28th July - Law News

2041st 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: An IT consultant, who worked for congressional Democrats, has been arrested on bank fraud charges while trying to leave the country. He was a staffer of Debbie Wasserman Shultz, the former DNC chairwoman.

Focus of the day story: Conveyancers have welcomed a significant turning point in their lengthy campaign to reform leasehold law, welcoming government proposals to tackle unfair and unreasonable abuse. The Department for Communities and Local Government is concerned that new-build houses are being sold on a leasehold basis to create an income stream from the ground rent, or to generate additional income from selling the freehold interest after contracts are exchanged. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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