9th August - Law News

2417th 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: Pressure is mounting from senior Tories for the former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to apologise - or even be kicked out of the party - after his remarks about women who wear burkas. One MP said if Mr Johnson ever became Tory leader - he'd quit the party himself in protest. Critics are accusing Mr Johnson of using the issue to further his own leadership ambitions - and trying to mine a Donald Trump style of political populism.

Focus of the Day Story:
Applicants for QC status should not have to approach a judge for a favourable reference, the Law Society has said, suggesting that providing a list of substantial cases they had acted in would help remove the ’apparent bias’ against solicitor advocates. It was responding to a consultation by QC Appointments (QCA) on improving the appointments process to the historic rank.
Saturday Conversations on Law