In April 2015, the president of Belarus gave effect to a law which imposes fines and imprisonment for those who are unemployed.
In civil and criminal justice, there are clear benefits to maintaining close cooperation with the EU.
A European Commission consultation on whistleblower protection raises important questions of legal professional privilege.
The part played by lawyers in long-trusted methods of arriving at the truth needs to be publicly reinforced in a convention.
Even ‘Pitchfork’ Theresa wants more cooperation with the EU on criminal justice – and Brussels is busy.
Jurisdictions attending the annual meeting of European bar presidents report on developments from money laundering sanctions to the refugee crisis.
27 February 2017
How should we answer awkward questions about the role of lawyers in scandals such as the Panama Papers?
The rule of law is being shaken like rarely before in the US – how will the American Bar Association respond?
The march of technology is enabling cross-border electronic legal transactions to become commonplace. We must ensure our systems are up to standard.
Will dispute resolution mechanisms post-Brexit be the angels of sovereignty and mercy that the government depicts?
Law Society report on legal tech is fascinating – and it’s also worth keeping abreast of US innovations.
30 January 2017
One area of law that highlights the daunting complexities of Brexit is data protection.
It is good to see cooperation in criminal justice on the prime minister's Brexit agenda, but it is in our interests that this includes civil justice too.
Whether we leave the Single Market or not, the direction of travel on lawyer regulation is the same.
The European Commission's response to the deterioration of the rule of law in Poland is an attempt to protect us all.
Leading IT companies sidestep potential legal liabilities arising from online hate speech. What should we do about it?
Far less cooperation with the EU in criminal matters is likely to be one consequence of Brexit. This is not in our national interest.
In France, European Lawyers Day will be met with another move to help the profession and clients cope with ‘Uberisation’.
How can you stay ahead of a fast-moving, intimidatingly vast and complicated subject area?
The European Commission regards lawyer-client confidentiality as unimportant: it is incumbent on the profession to defend it.
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