Thursday

29th June - Law News

2012th 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: At least 16 Americans have been arrested in North Korea since 1996. Each situation is unique, but there are common threads when it comes to how and when they take Americans into custody.


Focus of the day story:  Parliament should avoid ’dangerous ambiguity’ in the legal system by formally instructing courts to take account of European Court of Justice (CJEU) decisions when they are relevant post Brexit, a thinktank has warned in the run-up to the Repeal Bill.  In Brexit and the European Court of Justice the Institute for Government says that ministers have left fundamental questions unanswered on the status of CJEU decisions after the UK leaves the European Union. While the government has said pre-Brexit decisions of the European Court will be incorporated into UK law, it has not said how British judges should treat future rulings. This would expose judges to a 'fierce political battle', the institute maintains. Full story: The Law Society Gazette


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Wednesday

28th June - Law News

2011th 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: Nicola Sturgeon has said she is to "reset" her plans for a second referendum on Scottish independence. The first minister had called for an independence referendum to be held in the autumn of next year or the spring of 2019. But she has been considering her options since the SNP lost 21 seats in the election earlier this month. Ms Sturgeon told Holyrood she not "immediately" seek to introduce legislation for a referendum.

Focus of the day story:  Legal aid cuts have left residents no way to challenge sub-standard housing. The Grenfell Tower action group had no access to legal aid. Residents at risk in their homes want straightforward, enforceable legal remedies to keep them safe. Full story: Guardian Law


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Tuesday

27th June - Law News

2010th 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: With barely enough shelter to house even 11% of the homeless people on its main island, Hawaii lawmakers struggle for solutions amid rising costs of living and low wages.


Focus of the day story: The practising certificate (PC) fee for solicitors is set to fall 4% this year, but the saving will be largely wiped out by an increase in contributions to bolster the Solicitors Compensation Fund ahead of an expected rise in claims arising from their involvement in fraudulent investment schemes. The Law Society issued a consultation on Friday that laid out a proposed budget of £134.1m for 2017/18 to run both the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Law Society’s representative function, compared to £137m for the present year.. Full story: Legal Futures


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