Saturday

23rd October - Law News

Edition 3587: 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:  Whistleblower Sophie Zhang alleges "Facebook took selective action against fake accounts" in India. She further adds, "only AAP, Congress linked accounts were taken down by Facebook, accounts tied to ruling BJP MP not removed".

Focus of the Day Story: US law firm leasing activity rebounds to highest level since onset of pandemic. Long-term leases and relocations have fuelled a resurgence in leasing activity in Q3, new report shows. Full story - The Global Legal Post
 
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Most Britons want assisted dying legalised. Why are MPs too cowardly to do it? https://t.co/dNgnDfzUC3
  • Scottish courts used to conduct politics in Article 50 case, says Attorney General - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/KHJ6tLnYoP 
  • Assad regime ‘siphons millions in aid’ by manipulating #Syria’s currency - Government pocketed half of donations in 2020 as central bank forced UN agencies to use lower exchange rate https://t.co/Xv4LhRlNni
  • Dunoon man arrested for assault following petition for warrant refused suspension order by High Court - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/FzjnUli2bw 
  • Two men arrested in Nottingham spiking investigation https://t.co/ReWi7yU8Cu
  • Gateway open for British tourists injured abroad to sue through UK courts | Irish Legal News https://t.co/qBZseaGdlh 
  • Five police officers are facing misconduct proceedings over messages sent about Sarah Everard's killer Wayne Couzens. The police watchdog said it had carried out two investigations into messages sent on WhatsApp and Signal https://t.co/kKQGeTOPi
  • Widow wins right to sue Cairo hotel in English courts | Law Gazette https://t.co/SqnCzrEpm1
  • The man accused of killing the MP David Amess will face trial next year. Ali Harbi Ali, 25, is charged with murder and the preparation of terrorist acts, following the attack a week ago https://t.co/22Mg4MLIdb
  • Having lawyer parents boosts job prospects, salaries for law grads https://t.co/BX3yR0mI88
  • Failings by NHS 111 contributed to the death of an autistic teenager, a coroner has ruled. Hannah Royle, 16, suffered a cardiac arrest as she was driven to hospital by her parents after a 111 algorithm failed to notice she was seriously ill https://t.co/dL728KCoF3
  • St. James’s Place named Law Society of Scotland strategic partner - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/BJcGMysUfB
  • Victims to get more time to report domestic abuse in England and Wales https://t.co/VYeSHZYLsq
  • Luxembourg first in Europe to legalise growing and using cannabis - Relaxation is part of government rethink designed to keep users away from illegal market and raise valuable tax revenue https://t.co/c3o7fEXHSD
  • New Zealand deal will 'drive collaboration' between regulators | Law Gazette https://t.co/y20CfMY1eL
  • #Bangladesh High Court asks e-commerce platform Evaly customers not to insist for refund in six months https://t.co/SmRAicg0Ps
  • SRA leads Agile Nations project to create global legal services market - Legal Futures https://t.co/J4k5sRR8dj
  • Police Scotland has been urged by a watchdog to take a “strong and bold” position on equality and diversity - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/JOrIS5fZYe
  • Ex-Hong Kong leader calls for China-wide ban of global law firm in statue row - Legal Futures https://t.co/Kdkj79qMK1
  • The weekly Law Society Gazette magazine is to go fully digital from 2022. The final print version will be published on 13 December – 119 years on from the magazine’s foundation https://t.co/IlO4QXitHs
  • Delays in bringing whiplash claims "may be tactical, not technical" - Legal Futures https://t.co/tJ7ns0iRgE
  • Proficiency in English, anger management and other tips by Fali Nariman to become a good lawyer | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/piu8jwDRW5 Oct
  • England and Wales court backlog crisis ‘to go on for several years’. Report says MoJ and and HM Courts and Tribunals Service ‘not yet working towards shared objectives’ https://t.co/T6Vp7sEBVw
  • Retired solicitor struck off for falsifying letter in bid to explain rule breach - Legal Futures https://t.co/HaZS0x1rCs
  • Fertility treatment and the legal workplace | Law Gazette https://t.co/DBoyDgXzUY 
  • Government will take 18 years to reach rape charges target, data shows - Analysis reveals that at current pace ministers will fall far short of increase promised in England and Wales https://t.co/xQYjiTf7O8
  • A woman has died and a man has been injured after actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a New Mexico film set. Police in the #US state said Mr Baldwin discharged the weapon during filming for the 19th Century western Rust https://t.co/KQaQMf0apS
  • Most whiplash claimants still relying on lawyer for portal | Law Gazette https://t.co/JvFG0xJ75S 
  • Wilson Nesbitt announces key promotions | Irish Legal News https://t.co/3iR8UU0qWK
  • ‘School-to-prison pipeline’: youth justice services failing black boys - Probation inspectorate finds lack of curiosity behind inaction on youth offending disparities across England https://t.co/cqEX8a7US
  • Pioneering female barrister Helena Normanton became the 976th recipient of an English Heritage blue plaque at a ceremony in London's Bloomsbury | Law Gazette https://t.co/kX86OPLECI
  • ECtHR: Bulgaria violated rights of top judge who criticised government - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/wEbfHS16h9
  • 'Claims R Us' portal could transform civil justice, says master of the rolls | Law Gazette https://t.co/AILXQQtpwi 
  • The #US House of Representatives has voted to hold ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress, opening him up to a potential prosecution https://t.co/K3isrVQvLP

