17th December - Law News

2548th 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: A new report by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, claims the number of Yemenis killed since 2016 has reached 60,000. That figure's six times greater than the normally-cited 10,000 dead. Andrea Carboni, one of the researchers behind the report, feels the crisis in Yemen has gone largely under-reported despite its huge scale.

Focus of the Day Article:
The burdens of leasehold ownership could be overcome, under radical property reforms proposed by the Law Commission. Commonhold was introduced in 2002 but fewer than 20 commonhold developments have been built. It is also difficult to convert leasehold premises to commonhold as the consent of everyone with a significant interest in the property is required.
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