19th February - Law News

2611st 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: Liberia's government has launched an investigation into an American charity set up to help vulnerable girls, following a report into how the organisation dealt with allegations a staff member had raped pupils in its care. The first More Than Me Academy was established in 2013 in the Liberian capital Monrovia by American, Katie Meyler. A former staff member, Macintosh Johnson, was accused of raping girls at the school. Katie Meyler has temporarily resigned as CEO of the charity pending the outcome of the investigation.

Focus of the Day Article:
Have some banks, or their legal representatives, been faking signatures on UK court documents used to repossess people’s homes and to recover other debts? It’s a serious charge, but a new campaign group claims there has been “alleged industrial-scale forgery” of signatures. And the Bank Signature Forgery Campaign has some powerful supporters in high places. The all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on fair business banking – a cross-party group of MPs and peers – publicly voiced its support this month, as did the high-profile police and crime commissioner for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld.
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