8th October - Law News

2843rd 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:  Captain Cook arrived in New Zealand exactly 250 years ago, leading the first European fleet to reach its shores. New Zealand (or Aotearoa) is marking the anniversary in a big way, but Maori activist Tina Ngata says there is little to celebrate. She says Maori people are disproportionately poor, in jail and discriminated against, and that this all has its roots in New Zealand's colonial past.

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Focus of the Day Article: How your title deeds could make you liable for archaic obligations. Those unaware of restrictive covenants can become liable for life-changing sums out of the blue. Full story: Guardian Law