Thursday

26th November - Law News

Edition 3258: LawNewsIndex is a UK based topical legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011.   

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Focus of the Day Legal Article: The Bar Council has urged the government to invest in local court systems ahead of tomorrow's spending review, arguing that people in the Midlands and the North are in ‘dire need of early legal advice’. Full story - The Law Society Gazette
 
Today's Highlighted Video Story: The battle for control of the US Senate is still on, and it all comes down to Georgia. In his latest episode of The Point on YouTube, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains how on January 5, the Peach State will decide which party controls the world’s greatest deliberative body for the next two years. 


Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Cork solicitor launches new technology-focused firm - Irish Legal News https://t.co/VaNvL9hf
  • High Court: Solicitor struck off - Irish Legal News https://t.co/4MKeksua
  • #US President Donald Trump has pardoned his former top security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI https://t.co/NzSSyuWGD
  • Johnny Depp libel case appeal bid turned down https://t.co/VAGDl5x4t
  • Has bargain BAILII had its day? | Law Gazette https://t.co/L0b0zclCzZ
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! https://t.co/0sSIpj2n4O
  • Intelligence firm Black Cube ordered to pay £350,000 to #Israeli TV show https://t.co/wS6oZMBZk
  • The hostile environment is indefensible. Now we know it's unlawful too https://t.co/MyE5xeLzq
  • UK immigration officials accused of using coercive tactics to access homes - Officers allegedly bypassing need for search warrants by demanding entry to homes https://t.co/ucFuvOOEK
  • Celtic supporters who wore IRA shirts to match win appeal against breach of the peace conviction - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/znytTCgj7
  • Murdo Fraser: Rangers case ‘stinks of ineptitude and corruption’ - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/lvfe2AJzx
  • Scottish government refuses increase in legal aid fees but promises traineeship subsidy - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/LzzIep4FKg
  • Spending review: Families face 'agonising uncertainty' over benefits decision https://t.co/gqSqYSNUaf 
  • Police have given "suitable advice" to the producers of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! following complaints about the use of non-native bugs https://t.co/UJBkEq264f 
  • Eton teacher Matthew Mowbray guilty of sexually assaulting pupils https://t.co/I6yY900ccS
  • Kylie Moore-Gilbert: Lecturer 'released by #Iran' in prisoner swap https://t.co/0KBUjnIH1u
  • Upskirting barrister suspended for six months | Law Gazette https://t.co/GCrjcmz6wh
  • Global bar body condemns ‘lefty lawyers’ comments | Law Gazette https://t.co/RsLKQ4c7U
  • Cyber criminals make £2.5m raid on law firms in lockdown | Law Gazette https://t.co/KUMwOPYLv
  • Corner-cutting boss told absent staff to ‘witness’ 33 wills | Law Gazette https://t.co/dl4RuGrhD
  • Keep Welsh JRs in Wales, Faulks review told | Law Gazette https://t.co/HRzMFCEjrY
  • First approval given for Legal Ombudsman's in-year budget increase - Legal Futures https://t.co/4AYARqOi4
  • Coronavirus: Domestic abuse offences increased during pandemic https://t.co/fMZhLGsw8
  • Bar Council demands regional court investment ahead of spending review | Law Gazette https://t.co/JKXtqBpR6
  • 'Upskirting' Brexit barrister banned for six months - Legal Futures https://t.co/ZOgSdrxUp
  • Firm fined £14,000 after missing ‘red flags’ on property work | Law Gazette https://t.co/BHfqdGTi3
  • Berlin's rent cap offers a new way of thinking about Britain's housing crisis - This should be an important first step in a conversation about how speculative finance has affected the right to a home https://t.co/qujorPDBjK
  • #NewZealand couple shuns developers to give 900 hectares of land to nation - Dick and Jillian Jardine said it was ‘the right thing’ to hand beautiful plot in Remarkables to national trust for conservation https://t.co/riBTjC41E
  • Investment schemes causing “huge number” of claims - Legal Futures https://t.co/NofdbGS
  • Our Legal Heritage: Henry Dundas – no statute of limitation on the limitation of statues - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/dMieYLE6K
  • Legal Services Act a decade on: Much to celebrate but much to do - Legal Futures https://t.co/9zwTLE9KR
  • Just Employment Law raises over £30,000 for Pancreatic Cancer Action Scotland - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Q6VsV3tJB
  • Covid: Call for UK-wide rules after Christmas https://t.co/0y7F41b5
  • Windrush generation: UK 'unlawfully ignored' immigration rules warnings https://t.co/8CkMHLZx6
  • An advertisement for London black cabs exaggerated how much the vehicles could reduce the spread of Covid-19, a watchdog has found https://t.co/QFI5drfrE
  • Covid Christmas rules: Caution urged over household mixing https://t.co/uIyAe3pQ2o 
  • Scotland’s sheriff civil courts are now able to conduct proofs, debates, evidential and fatal accident inquiry (FAI) hearings virtually - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/fWNuVd65oc 
  • Devolved nations call on UK government to ‘respect devolution’ - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/hZReO59ekP
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! https://t.co/oWSxDdDQT
  • Welsh commissioner offers funding to help staff leave abusive relationships - Pioneering scheme will provide grants or loans to help pay for relocation or essential supplies https://t.co/0YhO0qEBTj
  • Home Office broke equalities law with hostile environment measures: EHRC found negative consequences of Conservative policy were ‘repeatedly ignored’ https://t.co/kpeoe40ACq
  • Domestic abuse victims with 'trapped capital' should not be denied legal aid, court rules https://t.co/pdLAQDYFJA
  • Javid advised of 'hostile public sentiment' to Shamima Begum, court told https://t.co/g7ieoTXKQU
  • Tory MPs rebuked over letter to judge in Charlie Elphicke references case - Private secretary to lord chief justice says it was ‘improper’ to seek to influence decision https://t.co/y9JItOOYdr 
  • Deportation of man with children in UK was 'disproportionate', court rules - European court of human rights finds removal of Nigerian Charles Unuane violated his right to family life https://t.co/vVtgbryLTO
  • GearĂ³id Corrigan: Changes afoot in the solicitors' professional indemnity insurance market - Irish Legal News https://t.co/Iv05gtOhGu
  • Irish solicitor in Canada joins Ireland-Canada Chamber of Commerce Vancouver - Irish Legal News https://t.co/APyCamANRM 
  • #France will begin to ease its strict coronavirus restrictions this weekend, allowing non-essential shops to reopen, President Emmanuel Macron has said https://t.co/X64BdpMjYx
  • A woman has been arrested in the southern #Swiss city of Lugano after allegedly injuring two other women in a suspected terror attack at a store https://t.co/xPkGg5zOvh 
  • Solicitor Harry Fehily elected chairman of University of Limerick Foundation - Irish Legal News https://t.co/NrHsuhbiGc

