15th December - Law News

1816th 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: In an interview to RT, the Syrian President warned against taking statements by western governments at face value, as in Aleppo, they seemed to care more about saving terrorists than civilians. He also slammed the lackluster reaction to ISIS’s onslaught on Palmyra.

Focus of the day story:  The Solicitors Regulation Authority is pushing the idea of a ‘no enforcement tool’ to overlook minor rule breaches in the name of innovation. In a consultation published today, the regulator says waivers could be extended where firms have come up with innovations that are a technical breach of current rules. Existing or new firms would apply to the SRA for rule waivers and be required to show consumers are still adequately protected, and that the proposal is developed enough to start. A handful of waivers are already granted each year but the proposals attempt to define and expand the policy. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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