Friday

22nd October - Law News

Edition 3586: 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:  “I feel violated, I don't understand why they did this” - the words of a young woman who believes she was injected with a date rape drug. Several police forces are investigating similar reports from women. Home Secretary Priti Patel has now asked all forces for an update on the issue, and students have launched an online campaign, Girls Night In, to boycott venues until more measures are put in place to protect people against spiking.


Focus of the Day Story: US law firm leasing activity rebounds to highest level since onset of pandemic. Long-term leases and relocations have fuelled a resurgence in leasing activity in Q3, new report shows. Full story - The Global Legal Post
 
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Poland may be deprived of Covid funds over rule of law dispute with EU - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Ny2ghb0ytP
  • After two successive landslides killed dozens of people in the northern #Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, people are still reeling from the shock: 'Human greed causing death and destruction in the Himalayas' https://t.co/WngZMFp1lz
  • Sailing in the good ship Law Society | Law Gazette https://t.co/1jrEhyOMJ
  • Northern Ireland’s PPS defend Hutchings prosecution - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/yqscsp0p7
  • Court of Appeal: County council not liable for €113,000 injury due to non-feasance rule for highway authorities | Irish Legal News https://t.co/Wfn2dEAzc0
  • Russia introduces ‘Orwellian’ metro payment system - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/qbx3NFG8oK
  • Megachurch buys Golders Green Hippodrome after mosque plan blocked: Hillsong plans to hold Sunday services at Grade II-listed former theatre after locals objected to Islamic centre https://t.co/bVd7sTZcU2
  • Court rejects £150,000 costs cap that would have killed off claims | Law Gazette https://t.co/15ybfgYm5t
  • A British-built robot that uses cameras and a robotic arm to create abstract art has been released after #Egyptian authorities detained it at customs https://t.co/pFrIpwWlvc
  • Thorntons welcomes five new solicitors - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/6xmU4lzAF
  • Ali Harbi Ali has been charged with murder and the preparation of terrorist acts after the fatal stabbing of MP David Amess https://t.co/rwWO5aOqO4
  • Conservative MPs don't need to wear masks during debates because they know each other, Jacob Rees-Mogg has claimed https://t.co/grxku0Eg6o
  • Bar to clamp down on chambers that keep quiet about fees | Law Gazette https://t.co/Jvc9nbBx7H 
  • The hot graphic design trends in the legal sector - Legal Futures https://t.co/THKcBoBGq6
  • Germany: Secretary of Stutthof goes on trial for complicity in murder of 11,000 people - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/oIuGL46Im
  • 'House of brands' group makes first non-legal acquisition - Legal Futures https://t.co/hK6QchnzW
  • Fraud prosecutors concealed misconduct files in bribery inquiry, court hears https://t.co/u9JH7fXuk
  • Directors and staff at Gateley rake in £11m from share sale - Legal Futures https://t.co/v5GbN952m
  • Burness Paull becomes first law firm to use Pawprint for Business - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/9Aiy5clWgX
  • Court throws out claim over law firm’s “trivial” data breach - Legal Futures https://t.co/Dub5MtTZ7W
  • Unfair proceedings ruling over advocate ‘with soft voice and hand in pocket’ | Law Gazette https://t.co/mMcp3VUQFb
