Legal

A Look at Legal Education in the United Kingdom

October 10, 2013

There are several institutions throughout the United Kingdom that offer prospective law students the opportunity to obtain a legal degree. A legal education has many advantages for the academic learner. Most universities permit students to pursue one of several branches of the law, and each offers plenty of options for prospective students. United Kingdom Legal […]

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Why Are Swiss Banks So Highly Regarded?

October 1, 2013

Many people are familiar with the reputation of Swiss banks, and having a secret Swiss bank account has become a popular benchmark of wealth and intrigue. There are many reasons why Swiss banks came to be considered the paramount financial institutions for stashing and securing wealth. The Origins of Swiss Banking Switzerland lies at the […]

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A Look at Mayer Amschel Rothschild and His Financial Empire

August 17, 2013

Mayer Amschel Rothschild came from a humble background and emerged as a wealthy financier, establishing a banking dynasty that would innovate finance and influence the course of history. By encouraging his sons to establish businesses in different parts of Europe and remain unified, he would ensure the family fortune would grow, along with its political […]

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Exploring the Hype Surrounding Swiss Bank Accounts

August 17, 2013

Switzerland is home to some of the most secure financial institutions in the world: no depositor has ever lost their money because of a Swiss bank going bankrupt. You probably hear reports that celebrities and huge icons place their money in Swiss bank accounts, but why is there so much hype around depositing money in […]

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Overseas divorce and contact and residence orders made abroad

July 14, 2013

Divorce proceedings can be extremely traumatic, especially for any children involved. In order to minimise the stress that children are put under, divorcing parents will want to finalise the divorce expeditiously. Attitudes towards divorce across Europe vary a surprising amount. One need only compare the UK with Malta for example which only grants annulments (under […]

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Protect Yourself From Pickpockets While Abroad

July 10, 2013

Dealing with pickpockets and petty thieves while traveling abroad can be a daunting and often terrifying endeavor. From stealing your cash supply as you stroll through crowded streets to making off with your passport or other important documents before you get on your plane to leave, pickpockets can execute a variety of thefts that will […]

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A Few Critical Facts About Roman Law

July 10, 2013

The laws developed under ancient Rome form the most influential legal system in mankind’s history. For more than 1,500 years Roman law reigned over vast swaths of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, and a form of it still exists today in most countries around the world. Romans Viewed the Law Religiously Custom was […]

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Tax Fraud in Switzerland

June 15, 2013

Swiss banks are believed to hold accounts worth billions of dollars belonging to American citizens that are not declared to United States tax authorities. There have been several recent incidents of tax fraud and tax evasion in Switzerland. The oldest Swiss bank, Wegelin and Co. was charged by the Justice Department for tax fraud in […]

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What Are The Biggest Causes Of Personal Accident?

June 14, 2013

Feature post regarding the biggest causes of personal injury/accidents. Accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. Wreaking havoc and causing untold damage to you or others, the causes of personal accidents are as plentiful as the incidents themselves, but as always, there are some types that are more common than others. So what are the biggest causes […]

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The Advantages of a Civil Law System

April 17, 2013

Most European countries and countries with a European –French, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Dutch – colonial history follow civil law systems. Similarly, the “English” common law system is followed in the U.S. and former English colonies such as Canada and Australia. However, based on constitutional laws and statutes enacted by congress, U.S. federal law comprises […]

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