13th February - Law News

1875th 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 undercover investigation by Panorama has revealed the reality of life behind bars in the crisis-hit prison system. From prison custody officers who say they've lost control, to some inmates regularly taking drugs, undercover reporter Joe Fenton records his time working behind bars.

Focus of the day story: Some 2,500 barristers will earn more than £240,000 this year, Bar Council figures have shown, and they will have to pay an extra £200 for their practising certificates after the Legal Services Board (LSB) approved a 12% hike in fees across the board. But with a decade of higher fees looming to plug a hole in the Bar Council’s pension fund, the LSB said it expected regulatory costs to fall. Full story - Legal Futures

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