12th September - Law News

2452nd 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: The governing body of women's tennis has backed Serena William's claim that it was "sexism" that led to her being penalised in the final of the US Tennis Open. She lost the match, but her outbursts at the umpire and the penalties levied have led to the tennis world taking a long hard look at whether the men and women players are treated equally.

Focus of the Dar Article:
A catalogue of disastrous consequences has followed a reduction in the scope of legal aid, including debt from high lawyers’ fees, possible ill-informed judicial decisions, and knock-on costs for other parts of the public sector, according to new research. A survey of 115 people with legal problems who would have received legal aid before implementation of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) in 2013 was carried out for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
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