25th October - Law News

1765th 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: An undercover BBC investigation has discovered Syrian refugee children making clothes for British shoppers. Panorama investigated factories in Turkey, and found children had been working on clothes for Marks and Spencer and the online retailer ASOS. The brands say they do not tolerate exploitation or child labour.

Focus of the Day story: Solicitors’ professional indemnity insurers paid out around £2bn due to negligence claims in the 10 years to 2014, startling new figures released yesterday by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) revealed. Having collated statistics from most of the insurers currently active in the market, the regulator said around 142,000 claims were made in that decade, although as that figure includes block claims, the number of individual cases of negligence was “much higher”. One in five claims led to a payment. Full story - Legal Futures

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