23rd April - Law News

2310th 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: The personal stories of the Windrush generation - British people from the West Indies who came here to live, often before their islands became independent states - have shocked the world. They have worked and lived in the UK for decades, but some are now finding that their status in this country, as citizens, is being questioned and doubted. In one community centre in Peterborough, England, every Friday a group of elderly British West Indians, many of whom served in Britain's armed forces and even fought in wars for this country, gather for lunch and for company. They told us what their lives here mean to them and how they feel about their country.

Focus of the Day Story: A judge was entitled to determine a case on the basis of burden of proof where the evidence was mainly hearsay, the Court of Appeal has held, in a case where a nephew evicted his elderly uncle from his home. Constandas v Lysandrou and others [2018] EWCA Civ 613 concerned a dispute over a house, bought in 1959 and registered in the first defendant’s name, in which the parties had lived since the claimant moved in with the defendants after his marriage broke down in 1973. In 2015, the claimant’s nephew, acting under power of attorney, evicted him, dumping his belongings in black binliners on the street. Full story - New Law Journal

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