23rd January - Law News

1854th 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: More than $11m (£8.8m) is missing from The Gambia's state coffers following the departure of long-time leader Yahya Jammeh. Mr Jammeh flew into exile on Saturday, ending his 22 years in power.

FOCUS OF THE DAY story: The Supreme Court decision on bus company’s duties to wheelchair users strikes a “balance” between the law and real-life practicalities, a leading discrimination law solicitor has said. The case of FirstGroup plc v Paulley [2017] UKSC 4 arose from an incident in 2012 on a bus from Wetherby to Leeds, where a woman with a sleeping child in a buggy refused to move to allow wheelchair user, Doug Paulley, to take her place. The woman said her buggy would not fold. Paulley sued for unlawful discrimination on the grounds of disability. Full story - New Law Journal

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