Monday

18th January - Law News

Edition 3310: 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: Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny has been detained by police at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport after returning from Germany, where he had been recovering following a poisoning attempt last summer. Navalny and his wife Yulia left the plane together on Sunday evening with the rest of the passengers and drove to the terminal in a bus. He was arrested at the immigration desk. Russia’s prison authority has confirmed the detention.
 
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 Focus of the Day Article:  Lawyers have hailed a Supreme Court judgment on COVID-19 insurance cover, which could save thousands of jobs. The test case, Financial Conduct Authority & Ors v Arch Insurance [2021] UKSC 1, concerned the extent of coverage for business interruption under standard policies. Full story - New Law Journal
 


Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Law Society to probe historical slave trade links - Legal Cheek https://t.co/itiQzMFUKV
  • A vlogger’s guide to a winter virtual vacation scheme - Legal Cheek https://t.co/qRTNjMPgtH 
  • Lord Sumption tells stage 4 cancer patient her life is 'less valuable' - Peer makes remark to woman with bowel cancer during TV debate on Covid lockdowns https://t.co/pMGuBqpOf8
  • Alexei Navalny detained at airport on return to Russia - Opposition figure picked up after landing in home country following recovery from poisoning https://t.co/bwYyhikK8A
  • Revealed: Law firms' average work from home start and finish times 2020-21 - Legal Cheek https://t.co/FGILaiO7n
  • Two women judges working for the #Afghan Supreme Court have been shot dead. They were killed by unidentified gunmen on their way to work on Sunday https://t.co/TMa4wN5dwz
  • People who drove more than 200 miles to visit friends in Wales and a group having a party in a garden shed have been caught breaking Covid rules https://t.co/2fdIOnuQim
  • City law firms increase lawyer leave in light of lockdown 3.0 - Legal Cheek https://t.co/v7TdBLzm1c 
  • Wetherspoon to remove lockdown sceptic posters - including one featuring Lord Sumption - Legal Cheek https://t.co/NTZlBXfF2
  • The challenges and opportunities for Black lawyers in the COVID-19 era - Legal Cheek https://t.co/e8lQ72dY7
  • Article X: The right to environmental protection? - Legal Cheek https://t.co/v1qJ0wTLZU
  • Law Society president faces misconduct tribunal after High Court rules he has case to answer - Legal Cheek https://t.co/JSHR4aS8pw
  • All adults in UK to be offered Covid vaccine by September, says Raab https://t.co/RwXF7CxhS6 
  • Legendary #US music producer Phil Spector has died at the age of 81, while serving a prison sentence for murder https://t.co/x0IqYdRy45
  • From dreaded commutes to ironing shirts: Lawyers reveal what they don’t miss about office life - Legal Cheek https://t.co/qOJ4bTZOuz
  • ‘Legally Brunette’ TikToker documents life as a UCL law student - Legal Cheek https://t.co/JOEDtXWXLC
  • How should non-law students prepare for the SQE? - Legal Cheek https://t.co/7KVRAUQ7Jw
  • Linklaters reports latest gender and ethnicity pay gaps - Legal Cheek https://t.co/lv3AJbesJi
  • #Uganda's main opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine says his life is being threatened following Thursday's election which saw Yoweri Museveni win a sixth elected term https://t.co/IB2V7uzeVw
  • The Tory government is planning new laws to protect statues in England from being removed "on a whim or at the behest of a baying mob", Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has said https://t.co/nLnXqIUhek
  • Disciplinary case against magic circle partner who worked on Harvey Weinstein NDA halted over health concerns - Legal Cheek https://t.co/Vi1JcMPai
