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June 2022

The CLA Americas Hub presents “Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Measures and their Impact on Legal Professional Privilege and Privacy Rights”

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the CLA Americas Hub at a webinar exploring "Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Measures : Effects of Reporting on Legal Professional Privilege" In an effort to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, many countries have entered into international agreements by which they undertake an obligation to establish a legislative scheme which involves disclosing suspicious transactions to specified authorities. This has led to conflicts with the long-established rights to privacy and legal professional privilege. As a result, there has been controversy…

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July 2022

The CLA presents “Savings clauses”, the death penalty and constitutional rights – the implications of the Privy Council decision in Chandler

July 14 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join the CLA at a webinar exploring "Savings clauses”, the death penalty and constitutional rights - the implications of the Privy Council decision in Chandler Marlene Malahoo Forte QC MP (Jamaica), Sir Dennis Byron (St Kitts and Nevis) and Richard Clayton QC (England) will discuss the status of “Saved laws” and whether they should be retained, even if violative of fundamental rights. The webinar will be a timely discussion of the implications of the recent Chandler case before the Privy…

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Equality and Diversity in Sporting Law on the Agenda at Two-Day Commonwealth Conference

July 21 - July 22

A legal conference hosted by Birmingham Law Society, Commonwealth Lawyers Association and University of Birmingham, will explore equality and diversity in sport ahead of the Commonwealth Games 2022. Taking place on 21st and 22nd July, the event will see up to 500 delegates come together from 54 Commonwealth countries. Over the two days, attendees will be involved in critical conversations covering a range of topics, including exploitation, ethics, privacy, race, and gender equality. Stephanie Perraton, President of Birmingham Law Society,…

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