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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 ...

Law Society of Scotland launches survey of the returning EU powers which intersect with devolved law

30 April 2018

The Law Society of Scotland issued a survey of the returning EU powers which intersect with devolved law to add further information to the debate. The survey covers the powers in the list, including details of the implementing legislation for Scotland and, where appropriate, for the UK (occasionally on a GB basis) and for England and Wales.

America’s new CLOUD Act signals the start of a new era of international data rule

30 April 2018

On 23 March, President Trump signed into law the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (the CLOUD Act), buried deep down on page 2201 of the 2232-page Omnibus Spending Bill (Omnibus Bill). The Act expands American and foreign law enforcement’s ability to target and access individual’s data across international borders..

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