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25th May - Law News

2343rd 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 Focus: In Ireland on 25 May, voters will decide in a referendum whether they want to change their constitution in regards to the country's regulation of abortion. It is a highly emotive and sensitive issue in the country enshrouded in silence and shame.



Focus of the Day story: Most law firms report chronic underperforming partners and missed targets. Half of US law firms are not meeting their billable hour targets and the majority of partners are resisting efforts to change. Full story - The Global Legal Post

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Thursday

24th May - Law News

2342nd 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 Focus: The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, will likely reach one of two conclusions about the president: Either there is evidence that he broke the law, or there is not. The possible outcomes.



Focus of the Day story:  Judges' conduct in cases where an advocate cannot be found due to the criminal bar's legal aid protest may push solicitors under increasing pressure to down tools, MPs have heard. Criminal barristers have been declining to take on work with a representation order dated from 1 April in protest against reforms to the advocates' graduated fee scheme. The Criminal Bar Association has advised its 4,000 members to adopt a 'no returns' policy from Friday. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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Wednesday

23rd May - Law News

2341st 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 Focus: How Do You Win an Election in Venezuela? Subsidized eggs and frozen chickens may help to explain why President Nicolás Maduro stayed in power. Our correspondents followed his supporters as they enticed undernourished citizens to vote for Mr. Maduro in exchange for food.



Focus of the Day story:  The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has hit back angrily at yesterday’s justice select committee report criticising the government’s plan to raise the small claims limit, saying that it “read like a shopping list of asks from the claimant lawyers”. Claimant lawyers, by contrast, have called on the Ministry of Justice to adopt the committee’s recommendations. Full story - Legal Futures


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