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It's 12 months since I stopped being a lawyer. Well, I still cling to my practising certificate just in case it's ever needed as a life jacket, so technically still am a lawyer. I guess what I mean is it's that long since I stopped lawyering.
27 Aug 2014 | 12:18
A few days ago a number of newspapers reported that, following similar moves by a number of other UK institutions, the National Gallery in London has changed its strict no-photos-(please) policy, "after staff realised they were fighting a losing battl...
27 Aug 2014 | 11:24
Did you, as I did, succumb to the temptation of searching Cliff Richard's name on Twitter following the news that his Berkshire home had been "raided" by the police? If you did, you will have seen that many appear to be in no doubt as to his guilt.
20 Aug 2014 | 12:21
In a press conference this morning, Julian Assange told reporters a Wikleaks spokesman could confirm that: "I am leaving the embassy soon", and the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister, according to The Guardian: "referred to recent changes to the extradition ...
18 Aug 2014 | 14:55
This morning BBC Newsbeat reported an interesting piece of news: the Football Association Premier League (FAPL), which runs the Premier League, ie the leading professional football league competition for football clubs in England, has said that it is ...
15 Aug 2014 | 14:38
What you say to your lawyers is truly confidential; no-one, not even a regulator or prosecutor can see it. This is protected by the right to privacy under Article 8, and the right to a fair trial under Article 6 (which includes the right to access to ...
13 Aug 2014 | 11:26
There is an overwhelming imperative on executives who suspect corruption in their organisation to speak up, argues the SFO's Ben Morgan
13 Aug 2014 | 10:49
Last week was a good week, to say the least, for Mikhail Khodorkovsky, recently released from a Russian jail. A complex story of punitive tax assessments on his former company, Yukos, has led to a judgment of €1.9bn (£1.5bn) in Strasbourg against R...
11 Aug 2014 | 12:19
With the May 2015 general election looming, the battle for the future of human rights in the UK is hotting up. The Prime Minister has just sacked his longstanding Attorney General apparently because he disagreed with a mooted Tory manifesto policy whi...
05 Aug 2014 | 15:05
Dan Bunting looks at the current state of play with regards to social media and the law...
05 Aug 2014 | 14:08
These are dark days for businesses - and their lawyers - who have been working for many years to develop trade and investment flows between Russia and other countries, as Morgan Lewis Moscow chief Brian Zimbler reports
01 Aug 2014 | 11:13
An article by Susan Beck in the New York Law Journal takes a look at the role of lawyers in the events leading to BNP Paribas's $8.9bn settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ).
03 Jul 2014 | 10:46
The Defamation Act 2013 came into force on 1 January 2014, billed as providing enhanced protection for publishers and website operators, and with measures to curb trivial claims and 'libel tourism'. Has it been a success?
02 Jul 2014 | 16:51
Almost a year ago, I wrote about my reflections as a guest speaker at Legal Week's annual Strategic Technology Forum, held in the hills of rural Italy, around an hour from Rome. A tough job, but somebody had to do it, so I gathered my postage stamp's ...
01 Jul 2014 | 14:30
You may know Wonga from their cheery TV ads featuring knitted OAPs. Hopefully you don’t know them from borrowing money off them, given that their APR gets up to 5853%. They offer payday loans at huge interest rates. While it may not be part of their...
27 Jun 2014 | 15:30