30th August - Law News

1710th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Lawyers, Law, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Human Rights & Social Justice.

Today's video story: Citing gross irregularities, the Indian state of Maharashtra government scrapped nearly 94 irrigation project tenders worth Rs 6,000 crore, which are currently under the Anti-Corruption Bureau scanner in connection with the state's multi-crore irrigation scam.

Focus of the day: “Love them or loathe them”, the public interest is dependent on firms such as Public Interest Lawyers (PIL) and Leigh Day to hold the government to account, says Legal Action Group director Steve Hynes. PIL is due to close on 31 August. The Legal Aid Agency announced earlier this month that it had terminated PIL’s contract because the firm had breached its contractual requirements. Full story - New Law Journal

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