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    G7 Bars call on Iran to release human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

    Today, Bar Associations and Law Societies of the G7 countries have renewed calls for Nasrin Sotoudeh’s immediate release.

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    English Law Week in Russia 2019

    2019-11-22T16:34:00Z

    The Law Society and Bar Council of England and Wales held its tenth anniversary English Law Week in Russia 11-15 November

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    LAWASIA Annual Conference, Hong Kong

    2019-11-20T17:05:00Z

    Our President discussed rule of law, legal professional privilege, and market developments for the legal profession in Hong Kong at the 32 nd  LAWASIA Annual Conference. Read more about the highlights of the Conference.

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    Law Society publishes factsheet on lawyers in Turkey

    2019-11-20T14:10:00Z

    Erosion of Judicial Independence and Attacks on Lawyers in Turkey. The situation for lawyers has worsened since the failed coup in 2016. There is a widespread and systematic persecution of members of the legal profession in Turkey. Approximately 599 lawyers have been arrested and detained, 1546 lawyers prosecuted, and ...

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    Legal Life in…Greece

    2019-11-14T16:34:00Z

    Interview with Nicholas Konstantinides

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    Law Society sends letter on Mexican lawyer

    2019-11-11T14:34:00Z

    The Law Society is concerned about the security situation of the lawyer Maricela Vásquez and her colleagues who work at the Paso del Norte Human Rights Centre in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. The Centre provides legal and psychosocial assistance to victims of serious human rights violations, such as torture, extrajudicial killings ...

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    International Human Rights Day 2019 Seminar

    2019-11-05T14:59:00Z

    “The Rise of Authoritarianism – Lawyers Upholding the Rule of Law” – seminar International Human Rights Day 2019 Recent years have seen a rise in authoritarianism, also in Europe. This has negative consequences for the rule of law and independence of the legal profession. For example, in Poland legislation ...

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    Law Society sends letter on Nepalese lawyer

    2019-11-05T14:12:00Z

    The Law Society has sent a letter to Nepalese authorities to express concern around the safety of Badri Bhusal, a Nepalese lawyer, human rights defender, and chair of the Collective Campaign for Pease - a national network of 43 peace and human rights non-governmental organisations from 29 different districts in ...

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    Legal Life in…Germany

    2019-11-04T16:49:00Z

    Interview with Gordon Christian

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    5th Arab Lawyers Forum to take place in London in 2020

    2019-11-01T12:19:00Z

    5th Arab Lawyers Forum, London 23-24 March 2020

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    Kazakhstan becomes a recognised QLTS jurisdiction

    2019-10-29T14:11:00Z

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority has added Kazakhstan to its list of recognised jurisdictions. Kazakh-qualified lawyers will now be eligible for the Qualified Lawyer Transfer Scheme (QLTS) to become a solicitor in England and Wales.

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    Law Society sends letter on death threats made against Colombian lawyer

    2019-10-28T11:51:00Z

    The Law Society has sent a letter to Colombian authorities to express grave concern about death threats – and other security incidents – against the lawyer Germán Romero Sánchez. Mr. Romero Sánchez legally represents victims of serious human rights violations, such as extrajudicial executions, in cases brought against high-ranking ...

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    Commonwealth Legal Forum - The Commonwealth at 70 event

    2019-10-28T11:23:00Z

    The Commonwealth Legal Forum are hosting a lecture on Monday 9 December 2019 on ’Maintaining the Rule of Law’ to be delivered by The Rt Hon. Lady Arden of Heswall DBE. The event will be hosted at Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HX with the ...

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    European Lawyers Day 2019: Legal Aid in Criminal matters

    This podcast marks European Lawyers Day 2019, this year focusing on the right to legal aid in criminal matters and access to a lawyer when detained in prison. Our distinguished panel of experts met to explore the current situation across England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, comparing common law ...

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    UK-Belgian Bars Agreement

    The legal professions of the UK and Belgium come together to sign a Memorandum of Understanding at the Opening of the Legal Year.

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    Law Society and the Tahrir Institute publish advocacy factsheet on Egypt

    2019-10-09T14:00:00Z

    Ahead of Egypt’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Pre-Session, the Law Society and the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) issued an Advocacy Fact Sheet that complements the joint stakeholder report that the two organisations published in March 2019 as part of the UPR process. The UPR is ...

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    International Statement of Solidarity with killed Dutch lawyer

    2019-10-08T12:33:00Z

    On 4 October 2019, a memorial service was organized for Dutch lawyer Derk Wiersum. On this day, a international solidarity statement signed by 34 organizations including the Law Society. Mr. Wiersum, a well-respected lawyer and deputy judge, was shot in broad daylight right outside his house in Amsterdam in ...

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    32nd LAWASIA Conference 2019

    2019-10-07T10:05:00Z

    LAWASIA’s flagship event will this year be held in Hong Kong SAR from 5 to 8 November 2019.

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    Visit from the Bar Council of India

    2019-10-04T10:53:00Z

    Our President and Vice President greeted a delegation of twelve members from the Bar Council of India at the Law Society of England Wales on Wendesday 3 October.

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    Join our business development mission to Japan

    2019-09-27T13:00:00Z

    Want to expand your practice into Japan? We are seeking UK law firms to join our business development mission to Japan from 17 - 18 February 2020