9th October - Law News

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Today's Video Focus:  A letter from the British government classifying Paulette Wilson as an illegal immigrant shook her sense of identity and belonging. ‘Hostile environment’ policies years in the making meant that Wilson and other victims of the Windrush scandal had their right to residency in the UK called into question. She had been detained for a week pending imminent deportation though she had done nothing wrong. It was devastating, but luckily she was released before she was deported. Here we follow Wilson as she returns to Jamaica for the first time in 50 years, trying to make sense of her place in the world and rebuild a sense of security and belonging.

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Focus of the Day Article: According to a report from the Law Society, Legal services sector forecasts 2017-2025, growth in overall legal sector employment is likely to decline, partly as a result of “increasing adoption of new technology and new working methods”. It recorded predictions that “modest growth in the UK economy and the increasing use of labour-saving technology and new working methods in the sector, mean that total employment in the sector is unlikely to grow at the rates we have seen in the past. Full story: Legal Futures