13th June - Law News

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Today's video story: In Jewish Law it is the husband who has the right to decide whether he will give his wife a divorce (the “Get”). If he refuses her, the wife may be sentenced to years of living in a dead marriage. She cannot remarry and any child she has from a new relationship is considered illegitimate.

Focus of the day story: David Lidington has become the fourth Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice in just over two years after Liz Truss became the only member of the cabinet to be demoted following the election. Mr Lidington, also the fourth non-lawyer to hold the post after Chris Grayling, Michael Gove and Ms Truss, has got his own department for the first time after being appointed leader of the House of Commons last July when Theresa May became prime minister. In a statement released last night, Mr Lidington said: “I am pleased and honoured to have been appointed as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice. Full story - Legal Futures

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