21st September - Law News

1731th 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: Protests against police brutality are continuing into the night in two cities in the US state of North Carolina. They came after a police officer shot and killed 43-year-old black man Keith Lamont Scott earlier on Tuesday night. And following the fatal shooting by police of a black man five days earlier in the state of Oklahoma.

Focus of the Day story: A leading criminal silk has called for the Law Society and Bar Council to be scrapped to make way for a ‘unified’ trade union that can represent the legal profession in opposition to government cuts. ‘The Law Society and the Bar Council should go and we should have a unified negotiation body,’ the former chair of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA), Michael Turner QC. Full story - Solicitors Journal

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