21st October - Law News

1760th 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: Our obsession with 'good immigrants' breeds intolerance. Society sets the bar so high to become a ‘good immigrant’, argues writer Nikesh Shukla, that normal immigrants are demonised. He says non-Brits in the public eye have a simple path to good-immigrant status – as long as they play within the rules. But immigrants should be held to to the same standards as everybody else.

Focus of the Day story: An influential group of MPs has criticised the Ministry of Justice for failing to translate its goodwill for magistrates into any meaningful strategy to support them. In a report published today, the House of Commons justice committee says the magistracy faces a range of ‘unresolved issues’ relating to its role and workload, and serious problems with recruitment and training, which should be urgently addressed. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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