20th December - Law News

2187th 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: Local elections in Catalonia this Thursday could decide the fate of the region's independence bid. Madrid says the secession movement has been based on what it calls 'post-truth'.

Focus of the day story: The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has again reached a highly unusual majority decision in the Leigh Day case, this time on the costs of the case. Two members of the tribunal decided that there should be no order for costs, but the third member argued that Leigh Day should be awarded 40% of its costs of the proceedings – although not the initial investigation. Full story: Legal Futures

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