7th August - Law News

2779th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based legal news & articles archive since 2011 focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus: Both health experts and the Labour party have accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of misleading the public over his promise to give £1.8 billion to the English NHS. Mr Johnson has insisted the cash, which will go towards upgrading 20 hospitals across England as well as capital spending, was "genuine new money". But is it? This is the latest in a series of spending pledges Mr Johnson has made since taking office.

Focus of the Day Article:
Cuts to legal aid and stigmatisation of clients seeking asylum arising from Brexit have added to the emotional toll suffered by lawyers practising in the field, research has found. Building on earlier research detailing the strain borne by lawyers having to represent people describing harrowing events before reaching sanctuary in this country, the findings included legal representatives displaying emotional detachment and cynicism about client narratives in order to protect themselves.
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