Wednesday

25th November - Law News

Edition 3257: LawNewsIndex is a UK based topical legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011.   

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Focus of the Day Legal Article: Ministers remain “determined” to implement the whiplash reforms next April, a top Ministry of Justice (MoJ) official confirmed yesterday, although it is still not certain when the rules governing the process will be published.’ Full story - Legal Futures
 
Today's Highlighted Video Story: On the anniversary of the start of the Nuremberg trials, 90-year-old Colette Marin-Catherine confronts her past by visiting the German concentration camp Mittelbau-Dora where her brother was killed. As a young girl, she fought Hitler's Nazis as a member of the French Resistance. For 74 years, she has refused to step foot in Germany, but that changes when a young history student named Lucie enters her life. Prepared to re-open old wounds and revisit the terrors of that time, Marin-Catherine offers important lessons for us all. 


Saturday Conversations on Law

Tuesday

24th November - Law News

Edition 3256: LawNewsIndex is a UK based legal news & articles archive. Since 2011, it has been collating articles on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice.   

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Focus of the Day Legal Article: The High Court of Justiciary has refused to order the recovery of two protectively marked documents (PMDs) by the legal team appealing the conviction of the late Abdelbaset al-Megrahi following a recommendation by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.’ Full story - Scottish Legal News
 
Today's Highlighted Video Story: The lockdown in England will end on 2nd December and there will be a return to the 3 Tier system of restrictions - but with tougher rules for many people. Full details are to be announced soon but there's already a warning that more areas will find themselves in the highest tier. The prime minister Boris Johnson said that in all parts of England the Rule of 6 will return, with up to 6 people able to meet outdoors. All shops, gyms, swimming pools and hairdressers will be able to reopen. 

