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17th November - Law News

2153rd 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: Robert Mugabe is under house arrest as the Zimbabwe army staged a de facto military coup. Troops have been posted outside government buildings and are patrolling the streets of the capital Harare. The former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was sacked just last week, could now be on his way back to Zimbabwe to take charge. At 93, Robert Mugabe is the world's oldest serving head of state. He's been in power for almost 40 years. Most Zimbabweans have never known rule by anyone else. Who is the man who's led Zimbabwe since its independence from white minority rule?


Focus of the day story:  Clients are the biggest competitors to law firms and are taking work from them, a top European marketer says. Andrea Miskolczi, chief business development and marketing officer at Wolf Theiss, says inhouse teams are investing in technology and, with only one sector and one client to understand, are bringing more work in-house. Speaking on 'Managing Innovation in the Face of Disruption' at the Law Firm Marketing Summit, she said that the disruption occurring in the legal marketplace was a natural progression of what has happened in other industries and that if law firm partners could charge for every hour, they would not be under pressure to invest in technology. Full story - The Global Legal Post

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Thursday

16th November - Law News

2152nd 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 new survey published by the journal The Lancet reinforces what many had believed for a long time -- that air pollution is already having a serious impact for generations of Indians. The polluted air that millions breathe today is affecting their lifespan and quality of life. The Lancet report says pollution is India's second-biggest health hazard. In another study, and it's important to stress that the reports are not linked, an experienced doctor tells us that there is evidence that Indian children show lower lung growth than Caucasian children. It's all the same in terms of the size of the lung till the age of about 8, after which there is a change. By the time Indian children are adults, the lung size in both Indian men and women is about 10 per cent smaller. On The Buck Stops Here, we look at these two studies and ask our leaders whether they would act now.


Focus of the day story:  The government has agreed to review a requirement introduced in latest criminal legal aid contracts to tackle the issue of 'ghost' duty solicitors. The Legal Aid Agency's decision follows widespread confusion from firms about what type of work they must show to be entitled to a duty rota slot. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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Wednesday

15th November - Law News

2151st 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: The accusations continue against the Republican US Senator: Another woman has come forward to accuse Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault.

 Focus of the day story:  The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has made unprecedented public criticism of the Solicitors Regulation Authority over how it presented last week’s decision to fine US law firm Locke Lord a record £500,000. The case involved the alleged involvement in dubious investment transactions of Jonathan Denton, a one-time partner, and his use of the firm to facilitate it. Full story - Legal Futures

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