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    Positive elements to Queen's Speech but whiplash plan brings sting in the tail


    The Queen’s Speech for the 2017 Parliament has set out a comprehensive agenda with much that will be received positively by the solicitor profession, the Law Society of England and Wales said today.

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    Law Society of Scotland's comments on Queen’s Speech 2017


    Commenting on the Queen’s Speech today, 21 June 2017, Law Society of Scotland President Graham Matthews, said: “Today’s Queen’s Speech sets out the UK Government’s legislative programme for the next two years. As expected there is a heavy focus on the legislative work that will be required for us to ...

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    Tax Law Legislative Train Updates


    Speaking at the recent Tax Day , hosted by Accountancy Europe, EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici remarked that he could remember a time when they worked for seven years and failed to manage a tax directive; now it took only seven months to agree on one.

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    Finsbury Park Mosque victims offered free legal advice


    People bereaved and injured in the Finsbury Park Mosque attack in London on Sunday night will be offered free legal advice through the panel of solicitor firms convened by the Law Society of England and Wales in the wake of the London Bridge attack just two weeks ago. 

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    Collaborative Brexit vital to protect UK economy


    Negotiations over Brexit must have a clear focus on ensuring British trade - including the export of legal services - is not undermined, the Law Society of England and Wales warned today as it reaffirmed its commitment to convening legal expertise to work for a good deal for the UK ...

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    The Audiovisual Media Services Directive: A clash of interests?


    On April 25 th , the CULT (Culture and Education) committee adopted a report on the regulation of audio-visual media services (AVMS), which will form the basis of the trilogue between the Parliament, Commission and Council. However, both the content and the manner in which the report was adopted have ...

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    Pro bono legal advice panel for victims of London attack


    People bereaved and injured following the attack London Bridge will be offered free legal advice through a panel of solicitor firms to be convened by the Law Society of England and Wales with LawWorks, the solicitors’ pro bono charity, and the City of London Law Society.

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    An ABC of trade and investment


    Getting to know trade and investment policy may be a tough challenge for those who are new to the topic. The breadth of issues covered by it and its fast evolution keep even the experts on their toes. To make this task easier for anyone wishing to polish their ...

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    Competition in Virtual Reality and the Rising Power of the Super-Platform


    The Digital Single Market has increased access for consumers to buy goods online. Although there are benefits from the digital economy, the rise of super-platforms pose many challenges, in particular when data and algorithms are used together. This starts to change the dynamics of competition in order to maximise efficiency ...

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    Graham Matthews takes up reins as Law Society president


    Graham Matthews has taken up the role of President of the Law Society of Scotland on Friday 26 May. Alison Atack, a partner at Lindsays in Glasgow is the Law Society’s new Vice President.

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    Establishing a European Pillar of Social Rights


    The Commission has now published the results of its public consultation on the establishment of a European Pillar of Social Rights (the “ Pillar ”), along with its final proposal for the Pillar ( C(2017) 2600 final ) (the “ Recommendation ”). The Pillar sets out 20 key principles ...

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    Hungary’s Higher Education Law: national sovereignty or EU competence?


    In a long series of developments between the EU and Hungary, the disagreements may be heading to a loggerheads. Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s Prime Minister, has come under widespread scrutiny previously regarding his policies on migration quotas, treatment of asylum seekers and there has been concerns over a draft bill requiring ...

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    Strengthening the EU's trade ties – Mexico and beyond


    The 28 member states of the European Union – and 27, once the UK has left us – together form one of the largest trading blocs in the world. The EU’s strength as both exporter and importer gives a powerful voice in international trade negotiations and in fora like the ...

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    Irish Law Society - Re-qualification to the Irish Bar


    Law Society of Ireland, Dublin On 9 May, Stuart Gilhooly, president of the Law Society of Ireland and Ken Murphy, director-general, were hosted by the Law Societies’ Joint Brussels Office for an information evening on registering as an Irish solicitor. 

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    Approach to abusive behaviour becoming increasingly ‘fragmented’ says Law Society of Scotland


    The Law Society of Scotland has emphasised its support for continuing improvements to the way the criminal justice system responds to abusive behaviour, including domestic abuse, but has concerns the law in this area is becoming increasingly fragmented.

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    Royal Bank of Scotland's (RBS) Platinum donation boosts charity Birthday celebrations


    Academically gifted law students from disadvantaged backgrounds in Scotland will benefit from a recent cash injection to the Lawscot Foundation - a charity set up by the Law Society to remove financial barriers between aspiring law students and their goal of becoming Scottish solicitors.

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    Launch of the General Election 2017 Law Society of England and Wales manifesto


    Whoever wins the general election should put access to justice at the heart of their plans for post-Brexit Britain, the Law Society of England and Wales said today as it launched its General Election 2017 manifesto .

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    Stichting Brein v Jack Frederik Wullems (“Filmspeler”) – Case C-527/15


    This case was a reference from the Dutch court in relation to the Filmspeler multimedia player. 

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    Broaden your horizons: Exciting opportunity in Brussels for trainee solicitors


    We are currently offering trainee solicitors from the UK a unique opportunity to undertake a six-month secondment in the Brussels Office commencing in September 2017.

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    Update on copyright in the Digital Single Market


    The evolution of digital technology has changed the way works and other protected subject-matter are created, produced, distributed and exploited. In the digital environment, cross-border uses have intensified and new opportunities for consumers to access copyright-protected content have materialised. The objectives and principles laid down by the EU copyright framework ...