  • Revealed: Tory MPs and commentators who joined banned far-right view dominated app Parler - Nadine Dorries, James Cleverly and Michael Gove joined the platform favoured by Trump supporters https://t.co/9VeZNS717G
  • Shock Brexit charges are hurting us, say small British businesses - Levies to cover the increase in red tape, VAT and customs declarations are hitting trade to the European Union https://t.co/DMhlQUr0L
  • Arrivals in UK could be asked to stay in quarantine hotels, Raab says https://t.co/EG7oJnQMwI 
  • Wilmington 1898: When white supremacists overthrew a #US government https://t.co/yRwGuq7kc
  • Trust is ordered to pay £7500 to man who was not “best fit” for role with young women | The BMJ https://t.co/4ffiWjtUD
  • The Motor Accidents’ Claims Tribunal, Chennai, has cut the compensation awarded to a person injured in a road accident by 40%, after it was found that he did not hold a valid driving licence #India https://t.co/wGIP8DnIfk
  • Women selling clothes online are being sent explicit messages, with requests for sex and "worn" garments. Both businesses and private individuals have experienced the problem when advertising on mainstream platforms https://t.co/3RD3FByQlT
  • Top London QC under fire for agreeing to prosecute Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners - Legal Cheek https://t.co/d1oe99bndQ
  • Allen & Overy kicks off spring retention season with 92% result - Legal Cheek https://t.co/gOnuDDa17N
  • Law student told to stump up £300 a month for ‘paralegal mentorship’ - Legal Cheek https://t.co/u0TgIHXj4n
  • Watch now: Travers Smith lawyers on the shift to sustainable capitalism - Legal Cheek https://t.co/3CtEtuTMCc 
  • Virtual event NEXT WEEK: How to build an international career at a global law firm in London — with Latham & Watkins, Skadden, Slaughter and May and BARBRI - Legal Cheek https://t.co/ofTHceRcM
  • New book explores influence of factors beyond the law on judicial decisions - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/s6LgXVChQ
  • DWF announces restructure - with legal one of three new divisions | Law Gazette https://t.co/Xf537z0ml7
  • Civil legal aid 'running on empty', says Bar Council | Law Gazette https://t.co/BDosxLpt5g
  • Police support for virtual remand hearings continues for Covid detainees | Law Gazette https://t.co/M2y3T8RqFk
  • Supreme Court backs small business on Covid loss insurance | Law Gazette https://t.co/OJp0T2FVDN
  • Society proposes two-week ‘pause’ as court health fears grow | Law Gazette https://t.co/q98MvX7lNA
  • 'Balanced threshold': landlords expected to welcome eviction ban changes | Law Gazette https://t.co/J6jp5fBcT
  • Officers in Washington DC arrested a Virginia man who tried to pass through a Capitol police checkpoint carrying fake inaugural credentials, a loaded handgun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition #US https://t.co/k979EHDEcW
  • Major NRA donor to challenge gun group's bankruptcy over alleged fraud - Complaint could stop top NRA executives from discharging a substantial portion of the organisation’s debts #US https://t.co/PfLEOTRIjg 
  • 'I’m facing a prison sentence': #US Capitol rioters plead with Trump for pardons https://t.co/Y4gnWLKRIe
  • Calling all billionaires: here’s how to keep your superyacht Covid-free https://t.co/eRiPLrN3fN 
  • Firms accused of putting workers’ lives at risk by bending lockdown trading rules https://t.co/9L5XkoEQzu
  • 'Law unto themselves': the #Australian battle to curb Facebook and Twitter's power https://t.co/MF36t9iz5Q
  • The #French government has imposed a nationwide curfew from 6pm - 6am to fight the surge in cases of coronavirus https://t.co/RKfVTOMt18
  • Norton Rose Fulbright cuts 132 jobs | Law Gazette https://t.co/274XCEQzX0

