Monday

21st August - Law News

2065th 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: An emotional Australian Attorney-General George Brandis has been given a standing ovation in Parliament for slamming One Nation leader Pauline Hanson's decision to wear a burka into the Senate.

Focus of the day story: No scrutiny as legal aid system declines. The chairman of the Justice Select Committee in the Commons, Bob Neill MP, is calling for urgent government action on shortfalls in the civil legal aid system. Full story - New Law Journal

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Sunday

20th August - Law News

2064th 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: Vladimir Putin’s favorability ratings have tripled among Americans in recent years – and the polls say he’s most popular among Republicans. To find out why, Paul Lewis travels to deeply conservative Alabama in the run-up to next week’s Republican Senate primary to choose a replacement for Jeff Sessions. He finds Putin’s rising popularity may actually be explained through the same Christian evangelical community backing Roy Moore, Alabama’s famed ‘Ten Commandments Judge’ turned Senate frontrunner.

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Saturday

19th August - Law News

2063rd 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: Saudi Arabia - a key ally of the UK and America - has been ruled as an absolute monarchy since its foundation. Any opposition in the country is often brutally oppressed. BBC Arabic has been investigating allegations the Saudi monarchy has operated a system of illegal abduction and capture of dissident princes who have criticised the government, including evidence of princes kidnapped in Europe and forced back to Saudi Arabia, where they've not been heard from since. Reda El Mawy reports.

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Friday

18th August - Law News

2062nd 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: Is Donald Trump giving a voice to white supremacists? Race relations in the US are causing yet more fury and soul searching – and raising more questions about Donald Trump and the president's apparent support for white supremacists and neo-Nazis. Critics are appalled at his reaction to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday. A protest by the 'Unite the Right' movement turned ugly. And a woman was killed when a car ploughed into the crowd. Trump has blamed both sides for the violence - infuriating many Americans, including in his own Republican party. So where is America heading?


Focus of the day story: A retired senior judge has warned that the public needs to be alerted to risks arising from a lack of safeguards in the power of attorney system. Former Court of Protection judge Denzil Lush said he would never sign a lasting power of attorney because it can have a ‘devastating effect’ on family relationships. retired senior judge has warned that the public needs to be alerted to risks arising from a lack of safeguards in the power of attorney system. Former Court of Protection judge Denzil Lush said he would never sign a lasting power of attorney because it can have a ‘devastating effect’ on family relationships. Full story: The Law Society Gazette


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Thursday

17th August - Law News

2061st 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 shock and outrage of Indian home owners, of the hard-working citizens who have sunk their life savings into buying their dream home but have never received it because of the builder is bankrupt. Then there are cases where builders, desperate to fob off their incomplete construction, hand it over to desperate buyers who have no choice but to receive it because otherwise they will end up paying even more. On the show, families who wanted their own home but continue to suffer, a handful of builders, and lawyers to tell us if there is anything that can realistically be done.

Focus of the day story: HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) is working with Microsoft to build a prototype for a fully virtual hearing, which will tested in October, it has emerged. The latest development in the £1bn modernisation of the courts and tribunals, it will pilot virtual case management hearings in the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, involving judges, HMCTS staff, lawyers and Home Office presenting officers. Full story: Legal Futures

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Wednesday

16th August - Law News

2060th 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: Pop star Taylor Swift has won a sexual assault case against ex-radio DJ David Mueller, who she said had groped her at a 2013 concert. He assaulted her by grabbing her bottom beneath her skirt during a photo shoot, a jury in Denver, Colorado, found. She was awarded a symbolic $1 (77p) in damages that she had sought. Mr Mueller had originally tried to sue the pop star, saying that her claims had cost him his job. But that lawsuit was thrown out by a judge last week. On Monday, the jury also rejected similar claims Mueller had made against the singer's mother, Andrea Swift, and her radio liaison, Frank Bell.


Focus of the day story:  Law firms urged to get ‘houses in order’ over GDPR compliance. Insurance specialist sets up data protection taskforce to carry out full risk assessment. Full story: Solicitors Journal

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Tuesday

15th August - Law News

2059th 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: Three NGOs have suspended migrant search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean citing threats from the Libyan Coast Guard, leaving what they describe as a “deadly gap” in the area.


Focus of the day story: Securing a job in law is hard. Summer can be a brutal time of application forms, assessment days, interviews and rejections. Some students will be invited to a placement. Others won’t get anything and will continue their search into next year. Charles Smith, a 28-year-old solicitor from Liverpool, says he found the process soul-destroying. “It made me wonder if I’d ever actually practise. I’d go on Facebook and see 153 likes on a post saying someone had just got something, and I’d think maybe I was just one of the unlucky ones.”. Full story: Guardian Law

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