Sunday

18th April - Law News

Edition 3400: 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:
Some of Brazil’s biggest media companies have come together to combat COVID-19 misinformation – a lot of which is coming from President Jair Bolsonaro’s office

 
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • #Poland: Human rights chief ordered out by top court - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Z6IRBY9HK
  • Supreme Court: Final orders made in landmark WRC decision - Irish Legal News https://t.co/ntzh97Ma9
  • LLB student Lucy Mackay wins named GCU’s student of the year - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/S2xCNXhMvJ
  • Session Cases At 200: The wisdom of the Institutional Writers - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/StKxm7eBjx
  • ‘I’m not the defendant’: the trials of a black barrister https://t.co/jufpHOTQa1 
  • Quis: Tutoring of witnesses - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/YoKDGiy5d
  • #Indian female advocates demand more representation in judiciary https://t.co/MyZZWdR0tD 
  • Emergency legislation to allow public hearings of WRC cases - Irish Legal News https://t.co/hDjGgkDb
  • A judge has criticised solicitors acting in a high-value banking case for not having promptly instructed costs lawyers to assess a $3.7m default costs certificate (DCC) | NLJ https://t.co/FagBl8HF
  • New right to welfare, housing and healthcare for prisoners in Lib Dem manifesto - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/D9FRIfp7C
  • The House of Commons Library has published a briefing on pension schemes for judges | NLJ https://t.co/w8tuIaaV5b
  • Widow of Pat Finucane granted leave for new judicial review - Irish Legal News https://t.co/vOOe1UZ4Ke
  • The Law Society has commented on the National Security and Investment Bill (the Bill) in a Parliamentary Briefing | NLJ https://t.co/5YBw9z0qT
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn team advised on deals worth £7.1 billion in 2020 - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/vEwAKzQjO4
  • Colin the Caterpillar cake row: Judge Rinder gives his verdict https://t.co/fsJsD9gHr
  • Breonna Taylor: Publisher refuses to distribute police officer's book #US https://t.co/WwwU9hxvYR
  • "Leave and Let Die: The EU Banopticon Approach to Migrants at Sea" | Marie-Laure Basilien-Gainche https://t.co/Wz0rpzBBV0
  • Aston Villa and England defender Tyrone Mings has revealed he has received racist abuse on social media https://t.co/v3CJaFaW1d
  • A police officer who used racist language towards a colleague has been dismissed. Chris Tyler, formerly of Cambridgeshire Police, used the slur at a staff Christmas party in December 2019 https://t.co/snV4G3FUCq
  • Man who allegedly tried to break into Buckingham Palace while carrying a knife has been charged: Chorrie Thompson, 46, of Ashcombe Park, Neasden, has been charged with trespass https://t.co/x4Q66hYoOK
  • Democrats’ Supreme Court Expansion Plan Draws Resistance #US https://t.co/nZPtaNmf2T
  • Lib Dems: Remove Crown Office from fatal accident inquiries - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/SLZBinqtk8
  • The Institute for Government has published a report on the ongoing consultation and discourse into reforming judicial review | NLJ https://t.co/fwztfXvKXD
  • NI: Private member's bill would extend religious discrimination rules to teachers - Irish Legal News https://t.co/DXuib6oyy
  • Clyde & Co vacates part of London office | Law Gazette https://t.co/VCWvqGsON
  • Advocate Tony Lenehan responds to yesterday’s piece from academics on the ‘not proven’ debate - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/cfiz56yGL
  • Linklaters to offer A-Level tutoring in diversity drive | Law Gazette https://t.co/zW8fMLMLCC 
  • Judge takes hearing to court cell after defendant refuses to come out = Vladyslav Dryhval has been accused of wielding an axe near Buckingham Palace https://t.co/bFIhaZS7pr
  • Peter Devitt, associate at Hayes Solicitors, examines a decision bringing clarity to the interpretation of the “special circumstances” test for plaintiffs who are seeking to renew a summons - Irish Legal News https://t.co/3QyLjYAkP
  • An elderly Sydney barrister who described his sexual harassment of a young female solicitor as "attempted chivalry" has been ordered to have at least eight hours counselling #Australia https://t.co/WzxQ3t9B9B
  • Lawyers demand remote work and even reduced hours, finds survey | Law Gazette https://t.co/3eKvS6rSVs
  • UN urges Australia to act quickly to bring stranded #Australians home - The human rights committee’s request, as it hears two cases about citizens’ ‘right to return’, should be a wake-up call for the government https://t.co/QN0sMOmgLj
  • Veteran solicitor fined for transferring £290,000 to wrong bank account | Law Gazette https://t.co/Lr2WbiO1zz
  • Crisis, what crisis? Legal sector revenues surge | Law Gazette https://t.co/MReVMmA6iW
  • Three men sentenced in #Spain’s ‘Sabadell wolf pack’ gang-rape trial https://t.co/7BG7pHChcI 
  • Edinburgh bus driver who hit cyclist loses tribunal appeal against dismissal from bus company - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/KE0fWyHDRS
  • HMCTS still failing to collect data on jurors | Law Gazette https://t.co/OyOyGC0VWG
  • An Iranian human rights lawyer's lot | Law Gazette https://t.co/kPBNQTJzdJ
  • Human rights guidance for Irish businesses published - Irish Legal News https://t.co/8lyG6eX7Op
  • Joshua White murder: Three men guilty over Hackney stabbing https://t.co/AdYsupC6NO
  • First edition of Irish Judicial Studies Journal 2021 online - Irish Legal News https://t.co/goG6ZB0P90
  • Irwin Mitchell beats off claim from solicitor-turned-porn producer | RollOnFriday https://t.co/3SN9fqsdDj
  • A plug for Watt v Jamieson, 1954 SC 56, which I think should appeal for a number of reasons - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Wpg0Daj3W9 
  • #France Lawmakers Pass Contentious Bill Extending Police Powers https://t.co/odOYNOEQSR 
  • Video of Chicago Police Fatally Shooting Adam Toledo Is Released #US https://t.co/qxbjMVAbSV 
  • Fitness-obsessed father who forced his daughter to sign a contract to "never get fat" has been jailed for 30 months. Rachid Khadla, from Windsor, Berkshire, violently attacked and manipulated his three children for years, Reading Crown Court heard https://t.co/1pLLyABcpD

