Thursday

14th November - Law News

2879th 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:  Today's court decision is only a partial win for the 78-year-old former adviser to the Pope. The Australian High Court did not formally grant Pell special leave to appeal against his conviction, it simply agreed to hear (in front of the full court bench) arguments for and against his conviction.

Saturday Conversations on Law

Focus of the Day Article: The Legal Services Board has listed concerns about the quality, cost and diversity impact of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam, suggesting there is still a long way to go before the assessment is approved. Full story: The Law Society Gazette

Wednesday

13th November - Law News

2878th 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:  The fate of hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants who arrived in the US as children will be on the line as the Supreme Court hears arguments on the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Saturday Conversations on Law

Focus of the Day Article: Lady Hale, president of the Supreme Court, has called on the courts to learn lessons from the tribunal service in improving the diversity of judges. She has also had a subtle dig at former colleague Lord Sumption’s infamous suggestion that it could take 50 years to achieve gender equality in the judiciary. Full story: Legal Futures

Tuesday

12th November - Law News

2877th 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:  India's Supreme Court has ruled that the disputed holy site in Ayodhya in northern India should be given to Hindus who want to build a temple there. The case, which has been bitterly contested for decades by Hindus and Muslims, centres on the ownership of the land in Uttar Pradesh state. At the centre of the row is the 16th Century Babri mosque which was demolished by Hindu mobs in 1992, sparking riots that killed nearly 2,000 people. Muslims would get another plot of land to construct a mosque, the court said.

Saturday Conversations on Law

Focus of the Day Article: Half of rape victims drop out of cases even after suspect is identified: leaked Cabinet Office report finds justice system fails claimants and lack of resources may impede investigations. Full story: Guardian Law