23rd September - Law News

Edition 3558: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011  


 Today's Highlighted Video Story:  MPs have launched a blistering attack on the social media giant Google for failing to tackle online fraud. A member of the Treasury Select Committee accused Google of profiting from advertising fraud. Google says it's doing everything it can to stem the problems. But today the banking industry warned fraud was a threat to national security.  

Focus of the Day Story:  Probate practitioners have called for legislative change to help families access the 'digital assets' of relatives who have died. A study by STEP – a professional body for inheritance planning advisers – and Queen Mary University of London found that there is a lack of clarity around property rights relating to digital assets. Full story - The Law Society Gazette
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Fragomen launches immigration programme for Scottish students - Scottish Legal News
  • Analysis: Age discrimination payout against nursing home a warning for employers | Irish Legal News 
  • ‘Check your clients’ - Insurer’s plea to PI lawyers after fraudster jailed | Law Gazette 
  • Ministers urged to stop ‘hiding from scrutiny’ by blocking FoI requests. Six departments spent total of at least £500k in four years trying to block requests, openDemocracy finds
  • Scottish Land Commission invites Orkney residents to online public meeting - Scottish Legal News S
  • The family of a primary school teacher who was killed in a south-east London park say they have been left "devastated" by her death. The body of Sabina Nessa was found by a member of the public in Cator Park, Kidbrooke, on Saturday
  • Mishcon joins forces with top-200 firm to create innovation business | News | Law Gazette
  • Reform law on 'digital assets', probate lawyers urge | Law Gazette
  • Greenwashing: CMA puts businesses on notice - Scottish Legal News 
  • Gregor Sim joins Mackinnons LLP - Scottish Legal News
  • Treasury 'could save £4bn next year' supporting free legal advice | Law Gazette
  • Armstrong Solicitors hires chief operating officer while eyeing growth | Irish Legal News
  • Barrister waived privilege in document by showing it to opposing counsel - Legal Futures
  • Northern Ireland to pilot programme looking at role of masculinity in offending | Irish Legal News
  • NI victims’ commissioner to be established on non-statutory basis | Irish Legal News
  • Solicitor claims discrimination against SRA over epic 15-year dispute | Law Gazette 
  • SRA board to shrink to just nine members - Legal Futures
  • Dmitry Dedov, Russia’s judge at the European Court of Human Rights, gave a partly dissenting opinion in today’s long-awaited judgment in the case brought by the widow of Alexander Litvinenko against the Russian state - Scottish Legal News
  • Tribunal declines to strike out pupillage discrimination claim - Legal Futures 
  • Killamarsh deaths: Man charged with murders of three children and woman
  • A court injunction has been granted to National Highways against protesters targeting the M25, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said
  • Environmental activists face prison for further efforts to block M25
  • Ashurst and DLA Piper among Ireland’s latest LLPs - Scottish Legal News
  • To protect the #US supreme court’s legitimacy, a conservative justice should step down
  • Lady Hale appears on Desert Island Discs - Scottish Legal News
  • Three law firm leaders cash in minority stake to share £7m windfall | Law Gazette
  • The parents of Harry Dunn have reached a "resolution" in a civil claim for damages with the woman alleged to have killed him, the family's spokesman has said


