Law Society of Scotland launches its consultation on price transparency

22 May 2018

Today, the Law Society of Scotland launched its consultation in which it will ask the legal profession and consumer bodies about their views on price transparency of legal services.

Five major lawyers associations issue a letter supporting Turkish lawyers

30 April 2018

The Law Society of England and Wales joined the Bar Council, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, the International Association of Lawyers and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute in sending an open letter to Turkish authorities concerning the rising number of cases of human rights violations against lawyers in Turkey. 

Another chapter in the Pisciotti Saga: CJEU rules that his extradition to the USA was lawful

30 April 2018

The arrest of the Italian businessman Romano Pisciotti at Frankfurt Airport on 17 June 2013 has been the cause of many judicial decisions. The latest, if not last, was rendered in April by the Court of Justice of the European ...

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Brussels Agenda - February 2018

27 February 2018

This month it’s Fundamental Rights February and our articles will be focussed on this theme. We have viewpoint articles from Patrick Henry, Chair of the CCBE Human Rights Committee, Italian NGO ‘Hands off Cain’ and Cris McCurley, Partner at Ben Hoare Bell LLP and member of The Law Society’s Access to Justice Committee. They have contributed articles on the CCBE Human Rights Award, Italian Moratorium on Executions and Developments in Legal Aid for victims of domestic abuse. 

Brussels Agenda - January 2018

7 February 2018

After a relaxing winter break, we are kick starting 2018 with an edition on the topical issue of free movement. 

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This month’s Brussels Agenda covers a broad range of tax policy emanating from and affecting the European Union and the UK. Reformation of tax law and the tax agenda has had a large policy push within the EU recently and there are large numbers of proposals being debated (see for example the debates in the European Parliament).

We have received an excellent viewpoint this month from Molly Scott Cato MEP on the formation and agenda of the TAXE3 Committee of the European Parliament. We have also written a host of tax law updates, information pieces and include another article from the Junior Lawyers Division pertaining to the effect of tax law changes on the junior end of the legal profession in the UK.

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