11th August - Law News

1690th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Lawyers, Law, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation & Rights.

Today's video story: The UN is demanding that Ethiopia allow international observers into parts of the country after a weekend of deadly protests. It wants to investigate allegations of excessive force used across the Oromia and Amhara regions. At least 90 demonstrators were killed during the wave of anti-government protests.

Focus of the Day article:  Two barristers from the same chambers have between them accounted for more than one in ten of the four hundred plus new complaints made against their branch of the profession in 2015/16. The revelation came amid a crisis of public confidence in the fairness and openness of the barrister’ complaints process. Invited to agree that the process was open and fair, nearly 70% of complainants said it was not. However, among barristers there was widespread satisfaction. Full story - Legal Futures

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