Following on from our successful English Law Summit last year, the Law Society in partnership with the Bar Council of England and Wales, organised a second English Law Summit in Nur-Sultan. Read all about it.
On 3 April 2019, our panel of experts discussed the economy, political and legal system; legal and regulatory framework; and current business opportunities in the Philippines – outlining a number of new initiatives aimed at facilitating trade and investment between the UK and the region.
Capitalising on its ECOSOC status* and led by President Christina Blacklaws, the Law Society sent its first delegation to the 63rd UN-Commission on the Status of Women** (UN-CSW) that took place in New York. Lizzette Robleto de Howarth (International Programmes Manager) and Stephanie Brown (International Policy Assistant for Africa, Middle East and the Americas) also attended on behalf of the Law Society. A great deal of preparation went into ensuring that we had a high profile ...
The Law Society sent a joint letter to Chinese authorities on the situation of lawyer Wang Quanzhang. This lawyer was convicted and sentenced on charges of “subversion of state power” to four years and six months imprisonment, as well as banned from exercising his political rights and carrying out his profession. His previous arbitrary arrest, enforced disappearance, prolonged pre-trial detention, lack of a public trial, lack of access to a legal representative of his own choosing, ...
In March 2019, Iranian lawyer and human rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh was sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes. The Law Society have issued an intervention letter calling for her immediate release.
3rd cycle UPR review of Egypt
Read about our successful conference in Kyiv, Ukraine.
The Law Society partnered with a number of organisations to hold the first ever English Law Week in Mexico City, Mexico.
The Law Society partnered with a number of organisations to organise the fifth Russian Law Week conference in London from 12 to 14 November 2018.
The Law Society is seeking the views and experiences of solicitors and barristers of England and Wales who provide legal services in the USA and who have undertaken or are considering undertaking requalification as an attorney through a US state bar exam.