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    Nationwide Anti-Virus for the United Kingdom

    2017-02-17T11:03:00Z

    The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), part of intelligence agency GCHQ, is designed to improve Britain’s resilience to attacks and act as an operational nerve centre. It started work in October 2016 as part of a governmental £1.9bn five-year strategy, but was officially opened by Her Royal Highness , Queen ...

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    Investigatory Powers Act, Legal Professional Privilege and Rule of Law

    2017-02-14T11:00:00Z

    Peter Wright, solicitor and Chair of the Law Society of England and Wales’ Technology Law Reference Group, reflects on the Investigatory Powers Act and its impact on the legal profession and the rule of law. The article is part of his contribution to the Law Societies’ Brussels Office ...

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    The Article 50 legal challenge: clarifying the UK's constitutional requirements to start Brexit

    2017-02-14T09:49:00Z

    On 24 January, the Supreme Court decided, by a majority of eight judges to three, that the Government can only trigger Article 50 – the process by which the UK can leave the EU – after an Act of Parliament has been passed. Nothing less will do. 

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    Brexit white paper sends positive signals to legal sector

    2017-02-14T09:39:00Z

    The government’s plans for the forthcoming Brexit negotiations contain positive signals for the legal sector, the Law Society of England and Wales said today.

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    European Parliament elects its President

    2017-02-01T16:11:00Z

    Antonio Tajani of the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) was voted in by MEPs as the new President of the European Parliament.

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    Commissioner Sir Julian King: The Challenges of Online Radicalisation

    2017-02-01T15:34:00Z

    Sir Julian King, UK Commissioner for Security Union, reflects on the challenges of tackling online propoganda as a means of radicalisation.

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    UK businesses and families need legal certainty from Brexit negotiations

    2017-02-01T10:54:00Z

    Maintaining mutual recognition and enforcement of judgments will help keep the wheels of business turning during and after Brexit, said Law Society of England and Wales president, Robert Bourns, ahead of his appearance before the House of Commons justice select committee.

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    Update on the Law Societies' activities with regard to Brexit

    2017-01-31T14:36:00Z

    We have been very busy with our activities on Brexit. Below, we present the main achievements of the three law societies in recent months.

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    Innovation report shows technology reshaping the legal sector

    2017-01-30T14:10:00Z

    Technological innovations are reshaping the legal sector and solicitors have huge opportunities to enhance the way they work and the service they offer their clients, according to new research to be released later today by the Law Society of England and Wales.

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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’ ...