Big Picture

  • Community advice

    Community spirit lauded

    14 March 2016

    Solicitors and magistrates have praised a London advice service which helped more than 600 people in its first year.

  • Jourova and smithers

    Law Society hosts EU chief

    29 February 2016

    Jonathan Smithers welcomed EU commissioner for justice, consumers and gender equality Vera Jourová to Chancery Lane last week.

  • Syriamurder

    Torture ‘rampant’ in Syria

    15 February 2016

    Massive and systematised violence’ against detainees is a routine part of Syria’s civil war, the UN Human Rights Council reported last week.

  • Law society building work

    Law Society: business as usual

    8 February 2016

    Chancery Lane is open as usual behind the scaffolding required for its first exterior redecoration in 30 years.

  • Civil partnership high court

    Civil partnership challenge

    25 January 2016

    A heterosexual couple last week took to the High Court a legal challenge against the ban on members of the opposite sex entering into civil partnerships.

  • cricketers

    Pitch battle down under

    7 December 2015

    Solicitors fly out to Australia this month for the fifth staging of the Lawyers’ Cricket World Cup 

  • Cheema grubb

    High Court pioneer

    30 November 2015

    Bobbie Cheema-Grubb QC first Asian woman to sit on High Court bench.

  • Belgian barristers

    Silence for Paris victims

    23 November 2015

    Lawyers in Brussels among those across Europe who held minutes of silence for the victims of Paris terrorist attacks.

  • Poppy day

    Lawyers on Remembrance Day

    16 November 2015

    Lawyers from the Army and RAF legal departments collected for the Royal British Legion.

  • Michael gove new legal year

    Seeing in the new legal year

    5 October 2015

    A series of events took place last week to mark the Opening of the Legal Year, one of the most celebrated days in the legal calendar.