Tuesday

11th August - Law News

3150th 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:  TikTok is threatening legal action against the US after Donald Trump ordered firms to stop doing business with the Chinese app within 45 days. The company said it was "shocked" by an executive order from the US President outlining the ban. TikTok said it would "pursue all remedies available" to "ensure the rule of law is not discarded". Mr Trump issued a similar order against China's WeChat in a major escalation in Washington's stand-off with Beijing.



Focus of the Day Article:  Scotland’s impotent fatal accident inquiry system has been condemned by families who have lost loved ones in tragic accidents. They spoke out following the announcement that it could take a year before any evidence is actually heard in an inquiry led by Lord Brodie into two hospitals. Full story - Scottish Legal News


Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Solicitor probate applications must go online, government proposes | Law Gazette https://t.co/A4ljZYOhhN 
  • Child sexual offences in Scotland rises by one-third over five years - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/8kBbrQKJfm
  • Joyce Horsman to take up reins at Dundee North Law Centre as Peter Kinghorn retires - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/8pFBveEqRE 
  • Police racism inquiries in the UK: Do they change how things work? https://t.co/VnM7SBIDzU
  • Extended hours: Society issues guidance for practitioners | Law Gazette https://t.co/oeutcUIJww 
  • Hamish Lean: Proposal for court is worthy of note - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/GbcagCsfou 
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! https://t.co/V7dD6yYSB2
  • Manchester Crown Court closes again after Covid-19 outbreak | Law Gazette https://t.co/Htk1eVvAmr
  • Government paid Vote Leave AI firm to analyse UK citizens’ tweets: Faculty, linked to senior Tories, hired to collect tweets as part of coronavirus-related contract https://t.co/HS8JpeyN1C
  • Boris Johnson accused of scapegoating migrants over Channel comments https://t.co/g0eJJINBf0
  • GCU launches annual law journal and Common Good Lecture - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/fj94dfoYpd 
  • More than 100 people were arrested for looting, battery against police and other charges. Crowds gathered following reports of a police shooting involving a 20-year-old man #US https://t.co/ed4Pchsnp5
  • Quindell successor sues PwC for £63m over Slater and Gordon deal | Law Gazette https://t.co/PNOknjQlsD
  • Judge loses race discrimination claim | Law Gazette https://t.co/021H0pURja 
  • Govan Law Centre increases pressure over Fair Rents Bill - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/vMTq3sRcKJ
  • Gilson Gray reveals £23m property deals bloom - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Wzjvd1URO5
  • SLN welcomes intern Kate Scarborough - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/LXsetolrJT
  • Man who permanently disfigured another loses appeal against attempted murder conviction - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/1tVspgrJSe
  • Accountancy body withdraws from legal services regulation - Legal Futures https://t.co/NfCSkG4ON1
  • England: Downing Street to set rape prosecution targets - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/8YEij1h8Hn
  • Thirty-year-old corpse discovered in cellar of €35m Paris mansion #France https://t.co/uuHtYByyI
  • Police officer admits performing sex acts on colleague at station: PC Jemma Dicks of South Wales police denies gross misconduct at disciplinary hearing https://t.co/41nT1GpyFN 
  • Rape survivors say they are being stigmatised for not wearing masks: Campaigners say survivors are being castigated despite fact that covering face can trigger flashbacks and panic attacks https://t.co/sdxKEHTHnx
  • Activists launch London legal action against UK officers in Hong Kong police: Pro-democracy activists allege five British officers have taken part in brutal actions against protesters https://t.co/pBgg57TTrm
  • Traffic stops should face same scrutiny as stop and search: Data on why or on whom police use traffic stops not available as action is not routinely recorded https://t.co/VzxIfA3sxP
  • Exclusive: Faculty establishes emergency fund for advocates affected by Covid crisis - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/J4lWoVrrRv
  • A 15-year-old boy has admitted attacking a student from Singapore who was told "we don't want your coronavirus in our country" https://t.co/3BRxOMzgdD
  • Scotland's impotent FAI system condemned by families of victims - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/kOM6WPxDam
  • Richard Lapointe, Exonerated in a Murder Case, Dies at 74: Advocates worked for decades to free him in the murder of his wife’s grandmother in Connecticut; in 2015 a court finally agreed https://t.co/OOCf8GH986
  • From prisoner to PhD: Stephen Akpabio-Klementowski tells the extraordinary story of how he transformed his life through education https://t.co/w3iZo5lLGD
  • Quindell saga rumbles on with claim against PwC - Legal Futures https://t.co/Dw3kfvu8ih
  • Government set to mandate online probate applications - Legal Futures https://t.co/SWV5pmrdmP
  • McDonald's has taken new legal action against former chief executive Steve Easterbook, accusing him of lying about sexual relationships with staff https://t.co/7WQv0mNGDi
  • Plan to deploy Navy to intercept asylum seekers labelled 'unlawful' - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Z2NWS6b41R
  • Judge loses race discrimination claim over litigant's complaint - Legal Futures https://t.co/hMsByQ4zSb
  • Gyms, swimming pools, leisure centres and play centres are reopening as lockdown continues to ease in Wales https://t.co/AUUIrFpnE
  • Dawn Butler MP has called for a "system change" after she was stopped by police while travelling in a car in east London https://t.co/0iYJajbOzD
  • How Pro-Trump Forces Work the Refs in Silicon Valley #US https://t.co/E28qaRXg5q
  • Accountancy body withdraws from legal services regulation - Legal Futures https://t.co/NfCSkG4ON1
  • #Chad inquiry finds 44 prisoners died in hot, overcrowded cell https://t.co/GWVmBS3Qjv
  • #Malawi closes bars and churches as coronavirus cases rise https://t.co/fTSv9PI7QU
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! https://t.co/dshq11FUqk
  • Tax affairs of 246 footballers being investigated by HMRC in 2019-20 https://t.co/2VjIevaBqK
  • Apple imported clothes from Xinjiang firm facing US forced labour sanctions https://t.co/BBkwza1qh
  • Jimmy Lai: the Hong Kong pro-democracy tycoon who is not afraid to take on #China https://t.co/xyMe6FKFw
  • Q&A: what’s the real story behind recent UK refugee arrivals? https://t.co/PUxH8vzTsa
  • Protesters and riot police have clashed in #Belarus' capital Minsk and other cities, after a state TV exit poll said long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko was re-elected in Sunday's election https://t.co/yxtB2BcJrx
  • Fix contact tracing or shut pubs, Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham says https://t.co/8QBloXCxS6
  • Police officer run over by thieves backs 'Andrew's Law' https://t.co/mIg8ukizB
  • #HongKong media tycoon arrested under security law: Jimmy Lai accused of 'colluding with foreign powers' in most high-profile arrest yet under new security law https://t.co/FuVqgzug0g
  • Some liberal Zionists are finally becoming aware of the inherent contradiction in their views on #Israel and Palestine https://t.co/1ZGXm2tE07
  • Trump WeChat ban 'an unwelcome signal' for #Chinese community https://t.co/MmjHM2zjq5