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • The law and a culture of sexual harassment: How the profession’s leaders are addressing misconduct at all levels #Australia - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/CCIVoP1cL
  • Facebook's encryption plans could help child abusers escape justice, NCA warns - Warning comes as man admits using Messenger to coerce children into sending explicit pictures https://t.co/eKMmrgSb
  • #Myanmar's genocide against Rohingya not over, says rights group - Lawyers and activists say persecution of Muslims is continuing despite UN action https://t.co/xgmwH3zMK4
  • Shamima Begum still a national security threat, UK supreme court told - MI5 assessments read out at start of appeal over revoking of Isis recruit’s citizenship https://t.co/ifsD05lnS
  • Australia is reckoning with its war crimes allegations. Now the UK must step up https://t.co/PqppqHKDvd
  • Nicolas Sarkozy corruption trial: co-defendant wants Covid postponement - Former #French president is accused of corruption and influence peddling https://t.co/aWZayU0csP
  • ‘He was nine’: The #Saudi minors still on death row despite royal decree - Saudi Arabia announced it would end capital punishment for juvenile crimes, but campaigners fear at least 10 prisoners could be executed at any time https://t.co/wYUgQPNyNE
  • Family who fear daughter was killed sue Leeds NHS trust after body decomposes https://t.co/1nTS2lupTo
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! https://t.co/ga3B6OwV98
  • Maughan: Suicide and Unlawful Killing Conclusions in Inquests | UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/vmJbwT3DLh
  • Article 2 and the provision of healthcare — Part 1 | UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/ARHUYgFnVC
  • The assassination of a ‘Brave Journalist of #Afghanistan’ - The night before he died, Aliyas Dayee was up late working. This was not unusual for Dayee, who didn't mind going to bed late or getting up early for a story https://t.co/iNsL1KmpdI
  • Covid in Scotland: Relaxing of rules 'not expected' at Hogmanay https://t.co/hQRV34bqh9
  • ‘Landmark’ clinical and medical research facility sold #Australia - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/keSnQrHpNQ
  • What the Bofors case signifies in terms of solidarity within the Bar: Retired Justice Madan Lokur recounts #India | Bar & Bench https://t.co/jWrEoD9mH9
  • Meet Australia’s new High Court judges #Australia - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/NwlTPoT43
  • Liam Allan and Hannah Arkwright have set up a charity aimed at helping those who become entangled in the criminal justice system through no fault of their own https://t.co/QxQyrP8Wm
  • Scottish Conservatives vow to scrap ‘not proven’ verdicts - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/FlkSsSo4cu
  • 'Oh Lords, take a leaf from the lawyers’ standards' - Legal Cheek https://t.co/VEdJUZ6OdN
  • Scots in thrall to nationalist elite, new book argues - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/IInLsyF8Cy
  • Lockerbie appeal: High Court refuses to order recovery of secure documents - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/6utmAVzFkv
  • Fans at sporting events: Maximum of 4,000 set to be allowed in England https://t.co/DC2Q5Q8ITT
  • Cornwall cooker deaths: 'Serious failings' by Beko https://t.co/lcLAMj8ixu
  • Masks compulsory in Welsh schools communal areas https://t.co/EBZJ0OHIro
  • Covid rules 'disregarded' as Swale becomes worst-hit area https://t.co/9m3Se4Uxa2
  • Moray & Agnew welcomes new workplace relations lawyer #Australia - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/qOeSqqCoI8
  • London law schools team up with Clifford Chance and Macfarlanes to launch refugee law clinic - Legal Cheek https://t.co/7daKjfp6z9
  • Future-Reliance v Amazon: Arguments before Delhi High Court #India | Bar & Bench https://t.co/vhnWm9lTXD
  • Attitudes to technology in access to justice might beneficially follow the trajectory of the earlier debate about the best way to deliver legal aid services - Legal Futures https://t.co/BCs3xbxgT
  • Modern slavery to be tackled through digital supply chain assessment #Australia - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/ZhLOG3iJZR
