29th March - Law News

3015th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based legal news & articles archive since 2011 focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus:  After more than two months of lockdown, restrictions are being eased in China's Wuhan city. That is the place where the new coronavirus outbreak began. People are now allowed to enter the city but its 11 million residents are barred from leaving until April 8.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Senior officers are seeking even wider powers, including fining parents if their teenage children breach the lockdown 
  • Boy and two men arrested after coronavirus-related assaults
  • Home Office to hold on evicting asylum seekers during lockdown
  • Is factory farming to blame for coronavirus? 
  • Zaghari-Ratcliffe's leave from prison to be extended by two weeks #Iran
  • We must take drastic action but let’s not turn into a nation of little tyrants 
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig!
  • Privatising children's homes is 'playing into the hands of abusers' 
  • Religious fundamentalist politicians from #India's ruling party claiming cow urine and cow dung could cure coronavirus
  • Coronavirus lockdown in #India: ‘Beaten and abused for doing my job’ - the beginning of the fall of PM Modi?
  • #India's government defiant as millions struggle under lockdown 
  • OneWeb blames pandemic for collapse
  • 'Focus on the things you can control: how to cope with radical uncertainty', and turn into Hitler? Or let go of the idea of control & be a Sufi
  • New restrictions on funerals are adding to the heartbreak of bereaved families
  • In the space of a month, the United Kingdom has transformed beyond recognition. And most of us haven't had time to stop and take stock 
  • Cruise ship in race to transfer passengers off #Panama coast 
  • Retired police officers say thousands of former colleagues would be willing to rejoin their forces and help the country cope with coronavirus
  • #Swiss Museum Settles Claim Over Art Trove Acquired in Nazi Era 
  • #China Pushes to Churn Out Coronavirus Gear, Yet Struggles to Police It 
  • Opera Star David Daniels, Charged With Sexual Assault, Is Fired by University of Michigan #US
  • As #Turkey Ends Inquiry, Prospects Dim for Justice in Khashoggi Killing
  • As law firms adjust to working life during COVID-19, Jersey firm Bedell Cristin has sworn its first virtual affidavit | New Law Journal
  • A network of priority courts is to be kept open, consolidating the work of courts and tribunals into fewer buildings during the COVID-19 pandemic | New Law Journal 
  • Two interesting roles have arisen at human rights organisations JUSTICE | New Law Journal
  • Legal Practice Course (LPC) exams can be moved online instead of postponed, after the regulator bowed to pressure from junior lawyers | New Law Journal 
  • Leasehold practitioners have called on the government to extend statutory deadlines for filing applications until the COVID-19 lockdown is over | New Law Journal 
  • More than £2m in scholarship and bursaries funds are up for grabs for the next academic year (2020/21) at the University of Law (ULaw) | New Law Journal
  • The Law Society has issued a list of answers to frequently asked questions or solicitors concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on employees and clients | New Law Journal
  • Family lawyers will need to choose from a ‘smorgasbord’ of IT options when participating in remote hearings, the judiciary has said | New Law Journal
  • Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division, has issued guidance to resolve confusion on child arrangement orders during the COVID-19 pandemic | New Law Journal
  • The Supreme Court will hear cases and deliver judgments through video conferencing as a result of the pandemic | New Law Journal
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig!
  • Tax avoiders will receive coronavirus bailouts – we must redress this injustice