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Law Society calls for action on QLTT review

Jul 4, 2008 The Law Society is calling for the review of the rules governing foreign lawyers transferring to the UK to be hastened following guidance published by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) last week. The society…

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Foreign lawyers get new UK practice rules

Jun 30, 2008 The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is set to bring in revised guidance for foreign lawyers looking to practise in England and Wales. All transferees will have at least one year's experience of English law before…

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Like A Job As A Monarch? Women May Now Apply!

Apr 21, 2008 The law that forces the daughter of a monarch to make way for her younger brother in the succession could be abolished under new equality legislation. Ministers want to give women equal rights to succeed the throne,…

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Law Societies call for Guantanamo closure

Mar 3, 2008 The Law Societies of England & Wales, Scotland and 31 other bar associations have signed a joint letter to president Bush calling for the immediate closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. The letter condemns Bush's…

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Does Islam fit with English law?

Feb 10, 2008 Sharia or Islamic law cannot trump the fundamental principles of English law even if the Archbishop of Canterbury wants to adopt some of its aspects, lawyers say. David Pannick, QC, one of Britain’s top human rights…

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The Law Society launches free online law library

Feb 10, 2008 The Law Society of England and Wales has launched a free online information source for all its members. Student members of the Law Society (ie, those on the LPC) have to register to access the full information, but…

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