Monday

8th March - Law News

Edition 3359: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011.   

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story: To mark International Women's Day 2021, a protest was held in Paris, France in support of women's rights.


Focus of the Day Article: The rules on lawyers’ fees for private prosecutions are to be changed, following an inquiry prompted by the Post office cases. Fees for defence and prosecution will be placed on an equal footing in terms of recoverability, a change proposed by the House of Commons Justice Committee in its report, ‘Private prosecutions: safeguards’, in 2020. Full story - New Law Journal
 

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • UCL law student Sara López-Viejo examines the portrayal of non-consensual sex in the Netflix smash hit - Legal Cheek https://t.co/OLpaEKV75
  • Right to have footways in reasonably good condition is a fundamental right under Article 21: Karnataka High Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/Gl9YnWhPB5
  • Law Society president steps down amid misconduct claims - Legal Cheek https://t.co/JvDQCCvX2O
  • Priti Patel orders review into Ruth Williams lockdown killing https://t.co/QMmtamNSO
  • Detectives investigating the disappearance of has been missing Sarah Everard since Wednesday in south London have confirmed where she was last seen https://t.co/1VDYJa557E
  • A guide to having a baby, taking leave and returning to work - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/4uzN1X0gw
  • How to build an international legal career in Ireland - Legal Cheek https://t.co/Luxa9qB0a4
  • The organiser of a protest against the government's controversial 1% pay rise plan for NHS staff in England has been fined £10,000 by police https://t.co/cLQtyldsC
  • Delhi High Court constitutes nine-member Committee to deal with issues concerning treatment and therapy in rare diseases | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/CRofe9M1s
  • Top City firms confirm summer vacation schemes will stay online - Legal Cheek https://t.co/44swyn0Kow
  • Christian Porter allegations: independent inquiry no threat to rule of law, legal experts say: Prof Ben Saul says it’s ‘par for the course’ in Australia for non-criminal inquiries to look at potential criminal matters #Australia https://t.co/9NpT6E066
  • A seasoned New Zealand judge and chair of its independent police conduct authority body has been asked to oversee recommendations from the Lawyer X inquiry - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/ZPIxFHqAgj
  • SDT rejects allegations of misconduct against former Hong Kong Law Society president - Legal Cheek https://t.co/Mt9QX9bLmX
  • Surgeons fear wave of lawsuits over delays to cancer treatment https://t.co/FMOS2WtyZX
  • Offences under laws other than IPC punishable with imprisonment upto 3 years or more are cognizable, non-bailable: Bombay High Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/XgfqvrxUz6
  • These US cities defunded police: 'We're transferring money to the community' #US https://t.co/dcmiKngkEK 
  • The New York attorney general holding Trump and Cuomo accountable #US https://t.co/1UWrDxdb9U
  • Food scarcity fears prompt plan to ease post-Brexit checks on EU imports - Ministers considering ‘lighter touch’ regime to avoid disruption to supplies from bloc https://t.co/FDHqj8X7ZP
  • End femicide: 278 dead – the hidden scandal of older women killed by men https://t.co/GJLE3lefPp
  • The Observer view: We can no longer turn away, femicide must be tackled now https://t.co/DOFPDoVlkm
  • "Leave and Let Die: The EU Banopticon Approach to Migrants at Sea" | Marie-Laure Basilien-Gainche https://t.co/eEhxrT7fYk
  • “No frills” approach has led young lawyer Courtney Lockett to make her mark in Queensland, establishing three offices in her early 30s - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/YSqsSksaEE 
  • Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran on spying charges, has been freed after five years. But her husband has been told a new court case against her is scheduled for next Sunday https://t.co/iKUXwrHaX
  • Employment tribunal awards former BPP law lecturer £168k - Legal Cheek https://t.co/17MvcOB6JC
  • A landmark decision from November 2019 has been upheld, delivering findings in favour of thousands of women whose “lives were destroyed” - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/dDCXy14TTC
  • World law school rankings: Harvard beats Oxbridge again - Legal Cheek https://t.co/1fPB3Gi8yq 
  • Karnataka court restrains 67 media houses from publishing defamatory content against six State Ministers on sex-for-job scandal | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/IhPaBx7EEz
  • Virtual student event on TUESDAY: Secrets to Success North - with Pinsent Masons, Womble Bond Dickinson, Kings Chambers and ULaw - Legal Cheek https://t.co/DfeOp2dGj
  • Former government lawyer Rose appointed to Supreme Court | Law Gazette https://t.co/B3uDUDCrd
  • Barristers lose £6.9m fees appeal over unenforceable DBA | Law Gazette https://t.co/aY12z9QVq4
  • NI: Progress made on £108m redevelopment of Magilligan Prison in spite of Covid-19 - Irish Legal News https://t.co/dQhKhBRo0U
  • 'Thank you' bonus for lockdown lawyers | Law Gazette https://t.co/Q3oq9TEmOv
  • Civil liberties group calls for guidelines for 'safe and legal protest' during Covid-19 - Irish Legal News https://t.co/BV0MdlAiuK
  • #Myanmar has asked neighbouring India to return several police officers who crossed the border seeking refuge after refusing to carry out orders https://t.co/QUD0mnNaJ
  • £45m funding boost for group claims firm | Law Gazette https://t.co/sFIEAfQjWV
  • Hibernian Law Journal launches Case Note Competition 2021 - Irish Legal News https://t.co/1Zs6O0JeTK 
  • Police name 16-year-old girl killed in south Wales - Murder investigation launched into death of Wenjing Xu as family pays tribute to ‘a very gentle soul’ https://t.co/Q1O22M4x1y
  • A Bullingdon in reverse: how working-class student club is taking on elitism https://t.co/yhfECmdTAX
  • The British Horseracing Authority has expressed its "concern" over claims by Sheikh Mohammed's daughter, Princess Latifa, that she has been imprisoned by her father and fears for her life #Dubai https://t.co/8VVNvlCCC9
  • Nurse leaders are lobbying government to update "fundamentally flawed" guidance on personal protective equipment https://t.co/9mPkV90ozD

