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European Court of Human Rights: Lawyers do not have same freedom to speak out as journalists

Lawyers do not have the same rights to speak out on sensitive and high-profile cases as journalists, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. It said that if lawyers are to make value judgements in public, they must have a factual basis.

May 29th, 2015 | No Comments »

European Commission launches find-a-lawyer search engine – without England and Wales

The European Commission has launched today a new online find-a-lawyer search engine, enabling potential clients to find lawyers in 17 countries, including France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Scotland – but not England and Wales.

December 8th, 2014 | No Comments »

Laws on legal professional privilege “need to catch up with digital age”

National laws on protecting privileged legal communications are outdated and need to be brought into the digital age, according to the body representing Europe’s lawyers in a major new report.

June 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »