12th January - Law News

2211st 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 Focus Video Story: When Rafal Senk moved to the UK he found people more accepting of his sexuality than in his native Poland. However, his profound deafness meant he was unable to get the right support from councils and soon became homeless.

Focus of the Day Story: Less than 24 hours after the prime minister handed the justice brief to solicitor David Gauke as part of a cabinet reshuffle, the new lord chancellor says he has begun the process of making parole decisions more transparent. Gauke told MPs today that he agreed with his predecessor David Lidington's assessment that there is a 'strong case' to review transparency in making parole decisions and how victims are appropriately engaged. This follows widespread concern at the Parole Board's decision to release serial sex attacker John Worboys from prison. Full story: The Law Society Gazette

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