26th April - Law News

2313rd 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: Political dramas Homeland and Designated Survivor have recently explored how a president could be removed from office using the 25th amendment to the US constitution. It can only be triggered if the president is deemed 'unfit for office'. But how would it work in reality? Who would be needed to trigger it? And why has it never been used before? The Guardian's US political reporter Sabrina Siddiqui explains

Focus of the Day Story: Employment tribunals continue to be beset with delays, including in the average time taken to deal with the first stage of the litigation process and for parties receiving judgments, employment lawyers have claimed. According to a survey of Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) members, 90% of respondents said they had experienced delays in tribunals dealing with interim paper applications. More than half (57%) said they had experienced delays in receiving reserved judgments and 45% reported postponements of a hearing due to a lack of judicial resources. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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