Monday

20th November - Law News

2156th 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: Assisted dying legislation has been debated in both the NSW and Victorian parliaments, with the NSW bill being voted down. Former prime minister Paul Keating says "the experience of overseas jurisdictions suggests the pressures for further liberalisation are irresistible". Are they?



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Sunday

19th November - Law News

2155th 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 deaths of multiple civilians in a police operation Port-au-Prince has shocked local residents as the government battles gangs in the wake of UN peacekeeper departure one month ago. A police operation that ended in a school in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, has left at least seven civilians dead. Residents say the number is higher and that some were executed by the police. The accusations of rights abuses come as Haiti re-establishes its armed forces after the withdrawal of UN peacekeepers.



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Saturday

18th November - Law News

2154th 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 string of terrorist attacks in Europe is making governments adapt – expanding police powers and toughening anti-terrorist laws. Will this help defend against future attacks?



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Friday

17th November - Law News

2153rd 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: Robert Mugabe is under house arrest as the Zimbabwe army staged a de facto military coup. Troops have been posted outside government buildings and are patrolling the streets of the capital Harare. The former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was sacked just last week, could now be on his way back to Zimbabwe to take charge. At 93, Robert Mugabe is the world's oldest serving head of state. He's been in power for almost 40 years. Most Zimbabweans have never known rule by anyone else. Who is the man who's led Zimbabwe since its independence from white minority rule?


Focus of the day story:  Clients are the biggest competitors to law firms and are taking work from them, a top European marketer says. Andrea Miskolczi, chief business development and marketing officer at Wolf Theiss, says inhouse teams are investing in technology and, with only one sector and one client to understand, are bringing more work in-house. Speaking on 'Managing Innovation in the Face of Disruption' at the Law Firm Marketing Summit, she said that the disruption occurring in the legal marketplace was a natural progression of what has happened in other industries and that if law firm partners could charge for every hour, they would not be under pressure to invest in technology. Full story - The Global Legal Post

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Thursday

16th November - Law News

2152nd 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: A new survey published by the journal The Lancet reinforces what many had believed for a long time -- that air pollution is already having a serious impact for generations of Indians. The polluted air that millions breathe today is affecting their lifespan and quality of life. The Lancet report says pollution is India's second-biggest health hazard. In another study, and it's important to stress that the reports are not linked, an experienced doctor tells us that there is evidence that Indian children show lower lung growth than Caucasian children. It's all the same in terms of the size of the lung till the age of about 8, after which there is a change. By the time Indian children are adults, the lung size in both Indian men and women is about 10 per cent smaller. On The Buck Stops Here, we look at these two studies and ask our leaders whether they would act now.


Focus of the day story:  The government has agreed to review a requirement introduced in latest criminal legal aid contracts to tackle the issue of 'ghost' duty solicitors. The Legal Aid Agency's decision follows widespread confusion from firms about what type of work they must show to be entitled to a duty rota slot. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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Wednesday

15th November - Law News

2151st 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 accusations continue against the Republican US Senator: Another woman has come forward to accuse Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault.

 Focus of the day story:  The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has made unprecedented public criticism of the Solicitors Regulation Authority over how it presented last week’s decision to fine US law firm Locke Lord a record £500,000. The case involved the alleged involvement in dubious investment transactions of Jonathan Denton, a one-time partner, and his use of the firm to facilitate it. Full story - Legal Futures

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Tuesday

14th November - Law News

2150th 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 heated language of Trump’s presidential campaign is affecting American Muslims, who find themselves increasingly on the receiving end of hate crimes. A year into Trump’s presidency, how will his words and decisions affect the country’s Islamic minority? We ask Trita Parsi, former informal Obama administration’s adviser and head of the National American Iranian Council.

 
Focus of the day story:  UK humiliated as international court election goes to runoff. International court of justice would be without British judge for first time since 1946 if Sir Christopher Greenwood loses. Full story - Guardian Law

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Monday

13th November - Law News

2149th 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: Colombian police have discovered 12 tonnes of cocaine in the largest single drug seizure in the country's history. The drugs were found buried in four banana plantations in the north of the country, close to the routes used to smuggle cocaine to the US.
 
Focus of the day story: Ahead of Brexit talks re-commencing this week, the government released a new technical note setting out details of a “streamlined system” for EU nationals wanting to remain in the UK. The government hopes to instil confidence in EU citizens living in the UK by promising that their applications will not be refused on minor technicalities and caseworkers considering applications will exercise discretion where appropriate.The criteria for settled status will be as per the Withdrawal Agreement (which has not yet been  agreed) but it is anticipated that the majority of applications will be accepted. Full story - New Law Journal

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