7th March - Law News

2264th 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: Australia's Federal Government is taking action over defective Takata airbags, ordering one of Australia's biggest ever recall. Four million cars are now part of a compulsory replacement scheme because the Government was unhappy with the industry's response.

Focus of the Day story: More than one in ten law firms assessed for compliance with government money laundering obligations brought in last year have been referred for disciplinary action, a proportion which if extrapolated to the wider profession would amount to over 1,200 firms.
So concerned was the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) about the profession’s anti-money laundering (AML) performance that last week it issued a public warning notice, after scrutiny of 50 firms led to six being earmarked for the disciplinary process. Full story - Legal Futures

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