Monday

10th August - Law News

3149th 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:  Anti-government protests continue in the Lebanon's capital that was rocked by deadly port blasts. On Saturday, protesters demanding the government’s resignation on Martyr’s Square clashed with riot police and reportedly entered a number of governmental buildings. A police officer was killed during clashes, confirmed a police spokesperson, and hundreds of people were treated for injuries in the city’s hospitals. Earlier on Sunday, Lebanon's information minister Manal Abdel Samad became the first government official to resign in the aftermath of the deadly Beirut port blasts.



Focus of the Day Article:  A survey to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the working practices of disabled lawyers has been launched by the Law Society. Full story - New Law Journal


Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Meet the experts who will consider reforming judicial review - Legal Cheek https://t.co/5LXRflzUzg
  • The Legal Cheek Podcast: 3 essential skills for junior lawyers - Legal Cheek https://t.co/aRG1IpFaQY
  • Covid-19: UK competition law exemption for dairy industry comes to an end https://t.co/K0YmePYdS
  • £7.5 million to restore Law Society offices ravaged by fire - Legal Cheek https://t.co/U832FtfKp
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! https://t.co/C9IKdUZ1aC
  • Outrage, Condemnation Continues to Trail Police Invasion of Edo Assembly #Nigeria https://t.co/usTUEFSotj 
  • Downing Street plans rape prosecution targets for police and CPS- unusual intervention aims to reverse decline and bring more cases to trial https://t.co/HVfDRKCqUP
  • Justice charity teams up with Big Four accountancy firm to launch virtual pro bono advice platform - Legal Cheek https://t.co/gybO9XLsR6
  • Judges increase sentence of teenager who raped girl, 15, on his birthday - The case was referred to the Court of Appeal https://t.co/FfTiFXcDUi 
  • Why are rape case targets being planned in England and Wales? Proposals for police and CPS would aim to increase prosecutions after steep decline https://t.co/zrXglJTi8N
  • Eversheds Sutherland posts 88% autumn retention score - Legal Cheek https://t.co/BjgxpEninM 
  • This is how much you stand to earn as a law grad, uni by uni - Legal Cheek https://t.co/bLNL1lYHsd 
  • Gunmen in #Niger have attacked a party of wildlife tourists, killing six French citizens, their local guide and driver https://t.co/gmwhsnhOaX
  • 17-year-old boy has died after being stabbed in London's West End.: Jeremy Menesses was stabbed on Market Place near to Oxford Street at about 17.30 BST on Saturday https://t.co/GHkwwNwVLx
  • Black Labour MP Dawn Butler stopped by police in London: Car driven by a friend pulled over, with officers subsequently admitting they made a mistake https://t.co/3RoP5Xjx0W
  • 'Why do City law firms target second year law students?' - Legal Cheek https://t.co/RMdrNg0WDQ
  • Former trainee solicitor barred from legal profession following rape conviction - Legal Cheek https://t.co/Fu4pvmySSR
  • UK weather: Coastguard issues new warning after busiest day in four years https://t.co/EtX38RFXFK
  • 'Rough sex' defence ban: A step in the right direction - Legal Cheek https://t.co/xUchg9GqRN
  • Macfarlanes to cut NQ pay by £5,000 as it reveals 88% autumn retention score - Legal Cheek https://t.co/o8tMsShA6p
  • Former City lawyer charged with fraud over missing Commonwealth money - Legal Cheek https://t.co/nQmI4OAK7i
  • Scrap the Supreme Court, argues right-wing think tank - Legal Cheek https://t.co/P1D131Szrw
  • Clyde & Co cuts junior lawyer pay by £2,000 and confirms 90% retention - Legal Cheek https://t.co/c1nRHCVBJ5
  • US duo announce 100% autumn retention scores - Legal Cheek https://t.co/11b7JzL08X
  • Herbert Smith Freehills retains 22 of 32 autumn qualifying trainees - Legal Cheek https://t.co/XRgYmxYRfn
  • Linklaters offers emergency accommodation to staff suffering domestic violence - Legal Cheek https://t.co/gZKI27G7Np
  • Trade Secrets - Interim injunction to prevent importation of "infringing goods" | Lexology https://t.co/vlffiBjymM
  • Top US law firm reports itself to the SRA after libel trial is Zoomed around the world - Legal Cheek https://t.co/D7iyuIkFZ2
  • Sir Geoffrey Vos appointed new Master of the Rolls - Legal Cheek https://t.co/NYxoAAX2eN
  • 1 in 4 UK puppies may be being acquired before minimum recommended age: Separating a puppy from its mother before 8 weeks risks health and behavioural problems https://t.co/sIFJDvpEdS
  • No Pajama Pants Allowed While Learning From Home, Illinois District Says #US https://t.co/AC3gBX2ng3
  • Concerned girlfriend goes public with boyfriend’s plan to quit law school to become podcaster - Legal Cheek https://t.co/aTTQE9fmIN
  • 'Unsophisticated' Belfast burglar jailed after targeting same house three times in one month https://t.co/93RqjemysG
  • Teen became a drug dealer to make sure his mum and dad had a good Christmas, court told https://t.co/Hh9F58vWkc
  • Children with Down's syndrome and autism 'left for hours in court cells' https://t.co/PmEJbxh0z1
  • An #Afghan grand assembly of elders has approved the release of 400 Taliban prisoners accused of "major" crimes https://t.co/mPB8GN126o
  • Trump signs relief order after talks at Congress collapse #US https://t.co/n7B901inWw
  • Ministers may question if the right approach was taken to mass gatherings at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, a scientific adviser has said https://t.co/IHM28YNSaG 
  • 'Sustainable tourism' call prompted by influx at Wales' hotspots https://t.co/Evs2pujyj3
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! https://t.co/VDoDHW3Mq1
  • Two-thirds of UK’s furloughed workers continued job in Covid-19 lockdown, this a mini-housing boom looms https://t.co/Vn10bTbHkp