Sunday

17th January - Law News

Edition 3308: 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: One week after taking office US President Donald Trump enacted his so-called "Muslim travel ban". The policy barred entry of foreign nationals from Muslim majority countries and led to widespread protests. President-elect Joe Biden has promised to repeal the controversial move, but critics say the damage may take years to repair. 

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Work to restore hundreds of thousands of fingerprint, DNA and arrest records accidentally wiped from police databases is ongoing, the Home Office has said https://t.co/1FWCWbhG6n
  • Union solicitors not negligent over shop steward’s severance | Law Gazette https://t.co/LkabVzDWz9
  • With disruption comes opportunities for canny businesses - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/e8T4WotaX4
  • Panel to 'test and challenge' criminal legal aid recommendations | Law Gazette https://t.co/EX3be3kRu
  • Covid loss policyholders not out of the woods yet, lawyers warn | Law Gazette https://t.co/yOPeoV1qST
  • Balfour and Manson welcomes new trainees - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/eqdmZiSM8v
  • #Russia to Exit Open Skies Treaty, Escalating Military Rivalry With U.S. https://t.co/MNj7eP9mxg
  • Lawyers hail 'watershed' appeal court ruling on DBAs | Law Gazette https://t.co/aS3YbZvSp
  • Victim Surcharge Fund open for applications - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/gNMply3bb
  • British QC prosecuting activists in #HongKong fought to be allowed to take case - David Perry faces accusations of ‘making the wrong choice’ after applying despite local objections https://t.co/1inp6VvPdX
  • The Impact of Migration Policies on the EU's Image as a Value-Driven Normative Actor by Çiğdem Üstün | Women in Foreign Policy https://t.co/nxwkekRJiV
  • All 50 #US states and the District of Columbia (DC) are on alert for possible violent protests by white supremacist fascists this weekend, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday https://t.co/qnsqzsxJ60 
  • Doctors and nurses need protection from prosecution over Covid-19 treatment decisions made under the pressures of the pandemic, medical bodies have said https://t.co/rfDjG1cZyX 
  • Air pollution will lead to mass migration, say experts after landmark ruling https://t.co/AgwQByoeiV
  • Gilson Gray plans expansion of Dundee business - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/6stN0W6ZDj 
  • Dustin Higgs, an inmate on death row in Indiana, has died in the final federal execution of the Trump presidency just days before he leaves office #US https://t.co/wwY1D6lCE
  • New tighter Covid restrictions have come into force in Scotland with changes for takeaway outlets and click and collect shopping. Customers buying takeaway food and coffee are no longer allowed inside premises https://t.co/6hGQBSLXQ
  • The UK's aviation sector "urgently" needs more government support if it is to survive another long period of travel curbs, industry groups say https://t.co/WxRCZ6bKd
  • Lord Advocate reiterates commitment to investigating Lockerbie after al-Megrahi appeal fails - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/qcN47B6sUi
  • For 50 years, zero tolerance to drugs has failed – yet Britain refuses to change - The 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act has needlessly criminalised thousands of people, and done nothing to tackle abuse https://t.co/23bLUujD7
  • Early case meetings receive mixed reception in Aberdeen - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/ngoOc6hzbY
  • Naomi Cunningham: Measures to increase female representation in Parliament – who can benefit? - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/0zsaHwIZ5
  • B&Q employee fails to establish liability after cutting hand with safety knife - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Ep4yRpHzj
  • Cognitive diversity – why it should be top of your list in 2021 - Legal Futures https://t.co/tylMbbordB
  • Pandemic “cut legal job vacancies by 60%” - Legal Futures https://t.co/9pdedAgN7
  • Treasury cool on renewed call to extend SDLT holiday - Legal Futures https://t.co/DEtpTI9iNg 
  • High Court rejects “unmeritorious claim” against barrister - Legal Futures https://t.co/55zbW39CYu
  • Transparency failures put three firms in the dock - Legal Futures https://t.co/bvVjAEOSx
  • Nóra Quoirin: An inquest into the death of a teenager who went missing during a holiday in Malaysia has left several questions unanswered, her family has said https://t.co/QKmoJHKXjs 
  • The National Rifle Association of America, the nation's foremost gun lobby, has filed for bankruptcy, according court documents filed Friday in the Northern District of Texas #US https://t.co/sLUeVoQcg
  • Manhattan district attorney's office has expanded its criminal investigation into the Trump Organization's finances to include the family's compound in Westchester County, according to lawyers #US https://t.co/hKCzgMBFY9
  • Outrage after #Mexico exonerates ex-defense minister in drug case - Gen Salvador Cienfuegos was arrested last October for allegedly shielding a conspiracy to smuggle drugs into the US https://t.co/fOVFp2Y5uo
  • Partner of #Norwegian ex-minister jailed over faked attacks on home https://t.co/zXBFXijzfb
  • How many waves will it take for Britain's lockdown sceptics to finally call it a day? https://t.co/XGH92jGhDA
  • An anti-tax group funded primarily by billionaires has emerged as one of the biggest backers of the Republican lawmakers who sought to overturn the #US election results https://t.co/djaPlMe5fh
  • Should you keep using WhatsApp? Plus five tips to start the year with your digital privacy intact https://t.co/ku1FWN0sZu
  • #US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says lawmakers who aided in Capitol attack may be prosecuted https://t.co/5O9rhwwmRZ
  • #Tunisia: Struggle for justice and reparation continues for victims 10 years after the revolution https://t.co/x5SqJqP8Ut
  • Human rights whistleblower claims UN wants to fire her - Emma Reilly tweets rights body wants her out for saying it shares names with #Chinese officials; UN says claim is 'false' https://t.co/IQ3CruiTbl
  • The Daily Telegraph must publish a correction over a "significantly misleading" column written by Toby Young, press regulator Ipso has ruled https://t.co/H13R1ufS8i
  • Police probes compromised after computer records deleted https://t.co/wSlhaDvRn
  • Swedish trial paves the way for accountability for #Iran’s human rights violations https://t.co/sQZz6UWENY

