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Here are all the posts from October 2018.

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Justice isn't being served

29 October 2018

As lawyers, we are really good at talking about "access to justice". I have used that phrase countless times over the past few years.

Westminster weekly update: Finance Bill Sub-Committee and the Courts and Tribunals Bill

25 October 2018

The government is currently considering the evidence submitted as part of its review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, which provides an important opportunity to bring back legal aid for early advice.

Pro bono – good for the community, good for lawyers too

22 October 2018

What is pro bono work? It is free legal advice or help provided by lawyers to the public. Lawyers have always done pro bono work. 

Can algorithms ever be fair?

17 October 2018

Algorithms and data are increasingly influencing the justice system. Professor Sofia Olhede and Dr Patrick Wolf explain the basics all lawyers should understand. 

Westminster weekly update: No deal technical notices and justice oral questions

16 October 2018

Last week, the government published a further 28 Brexit no deal technical notices on professional services, which includes contingency plans for EU lawyers practising in the UK.

It’s good to talk

09 October 2018

It all began for me at university. Up to that date, my life had essentially been one of carefree fun, with little or no real responsibility. 

Westminster weekly update: Parliament returns from conferences to justice questions and Counter-Terrorism Bill

08 October 2018

Parliament returns from its conference recess this week, and justice-related issues will take centre-stage as the Lord Chancellor and his ministerial team face questions in the House of Commons on Tuesday morning.

Westminster weekly update: Liberal Democrat and Labour Conferences

02 October 2018

Party Conference season is well underway, with the Liberal Democrat and Labour Conferences taking place over the last two weeks, and the Conservative Conference currently happening in Birmingham.

Black History Month 2018: celebrating diversity in our profession

01 October 2018

This year marks the 9th year in which the Law Society is celebrating Black History Month. It's particularly heartening to see the number of Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) solicitors has continued to increase.

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