19th May - Law News

1969th 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: Ahead of Chelsea Manning’s scheduled release from Fort Leavenworth military prison, Guardian US chief reporter Ed Pilkington and Manning’s attorney, Nancy Hollander, explain the significance of her release and the impact of her legacy for the transgender community.

Focus of the day story:   pilot scheme for testing the new online court is on track for launch at the end of July. Minutes from the April meeting of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee, published this week, reveal draft rules have been developed alongside the IT that will allow claims to be settled online. Last year Lord Justice Briggs recommended significant changes to the structure of civil courts, including a three-stage process for disputes to be resolved virtually. Full story: The Law Society Gazette

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