5th December - Law News

1806th 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: A month after India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi banned high value notes in an ill thought out bid to tackle money laundering and corruption, this is a reality check. Rural banks are short of cash and the economy has unnecessarily suffered as a result.

Focus of the Day story: Training for barristers could be split into two parts under proposals to shake up the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to make entry to the Bar more affordable. The Bar Council and Council of the Inns of Court have proposed that the 30-week BPTC, which costs £15,000-£19,000, no longer be compulsory. Instead, the BPTC would be split into: part one, knowledge-based subjects, namely civil and criminal procedure and evidence; and part two, skills such as drafting, advocacy and conferencing. Full story - New Law Journal

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