As part of the Women in Leadership in Law project, the men’s roundtables have ensured that we are engaging with all the profession on this issue.
The Law Society is once again a ‘global contributor’ to the World Bank’s flagship Doing Business report.
Applications are open for UK law firms to join a panel discussion for a delegation of senior dispute resolution practitioners from China on 7 June 2019.
Thursday, 30 May 2019, 14:00-16:00, 113 Chancery Lane, London, UK
On Thursday 25 and Friday 26 April 2019, Lizzette Robleto de Howarth and Lauren Thornton undertook the first Law Society mission to Croatia.
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.