2nd February - Law News

1864th 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: Refugees are on the move again in eastern Ukraine as fighting intensifies between pro-Russian forces and government troops. The United Nations Security Council is expected to address the uptick in violence. Both Ukraine and Russia are current members of the Council, and blame each other for renewed attacks.

Focus of the day story:  More than 500 barristers have signed an open letter opposing the Bar Standards Board’s proposals to shake up the training regime for would-be barristers. In the letter, the barristers, who include former master of the rolls and lord chief justice Lord Woolf, say the consultation is not ‘guided by a proper understanding’ of the BSB’s objective of promoting and protecting the public interest. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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