14th February - Law News

2606th 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: Samuel Little, a convicted serial killer who has confessed to killing more than 90 people, is helping investigators identify his alleged victims by sketching their portraits from memory

Focus of the Day story:
A High Court judge has reignited the debate about pro bono goodwill after comparing lawyers who work for free to Boxer, the tragic Stakhanovite horse in George Orwell's Animal Farm.  Mr Justice Williams made the comparison in ME and MP, in which the father appealed a 2018 judgment which concluded that his 12-year-old son should live with the mother and have no direct contact with him. Williams said the 'lengthy and comprehensive' 45-page judgment addressed issues 'of the utmost seriousness in the private law arena'.
  Full story: The Law Society Gazette
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