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  • Hackathon

    Hack on track

    10 July 2017

    Colin, a legal assistant for the Amazon Echo device, was the winner at the online courts 24-hour ‘Hackathon’.

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    Hillsborough charges

    3 July 2017

    Solicitor Peter Charles Metcalf, admitted in 1977, is among six people who have been charged with criminal offences in relation to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster and its aftermath, the Crown Prosecution Service announced last week. Metcalf acted for South Yorkshire Police during the Taylor inquiry into the disaster and the ...

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    Lidington sworn in

    26 June 2017

    David Lidington MP was sworn in as lord high chancellor of Great Britain last week, telling the most senior legal figures in England and Wales that he will be ‘resolute and unflinching’ in upholding the rule of law and defending the independence of the judiciary. In an apparent attempt to ...

  • Manchester tributes

    Helping Manchester

    5 June 2017

    Hundreds of solicitor firms, law students and barristers have responded to a plea to provide pro bono advice and representation to families and seriously injured people following last month’s bombing of the Manchester Arena. The day after the attack, Manchester Law Society began coordinating a ‘pro bono advice rota’, looking ...

  • Deliveroo

    Deliveroo's bumpy ride

    22 May 2017

    Employee rights to be clarified

  • Macron

    Macron flies liberal flag

    15 May 2017

    Emmanuel Macron, who as economy minister was responsible for partially liberalising France’s legal services sector, will take office as president of the Fifth Republic today.

  • Hangman

    Black museum: exhibiting justice

    1 May 2017

    An execution rope, straitjacket and cat o’ nine tails are among the exhibits at the National Justice Museum in Nottingham, the opening of which was formally announced last week.

  • Tesco

    News focus: Five years on, did ABS really change anything?

    24 April 2017

    Five years ago last month three legal businesses, including the Co-op, heralded a new era in the provision of consumer-friendly legal services. But how much has really changed?

  • Indian school

    India: child victims turn to law

    24 April 2017

    The law is being used in India to enable victims of child prostitution to become lawyers.

  • May

    Signing off

    3 April 2017

    Prime minister Theresa May signs a letter to European Council president Donald Tusk announcing, in accordance with article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union, the UK’s intention to withdraw from the EU. The government also published its proposals for a Great Repeal Bill, which would repeal the European Communities ...