Saturday

17th April - Law News

Edition 3399: 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:
"Right now, we are at the peak, we are seeing early signals of plateauing effect, at least in cities like Mumbai," says Dr Shashank Joshi, member, Maharashtra, #India COVID-19 Task Force


 
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • NI: High Court: Deceased victim of Bloody Sunday violence awarded £250,000 in personal injury case - Irish Legal News https://t.co/FDPdo5ac16
  • Around the House: new GCs for McDonalds and SUNY | The Global Legal Post https://t.co/ukQEBmbUVR
  • ‘No room for complacency’ in City rebound, says lobby group | Law Gazette https://t.co/DK6hMqZgZ
  • Anderson Strathern hires European dealmaker Max Scharbert - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/pMzyVlONg
  • ‘What are they playing at?’: Judge’s rant after court grants bail to repeat offender - His Honour Judge Giles Curtis-Raleigh could not believe Abdinasir Sheikh Ali had not been remanded in custody https://t.co/0en9RcYApt
  • NDA initiative aims to promote benefits of standardisation - Legal Futures https://t.co/82aDSWRBwx
  • Firm’s breach over counterparty's name caused no loss, rules High Court | Law Gazette https://t.co/Opz75OQJWg
  • Senior City lawyers want to continue working flexibly - or will leave - Legal Futures https://t.co/pL4RnUMfi
  • MTM Defence Lawyers appoints Andrew Seggie amid spike in domestic abuse cases - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/4YWLN5lZVn
  • British Sikh life peer and self-made multi-millionaire Rami Ranger has been found by a Watford employment tribunal to have victimised, harassed & directly discriminated against an Indian employee https://t.co/7asyH0mQ7
  • ‘Knowledge activation’ is key for the future hybrid workforce - Legal Futures https://t.co/AaWo8guUA5
  • Home Office held in breach of Article 2 duty concerning death in immigration detention https://t.co/lA1AF0wSF
  • Balancing act: A barrister’s life in lockdown - Pandemic highlights parents’ struggle to juggle; ‘I hope there will be lessons learned’ #Ireland https://t.co/WhdQDK1BJU
  • SDT: Drink-drive solicitor did not automatically undermine public trust - Legal Futures https://t.co/2nqHlsLw9g
  • Tickets still being sold for June shows that can't take place as planned https://t.co/QPOYp7WCs5 
  • Chicago police have released graphic footage of an officer shooting dead a 13-year-old boy in a dark alley. Bodycam video shows the policeman shouting "drop it" before shooting Adam Toledo once in the chest on 29 March #US https://t.co/lg5dVNIlJ
  • Health Secretary Matt Hancock owns shares in a company which was approved as a potential supplier for NHS trusts in England, it has emerged. In March, he declared he had acquired more than 15% of Topwood Ltd, which was granted the approved status in 2019 https://t.co/PcS7hmHnPl
  • #HongKong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been sentenced to 14 months in prison after being found guilty of unauthorised assembly https://t.co/JZYX5Sowll
  • Eight people have been killed and many injured in a shooting in the #US city of Indianapolis, police say. Witnesses heard several gunshots at a FedEx facility and one said he had seen a man firing an automatic weapon https://t.co/75iFMNgjPO
  • Origins, political, economic, and discursive contexts of Europe’s “refugee crisis,” and the 2020 Moria camp disaster | K. Raymond Da-Boi https://t.co/FNyrblnJU
