17th June - Law News

1635th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based Law, Justice, Legislation & Rights related daily news & legal articles archive brought to you by TheLawMap

FOCUS OF THE DAY: Litigators warn that clients are being deterred from bringing claims due to government fee hikes. The UK's position as the jurisdiction of choice for international litigation is under threat due to higher court fees and increasing disclosure costs, London lawyers fear.  Full story - Solicitors Journal

Saturday Conversations on Law
Today's video story: Earlier this month Pakistan's Council of Islamic Ideology made a recommendation saying that a man could "lightly" beat his wife. Although not legally binding, the proposal sparked outrage in Pakistan. Campaigners say that at a time when violence against women is rampant in Pakistani society this so-called women's protection bill encourages men to abuse their wives. Shaimaa Khalil spoke to the head of the council, to ask him why he had made such a proposal.