whitehall

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).

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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.

Barristers

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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#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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Clarkson ‘fracas’ gives rise to some common disciplinary questions download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 23-Mar-2015

It’s unlikely that anyone has managed to avoid hearing about the ‘fracas’ which took place between Jeremy Clarkson and a BBC producer. Employers across the UK are regularly faced with similar unexpected incidents.

How transparent is your supply chain? Effect of the Modern Slavery Bill download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 19-Mar-2015

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co looks at the transparency measure in the Modern Slavery Bill, the effect this may have on businesses and how businesses can prepare themselves.

Does race discrimination include caste discrimination? download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 2-Mar-2015

A recent case considered whether to strike out a caste discrimination claim on the basis that caste is not expressly stated in the Equality Act 2010.

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