Sunday

9th August - Law News

3148th 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:  The Saudi crown prince is accused of dispatching a group of hitmen to kill a former top Saudi intelligence official - Saad al-Jabari - who is in exile in Canada. The allegation was made in a lawsuit filed by al-Jabari in Washington, DC. The hitmen were allegedly sent by Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) just days after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018. They failed to get past the borders at Toronto's airport, but the lawsuit alleges al-Jabari's life remains in "dire peril". Al-Jabari is seeking damages from MBS for allegedly orchestrating an "attempted extrajudicial killing" and for violating international law.





Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Wearing a face mask will be compulsory in busy parts of Paris from Monday amid a rise in coronavirus infections in and around the #French capital https://t.co/JeDihBqINe 
  • A committee of MPs has backed the Bar Council’s call for the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme to be extended to new and returning practitioners | NLJ https://t.co/t993aOXPoJ
  • The first electronically signed deed has been submitted for a house sale, in a historic moment for lawyers | NLJ https://t.co/AyPpbvW8PD
  • A #Venezuelan court has sentenced two former American soldiers to 20 years in jail for trying to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro https://t.co/Ky8U2oqx81 
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! https://t.co/87gfxhh29p
  • Barristers at 4 Stone Buildings have published an e-book. ‘Litigation in the time of COVID-19: legal issues in commerce, finance and insolvency’ | NLJ https://t.co/iqBdxaxOyM
  • 'I won a holiday but it turned out to be a big scam' https://t.co/Yjy4zXzh50 
  • Randox recalls up to 750,000 Coronavirus test kits over safety concerns https://t.co/RLAJdJeoCx 
  • The £4.7m estate of deceased priest, teacher and convicted paedophile Michael Studdert must be frozen to give victims time to bring compensation claims, the High Court has ordered | NLJ https://t.co/bc30jzg1sO
  • A further five Crown courts have been cleared for jury trials to resume, bringing the total number hearing jury trials to 62, out of a total of 77 courts open | NLJ https://t.co/PAvqTaUvhK 
  • Nominations have opened for Next 100 Years’ annual Inspirational Women in Law Awards, which recognise women excelling in their career and helping to promote opportunities for other women | NLJ https://t.co/1ZCAWqCD6Y
  • Two Lady Justices (Mrs Justice Andrews and Mrs Justice Elisabeth Laing as Lady Justices of Appeal) and six Lord Justices of Appeal have been appointed | NLJ https://t.co/IFvkKPyM4n
  • Voice transcription service DS Compliance has launched another product for the legal profession | NLJ https://t.co/m4u1C4y7vU 
  • Beirut police fire teargas at protesters demanding justice over explosion #Lebanon https://t.co/jd3nHeKRnx
  • Air #India Express black boxes recovered at Kerala crash site https://t.co/4C2YAFYJjl
  • Brexit backers Tate & Lyle set to gain £73m from end of EU trade tariffs: Greenpeace investigators say the firm, which also donated to the Conservatives, will be sole beneficiary of rule changes on importing raw cane sugar https://t.co/yCyXdDQHAO
  • Louisiana court upholds black man's life sentence for trying to steal hedge clippers: Fair Wayne Bryant was sentenced to life in prison in 1997 for attempted simple burglary, and justices rejected his recent appeal #US https://t.co/PndfMlEZdH 
