3rd November - Law News

2139th 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: Since accusations of sexual harassment and worse against the film producer Harvey Weinstein were revealed, many people from other industries have come forward with their own experiences – in part, fuelled by the Me Too campaign on social media, a hashtag created to invite others to share their experiences in the wake of the Weinstein scandal. One of those who used the hashtag is Jayne Ozanne, a founding member of the Archbishops’ Council and a senior lay member of the General Synod. Tonight she tells us exclusively why she, too, is a Me Too. She has told us that she was raped by a priest in the 1990s and claims a bishop advised her not to report the attack. A warning: this report contains details of a sexual nature.

Focus of the day story: Consumer champions have urged regulators to push their transparency agenda after new figures showed gaps in public understanding. An annual survey, commissioned by the Legal Services Consumer Panel, found just 6% of legal clients found the price on the provider’s website, and another 4% found it through an advertisement or on a price comparison website. The most common areas of law where people had consulted a comparison site were employment disputes and housing problems. In almost two-thirds of cases, consumers found out about the price of services only through discussions with the provider. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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