17th May - Law News

3064th 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:  Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga was arrested on Saturday near Paris after 25 years on the run, accused of playing a leading role in one of the worst massacres of the 20th century. The 84-year-old, who is Rwanda's most-wanted man and had a $5m bounty on his head, was living under a false identity in a flat in Asnieres-Sur-Seine, according to the French justice ministry.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig!
  • UK bars and hair salons get more help than care homes, say providers
  • BAME women make up 55% of UK pregnancy hospitalisations with Covid-19
  • Regional differences in Covid-19 transmission rate emerge in England
  • London police accused of racial profiling in lockdown searches
  • Southern bias: Revolt over easing of lockdown spreads as poll slump hits PM
  • Government faces legal action over refusal to publish Sage minutes 
  • French police arrest #Rwandan genocide suspect FĂ©licien Kabuga 
  • All prosecutions under new Coronavirus Act unlawful, review finds 
  • WA solicitor removed from roll for stealing elderly client’s life savings | Lawyers Weekly
  • If People ‘Get Angry’, Start on Foot, Nothing Can be Done: #India Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to Supreme Court on Migrants ran over 
  • Solicitor Silke Hartshorne-Jone, whose husband has been charged with her murder died of a gunshot wound to the chest, an inquest heard 
  • Clifford L Hodgetts OBE DL, a well-respected Sussex solicitor and ecclesiastical lawyer with a wicked sense of humour, has died peacefully at home aged 85
  • Solicitor witnesses will from outside client's car amid crisis 
  • The International Bar Association (IBA) will hold a ‘unique and dynamic’ virtual annual conference in November, replacing the previous scheduling for Miami | NLJ
  • The winners of the prestigious annual student pro bono awards have been announced, with two gongs each for Hertfordshire and Plymouth | NLJ 
  • Property lawyers and industry professionals have collaborated on a guide to re-opening the housing market | NLJ 
  • Two-thirds of women in the legal profession say the COVID-19 crisis is affecting their mental health, according to research carried out by Next 100 Years this month | NLJ 
  • Employers could face legal proceedings if they fail to take account of coronavirus fears, lawyers have warned | NLJ 
  • The annual London Legal Walk may have been postponed to October but the legal sector can still take steps to boost access to justice | NLJ 
  • Bristol, Manchester Minshull Street, Reading, Warwick, and Winchester Crown Courts are being considered for jury trials, the jury trial working group has confirmed | NLJ
  • Brighton solicitor Sam Elsby has taken over the reins as president of the Association of Personal injury Lawyers | NLJ 
  • IBA surveys young lawyers: Researchers are looking for ways to bridge the generation gap between older and younger lawyers | NLJ
  • Banks need to rethink their complaints handling and use a more ‘human touch’ if they are to avoid repeating the mistakes of the 2008 financial crisis | NLJ
  • The International Bar Association (IBA) is stepping up its ‘Us Too?’ campaign to drive out sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour from the workplace | NLJ
  • NFL's Deandre Baker and Quinton Dunbar charged with armed robbery #US
  • Up to 30% of patients who are seriously ill with coronavirus are developing dangerous blood clots, according to medical experts 
  • #Italy to lift travel restrictions as lockdown eases
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig!
  • Remains in suitcases: Woman charged with murder
  • "I'm living on cards": The businesses still waiting for emergency loans 
  • Kobe Bryant helicopter crash post-mortem released #US 
  • Since when did teacher-shaming become Britain's national sport? | Shami Chakrabarti
  • Under cover of coronavirus, the world's bad guys are wreaking havoc 
  • Asylum seeker doctor prepares for coronavirus on #US-Mexico border 
  • Ex-officer charged in Arbery killing lacked training: Documents #US
  • A large section of media in #India accused of running shows that appear to blame Muslims for the spread of the virus