  • Aryan Khan drug case: Why did Mumbai Sessions Court refuse bail? [READ ORDER] | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/ZwORjBd6vU 
  • The great betrayal: how the Hillsborough families were failed by the justice system https://t.co/Ho7xUowESY
  • ‘Huge win’ for charities as Coalition declines to appeal landmark case - Decision gives sector greater freedom to engage with the political process without threat to funding, advocates say #Australia https://t.co/JFh1vaEeeH
  • A 14-year-old boy has been charged with murdering a five-year-old boy who was found dead in a river. Logan Mwangi, also known as Logan Williamson, was discovered in the River Ogmore, Bridgend county, on 31 July https://t.co/qzLS2fLZ87
  • Major tax evasion and avoidance schemes have cost governments an estimated €150bn (£127bn) in lost revenues, research shows https://t.co/0TX01JD8Nt 
  • SRA needs "radical rethink" to change disproportionate focus on BAME solicitors - Legal Futures https://t.co/G6E2WJfzCb
  • Gore & Grimes Solicitors LLP welcomes four new associates | Irish Legal News https://t.co/uoXdx2LiRB 
  • The UN Ban on child labour jeopardises right to survive https://t.co/5ndCYNF1nL
  • Female #Afghan Judges and Lawyers Now Fear For Their Lives https://t.co/I0P383dn1r 
  • Consumer panel speaks out over ‘woeful decline’ in justice spending | Law Gazette https://t.co/MiBWSh3QRK 
  • A police force is investigating 12 reports of spiking where the victims believe they were injected with a needle. Nottinghamshire Police said victims reported effects that were "consistent with a substance being administered" https://t.co/Jiz0yFnU9s
  • COP26: Document leak reveals nations lobbying to change key climate report - The leak reveals Saudi Arabia, Japan and Australia are among countries asking the UN to play down the need to move rapidly away from fossil fuels https://t.co/1CZoNjdEWc
  • Woman wins right to sue Egyptian hotel in English courts over husband’s death - Lawyers hail judgment as landmark case for English nationals injured or killed abroad https://t.co/Tzj3z4LcmW
  • Nearly 1,500 arrests in county lines drug dealing crackdown https://t.co/Y8MAfd5aAo
  • Gateley staff in line for windfall as share scheme matures | Law Gazette https://t.co/q16d4NtHbx 
  • #Egypt detains artist robot Ai-Da before historic pyramid show https://t.co/K7mYlHmsUT 
  • NI: 500 local solicitors attend Online Conveyancing Conference 2021 | Irish Legal News https://t.co/4bgxdMZDBD
  • Netizens wonder whether Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari and her daughter Imaan actually talk at home #Pakistan https://t.co/1wlJp9TyTQ 
  • Green signal for railway group action | Law Gazette https://t.co/AwagXh7BlU 
  • Human remains found in search for Gabby Petito fiance Brian Laundrie #US https://t.co/oX7Hgnbd0t
  • Government tight-lipped on legal aid reforms despite inquiry report | Law Gazette https://t.co/B1BLAJwUD
  • Government taskforce to tackle sharp rise in scams during pandemic - Ofcom research finds 45m people received at least one fraudulent message in last three months https://t.co/Tc8H7QTCaH

Thursday

21st October - Law News

Edition 3585: 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:  In Brazil, a congressional inquiry has reportedly recommended President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with crimes against humanity over the handling of the pandemic. The report is the culmination of six months of hearings that have revealed a series of scandals and corruption schemes within the government and the errors that led to hundreds of thousands of deaths.

