16th December - Law News

1817th 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: The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has confirmed to the BBC that he shot dead three men while mayor of Davao. He said: "I killed about three of them... I don't know how many bullets from my gun went inside their bodies. It happened and I cannot lie about it." His statement came hours after his spokesman denied that Mr Duterte had personally killed anyone. The recent controversy began on Wednesday at the president's palace.

Focus of the day story:  Chris Grayling is a name that strikes terror into the heart of anyone who cares how well the country is run. Legal aid reform, books to prisoners, and possibly even the catastrophic state of Southern’s industrial relations, which this week left hundreds of thousands of commuters unable to get to work because of a two-day strike – his fingerprints are on them all. Full story - Guardian Law

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