Thursday

24th August - Law News

2068th 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 Spanish town of Ripoll has found itself at the center of the investigation into last week's terror attacks. Many members of the cell which carried out the twin atrocities killing 15, had grown up together and been radicalized in this small town on the border with France.


Focus of the day story: Lawyers procrastinate for over an hour a day. From chatting, surfing the web and engaging in social media, lawyers are prone to a bout of proscrastination every day. The good news for their bosses - accountants are worse. Full story - The Global Legal Post

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Wednesday

23rd August - Law News

2067th 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 group of Indian girls who grew up in Mumbai's notorious red-light district, Kamathipura, have brought their stories to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. "Laal Batti Express" (Red-light express) explores the struggles faced by 15 girls - whose mums are sex workers - and how after leaving the red-light area, they have found success in the power of forgiveness.


Focus of the day story: Whether algorithms should have a legal personality, an issue which will likely provoke an intense debate between those who believe in regulation and those who believe that ‘code is law’. Full story - Legal Future

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Tuesday

22nd August - Law News

2066th 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: Step onto Failaka Island in the Persian Gulf, which was seized by Iraqi forces during the invasion of Kuwait. Bullet-riddled and abandoned buildings mark this remnant of the Gulf War.


Focus of the day story:  Breaking with the European court of justice won’t be easy for Britain
Eurosceptics want to ‘take control’ – but if the UK wants to maintain close links with the EU, it will need a compatible legal system. Full story - Guardian Law

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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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