18th August - Law News

1697th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Lawyers, Law, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation & Rights.

Today's video story: Anjem Choudary, a prominent radical Islamist preacher, has been convicted at the Old Bailey in London of supporting Islamic State. He has a long history of controversial media appearances, repeatedly failing to condemn terrorist atrocities. He now faces up to 10 years in prison.

Focus of the day article: Fraud convictions remain low despite rise in SFO-compelled interviews. A rise in the number of witnesses interviewed by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) failed to lead to more convictions last year, the latest statistics has revealed. In 2015, 177 witnesses were compelled to attend interviews - a 37 per cent increase on the 129 interviews completed the year before, according to RPC. Full story - Solicitors Journal

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