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  • China Central Committee
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    China’s judicial pledge

    3 November 2014

    Communist Party has pledged to take action against officials who interfere with judicial processes.

  • Shinzo Abe
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    Japan PM: ‘power not absolute’

    27 October 2014

    Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe told the IBA conference the rule of law is not a western phenomenon.

  • Northumbria University School of Law
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    Law’s grand designs

    29 September 2014

    Northumbria University School of Law was one of a strong UK showing in a league table published last week of the ‘50 most impressive law school buildings in the world’.

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    First world war tribute

    8 September 2014

    Andrew Caplen, president of the Law Society, lays a wreath at the Ypres grave of one of the first of the 900 solicitors and articled clerks to be killed on active service in the first world war.

  • Cynthia Robinson
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    Florida jury awards huge damages over cigarettes

    28 July 2014

    Cynthia Robinson was awarded $23.6bn (£13.86bn) in damages against a cigarette maker for the death of her husband.

  • Chancery Lane networking event
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    International friendly

    14 July 2014

    Networking at a Chancery Lane event before the Law Society’s international marketplace conference.

  • US Bill of Rights
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    View to a bill

    7 July 2014

    Original texts of the US Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence will be on display in the UK next year as part of exhibition to commemorate anniversary of Magna Carta.

  • French lawyers
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    Les misérables

    16 June 2014

    Lawyers across France went on strike last week, calling for a doubling of the country’s legal aid budget.

  • Whitby
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    Supreme Court ‘village green’ ruling

    9 June 2014

    Scarborough Borough Council has allowed its informal use for playing football and walking dogs for more than 20 years

  • Lawyers protesting in Caracas
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    Venezuela ‘respect’ plea from lawyers

    2 June 2014

    Lawyers protested after police blocked them from lobbying the country’s attorney-general, Luisa Ortega, over what they say are unconstitutional measures introduced by the president.