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The role of justice in unlocking economic growth

30 September 2019

William McSweeney is the Law Society’s technology and law policy adviser, working on the impact of key emerging technologies on the law.

Grenfell two years on – the public inquiry into a preventable disaster

20 June 2019

Remy Mohamed is a solicitor and the Grenfell project coordinator. Two years have passed since the Grenfell Tower Fire on 14 June 2017 that resulted in the loss of 72 lives and made hundreds homeless.  

Walk for justice: Caring about access to justice in a time of cuts

24 April 2019

Rosa Coleman is a marketing and development officer at the charity London Legal Support Trust and blogs about how access to justice and legal aid is under threat, and what you can do to help.

Talent knows no borders: A day in the life of a business immigration solicitor

16 April 2019

Anne Morris, managing director of DavidsonMorris, explains that a day in the life of an immigration solicitor has changed somewhat since the June 2016 referendum result.

Westminster weekly update: Lord chancellor quizzed by Justice Committee on LASPO

08 April 2019

Your weekly update from the Law Society’s public affairs team on all the latest developments and debates in Parliament and across Whitehall.

Westminster weekly update: Fixed recoverable costs consultation launched

01 April 2019

Your weekly update from the Law Society’s public affairs team on all the latest developments and debates in Parliament and across Whitehall.

A stitch in time saves nine: support our early advice campaign

28 November 2018

Everyone knows that if you catch a problem early, you're more likely to stop it getting worse. The same is true for legal problems - most of the time, these are easier, and cheaper, to address early on.

Immigration enforcement failings: Time to get the Home Office house in order

12 November 2018

I am an immigration solicitor and read with interest the October press release with Christina Blacklaws highlighting procedural and cultural problems at the UK Home Office.

Westminster weekly update: Justice Week and the Budget

02 November 2018

In Parliament, the week has been dominated by the Budget. For justice however, the main highlight was the announcement of £21.5m extra funding for the 'wider justice system'.

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.

I'm detained, and it’s killing me

05 December 2017

I'm detained, but I'm not a criminal. I'm detained and no one can tell me when I'll be released. How do you respond to hearing such truths? This is the truth that many solicitors hear every day.

Making the legal system accessible to all - the Law Society’s vision for law and justice

18 May 2017

Along with priorities for the rule of law and Brexit, access to justice represents the third pillar of our Vision for Law and Justice we launched on 5 May.

Gender pay gap

09 November 2015

As part of #EqualPayDay, Asif Afridi and Roseanne Russell consider the gender pay gap and look at the legal framework that outlines employers' responsibilities.

Defending victims of human trafficking

29 October 2015

Philippa Southwell outlines some common indicators to identify victims of forced criminality and human trafficking, and explains what to do to help such individuals when representing them.

New policy developments come thick and fast

16 October 2015

Richard Messingham anticipates a highly active legislative period between now and Christmas now that parliament has returned, and provides an overview of the activity around the Immigration Bill.

Conference season ends and parliament returns

09 October 2015

Richard Messingham considers the end of the party conference season and looks ahead to the return of parliament.

Party conference season continues

02 October 2015

Richard Messingham outlines the Law Society's activity at the Conservative party conference, and provides an overview of the key policy debates, developments and announcements.

Westminster weekly update: welcome to our new blog

11 September 2015

Richard Messingham introduces the first of a series of blogs focusing on political updates, parliamentary briefings, and what's going on in Westminster.

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