- Civil Litigation
- Ethnic Minority Lawyers
- Human Rights
- Junior Lawyers
On the Day of the Endangered Lawyer (24 January 2017), Robert Bourns, President of the Law Society of England and Wales, gave a speech in solidarity with all lawyers at risk in various jurisdictions.
The Law Society of England and Wales expressed its concern over the killing of the human rights defender Jeremy Barrios in Guatemala and the increasing unsafe environment for human rights defenders and lawyers in the country.
The Law Society is concerned about the imprisonment of the two human rights lawyers Buzurgmehr Yorov and Nuriddin Makhkamov in Tajikistan. We respectfully urge the Government of Tajikistan to ensure that the conditions of detention of the two lawyers comply with international human rights standards and that appeal mechanisms are made available to the lawyers.
The Law Society of England and Wales and the organisation Lawyers for Lawyers sent a joint letter to the Turkish President Erdogan to extend concern over the arrest of the lawyer Levent Piskin.
The Law Society sent an intervention letter to express its concern over the detention of the Chinese human rights lawyer Xia Lin, who was sentenced to a 12 years imprisonment on fraud charges.
Human Rights Committee Chair Tony Fisher discusses the principles underpinning Business and Human Rights and their implications for practitioners.
Senior associate from Clifford Chance fills us in on the latest with the Modern Slavery Act and how law firms should produce their own Section 54 statements.
Session 8: The role of the Charter of Fundamental Rights within the EU legal framework and its relevance for the UK legal order