The Sunday Law Review: 18th to 24th May

Welcome to the all new weekly 'Law Business' column brought to you by the SundayLawReview team. The purpose of this column is to take a dedicated look at what happened in the business of law and legislation, and the lives of lawyers and law firms within UK as reported by online legal publications throughout the previous week.

The week started with the outsourcing giant Serco being set to be investigated by MPs after it was forced to publish an internal report into claims of repeated sexual assaults at one of its immigration detention centres. The end of the week saw various legal publications reporting on the end of the mandatory 16 hours of CPD and the proposal to overhaul the professional development with an annual declaration of pledging to continue development.

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: 
Interviews, features on lawyers and obituaries: 

Interesting articles involving 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.

  • Prisoners to challenge indeterminate sentences at UK supreme court
  • How DNA Changed the World of Forensics
  • Justice Secretary Chris Grayling gives his reaction to convicted murderer Arnold Pickering's escape from prison
  • Nothing will stop David Cameron's race to the 'weightless state' served by private contractors like Servo and G4S
  • General public flee as T-shirt clad lawyers descend on London for legal walk
  • Of 'Sham' and other Lessons for Australian Revenue Law | Melbourne University Law Review
  • Climate Change Law: THe Emergence of a New Legal Discipline | Melbourne University Law Review
  • The Intellectual Property Act – what does it mean for designers?
  • Forced labor in the private economy generates $150 billion of profits worldwide every year
  • "The International Criminal Court and the Politics of Prosecutions"
  • Why do we harm asylum-seekers? A civilised country doesn’t bang up those who flee to us escaping brutality & torture 
  • Modern Gods: From Amnesty International to the Geneva Conventions, our new idols are without artistic merit

Lawyers, Law Firms, Chambers & ABS in the news this week: 
Friday 23rd May
  • Conyers provides Cayman law advice to Lombard Medical on $55m IPO | The Lawyer 
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: HowardKennedyFsi swaps West End for City in three-in-one office move | The Lawyer
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Herbies u-turns on Australia pay freeze ahead of remenuration overhaul | The Lawyer 
  • Linder Myers starts talks on redundancies | Law Gazette 
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Hogan Lovells CEO Steve Immelt: Five times a year, boss people around | The Lawyer 
  • Departing White House counsel rejoins Latham & Watkins as partner | The Global Legal Post 
  • Herbert Smith moves to end pay freeze | The Global Legal Post
  • A Ms Justice in the high court – at last the judiciary starts to catch up
  • Nicola Neilson, commercial property lawyer at Latimer Hinks Solicitors, Darlington set for charity challenge 
  • No5 celebrates Campbell’s tribunal judge appointment and Butterfield’s elevation to QC | The Lawyer
Thursday 22nd May
Wednesday 21st May
Tuesday 20th May
Monday 19th 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
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