The government has been defeated in the House of Lords over its plans to cut the legal aid budget. Peers voted by 201 to 191 in favour of Labour peer Lord Bach’s motion opposing a draft order relating to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act. The act paves the way for cuts [...]
Professor Stephen Haseler discussed whether further EU integration will spell the end of sovereign democracy on Voice of Russia London (VOR) radio with Tim Congdon, a spokesperson for the UK Independence Party; Andrew Duff, a Liberal Democrat MEP and president of the Union of European Federalists; and Chris Clarke, former Goldman Sachs chief executive and [...]
Two Swedish journalists have been jailed for 11 years in Ethiopia for entering the country illegally and helping an outlawed rebel group.
Portugal has taken the first step to fulfilling the terms of its EU-IMF bailout, by selling a major chunk of the country’s biggest company to the Chinese.
ELSA is a co-opted group of the Law Society’s Junior Lawyers Division (JLD). In the most recent JLD video, Lady Hale of the Supreme Court, Vera Baird QC MP and Harriet Wistrich of Birnberg Peirce discuss the importance of bringing feminism into your work whether you are a solicitor, barrister, solicitor general or a [...]
He cheated in his doctoral thesis, went on to become a government minister then YEARS later they found out. Shame and humiliation followed with stories in the German press and tv news. A great fall followed and the prospect of legal action for fraud loomed. Now they have decided to let him of with a [...]
This makes the London student demonstrations seem quite tame. Cocktails anyone? Molotov, that is … Keeping up their fight for more education funding, thousands of students have taken to the streets of Chile’s capital, Santiago. But their protests, launched more than six months ago, have often ended in violence and the latest demonstrations were no [...]
Catherine Ashton, EU's foreign affairs chief, said on Tuesday in Brussels that the European Union is very disappointed in the verdict of Yulia Tymoshenko, adding that it will have an impact on EU-Ukraine relations. The former Ukrainian president has been sentenced to 7 years in prison on charges of abuse of power. The trial has [...]
In New York on Thursday, European Council President Herman van Rompuy for the first time ever addressed the United Nations General Assembly.