26th September - Law News

2101st 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: Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term, but it's a hollow victory given the pummelling she and her former coalition partners received. and the success of the right-wing, nationalist Alternative for Germany party. The AfD, which promised to fight "an invasion of foreigners", seems to have capitalised on a backlash over Mrs Merkel's decision to open Germany's borders to over a million migrants and refugees in 2015. It all leaves a tense political backdrop and Mrs Merkel with a headache as she tries to cobble together a new ruling coalition.

Focus of the day story: The Lord Chancellor, David Lidington, has unexpectedly rejected the Legal Services Board’s (LSB) recommendation that chartered accountants should be able to handle litigation, advocacy and legal instruments in taxation work. Full story - Legal Futures

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