13th July - Law News

2026th 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:  Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have been crossing into neighbouring Colombia every day in search of basic food items and medicine. As Venezuela's economic crisis deepens, these items are becoming increasingly hard to find. Some people are selling subsidised Venezuelan products at a profit just to put food on their tables.

Focus of the day story: A call for fresh legislation on employment status has been generally welcomed - though solicitors have warned that Brexit and the government’s reduced majority in parliament could get in the way of a ‘gargantuan’ task. In his review into modern employment practices published today, political strategist Matthew Taylor recommends that the government take a ‘fresh look’ at legislation to help citizens understand what employment status applies to them what rights they are entitled to. Full story: The Law Society Gazette

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