Big Picture

  • Poland judicial reform protests July 2018

    Society speaks out on threat to judicial independence in Poland

    3 July 2018

    Legislation empowering country’s president to determine constitution of Supreme Court comes into force today.

  • New Magna Carta memorial in Runnymede 2

    Magna Carta writ large

    25 June 2018

    Clause 39 of Magna Carta – ‘No free man shall be seized or imprisoned’ – is the centrepiece of the first UK monument to the 1215 contract to be erected at Runnymede. Writ on Water is an ‘immersive space for contemplation and reflection’ commissioned by the National Trust from artist ...

  • Mermaid class yachts in Solent

    We were sailing

    11 June 2018

    Law Society Yacht Club takes to the water for a gentle day’s racing.

  • Mishcon de Reya bus

    The legs on the bus go round and round

    4 June 2018

    Mischon de Reya ‘bus’ takes on the London Legal Walk.

  • Right to choose protest

    Right to choose

    7 May 2018

    Rival protests took place outside the Royal Courts of Justice last week before a legal challenge over the law on assisted dying. Retired lecturer Noel Conway, 68, who has motor neurone disease, is seeking the right to choose when his life should end with medical help.

  • Sir Cliff Richard

    Rock and Rolls

    23 April 2018

    Sir Cliff Richard appeared at the Rolls Building in London last week to give evidence in a landmark privacy case that is testing the boundaries of media freedom.

  • Coopnew

    Co-op Legal acquires probate oufit as profits stall

    6 April 2018

    Pioneering consumer brand adds Simplify Probate to legal offer after integrating with Funeralcare service.

  • French bar demo 1

    Dead justice! French lawyers plan national action

    4 April 2018

    Profession announces national demonstration against reforms.

  • Apprentices event

    Smoothing the path

    26 March 2018

    The Law Society marked National Apprenticeship Week this month.

  • Salisbury

    Russia crackdown

    19 March 2018

    The government has hinted at passing a British version of the Magnitsky Act, a US law that freezes assets and imposes travel bans on Russians suspected of human rights violations, following the nerve agent poisonings in Salisbury.