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AAL Insight: The Hillsborough Law

Following the final revelations about the cover-up and mass misleading of the public in the wake of the Hillsborough Disaster of 1989, a new law is to be presented to Parliament to offer more transparency in the public sector.

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AAL Insight: Marine A walks free - redemption or miscarriage of justice?

Marine A, or Alexander Blackman, as he has now been named, will walk free at Easter after his sentence for murder of an unarmed Taliban combatant in Helmand Province was quashed and reduced to manslaughter.

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Online Court reforms need quality control

The Bar Council has warned the Government that the quality and reputation of the UK's justice system must not suffer a fall from grace, as it prepares to press ahead with plans for online courts and virtual hearings. 

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Mid-tier firms lead the way for gender diversity

A leading executive search and market research firm has found that the UK's biggest law firms are lagging behind their mid-tier rivals when it comes to addressing the gender inequality at partner level. 

> Read more

Hogan Lovells comment on Article 50

With yesterday's landmark triggering of Article 50, Britain is now on a one-way path to leaving the European Union. We reached out to international law firm Hogan Lovells, to get their expert take on a unique situation. 

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Interview: Charlie Davies, Vacation Schemer at Ashfords

We sat down with Charlie Davies, a Bristol University law student who completed a vacation scheme last year at Ashfords, to get his lowdown on what the vacation scheme was like and why you should think about applying to a regional firm. 

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Government Legal Department: Vacation Schemes

Ever thought about combining your legal career with working in government? The Government Legal Department has their own version of a vacation scheme, so we sat down with them to get the lowdown on how to get involved.

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New Zealand grants 'person' status to a river

The Whanganui River in North Island has been given the same rights as a human being, it has emerged today. 

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Bar Council comments on Brexit plans

The Bar Council has announced the release of it's guide to Brexit, which calls for the unrestricted movement of EU citizens to UK jobs, whilst also defending the employment rights of UK Workers. 

> Read more

AAL Bizarre: Pensioner cleared of shooting intruder

A farmer from East Yorkshire has been cleared by the Hull Crown Court after just 24 minutes of discussion.

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AAL Muppet of the Week: Ex-Judge Robin Camp

A Canadian judge has resigned hours after the country’s legal disciplinary body recommended that he should be removed from the bench.

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AAL Insight: Hopkins, Monroe, and the future of Libel

This week, Katie Hopkins was ordered to pay more than £24,000 in damage costs to blogger and columnist Jack Monroe after a row on Twitter escalated in a major way.

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Portugal implements vegan law - is Britain next?

The Portuguese government has recently approved a new law which has made a vegan option obligatory in all public canteens, which consist of schools, universities, prisons and hospitals. 

> Read more

Penningtons Manches launches foundation charity

The National law firm Penningtons Manches last night announced the launch of it's Charitable Foundation, which has been set up in order to provide structure and direction for the firm's donating and pro bono work in the future. 

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The 'Suits' Generation of Lawyers?

Latest research by Fletchers Solicitors has shown that more than one in three millenials have taken career inspiration from TV shows that they have watched.

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AAL Insight: UK v EU on Whistleblowers

The UK government has come under severe scrutiny for what has been called a “full-frontal attack” on whistleblowers, after it revealed proposals to dramatically lengthen prison sentences for revealing state secrets.

> Read more

AAL Insight: Roe-ll it Back

With the recent death of Norma McCorvey and a resurgence for Republicanism across America, there’s talk of a change in the abortion laws. We take a look back at their history and examine whether there could actually be a change in the forthcoming years.

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AAL Insight: Heterosexual Civil Partnerships

Despite a recent defeat in a court case, the campaign for equal civil partnership rights for heterosexual couples has claimed a moral victory and another step towards gaining their ultimate goal.

> Read more

AAL Insight: The Legalities of Musicality

A landmark case surrounding the rights to some of the most famous songs in pop history continues to rage on, as British glam rock group Duran Duran seek legal action over the US rights to their music.

> Read more

BBC barrister makes RPC switch

A senior barrister from the in-house team at the BBC has made the short hop across London to join RPC's media team. 

