3rd May - Law News

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FOCUS OF THE DAY: Law firms have just six months to go until the new continuing professional development (CPD) rules come in, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has warned. All solicitors must move to the new approach on 1 November 2016. From that date, they will not need to count their CPD hours or do particular types of training. Instead, they will need to assess what they need to do to stay up to date and competent and pursue training in that area. Full story - New Law Journal

Saturday Conversations on Law
Today's video story: The Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi, has ordered the arrest of protesters who attacked politicians after breaking into parliament on Saturday. However, followers of Iraq's prominent Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who staged the protest, are now dispersing. Meanwhile car bomb attacks have killed at least 33 people in southern Iraq.