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City group aims to set up foreign forum

CITY lawyers have launched an initiative to establish a forum for foreign lawyers in a bid to make the City a more attractive base for solicitors from overseas. The City of London Law Society is behind the initiative and reports an enthusiastic response from about 80 foreign lawyers who attended a symposium organised by the […]

In brief: UK soon to adopt human rights law

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In the 1970s and 1980s the main subject of complaints received by local authorities about council housing was disrepair. Today these problems have largely been overcome, and they have been replaced by the problem of “neighbours from hell”. National and regional media have been swift to list complaints of antisocial behaviour by tenants on housing […]

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