Big Picture

  • Keir Starmer

    Starmer honoured

    25 November 2013

    Keir Starmer QC, the former director of public prosecutions, has received an honorary doctorate from the University of East London’s School of Law.

  • Fakhraddin Gurbanov

    Baku to the future

    18 November 2013

    A wealth of opportunities awaits UK investors in Azerbaijan, Law Society president Nicholas Fluck said.

  • Alan Milburn

    Milburn urges law firms to scale up use of apprenticeships

    11 November 2013

    Government’s mobility tsar also claims benchmarking socioeconomic backgrounds will help firms open up the profession.

  • Stephen Denyer

    Law Society lands key A&O figure to head City team

    24 October 2013

    Stephen Denyer to join the Society with a brief to improve engagement with larger firms.

  • Black History Month event

    Black History Month: against all odds

    21 October 2013

    The Law Society hosted the annual Black History Month Inspiration evening on 11 October, bringing together an impressive line up of high-profile, high-achieving minority lawyers. The event, themed ‘Against all Odds’, featured speakers who reflected on their personal experiences of the law and their professional journey.

  • Madeleine Albright

    Albright start in Boston

    8 October 2013

    IBA 2013 was opened by former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright.

  • Fiona Woolf

    Woolf elected Lord Mayor

    07 October 2013

    Fiona Woolf will be the second woman to hold the position in the City of London Corporation’s 800-year history

  • Mary Robinson

    Rule of Law accolade

    30 September 2013

    Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, was one of three recipients of the inaugural LexisNexis Rule of Law Awards at an event in New York City last week.

  • Ambrose Lam

    Hong Kong looks at ABS

    23 September 2013

    Proposals to introduce an alternative business structure in Hong Kong could provide significant opportunities for UK ABS firms.

  • Castle park Law Centre

    Charity sets up its own law practice

    05 August 2013

    A Leicester charity has become the first such not-for-profit organisation to set up and own a law firm.