15th June - Law News

Edition 3458: 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 trial of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has got under way, four months after a military coup removed the elected government from office. She is charged with owning unlicensed walkie-talkies and violating Covid restrictions. Later trials will focus on allegations of corruption and breaking the official secrets act. Ms Suu Kyi, 75, has been held under house arrest since the 1 February coup in Myanmar (also called Burma), and little has been seen or heard of her apart from her brief court appearances

 Focus of the Day Article:
The Good Law Project is seeking a declaration that Boris Johnson’s decision to nominate Tory donor Peter Cruddas for a peerage last year was unlawful. Full story - Scottish Legal News

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Good Law Project to seek declaration Lord Cruddas’ peerage nomination was unlawful - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/rtGtczLyFZ 
  • Linklaters looks to slash emissions by up to 70% - Legal Cheek https://t.co/wlb4A3H2KT
  • Daniel Morgan report could link Rupert Murdoch empire to ‘criminality’ - Panel has considered describing News of the World as ‘linked to’ murder suspects in its long-awaited findings https://t.co/yVMPKQlH47 
  • Lawyers of the future could be required to take productivity-boosting drugs, Law Society predicts - Legal Cheek https://t.co/ZWiwApNCgX 
  • #Belarus parades detained journalist Protasevich at media event https://t.co/e1F5W3PZtX
  • The final stage of easing lockdown restrictions in England is to be delayed until 19 July https://t.co/F4VLGKMDw2
  • A teenage student was murdered by her father to silence her claims that he sexually abused her, a court has heard. Bernadette Walker, 17, was last seen when Scott Walker, 51, picked her up from his parents' Peterborough home, jurors heard https://t.co/gWhNjuG3c
  • Paisley man run over by bakery van while intoxicated wins appeal against dismissal of damages claim - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/JECRFE7X6W
  • Lawyers need to be better public speakers - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/cmaZiai1mP 
  • Law student's Legally Blonde photoshoot gets Elle Woods seal of approval - Legal Cheek https://t.co/b9CZK9xnP6
  • Father of infant with rare disease moves Kerala High Court for assistance from State to procure life saving Rs 18 crore drug | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/sAoLu6gSoR 
  • Starting out in law: 5 pieces of advice I’d give to my younger self - Legal Cheek https://t.co/PBSV1dyjdF
  • Allahabad High Court grants bail to accused charged under anti-conversion law | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/rXHhC21LH
  • Demonizing Critical Race Theory #US https://t.co/3WKEgGxZXR
  • Super regulator sides with pupillage seekers in row over rejection by silence - Legal Cheek https://t.co/WCqO1S8eif
  • Susskind: 'trainees will learn like astronauts - with virtual reality' - Legal Futures https://t.co/AjzWJj3le1 
  • Ex-City lawyer on £100k reveals she's taken 80% pay cut to specialise in human rights - Legal Cheek https://t.co/WS2qzhHbL
  • 'We want another homeless hotel - and we can make it work' - This is the story of the highs and lows in one of those hotels, which has just closed its doors to homeless people after 14 months https://t.co/BmtqbVCXKA
  • BCI constitutes 7-member committee to draft Advocates Protection Bill | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/U6ToO2kvww
  • Pupil victim of sexual assault by barrister "let down by system" - Legal Futures https://t.co/OZnqhO4XWu
