Friday

20th October - Law News

2125th 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 story: A Pakistani court has formally charged the ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law with corruption, opening a trial that could see the former leader jailed. The 2016 Panama Papers revealed the family had used offshore companies to buy expensive properties in London and their wealth did not match their income. The accused insist the proceedings are part of an opposition-fueled conspiracy.


Focus of the day story:  Employment tribunals are failing to hit basic targets and judges are departing without being replaced, users have revealed. Minutes of the National User Group Meeting on employment tribunals report that tribunals are falling short of targets for completing and disposing of claims. Full story - The Law Society Gazette
 

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Thursday

19th October - Law News

2124th 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 story: Gul Meena is starting a new life in Sweden after spending five years in a women's shelter in Afghanistan. The 18-year-old was attacked by her family with an ax after leaving her abusive husband.


Focus of the day story:  UK law firms are suffering from increased competition, poor adaption of cutting edge technology and rising fee-earner costs. Full story - The Global Legal Post
 

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Wednesday

18th October - Law News

2123rd 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 story: Some Puerto Ricans are resorting to desperate and potentially dangerous measures to collect water from parts of the island that are polluted with industrial chemicals.


Focus of the day story:  The Bar Council has strongly attacked a plan by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) for the compulsory registration of youth court advocates, the first scheme of its type. It said the move did not address the “underlying issues of low pay and status” in the youth courts and risked deterring barristers from undertaking the work. Full story - Legal Futures
 

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