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Volume of ‘Right to a Fair Trial’ cases show Magna Carta still relevant in Europe today

Thursday 18th Jun 2015

The “right to a fair trial” is still being regularly litigated over in the UK and across Europe 800 years after it was enshrined in Magna Carta. Research from the Legal business of Thomson Reuters shows that in the last decade, the European Court of Human Rights has made 19 rulings against the UK and ...

From Russia (and Asia) with love: Cyber warfare and the growth of state-sponsored hacking

Monday 15th Jun 2015

The scope of the threats to law firm data is global. In this panel discussion at the 5th Annual Law Firm CFO/CIO/COO Forum: Data Privacy, Security & the Globalized Law Firm, a country-by-country breakdown of dangers were discussed while the audience absorbed the magnitude of the panelists’ concerns. Eben Kaplan, senior consultant, Control Risks; Josh Goldfarb, ...

Podcast: Taxing online content

Wednesday 10th Jun 2015

Increasingly, people are dropping their cable providers and opting instead for streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, as well as new standalone services like HBO Go. But even these services would see dwindling subscribers, as value-added taxes have taken effect based on location. Jason Roberts, attorney and legal analyst with the Tax & ...

How do you see the world? A new video from Thomson Reuters

Monday 8th Jun 2015

In the last year, Thomson Reuters has taken a unified view of Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion with the belief that we have a fundamental responsibility to do business in a way that protects, respects and benefits our customers, employees, communities and the environment. At the core of this belief lies the notion that our business enables ...

Thomson Reuters Accelus releases new white paper on confronting global bribery and corruption

Thursday 4th Jun 2015

For years, Thomson Reuters has been a thought leader on the state of global crime, particularly as it relates to digital currency and money laundering and the intersection of technology and human trafficking and exploitation of children. Now, Thomson Reuters Accelus takes a fresh look at this topic with its new white paper, International Anti-Corruption ...

Legal Debate Series on European Court of Human Rights

Tuesday 2nd Jun 2015

An audience of senior lawyers from law firms, chambers, and inhouse legal departments voted definitively against the motion that ‘the European Court of Human Rights is Undermining Democracy’ at the third debate in the Thomson Reuters Legal Debate Series last Thursday evening. With human rights and the ECHR at the forefront of national attention in ...

Pro Bono industry is global and thriving – 2015 TrustLaw Index

Tuesday 2nd Jun 2015

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has launched the second annual TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono, an annual survey that captures and analyzes global pro bono trends across the legal industry, revealing fascinating insights into the scale and potential growth of the sector. This year’s Index showed that law firms are increasingly devoting extraordinary resources to support ...

Thomson Reuters employees support free legal advice and celebrate Magna Carta

Monday 1st Jun 2015

Employees from the Legal business of Thomson Reuters recently joined forces with more than 8,000 lawyers, including more than 100 judges and magistrates, to support the London Legal Walk, a 10km walk to raise money for the London Legal Support Trust (LLST), an independent charity that raises funds for free legal services in London and the ...

Thomson Reuters releases greenhouse gas emissions data on global energy providers

Wednesday 20th May 2015

Thomson Reuters today released new research revealing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data from 32 global energy companies, a key subset of the world’s largest publically traded businesses. The Global 500 Greenhouse Gas Report: The Fossil Fuel Energy Sector, written in collaboration with global sustainability consultancy BSD Consulting, is the second in a series of GHG reports ...

New Brazilian Code of Civil Procedure is approved by President Dilma Roussef

Monday 4th May 2015

This post was written by Marisa Harms, editorial director of editorial label Revista dos Tribunais, Thomson Reuters. The full article can be found in Portuguese below the English version. After six years pending in Congress, on March 16, 2015, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff approved a new Code of Civil Procedure (Código de Processo Civil, CPC), ...

Hague Domestic Violence Project supported by Thomson Reuters

Thursday 23rd Apr 2015

Imagine this: A child is abducted by their own parent to another country. The left-behind parent is enraged, scared and confused. That parent contacts the local authorities to help retrieve the child. INTERPOL alerts are raised, news agencies pick up the story and the general public cries out for justice under the Hague Convention: the return ...

Legal Debate Series: Corporate death penalty would stop companies from breaking the law

Wednesday 22nd Apr 2015

Leading minds in the world of law gathered at Thomson Reuters offices in Canary Wharf on Thursday, April 16 to hear a lively debate on the highly contentious issue of corporate wrongdoing – and who should pay. The event, moderated by Axel Threlfall, editor at large for Reuters, was the second in the Thomson Reuters ...

Pro bono work from Linklaters and Thomson Reuters ushers in new era in Liberian law

Tuesday 21st Apr 2015

Thomson Reuters, in partnership with global law firm Linklaters LLP, recently completed a pro bono project for Lawyers Without Borders (LWOB), a not-for-profit organization with centers in the US, UK, and Kenya, that supports global justice sector capacity building through training, observation, technical support, and access to justice initiatives. LWOB fulfills its mission, in part, ...