11th November - Law News

1782nd 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: 'Not My President'! Demonstrators took to the streets in parts of California and Washington to protest the election of Donald Trump.


Focus of the day story: The Bar Council plans to hike practising fees next year in order to plug a ‘very significant’ shortfall in its staff pension scheme. In a budget consultation paper, the body proposes that fees rise by 12% to plug a deficit in its defined benefit scheme which stood at £5.4m in July, the date of the latest scheme valuation. It then expects to freeze fees for five years. The proposals would result in a £13 increase for the lowest earners, rising to a £198 rise for those earning over £240,000. This will raise £1.3m each year which would be used 'wholly and exclusively' to fund the shortfall. Full story: The Law Society Gazette

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