8th March - Law News

1898th 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 desperate call in need of an urgent response. Close to 20 million people in three African countries and Yemen are at risk of starvation. The UN secretary general says more than $4 billion is needed within the next three weeks or many more will die. Antonio Guterres made an emergency visit to Somalia, where a national disaster has been declared because of drought. About half of the country’s population faces severe food shortages. What can be done to save the lives of millions in this part of the world? And just who is supposed to act?

Focus of the day story:
   Jackson LJ considering ‘intermediate’ litigation track. Costs shifting is ‘a two-edged sword’ that both promotes and inhibits access to justice, says judge. Full story - Solicitors Journal

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