Welcome to the NILQ Blog!

This section of the website hosts blog-style pieces by our NILQ contributors. These provide short overviews of authors’ articles in the journal – some already published, some forthcoming.

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What we talk about when we talk about ‘NHS privatisation’
Mary Guy and Okeoghene Odudu

Visual intrusion and nuisance
Francis McManus

The importance of subjectivity: Covid-19, Northern Ireland and business and human rights
Ciara Hackett, Ciaran O’Kelly, Samantha Hopkins and Clare Patton

The importance of being relational and Bates v The Post Office
Jessica Viven-Wilksch

Islamic finance disputes, to litigate or to arbitrate that is the question?
Abdul Karim Aldohni

The importance of pleading your defence before the Employment Tribunal
Emma McIlveen

The scope and rationale(s) of the defence of change of position
Duncan Sheehan

Domestic abuse – the ‘shadow pandemic’
Ronagh McQuigg

Being a ‘receptionist… administrator… social worker… priest’: wellbeing and the Northern Ireland Bar
Neil Graffin and Emma Jones

On pathogens and PIP: why lawyers should really care about mutating viruses
Michelle Rourke and Mark Eccleston-Turner

‘I presume she wanted it to happen’: rape, reasonable belief in consent, and law reform in Northern Ireland
Eithne Dowds

Protecting private information in the digital era: making the most effective use of the availability of the actions under the GDPR/DPA and the tort of misuse of private information
Fiona Brimblecombe and Helen Fenwick

The ‘chilling effect’ of defamation law in Northern Ireland?
Mark Hanna

Against the act/omission distinction
Mark Dsouza

The law of bare life
Ian Ward

What happened in there? Confessions, credibility and automatic exclusion: the case of Artt and confession admissibility
Eamonn Rea

Women who kill abusive partners: reviewing the impact of section 55(3) ‘fear of serious violence’ manslaughter – some empirical findings
Susan S M Edwards

Donald Trump and tyranny
Aoife O'Donoghue

Abuse and loss of control in homicide: comparative reform solutions
Heather Douglas and Alan Reed

Reading narratives of privilege and paternalism: the limited utility of human rights law on the journey to reform Northern Irish abortion law
Lynsey Mitchell

Reasonable accommodation in Irish constitutional law
Shivaun Quinlivan and Lucy-Ann Buckley

Associative’ discrimination
Michael Connolly

Persistent legal inequalities and the colonial association of modern British citizenship
Devyani Prabhat

Constitutional law and empire in interwar Britain: universities, liberty, nationality and parliamentary supremacy
Donal K Coffey

Recalibrating the governance of remedial clauses in contract law
Moshood Abdussalam

The importation of external constitutional influences via the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
Roger Masterman

Crown act of state and detention in Afghanistan
Jane M Rooney

Duress and loss of control: fear and anger in excusatory defences
Glenys Williams

The ‘one man company’ after Patel v Mirza: attribution and illegality in Singularis Holdings v Daiwa Capital Markets
James C. Fisher

‘A leap forward’? Critiquing the criminalisation of domestic abuse in Northern Ireland
Rachel Killean

Access to COVID-19 vaccines and medicines: patents and compulsory licensing in the spotlight
Aisling McMahon

Causing controversy: interpreting the requirements of causation in criminal law and tort law
Gemma Turton and Sally Kyd

Selecting judges for the High Court in Northern Ireland
John Morison, Brice Dickson and Andrew Godden

Moving on from a judicial preference for mediation to embed appropriate dispute resolution
Masood Ahmed

Property in the human body?
Neil Maddox

How contractual terms determine fiduciary duties: a two-stage process
David Gibbs-Kneller and Derek Whayman

Alimony drones, gold diggers and meal tickets for life: how stereotypes in the press point to a need for judicial reflexivity
Sharon Thompson

Promoting the next generation of health law scholarship
John Coggon and Judy Laing

Persons, populations, parity of esteem . . . and the NHS Long Term Plan
John Coggon and Judy Laing

Buying bulk to boost NHS funding? Some legal and governance challenges
Albert Sanchez-Graells

‘My child, my choice’
Dave Archard

Reproductive loss and disposal of pregnancy remains
Louise Austin and Sheelagh McGuinness

Stealing souls? Photographs and privacy
Rebecca Moosavian

(Re)embracing social responsibility theory as a basis for media speech: shifting the normative paradigm for a modern media
Peter Coe

Fakebook: why Facebook makes the fake news problem inevitable
Dr Paul Bernal

Weapons of mass distraction
Robin Barnes

‘Benefit tourism’ post-Brexit? Tackling the ghost through more EU social engagement
Dr Konstanze von Papp

Brexit and the island of Ireland – any news from the EU’s revised offer for a withdrawal agreement?
Professor Dagmar Schiek

Brexit and the security of the European project: citizenship and free movement as a case study
Adjunct Professor Massimo Fichera

The EU’s role in policing the rule of law: reflections on recent Polish experience
Professor Robert Grzeszczak

The UK out, Social Europe in? Rethinking EU social integration in the wake of Brexit
Mr Konstantinos Alexandris Polomarkakis

EU environmental law and policy post-Brexit: models for engagement between the EU27 and the UK
Dr Roderic O’Gorman

The island of Ireland and ‘Brexit’: a new approach
Professor Dagmar Schiek

Creeping compulsion to mediate, the Constitution and the Convention
Dr Ronán Feehily

Post-Brexit Britain and the pay culture: challenges and opportunities
Dr Demetra Arsalidou and Dr Alison Lui

Do constructive trusts deter disloyalty?
Dr Andrew D Hicks

Harmonisation of avoidance rules in European Union insolvencies: the critical elements in formulating a scheme
Professor Andrew Keay

Contesting the displacement thesis: human rights, social movements and the bigger picture
Dr Paul O'Connell

Why and how should we understand state secrecy?
Dr Lydia Morgan