22nd September - Law News

Edition 3557: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011  


 Today's Highlighted Video Story:  A third Russian man has been charged with alleged involvement in the Novichok nerve agent poisonings in Salisbury, England in 2018, which left one woman dead and three people critically ill.  Security sources say Denis Sergeev led the team on the ground, when the nerve agent was used against the former Russian spy Sergei Scripal.  
Focus of the Day Story:  The old ‘tap on the shoulder’ system of appointing judges would have yielded better diversity for ethnic minority lawyers than the current system, Labour MP David Lammy has claimed. Full story - Legal Futures
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Covid-19 – when is it automatically unfair to dismiss for health and safety reasons? - Scottish Legal News
  • Vos: Lawyers like remote hearings because they earn more | Law Gazette 
  • EU rules on ‘transparent and predictable’ working conditions to be transposed into Irish law | Irish Legal News
  • Court rules claimant was exaggerating but not fundamentally dishonest | Law Gazette
  • Judge ‘uneasy’ about gardaĆ­ speeding to and from court hearings | Irish Legal News
  • Firms offered lower PII premiums for security tech | Law Gazette
  • Tribunal fines solicitor convicted of dangerous driving - Legal Futures 
  • Owners could be forced to sell as council approves empty housing policy - Scottish Legal News 
  • Multi-disciplinary ABS aims to buy professional services firms - Legal Futures
  • Lawyers have paid tribute to a ‘dear and brilliant’ human rights barrister, Jonathan Cooper OBEL, who died suddenly whilst walking in Scotland at the weekend | Law Gazette
  • Lammy: 'Tap on the shoulder' better for judicial diversity than JAC - Legal Futures
  • Instagram dodges photographers' copyright lawsuit over embedding feature #US
  • Older people need better safeguards against predatory marriage
  • Mishcon de Reya ups innovation focus with Taylor Vinters deal - Legal Futures
  • Images that show border agents on horseback driving migrants back to a river like cattle have sparked an investigation in the #US
  • Professor Martin Hogg appointed head of NUI Galway School of Law | Irish Legal News 
  • A third #Russian faces charges over his alleged involvement in the 2018 Salisbury poisonings, which left three people critically ill and one dead. Security sources believe Denis Sergeev was the on-the-ground commander in the Novichok attack
  • #Russia was responsible for the killing of Alexander Litvinenko, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has found. Litvinenko, a former Russian spy who became a British citizen, was fatally poisoned with radioactive polonium-210 in London in 2006 
  • UK staff to gain right to request flexible working from day one
  • My legal life: Imogen Hamblin, Thrive Law - Profile | Law Gazette 
  • Strathclyde to lead new study into quality of sentencing data - Scottish Legal News 
  • Climate crisis leaving ‘millions at risk of trafficking and slavery’
  • Trainee solicitor banned by SRA after tampering with email dates | Law Gazette
  • India’s most senior judge has said that the use of English in courts should be abandoned and that the wearing of colonial court dress should be discarded - Scottish Legal News
  • Hong Kong, gender identity and Lord Reed | Law Gazette 
  • #Russia Shooting: Gunman, purported to be a Law student, Kills at Least Six at University
  • Deported by U.S., #Haitians Are in Shock: ‘I Don’t Know This Country’ 
  • Windrush victims launch legal action over compensation delays - Henry Vaughan and Fitzroy Maynard sue Home Office, saying delays have caused them years of stress
  • HMP Styal: My baby died due to errors in prison, says former inmate 
  • Professor Martin Hogg appointed head of NUI Galway School of Law - Scottish Legal News 
  • Welsh government launches smacking ban ad campaign before law change | The Guardian
  • News focus: Data protection reform - a bonfire, or building back better? | Law Gazette
  • Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has launched an investigation into a data breach involving the email addresses of dozens of Afghan interpreters who worked for British forces
  • Macfadyen Lecture 2021: Judicial independence and the rule of law - Scottish Legal News
  • Access to justice and digitalisation in universal credit | Law Gazette 
  • #Poland vows to keep coalmine open despite €500,000-a-day ECJ fine | The Guardian
  • Law Society sets €300,000 target for 23rd annual Calcutta Run | Irish Legal News 
  • Best of the blogs - 18 September 2021 | Law Gazette Sep 21, 2021
  • Tughans grows with double director appointment and new NQs | Irish Legal News


