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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, ...

Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion 2014 Report now available

Monday 20th Apr 2015

This post was written by Rachel Moseley, Corporate Responsibility program manager at Thomson Reuters I remember when I passed my driving test. I was thrilled, and so was my driving instructor (no more nail biting lessons), my parents (no more taxi-service), and my friends (a new taxi-service). Sharing the news with each of them was ...

Thomson Reuters and the value of unified Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion

Tuesday 7th Apr 2015

Patsy Doerr, global head of Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion at Thomson Reuters, sat down for a discussion with Tim Nixon, director of Sustainability at Thomson Reuters, to talk about the value of a unified corporate responsibility and diversity inclusion function and its value to Thomson Reuters global enterprise. Watch the short video below.

Thomson Reuters launches Westlaw Asia

Wednesday 1st Apr 2015

Thomson Reuters recently launched Westlaw Asia, a legal research platform delivering resources such as cases, legislation, law journals, and legal commentary to legal professionals. This is especially timely with the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) integration expected by the end of 2015. Businesses and legal practitioners in ASEAN will have a greater need to access laws, regulations, and judicial ...

Charlotte Rushton and Jessica Turner land on “100 Women to Watch” list

Monday 30th Mar 2015

The Female Financial Times and London Stock Exchange (FTSE) Board in the UK recently released its sixth edition of the “100 Women to Watch” list, naming Charlotte Rushton, managing director, U.S. Large Law Firms, and Jessica Turner, global head, Government & Academia, both at Thomson Reuters, as women to watch in 2015.  The FTSE is ...

Podcast: Integrated Corporate Reporting

Thursday 26th Mar 2015

Robert G. Eccles is a professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School.  He is one of the world’s leading experts on a global movement for companies to include new, value-related information in their regular reporting to regulators, investors and stakeholders. Prof. Eccles has written two books on the subject, One Report: Integrated Reporting for ...