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UK lawyers in the EU: Q&A on practice rights in the context of Brexit

16 October 2018

The UK delegation to the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) published its paper on UK lawyers and their practice rights in the EU in the context of Brexit. 

EU Law update: Common European rules to protect whistleblowers - provisional agreement reached

20 March 2019

The European Parliament and the Member States have reached a provisional agreement on new rules to protect whistleblowers. The new legislation includes clear reporting procedures and obligations for employers, safe reporting channels for whisteblowers and protection for whistleblowers against dismissal, demotion and other forms of retaliation against them. 

Law Society of Scotland submits its response to Parliamentary inquiry on ‘The Right to Privacy (Article 8) and the Digital Revolution’

8 March 2019

Law Society of Scotland has recently submitted its response to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry ‘The Right to Privacy (Article ...

Law Society of England and Wales publishes its LawTech adoption report

7 March 2019

On 14 February, Law Society of England and Wales launched its LawTech adoption report which examines the latest trands in legal tech and the uptake of the new technologies by law firms. It highlights the key developments in this area and what this means for the work of the profession and the business of law.

European Parliament holds hearing on attacks against lawyers

7 March 2019

The European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) in Brussels held a hearing specifically dedicated to attacks against the legal profession on 19 February. The hearing highlighted the different types of persecution perpetrated against lawyers as well as considering possible solutions.

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