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March Council meeting | Feature

March Council meeting | Feature

Historic is perhaps an over-used term but the latest meeting of the Law Society’s governing council was precisely that, taking place as it did within hours of the inauguration of I. Stephanie Boyce. Our first president of colour, I. Stephanie ...

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The role of courts at the seat of arbitration | Feature

The role of courts at the seat of arbitration | Feature

It is well established in international commercial arbitration that the courts at the seat of arbitration will have supervisory jurisdiction over the arbitral proceedings, including hearing any challenges to the validity of the arbitral award. In the recent case of ...

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Postcard from abroad: Sinyee Ong, Sharpe & Jagger | Feature

Postcard from abroad: Sinyee Ong, Sharpe & Jagger | Feature

Insurance disputes in Singapore cite English law Singapore achieved independence in 1965. Like other former British colonies, Singapore law takes much of its shape and form from English law. As a contentious construction and insurance solicitor in Singapore, I have ...

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Law Society Risk and Compliance Conference | Feature

Law Society Risk and Compliance Conference | Feature

‘Don’t let online boasts damage your reputation’ Law firms boasting online about their quality standards could be increasing their reputational risks if they cannot substantiate such claims. Tracy Vegro, executive director of strategy and innovation at the Solicitors Regulation Authority, ...

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Okpabi – a ‘real issue to be tried’ | Feature

Okpabi – a ‘real issue to be tried’ | Feature

In Okpabi and others v Royal Dutch Shell Plc and another [2021] UKSC 3, the claimants, 40,000 Nigerians, alleged that oil spills had occurred from pipelines operated in the vicinity of their communities, causing environmental damage. It was alleged that ...

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Buckland’s judicial power project | Feature

Buckland’s judicial power project | Feature

‘Judicial overreach increasingly threatens the rule of law and effective, democratic government.’ We do not know what conclusion justice secretary Robert Buckland QC MP was hoping for when he invited Conservative peer and former justice minister Edward Faulks QC to ...

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Self service | Feature | Law Gazette

Self service | Feature | Law Gazette

The low down The government’s view of private prosecutions presents as complicated. On the one hand, the idea of private parties bringing resource and determination to cases that are not a priority for an austerity-hit state is attractive to its ...

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