4th August - Law News

2048th 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: Slavery is illegal in every corner of the world, yet an estimated 21 million people are enslaved globally. To put that number in perspective, there are more slaves in contemporary society than at the height of the transatlantic slave trade. How is this possible? And would you even recognise a modern slave if you saw one in the street?

Focus of the day story: The proportion of UK litigants using the commercial courts continued to fall last year, according to an annual analysis published today. According to the English Commercial Court report, compiled for the fifth year by communications consultancy Portland, 121 cases were brought by UK litigants in 2016-17, amounting to 28% of the total. That was down from 144 in 2015-16. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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