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

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.


#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.

Dinah Rose QC

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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Human Rights Analysis

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

Land craft


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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Human Rights Opinion


You can make a difference


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


Human rights interest


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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Human Rights Briefings

President takes action meant to increase pay equity for employees of federal contractors download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 16-Apr-2014

President Obama has issued an executive order and a presidential memorandum aimed at ‘closing the persistent pay gap for women and minorities’.

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