18th March - Law News

3004th 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:  Professor Giacomo Grasselli, an Italian government health official, is coordinating the network of intensive care units in Lombardy during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Italy to 'prioritise patients with highest chance of survival' from coronavirus, says doctor.

Focus of the Day Article: Criminal defence solicitors have called for expedited legal aid payments and an extension of the business rate holiday to law firms with contracts to combat the impact of Covid-19. The call for action by the Criminal Law Solicitors Association (CLSA) is one of multiple developments as the legal profession, like the rest of the country, battens down the hatches with the coronavirus set to dominate society and business life for the coming weeks and months. Full story - Legal Futures

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