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Reimagining the Law 18 June 2020

1. A diverse curriculum

Why are the British Empire and transatlantic slavery non-statutory elements of the National Curriculum? Without understanding oppression in our history we are unable to understand it today.
Michael Abiodun Olatokun FRSA

2. Law as accountable to the public

- Cameras in courtrooms across UK
- All trials on weblink and some on a dedicated TV channel(s)
- Some with commentary and analysis
- Public accountability and understanding enhanced, especially sentencing
- Open justice for those who cannot attend in person for health (pandemic-proof!), disability or other reasons
Jeremy Brier

3. ESG in M&A

The key driver for M&A activity will be ESG impact. ESG determines the strategic imperatives and economic valuations, thereby directing the due diligence focus and the sale & purchase agreement should therefore contain ESG undertakings and reps & warranties.
Peter Lawson

4. Competition or Collaboration?

If we put as much legal and regulatory effort into developing and enforcing Collaboration laws as we do into Competition laws would we find better ways to secure the future of our finite-resourced Planet?
(European competition regulators announced in March they will not intervene against "necessary and temporary" COVID measures, including cooperation among competitors, in order to avoid "shortage of supply".)
Rosemary Martin

5. Asset Seizures as Reparations

Perpetrators of human rights violations make money from their positions of power. These ill-gotten gains are often spent or hidden in the UK, sustaining a life of luxury while their victims get nothing - even when they manage to win a legal case. The UK should promote Global Britain by leading a new initiative for a human rights reparations fund that would redistribute seized assets to survivors.
Rupert Skilbeck

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