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Bar Council Chief Executive announces retirement

The Chief Executive of the Bar, Mr Stephen Crowne, announced today that he is going to be retiring this year. 

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Landmark High Court case challenges fixed legal fees

Only one day after the Ministry of Justice declared its intention to put a cap on the payouts for whiplash injuries, the decision was challenged in a crucial case at the High Court, which granted that the appeal was successful. 

> Read more

Interview: Melissa King, Public Law Trainee at Ashfords

We sat down with Melissa King, a Public Law trainee at Ashfords, to get her lowdown on what life was like at the firm and in her sector. 

> Read more

AAL Bizarre: Man jailed for live-streaming court case

A man from Wales who live-streamed a court case in Cardiff has himself been arrested for a month. 

> Read more

Bar Council launches debt recovery initiative

new debt recovery panel to help barristers get the money they are owed from professional clients has been launched today by the Bar Council, the representative body for barristers in England & Wales.

> Read more

BLP launches training contracts in Manchester

In exciting news for North-West based lawyers, Berwin Leighton Paisner has announced the introduction of training contracts in their Manchester office. 

> Read more

Lawyers back Article 50 amendment

Leading lawyers, economists and businesses have urged MPs to put through an amendment to Article 50 which will give the 3 million EU nationals living in Britain guaranteed rights to remain.

> Read more

Article 50 explored in schools

School students across the UK may soon have a better grasp of the judiciary’s role in the Article 50 case than their parents, especially those that read newspaper headlines describing judges as “enemies of the people”.

> Read more

A week in the life of a legal apprentice

19 year old Florence has been a legal apprentice at national law firm Bond Dickinson for a year and half. Florence described fro AllAboutLaw what her day-to-day role at the firm is like and what the apprenticeship scheme has meant for her, her personal and professional development as well as her career in law.

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What does the Great Repeal Bill mean for the UK's legal system?

Trevor Tayleur is an associate professor at the University of Law. Here, he offers AllAboutLaw his insights into what the Great Repeal Bill's white paper actually means in terms of the UK's legal system, as well as the Court of Justice of the European Union's continuing influence for some years to come. 

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AAL Insight: The Hillsborough Law

Following the final revelations about the cover-up and mass misleading of the public in the wake of the Hillsborough Disaster of 1989, a new law is to be presented to Parliament to offer more transparency in the public sector.

> Read more

AAL Insight: Marine A walks free - redemption or miscarriage of justice?

Marine A, or Alexander Blackman, as he has now been named, will walk free at Easter after his sentence for murder of an unarmed Taliban combatant in Helmand Province was quashed and reduced to manslaughter.

> Read more

Online Court reforms need quality control

The Bar Council has warned the Government that the quality and reputation of the UK's justice system must not suffer a fall from grace, as it prepares to press ahead with plans for online courts and virtual hearings. 

> Read more

Mid-tier firms lead the way for gender diversity

A leading executive search and market research firm has found that the UK's biggest law firms are lagging behind their mid-tier rivals when it comes to addressing the gender inequality at partner level. 

> Read more

Hogan Lovells comment on Article 50

With yesterday's landmark triggering of Article 50, Britain is now on a one-way path to leaving the European Union. We reached out to international law firm Hogan Lovells, to get their expert take on a unique situation. 

> Read more

Interview: Charlie Davies, Vacation Schemer at Ashfords

We sat down with Charlie Davies, a Bristol University law student who completed a vacation scheme last year at Ashfords, to get his lowdown on what the vacation scheme was like and why you should think about applying to a regional firm. 

> Read more

Government Legal Department: Vacation Schemes

Ever thought about combining your legal career with working in government? The Government Legal Department has their own version of a vacation scheme, so we sat down with them to get the lowdown on how to get involved.

> Read more

New Zealand grants 'person' status to a river

The Whanganui River in North Island has been given the same rights as a human being, it has emerged today. 

> Read more

Bar Council comments on Brexit plans

The Bar Council has announced the release of it's guide to Brexit, which calls for the unrestricted movement of EU citizens to UK jobs, whilst also defending the employment rights of UK Workers. 

