23rd February - Law News

2251st 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: Amnesty International says leaders including Donald Trump and Xi Jinping are undermining human rights. What is behind the rise in global rights violations?

Focus of the Day Story: The Law Society and the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) are discussing the possibility of a new career path for criminal lawyers involving both defence and prosecution work, it has emerged. Angela Rafferty QC, chair of the CBA, warned this week of the “decimation” of both the criminal Bar and the solicitors’ profession if no action was taken to tackle an “unprecedented recruitment crisis”. Full story - Legal Futures

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