25th February - Law News

2617th 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: During the war in Syria, children in areas controlled by Islamist groups were involuntarily recruited as fighters and forced to witness barbaric executions. The Syrian Army has now taken back control, but these children are still haunted by what they saw, what was done to them, and the brainwashing they received.

Focus of the Day Article:
The founder of The First 100 Years project has called for quotas in law firms to guarantee more women at equity partner level and in senior management. Dana Denis-Smith, the entrepreneur and lawyer who set up the project nearly five years ago, has warned that the profession is dragging its heels on equality, with ‘rigid and inflexible structures’ in many law firms preventing women from progressing to senior positions. ‘Women are still not sufficiently represented at equity level, amongst QCs or in the judiciary and when they are, they are not paid as much as their male counterparts. We should be demanding equal representation and pay,’ Denis-Smith said.
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