5th March - Law News

2262nd 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 Focus: Journalists from Nepal’s largest newspaper have been charged with contempt of court after publishing critical stories about the country's chief justice. The case against The Kantipur Daily is being seen by government critics as an attack on press freedom.

Focus of the Day story: The announcement of a consultation on a domestic violence and abuse Bill looks imminent, a leading family lawyer believes. Former Lord Chancellor Liz Truss promised the Bill in January 2017 only to be thwarted by the June General Election. According to family law solicitor-advocate and NLJ columnist David Burrows, however, recent Parliamentary activity suggests a consultation will be published soon, possibly as early as next week. Full story - New Law Journal

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