Human Rights News
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.
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.
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.
More power to gender diversity initiatives, as Linklaters gets on board
The perceived clash of rights does not really stand up, as the law cannot protect subjective content
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.
Hundreds of lawyers gathered outside the Houses of Parliament on 22 May to protest against the government’s legal aid cuts.
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.
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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MPs are using the second reading of the Serious Crime Bill to call for changes to the Children and Young Person Act 1933.
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Bates Wells Braithwaite has released the 8 January 2015 issue of its BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises.
Plans to strip police forces in England and Wales of powers to handle complaints against their own officers seem entirely sensible.