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Seldon Award

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Featured

Seldon Award

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Creationfest 1st to 7th August 2015

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in News

Spent the week at Creationfest, this excellent Christian rock festival, with free entry as a non-camper. The programme included more than 50 bands and 125 speaking sessions and seminars. The worship was led by well known names such as Ben Cantelon and the seminars included Professor John Lennox of Oxford University who spoke on the topic, “Has Science Buried God?” I am so impressed with the atmosphere and business model of this event and highly recommend it to anyone looking to find out more about Christianity and who enjoys a festival...

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Gala Dinner to celebrate IEA Diamond Jubilee, London

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in News

Cool celebrating the birthday of the Institute of Economic Affairs at a glam party at The Brewery in London last night. Described by Andrew Marr as “undoubtedly the most influential think tank in modern British history”, many would say it saved Britain during the dark post-war years. Good to see Human Rights Minister, Dominic Raab, and Business, Innovation and Skills Secretary, Savid David, amongst others speaking. Lots of tweets at...

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Company Lawyer publication: “The failure of the criminal law to control the use of off balance sheet finance during the banking crisis”

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in News

Nice to open my post after the Easter hols and find a copy of my new article with Alison Cronin in The Company Lawyer on “The failure of the criminal law to control the use of off balance sheet finance during the banking crisis” 🙂 The article looks at the role played by off balance sheet finance, specifically the role of special purpose vehicles. It argues that in economic theory there are good grounds for preferring a general anti-fraud rule to the complex institutional and regulatory framework that existed and which failed to...

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SLSA conference paper “The Separate Legal Personality of Corporations in the UK: A Law and Economics Analysis” at Warwick University

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in News

Fab time at Socio-Legal Studies Association – SLSA conference at Warwick University presenting paper on my proposal for an Exempt Limited Company, with some good theatre, music and dancing thrown in … The basic idea behind this paper is that limited liability companies with separate legal personality are facilitated for very good economic reasons, including the reduction of transaction costs, asset partitioning, risk-shifting to the most efficient risk-bearer, the facilitation of efficient stock markets and investor...

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Threat to Freedom of Speech in UK Universities

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Blog

Universities are amongst the few places where there is freedom to flourish as people, where creative ideas drive society forward, where free debate leads to the discovery of truth… Imagine a world without academic freedom … We would be back in the Dark Ages. Christians should speak up for freedom of speech – whilst they can! See further “Uni free speech threatened by ‘anti – terror’ plans – top QC” The Christian Institute 28th January 2015:...

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Andrew White, the “Vicar of Baghdad” speaks in Wareham

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in News

What an experience to hear Andrew White, the Vicar of Bagdad, sharing the grief, joys and miracles he’s seen .. a man with a bounty of $57 million placed on his head by ISIS … and his solution? To bring Christians, Arabs and Israelis to love one another … God’s presence was tangible in this packed hall in Wareham tonight … Now reading some of his fantastic story in A. White “Faith Under Fire” (Oxford, Monarch Books,...

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