Tuesday

19th February - Law News

2611st Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus: Liberia's government has launched an investigation into an American charity set up to help vulnerable girls, following a report into how the organisation dealt with allegations a staff member had raped pupils in its care. The first More Than Me Academy was established in 2013 in the Liberian capital Monrovia by American, Katie Meyler. A former staff member, Macintosh Johnson, was accused of raping girls at the school. Katie Meyler has temporarily resigned as CEO of the charity pending the outcome of the investigation.



Focus of the Day Article:
Have some banks, or their legal representatives, been faking signatures on UK court documents used to repossess people’s homes and to recover other debts? It’s a serious charge, but a new campaign group claims there has been “alleged industrial-scale forgery” of signatures. And the Bank Signature Forgery Campaign has some powerful supporters in high places. The all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on fair business banking – a cross-party group of MPs and peers – publicly voiced its support this month, as did the high-profile police and crime commissioner for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld.
Full story - Guadian Law


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Monday

18th February - Law News

2610th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus: A Canadian feminist, Meghan Murphy, is suing Twitter - for banning her over her tweets about transgender people. She is banned under new policy for ‘misgendering’
Focus of the Day Article:
Lawyers label extra funding ‘but a drop in the ocean’. The long-awaited Ministry of Justice (MoJ) review of its legal aid cuts has left lawyers largely disappointed. The post-implementation review of LASPO (the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012), published last week, pledges a further £5m towards technological solutions and £3m to help litigants in person.
Full story - New Law Journal



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Sunday

17th February - Law News

2609th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus: The US authorities are looking into cases where Saudi students in American colleges, who were facing criminal charges, managed to escape the country. It is alleged that the government in Riyadh might have helped them flee.




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