Wednesday

21st August - Law News

2794th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based legal news & articles archive since 2011 focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus: Migrants are a big issue in Matteo Salvini's Italy and could be a decisive factor in the next election - whenever it comes. The busiest frontline of migration has traditionally been around the island of Sicily, a popular tourist destination with a famously shady past and a convenient geography for the people traffickers. There, underage girls often arriving from Nigeria are being coerced into the sex trade. They are trafficked in a complex web of exploitation that starts as soon as they leave their home. Our investigation has been out on the streets of Palermo and talking to those who have escaped the traffickers.



Focus of thre Day Article:
A large commercial law firm will ditch its client account in favour of a third-party managed account (TPMA) by the end of the year, a leading payment processor has predicted. Geoff Dunnett, director of professional services at Shieldpay, said the company worked with around 30 law firms that already relied on a TPMA instead of a client account, including three personal injury firms.
Full story - Legal Futures

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Tuesday

20th August - Law News

2793rd Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based legal news & articles archive since 2011 focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus: Shocked by a series of stabbings in his area of east London, Courtney Barrett has set up a DIY knife amnesty bin in an effort to get knives off the streets. We joined him outside Leytonstone tube station as he collected 27 knives from the public and ask why he has volunteered for something that is usually the job of the police.



Focus of thre Day Article:
Criminal cases delayed across England and Wales as courts lie idle. Cuts are being blamed for many crown courts not sitting despite very high caseloads.
Full story - Guardian Law

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Monday

19th August - Law News

2792nd Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based legal news & articles archive since 2011 focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus: Bahrain pardons anti-F1 activist jailed for years & abused there by UK-trained police. Human rights activist has been pardoned in Bahrain, after almost 3 years behind bars for making comments online that were critical of the government.



Focus of thre Day Article:
Claimant lawyers are invited to the Legal Action Group’s (LAG) annual course on advanced actions against the police, taking place at Herbert Smith Freehill’s London office on Friday 8 November. 
Full story - New Law Journal


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Sunday

18th August - Law News

2791st Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based legal news & articles archive since 2011 focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus: The Supreme Court has ruled that the appointment of Governor Pedro Pierluisi was unconstitutional. Pierluisi was appointed as governor without Senate approval on Friday.




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Saturday

17th August - Law News

2790th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based legal news & articles archive since 2011 focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus: The Rajasthan provincial government (India) has said it will re-examine the Pehlu Khan case, in which a district court acquitted the six men accused of thrashing the dairy farmer on suspicion of cattle smuggling two years ago. Pehlu Khan, whose beating was captured on a mobile phone video used by Rajasthan police to identify his attackers, died of his injuries three days later.




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Friday

16th August - Law News

2789th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based legal news & articles archive since 2011 focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus: On June 1, an Israeli soldier shot into a crowd, killing a volunteer medic named Rouzan al-Najjar. Israeli officials say soldiers only use live fire as a last resort. Our investigation shows otherwise. We analyzed over 1,000 photos and videos, froze the fatal moment in a 3-D model of the protest, and interviewed more than 30 witnesses and I.D.F. commanders to reveal how Rouzan was killed.



Focus of the Day News Story:
Just over 1 in 10 (11 percent) the UK's retail workers have experienced “inappropriate touching of a sexual nature” in their current role, according to a new survey by law firm Foot Anstey. A figure of 11 per cent represents 319,000 workers in the UK's retail sector.
Full story - The Global Legal Post

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Thursday

15th August - Law News

2788th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based legal news & articles archive since 2011 focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus: Exclusive school finance figures reveal four elite private schools spent more on new facilities than the poorest 1,800 schools combined. This is Australia's great education divide.



Focus of the Day News Story:
Solicitors were not bound to a lower costs figure by a partner’s email to clients promising to ‘honour’ a costs budget, the High Court has ruled. Claimants in Blyth & Anor v Nelsons Solicitors Ltd had sought to cap the fees owed by them to the Midlands firm for work in a contentious probate dispute, but Mr Justice Stewart, sitting in the Queen’s Bench Division, rejected their appeal and said there was no binding agreement to limit costs.

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