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Russian Law Week 2018: Legal Dialogue Без границ

Following the success of the fourth Russian Law Week conference in London and English Law Week 2017 in Moscow and St Petersburg,  the Law Society and the Bar Council in partnership with the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation, the Moscow Chamber of Advocates, the St Petersburg Chamber of Advocates, the British Russian Law Association, and the Anglo-Russian Law Association are organising the fifth Russian Law Week conference in London from 12 to 13 November 2018.  Russian ...

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Focus on Russia: Challenges and Opportunities

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.  Oliver Napoleon Hill, an American Writer (1883-1970)

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Legal Life for a Chinese firm in... London

Yuhua Yang, Partner at Llinks London office tells us what it’s like working for a Chinese firm in London

Vice President Christina Blacklaws talking to attendees of the UK-China Rule of Law Roundtable

Vice President gives speech at the 2nd UK-China Rule of Law Roundtable

Christina Blacklaws comments on our collaboration with China and rule of law in the digital age

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Violations of rights of human rights lawyers in China

10 May 2018

The Law Society sent an intervention letter to Chiense authorities to raise concern over various cases concerning human rights lawyers in China. 

Concern over the criminalization of human rights defenders in Honduras

27 April 2018

The Law Society sent an intervention letter to raise concern over various cases of threats, criminalization, harrassment and murder of human rights defenders in Honduras. 

Trial of the murder of the human rights lawyer U Ko Ni in Myanmar

18 April 2018

The Law Society sent an intervention letter on the case of the murder of the Burmese human rights lawyer U Ko Ni. 

The Law Society welcomes delegates from the India-UK Legal Exchange Programme

21 February 2018

On Friday 16 February 2018, a group of legal professionals and aspiring law students from India visited the Law Society. 

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Honduran Human Rights Defender, Dina Meza, visits the Law Society

2 February 2018

On 31 January 2018, Dina Meza, the celebrated independent journalist and human rights defender, founder of PEN-Honduras, recipient of the 2007 special Amnesty International UK prize for journalists at risk, and the 2014 Oxfam/Novib PEN International Freedom of Expression prize, visited the Law Society.

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English Law Week - join us in Mexico City from 3-5 September

The Law Society, in partnership with the Bar Council, Mexican Chamber of Commerce, Barra Mexicana, ANADE, and INCAM are organising an English Law Week in Mexico City, 3-5 September 2018.

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Opportunity for law firms to host a lawyer from Latin America

Applications are now open for firms to host a lawyer from Latin America for a one or two week placement in in London in May 2018.

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  • Profits soar at Addleshaws

    International firm Addleshaw Goddard has today posted record results, with global revenue up 23% on last year to £242m.

    Profit rose 36% to £87m, while the firm maintains strong cash reserves of £34m despite significant investment in staff and infrastructure.

    Both revenue and profit have grown year on year for the past four years.

    Addleshaws expanded into Scotland in June 2017 through a merger with HBJ. Throughout the year it has added 30 new partners across England, Scotland, Asia and the Middle East.

    Managing partner John Joyce said: ‘Income is now nearly 50% greater than 2013, continuing the upward trajectory of the last four years in terms of higher revenues, improved profitability and stronger cash position.

    ‘This has been driven most recently by our successful expansion into Scotland, ongoing investment in priority sectors and global infrastructure, as well as in the further development of our “intelligent delivery” model [combining technology, process improvements and legal project management techniques], all of which is helping us to better support and service clients.’

    He added: ‘Alongside new mandates and panel positions, it is particularly pleasing to see organic growth in key areas such as corporate and infrastructure which we will look to build out further this year, helped by the success we have enjoyed in adding substantially to the strength in depth of our partner team in the UK and internationally. They are all key developments and confidence has never been higher.

    ‘The firm’s platform has never been better and with the platform we have created we retain huge ambition to build further on it.’

  • Window on the world

    Protectionism is back and the world’s rules-based system of trade and dispute settlement is coming under severe stress.

  • China throws hat into ring as international dispute resolution hub

    Two new courts will preside over high value disputes, top court announces.