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    Road to Brexit outlined in new bill

    2017-01-30T14:07:00Z

    The introduction of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill today begins the legislative process of the UK’s exit from the European Union. It follows this week’s Supreme Court decision that put the triggering of Article 50 in the hands of Parliament, the Law Society of England and Wales said. ...

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    Day of the Endangered Lawyer: In solidarity with those at risk

    2017-01-24T16:08:00Z

    Lawyers across the world run the risk of harassment, imprisonment and even murder just for doing their jobs, the Law Society of England and Wales said today as it marked 24 January - the Day of the Endangered Lawyer.

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    Law Society of Scotland – Supreme Court judgment clarifies route to invoke Article 50

    2017-01-24T14:00:00Z

    Commenting on today’s verdict of the Supreme Court on Article 50 and the powers of the UK Government, the President of the Law Society of Scotland, Eilidh Wiseman said; “Our judiciary play a vital role in our country, upholding the rule of law and protecting the interests of justice. ...

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    Article 50 judgment clarifies legal process for Brexit

    2017-01-24T13:47:00Z

    Today’s decision by the Supreme Court finally clarifies how Article 50 can be triggered, which will start the process resulting in the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, the Law Society of England and Wales said today.

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    Brexit and the law

    2017-01-23T15:39:00Z

    Since the EU referendum result, the Law Society of England and Wales has been gathering our members’ views on the impact that leaving the EU could have on both their clients and their businesses.

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    The Commission's long-awaited services package is released

    2017-01-19T10:39:00Z

    In a bid to make it easier for companies and professionals to provide services across the EU, on 10 January, the Commission today released its long-awaited services package .

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    Five Star Movement tries to jump ship

    2017-01-18T10:54:00Z

    Members of Italy’s populist Five Star Movement (M5S) voted overwhelmingly to leave their alliance in European Parliament with the UK Independence Party (UKIP); however, after some dithering by the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) party, they found themselves with nowhere to go.

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    May's Brexit plan is unveiled

    2017-01-18T10:40:00Z

    After nearly seven months of giving little away on the issue since the UK’s shock vote to leave the EU, on 17 January, Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled the UK government’s negotiation position for its upcoming talks on its withdrawal from the EU.

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    Digital Single Market inches forward: portability, geo-blocking and copyright

    2017-01-17T16:07:00Z

    The Europe’s Digital Progress Report (EDPR) published last May 2016 showed unequal progress towards the digital single market (“DSM”) with the development of the digital economy across Member States varying significantly.

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    Solicitor silks appointed in record numbers in England and Wales

    2017-01-12T15:00:00Z

    The inclusion of six solicitor advocates in today’s Queen’s Counsel appointments is a new record for solicitors appointed to the prestigious rank, the Law Society of England and Wales said today. “Appointment as a Queen’s Counsel is a defining achievement for an advocate, and recognises their work as among ...

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    Law Society of Scotland Street Law project makes European finals

    2017-01-11T13:27:00Z

    A Law Society of Scotland education programme for pupils at Scottish schools in disadvantaged areas is up for a prestigious European award. The Law Society’s Street Law programme will battle it out with 5 other projects from European cities, including Brussels and London, for the title of ‘Best training initiative’ ...

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    European Court ruling backs protection of legal privilege

    2016-12-21T13:23:00Z

    Key protections that back strict limitations on the interception of legally privileged material have been backed by the Court of Justice of the European Union, in a move hailed by the Law Society of England and Wales.

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    Law Society of Scotland statement on ‘Scotland’s Place in Europe’

    2016-12-20T15:02:00Z

    The Law Society has responded to consultations on Scotland’s relationship with Europe following the EU Referendum.

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    Law Society of England and Wales statement on human rights lawyers

    2016-12-20T12:32:00Z

    Lawyers play a vital part in upholding the rule of law, ensuring that everyone’s human rights are respected and that government bodies are held to account, the Law Society of England and Wales said today. ‘Human rights are universal and many countries look to the UK as an ...

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    Law Society CEO joins London Mayor's Brexit advisory group

    2016-12-19T15:45:00Z

    Law Society of England and Wales chief executive Catherine Dixon today said she was honoured to be part of London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s Brexit Expert Advisory Group.

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    Law Society of Scotland comment on Scottish Government Budget

    2016-12-19T15:43:00Z

    Responding to the Scottish Government Budget today, Thursday, 15 December, Eilidh Wiseman, President of the Law Society of Scotland said: “This is an important budget for Scotland as the first under the new devolved powers which allow the Scottish Government to set income tax rates. “We are pleased ...

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    Criminal justice system to be accessible and provide inclusive service for all

    2016-12-16T15:25:00Z

    The Law Society of Scotland submitted its response to the inquiry on the role of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) service. 

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    Joint statement on the possible reinstatement of the death penalty in Turkey

    2016-12-16T15:20:00Z

    The three Law Societies of the UK (England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) have all co-signed a statement from the CCBE, the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe, condemning attempts to reinstate the death penalty in Turkey. The statement was co-signed by 36 law societies and ...

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    Increased civil court fees would be damaging to access to justice in Scotland

    2016-12-16T13:57:00Z

    The Law Society of Scotland has said that plans to introduce the full recovery of civil court costs in Scotland would be damaging to access to justice, particularly for those bringing forward personal injury cases and more vulnerable people.

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    Law Society of England and Wales welcomes the recognition by the government of importance of access to justice

    2016-12-16T13:09:00Z

    News the UK government may drop plans which would have resulted in many people being unable to recover compensation for injuries was hailed today as a victory for access to justice by the Law Society of England and Wales.