8th February - Law News

2600th 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: For many in El Salvador, the options are few: Journey north to try to cross into America illegally, or live in fear at home. This video explores how rampant gang violence is pushing Salvadorans into perilous migrant caravans.

Focus of the Day story:
The Ministry of Justice has spent more than half its allocated budget for court modernisation, the department confirmed today. An update provided for the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee stated that by the end of 2018/19 the government will have spent £546m, achieving with benefits so far worth £158m. The entire programme is expected to cost around £1bn, but the committee stated its concern last year that elements of it still required backing from the Treasury.
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