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  • 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 ...

  • David bright

    ‘Devastated and destroyed’: McKenzie friend victims speak out on TV

    13 February 2017

    Former clients appear on Victoria Derbyshire show this morning as Law Society calls for curbs.

  • Lc visits sleaford

    Liz Truss drops in

    28 November 2016

    Lord chancellor Liz Truss (second right in picture) had the chance to get a briefing on frontline legal services when she visited longestablished Lincolnshire and East Midlands firm Chattertons earlier this month.

  • Inns of Court war memorial 11 November 2016

    Two-minute silence

    11 November 2016

    A trumpeter sounds the last post at the Inns of Court war memorial at 11am today.

  • Demonstrators for and against the invoking of EU treaty article 50 outside the RCJ on first day of legal challenge. October 2016.

    High Court hears Brexit legal challenge

    13 October 2016

    Challenge surrounding triggering of Article 50 without vote in parliament.

  • Legal walk

    Walkers march for access to justice in Cardiff

    3 October 2016

    Event raises £7,000 to go towards improving access to legal services.

  • Chancery lane lions

    Golden guardians

    18 July 2016

    A fresh coat of paint for the lions decorating the railings outside the Law Society’s Chancery Lane headquarters is one of the final touches in the renovation of the Grade II listed building.

  • jean pierre bemba gombo

    Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo sentenced for war crimes

    27 June 2016

    Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo has been jailed for 18 years by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and sexual violence.

  • Chappell

    Main event in BHS probe

    13 June 2016

    Former owner Sir Philip Green set to appear before MPs, after a colourful hearing last week featuring Dominic Chappell.

  • Kraftwerk

    Kraftwerk lose music sample battle

    6 June 2016

    Federal Constitutional Court overturned a lower court’s ruling that sampling the ‘tiniest sliver’ of a record infringed the band’s rights.