14th October - Law News

1753rd 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: Things just got real for Donald Trump. After recordings surfaced of Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women, and numerous women have come forth describing past encounters where Trump groped them, Michelle Obama took to the campaign trail to call out the Republican nominee for President of the United States on his disgusting behavior.

Focus of the Day story: South-west law centre was forced to turn away up to 4,000 people needing legal advice or support last year, according to a report by Amnesty International on the impact of the government’s legal aid reforms. Clare Carter (pictured), director of Avon and Bristol Law Centre, told the human rights group that the cases the centre was taking ‘are just the tip of the iceberg’. She said: ’Demand is high and resources are low, so now we only take the people who are the most destitute, who face the most barriers. Ethically that is incredibly difficult for staff here, to think this person hasn’t quite reached rock bottom so we turn them away.’ Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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