17th September - Law News

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Today's Highlighted Video Story: One year on from Masha Amini's death, Iran’s protests may have subsided, but women have found new ways to defy the country’s regime. Last year, the death of 22-year-old Mahsa after being detained by Iran’s morality police sparked unprecedented protests across the country. Today, several people in Tehran have described bold acts of rebellion that would have been almost unthinkable to Iranians this time last year. But Iran’s regime is not backing down. A draft law, currently before parliament - the so-called Hijab and Chastity Bill, would impose new punishments on women who go unveiled. 

A selection of important developments in the world of law and justice (for a comprehensive look at the news and events, please visit @theLawMap Twitter feed):

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Staff shortages an issue amid ‘deeply worrying’ prison deaths in England
  • Manchester stabbing: Nathaniel Shani was polite and caring - family
  • The government has published guidance on the legal duties of social and private rented housing landlords regarding damp and mould in the home | New Law Journal
  • Lucy Letby to appeal against conviction over babies’ murders
  • The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has chosen London insurer PoloWorks as its delivery partner for managing the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF), starting on 1 October | New Law Journal
  • Russell Brand accused of rape and sexual assault - Four women are alleging sexual assaults between 2006 and 2013. Brand has denied the allegations
  • Law Society diversity access scheme (DAS) scholarships have been awarded to 14 aspiring solicitors | New Law Journal