Wednesday

1st December - Law News

Edition 3627: 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: Barbados has become the world's newest republic, officially removing Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. In an overnight ceremony in the capital, Bridgetown, Dame Sandra Mason was sworn in as president.

Focus of the Day Story: Women, ethnic and other minorities and young people in the legal profession are most likely to suffer from depression, showing a link between wellbeing and issues of equality, diversity and inclusion, according to a high-level report.  Full story - Legal Futures 

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Sir Declan Morgan to deliver lecture on Northern Ireland’s chief justices | Irish Legal News https://t.co/zre2VC72zu
  • Some supermarkets will not enforce mask wearing - most unwilling to police mask wearing https://t.co/I5Skgmcsn4
  • My legal life: Liam Symonds, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer - Profile | Law Gazette https://t.co/iXlgWqBZd5
  • Draconian border security doesn’t work and costs lives. Why is Britain pushing it? Our politicians say they want to stop smuggling. What they mean is they want to stop migration https://t.co/kOVBvDFcR1
  • The law is the boss, Sir Stephen | Law Gazette https://t.co/bixBspX0H8 
  • Brigid Napier elected president of Law Society of Northern Ireland | Irish Legal News https://t.co/MuLNKmWk7l
  • Greece is to make Covid vaccinations mandatory for people aged 60 and over. Fines of €100 (£85) will be imposed at monthly intervals from mid-January on those who refuse, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said https://t.co/vyOrjo1xW9
  • Commercial property expert steps down after 48 years | Law Gazette https://t.co/Qgn2MwtzmE 
  • Scottish Legal Complaints Commission reports strong performance - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/0eCJAdHk9v
  • #Dutch Covid case: Carolina Pimenta tested positive for Covid-19 after landing at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on a flight from South Africa on Friday. She was arrested by military police on Sunday night on a plane about to take off for Spain https://t.co/2GzOf7RGy6
  • News focus: Efforts to curb ‘SLAPPs’ gaining momentum | Law Gazette https://t.co/YvwDFecJqv 
  • The co-founder of a neo-Nazi group has been found guilty of being a member of a banned terrorist organisation. Ben Raymond, 32, from Swindon, was part of National Action, a group which wanted to wage a "white Jihad" and race war in Britain https://t.co/F91iqa4P5
  • Whistleblower tells inquiry of ‘shocking’ abuse at immigration detention centre - Former officer who filmed undercover footage at Brook House, says managers were complicit https://t.co/vad2MYLg4J
  • Official judgment portal set to go live | Law Gazette https://t.co/dQozJnVLWt
  • Facebook's parent company, Meta, has been ordered to sell Giphy by the UK's Competition and Markets Authority. The company, then known simply as Facebook, bought the Gif-sharing search engine last year for a reported $315m (£236m) https://t.co/7GYLUW9xW2
  • Kirsty Yuill: Upcoming changes to the Highway Code - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/fYFulKZ8PD
  • Child abusers in England and Wales could face life in jail under tougher sentencing plans unveiled by ministers. It follows a campaign for Tony's Law by the adoptive family of seven-year-old Tony Hudgell, who had both legs amputated following abuse https://t.co/KDiilqf9wz
  • Mystery surrounds solicitor's case five days after arrest warrant | Law Gazette https://t.co/JEIN1JTlAs
  • MASI wins Bar of Ireland’s annual human rights award | Irish Legal News https://t.co/lDrIGvECpW
  • Blueprint for family court monitoring mechanism unveiled - Profile | Law Gazette https://t.co/WwBD8FxrP4
  • Call for sentencing guidelines for child sex offenders | Irish Legal News https://t.co/ksmCfnbQFQ 
  • MI6 chief Richard Moore has warned of China's "debt traps and data traps" in his first live broadcast interview. Mr Moore - known as "C" - also denied the fall of Afghan capital Kabul was an intelligence failure https://t.co/VwprfkLk83
  • US organisation seeking unexplained wealth order for Donald Trump’s Scottish properties has petition refused by Outer House - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/u270qOb3Ty
  • Ex-barrister who harassed former lover has life sentence quashed | Law Gazette https://t.co/ZLPpi1vG0N
  • Covid dents world trade hopes | Law Gazette https://t.co/30D5foL4H0 
  • Susan Neill-Fraser loses latest appeal against murder conviction - Two out of three judges concluded evidence presented was ‘not fresh, not compelling’ #Australia https://t.co/BVcmxhIiyS 
  • Regulators and younger investors shift City priorities | Law Gazette https://t.co/B6LiDl8A4V 
  • #Argentina court to investigate Myanmar war crimes against Rohingya Muslims https://t.co/Efoefrr5JE 
  • Lawyer in the news: Shirin Marker, Bindmans, London - Profile | Law Gazette https://t.co/b7nM3o5bSl
  • Labour picks non-lawyer as shadow justice secretary | Law Gazette https://t.co/Y4VHCMGAdL 
  • Mask rules 'ignored' at Cardiff's Wales Millennium Centre, claims medic - The consultant, who does not wish to be named, said he left a show at the Wales Millennium Centre, after about 80% of audience took off their masks with many coughing https://t.co/PGA6M0rkUx 
  • An undercover reporter has told a public inquiry into the mistreatment of detainees at the Brook House immigration removal centre where staff mocked and humiliated a naked man https://t.co/4Zciiig9H4

