Thursday

27th February - Law News

2982nd Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based legal news & articles archive since 2011 focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus:  With Malaysia's government locked in a power struggle between Anwar Ibrahim and recently resigned PM Mahathir Mohamad, Asian Studies Professor James Chin tells The World the country "needs traffic policemen rather than politicians" due to all the political manoeuvring.


Focus of the Day Article: Constraints on legal aid fees are preventing defendants from accessing high-quality forensic science expertise, the Forensic Science Regulator warns today. Publishing an annual report for 2019, Dr Gillian Tully once again urges the government to put the regulator on a statutory footing to enforce high standards. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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Wednesday

26th February - Law News

2981st Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based legal news & articles archive since 2011 focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus:  China’s initial response to the Coronavirus received praise. But now with the accusations of cover-ups, crack-downs and even forced quarantines beginning to mount - is China trying to shut down Coronavirus whistleblowers?


Focus of the Day Article: Business expectations of general counsel and in-house lawyers are changing rapidly – and are likely to evolve still further in the 2020s. In the past, many companies saw their GCs as technical legal specialists. But recent surveys have found disconnects with some boards. While GCs see their main role as highlighting risk and ensuring legal compliance, Board members want their legal teams to have greater commercial awareness and help make decisions about the strategic direction of the company. Full story - Legal Futures

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Tuesday

25th February - Law News

2980th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based legal news & articles archive since 2011 focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus:  Russian activist Anastasia Shevchenko is facing six years in prison for her opposition political activism. Anastasia has been under strict house arrest awaiting trial for over a year – banned from communicating with anyone other than officials and her relatives.


Focus of the Day Article: Alleged UK victims of Harvey Weinstein hail guilty verdict. Film producer also faces claims that he abused women during visits to London. Full story - Guardian Law

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