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About Newell Legal

Our Goals

Newell Legal is a not-for-profit organisation consisting of a group of friends, who between them have studied at: University of Essex, University of Hertfordshire, University of Exeter and University of Birmingham. Our goal is to raise awareness about legal developments and current affairs, and particularly, how they affect the general public. This, of course, requires consideration of both sides of the argument. Therefore, we look at both the positives and negatives. We are hoping to achieve this in a number of ways:

  • The Blog

    • Through the use of regular blog posts, we aim to bring important issues to the forefront of the minds of the general public with an in-depth exploration of those issues.

  • Our Facebook Page and Twitter Posts

    • We feel that social media is a powerful tool, which can bring about change very quickly. By incorporating our Facebook and Twitter accounts, we hope to highlight updates and recent news from leading journalistic establishments.​​

  • Live discussions via Facebook

    • Interactive discussions with our followers on a particular issue that is of vital importance. These will be announced a few days before we intend to have the discussion.​

  • Interviews

    • We hope to implement this at a later stage, with a particular focus on Ifeanyi's work to highlight the struggles that many in Africa face on a daily basis.​



Our History

Newell Legal was originally founded by Jake during August 2016, and was intended to be an ongoing project during his BPTC studies. The focus was going to be solely on legal developments in the UK, exploring both changes in legislation and recently decided case law, with Jake providing those updates with an opinion attached to each post. Whilst Newell Legal had its own Facebook page, it remained relatively quiet due to the time constraints imposed by the BPTC.

In June 2017, Jake recruited Liam and Ifeanyi to join him, following a desire to change the direction of Newell Legal. This change in direction was influenced by Jake's want to fairly and openly report what was going on in the world and in a way that was easily accessible. Following this change in approach, Jemma and Lois joined the Newell Legal team. The team are now able to comment on a wider range of topics. In particular, the group now report on a variety of issues including: legal developments on an international level, political developments, updates within the economic and finance sector and also provide insight in particular into political and human rights issues in Africa.

The Editorial Team (found here) are tasked with the overall running of Newell Legal as well as publishing articles. They are supported by a group of "Contributors" (found here) who also write articles for Newell Legal on a voluntary basis.

We also welcome guest contributions. If you are interested, please do get in contact with us here.