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  • Magna Cartas

    Magna Carta on view

    9 February 2015

    Four surviving 1215 copies of Magna Carta were brought together for the first time last week in an event at the British Library.

  • Rihanna

    Rihanna gets shirty

    26 January 2015

    Robyn Rihanna Fenty, better known as the pop star Rihanna, won a legal action against retailer Topshop when the Court of Appeal ruled that the sale of a T-shirt with her image was an ‘act of passing off’.

  • Haverstock School, Chalk Farm

    Back to school

    19 January 2015

    Law Society vice-president Jonathan Smithers (centre) joined City law firm Olswang and Blackstone Chambers to meet students at Haverstock School in Chalk Farm, London.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi

    Aung San Suu Kyi at summit of ambition

    24 November 2014

    Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is among a host of distinguished speakers lined up for next year’s Global Law Summit.

  • Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

    Malaysian lawyers visit Law Society

    10 November 2014

    The Law Society is to host a three-day visit of Malaysian lawyers to London on 24-26 November.

  • China Central Committee

    China’s judicial pledge

    3 November 2014

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

  • Shinzo Abe

    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

    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

    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.