Focus of the Day Story: An independent legal aid fee review panel, publicly funded training grants and developing robust mechanisms to measure legal need to inform the commissioning of services are just a few of the detailed recommendations made by a cross-party group of MPs following what is believed to be the biggest legal aid inquiry ever conducted. Full story - The Law Society Gazette
 
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • UK competition watchdog has music streaming in its sights https://t.co/qcHfEtyyZ
  • Legal academics defend Professor Kathleen Stock - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/2lBY3BO7TL
  • A protester has been arrested for a public order offence after a mock gallows was erected outside Parliament. The action was part of a small anti-vaccine protest  https://t.co/CgGaxOqX0A
  • A former English National Ballet principal dancer who used his "fame and prestige" to sexually assault his students has been jailed. Yat-Sen Chang, 50, attacked girls and women https://t.co/Rwy9rx8bwR
  • Terror threat against MPs raised to substantial - home secretary Patel https://t.co/FMzIZxaL0e
  • #Morocco bans UK flights due to Covid cases rising https://t.co/usRiBoMrp
  • Insulate Britain: Injunction banning protests on London's roads extended https://t.co/Ma9gkIbo2C 
  • New digital platform to be introduced for evidence - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/bruwoKuj3I 
  • European lawmakers and competition authorities focus on tech transactions https://t.co/80fkpsbYWY
  • Court orders that SRA be given access to shut down firm’s files | Law Gazette https://t.co/GZiKMPvMpX
  • Facebook and Instagram remove 'magician' who incited murder https://t.co/O6PFZGPWJU
  • Woman stabs husband and tells police ‘I admit it all’, footage shows - Penelope Jackson, 66, said she hoped ‘bully’ David Jackson, 78, could not be saved, in video shown to Bristol crown court https://t.co/X6fyjF8tBK
  • Lawyers must defend judiciary, senior American judge tells Edinburgh audience - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/wf3tnU2B26
  • Trump files lawsuit to block release of Capitol attack records #US https://t.co/eiWk5Cks0A
  • Simpson & Marwick’s David Coutts has become dual accredited in both family and child law by the Law Society of Scotland - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/wgb8cELaba
  • ‘My friends called him PC Perv’: the police officers who prey on crime victims for sex https://t.co/mqHpvKX0VI
  • In the first eight months of 2021, at least 79 girls with disabilities have been subjected to rape in the country, according to a recent report by the National Girl Child Advocacy Forum #Bangladesh https://t.co/J75lOOtAU8
  • Purported assignee of standard security relying on redacted document ruled to have no title to enforce by Glasgow sheriff - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/0nLhpFLbfw
  • Soft Law and Externalisation of European Border Management: between Political Effectivity and Legal Validity | Martino Reviglio https://t.co/VPAwWMbkoP
  • Rebranded council ABS 'not trying to compete with private practice' | Law Gazette https://t.co/ElyRAt2O2e
  • Plain-clothes officers in London will video call a uniformed colleague to confirm their identity when stopping a lone woman, the new system would be introduced after Sarah Everard was murdered by a serving officer who faked an arrest in order to kidnap her https://t.co/CngLIK6IR1 
  • Metaverse “could help law firms with remote working” - Legal Futures https://t.co/72kkLvvFmQ 
  • Fleeing Taliban rule, Kabul's last Jew divorces wife over Zoom to be allowed into #Israel https://t.co/rPCPLtDxmA
  • Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has gone on trial in #France accused of complicity in an attempt to blackmail fellow footballer Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape found on his phone https://t.co/uJDSiIwJ5u
  • Disappointment after government confirmed it would reject almost all the changes made to the Environment Bill by the House of Lords. The changes included a legal duty on water companies to reduce sewage damage to rivers & protection of ancient woodlands https://t.co/5p6SXotkby 
  • Largest ever legal aid inquiry calls for independent fee review | Law Gazette https://t.co/qz4XXVOIRV 
