5th January - Law News

1836th 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: An Israeli soldier Elor Azaria has been convicted of manslaughter, after shooting a Palestinian as he lay wounded on the ground. Scuffles broke out, near the court in Tel Aviv, as the verdict was announced.

Focus of the day story:  Law Society chief executive Catherine Dixon has resigned after two years in the role, citing the society’s failure to embrace governance reform, Legal Futures can reveal. In a letter to members of the ruling council, seen by this website, Ms Dixon said: “It is my firm belief that the Law Society will not be perceived by its members and other key stakeholders to have changed and to be representative of solicitors and the diverse solicitor profession, without changing the way it is governed. Full story - Legal Futures

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