8th August - Law News

2780th 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: Police say they are "confident" they have found the bodies of Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, who were wanted over the murders of Sydney man Lucas Fowler, his American girlfriend Chynna Deese and university lecturer Leonard Dyck. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy said the bodies believed to be the wanted teens were found in Manitoba, 1 kilometre from where "several items directly linked" to the fugitives were found a day earlier, and 8 kilometres from where a grey Toyota RAV4 they were known to have been driving was found in flames on a highway.

Focus of the Day Article:
The number of legal employers committed to paying workers an independently assessed ‘living wage’ has increased by almost half in the past three years. Two-thirds of the UK’s top 30 firms by revenue are signed up, including all the magic circle, Gazette analysis shows. Some 135 law firms, barristers chambers and related organisations have signed up to a scheme run by charity the Living Wage Foundation, up from 91 at the end of 2016. The commitment also encompasses onsite contractors.

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