The Women Breaking Barriers Network (WBBN) intends to platform inspirational women in areas such as Law and Business to motivate young women and help them to identify the barriers they may face and how to overcome them. It also aims to create a network between these women so that in the future, we do “not peddle alone”, instead finding ways to support each other to succeed. As Lancaster Law School’s Student Ambassadors for WBBN, we were invited to the launch of the network at Leeds University Law School and share our experience of this incredibly inspiring day.
Around two-thirds of cohabiting couples wrongly believe they have rights as common law husband and wife. This is the myth known as “common-law marriage”. Married couples get a lot of luxuries; being happy, sharing a home, having children and rights. Cohabitees also have the luxuries of being happy, sharing a home, having children and yet somehow have limited rights upon breakdown of their relationship.
This is Barely Legal, a new blog series established by a group of Law students from the School to discuss contemporary legal issues. Through these blogs we hope to share our passion for law, as well as raise social awareness of various different (and often complex) areas of law. In this first blog post we introduce the members of our team.
Geofrey Banzi graduated with an upper second class LLB Law degree in July 2017. He is currently working as a Motor Insurance Paralegal for DWF and aspires to specialise as a solicitor operating in the technology and transport industry upon the completion of his LPC. His dissertation was supervised by Dr Catherine Easton.
Tameira Norton, a first year Criminology student, shares some of her experiences of studying at Lancaster.
Reanna Parkinson is a second year Criminology student. In this blog post she shares her experiences as a blind student studying for her Criminology and Sociology degree.
Callum Shields graduated with a first class LLB Law degree in July 2017. He is currently working in the IT Industry. His dissertation was supervised by Phil Lawton.
Aleksandra Marinova graduated with an upper second class LLB Law (International) degree in July 2017. She is a business consultant working on various space projects with the UK Students for Exploration and Development of Space, the UN's Space Generation Advisory Council, and the Royal Astronomical Society. Her dissertation was supervised by Dr Sophia Kopela.
Alastair Nokes is the current Law Society President. In his first blog post in this role he shares the Law Society's plans for the forthcoming academic year.
Jonathan Adamson graduated with a first class LLB Law degree in July 2017. He is due to begin the LPC in January 2018 at BPP Law School before commencing his training contract with Allen and Overy in September 2018. His dissertation was supervised by Dr Lu Xu.