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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Sunday

10th December - Law News

2176th 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: Protestors are accusing South African President Jacob Zuma of allowing business to control the government via corruption. The term "state capture" is well known in South Africa. It is used to describe the undue influence some businesses are exerting on the government. It’s a key issue for the governing party, the African National Congress. The party is choosing a successor to President Jacob Zuma next week.


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Saturday

9th December - Law News

2175th 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: Juan Rodriguez entered the U.S. illegally from El Salvador over a decade ago. Now, after years of checking in with immigration officers, he is told he will be deported as his daughter prepares to graduate from high school.


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Friday

8th December - Law News

2174th 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: These are the women not staying silent after alleged sexual assault and harassment by President Trump.


Focus of the day story:  When President Donald Trump took on the National Football League (NFL) and challenged  players for kneeling during the national anthem, I am reminded of two athletes who made headlines four decades ago but whose names have perhaps faded from the American psyche. Full story - The Global Legal Post

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Thursday

7th December - Law News

2173rd 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: On the 25th anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid, in India, here's what two men who played a role in the sequence of events have to say.


Focus of the day story:  HM Courts & Tribunals Service has found £5m to deal urgently with a spate of reports of 'minor but irritating' faults in the courts estate, the lord chief justice revealed this morning. In his first press conference since being sworn in, the Rt. Hon. Lord Burnett of Maldon also warned of 'a growing number of cases where judges are threatened and physically abused' - and said that litigants in person 'do not necessarily clog up the courts'. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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