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Poland judicial protests

Judicial reform law prompts protests in Poland

17 July 2017By

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

Pride in London 2017

Law Society joins thousands in Pride march

10 July 2017By

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


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’.


Hillsborough charges

3 July 2017By

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 ...

David lidington robes

Lidington sworn in

26 June 2017By

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 ...

Manchester tributes

Helping Manchester

5 June 2017By

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 ...


Deliveroo's bumpy ride

22 May 2017

Employee rights to be clarified


Macron flies liberal flag

15 May 2017

Emmanuel Macron, who as economy minister was responsible for partially liberalising France’s legal services sector, will take office as president of the Fifth Republic today.


Black museum: exhibiting justice

1 May 2017

An execution rope, straitjacket and cat o’ nine tails are among the exhibits at the National Justice Museum in Nottingham, the opening of which was formally announced last week.

Indian school

India: child victims turn to law

24 April 2017

The law is being used in India to enable victims of child prostitution to become lawyers.


News focus: Five years on, did ABS really change anything?

24 April 2017By

Five years ago last month three legal businesses, including the Co-op, heralded a new era in the provision of consumer-friendly legal services. But how much has really changed?

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