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    Case Law Digest May 2022


    In this edition of the Case Law Digest, we take a look at the recent decisions made from the Court of Justice of the European Union from April to May 2022. These cases cover the de-referencing of allegedly inaccurate content, approximation of laws, air transport and unfair terms in consumer ...

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    Putin and Russia must answer for war crimes in Ukraine


    Human life has little to no value to Russian President Vladimir Putin and his cronies. The widespread war crimes and crimes against humanity that continue to be perpetrated by Russian forces in Ukraine are a testament to this. Those responsible, including Putin himself, must be held to account, no matter ...

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    Poland and the European Union – judicial independence and primacy of EU law


    The recent daily fine imposed on Poland by the Court of Justice of the European Union is but another example of actions taken in the debate on Poland’s recently introduced judicial reforms: the disciplinary chamber falling in the centre of this discussion. This article reviews the background on both sides ...

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    Impact of Covid-19 on the justice system


    On 8 September 2021, the UK Law Societies’ Joint Brussels Office held a webinar discussing Covid-19 and the impact on the justice system. We were joined by The Law Societies of England and Wales’ President, Stephanie I. Boyce, Northern Ireland’s Senior Vice President, Suzanne Rice and Scotland’s President, Ken Dalling, ...

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    Commission publishes the 2021 EU Justice Scoreboard


    On 8 July, the Commission published its 2021 EU Justice Scoreboard which is an annual overview of the functioning of the justice systems in all EU Member States. To this end, the scoreboard focuses on three areas:

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    Webinar on the impact of Covid on the legal profession and justice systems, 8 September


    On 8 September at 17:00 CET, we held a webinar on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the legal profession and the justice system. We looked at the challenges that the profession and the justice system have been facing and discuss the responses adopted in the UK and in ...

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    Open letter supporting UK Lugano Convention application highlights access to justice concerns


    An open letter signed by non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) and legal experts across the United Kingdom and European Union has been published calling on the EU to allow UK accession to the 2007 Lugano Convention. 

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    Digitalisation of justice and legal services – overview of recent CCBE activities


    Martin Sacleux, legal adviser with the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), shares the insights on the key challenges and issues related to digitalisation of justice and legal services that are discussed among European Bars and Law Societies.

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    The future of courts by Peter Nicholson


    How will the pandemic experience and the rapid development of remote court hearings affect the future conduct of civil litigation? That was the subject of an important day-long conference organised in May by the Judicial Institute for Scotland, with top level presentations from across the Scottish (and the wider) legal ...

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    European Council adopts conclusions on digitalisation to improve access to justice


    On 13th October, The Council adopted conclusions on seizing the opportunities of digitalisation for access to justice (see press release here). In summary, the conclusions recognise that digital transformation continues to profoundly change people’s lives and that judicial systems, as a central pillar of the rule of law, must align ...