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    Business and Human Rights: An overview

    Human Rights Committee chair Tony Fisher discusses the principles underpinning Business and Human Rights and their implications for practitioners.

    9 February 2017

    Law firms and section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act

    Senior associate from Clifford Chance fills us in on the latest with the Modern Slavery Act and how law firms should produce their own Section 54 statements.

    9 February 2017

    Supreme Court Denise Brewster decision boost for equality

    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.

    8 February 2017
    Press release

    Day of the Endangered Lawyer: In solidarity with those at risk

    Lawyers across the world run the risk of harassment, imprisonment and even murder just for doing their jobs, the Law Society said today as it marked the Day of the Endangered Lawyer.

    24 January 2017
    Press release

    New lawyering - our social licence to operate?

    Nicole Bigby examines the redefinition of lawyers' roles and our advisory services in response to the emerging area of business and human rights.

    18 January 2017

    European Court ruling backs protection of legal privilege

    We welcome the backing of protections that back limitations on the interception of legally privileged material.

    21 December 2016
    Press release

    Modern Slavery Act and Section 54

    This practice note is intended to help solicitors comply with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 by providing practical advice and highlighting examples of good practice.

    6 December 2016
    Practice note

    Criminal prosecutions of victims of trafficking

    This practice note outlines the main provisions of the relevant conventions and protocols and highlights the duty to enquire and, if necessary, investigate further, any credible claim that an individual has been a victim of trafficking.

    2 November 2016
    Practice note

    Business and human rights

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

    8 August 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
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