27th June - Law News

2010th 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: With barely enough shelter to house even 11% of the homeless people on its main island, Hawaii lawmakers struggle for solutions amid rising costs of living and low wages.

Focus of the day story: The practising certificate (PC) fee for solicitors is set to fall 4% this year, but the saving will be largely wiped out by an increase in contributions to bolster the Solicitors Compensation Fund ahead of an expected rise in claims arising from their involvement in fraudulent investment schemes. The Law Society issued a consultation on Friday that laid out a proposed budget of £134.1m for 2017/18 to run both the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Law Society’s representative function, compared to £137m for the present year.. Full story: Legal Futures

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