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    Appeal for donations to allow lawyers help asylum seekers in Lesvos

    2018-06-21T09:14:00Z

    An overrun immigration system on Lesvos has left thousands of asylum seekers without meaningful access to legal assistance. Under the banner of European Lawyers in Lesvos (ELIL), over 100 lawyers have volunteered to help more than 5,000 people but resources are finite. ELIL are looking for donations to continue providing ...

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    The Company Law Package

    2018-05-31T14:05:00Z

    On 25 April 2018, the European Commission launched proposals which would amend EU company law in relation to the use of digital tools and cross-border conversions, mergers and divisions. 

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    The impact of Brexit on Family Law - Law Society panel discussion at European Parliament

    2018-05-31T13:29:00Z

    On 16 May 2018, Catherine Bearder, MEP for South East England, and the Brussels office of the Law Society brought together leading experts in the field of Family Law to give a talk at European Parliament on the challenges Brexit poses to the practice area. 

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    Law Society of Scotland opens price transparency consultation and publishes cloud computing guide

    2018-05-31T10:51:00Z

    The Law Society of Scotland is asking the legal profession and consumer bodies for their views on price transparency for legal services, and has also published a new guide on cloud computing for law firms.

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    May case law digest

    2018-05-31T10:29:00Z

    A summary of relevant decided cases and Attorney General opinions on upcoming cases before the Court of Justice from the last month.

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    Brexit: the UK government is facing a cliff-edge

    2018-05-31T09:45:00Z

    With the June Council fast approaching, many in Brussels feel that crunch time is nigh for the UK and Theresa May’s government.

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    The European Commission's 'New Deal for Consumers'

    2018-05-31T08:34:00Z

    The European Commission delivers its final act of the “New Deal for Consumers” with the publication of proposals for a Directive on better enforcement and modernisation of EU consumer protection rules and a Directive on representative action for the protection of the collective interests of consumers.

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    European Council adopts the EU’s 2017 annual report on human rights

    2018-05-30T09:03:00Z

    Human rights took centre stage on 28 May 2018, when the Council adopted the EU’s 2017 annual report on human rights and democracy in the world.

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    Law Society hosts seminar on post-Brexit civil justice cooperation

    2018-05-29T13:08:00Z

    The UK Law Societies’ Brussels Office hosted a lunchtime seminar on 24 May 2018 concerning the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters following Brexit.

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    Electronic evidence: the Commission takes steps to improve cross-border access

    2018-05-29T10:01:00Z

    Digital evidence of criminal activity is increasingly relied on by prosecutors and courts in the fight against crime. However, existing mechanisms for collecting electronic evidence have proven to be inadequately slow and authorities have historically faced complex processes in their attempts to receive data stored in other countries. In April ...

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    Update on the European Lawyers in Lesvos project

    2018-05-29T08:31:00Z

    The project was developed following the European Bar Presidents’ Conference in Vienna in February 2016 and has been supported financially by 37 separate European Bars and Law Societies. Considerable assistance and support has also been extended by the Greek Bars and a Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the Greek ...

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    Head of the UK Law Societies’ Brussels Office gives evidence in the House of Lords

    2018-05-25T08:24:00Z

    On 15 May 2018, Helena Raulus, head of Brussels office of the UK Law Societies, gave evidence to the House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee as part of their follow-up enquiry on civil justice co-operation post-Brexit. She appeared alongside Alex Layton QC who was representing the Bar Council of ...

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    CCBE releases their 2017 annual report

    2018-05-24T15:19:00Z

    The CCBE represents European bars and law societies in their common interests. In this role, it acts as a liaison between members and the European institutions, international organisations and other legal organisations around the world. The annual report , which summarises what the CCBE has been working on over ...

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    Law Society of Scotland launches its consultation on price transparency

    2018-05-22T15:43:00Z

    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.

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    Five major lawyers associations issue a letter supporting Turkish lawyers

    2018-04-30T11:55:00Z

    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 ...

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

    2018-04-30T11:13:00Z

    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 Union (CJEU). Mr. Pisciotti’s recent judicial history has in ...

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

    2018-04-30T09:25:00Z

    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 ...

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

    2018-04-30T08:29:00Z

    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 ...

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    April case law digest

    2018-04-26T09:03:00Z

    This month, we bring you an overview of the most important cases before the Court of Justice f the EU, in particular De Capitani v Parliament (on access to documents), immigration and the right to strike.

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    Five major lawyers associations issue a letter supporting Turkish lawyers

    2018-04-25T15:14:00Z

    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 ...