3rd July - Law News

2016th 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: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE have all suspended ties with Qatar and issued a series of 13 demands to end the three week diplomatic and trade blockade. Qatar Finance Minister speaks on trade blockade: 'We hope for a peaceful resolution'.

Focus of the day story: The Law Society has published a devastating critique of LASPO (Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012), which slashed civil and family legal aid. In a report published this week, Access denied? LASPO four years on, the Law Society concludes that the legislation, which came into force in April 2013, has denied access to justice to society’s most vulnerable, hit the public purse and damaged the foundation of the justice system. Full story - New Law Journal

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