Law & Humanities Blog: ICYMI: Liverpool Law Review’s Special Issue on Reimagining Justice: Aesthetics and Law @LivUni_Law

Volume 38, issue 1 (April 2017) is devoted to the topic “Reimagining Justice: Aesthetics and Law.” It includes a number of fascinating articles. Below is the table of contents, with links to the full text of the articles. Julia J. A. Shaw, Introduction William P. MacNeil, His Dark Legalities: Intellectual Property’s Psychomachia in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials Trilogy Honni van Rijswijk, The Continuing Problem of the Universal to Questions of Justice: A Feminist Reading of Lars von Trier’s Dogville Sarah Sargent, Truth and Consequences: Law, Myth and Metaphor in American Indian…

Peter Gonville Stein Book Award in Legal History

From the mailbox: The American Society for Legal History announces a call for nominations for the Peter Gonville Stein Book Award. The ASLH awards this prize for the best book in legal history written in English. Below is the call for nominations. The Peter Gonville Stein Book Award is awarded annually for the best book in legal history written in English. This award is designed to recognize and encourage the further growth of fine work in legal history that focuses on all non-US regions, as well as global and international…

Branco on Exploring Justitia Through Eowyn and Niobe @LivUni_Law

ICYMI: Patricia Branco, Exploring Justitia Through Éowyn and Niobe: On Gender, Race and the Legal, 38 Liverpool Law Review 63 (2017). Here is the abstract. The image of Lady Justice, a white woman, sometimes appearing with her eyes veiled and other times unveiled, at times bearing scales and/or a sword in her hands, still is a common and popular feature of legal culture in many parts of the world. This is an image of justice that is found everywhere, from courthouses to cartoons. However, one may ask: “Who is this…

Law and Humanities Spring School RomaTre University Department of Law Call For Applications

Law & Humanities Blog: Law and Humanities Spring School RomaTre University Department of Law Call For Applications skip to main | skip to sidebar Law and Humanities Spring School RomaTre University Department of Law Call For Applications From the mailbox: Law and Humanities Spring School RomaTre University Department of Law, Via Ostiense 161, 00154 Rome The Law and Humanities Spring School is a collaboration between the RomaTre University, the Australian National University and the University of Lucerne. The programme is designed to provide a broad insight into topics at the intersection…

The Mortgage Lender announce affordability enhancements on resi range

The Mortgage Lender has announced that it has launched new residential affordability improvements that will allow 100% of shift allowance, overtime, bonus and commission accepted as income. The firm also adds that some benefits will also be considered when assessing affordability where applicants meet normal employment criteria including Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit (or Universal Credit equivalent), 100% of Child Benefit where the children are aged 13 and under, 100% of shift allowance and 100% of over time, bonus or commission. …

2018 new home figures released by NHBC

The National House-Building Council has released its figures for 2018 and revealed that despite being a “challenging year” across the sector, 8 of the 12 months showed an increase in registrations against 2017. According to the data, developers registered 159,617 new homes with NHBC during 2018, a 0.5% decrease on the 160,396 in 2017. The private sector was down 1% (117,497 in 2018; 118,372 in 2017) with the affordable sector essentially level (42,120 in 2018; 42,024 in 2017). New home completions for the…

UK rent sees 2.5% year-on-year rise in January

The latest rental data released by HomeLet has revealed that, during January, rents in the UK rose by 2.5% against the same month a year ago. HomeLet data reveals that the average monthly rent now stands at £932 a month. According to the figuers, rents in London increased by 3.7% in January this year compared to January 2018; the average monthly rent in the capital now stands at £1,588 a month. When London is excluded, the average UK rental value was £775 in January…

Which are the most uninhabitable London boroughs for renters?

Due to spiraling rents and inadequate wage growth, life for some the capital’s tenants is getting tougher by the day. The latest research from ideal flatmate has looked at just how hard it is to survive in the capital’s rental market and where across London has become virtually uninhabitable for many. The research looked at the average monthly income after tax for the residents in each borough excluding the City of London. They then calculated the basic outgoings that each person needs to…

Landlords warned to be on their guard with the new Fitness for Human Habitation Act

Coming into effect on 20th March this year, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 aims to increase standards for properties in the private rental sector and, for many landlords there should be little new to do. However, landlords should be on their guard as there is the potential for landlords to find themselves subject to court action from tenants, for breach of contract, should a property not meet required standards. Andrew Turner, chief executive at specialist buy to let mortgage broker…