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A call for urgent action to secure the release of two Turkish lawyers unlawfully and arbitrarily detained was today submitted to the United Nations.
Law Society president Jonathan Smithers wrote to the Financial Times, regarding the European Convention on Human Rights.
On 5 April, president of the Law Society Jonathan Smithers delivered a speech during a joint seminar with the French National Bar Council.
The Law Society has responded to news that the MoJ plans a six-fold rise in fees for people challenging immigration/asylum decisions.
David Anderson QC will award the Law Society's annual human rights essay prize at the Graham Turnbull memorial lecture next week.
Those who lack mental capacity must have access to independent representation in court hearings about their personal liberty, the Court of Protection rules.
Chinese human rights lawyers addressed a Law Society audience about the escalating repression in China and the risks and challenges facing lawyers.
This practice note explains how client confidentiality is affected by the failure to disclose offence provisions in the Terrorism Act 2000.
PACE requires that police interviews with suspects are recorded. You must ensure that interviews with clients who require a sign language interpreter are video recorded. This practice provides advice on how to meet the requirement.
The Law Society has again called for explicit statutory protection for legal professional privilege in its evidence to the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Joint Committee.
Our human rights programmes support the legal profession in upholding the rule of law and promoting and protecting human rights around the world.
From the Private Client Section: Alexis Hearnden looks at deprivation of liberty
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