  • Comedians, Courts and the Constitution #India | Bar & Bench https://t.co/v0dbzlvcq2
  • “Massively busy” ABS plans further growth - Legal Futures https://t.co/4nuKWD6Izl
  • Solicitor ordered to repay small part of legal aid fraud proceeds - Legal Futures https://t.co/QqqxHAS13B
  • PII market "only getting harder" after 17% premium increase - Legal Futures https://t.co/fhl0x6dNWN
  • Lost wills: What to do when the original will cannot be found - Legal Futures https://t.co/8WgZ5kTgQs
  • Commercial property solicitor's "outrageous failure" leads to strike-off - Legal Futures https://t.co/aoCIQhFVSR
  • Trial of ex-president Sarkozy a landmark for #France https://t.co/CBaiPHNGn
  • Cheaper covid-19 Oxford University made vaccine is highly effective - overall results showed 70% protection, but the researchers say the figure may be as high as 90% by tweaking the dose https://t.co/mWnca8cbu
  • CyberUp, a group of campaigners who want to reform the Computer Misuse Act, finds 80% of security professionals are concerned that they may be prosecuted just for doing their jobs https://t.co/AHKbGtBg8N
  • Advocates and lawyers at odds over consent law reform recommendations #Australia - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/zjI9PL7kwQ
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! https://t.co/wDgGwfJv1D
  • Law firm opens virtual boozer featuring pool tables, beer garden and DJ booth - Legal Cheek https://t.co/MxFBr9ztDy
  • How my STEM degree kickstarted my career as a magic circle lawyer - Legal Cheek https://t.co/blFw1gKgQl
  • Orissa High Court refuses to quash criminal proceedings against Odisha Infratech #India | Bar & Bench https://t.co/D7qckHTInV
  • Gilchrist Connell makes new senior appointments #Australia - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/wYY4hzp95
  • Kerala Governor signs off on ordinance amending Kerala Police Act to combat defamation, communication of abusive material #India | Bar & Bench https://t.co/UgXk1WlJMN
  • BBC calls on Lord Dyson to oversee Princess Diana interview investigation - Legal Cheek https://t.co/DFNqN0bNUz
  • Is there any scope of settlement?: New Judge hearing MJ Akbar's defamation case against Priya Ramani asks #India | Bar & Bench https://t.co/mZ8H0eBaiv
  • Judges star in COVID-inspired Hamilton music video - Legal Cheek https://t.co/ONMD4E9SAW
  • Shamima Begum: she ran away to Syria as a 15-year-old to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State. But when the terror group was defeated, she ended up in a refugee camp in Syria https://t.co/TxzOAVHmWa
  • Virtual courtroom in a mobile van: Moving India towards Design Innovation in Law #India | Bar & Bench https://t.co/NoXG2q5ty
  • Christmas tree sellers allowed to reopen in England despite lockdown https://t.co/ROYS9fRMNN
  • Mass Covid-19 testing to start in England to head off Tory revolt - Proposals include plans to limit self-isolation and to allow household mixing at Christmas https://t.co/JBXekFPukx
  • Trump faces pressure from Republicans to drop 'corrosive' fight to overturn election #US https://t.co/9ZBAf4bko0
  • Ministers take swipe again at lawyers with accusation of ‘playing politics’ - the immigration minister, Chris Philp, condemned lawyers for challenges to the deportations of asylum seekers https://t.co/V51Gf8uGnW
  • #Australian war crimes allegations: defence chief says commanders will be held accountable 'case by case' https://t.co/dss2AmHxS
  • ‘I don't like acts of dishonesty by the state’: Jolyon Maugham QC on Covid cronyism https://t.co/BpWlG0fCM
  • ‘Let us disobey’: Churches defy lockdown with secret meetings https://t.co/ZIM7ZpijEq
  • PM's defence of Priti Patel sparked Home Office fury, union says - Civil servants angry at ‘double standards applied to home secretary over bullying report’ https://t.co/qeAG56vvI8
  • Nicolas Sarkozy in dock as ‘historic trial’ over corruption finally begins #France https://t.co/aWZayU0csP
  • G20 leaders promise fair access to coronavirus vaccines https://t.co/87nbEZKMZJ
  • More than 200 arrested in renewed #Belarus protests: Rights group https://t.co/Aq2akgeaHc