The arrival of the online court – a brave new world?

Amy Ooi is a GDL student at BPP, Waterloo campus. She is the new Justice Reform Analyst for the Pro Bono Centre, specifically reporting on the new online court. Amy completed a degree in English and German and has an interest in human rights and civil liberties groups. She is also interested in current reforms to more

BPP Pro Bono Centre’s Legal Advice Clinic – A student perspective

Charlotte Barrington is a London LPC student. She volunteers with BPP’s Pro Bono Clinic (BLAC), one of the Pro Bono Centre’s projects. The Pro Bono Centre facilitates around 30 projects engaging law students to deliver pro bono legal advice and education services to improve access to justice. Charlotte was invited to speak about her pro more

Baroness Newlove, Victims’ Commissioner

James Watson, London LPC student 2016-2017, reports on a talk by Baroness Newlove, Victims’ Commissioner. She visited BPP’s Holborn campus on 18 October 2016 and spoke about the importance of remembering the victims during criminal legal procedures.     On Tuesday the 18th of October, BPP’s Holborn campus was graced with the presence of Helen Newlove, Baroness more

Pro Bono Centre – Return to Calais

Victoria Speed is Joint Director of Pro Bono, BPP Pro Bono Centre. In June 2016, she visited the Calais “Jungle” with the pro bono team, volunteering with Care4Calais. An account of that visit is available here. In October, Victoria returned to the camp to volunteer once again.   Return to Calais It was an easy more

BPP University’s five top tips for surviving A-Level results day

BPP University’s five top tips for surviving A-Level results day! more

Tola Hassan, BPP University Law Student, discusses diversity in the law profession

In light of the Oscars scandal in February, it makes you think; if such a public profession as acting can face a lack of diversity in the twenty-first century, then what other types of professions are dealing with the same issue. There was not a single African-American nomination this year and the Oscars received an more

Margins, not market share

A fascinating survey entitled ‘Maintaining Margins While Staying Vigilant’ was recently released by FERF and Protiviti. FERF is the non-profit research affiliate of Financial Executives International and Protiviti is a global consulting firm focusing on finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and internal audit. These two organisation carry out insightful research each year as to what more

Alan Rickman: a week to Die Hard (in bonds)

This week we mourn the loss of 69 year old entertainment great: Alan Rickman. An accomplished stage and film actor, he may be most remembered for some of his villainous roles such as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Perhaps his greatest role is as the foil to the hero, John McClane more

Courageous Kenny’s pride as determined law student overcomes trauma to achieve BPP University degree

Political commentator Kenny Imafidon has acknowledged it feels “surreal” to be graduating university with a law degree – just four years after he was wrongfully imprisoned having been accused of murder. Hundreds of students visited the stunning London Guildhall for BPP University’s special graduation ceremony on November 19. Amongst the excited crowds of graduates was more

Yet more challenges for Uber…

Michael Porter’s 5 Force analysis is inescapable in the study of business and provides an essential starting point for understanding an industry.  The challenge for any student or manager is finding time to thoroughly understand industry players, boundaries and possible developments. This is particularly true in industries experiencing rapid change; a case in point is more

Share dinner with friends and help refugees in crisis

Pro Bono Coordinator Rachel Kirkup tells us why she kick started a campaign to help raise funds to support refugees. “Crispian Cuss, writing for Al Jazeera, said of the distressing photograph of Alan Kurdi (the three year old Syrian refugee found drowned whilst trying to flee from Syria) that “occasionally an image encapsulates an entire more

Who Will Challenge Uber’s Progress?

Last week Uber notched up an important victory in the London Courts, with a verdict that their Smart Phone App did not put Uber taxis in breach of the regulation that allows only Licenced Black Cabs to use fare metres. This was not a good result for Black Cab drivers, who have suffered a significant more

Are we ready for a robotic revolution?

Daniel Jones, Faculty Manager of BPP University Business School discusses the latest surge in robot development, commenting on how robotics might help us to deal with the crippling demands on our health service and what the implications might be for human workforces. “In April 2015 it was announced that NHS doctors and nurses at the more