Tuesday

30th November - Law News

Edition 3626: 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: Anti-money laundering for compliance professionals (Compliance Officers Conference 2021), an online edition.


Focus of the Day Story: Mandatory vaccination for care home workers not unlawful nor in breach of ECHR. Peters & Anor, R (On the application of) the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care & Anor [2021] EWHC 3182 (Admin), 2 November 2021. This was a renewed application by the claimants for permission to proceed with a judicial review challenge to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021, which requires a registered person who runs a regulated activity in a care home to ensure that any person entering the premises has been vaccinated, unless for clinical reasons that person is exempt.  Full story - UK Human Rights Blog 

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • RPC offers £100k in free legal advice to ESG start-ups - Legal Cheek https://t.co/Kxxal45cRe 
  • History will not judge us by our highways, but how well we preserve the Constitutional idea of India: Justice Gautam Patel | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/gnV9li00eY 
  • Australian firm which claims to have a database of more than 10 billion facial images is facing a potential £17m fine over its handling of personal data in the UK https://t.co/Ex4mrI028a 
  • Former Thomson Reuters vice president takes top role at BARBRI - Legal Cheek https://t.co/YuHgHoOeYM 
  • Drivers warned they can be fined £5,000 for wearing boots, winter coats, Christmas jumpers and sparkles https://t.co/4GZmUhlphm 
  • Since Independence we have travelled to Mars, but legal system remains the same: Justice AM Khanwilkar | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/1J9bbWZmkO 
  • Was transfer of 34 Judges in September necessary? Retd Justice Madan Lokur asks | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/xnnINsKFps 
  • Covid booster jabs are to be offered to all over-18s to help stop a potential wave driven by the new variant Omicron https://t.co/DvUANkcLKH 
  • Authorities in China recaptured a #NorthKorean man, identified by his Chinese name Zhu Xianjian, after a 40 day manhunt https://t.co/YGWqKZGnXr 
  • The role energy lawyers play in the push towards a greener planet - Legal Cheek https://t.co/i5wFFYWFNb 
  • Was transfer of 34 Judges in September necessary? Retd Justice Madan Lokur asks | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/xnnINt2gO2 
  • Allahabad High Court grants bail to Sharjeel Imam in sedition case filed in Aligarh | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/h4ATaB6e4y 
  • Barristers anger at Justice Sec’s selfie with roller-skating Xmas pud - Legal Cheek https://t.co/cfEKIW3uIx 
  • MPs should be banned from providing paid parliamentary advice or consultancy services, a report from the MPs' standards committee has proposed. It comes after the case of former MP Owen Paterson triggered concern about MPs lobbying or holding second jobs https://t.co/RVRNcHe2WH
  • UK’s ‘double talk’ on Channel crisis must stop, says French interior minister: Gérald Darmanin says UK ministers must stop saying one thing in private while insulting his country in public https://t.co/W8cLZCTsQZ
  • Since Independence we have travelled to Mars, but legal system remains the same: Justice AM Khanwilkar | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/1J9bbWHLtg 
  • Online legal services pioneer LandLord Law celebrates landmark anniversary - Legal Futures https://t.co/sY2BZdajoh 
  • English universities risk breaking law over offer withdrawals, say ministers: Regulators push universities to remove oversubscription loopholes after surge in higher A-level grades https://t.co/kWY7x3FcvY
  • Fried Frank ups trainee pay to £55-£60k - Legal Cheek https://t.co/de8a0YNZiL 
  • Ex-barrister wins appeal over first-ever life sentence for perverting justice - Legal Futures https://t.co/wu9bzZDCR7 
  • Victims of sexual violence let down by UK asylum system, report says: Study calls on Home Office to integrate gender and trauma sensitivity into asylum system https://t.co/7eaGSbfUhN 
  • Protégé: What it takes for new lawyers to make it into criminal law - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/rYC8Ivz7wC
  • Lawyers turn to romcoms in fight for rule of law in #Poland - Instead of drafting legal papers, award-winning group make short films intended to explain assault on judiciary https://t.co/zcAGvFNDbR 
  • Law firm and lawyer fined over schemes that avoided £3m in SDLT - Legal Futures https://t.co/AgGEuQPPlo 
  • How will #Barbados move on as the Queen is removed as head of state? https://t.co/Ta48uppIol 
  • Stratage Law Partners' Amit Manubarwala joins Vertices Partners as senior member and Partner | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/6EBaD54NO8
  • IBA report links wellbeing to equality and diversity - Legal Futures https://t.co/mRCosUXgPk 
  • #Dutch police say they have detained a couple who escaped from a Covid-quarantine hotel. The arrests were made on a plane in Amsterdam's Schiphol airport just before it departed to Spain on Sunday https://t.co/bBzSo5Gk91 
  • Six cases of the new Covid Omicron variant have been identified in Scotland. Some of the people identified have no travel history and have caught the virus variant in the community https://t.co/jqwd7fVxoS
  • Channel disaster: The last time Rizgar Hussein spoke to his daughter Hadia it was late on Tuesday night in Iraq. She called him from northern France to say she was about to board a boat with her mother, sister and brother https://t.co/3d6CEnNzXT
  • British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is due to go on trial in New York City on sex trafficking and other charges. She is expected to challenge claims she groomed underage girls for convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein for sexual abuse https://t.co/oec1ZmUlUk 
  • Whose Book is it Anyway? A View from Elsewhere on Publishing, Copyright and Creativity | Dr M E E Swijghuisen Reigersberg https://t.co/FdjHwxFHWm
  • Freshfields launches fintech-focused virtual work experience programme - Legal Cheek https://t.co/K7eVH2Yc4y
  • A ‘new era’ for litigators? - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/beCXJqiiMZ
  • Gujarat High Court issues notice in plea challenging 50 years minimum age for NCLT technical members | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/rRYCzI8DHw
  • What the City of London has to offer trainee solicitors - Legal Cheek https://t.co/CBt0hHtbdD 
  • BCLP expands solicitor apprenticeship offering to Southampton - Legal Cheek https://t.co/f8aE4q28zE
  • Michael Cohen: prosecutors could ‘indict Trump tomorrow’ if they wanted - New York investigation of Trump Organization is one of a number of sources of legal jeopardy for the former president #US https://t.co/pl4bo4nsdK
  • Deepcut deaths: army ‘treating victims’ families with contempt’: Pte Sean Benton’s sister says MoD failed to honour pledge to tackle bullying at barracks https://t.co/wopjP1qtRx 
  • Sentences must be decided by the judges https://t.co/0y3Tzah6ow 
  • Boy, 14, charged with murder of Ava White in Liverpool - The 12-year-old suffered ‘catastrophic injuries’ after attending city’s Christmas lights switch-on on Thursday https://t.co/uYetYxOvYP

Monday

29th November - Law News

Edition 3625: 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:
Scuffles broke out as opposition supporters rallied in the streets of Lima, Peru to demand President José Pedro Castillo be impeached. Peru’s former-schoolteacher leader, known as El Profe, has been in his post for only 100 days, but is facing a motion claiming he has demonstrated ‘moral incapacity.’
 
Focus of the Day Story: A shortage of lawyers and judges, and the poor condition of cold, leaky court buildings, are holding back efforts to reduce the backlog, the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett has warned  Full story - New Law Journal 

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • LawTech Talks: Technology for barristers - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/wu7e0luAJO
  • Relocating hen harrier chicks to spare grouse for the gun - UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/iGK61UNxBg
  • Private firms working for UK government ‘should be subject to FOI rules’: Information commissioner Elizabeth Denham says existing transparency law is no longer fit for purpose https://t.co/QPA18eq8ug 
  • #SouthAfrica's president has condemned travel bans enacted against his country and its neighbours over the new coronavirus variant Omicron. Cyril Ramaphosa said he was "deeply disappointed" by the action https://t.co/Pwnt4lR9Mt 
  • Legal profession excels in latest social mobility rankings - Legal Cheek https://t.co/W1rYddJD6i 
  • The Boutique Lawyer Show: Intersectionality is critical to legal service delivery - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/9U5r28NXuF
  • Allahabad High Court Grants Bail To Sharjeel Imam In Sedition Case Filed Over His Speech At AMU #India https://t.co/tdLvvaCO
  • "Autonomy does not evaporate with loss of capacity": Court of Protection - UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/f9zfn79PMb
  • Macfarlanes boosts NQ lawyer pay to £100k - Legal Cheek https://t.co/tzEGFOraF
  • Conservative MP Caroline Nokes has criticised Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries after she dismissed Ms Nokes' claim she was groped by the prime minister's father, Stanley Johnson https://t.co/uXAx4AtfZV
  • The Corporate Counsel Show: ACC chair Mike Madden on elevating the GC role - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/bZCbLkFpO
  • Detention of a minor for his own protection – round two - UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/NfHckiB7cJ
  • UCL beats Harvard in top 10 world rankings for law - Legal Cheek https://t.co/JSQJHyfMB
  • On Monday, MPs will see proposals from the Commons Standards Committee to change their code of conduct - including on the jobs they are allowed to do on top of their work in Parliament https://t.co/npeWwv0d
  • ‘The Golden Age of the Office’ - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/NvEynbcs
  • Capacity to engage in sexual relations: the relevance of the partner's consent - UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/P6TElCAIE
  • British Airways has suspended flights to Hong Kong amid reports more of its crew members have been forced to quarantine in a government centre. BA confirmed it has temporarily stopped flights "while we review operational requirements for this route" https://t.co/m3zE4lwfM
  • ‘Will a 52 in contract prevent me securing a City training contract?’ - Legal Cheek https://t.co/NDLy4j7oUL
  • Two British film-makers have shone a light on a campaigning lawyer and her clients in an expose of misogyny and dangerous politics in #Turkey https://t.co/xhjjL1xvPQ
  • Workers’ comp claims expected to cost government $638m - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/kOp4cpZtaa
  • #Australian government’s ‘anti-troll’ legislation would allow social media users to sue bullies, but experts say its focus on defamation will not help curb the rates of online bullying or cyberhate https://t.co/B0jhEhK8vV
  • A 16-year-old boy who was fatally stabbed in west London has been named. Rishmeet Singh was attacked in Raleigh Road, Southall, just after 21:00 GMT on Wednesday. Emergency services attended however he died at the scene https://t.co/4R10X4SBGC 
  • Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said face masks will be compulsory in shops and on public transport in England from Tuesday in response to the new Omicron variant https://t.co/qXh6BtGky4
  • Mandatory vaccination for care home workers not unlawful nor in breach of ECHR - UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/8pqzC6c1xM
  • #Israel is to ban foreigners from entering the country for 14 days and use surveillance to halt the spread of the new Covid strain https://t.co/b0xHJMUod
  • Tighter restrictions have come into force in the #Netherlands, amid record Covid cases and concerns over the new Omicron variant https://t.co/cwCwq3nQwM
  • Migrant crisis: confrontational UK home secretary Priti Patel with a history of anti-refugee posture not included in Calais meeting https://t.co/X2JwjyHmbD
  • 25 Bedford Row barristers to star in new Channel 4 documentary - Legal Cheek https://t.co/EgIab7Xipt 
  • ‘Alarming provisions’ in Religious Discrimination Bill: HLRC - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/HGTOcRMpwS
  • Heard, convicted and sentenced in a day: Special POCSO Judge convicts man for rape of 8-year-old | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/H6J1IdL0Og
  • Five types of lawyer you’ve met this year - Legal Cheek https://t.co/XFGjQNj1rX
  • Judges must maintain absolute discretion in courtrooms: President Ram Nath Kovind | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/8nqrtIMtC2
  • A not so magical Xmas: Linklaters and Slaughter and May cancel festive parties for second year - Legal Cheek https://t.co/xB7LX5zBm8
  • [COVID-19] Supreme Court issues notice in plea for National Plan for rehabilitation of families affected by pandemic | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/spVB8R0ji9
  • What are the rules and guidance for face masks and coverings? https://t.co/WO1wDmJ0am