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    The Introduction of the TAXE3 Committee by Molly Scott Cato


    The TAXE3 committee has been set up to investigate financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance in the wake of Luxleaks, the Panama Papers and the Paradise papers. It is the fourth such committee and demonstrates the European Parliament’s determination to act against financial malfeasance by the rich ...

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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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    A Moratorium Movement


    Hands Off Cain (“HOC”) is an NGO founded in Brussels in 1993. It is a non-profit organisation, constituent member of the nonviolent and transnational Radical Party, recognised as a first-degree NGO by the UN Economic and Social Council. HOC’s name is taken from Genesis, the first book of the ...

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    Developments in legal aid for victims of domestic abuse in family law cases


    It has been a long journey, and many would say that it is not over yet, but 8 th January saw the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) publish the new regulations to improve and extend the criteria for evidence by which victims of domestic abuse can prove that they should ...

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    The CCBE Human Rights Award – Resisting barbarity


    Ten years ago, the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe created its own Human Rights Award to celebrate those who, at the risk of their own lives or freedom, accept to undertake their mission of defence. The list of winners, who have since been granted the Award, not ...

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    Prospects for trade policy in 2018


    Pascal Kerneis, Managing Director of ESF (European Services Forum) discusses the prospects for trade policy in 2018.

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    "Participation in” vs. “having access to” the EU’s Internal Market


    Georges Baur, Assistant Secretary-General of EFTA analyses the options for the UK’s future relationship with the EU.

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    Following Brexit – Which arrangements for the future UK-EU relationship?


    Sven Norberg, Senior Advisor at KREAB, Brussels discusses the options for a future UK-EU relationship.  

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    Is equality between men and women progressing in Europe?


    Mary Collins, Senior Policy and Advocacy Coordinator and Joanna Maycock, Secretary General of the European Women’s Lobby discuss how equality between men and women across Europe is progressing. 

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    Gender & Equality: A view from the EWLA and review of their 16th Congress


    Katharina Miller, president of the European Women Lawyers Association gives an account of their 16th Congress which centred on the theme of diversity, in particular gender and equality.

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    My vision for equality in the legal profession


    Christina Blacklaws, as vice-president of the Law Society of England and Wales discusses her vision for equality in the legal profession and the priorities for her 2018 presidency. 

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    State aid law post-Brexit


    The Brexit journey is underway and there will be plenty of twists in the tale ahead. After all, no country has ever left the EU before. The UK’s legal landscape post-Brexit could get quite a shake-up, with all laws derived from the European Union potentially being subject to change. One ...

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    Brexit is about regulation


    The British Prime Minister’ s speech in Florence was aimed at rebuilding bridges with the European Union after three unsuccessful Brexit negotiating rounds, while at the same time trying to unite her deeply divided cabinet. Theresa May called for a transitional period; made a concrete financial offer; softened her ...

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    A few words from Graham Matthews, President of the Law Society of Scotland


    In this month’s viewpoint, the current President of the Law Society of Scotland, Graham Matthews, shares his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities facing the professions during his term.

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    Brexit and Devolution - Unchartered Territory


    Sajjad Karim MEP shares his views on the upcoming challenges with regard to Brexit and devolution.

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    Brexit & Devolution - Unchartered Territory


    The Brexit result last year came as a shock to a great many people, with the result broadly expected to go in favour of Remain. The legal implications raised reach far and wide, but the reality is that nobody knows exactly how the next few years are going to play ...

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    Virtual Competition

    E-commerce has brought us all closer to the promised land of competition – where ample choice, better quality and lower prices reside. Our online environment is seemingly delivering constant waves of innovation and competitive pressure. It has led to reduced barriers to entry, increased market access, increased market transparency and ...

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    Trade in a digital world: data need to fly


    The Internet has profoundly changed trade and global value chains and enabled start-ups and small businesses to access any market around the world. The Internet has profoundly changed trade and global value chains and enabled start-ups and small businesses to access any market around the world.

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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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    Brexit, Legal Professional Privilege and the European Union


    The UK’s exit from the European Union will have ramifications for legal professional privilege across the continent, and especially for lawyers qualified in England and Wales.