This year it is the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The Government is organising an event to mark this occasion called the "Global Law Summit" which will draw attention to the British justice system for an international audience.
· A further challenge to the government’s criminal legal aid reforms has been brought by the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association (LCCSA) and the Criminal Law Solicitors Association (CLSA). As reported by the Law Society Gazette, the hearing will take place in the Administrative Court on 15 and 16 January. A separate challenge has also been initiated by the Law Society.