22nd February - Law News

2250th 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 Focus: The brutal rape of a 23-year-old student on a bus in Delhi shocked the world. The victim, who became known as Nirbhaya (‘fearless’), succumbed to her injuries two weeks later, but not before giving testimonies against her attackers. Her death provoked outrage and protests across India as people demanded dramatic improvements to women’s rights. But five years on, has anything really changed? We revisit the city to ask women what they think

Focus of the Day Story: Barristers are less happy in their working lives than staff in the National Health Service, with stress and a failure of chambers to help with pressures outside work among major concerns. According to the results of two surveys, one on quality of working life and the other on the courts' flexible operating hours (FOH) proposal, barristers said they are unsatisfied with their working life, the conditions they work in, and how they will be able to manage if plans to introduce evening and early morning sittings at courts are introduced. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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