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Posted: January 16, 2018, 11:05 am
UK ministers pressed to reveal legal advice on reversing Brexit
The MPs, supporters of the Open Britain campaign, led by Labour's Chris Leslie and Chuka Umunna, said there had been a number of legal opinions so far showing that article 50 could be overturned. The government refuses to say what its lawyers believe ...
Posted: January 16, 2018, 8:37 am
China rights lawyer says legal licence revoked after criticising President Xi Jinping - Channel NewsAsia
China rights lawyer says legal licence revoked after criticising President Xi Jinping
BEIJING: A prominent Chinese rights lawyer who wrote an open letter criticising President Xi Jinping said on Monday that authorities had revoked his licence to practice law. Beijing-based lawyer and activist Yu Wensheng has repeatedly criticised the ...
Posted: January 16, 2018, 3:10 am
Lawyer Up! Get free legal advice from Tindall Gask Bentley
Tindall Gask Bentley lawyers Jane Miller and Mal Byrne joined us to discuss this question, and many others in our free legal advice blog, Lawyer Up! If you have a question, we'll be back on February 20 to answer it. You can do so by commenting on the ...
Posted: January 16, 2018, 2:54 am
Aboriginal women seek legal stop to SA "treaty" process
“We have never had the opportunity to look at the documents or seek independent legal advice,” Dixon told InDaily. “The community has not been consulted.” She said she wasn't necessarily opposed to a treaty but the community needed to be fully involved ...
Posted: January 16, 2018, 2:42 am
Legal body flags pitfalls for lawyers networking on Facebook
In part, the law society attributes the popularity of social media platforms as a reason why some courts have viewed them as credible means by which to share legal information. Using the example of directions made by a Victorian Supreme judge in a ...
Posted: January 15, 2018, 7:58 pm
Asia Pacific aims to become global legal-tech leader
A new initiative aims to drive world-leading innovations in the legal technology sector from its Asia Pacific base. The Singapore Academy of Law has launched its Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP) with a launch cocktail party attended by more than ...
Posted: January 15, 2018, 7:36 pm
Jacqui Lambie replacement Devonport Mayor Steve Martin, faces ...
LAWYERS for a failed One Nation senate candidate say a Tasmanian mayor should be disqualified from taking up Jacqui Lambie's vacant seat. Ms Lambie was disqualified from parliament after it was discovered she held British citizenship at the time of the ...
Posted: January 15, 2018, 1:02 pm
Gabrielle Canny: Struggling families are now feeling the acute impact of legal aid funding cuts in South Australia - The Advertiser
Gabrielle Canny: Struggling families are now feeling the acute impact of legal aid funding cuts in South Australia
While SA is justifiably proud of its legal firsts, we are now significantly behind other states when it comes to funding legal assistance for vulnerable members of our community. This has serious social consequences and must be carefully considered by ...
Posted: January 15, 2018, 7:26 am
Legal body says rule of law threatened after Dutton's criticism of ...
Law Council says criticisms undermine judiciary's independence following home affairs minister's comments.
Posted: January 15, 2018, 4:10 am
Claims against Immigration dept cost government $230k in legal fees, but no compensation paid
A backlog of 26 compensation claims from asylum seekers and the Immigration department's own staff cost the government $230,000 in legal fees and “case management costs” last financial year, newly released documents reveal. The data, obtained by the ...
Posted: January 14, 2018, 9:14 pm