19th December - Law News

2550th 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: Three and a half thousand troops are on standby, while letters to 140,000 businesses are warning them to prepare for the worst. The government says that although pursuing Theresa May's Brexit deal is still its top priority, it's now begun ramping up its preparations for no deal. Details of where £2bn in funding will be spent have been revealed, while advice for the public will be rolled out over the coming days on everything from potential traffic chaos to credit card fees.

Focus of the Day Article:
The Legal Ombudsman (LeO) is to focus on improving the quality of its decision making as its caseload falls from 8,000 this financial year to a predicted 7,400 in 2019-20. But delays continue to dog the service, which is often called on to judge whether lawyers have dealt with complaints in a timely fashion.
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