The Law Business: 11th to 17th March

Welcome to the year's 10th edition of the weekly 'Law Business' column brought to you by the SundayLawReview team. In the week when the Islamic Republic of Iran formally hired the French lawyer Isabelle Coutant-Peyre to sue Hollywood over its portrayal of the country in recent films such as the Oscar-winning Argo, we too have made a minor change to this column. In response to requests over a number of weeks, in addition to the usual sections, we have decided to list articles that would be of interest to trainee and aspiring lawyers separately. 


The purpose of this column is to take a serious look at what happened in the business of law within UK as reported by online legal publications throughout last week. 

The most interesting articles on developments, compliance, business of law within UK or as well as international developments of interest to UK law firms and legal practioners: 
MPs call on government to re-think personal injury reforms

The most interesting articles on the study of law, legal training, pupillage and legal academia: 

Articles of the week:

The UK and international articles of the week are pieces selected by @TheLawMap tweeting team based on recommendations from friends and followers of daily law news blog. 

  • Would resurrected Neanderthals have human rights? | Rosalind English - UK Human Rights Blog 
  • Law profession can't handle talented women, says Baroness Hale | Staff Reporter - The Independent
  • What is it like for politicians in prison? | Anna Browning - The BBC
  • A dangerous use of police force to quell protest | Michael Mansfield QC - The Guardian
  • Human rights law is essential in our society | Staff Reporter - The Scottish Sun
  • Legal aid cuts force closure of almost a third of Shelter offices | Owen Bowcott - Guardian Law
  • Modern divorce is a sad comedy | Philippa Dolan - The Lawyer

News from the Law Firms & Chambers: 

Friday 15th March
Thursday 14th March
Wednesday 13th March
Tuesday 12th March
Monday 11th March

We would like to thank all the publications cited in this week's column. Please notify via @TheLawMap Twitter handle of any errors or omissions.


TheLawMap Publications at a glance: - Daily Law News Archive - Weekly Law Business News Blog
Law Specials - A compendium of articles on Justice & Society
Wig - Daily Newspaper Focusing on Law & Society
MetaLawIndex - Informal Blog chronicling behind the scene events at LawNewsIndex & Twitter