Wednesday

13th December - Law News

2179th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's video story: Rwandan President Paul Kagame has challenged African leaders to take responsibility and accept their failure in solving conflicts that have ravaged the continent for decades.


Focus of the day story: An unpopular rule that acted as a barrier to legal aid for domestic violence survivors is to be dropped, in a major victory for campaigners. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) confirmed this week that legal aid rules affecting survivors of domestic violence will be amended as of January 2018. It will scrap a time limit on evidence that meant survivors had to show they had suffered abuse within the past five years to be granted legal aid for advice and representation in disputed family court hearings. Full story - New Law Journal

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Tuesday

12th December - Law News

2178th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's video story: Christmas in a permanent home is only a dream for 128,000 children who are living in temporary accommodation. That’s according to new research from the housing charity Shelter. Struggling to create a normal life in unsuitable surroundings including an industrial estate, some families have been making video diaries about how they are forced to live.


Focus of the day story: The Supreme Court is to review what needs to be proved when a solicitor is sued for failing to advise a client of a potential claim, in the latest of a raft of cases involving Raleys, the controversial but now defunct Barnsley law firm that acted for thousands on miners. Full story - Legal Futures

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Monday

11th December - Law News

2177th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's video story: A court case has seen a Peruvian farmer go up against a German energy giant. The claimant says emissions generated by the company RWE are to blame for a glacier melting in South America. The dangers posed by the melting ice motivated the farmer to sue RWE – considered by some to be the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide.

Focus of the day story: Britain’s human rights watchdog is to launch an inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire that will examine whether the government and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea failed in their duties to protect life and provide safe housing. Full story - Guardian Law

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