Sunday

7th March - Law News

Edition 3358: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011.   

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story: Pope Francis is the first head of the Roman Catholic Church to travel to Iraq. At the start of his trip, the Catholic leader's appealed for common ground among religious groups. He was speaking at a meeting between people of different faiths in the ancient city of Ur, a significant site for Christians, Muslims and Jews.

 
Saturday Conversations on Law

Saturday

6th March - Law News

Edition 3357: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011.   

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story: The customs department today told the Kerala High Court that Swapna Suresh, an accused in a gold smuggling case, has made "shocking revelations" against the Chief Minister, the Speaker and some ministers in her statement before a magistrate. "She has made shocking revelations about the Chief Minister's close connections with the previous Consul General of the UAE and the illegal monetary transactions carried out," Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar said in a statement.
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Law societies condemn Myanmar military coup - Irish Legal News https://t.co/c0VTBlrci
  • NI: Solicitor Greg Cox appointed as trustee to Armagh Observatory and Planetarium - Irish Legal News https://t.co/RBH55ok90
  • Businessman John McAfee, creator of the McAfee anti-virus software, has been charged in the #US with conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering https://t.co/BBcQulOzjf
  • NI: Anti-bullying law to take effect from September 2021 - Irish Legal News https://t.co/e3v5gMq2
  • Solicitor who submitted false oath agrees to leave profession - Legal Futures https://t.co/UBjmncGIR
  • 16-year-old girl is killed in Ynyswen, Rhondda and two men are arrested with serious injuries after stabbing reports https://t.co/HeaawtI4VB
  • Lady Justice Rose appointed to Supreme Court - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/NuZii0nuZN 
  • Scots lawyers call for role of Lord Advocate to be split - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/OCR8zRldAl
  • Paisley man jailed for possession of disguised stun gun has sentence reduced - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/jwhlID4z9H 
  • NI: Controversial spit hoods rolled out further despite calls for phasing-out - Irish Legal News https://t.co/qf07Qoupiz
  • SRA "need to monitor" enforcement staff more closely - Legal Futures https://t.co/oFcfxIZ5Xp 
  • Lawyers leading the way for women in GAA standing committees - Irish Legal News https://t.co/GmFblEyBFv
  • A step in the right direction on private prosecutions | Law Gazette https://t.co/QEP0MoAqPW 
  • Mail on Sunday must publish front page statement of Meghan copyright win https://t.co/7GUyd6Ski3
  • Head teachers are warning of problems getting parental consent for Covid tests, ahead of pupils returning to school in England next week https://t.co/on39W5yXcE
  • A number of people have been injured in an incident in Rhondda Cynon Taf, police have confirmed. South Wales Police said officers were dealing with "a serious incident" which happened in Baglan Street, Treorchy, at about midday on Friday https://t.co/6ECrYOJe7x
  • English travellers face fines and losing flights without permit https://t.co/CFriMIbQoF
  • Offenders on probation have 'significant and unmet' mental health needs - Irish Legal News https://t.co/6Xygfqu6U
  • Solicitor fined over ‘colourful’ phone exchange with client | Law Gazette https://t.co/1nrSKPut6f 
  • Law centre calls for action to improve minority groups' access to housing services - Irish Legal News https://t.co/vjH3UTmVd
  • Tribunal orders BPP to pay disabled former law lecturer £168k | Law Gazette https://t.co/YWtZvzaKzB
