The Law Business: 20th to 26th May

Welcome to the year's 20th edition of the weekly 'Law Business' column brought to you by the SundayLawReview team. 

A dedicated worker may be hard to come by these days but according to a latest survey, lawyers are dedicated workaholics. The figures put legal professionals some way ahead of accountants and IT professionals. However, according to a senior lawyer, this dedication does not always reflect in equal promotional prospects for women lawyers, with some firms holding an unconscious bias against women. Lady Justice Hallett, a senior woman judge has warned of the frenetic pace of life holding women back. Adding to this the inability of many women to promote themselves within an organisation, there is some way to go towards achieving gender equality.

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.

TheLawMap interview with Barrister Camilla Choudhury Khawaja on the image of the women lawyer and if there is still a glass ceiling as well as her thoughts women's rights issues.

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: 

Interesting articles on the study of law, legal training, pupillage, associates, legal academia & law students: 

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.


  • Fighting hate speech against women on Facebook | Jane Martinson - Women's Blog, The Guardian 
  • South African lawyers urged to fight 'racial prejudice' | James Barnes - The Global Legal Post 
  • How does EU environmental law affect the UK? | Staff reporter - Resource Magazine 
  • Intellectual property rights at the core of Apple’s Irish subsidiaries | Colm Keena - The Irish Times 
  • Scottish Courts need to catch up with police in tackling domestic abuse | Annie Brown - Daily Record 
  • London attack: now is the time to defend our liberties, not give in to fear | Isabella Sankey, Comment is Free - The Guardian 
  • Saudi Arabia accepts registration of female lawyer | Jonathan Rayner - Law Gazette 

Lawyers, Law Firms, Chambers & ABS in the news this week: 

Friday 24th May
Thursday 23rd May
Wednesday 22nd May
Tuesday 21th May
Monday 20th May


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 and interviews on Justice & Society
Wig - Daily Newspaper Focusing on Law & Society
MetaLawIndex - Informal Blog chronicling life behind the scene at LawNewsIndex & Twitter