15th May - Law News

2695th 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: MPs have joined calls for the Jeremy Kyle Show to be taken off air for good, after the death of a man shortly after he appeared on the programme. Steven Dymond was found dead last week, following a recording. Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious. In an internal email, the ITV boss Dame Carolyn McCall said the decision to suspend the show was "the best way" to protect it and its staff. But Downing Street said broadcasters and production companies had a responsibility towards the mental health and wellbeing of participants and viewers.

Focus of the Day Article:
A new campaign, #SupportingSolicitors, has been launched to promote the help available to solicitors facing professional and personal challenges. It goes live today at the start of Mental Health Awareness Week. It has been put together jointly by the Law Society, the Solicitors Regulation Authority, wellbeing charity LawCare, SBA The Solicitors’ Charity – which supports those in serious financial need with grants – and the Solicitors Assistance Scheme, a service best known for helping those facing disciplinary and regulatory issues.
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