  • Solicitor fined for undervalued property sale between couple | Law Gazette https://t.co/I2yFPMGk5H
  • Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Act 2021 https://t.co/iUFYxPxN8s 
  • Terra Firma Chambers’ Webinar: The Inquiries Act 2005 - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/FI0LNWNsCJ
  • Identifying relevant laws and regulations is the key to effective data security https://t.co/RKrb3MDgVQ
  • Courts across Scotland have been badly affected by the Covid pandemic and have struggled to adapt to restrictions such as social distancing while trying to deal with as much business as possible - Evening Express https://t.co/3sRpe2iOXy
  • Good Law Project to challenge government antibody tests contract in court https://t.co/qMJJ56HnJE
  • The Pandemic Is Changing The Way UK Law Firms Use Legal Tech https://t.co/nEJLX4y4ZR 
  • It is damaging to rely on one model of disability | Law Gazette https://t.co/XjSofumCXN 
  • Law firm clients increasingly emphasising trusted relationships - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/85t2m9pRTa
  • WWF Australia creates legal fund to fight projects threatening forests after black summer bushfires https://t.co/WpmhIvH6hr 
  • Peers vote to grant veterans exemption from six-year claim longstop | Law Gazette https://t.co/sr1JcvPYPr ort schemes against legal challenges has seen a dramatic rise https://t.co/pnc9ht5SP7 
  • NI: QUB School of Law appoints US business ethics expert as honorary professor - Irish Legal News https://t.co/CaFocJ9F8G
  • UK to respond to EU legal action over Northern Ireland by mid-May https://t.co/WJsQliwk85 
  • Following the resignation of Nicola Gordon as chair of the Judicial Appointments Board Scotland, the board has appointed Deirdre Fulton as interim chairing member - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/0waFzNrLLe 
  • Overseas investment curbs could hit legitimate business, Law Society warns | Law Gazette https://t.co/l0lJeFGYjn
  • New strategy aims to divert children and young adult offenders from criminal justice system - Irish Legal News https://t.co/lfuNAzp2gQ
  • Turnover in UK legal sector grows to £3.1bn - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/xqIK1Uipx8 
  • Department for Education refuses to budge on JR disclosure | Law Gazette https://t.co/YRpoOvvJQt
  • Deals roundup - Irish Legal News https://t.co/8ipXKen0LL
  • Not proven: getting the arguments right - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/ElQHVhEJvU
  • Dog-bite Britain: the problem with the pandemic puppy explosion - New rules on travelling between council areas and people meeting outdoors have come into force as lockdown restrictions continue to be eased https://t.co/OyirLhm9dB
  • New rules on travelling between council areas and people meeting outdoors have come into force as lockdown restrictions continue to be eased https://t.co/cTBwts84J3
  • US imposes sanctions on #Russia over cyber-attacks https://t.co/kyRk3mwFYS
  • Liberal-appointed tribunal members’ pay claims ‘fishy’, says Labor senator #Australia https://t.co/dC0e5f3x2J 
  • Do continued EU data flows to the United Kingdom offer hope for the United States? https://t.co/Cf3xiOUtIs 
  • The Legal Industry’s New Digital Frontier https://t.co/9LWLaKbZnW
  • Murder suspects bailed over shooting of Sheffield solicitor killed near Bramall Lane https://t.co/OX4vZVM8hY

