14th August - Law News

2423rd 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: Spanish photojournalist Ricardo Vilanova was held captive by Islamic State militants in Syria for eight months before he was freed in 2014. He says that his tormentors were a group of four British jihadists, dubbed "The Beatles" by their captives. Now he has returned to the country and met two of the men accused of holding him hostage.

Focus of the Day Story:
The Guardian view on legal aid: cuts have caused chaos and must be reversed. The growing number of people in court in England and Wales without a lawyer is a travesty of justice
Full story - Guardian Law
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