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    Law Society of Northern Ireland claims first successes with Tradata training events


    The first of two training events on the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) took place on Friday 13th April 2018 in partnership with the Law Society of Northern Ireland (“LSNI”).

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    The Law Society of England and Wales' response to the Commission's State Aid decision regarding UK CFC rules


    The Law Society of England and Wales has published a response in relation to the European Commission’s decision dated 26 October 2017 (the Decision ) to investigate aspects of the UK’s tax rules for controlled foreign companies ( CFCs ).

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    Law Society of Scotland responds to two Scottish Government consultations on Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT)


    The Law Society of Scotland’s (LSS) Tax Law sub-committee has recently responded to two Scottish Government consultations on Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT). LBTT is a progressive tax applied in Scotland to residential and non-residential land and buildings transactions where a chargeable interest is acquired.

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    The EU draws up a list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes


     The EU finalised its list of non-cooperative jurisdictions (so called black list) on 6 December 2017. The list is a tool to deal with external threats to Member States’ tax bases and is meant to promote dialogue and cooperation on tax issues.

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    Call for papers: Indirect discrimination in access to justice


    EWLA and the UK Law Societies Office are looking for papers and speakers on developing legal tools to assess and challenge member state action in situations where there is indirect gender discrimination. The deadline for application is 30 April.

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    Law Societies Brussels Office gives evidence on Brexit in the European Parliament


    On 21 March 2018, Dr Helena Raulus, Head of the UK Law Societies Joint Brussels Office, took part in an exchange of information on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU at the constitutional affairs committee (AFCO) of the European Parliament. Beginning with a presentation, Dr Raulus provided insights ...

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    Traineeship at the Court of Justice of the European Union


    An unpaid traineeship of approximately 3 months will be available in the Chambers of Judge Christopher Vajda at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg from 7 th  January 2019 to 29 th March 2019.

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    Lady Hale announced as key speaker at annual conference


    Lady Hale is the first keynote speaker to be confirmed for the Law Society of Scotland’s annual conference in October one of the highlights of the Scottish legal calendar. The conference, Leading Legal Excellence, promises a wide-ranging agenda on the day, with keynote speakers, streamed sessions and workshops. Further information ...

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    Opportunity for newly qualified solicitors to join Council


    Newly qualified Scottish solicitors and trainees who have been admitted to the profession can now (for the first time) stand for election as a Law Society Council member. Unlike the majority of Council seats, NQ candidates do not necessarily need to be based in Scotland. More information about the application ...

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    Brexit: trade in non-financial services


    The Law Society of Scotland has submitted comments to the House of Lords EU Internal Market Sub-Committee follow-up inquiry on trade in non-financial services, following the report it published in March 2017. 

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    March case law digest


    This month, we bring you an overview of the most important cases decided by the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU), including Slovak Republic v Achmea dealing with the intra-EU bilateral investment agreements (BITs) and De Capitani v European Parliament on access to documents.

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    Trade Policy – legislative and negotiation update


    Much coverage has been given on the form of any Brexit withdrawal agreement (governing the future relationship) between the EU and UK, however, the EU is currently also in various stages of negotiation with other third countries on foreign trade agreements ( FTA ). 

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    “Bringing tax rules into the 21st century”: the European Commission’s proposals on digital taxation


    In a move intended to affect the world’s largest companies such as Google and Facebook, the European Commission has proposed new rules designed to tax digital business activities.The levy has been drafted following concerns that current tax rules are insufficiently developed to ensure digital companies pay their fair share of ...

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    Joint oral statements before the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture


    Within the framework of the 37 th session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Law Society of England and Wales joined two oral statements before the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture.

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    Turkey’s Coup and the European Court of Human Rights


    On 5 th March 2018, the Law Society of England and Wales co-sponsored a conference in Berlin on the approach taken by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in relation to cases emerging from Turkey since the attempted coup in July 2016.

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    Don’t let Brexit jeopardise UK’s valuable services sector


    Professional services accounted for approximately 7.8% of UK GDP in 2016 – the latest figures – yet the EU trade deal with Canada (The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ( CETA )), widely touted as the model for the UK post Brexit, does not provide a comprehensive framework for ...

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    Brexit and services: unicorn-spotting is a popular sport, but nothing beats the single market


    When the UK Prime Minister presented her vision for the “deepest and broadest” possible trade agreement with the EU earlier this month, she did not shy away from the single largest hurdle in the Brexit negotiations to come: services. Theresa May admitted that the UK is asking for far more ...

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    February case law digest


    An overview of the most important cases and references for preliminary ruling to the Court of Justice of the EU.

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    LGBT History Month


    Law Society of England and Wales has been very active recently for LGBT History Month: Our rainbow flag has been flying on the front of the building and will be there until the end of the month ‘Stumbling on the same stone’ - Opinion piece in the ...

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    Is big data our friend or foe?


    In January our office hosted a panel at the 11 th Annual Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference entitled ‘Big Data: Friend or Foe for Consumers and Competition Policy?’.