Law Societies condemn Chinese sanctions against lawyers

The Law Societies of Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland have condemned Chinese sanctions against lawyers.

Published 13 May 2021

China: Lawyers hired by Hong Kong protestors to be struck off

The Chinese government is to revoke the licences of human rights lawyers hired to help protestors in Hong Kong who were arrested as they attempted to flee to Taiwan last August.

Published 6 January 2021

China: Former lawyer who reported on Covid-19 outbreak jailed

A former lawyer who used social media to report from Wuhan following the first outbreak of Covid-19 last February has been jailed for four years for "picking quarrels and provoking trouble".

Published 5 January 2021

China: Lawyer detained for exposing scale of coronavirus given feeding tube

A former lawyer detained for more than six months because she reported on the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan has been given a feeding tube so she can be force-fed after going on a hunger strike.

Published 11 December 2020

China: Law professor detained after refusing to back down against government

A law professor has been detained after he refused to stop publicly criticising the government and “personality cult” of President Xi, The Times reports.

Published 7 July 2020

Immigration views shared as Brodies welcomes Chinese delegation

Brodies LLP this week welcomed a Chinese delegation responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing and enforcing immigration law in China.

Published 27 November 2019

China: Human rights groups demand release of jailed lawyer Wang Quanzhang

Human rights groups have called for the release of Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, who has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for "subverting state power".

Published 29 January 2019