A Note from the Editor

Welcome to the fourth issue of the Queen’s University Belfast Student Law Journal. This year the journal entered its second year of publication and has grown even stronger due to the excellent team on the student committee this year and the hard work shown from the students in the work they have submitted.

This edition, is published with the knowledge of the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union on June 23rd 2016, and the triggering of Article 50 by Theresa May.  The effects of this are starting to be understood across Great Britain, the island of Ireland, the European Union,and the world. It must be said that this is an exciting and interesting time to be studying law, and the changes from this  will touch many aspects of law which will affect how we as law students study and understand the law.

The submissions we received for this edition were excellent, and it was incredibly difficult deciding which pieces to publish, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who submitted work. Without your hard work and determination, we would not have the quality of articles which we have decided to publish. However, I must state that I was not surprised by the quality, because here at Queen’s we are exceptional.

Thank you and I hope you enjoying reading this edition of the Queen’s University Belfast Student Law Journal.