7th October - Law News

2842nd 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:  Rioters were seen destroying surveillance cameras of businesses and hitting fire sprinklers at a Mass Transit Railway (MTR) station in Hong Kong's Mong Kok district on Saturday, as tensions escalated following the government's new ban on masks.

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Focus of the Day Article: According to the Family Court Quarterly Statistics for April to June 2019, published last week, 28,144 divorce petitions were made, a fall of 13%, while financial remedy cases fell 5%. Divorces take longer on average, up five weeks to 33 weeks for decree nisi and up three weeks to 58 weeks for Decree Absolute. Only 41% of care proceedings meet the 26-week target―the average time is 33 weeks. Full story: New Law Journal