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    Law Society hosts Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2020 event


    On 22 January 2020, the Law Society marked the Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2020 by organising a series of activities to raise awareness about the situation of lawyers at risk in Pakistan, which included a panel seminar with the participation of renowned lawyer Saif ul-Malook and author and academic ...

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    Law Society sends intervention letter to Chinese authorities


    The Law Society and Lawyers for Lawyers have written to the Chinese authorities to express grave concerns that actions were taken against several Chinese human rights lawyers in December 2019 and January 2020 that could be construed as harassment. It has been alleged that this harassment is connected to a ...

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    Business Environment in China Project


    The Law Society has commenced a joint Business Environment Project in China

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    Intervention Tracker 2019


    The Law Society launched its Intervention Tracker for the fourth time since 2016. This Tracker compiles information on letters sent by the Law Society in 2019 to authorities in countries where lawyers and human rights defenders (HRDs) are threatened because of the cases they work on or the clients they ...

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    Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2020


    Join us on 22 January 2020, for our annual Day of the Endangered Lawyer event – this year - focused on Pakistan

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    The British-Albanian Lawyers Association 4th Anniversary Party

    The BALA is hosting a celebration in London to mark its fourth anniversary

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    Latin American Young Lawyers’ Exchange Programme - Lawyer and Host Applications now open!


    Are you a young lawyer from South America looking to experience the legal culture of England and Wales? Or are you a UK firm looking to expand your contacts in Latin America? Look no further than the Law Society’s long-running Latin America Exchange Programme!

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    Competition Section Seminar: UNCTAD

    Join us at the Law Society in London on 11 February 2020

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    LAWASIA Environmental Law Conference: ”The tide is high; the time is nigh” – climate change and the Pacific


    Registrations are now open for the LAWASIA Environmental Law Conference in the Pacific 2020, to be held in Fiji from Friday 3 to Saturday 4 April 2020.

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    Law Society sends letter on Egyptian lawyer


    The Law Society is concerned about the arrest and enforced disappearance of Mohamed El-Baqer, a human rights lawyer and Director of Adalah Centre for Rights and Freedoms. Mohamed El-Baqer was arrested at the State Security Prosecution premises on 29 September whilst he was meeting with his client, Alaa Abdel Fattah, ...

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    International Human Rights Day Seminar 2019


    “The Rise of Authoritarianism – Lawyers Upholding the Rule of Law” – International Human Rights Day seminar 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, ...

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    Law Society signs MoU with Warsaw Bar Association


    Today the Law Society of England and Wales, hosted a joint event in London with the Warsaw Bar Association of Advocates.

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    Law Society sends letter on Russian lawyer


    The Law Society is concerned about the ongoing judicial harassment of Russian human rights lawyer Mikhail Benyash. We have previously written an intervention letter on his behalf regarding his arrest on 17 December 2018. Mikhail Benyash was violently arrested on 23 September 2018 whilst providing legal ...

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    Joint Mission to Guatemala on Rule of Law December 2020


    Our International Programmes Manager joined forces with leading rule of law organisations on a fact-finding mission to Guatemala.

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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


    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


    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


    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


    Interview with Nicholas Konstantinides

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    Law Society sends letter on Mexican lawyer


    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 ...