Friday

16th April - Law News

Edition 3398: 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:
Thirty years ago, a royal commission delivered a blueprint to prevent Aboriginal deaths in custody. Since then, more than 450 Indigenous people have died in police or prison custody - five since the start of last month - and the proportion behind bars has doubled. Keenan Mundine is the co-founder at Deadly Connections Community and Justice Services


Focus of the Day Article:
Law firms still struggling on gender equality, according to US study. Yale Law Women survey highlights that only 20% of equity partners are women. Full story - The Global Legal Post
 
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • A group of public health advocates from around the world wants Facebook to scrap its plans to launch a version of Instagram for children https://t.co/mBwi0Scb15
  • Covid-status certificate scheme could be unlawful discrimination, says EHRC https://t.co/22tW9mnh0
  • SYLA: So you want to be an advocate? - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/oFhCLxoJdL
  • Covid-19: NI pubs and cafes to open outdoors from 30 April https://t.co/T8yyXII2WV
  • Harvey Tyrrell death: Pub owner jailed over boy's electrocution death https://t.co/KOIfFgRXmD 
  • Inverness CT star allegedly racially abused in Championship clash as player's solicitor takes aim at 'cynical' SFA https://t.co/oS2KTGuAt9 
  • Top law firms team up to draft standard NDA | Law Gazette https://t.co/qk52IqQydn
  • NI: Judgment reserved on whether 'bad faith' Brexit legal challenge should be heard - Irish Legal News https://t.co/NdXdNWMdd
  • McGovern Reid Court Lawyers gains Living Wage accreditation - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/ohsUmvyjXL
  • Making the courts less expensive | Law Gazette https://t.co/HQA5lmPWX
  • Session Cases At 200: ‘Our predecessors speak to us across the years’ - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/uWy35z2phl
  • Session Cases survey closes tomorrow – vote now! - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/1u9MlOCI0o
  • Former Ryanair pilot’s judicial review petition challenging HMRC statutory loan charge refused - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Fx7LfgnHwO
  • George Floyd death: Ex-officer Chauvin will not take the stand #US https://t.co/V79UhBv9uu 
  • Supreme Court waiting times at 'historic low' after Covid year - Irish Legal News https://t.co/alWRxXx2g
  • Book your place at the Faculty’s free World IP Day Conference 2021 - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/QWPEdORKFF 
  • Self-harm declining in Irish prisons but up among women and people on remand - Irish Legal News https://t.co/7GIfTcVR1y
  • The ex-husband of an ITV Wales presenter has been jailed after a nine-year campaign of harassment and stalking during their marriage https://t.co/umpbxwr7C1
  • UK law lecturer John Stanton: How #Malta’s rule of law has been challenged by murder, corruption allegations https://t.co/65hFLRFSDr
  • First they came for Essex Court Chambers | Law Gazette https://t.co/psi3Fie60X
  • Truck driver Mohinder Singh jailed for at least 18 years for killing four police in Melbourne crash #Australia https://t.co/4ix3i2pUaR
  • Aberdeen students to represent Scotland at international competition - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/AeFC6aMMv
  • Marks & Spencer has begun legal action over its Colin the Caterpillar cake - claiming rival Aldi's Cuthbert the Caterpillar infringes its trademark https://t.co/H5wZ07bq7
  • Man 'seen with axe' near Buckingham Palace charged https://t.co/7CNAn8V8xo
  • Authorities clamp down on hospitality in Windsor before Prince Philip’s funeral https://t.co/9neRlPNxId
  • When animal welfare officers received a report of an unusual animal lurking in a tree in the #Polish city of Krakow, they were not sure what to expect. "People aren't opening their windows because they're afraid", it was a croissant https://t.co/beZKYl8NW0
