16th October - Law News

2121st 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 scandal deluging Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has deepened after US actress Rose McGowan publicly accused him of raping her. In a series of tweets, McGowan also accused Amazon Studio chief Roy Price of having ignored her when she made the allegation earlier. Amazon has put Price - himself accused on Thursday of sexually harassing a female producer - on leave of absence. Weinstein denies any sexual assaults. There was no comment from Price.

Focus of the day story: Legal aid lawyers have laid out plans to roll back the ‘damage caused by LASPO [Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012] cuts’. A manifesto published by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group proposes detailed reforms in 16 areas of law, ranging from actions against the state, to crime, to mental health and welfare benefits. It highlights the need to save money by simplifying processes. Full story - New Law Journal

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