Gender targets are trendy, but they are also essential

9-Jun-2014 | By Katy Dowell

More power to gender diversity initiatives, as Linklaters gets on board

Simon Foreshaw

Religion vs sex: sex wins again


The perceived clash of rights does not really stand up, as the law cannot protect subjective content

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Troops protected by Human Rights Act wherever they are, rules Supreme Court

19-Jun-2013 | By Katy Dowell

Soldiers serving in the British armed forces will be protected by the Human Rights Act (HRA) wherever they are based, the Supreme Court ruled this morning.


#saveUKjustice: The story since 9 April video

28-May-2013 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Hundreds of lawyers gathered outside the Houses of Parliament on 22 May to protest against the government’s legal aid cuts.


Magnitsky hearing postponed as mother urges Russian lawyers to boycott trial

29-Jan-2013 | By Ruth Green

The preliminary hearing of the posthumous trial of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky has been postponed after his family and their lawyers refused to take part in the trial.


Victory for Dingemans and Aughton Ainsworth in ECHR religion case

15-Jan-2013 | By Joanne Harris

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has delivered a mixed verdict in four landmark religious liberty cases this morning, finding that British Airways (BA) discriminated against a cross-wearing employee but dismissing the other three appeals.

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Human rights barristers await European ruling in joined religious liberty cases

14-Jan-2013 | By Sam Chadderton

Top human rights barristers are awaiting a significant judgment on four landmark religious liberty cases this week.

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Clifford Chance's fight for Chagos Islanders fails in ECHR

3-Jan-2013 | By Joanne Harris

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that claims against the UK Government by Chagos Islanders are inadmissible, seven years after the case was filed.

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Mother of dead Russian lawyer Magnitsky makes plea to ECHR

19-Oct-2012 | By Ruth Green

The mother of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer who died in November 2009 while being detained in a Moscow prison cell, has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to declare that Russia has violated the European Convention of Human Rights in relation to Magnitsky’s death.

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Does EU law protect ‘obese workers’ from discrimination? download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 29-Aug-2014

Obesity is estimated to affect around one in four UK adults. The EU advocate-general’s recent non-binding opinion may give rise to significant implications for employers.

Relationships at work: navigating the emotional and legal minefields download subscription

Shoosmiths 28-Aug-2014

Can and should office relationships be allowed or does the home connection lead to domestic issues pervading the working environment?

HMRC proposed debt recovery powers criticised download subscription

IBB Solicitors 28-Aug-2014

Leading trade organisations have criticised plans outlined by George Osborne to allow HMRC to take taxes directly from taxpayers’ bank accounts.

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Jocelyn Cockburn

Adversity challenger

17 September 2012 | By Sam Chadderton

Nobody fights harder in tough civil action cases than Jocelyn Cockburn, a trait that saw her crowned The Lawyer’s Partner of the Year 2012

Lorrainne Brennan, Guglielmo Verdirame

Global exchange - in association with The Open University

16 July 2012

The growing importance of public international law and global human rights practices were examined at The Lawyer’s latest roundtable discussion

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Jean Bursle and Matthew Edwards report on how the Australian property market and the recognition of native title have found some middle ground

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You can make a difference


Lawyers can get involved in the fight against poverty by supporting pro bono initiatives


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The UK is leading the way on business and human rights, but others will be following soon 


Divorce cut is the deepest


Excluding lawyers from the divorce process is a false economy that will only pile on the agony

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