15th March - Law News

2272nd 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: Militias Are Burning Villages in Congo. Satellite images that show how lakeshore villages in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been destroyed in recent attacks, forcing 140,000 people to flee their homes.

Focus of the Day story: Heads of chambers have said the government’s revamped advocates graduated fee scheme (AGFS) will have a ‘catastrophic’ impact on their budgets and on individual barristers’ careers. The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) said that the latest legal aid reform, under which criminal advocates’ pay will be based on the seriousness and complexity of the work rather than the number of pages in a case, was constructed against the backdrop of a 40% fee cut. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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