  • MoD considering request to deploy navy to stop Channel migrants: Home Office asked for patrols after saying migrants should face ‘real consequences’ https://t.co/hmoK4NsK8
  • Man wants police to pay for car window smashed during search: City of London police inquiry said it was unacceptable to return car to Ryan Colaço full of shards of glass https://t.co/yOSkuBNgud
  • The government’s proposals on planning introduce ‘huge levels of uncertainty’ for investors, increase the burden on local authorities and contain a mysterious ‘fast track for beauty’, lawyers say | NLJ https://t.co/DuAIGhu5DE 
  • A survey to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the working practices of disabled lawyers has been launched by the Law Society | NLJ https://t.co/V8Gl9JR57L 
  • Lawyers have questioned the impartiality of the peer selected to lead an independent panel into judicial review | NLJ https://t.co/FojxPaoELZ 
  • Robert Rinder (pictured) talks to Malcolm Bishop QC about mentors, diving into Greek translations and restoring the office of the Lord Chancellor | NLJ https://t.co/iYLWbkX2Cd 
  • Generation Z & the Millennials have certain priorities that will affect the way law firms work | NLJ https://t.co/Ho5cmmwtGY
  • Two arrested and others moved on after weekend crowds gathered at Cardiff Bay: 130 young revellers arrived on Friday with alcohol and nitrous oxide https://t.co/wDqmybpBpp
  • Best of the blogs - 8 August 2020 | Law Gazette https://t.co/VczdgfOxpu
  • Clyde & Co retains 90% of trainees – but trims NQ pay | Law Gazette https://t.co/3UDheS4BDa
  • Irwin Mitchell puts 110 jobs at risk of redundancy | Law Gazette https://t.co/FM49aNRyA5 
  • PEP drops by 12% at Osborne Clarke | Law Gazette https://t.co/VD9FSy60bW 
  • Discount for early guilty pleas 'could be abolished' - report | Law Gazette https://t.co/9NHx3sOU8W
  • City giant self-reports to SRA after trial streamed live on Zoom | Law Gazette https://t.co/pkIBIZUdx7 
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! https://t.co/8Bmn4pZIEZ 
  • Bollywood's Sushant Singh Rajput: Mystery and voyeurism around star's death #India https://t.co/XJl9RmSjfd
  • Tashan Daniel: Murdered on the London Underground https://t.co/FUaa3hpE6J
  • Europe lockdown: New coronavirus curbs country by country https://t.co/uX5VT7NwJz 
  • Face coverings have become mandatory in more indoor settings in England and Scotland following a recent spike in coronavirus cases https://t.co/bmxRQzAvBD 
  • Counterfeiters cash in on coronavirus crisis - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/joxj9npWRk
  • DAC Beachcroft records seven per cent rise in pre-tax profits to £56m - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/UekOQUsXKZ 
  • Calling all criminal lawyers: OU seeks views on Scottish jury system - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/TlnPmwWdbU
  • England: Treatment of young people in custody an 'embarrassment' for criminal justice system - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/WfayaguyD4
  • Report highlights implications of COVID-19 for right to housing - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/UuSm6ir5AN
  • Digby Brown given Platinum ‘Investors in People’ award for second time - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/y8vxkp3R4Q
  • Last-ditch negotiations at the #US Congress to forge another stimulus package for the coronavirus-ravaged economy have collapsed in stalemate https://t.co/Y9Zifu0tsG