  • Advice on e-scooter usage - “Powered transporters” fall within the legal definition of a motor vehicle under the Road Traffic Act 1988. Therefore, the rules that apply to motor vehicles, also apply to e-scooters https://t.co/xXJj57jRkt
  • Job ad for judge role on Falkland Islands promotes territory's 'amazing wildlife' and 'absence of traffic jams!' - Legal Cheek https://t.co/UqRWLJICBq
  • Vandals smashed a football club defibrillator kit hours after Danish international Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest in a game. Buxted FC in East Sussex said the damage, caught on CCTV in the early hours of Sunday, was "disgusting" https://t.co/LImF24cA3R
  • Ransomware is biggest online threat to people in UK, spy agency chief to warn https://t.co/OukiNdhV72
  • How One Epic Document Exposed the Secrets of the Vietnam War #US https://t.co/bShpbcSvf0 
  • What the Rich Don’t Want to Admit About the Poor - Why do we leave millions of people in poverty? The answer should make us uncomfortable https://t.co/gDUZylhtFn
  • NT Indigenous workers file class action over stolen wages - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/MNPJm5L9q
  • London boat dwellers protest against plans they say could leave them homeless - Boaters fear that the Canal and River Trust’s plans to trial ‘water safety zones’ will lead to a big reduction in mooring spaces https://t.co/0TLhkUUqsm
  • 'The bar must do better at giving pupillage applicants feedback' - Legal Cheek https://t.co/ijIQO34jfh
  • Bombay High Court Division Bench gives split verdict in challenge to validity of Section 13(8)(b) of Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/TkYrTdWVi
  • E-sigs gain momentum in Qld legal market - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/jrb59GVSB5 
  • Freshfields dishes out bonuses following Covid salary freeze - Legal Cheek https://t.co/lxIDOThkG
  • Google's Black Founders Fund backs UK lawtech start-up - Legal Futures https://t.co/FjFG84JMRg
  • Top firms "need to get clients paying faster" to prepare for next crisis - Legal Futures https://t.co/NRwUOdmGmj
  • Sponsorship, scholarship or save: How to fund the SQE - Legal Cheek https://t.co/dJcBxYQ55P 
  • WhatsApp launches privacy campaign after backlash - It follows a customer backlash against changes to its terms and conditions, announced earlier this year https://t.co/d57XnZLDR1
  • Lockdown easing in England to be delayed by four weeks - Senior ministers have signed off a decision to delay the lifting of all coronavirus restrictions in England beyond 21 June https://t.co/Pyx7VCoo9M
  • Uygur tribunal: Former #Chinese policeman discloses chilling account of treatment towards Uyghurs Management https://t.co/tJaC9bKApB
  • EU settlement: Fears people may miss post-Brexit deadline https://t.co/PNWdGKELw4
  • Data Protection After Brexit: How will GDPR and UK GDPR Affect U.S. Businesses? https://t.co/WIlSxe8Y
  • Want to be a lawyer in #India? New hiring strategies in the legal sphere that you should know https://t.co/Cio3K4RARM
  • Government pledges to raise legal age of marriage to 18 in England and Wales https://t.co/qRurkErTiA
  • Greenpeace launch legal action against UK government over secrecy on deep sea mining https://t.co/O72ptOpNZQ
  • Boris Johnson faces legal action over peerage for billionaire Tory donor https://t.co/uTpMs9Kr4l 
  • Barrister at Kevin Lunney abduction trial argues Gardai repeatedly broke the law by accessing mobile phone data  #Ireland https://t.co/MLIzs957rA
  • #Kenya president Uhuru Kenyatta vs the Judiciary: How it all started https://t.co/Px6VrAzbor 
  • The Boutique Lawyer Show: Data is your firm’s best friend - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/YZRQyVJVpA


