5th November - Law News

2506th 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: Over 5,000 Palestinians are imprisoned in Israel with more than 500 serving life sentences for terror-related offences. They are often forbidden from having any kind of physical contact with their family. This has led the wives of some prisoners concerned about their bloodline to resort to radical methods.

Focus of the Day Article:
Austerity was used as an excuse to ‘over-cut’ the justice budget, the Bar Council has implied, in a report that reveals the shattering consequences of a decade of disinvestment in legal aid.
The report, Justice in the age of austerity, by Professor Martin Chalkley, was launched at a Justice Week event, just days after the Chancellor of the Exchequer cut Ministry of Justice (MoJ) funding by £300m to £6bn per year in his Autumn Budget.
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