Wednesday

1st April - Law News

3018th 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:  Scientists may still be learning about the virus that has swept across the world but they do appear to be united on one fact: lockdowns can slow the spread. But Brazil's far-right leader President Jair Bolsonaro has refused to be socially distant. Critics say his behaviour is criminally irresponsible.


Focus of the Day story: A project has gone live enabling the global justice community to share experiences of developing remote alternatives to physical court hearings in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, spearheaded by Professor Richard Susskind. Remote Courts Worldwide is a collaborative project involving the Society for Computers and Law – of which Professor Susskind is present – the UK LawTech Delivery Panel, and Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS). Full story - Legal Futures
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Tuesday

31st March - Law News

3017th 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:  There are now 9,000 patients with coronavirus in hospitals across England. A quarter of doctors are ill or self isolating. The new Nightingale Hospital in east London will begin taking its first 500 patients this week and will soon have room for 4,000. The government’s chief scientific adviser says the number of infections and deaths will continue to rise over the next two to three weeks.


Focus of the Day story: A former supreme court justice has heavily criticised Derbyshire police for stopping people exercising in the Peak District saying that such behaviour risks plunging Britain into a “police state”. Lord Sumption warned that police had no legal power to enforce “ministers’ wishes” and that the public should not be “resigning their liberty” to over-zealous citizens in uniform. Full story - Guardian Law

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Monday

30th March - Law News

3016th 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:  Protesters' encampment in central Beirut was dismantled after riot police removed dozens of demonstrators from the site, according to reports. Encampment was set on fire at Riad al-Solh Square and firefighters attempted to extinguish it, amid conflicting reports about how the blaze began.


Focus of the Day story: As law firms adjust to working life during COVID-19, Jersey firm Bedell Cristin has sworn its first virtual affidavit. Full story - New Law Journal

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