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Melanie Davidson

Mel works as the Marketing Executive for Justis, writing legal content for our blog as well as organising our advertising and other marketing activities. She completed her Masters degree in Public International Law, writing her dissertation on the persecution of minorities. Her predominant legal interest lies in the areas of state crime and international human rights.

Recent Posts

AI and the law. What does the future hold?

Posted by Melanie Davidson on 14 December 2015

It was recently reported by the BBC that in the future jobs will increasingly be at risk of automation from artificial intelligence (AI).

Boston Consulting Group predicts that by 2025 up to one quarter of jobs in the United Kingdom will be replaced by AI of some type. In the longer term, it is predicted that 35% of existing jobs will be at risk of automation, according to a study from Oxford University and professional services firm Deloitte.

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Google announces funding for DMCA removals

Posted by Melanie Davidson on 25 November 2015

Google, owner of YouTube, has announced that it will help fund the legal fees for content creators who have received takedown notices, where their material is considered to be fair use. 

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EU 'abolishes' data roaming charges

Posted by Melanie Davidson on 29 October 2015

Tuesday saw a success in the long-running battle between the European Union and telecommunications companies over mobile phone roaming charges; a problem that plagues holidaymakers across Europe. 

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Justis Irish Cases: New in this week

Posted by Melanie Davidson on 23 October 2015

Over the past week we have a number of cases from the Justis Irish Cases series uploaded onto the Justis platform. An overview of these cases can be found below:

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Justis Irish Cases: New in this week

Posted by Melanie Davidson on 14 October 2015

Over the past week we have a number of cases from the Justis Irish Cases series uploaded onto the Justis platform. An overview of these cases can be found below:

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The importance of multi-jurisdictional content to legal research

Posted by Melanie Davidson on 8 October 2015

Why should I consider cases from other jurisdictions when I'm undertaking legal research? This is a question that no doubt resonates with students and others when tasked with preparing for a case, assignment or other work requiring extensive research.

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Justis Irish Cases: New in this week

Posted by Melanie Davidson on 6 October 2015

Over the past week we have had a wealth of cases heard in the Irish Employment Appeals Tribunal ("EAT") uploaded to our Justis Irish Employment Cases series on the Justis platform. An insight into the cases is provided below.

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Justis Tax Cases: New in this week

Posted by Melanie Davidson on 28 August 2015

This week we have had a deluge of tax cases uploaded on to our Justis system from the Tax Cases (TC) and British Tax Cases (BTC) collections.

  • Carver [2015] TC 04362 Capital gains tax entrepreneur's relief - Disposal of syndicate capacity by Name at Lloyd's - Whether capacity an asset or part of a business
  • Day & Anor [2015] TC 04343 Capital gains tax - Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992 ("TCGA 1992"), ss. 38, 222 and 223 - Taxes Management Act 1970 ("TMA 1970"), s. 95
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Misspelled Legal Words: The top 5 (Part II)

Posted by Melanie Davidson on 28 August 2015

 

Following on from part I of our top ten list of misspelled legal terms, we are now releasing part II of the list.

As with the first instalment, the list is not intended to be by any means exhaustive. Instead it is a list of those words that from personal experience, and the experiences of fellow students, may be misspelled by those new to the law. 

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Lots more Irish Statutory Instruments now uploaded on to Justis

Posted by Melanie Davidson on 4 August 2015



This week we have seen a significant number of Statutory Instruments (SIs) from the Republic of Ireland uploaded on to our Justis platform. Overwhelmingly the areas of company and European law predominate, although environmental and criminal law are still featured.

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