26th September - Law News

2466th 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: Electricity and drinking water are in short supply in the Iraqi city of Basra. More than 20 protesters were killed earlier this month when anti-government demonstrations turned violent. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said last week that practical measures were underway to address the problem of potable water and the lack of services in Basra province.

Focus of the Day Article:
The Legal Services Board (LSB) has received unprecedented lobbying against the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) plans to allow solicitors to practise from unregulated businesses.
It comes as research shows widespread ignorance among solicitors in small firms about the change.
The LSB is currently considering the SRA’s proposed new Handbook, the most controversial element of which is freeing up solicitors to deliver unregulated legal services to clients from unregulated businesses.
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