  • MPs and peers urge 25% pay rise for legal aid lawyers - Legal Futures https://t.co/17gLHaPthW 
  • Two former #German soldiers have been arrested on suspicion of trying to form a terrorist mercenary force to fight in Yemen's civil war, prosecutors say. Arend-Adolf G and Achim A face terrorism charges after police raids in southern Germany on Wednesday https://t.co/iSgBN2j1gY 
  • Last week, an #Indian man was given a rare double-life sentence for killing his wife by making a cobra bite her. Soutik Biswas and Ashraf Padanna piece together the events leading to the grisly murder https://t.co/7KSfASJYwr 
  • [Shahjahanpur lawyer murder] UP Bar Council asks Bar Associations to abstain from judicial work on Wednesday | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/l3m66IY2s5
  • BSB signals tougher approach to transparency rules compliance - Legal Futures https://t.co/Pf8USxNYlI
  • #US lawmakers investigating the 6 January Capitol riot have unanimously supported holding top aide of ex-President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress https://t.co/PkICvtaqO7
  • Ex-stripper drops ET claim after being refused right to anonymity | Law Gazette https://t.co/JYOEKthOU9
  • A man is being treated in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed on a night bus in east London. The victim was found just before 01:00 BST on Wednesday, suffering stab wounds on board a Route N25 bus outside Mile End Tube station https://t.co/5KHfSVaq3X
  • The Nationality and Borders Bill threatens to create a two-tier asylum system which could result in more unsafe and perilous journeys, according to the Law Society of Scotland - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/uHsyf9G0SL
  • Submarine Spy Case: Couple Stewed Over Money and Politics - Jonathan and Diana Toebbe, charged with trying to sell classified nuclear secrets to a foreign power, struggled with finances, family and the state of #America https://t.co/rcpm2Avvnw 
  • Dozens of Afghan families staying in hotels as part of a scheme to resettle them are declaring themselves homeless. More than 200 families have asked councils in London for emergency accommodation https://t.co/apAotsQ8wI
  • The NHS Confederation said a back-up Covid strategy, or Plan B, which includes mandatory face coverings in crowded and enclosed spaces, should be implemented if England is to avoid "stumbling into a winter crisis" https://t.co/ECm1yHsCSs
  • Cancel Culture Is Not the Problem - It’s time to stop litigating whether these punishments are fair and to start thinking about why some behaviors seemed OK in the first place https://t.co/YAwSkhBIPw
  • 'Huge increase in political litigation': Braverman defends JR reforms | Law Gazette https://t.co/tjFuKvwC2Y
  • With the business use of artificial intelligence (AI) on the rise, there are key legal and contractual risks that businesses using, or supplying, AI need to consider - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/NYSGAP30lx
  • Janner child abuse claims: police guilty of failing to investigate, report finds. Independent inquiry into child sexual abuse criticises ‘culture of disbelief’ at Leicestershire police in 2002 https://t.co/CnP5Tkai1a
  • 'Tick box’ AML regime isn’t working, Society tells Treasury | Law Gazette https://t.co/aR6tQaDAYA
  • Charge President Bolsonaro with murder over Covid toll, draft #Brazil senate report says https://t.co/EyjSDGv5q
  • Arran Kaur, a Coventry University solicitor named Coventry & Warwickshire First’s Young Professional of the Year says she wants to continue to help inspire more young people to pursue a career in law https://t.co/CzXXK3xzo
  • Why State and Local Law Enforcement Needs Legal Authority from Congress to Counteract Dangerous Drones #US https://t.co/cXs8iRw0fI 
  • Sheriff solemn cases at 102 per cent of pre-Covid average - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/YZAloIVwlh
  • Drop Chinese investments, MPs and peers tell parliament’s pension fund - letter from 137 lawmakers urges fund to drop stakes in firms accused of human rights violations or linked to Chinese state https://t.co/xIUnAVwK9i
  • England: Elderly man subjected to Kafkaesque trial in magistrates’ court - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/1DbU5wHC7K