6th February - Law News

1868th 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 journalist in Andhra Pradesh has been hospitalized and is fighting for his life after the brother of a law-maker beat him up in the town of Chirala; the attack was filmed as a crowd watched. (Disclaimer: Content in this video could be disturbing for viewers.)

Focus of the day story: The introduction of the controversial employment tribunal fees “broadly met its objectives”, a Ministry of Justice (MoJ) review has concluded. However, the MoJ has acknowledged that the fees are deterring some claims, and launched a consultation on proposals to reform the Help with Fees scheme to extend the scope of support available to people on lower incomes. Since July 2013, it has cost £160–£250 to issue a claim, and £230–£950 for a hearing. Groups pay higher fees of £320–£1,500 to issue claims and £460–£5,700 for a hearing. Full story - New Law Journal

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