Ethnic Minority Lawyers anchor links – Page 5

  • Nicola Sims
    Feature

    Working together

    2014-03-11T00:00:00Z

    Nichola Sims explains the extensive information that charities need from solicitors when a legacy is bequested to them, and provides a template letter drawn up by the Institute of Legacy Managememt to show solicitors what to expect from a charity’s first contact

  • Rohan Armes
    Feature

    Wealth of advice

    2014-03-11T00:00:00Z

    Rohan Armes explores the role of an investment manager in giving life to a financial settlement after a divorce, and explains the factors that must be considered when investing a lump sum settlement

  • Philip Munro
    Feature

    King Kong

    2014-03-11T00:00:00Z

    The reform of the Hong Kong trustee ordinance, which came into force in December 2013, is likely to make Hong Kong more attractive as a jurisdiction of choice for trusts, especially for high-value estates. Philip Munro and Karen Lai explain

  • Julie Butler
    Feature

    Trading places

    2014-03-11T00:00:00Z

    A number of recent cases point to a worrying new trend by HM Revenue Customs, whereby it assesses farms as investment rather than trading businesses – which do not therefore qualify for business property relief. Julie Butler explains what action farmers need to take

  • Wills & Inheritance Quality Scheme
    News

    First firms accredited for WIQS

    2014-03-11T00:00:00Z

    The Law Society has accredited the first group of law firms to its new Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS). So far, more than 40 firms have been accredited, with this number increasing as applications are processed by the Law Society. The scheme, which opened for applications last October, ...

  • News

    New offence of ill-treatment

    2014-03-11T00:00:00Z

    Following the Francis Report, which was the final report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, the Department of Health has accepted the recommendation of the National Advisory Group on the Safety of Patients in England to develop a new criminal offence of ill-treatment or wilful neglect. ...

  • SRA
    News

    Looking for a will?

    2014-03-11T00:00:00Z

    If you are looking for a missing will, the first port of call will probably be local solicitors or law society. However, if the firm holding the will has been subject to an intervention by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), its closed files will be stored by the SRA. The ...

  • News

    The legal future: the view from Canada

    2014-09-10T16:06:00Z

    Those caught up in the legal futures discourse in Canada can’t help but notice something important – the future has already arrived.

  • podcast
    News

    Podcast available - Colombia Law Day

    2014-10-17T16:02:00Z

    Listen to the informative afternoon seminar discussing the opportunities for UK-Colombian trade.

  • Competiton
    FAQ

    About the Law Society Competition Section

    Find out about the Competition Section and our executive committee

  • News

    Human rights update now online for September 2014

    2014-10-06T14:15:00Z

    Our updates include news about the Law Society’s human rights activities, volunteering and job opportunities, events and training. If you would like to receive our free updates please email sarah.j.smith@lawsociety.org.uk  

  • News

    Human rights update now available for October 2014

    2014-10-06T14:07:00Z

    Our updates include news about the Law Society’s human rights activities, volunteering and job opportunities, events and training. If you would like to receive our free updates please email sarah.j.smith@lawsociety.org.uk  

  • Human rights
    News

    ​Law Society reiterates concerns over Human Rights Act

    2014-10-06T13:34:00Z

    In light of the proposals set out of by the Conservatives today, the Law Society reiterates its position in defence of the Human Rights Act. The Law Society stands by its initial response to the proposed bill of rights in 2011: the Human Rights Act should be retained, not ...

  • News

    Law Society provides evidence to investigatory powers review

    2014-10-06T13:42:00Z

    In providing evidence to the investigatory powers review, the Law Society has called for a revision and clarification of the UK’s regulatory framework for investigatory powers. The evidence focused on the following key points: need for greater clarity need for proportionality respect for privacy ...

  • News

    Law Society responds to Cameron’s call to scrap Human Rights Act

    2014-10-06T13:45:00Z

    The Law Society stands by its initial response to the proposed bill of rights in 2011: the Human Rights Act should be retained, not replaced. The Conservative’s suggested bill of rights would be an unnecessary duplication and complication in the protection of human rights. The Human Rights Act ...

  • Paul Sagar
    Analysis

    Spotlight: Co-operative Bank plc v Phillips

    2014-10-06T14:18:00Z

    The High Court has considered the circumstances in which possession proceedings commenced by a lender will be considered collateral to its powers.

  • News

    Human rights update now online for August 2014

    2014-10-06T14:27:00Z

    Our updates include news about the Law Society’s human rights activities, volunteering and job opportunities, events and training. If you would like to receive our free updates please email sarah.j.smith@lawsociety.org.uk  

  • News

    Indonesia: Mr Gustaf Kawer – Lawyer at risk

    2014-10-06T14:40:00Z

    The Law Society is deeply concerned for Mr Gustaf Kawer, a human rights lawyer in Papua, who we understand is being investigated for and has received several summons in relation to crimes committed under Articles 211 and 212 of the Indonesian Criminal Code. We understand that these provisions of the ...

  • News

    Malaysia: Mr Edmund Bon – Lawyer at risk

    2014-10-06T14:43:00Z

    The Law Society is concerned by the recent opening of an investigation by police in Malaysia under the Sedition Act 1948 (“the Act”) against Mr Edmund Bon, an advocate at Bon Advocates in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Mr Bon has confirmed to news sources that an investigation under the Act ...

  • News

    Philippines: Killing of Lawyer

    2014-10-06T14:49:00Z

    The Law Society notes Attorney Felicio was involved in important and often controversial legal work, for which he may have been targeted. His work included launching a private prosecution against those allegedly responsible for the 1986 kidnap, torture and murder of Filipino trade union leader Rolando Olalia and his ...