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EXCLUSIVE Law Society revises its policy on single-sex spaces

An evolutionary perspective. The Law Society amended its model gender identity policy to recognize that single-sex spaces in law offices may be permitted and to remove the automatic right of individuals to use washrooms and changing rooms of their choice. The template is meant to be adopted by law firms so they can help staff […]

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Law Society guide advises lawyers to refer to people as ‘them’ until they know their pronouns

Don’t assume. The Law Society received a mixed response to its guide on “how to communicate and use pronouns correctly in the workplace”. He produced the guide to educate lawyers that judging by name or appearance “is not always an accurate method of determining a person’s pronouns”, as employees may have chosen to use “expansive” […]

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Legaltech in 2021: an evolving landscape

In 2018, I wrote an article about some of the threats and opportunities posed by legaltech. Since then, how has the landscape changed in 2021? Read Alex’s 2018 article on legaltech threats and opportunities The main driver of legaltech adoption by law firms has been the promise of higher profits through the automation of routine […]

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UP Law Commission drafts bill to control population growth

Image source: PTI UP Law Commission drafts bill to control population growth The Uttar Pradesh Law Commission is considering a proposal to bring in a la to control the population increase. Law Commission Chairman Aditya Nath Mittal said there should be a check on the increase in population as it is creating problems in the […]

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UP Law Commission is drafting a bill to control population growth

The Uttar Pradesh Law Commission is considering a proposal to introduce an LA to control population growth. The chairman of the Law Commission, Aditya Nath Mittal, said there should be control over the increase in population as it creates problems in the state. Justice Mittal, a former high court judge in Allahabad, is drafting a […]

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After Assam, UP Law Commission proposes population control

The chairman of the state law commission said on Sunday that it was necessary to control the increase in population, which is creating problems in the state. Chief Minister of Assam announced the state’s proposal on Friday population control Politics. The president also clarified that the law is not against any particular religion. Uttar Pradesh […]

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After Assam, UP prepares for a two-child policy; Law Commission drafting the Population Bill

After Assam, Uttar Pradesh is preparing to pass a law on population control. The state law commission has started drafting a version of a population control bill, sources reported on Sunday. The law, if enacted, will withhold benefits from some UP government plans for those who violate the two-child rule. The Law Commission will submit […]

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Duterte government appoints Harry Roque to International Law Commission

Roque, a former human rights lawyer before becoming Duterte’s spokesperson, seeks membership in a body that proposes rules and standards for the United Nations Presidential spokesman Harry Roque, spokesperson for controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, is set to become a member of the United Nations International Law Commission. The Philippine government named Roque as one […]

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“Do not unearth this coffin”: the Law Commission excludes home information files | News

The Law Commission is keen to investigate the provision of initial information if asked to review the home buying process as part of its upcoming law reform work program – but has ruled out returning files from controversial information about houses. The commission is currently consulting on its 14e law reform program and identified the […]

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IR35 – change everything please!

April 6, 2021 brought changes to non-payroll work rules for private sector organizations engaging individuals (contractors) through personal service companies or other intermediaries. The change shifts responsibility for determining whether non-payroll work rules (IR35) apply to these arrangements to the organization receiving the individual’s services. Internal legal teams, tasked with ensuring rule changes were successfully […]

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The Rise and Rise of the Corporate Lawyer

Corporate practice is the fastest growing sector in the legal profession. According to the Law Society’s 2019 Annual Statistical Report, there are approximately 31,000 registered in-house attorneys – a figure that has nearly tripled over the past 20 years. According to Weekly Lawyersthis rise is reflected globally, particularly in Asia and Commonwealth Australia. Now more […]

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Lawyers Fed Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Bar Dystopia

Bar: focus should be on technology More than half of legal service workers in the UK will lose their jobs and those who remain will be forced to take “performance-enhancing drugs”, envisaged a “disruptive” vision for the profession in 2050 published by the Law Society. The ‘savage reduction’ of the workforce would hit high street […]

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Law Commission publishes plan on Welsh coal landfill safety

The Law Commission of England and Wales has launched a consultation on a proposal for a new coal landfill safety regime in Wales that would replace outdated laws and improve risk management at coal landfills. The Commission, which is reviewing and recommending law reform in Wales and England, said a new safety regime would help […]

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Law Commission issues call for evidence on digital asset protection – Technology

UK: Law Commission Releases Call for Evidence on Digital Asset Protection To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. The Law Commission says digital assets are generally treated as property by market participants. While the law in England and Wales is flexible enough to accommodate digital […]