11th April - Law News

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Today's Video Focus: Israeli fighter jets struck a target in the Gaza Strip today after it was claimed explosives had been found near the border. And tonight it was reported that a Palestinian rocket had landed in Israel, though in both cases nobody was hurt. Thousands of Palestinians have been protesting along the border in the run-up to the anniversary of Israel's foundation 70 years ago. And dozens have been killed by Israeli gunfire near the fence. Our foreign affairs correspondent Jonathan Rugman has been visiting the border camps and meeting some of the hundreds injured.

Focus of the Day story: A London-based law firm has filed a claim for judicial review against the Law Society’s decision not to reaccredit a solicitor who had been on its mental health panel for nearly a decade. Rebecca Hill of GT Stewart told Legal Futures that the decision meant she has had to stop working in an area about which she is “passionate”, and longstanding clients have had to find new representation. Ms Hill first joined the society’s mental health accreditation scheme in 2008. From August 2014, it has been a requirement of the Legal Aid Agency that all publicly funded representatives before the Mental Health Tribunal are members of the scheme. Full story - Legal Futures

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