14th June - Law News

Edition 3457: 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: Colombian officers unleashed water cannon at protesters near the Portal de la Americas in a bid to disperse them. The demonstration was being held to denounce human rights violations that allegedly occurred during national protests against the government of Ivan Duque

 Focus of the Day Article:
Lawyers’ groups have called on the Lord Chancellor to think again on early disclosure plans in criminal investigations or risk them failing before they even begin. Full story - New Law Journal

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • MoneyLaw war reignites as Milbank raises London NQ lawyer pay to $200,000 - Legal Cheek https://t.co/RUUlnZKAIZ
  • Lawyers Weekly and principal partner Taylor Root are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s 30 Under 30 Awards - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/52iGxapAYL
  • Scottish law student cleared of wrongdoing following probe into 'offensive' gender comments - Legal Cheek https://t.co/nHdAtTDQ2
  • Agnes Chow: activist leaves jail as #China says Hong Kong ‘pawn in geopolitics’ https://t.co/bgmZCGNtyV
  • UK government admits ministers can use self-deleting messages - Civil servants also able to delete messages instantly, as fears grow about accountability https://t.co/dX86A6767n
  • "No intention to cast aspersion on High Court lawyers:" SCBA President Vikas Singh clears the air | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/5xWOeeYIq
  • Claim of two adults living together for few days not sufficient to attach legitimacy to live-in relationship: Punjab & Haryana High Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/6WcsFSL3GY
  • James Crawford obituary: Energetic public international lawyer who advised many countries and reshaped the rules on wrongdoings between them https://t.co/XdIHUmfo5D
  • Can women rely on the Parole Board getting it right if it frees men like Colin Pitchfork? https://t.co/Jg9Azb2l2C
  • Clyde & Co elects first female senior partner - Legal Cheek https://t.co/xxm2PQgcCs 
  • Michael Quinlan appointed chair of Property Services Regulatory Authority board - Irish Legal News https://t.co/huiKU6SvM
  • Nishith Desai lawyer Ranjana Adhikari joins IndusLaw as a Partner | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/GCg7OuEzaF 
  • Jersey lawyer disbarred after fraud conviction | Law Gazette https://t.co/z9s8uvTC07 
  • Pre-wedding nerves are rising for thousands of couples in England hoping their big days won't be ruined by the government's expected announcement next week on lockdown rules https://t.co/iigetk2wbH
  • Bitcoin and Encryption: A Race Between Criminals and the F.B.I. https://t.co/yM8QiSjB8r 
  • Off-Duty Flight Attendant Is Detained After an In-Flight Struggle, Delta Says -#US https://t.co/U8mhQxw6z0
  • How Private Equity Firms Avoid Taxes #US https://t.co/Y7N0h2aq9X
  • Virtual student events next week with Freshfields, DWF, Pinsent Masons, Gowling WLG, Hill Dickinson and ULaw - Legal Cheek https://t.co/yYZeechm6D
  • Clyde & Co elects first female senior partner - Legal Cheek https://t.co/xxm2PPYBKU
  • Forcing firms onto review sites would deny clients a choice | Law Gazette https://t.co/DMWCdZ2VML
  • By 2030, developing countries will provide 97% of global growth, four-fifths of the global population will have a digital identity, artificial intelligence will become so trusted that it gets a vote on the board, and 85% of jobs don’t currently exist https://t.co/iKlPJOvGhc
  • Protégé: Young lawyers are changing the game for peaceful protesters - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/PjdU1sHTaF
  • Facebook decision on remote working from abroad has 'opened the floodgates' - Irish Legal News https://t.co/MBZOACTCvV 
  • How to create legal tech as an insider - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/sx5k47ISwP 
  • Christian Porter’s leading defamation barrister Sue Chrysanthou has been ordered to pay costs to the friend of the woman who accused him of rape 30 years ago - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/T1lzs1j5of
  • McFarlane begins work on Covid-19 recovery phase for family courts | Law Gazette https://t.co/V8aRRCszVa 
  • Future proofing – are virtual courts here to stay? - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/umyzG9f9pA 
  • Why you should do your training contract in the North West - Legal Cheek https://t.co/ydEH8LKqj5
  • An Garda Síochána publishes anti-corruption policy documents - Irish Legal News https://t.co/aZqaAG8AGC
  • Police probe suspect drugs tests used in criminal and family cases | Law Gazette https://t.co/EQtZoeGp4n
  • Bringing legal studies to your secondary school - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/W4iCjnGOvF 
  • Largest law firm in the world, Dentons trims lawyer numbers - Legal Cheek https://t.co/sWItVosxej
  • Lawyers’ groups have called on the Lord Chancellor to think again on early disclosure plans in criminal investigations or risk them failing before they even begin | NLJ https://t.co/n2cFV4iVmD