> Read more

AAL Bizarre: Pensioner cleared of shooting intruder

A farmer from East Yorkshire has been cleared by the Hull Crown Court after just 24 minutes of discussion.

> Read more

AAL Muppet of the Week: Ex-Judge Robin Camp

A Canadian judge has resigned hours after the country’s legal disciplinary body recommended that he should be removed from the bench.

> Read more

AAL Insight: Hopkins, Monroe, and the future of Libel

This week, Katie Hopkins was ordered to pay more than £24,000 in damage costs to blogger and columnist Jack Monroe after a row on Twitter escalated in a major way.

> Read more

Portugal implements vegan law - is Britain next?

The Portuguese government has recently approved a new law which has made a vegan option obligatory in all public canteens, which consist of schools, universities, prisons and hospitals. 

> Read more

Penningtons Manches launches foundation charity

The National law firm Penningtons Manches last night announced the launch of it's Charitable Foundation, which has been set up in order to provide structure and direction for the firm's donating and pro bono work in the future. 

> Read more

The 'Suits' Generation of Lawyers?

Latest research by Fletchers Solicitors has shown that more than one in three millenials have taken career inspiration from TV shows that they have watched.

> Read more

AAL Insight: UK v EU on Whistleblowers

The UK government has come under severe scrutiny for what has been called a “full-frontal attack” on whistleblowers, after it revealed proposals to dramatically lengthen prison sentences for revealing state secrets.

> Read more

AAL Insight: Roe-ll it Back

With the recent death of Norma McCorvey and a resurgence for Republicanism across America, there’s talk of a change in the abortion laws. We take a look back at their history and examine whether there could actually be a change in the forthcoming years.

> Read more

AAL Insight: Heterosexual Civil Partnerships

Despite a recent defeat in a court case, the campaign for equal civil partnership rights for heterosexual couples has claimed a moral victory and another step towards gaining their ultimate goal.

> Read more

AAL Insight: The Legalities of Musicality

A landmark case surrounding the rights to some of the most famous songs in pop history continues to rage on, as British glam rock group Duran Duran seek legal action over the US rights to their music.

> Read more

BBC barrister makes RPC switch

A senior barrister from the in-house team at the BBC has made the short hop across London to join RPC's media team. 

> Read more

Bar Council Chief Executive announces retirement

The Chief Executive of the Bar, Mr Stephen Crowne, announced today that he is going to be retiring this year. 

> Read more

Landmark High Court case challenges fixed legal fees

Only one day after the Ministry of Justice declared its intention to put a cap on the payouts for whiplash injuries, the decision was challenged in a crucial case at the High Court, which granted that the appeal was successful. 

> Read more

Interview: Melissa King, Public Law Trainee at Ashfords

We sat down with Melissa King, a Public Law trainee at Ashfords, to get her lowdown on what life was like at the firm and in her sector. 

> Read more

AAL Bizarre: Man jailed for live-streaming court case

A man from Wales who live-streamed a court case in Cardiff has himself been arrested for a month. 

> Read more

Bar Council launches debt recovery initiative

new debt recovery panel to help barristers get the money they are owed from professional clients has been launched today by the Bar Council, the representative body for barristers in England & Wales.

> Read more

BLP launches training contracts in Manchester

In exciting news for North-West based lawyers, Berwin Leighton Paisner has announced the introduction of training contracts in their Manchester office. 

> Read more

Lawyers back Article 50 amendment

Leading lawyers, economists and businesses have urged MPs to put through an amendment to Article 50 which will give the 3 million EU nationals living in Britain guaranteed rights to remain.

> Read more

Article 50 explored in schools

School students across the UK may soon have a better grasp of the judiciary’s role in the Article 50 case than their parents, especially those that read newspaper headlines describing judges as “enemies of the people”.

> Read more

A week in the life of a legal apprentice

19 year old Florence has been a legal apprentice at national law firm Bond Dickinson for a year and half. Florence described fro AllAboutLaw what her day-to-day role at the firm is like and what the apprenticeship scheme has meant for her, her personal and professional development as well as her career in law.

> Read more

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