9th March - Law News

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Today's video story: At least 22 young girls have died in a fire at a home for vulnerable teenagers and children in Guatemala. The country has declared three days of national mourning. A crowd of relatives, some wailing in grief, gathered outside the government-run Virgen de Asuncion home for the under-18s in San Jose Pinula, 25 km southwest of the capital, Guatemala City. *What happened?* Police say some residents set mattresses ablaze after trying to escape from the overcrowded facility.


Focus of the day story:  Preserving access to the single market in legal services is among the reasons why the government urgently needs to set out a vision for trade with the EU following Brexit, MPs say today. In its first report, the International Trade Committee of the House of Commons backs re-joining the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) to preserve continuity in trading relationships.  Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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