Saturday

16th January - Law News

Edition 3307: 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: Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today protested outside Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal's official residence today, in solidarity with those farmers who have been protesting against the central government's recently introduced agricultural laws. Representatives of the farmers, who have been protesting against these laws for over 50 days, are today meeting government officials to discuss ways to break the deadlock.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • UK: Human Rights Act review launches call for evidence - Irish Legal News https://t.co/JLsP4CmFCe
  • #US Police officers who were targeted by a pro-Trump mob have been speaking out about the "medieval battle" that unfolded on the steps of the Capitol and inside the halls of American democracy last week https://t.co/VP3C7vjmKL
  • The UK is to close all travel corridors from Monday morning to "protect against the risk of as yet unidentified new strains" of Covid, the PM has said https://t.co/DSdeTfojvK
  • Disabled people 'left behind' in Covid-19 planning - Irish Legal News https://t.co/wAzzAfn538
  • New book explores influence of factors beyond the law on judicial decisions - Irish Legal News https://t.co/CMMyDfUcJ5
  • NI: Judicial review over hospital waiting lists to go ahead - Irish Legal News https://t.co/ZXX0XhlZkc
  • NI: Draft strategy aims to pull women and girls away from offending - Irish Legal News https://t.co/bQepgCPcQA 
  • Takeover talks end for claims firm as potential buyer backs out | Law Gazette https://t.co/Mi7uOz5qWI
  • Linklaters pay gaps widen despite diversity efforts | Law Gazette https://t.co/2W1C3vE4BB
  • Barrister ordered to cover 40% of firm’s negligence payout | Law Gazette https://t.co/VG7jwJ49oQ
  • A man accused of allegedly tricking a 92-year-old woman out of £160 for a fake coronavirus vaccination has been charged with fraud and common assault https://t.co/cqJzMHnfC8
  • #Dutch Rutte government resigns over child welfare fraud scandal https://t.co/L9EcrMcTjl 
  • Scottish judges have rejected a third appeal on behalf of the Libyan man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing https://t.co/JiC6qePAOL
  • New laws for Welsh shoppers and staff are to be introduced after "significant evidence" coronavirus is being spread in supermarkets, the first minister has said https://t.co/VhHpS0rt9T 
  • Plastic surgeons have expressed shock at the stabbing of "one of the most highly regarded and respected surgeons" Graeme Perks, in their profession. He was stabbed in the abdomen and chest during a break-in at his house in Nottinghamshire https://t.co/qOoqYWmKMX
  • SRA transparency clampdown begins with action against two firms | Law Gazette https://t.co/hykQ5iK4SC
  • Bail reforms expected to reduce number of suspects 'released under investigation' | Law Gazette https://t.co/ye4VCBENlZ 
  • Lawyers condemn QC prosecuting pro-democracy activists | Law Gazette https://t.co/XHcIgo3C0J
  • SDT drops case against A&O partner due to health fears | Law Gazette https://t.co/Nlh76WuB2G 
  • UK action over slavery supply chain must be extended - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/annMMUZs2S
  • Fake news 'causing UK South Asians to reject Covid jab' https://t.co/E8hJB6rv7A
  • Covid: UK's ban on South America and Portugal travellers comes into force https://t.co/IJ0xdGAsTo
  • Technical issue resolved after '150,000 police records lost' https://t.co/OXR78vprmt
  • Insurers must pay small firms for Covid lockdown losses - The Supreme Court found in favour of small firms receiving payments from business interruption insurance policies https://t.co/QMd9BO8Fs
  • England: Reform of mental health law to give people ‘more control’ over treatment - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/VUlyLBg6WN
  • Employers encouraged to act on signs of domestic abuse - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/QcrPDr9GTs
  • DWF announces new global operating structure - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/8wJrrk2m7a 
  • Government rejects report it will lower workers' rights post-Brexit - Business secretary has denied claims EU-based employment laws such as 48-hour week will be axed https://t.co/6hLqJGfyws 
  • MPs question Tory donor tipped for CPS inspector post - Andrew Cayley defends suitability for role after giving £10,000 during the 2019 general election https://t.co/vcTM3Tz814 
  • The #US Capitol riot risks supercharging a new age of political repression https://t.co/5tjWtTZjqG
  • Three victims of trafficking and modern slavery to sue Biffa - The claimants were moved from Poland to the UK and placed in work with waste firm https://t.co/GdGDb9frys 
  • NI: TLT makes alliance with Belgian law firm GSJ advocaten - Irish Legal News https://t.co/WU4TbhhfMW
  • Small businesses are eagerly awaiting a Supreme Court ruling on insurance payouts for those forced to close during the first national lockdown https://t.co/QMd9BO8Fsx 
  • Sports lawyer Patrick Conliffe to lead Quantum Sport Ireland - Irish Legal News https://t.co/teGvpfjWlK
  • Maples and Calder appoints financial services regulatory partner Lorna Smith - Irish Legal News https://t.co/suTXUTPlEd 
  • There are two justice systems in #America. Ask my nephew, Jacob Blake https://t.co/94cKH9V7L7