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    Human rights law and the military

    Law Society president Robert Bourns wrote to the Telegraph regarding the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)

    22 September 2016
    Letter to editor

    Law Society comment on legal cases against UK troops in Iraq

    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.

    22 September 2016
    Press release

    MOJ consultation on proposed amendments to civil procedure rules and practice direction - Law Society response

    The Law Society has responded to the MOJ's consultation on proposed amendments to civil procedure rules and practice direction.

    19 August 2016
    Consultation response

    Business and human rights

    Robert Bourns discusses modern slavery and how law firms can advise clients on human rights.

    8 August 2016

    Attempts to limit human rights must be opposed

    Law Society president Jonathan Smithers wrote to the Financial Times, regarding the European Convention on Human Rights.

    4 May 2016
    Letter to editor

    Business and 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.

    21 April 2016


    This practice note explains how client confidentiality is affected by the failure to disclose offence provisions in the Terrorism Act 2000.

    13 January 2016
    Practice note

    Police interviews involving sign language interpreters

    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.

    21 December 2015
    Practice note

    Law Society calls for statutory protection for legal professional privilege

    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.

    15 December 2015

    Working with transgender employees

    This practice note is designed to help everyone in your firm to work respectfully with transgender people.

    20 November 2015
    Practice note
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