Big Picture

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    Election annulment 'momentous development' for rule of law

    1 September 2017

    Kenya’s Supreme Court orders new presidential poll in a first for the continent of Africa.

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    Newcastle civic leaders in talks to host civil justice

    31 August 2017

    Local authority's courts lease expected to generate income to fund front line services in the city.

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    High Court rejects bid to prosecute Tony Blair

    31 July 2017

    Court says application for judicial review has ‘no prospect of success’.

  • Charlie Gard protest

    Cuts cannot have been intended to leave parents struggling - Charlie Gard judge

    24 July 2017

    Mr Justice Francis says parents struggle to represent themselves, indicating that baby's parents should have had legal aid.

  • Poland judicial protests

    Judicial reform law prompts protests in Poland

    17 July 2017

    Amendment places National Council of the Judiciary under control of parliament.

  • Pride in London 2017

    Law Society joins thousands in Pride march

    10 July 2017

    Vice-president Christina Blacklaws among those marching under the banner 'all are equal under the law'.

  • 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 ...

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    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 ...