  • ‘How many more decades?’: Munby lambasts lawyers not complying with PDs | Law Gazette https://t.co/7NHVSdPveG
  • Firm to use AI to triage new clients and give initial advice - Legal Futures https://t.co/KXgRfRohIs
  • Touching tributes and flowers left at scene where young solicitor was fatally shot - Khuram Javed, aged 30, was fatally shot in an attack on Clough Road https://t.co/J81TnqUmuG
  • High Court: Doctor temporarily suspended after refusing to administer vaccines or refer patients for Covid testing - Irish Legal News https://t.co/w4yiXzxxHk
  • Profession has struggled with AML rules, says firm fined £10,000 - Legal Futures https://t.co/q1VTQjInu
  • #Uganada Judiciary unveils uniform to fight corruption in courts of law https://t.co/PmXhNt9HV
  • Restorative and criminal justice expert Professor Tim Chapman joins Strathclyde - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/B1n4PaHR8
  • Solicitor unfairly dismissed for refusing Covid variation to contract - Legal Futures https://t.co/OCCW7nC9m
  • ‘Marry your rapist’ laws in 20 countries still allow perpetrators to escape justice https://t.co/ccN1EVtOI5
  • Duncan Lewis bucks homeworking trend with City move | Law Gazette https://t.co/dEtHK49Xwu
  • 160 firms sign up to consumer app aiming to transform access to lawyers - Legal Futures https://t.co/P2K7NleWqO
  • Some lawyers were unmuted in remote court hearings without their knowledge on Monday due to a technical problem, the Courts Service has said - Irish Legal News https://t.co/3qt3E52JHW
  • Court tells Uber to reinstate five UK drivers sacked by automated process https://t.co/9hx4bB3OpQ
  • Permanent changes to Scotland’s bankruptcy laws following Covid-19 - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/9It8833TUP
  • One of #France's most high-profile political scientists and media figures, Olivier Duhamel, has admitted that he sexually abused his stepson decades ago https://t.co/AotGn7AVM
  • Priti Patel’s detention policies found to breach human rights rules - Court finds home secretary accountable for failures to ensure that deaths in immigration detention centres are investigated properly https://t.co/XQ86MDX8Q
  • Retired Police Officer Is Questioned on George Floyd’s Prior Arrest #US https://t.co/MDBNFfV56w
  • SRA’s £500k cap on comp fund payments runs into trouble | Law Gazette https://t.co/IC3fImGu5
  • Capitol Police Told to Hold Back on Riot Response on Jan. 6, Report Finds #US https://t.co/un9TOWDHmj
  • Gillespie Macandrew advises bookseller Topping & Company - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/UIJ4SOeSZ
  • Justice Minister Helen McEntee meeting the family of George Nkencho, whose killing by gardaĆ­ in December prompted protests across the country - Irish Legal News https://t.co/o7TXDkPTU0 
  • Clubhouse Data Leak - 1.3M SQL Database Leaked Online https://t.co/nzRaybVM3w
  • NI: Unionist legal challenge to NI Protocol to be heard next month - Irish Legal News https://t.co/5sKVYGJNar
  • Bernie Madoff, a Wall Street financier disgraced after he admitted to one of the biggest frauds in US financial history, has died in prison at age 82 #US https://t.co/LKZQf4yz7H
  • Ryanair loses legal challenges to EU state aid for Scandi airlines https://t.co/mVnzXwj2ru
  • Legal services and staffing provider Lexitas acquires litigation support firm Alaris https://t.co/4LGswyG0fp
  • Barristers in crossfire of Beijing''s Uighur rage https://t.co/aR4FJZfTIv
  • Can fake heiress Anna Delvey move to the UK? https://t.co/Ga8jcBrs34
  • The challenges with data and AI in UK financial services https://t.co/U6hD8zVz2m 
  • Session Cases At 200: Age of innocence - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Z8VkIAUi6K 
  • Feminists must move past white-centered history https://t.co/ROuiOdzYyI