22nd June - Law News

2005th 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: Drone footage captured the devastation of forest fires Pedrogao Grande, Wednesday. The fire was reportedly continuing in other parts of the area earlier on Wednesday, as temperatures continued to remain high. A huge forest fire engulfed Pedrogao Grande on June 18. More than 600 firefighters have battled to extinguish the fires in the municipality. The blaze has so far claimed at least 64 people dead and more than 150 injured.

Focus of the day story:  The failure of a pioneering online court in The Netherlands should not deter efforts to build more ambitious version in England and Wales, the Master of the Rolls has said. In a lecture this month, Sir Terence Etherton laid out for the first time the scale of the ambition behind the proposed ‘Online Solutions Court’, which will be designed to operate largely without lawyers and to dispense with ‘preventive justice’. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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