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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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#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.

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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.

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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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Scottish same-sex marriage provisions published download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 18-Nov-2014

The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 became law in March. The Scottish government intends to bring the necessary provisions into force by 16 December.

BWB Employment Insight: obesity in the workplace — how big a problem? download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 17-Nov-2014

The prospect that obesity could be seen as a disability raises various questions, including what steps employers might take to ensure that its workforce is healthy.

Trust me — I’m a solicitor: an introduction to legal professional privilege download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 12-Nov-2014

The doctrine of legal professional privilege has been at the heart of the lawyer-client relationship since its origins in the 16th century.

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