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Howe & Co wins against Kingsley Napley on Wetherspoon Traveller racism row

19-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Kingsley Napley client JD Wetherspoon has been ordered to pay £24,000 to a number of Irish travellers represented by Howe & Co following a Central London County Court ruling of “direct racial discrimination” by the pub chain on Monday (18 May).

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Human Rights Act to be scrapped under Conservative Government

8-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Conservative manifesto promise to immediately scrap the 1998 Human Rights Act (HRA) on winning the 2015 general election is nearing reality as David Cameron’s party wins an overall majority.

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Government admits procedures for handling legally-privileged information are unlawful

19-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The Government has admitted that the security services’ procedures for handling legally-privileged communications do not meet the requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin

George Clooney effect wreaks havoc on Doughty Street website

30-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Doughty Street Chambers has been forced to upgrade its website hosting arrangements to cope with a surge in traffic following the nuptials of member Amal Alamuddin and Hollywood star George Clooney.

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Doughty Street restructures clerks' room to focus on business development

29-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Doughty Street has restructured its clerking team to focus on practice areas and beefed up its criminal team, adding 2 Hare Court’s Maurice MacSweeney as a new business development director.

London

Doughty Street public law exits mount post-Jackson as Paul Bowen QC moves to Brick Court

19-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Doughty Street has lost another public law silk with the exit of Paul Bowen QC to Brick Court, just months after a five-barrister team left Doughty Street for Monckton Chambers.

women

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

15-Jul-2013

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

Supreme Court

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.

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