Thursday

27th February - Law News

2982nd 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:  With Malaysia's government locked in a power struggle between Anwar Ibrahim and recently resigned PM Mahathir Mohamad, Asian Studies Professor James Chin tells The World the country "needs traffic policemen rather than politicians" due to all the political manoeuvring.


Focus of the Day Article: Constraints on legal aid fees are preventing defendants from accessing high-quality forensic science expertise, the Forensic Science Regulator warns today. Publishing an annual report for 2019, Dr Gillian Tully once again urges the government to put the regulator on a statutory footing to enforce high standards. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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Wednesday

26th February - Law News

2981st 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:  China’s initial response to the Coronavirus received praise. But now with the accusations of cover-ups, crack-downs and even forced quarantines beginning to mount - is China trying to shut down Coronavirus whistleblowers?


Focus of the Day Article: Business expectations of general counsel and in-house lawyers are changing rapidly – and are likely to evolve still further in the 2020s. In the past, many companies saw their GCs as technical legal specialists. But recent surveys have found disconnects with some boards. While GCs see their main role as highlighting risk and ensuring legal compliance, Board members want their legal teams to have greater commercial awareness and help make decisions about the strategic direction of the company. Full story - Legal Futures

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Tuesday

25th February - Law News

2980th 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:  Russian activist Anastasia Shevchenko is facing six years in prison for her opposition political activism. Anastasia has been under strict house arrest awaiting trial for over a year – banned from communicating with anyone other than officials and her relatives.


Focus of the Day Article: Alleged UK victims of Harvey Weinstein hail guilty verdict. Film producer also faces claims that he abused women during visits to London. Full story - Guardian Law

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Monday

24th February - Law News

2979th 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:  What unites a Norwegian concrete firm, Russia and the sneaky world of spies? Join us after the break to find out A Norwegian concrete firm has lost its legal bid for damages from the government, over a botched attempt to recruit its employees working in Russia, as spies.


Focus of the Day Article: The 2020 silk competition has begun. The Selection Panel opened the application window on 18 February, for a deadline of 5pm on 1 April. Full story - New Law Journal

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Sunday

23rd February - Law News

2978th 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:  Thailand's constitutional court has decided to dissolve the third-largest political bloc in the country. The ruling came after the Future Forward Party and its leader were accused of breaking election finance laws. Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit had reportedly loaned nearly $6 million to his party while campaigning last year..


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Saturday

22nd February - Law News

2977th 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:  A young man arrested this morning in murder of an engineering student in Lucknow on Thursday is son of a former BSP MLA, government sources have said. The murder of Prashant Singh, 23, on Thursday afternoon was caught on security cameras in an apartment complex. The student had reportedly gone to meet his sister at an apartment complex at Lucknow's posh Gomti Nagar Extension area when a group of five-six men, who had been waiting for him, stabbed him in the chest.


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Friday

21st February - Law News

2976th 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:  International Mother language day is celebrated on 21st February every year. This video consists of themes and quotations on international Mother language day 2010-2020.


Focus of the Day article: EU unleashes ambitious AI regulatory agenda 'to make tech optimists of us all'. People, rights and risks top EU AI remit but lawyers warn of tensions over a regulatory agenda that may have a chilling effect'. Full story - The Global Legal Post

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