About Marjun Parcasio

Marjun Parcasio is a trainee solicitor with the firm of Hogan Lovells International LLP in London, England.

The Statute of Westminster: A Stepping Stone towards Canadian Independence

British imperial history is replete with examples of declarations of independence, often accompanied by violent uprisings or civil conflict. One of the fundamental documents of Canadian independence was also a declaration, albeit of a different character and issued under very different circumstances. In the early 20th century, the Dominions (at the time comprising of the […]

Scrutinizing the Bench: Judicial Appointments in Canada and England and Wales

When judges are sworn in to judicial office in Canada and England and Wales, they recite a common oath of office. A judge promises “to do right to all manner of people after the laws and usages of this realm, without fear or favour, affection or ill will.” Alluded to in this shared oath is […]

Legal Responses to the Financial Crisis of 2008 in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S.

Stock tickers with downward arrows. Index charts and monitors evincing the value lost by public companies and currencies overnight. These were scenes familiar to those who worked on Wall Street, the City, and other global financial centres in 2007 when the financial crisis began in earnest. But beyond the corporate towers of the business sector, […]

A Progress Report of Disability Rights since the Charter

In 1982, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms formally enshrined equality rights into the Canadian constitution. Section 15 of the Charter reads: “every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, […]

Finders Keepers? A Historical Survey of Lost and Abandoned Property and the Law

Introduction You are walking along a busy downtown street when a small object on the ground catches the corner of your eye. Intrigued, you bend down to find a small pouch which upon further examination contains a gold bracelet. There is neither attached identification nor any sign of the owner. To whom does this bracelet […]

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