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Brazil, corruption and the commercial fallout

There has been a lot going on in Brazil in the last few years. And when I say that, I mean more than the World Cup, Olympics and Zika. Unfortunately, this is about as much news as we get on this side of the Atlantic. The fact that even the Netflix television series, House of Cards, tweeted “Hard to compete” about Brazil’s own real life political drama, shows that there plenty to talk about in Brazilian politics. To understand what has been happening in Brazil it is necessary to understand a little more about the country and culture.

Old problem, new solution: local councils look to preserve their green spaces from incursion and illegal fly tipping

There are few local authorities in the country that haven't experienced the enormous difficulties inherent in people setting up camp illegally in local parks and green spaces with their mobile homes and caravans, horses and dogs then leaving the area (voluntarily or otherwise) and landing the authority with an expensive bill for cleaning up. Steven Woolf explains a new and proactive way in which the problem can be dealt with.

The most famous case on the rule of law for a generation? Employment tribunal fees declared unlawful

The Supreme Court have, this morning, handed down Judgment in the case of R (on the application of UNISON) v Lord Chancellor [2017] UKSC 51, more commonly known as ‘the appeal against Employment Tribunal fees’. As well as affecting employment lawyers in England & Wales, this will now be a seminal case on the rule of law. In this article Paul Streltiz examines the ramifications of the case.