13th October - Law News

1752nd 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: Hong Kong's new parliament has opened to chaotic scenes after newly-elected pro-democracy politicians mocked the swearing-in process and ripped up their oaths.

Focus of the Day story: Lord Sumption, the outspoken Supreme Court justice, has said he regrets the “growing tendency of would-be lawyers to devote themselves to the study of law from the age of eighteen”. Instead he said that “in an ideal world” law should only be offered as a second degree and “the study of a different subject at a formative time of one’s life” was “personally enriching”. Full story - Legal Futures

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