Latest advice and information for civil liberties and human rights practitioners.
Lawyers must never be persecuted for defending human rights, the Law Society has said on International Human Rights Day (10 December 2018).
Fundamental legal rights could be put at risk if the government proceeds with the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill in its current form, the Law Society of England and Wales warned today.
A landmark ruling from the Court of Appeal that ensures clients seeking legal advice when they fear prosecution will have their confidentiality protected.
Clinical negligence victims will be the main casualties in government plans to save the NHS money if adequate time is not taken to get the process of fixing costs right, the Law Society has warned.
The state must protect vulnerable people from being deprived of their liberty without proper legal safeguards, the Law Society of England and Wales said following a stinging ruling in the Court of Protection.
Christina Blacklaws responds to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council's universal periodic review of the UK.
Law Society president Joe Egan responded to David Lammy's review of the treatment of BAME individuals in the criminal justice system.
An independent judiciary is fundamental to democracy and the rule of law.
Proposals to opt out of international human rights agreements in future conflicts are misguided and risk stripping people - including British troops - of their rights, the Law Society of England and Wales said today.
The Supreme Court's decision in favour of the rights of an unmarried woman to her late partner's pension was today welcomed by the Law Society.
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