An in-house counsel and her solicitor husband among victims of Sri Lanka blasts that killed more than 300 people on Easter Sunday, some perpetrators “held degrees, LLMs”
The Sri Lankan government has been forced to defend its decision to hire global firm Baker & McKenzie for a 12-week spate of legal work amid reports that the firm is practicing Sri Lankan law in Colombo.
The Indian state of West Bengal is braced to see a fall in tax revenue this year after Tata Steel, Cadbury and other multinationals challenged one of its tax laws.
The International Bar Association has had to cancel the conference it planned to hold in Sri Lanka after the government revoked visas for conference speakers.
Lawyers are urging a boycott of November's Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Sri Lanka because of a lack of judicial independence in the country.
Sri Lanka should be suspended from the Councils of the Commonwealth after being linked to serious breaches of the rule of law and judicial independence, the representative of lawyers in England and Wales has claimed.
A group of leading international human rights lawyers has ditched a planned visit to Sri Lanka this week, blaming a last minute withdrawal of permission to enter the country.
Furious lawyers in Sri Lanka shunned the inauguration of the country's recently-appointed chief justice in protest at the impeachment of his predecessor.
Sri Lankan lawyers today pledged support to the country's chief justice after she walked out of impeachment hearings, further damaging relations between the south Asian country's legislature and judiciary.
The Sri Lankan Bar Association has taken action against the speaker of the parliament and an 11-member select committee in opposition to an investigation into Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake involving allegations of abuse of power.
Sri Lanka's legal profession has become increasingly uneasy over the last few days as tensions between the country's leaders and its judges have mounted - with one senior figure being attacked so badly he required hospital treatment.
Lawyers in Sri Lanka have protested over the last few days against a government minister who allegedly intimidated a magistrate in the Tamil dominated district of Mannar.