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This practice note is intended to help solicitors comply with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 by providing practical advice and highlighting examples of good practice.
The Law Society has organised a series of events during the Human Rights Week 2016.
Notes of the Law Society president Robert Bourns' speech given at IBA launch event
This practice note outlines the main provisions of the relevant conventions and protocols and highlights the duty to enquire and, if necessary, investigate further, any credible claim that an individual has been a victim of trafficking.
Statement from Law Society president Robert Bourns on the importance of human rights.
Measures aimed at eliminating a small number of vexatious claims risk removing legitimate rights from people, including from our armed forces.
Read the response of Law Society chief executive Catherine Dixon to IBA presidential taskforce
Law Society president Robert Bourns wrote to the Telegraph regarding the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)
Nothing should undermine the independence of the legal profession, the rule of law, and the separation of powers which are fundamental to a strong and diverse society.
The Law Society has responded to the MOJ's consultation on proposed amendments to civil procedure rules and practice direction.
Our human rights programmes support the legal profession in upholding the rule of law and promoting and protecting human rights around the world.
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