21st September - Law News

Edition 3556: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011  


 Today's Highlighted Video Story:  The SRA have worked with the Bar Standards Board and CILEx Regulation to develop competences, resources and videos for lawyers who practise in inquests. Dealing effectively with vulnerability is an important part of the competences. In this video, Emma Norton, Director of the Centre for Military Justice, shares her tips for communicating and engaging effectively with vulnerable people in an inquest.
Focus of the Day Story:  Cambridge University Foundation NHS v AH and others (by her Litigation Friend and the Official Solicitor. These are the words that Hayden J, Vice President of the Court of Protection, used to describe AH, the applicant in this case. The Official Solicitor identified it as “the most troubling and tragic of cases of this kind” with which she has been involved. Full story - UK Human Rights Blog
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Registrations are open for the October Legal Cheek UK Virtual Law Fair - Legal Cheek
  • The Boutique Lawyer Show: Tax law is ‘a way of giving back’ - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • [Vidhispeaks] Certainty of Tax Legislation in India | Bar & Bench #India
  • Macquarie Asset Management advised on Lawson Grains sale - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • The US is easing its coronavirus travel restrictions, re-opening to passengers from the UK, EU and other nations
  • Unspoken rules: "This weekend on twitter, Rhys Taylor sparked a discussion about the rules that barristers are supposed to adhere to, and how they have changed." / Pink Tape
  • Pinsent Masons appoints Scots experts to climate change team - Scottish Legal News
  • Is Kathleen Folbigg innocent? New evidence suggests she is - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Hearings in Scottish Hospitals Inquiry commence - Scottish Legal News 
  • Take steps to bring down dog population at IIT campus: Madras High Court | Bar & Bench #India 
  • Why are gas prices going up and what if my energy supplier goes bust? 
  • Cumbernauld man loses High Court appeal against shop knife assault conviction - Scottish Legal News
  • The first ‘super courtroom’―part of HM Courts & Tribunals Service’s strategy to tackle the backlog of cases―has opened | NLJ
  • Folic acid is to be added to UK flour to help prevent spinal birth defects in babies, the government will announce. Women are advised to take the B vitamin - which can guard against spina bifida in unborn babies - before and during pregnancy
  • Paul Rusesabagina, who was portrayed in a film as a life-saving hero during the Rwandan genocide has been convicted of terrorism by a court in #Rwanda
  • Ambitious football agent Aidy Ward broke rules by targeting minors 
  • My life as a digital rights and assets lawyer - Legal Cheek 
  • Green contract project targets in-house lawyers - Legal Futures 
  • Is enforcement of the Certificate of Genuine Effort what’s needed? - Lawyers Weekly #Australia 
  • Claimant who exaggerated impact of injury not fundamentally dishonest - Legal Futures
  • A fearless, down-to-earth Judge: Tribute paid to Late Justice MM Shantanagoudar | Bar & Bench #India 
  • Solicitor sanctioned for ignoring anti-money laundering duties - Legal Futures
  • Suspension for barrister who groped female chambers clerk and trainee solicitor during night out - Legal Cheek 
  • Childhood injuries, parental conduct and the law - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Claimant who exaggerated impact of injury not fundamentally dishonest - Legal Futures
  • A murder investigation has been launched after four people were found dead at a house in Derbyshire. Officers were called to a property in Chandos Crescent, Killamarsh on Sunday
  • Susskind: Remote hearings have "opened door slightly" to courts revolution - Legal Futures 
  • MP Rosie Duffield says public women always thinking about security 
  • A body matching the description of missing woman Gabby Petito has been found by crews searching a national park in the US state of Wyoming #US
  • The government is considering offering emergency state-backed loans to energy companies as firms battle to stay afloat amid surging gas prices
  • From picnics to kebabs: lawyers car eating habits revealed in new research - Legal Cheek 
  • From trainee to private equity partner at a magic circle law firm - Legal Cheek
  • Debevoise follows MoFo with London office vaccine mandate - Legal Cheek
  • Hogan Lovells posts 92% trainee retention rate - Legal Cheek 
  • ‘There is clearly a problem with women getting into and staying in senior positions’ - Lawyers Weekly
  • Our legal system is colonial, not suited for Indian population: CJI NV Ramana | Bar & Bench #India 
  • Former City lawyer jailed over £600k frauds - Legal Cheek 
  • Lawyers issue open letter to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian - Lawyers Weekly #Australia