24th May - Law News

1975th 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: The independence of Kurdish Iraq is just a matter of time. That's the message from the head of the US Defense Intelligence Agency. The announcement comes just weeks after Iraq's Kurds announced plans to hold an independence referendum this year, once Islamic State is defeated. The US provided allied Syrian Kurds with weapons including mortars, heavy machine guns, anti-tank weapons and armored vehicles.

Focus of the day story:  Hallett LJ: Use jury trials in ‘serious’ criminal cases only. ‘Legal system will become even more crucial to our survival post-Brexit’. Full story - Solicitors Journal

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