The new Justice Secretary, Michael Gove, has threatened to introduce legislation to make successful City lawyers contribute more towards those who face difficulty seeking access to justice. In a remarkable speech titled ‘What does a One Nation justice policy look like?’ , Gove outlined the importance of the rule of law emphasizing its historical roots in … More Michael Gove and Legal Reform
This report will investigate how small and mid-sized law firms can improve their delivery of legal services to clients through the use of technology. Technology is of a wide scope and can include services for documentation, data storage through cloud computing, outsourcing and legal marketing via social media platforms. This is a relevant and current … More Cloud Computing and social Media – a practitioner’s guide to their regulatory and ethical obligations
“The Beth Din does not purport to be a legal court. Instead, it offers members of Jewish communities two separate services – civil arbitration and religious rulings – neither of which constitutes a parallel legal system.” The honourable Baroness Cox, in her recent report ‘A Parallel World – Confronting the abuse of many Muslim … More A Comparison between Islamic and Jewish Personal Laws and Their Application – A Response to Baroness Cox
On Monday 15th June, Queen Mary, University of London’s School of Law hosted the launch of Professor Ralph Grillo’s book, Muslim Families, Politics and the Law – A Legal Industry in Multicultural Britain. The book is a culmination of years of research into the British Muslim community, specifically focusing on gender relations and the roles … More Book Launch – Muslim Families, Politics and the Law: A Legal Industry in Multicultural Britain
A 34 year old man, convicted for forcing a woman to marry him using blackmail, has been jailed for 16 years in what is seen as the first ever conviction on forced marriage. The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, introduced forced marriage as a new offence meaning that under s.121 (1) of the Act, … More First Forced Marriage Conviction
This is my very first post as The Legal Explorer! The aim of this blog is to keep you informed of everything that is happening in the legal world within the UK. Particular areas of law that I will be posting about will include: family, property, media and entertainment and legal regulation news. Stay tuned … More Hello world!