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BIG STORIES | CRISIS MANAGEMENT

French lawmakers consider disabling internet access during crises

Law enforcement officials in France are reportedly considering proposals to restrict the use of public wi-fi and access to the Dark Net (Tor) netw....

BIG STORIES | EXTREMISM BILL

Senate Intelligence Committee to revive counter-terror social media bill

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D.California) of the Senate Intelligence Committee is now pushing for a renewed raft of legislation that would tighten scrut....

BIG STORIES | SEX CRIMES

Crown Office hosts sexual offences conference

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) hosted a major conference focused on sexual offences on Friday 4 December.....

BIG STORIES | JUDICIAL REVIEW

High Court rules on judicial review

The High Court will today judge whether to grant permission for a review of the government's tender for new legal aid contracts.....

BIG STORIES | HISTORIC MOVE

Law Society of Scotland moves premises

The Law Society of Scotland is operating from its Victorian townhouse offices in Drumsheugh Gardens for the last time today.....

BIG STORIES | COMBATING IS

UK MPs vote to expand airstrikes into Syria

MPs have overwhelmingly backed UK air strikes against so-called Islamic State in Syria, by 397 votes to 223, after an impassioned debate in the Ho....

GLOBAL VIEW | HEALTHCARE DATA

US justices cast doubt on Vermont healthcare data law

The US Supreme Court on Wednesday indicated that Vermont and 17 other states could be prevented from collecting healthcare details from certain employ....

GLOBAL VIEW | DATA LAW

Law enforcement digs in against email subpoena legislation

Law enforcement officials and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) remain concerned about an email privacy bill intended to update a 30-ye....

BIG STORIES | REGULATION ISSUES

Bar Standards Board concerned by low number of entities

After a decision by the Bar Standards Board to downgrade expectation of income from the new business structures, concerns have arisen regarding the fi....

GLOBAL VIEW | DPA

Bribery case prompts first deferred prosecution agreement

A bribe linked to a $600 million sovereign loan to Tanzania was at the heart of the UK's first deferred prosecution agreement; agreed in court yes....

BIG STORIES | LAW FIRM AWARDS

Shoosmiths named firm of the year at British legal awards

National law firm Shoosmiths was awarded 'UK Law Firm of the Year' at Legal Week's British Legal Awards ceremony in London on Friday.....

GLOBAL VIEW | LAWYER VICTIM

Turkish local bar president shot dead in southeastern city

A leading Turkish lawyer was shot dead yesterday after making a speech urging for a cessation of hostilities between Turkish security forces and Kurdi....

BIG STORIES | CONFLICTING DUTIES

Negligence case could lead to duty of care ruling breaking doctor-patient confidentiality

A women who found out she has the same degenerative neurological disease gene as her father, and that her child of five has a 50/50 chance of having i....

GLOBAL VIEW | DATA REGULATION

Police, DAs and prosecutors bid for enhanced encrypted data access

District attorneys, police chiefs and prosecutors across America launched a reinvigorated campaign push for federal legislation that would provide inv....

BIG STORIES | LEGAL FEES

£500k magic circle Eurostar sell-off fee defended by Treasury

The Treasury has rebuffed critics of the decision to use lawyers from magic circle firms to provide legal counsel over the transfer of the Government&....

BIG STORIES | POLITICAL ACTION

MPs call for abolition of criminal courts charge

A report from the cross-party group of MPs of the House of Commons Justice Committee has revealed 'grave misgivings' about the criminal co....

BIG STORIES | DATA REGULATION

UK Court of Appeal seeks data law clarification from highest EU court

The London-based Court of Appeal has requested the Court of the Justice of the EU (CJEU) clarify whether EU countries are bound by a previous judg....

GLOBAL VIEW | IMMIGRATION POLICY

Obama takes immigration row to the High Court

The US Department of Justice has formally appealed to the Supreme Court to overturn the court order that has blocked the president's executive pol....

BIG STORIES | INVESTIGATION

Law Society calls for parliamentary probe of legal aid procurement

The Law Society has requested an urgent investigation into the government's procurement of criminal legal aid contracts.....

 

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