regulation”) was published (COM, 2016). In the proposal the EU Commission identified six areas in need of improvement: the child return procedure, the placement of th...
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised and will continue to raise issues for sport for some time to come. In particular, the pressure put on athletes by politicians to take wage deductions and wage deferrals has caused controversy. This scrutiny of athletes’ tax affairs is not unusual, given the particular and somewhat constant media focus, coupled with HMRC’s ‘Football Compliance Project’ regarding footballer’s use of image rights companies to make tax deductions. This focus often presents footbal...
This paper aims to explore how clients perceive the competence of female lawyers in Ghanaian law firms. As an exploratory qualitative study, thematic analytic approach was used to analyse the interview data gathered from 15 clients of law firms. The findings reveal that clients consider the gender of lawyers when making hiring decisions and determining competence. The findings also suggest that clients consider legal expertise, professionalism, knowledgeability, gender attributes, and social ...
First paragraph: Various mechanisms have been devised to address corrupt practices in international trade transactions and investment projects within the broader legal framework for fighting against corruption. Currently, three layers of legislation and practice have been developed. Yet, their suitability and effectiveness are questioned.
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