8th February - Law News

2236th 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 Story: What’s the Romani word for “feminism”? The answer is “Giuvlepin” – a Romanian theatre company showcasing “some of the most widespread stereotypes about Roma women across the world”. Formed by a group of Roma actresses in 2014, the troupe’s performance explores and busts stereotypes about Roma women and culture, challenging perceptions held both within and outside the community. The theatre company’s founders invented the term “Giuvlepin” because there was no previous Romani word for feminism.

Focus of the Day Story: A landmark case has opened in the Supreme Court that will finally decide whether insurers can bypass solicitors and settle claims directly with injured people. The outcome could either cost insurers millions in extra payments to solicitors or potentially threaten hundreds of firms that depend on personal injury work. Haven Insurance is appealing to the court to overturn a Court of Appeal ruling handing north-west firm Gavin Edmondson Solicitors around £12,500 in costs. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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