  • Investment and supermarket shopping – a one-size-fits-all policy? - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/zn7MpBTrAm 
  • David Crosby sells music catalogue, citing Covid restrictions on touring https://t.co/QDUOb6EwgT
  • SQE’s earn-as-you-learn training opens door for new legal talent - Legal Futures https://t.co/ozgVbmz4UI
  • Private equity investor grabs stake in consultancy law firm | Law Gazette https://t.co/J1pTLQpdSd 
  • #China's top law-making body has unveiled plans to ensure only "patriots" can govern Hong Kong, as Beijing tightens its grip on the city with changes to the electoral system https://t.co/biOFV5xqF
  • The gender politics of Sturgeon v Salmond can't be ignored https://t.co/jDin5G437H
  • Diary reveals birth of secret UK-US spy pact that grew into Five Eyes https://t.co/q3tZLLUys8 
  • Government has no climate change plan - the influential Public Accounts Committee (PAC) says ministers have "no plan" to meet climate change targets, two years after setting them in law https://t.co/dEMz0pQpH4
  • Cyprus to welcome vaccinated UK tourists from May https://t.co/Z70pyNz9MW
  • Campaign to safeguard children and young people from online harms launched - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/7VtWw4bYaZ
  • Asylum Policy and the Future of Turkey-EU Relations: Between Cooperation and Conflict | Basak Kale, Angeliki Dimitriadi, Elena Sánchez-Montijano, and Elif Sum https://t.co/pUl6Hq98ru
  • UK has broken air pollution limits for a decade, EU court finds |https://t.co/0FXif6FMU2 
  • Government to tackle 'inequitable' funding arrangements for private prosecutions | Law Gazette https://t.co/BZI7D31VP9
  • 'Right and just' for students to get Covid refunds https://t.co/NQbDK0lZJj
  • Law societies condemn Myanmar military coup - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/pDPojxa2Zg 
  • Johnson & Johnson loses court appeal over pelvic mesh negligence #US https://t.co/RmLglGvarg 
  • 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it!', joint committee tells Human Rights Act review | Law Gazette https://t.co/9vUJjQCLc
  • Met officer who Tasered black man jumping over wall may face charges: IOPC determines officer may have committed GBH on Jordan Walker-Brown, who was paralysed in incident https://t.co/jImdtGEXsj
  • Latest quarterly crime figures show rise in cases concluded - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/nYGJAF5CDq
  • Listed company buys specialist employment law ABS - Legal Futures https://t.co/fAgd5XMJWO 
  • England: Law Society president steps aside due to misconduct case - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/qeW5X1BU1
  • Law firm run as social enterprise aims to sit in “middle ground” - Legal Futures https://t.co/TAw1eX3YUl
  • New advocates seek their due as pandemic takes its toll - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/ZRGXfaMckj
  • 'The police just shot': the terror inflicted on #Myanmar's protesters https://t.co/PAusHaBgKE
  • Family of man who starved to death after benefits cut lose case against DWP: Family may appeal in case of mentally ill 57-year-old whose death in 2018 led to new benefits guidelines https://t.co/pfbCkujNjX 
  • Buckingham Palace yet to contact Sussexes about bullying inquiry https://t.co/U2cr0gNxEk 
  • Football racism: Premier League and EFL asked to help tackle problem https://t.co/aYEjSSTulv 
  • #HongKong activists: 15 of 47 granted bail but remain detained pending appeal https://t.co/SGhHtfNs
  • #Brazil's Supreme Federal Court has ordered an inquiry into the sale of protected areas of the Amazon rainforest via Facebook https://t.co/vZNicPAN2d
  • YouTube to lift Trump ban if violence threat falls, says CEO https://t.co/NzoxPGDs5O 
  • Covid contracts still unpublished despite Boris Johnson's claim https://t.co/zvo7nrgA5o