On 4 July, Simon Davis took over presidency of the Law Society of England and Wales. The Law Society’s office holder line up is completed by vice president David Greene and deputy vice president I. Stephanie Boyce.
On 1 July 2019, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) officially passed from Romania to Finland. Finland will now lead discussions in the Council until 31 December 2019. As part of their ‘Sustainable Europe – Sustainable Future’ programme, Finland aims to defend the rule of law and has made this the centre of its six- month EU Presidency.
Brian Speers, the new President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, discusses the importance of mediation in commonwealth and other jurisdictions.