13th June - Law News

Edition 3456: 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: Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest has risen for the third consecutive month.The number of trees destroyed in May was also 67 percent higher than the same time last year. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro promised to increase funding to protect the Amazon in April, but is yet to follow through.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Cardiff cyclist confronts driver who sexually harassed her - Nanw Beard was cycling in Cardiff when the driver pulled up alongside her and said her "backside was going to cause an accident" https://t.co/nANfYOJjhz
  • Manager fined after firm took on probate matter with no experience | Law Gazette https://t.co/Yb0G7EzOlK
  • Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland to host webinar - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/yNTbmGh9Ba 
  • The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched a ‘consultation on the UK’s future exhaustion of intellectual property rights regime’ | NLJ https://t.co/dEuoNwousm
  • NI: Internal review concludes PPS made right decision on Bobby Storey funeral - Irish Legal News https://t.co/1zFSIrC6Pg
  • ‘A powerful reminder to politicians’: Assisted dying campaigner’s final message | Law Gazette https://t.co/JHpIeSQGFt
  • #Eriksen 'awake' in hospital after collapsing on pitch - wonderful player and here's hoping he will be fine soon. Football is united for you Christian https://t.co/cTlBnOTcaY
  • Burges Salmon sees further growth in Edinburgh - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Fde0TzSwTd 
  • A guide to costs and available funding for aspiring solicitors has been published ahead of the start of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) | NLJ https://t.co/h5zSyyOvoM 
  • NI: Over two-thirds believe PPS is fair and impartial - Irish Legal News https://t.co/e4lJPraBMr 
  • Legal aid lawyers paid £20.12 per hour for early JR work | Law Gazette https://t.co/9XfgPrysA4 
  • MSP calls on UK government to enforce law to protect the young from online pornography - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/IV2AB5J0Dp
  • Lawyers have expressed dismay at ministers’ decision to delay divorce reforms for six months while it grapples with issues regarding technology, legal, and court procedures | NLJ https://t.co/Ul0IIsVbfh 
  • Solicitors have been invited to join a project to develop a regulator-approved reviews scheme for potential clients shopping around for legal services. | NLJ https://t.co/yjenLFaVOC
  • There is a "culture" of bullying in the Welsh NHS which leaves people scared to raise issues, several staff have said https://t.co/cObpDML9sn
  • Professor Colin Harvey: Making Northern Ireland's 'special arrangement' work - Irish Legal News https://t.co/m5fhHRzDIW
  • Crown court backlog starts to dip | Law Gazette https://t.co/ZQ4XIi7aIj
  • In #Australia, a New Look at Immigration: ‘It’s About Our Friends’ https://t.co/on0NsLa0om 
  • After two white families claimed a grade calculation error, a Mississippi school added their children as co-valedictorian and co-salutatorian, reviving questions about race and equity #US https://t.co/5POz31l7d1
  • #US Justice Dept. Watchdog to Investigate Seizure of Democrats’ Data https://t.co/ziIWFgz863 
  • Handing out peerages to Tory donors https://t.co/V11cablHlk
  • Harper Macleod: Investment in Scotland’s entrepreneurs defied the pandemic - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/wSdAQPhi4
  • The path is clear for the UK to seek a virtual trial in the case of Harry Dunn, the foreign secretary has said. The 19-year-old died near RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire in August 2019 when a car driven by suspect Anne Sacoolas hit his motorbike https://t.co/2gspwgPuGG
  • Migration in the Greek Cypriot Press between 2011-2015: Visibility, topics, figures and the debate between pro-migrant and anti-migrant discourses | Irini Kadianaki, Maria Avraamidou, and Elisavet Panagiotou https://t.co/SGouEEWnwX
  • Law firms paid an average of 30% more for their professional indemnity insurance (PII) renewal this spring, according to a report, ‘Solicitors Season Review’, by Lockton Solicitors last month | NLJ https://t.co/yArmqtoOAs
  • #Israeli army shutdown of health organization will have catastrophic consequences for Palestinian healthcare https://t.co/G5Qnhu3fSa 
  • RT @PaulbernalUK: One day, son, none of this will be yours. https://t.co/cmfezzsOwU
  • Forensic evidence relating to the death of MI6 agent Gareth Williams in 2010 is to be re-examined, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed. Mr Williams, 31, from Anglesey, was found dead by police officers inside a zipped holdall at his London flat https://t.co/FIqnYfrQMh 
  • NI: Solicitors appointed as trustees of Halifax Foundation - Irish Legal News https://t.co/tpgWRa8Tt9 
  • Announcement expected on SIF closure | Law Gazette https://t.co/JOe0INSW00
  • Hate crime charges up by four per cent - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/srJWFAwefJ
  • Two police forces have agreed to settle claims of survivors and friends and family of those who died in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster for the cover up that followed, law firm Edwin Coe has confirmed | NLJ https://t.co/6lHuvPfpfe
  • Court of Appeal: Clamp removal fees for illegally parked cars are subject to VAT - Irish Legal News https://t.co/dezaqzb7wz 
  • City partner struck off for inflating billing figures | Law Gazette https://t.co/uqG1ShtpUq 
  • Sheriff Appeal Court holds woman who witnessed Glasgow bin lorry crash not entitled to damages for psychological harm - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/LKVv47x4u5