3rd May - Law News

3050th 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:  The Malaysian government has detained more than 700 migrants and refugees. It says it is part of the effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. But it comes after weeks of increased social media attacks on foreigners. Some posts have accused them of spreading the virus. Others blame them for being a drain on the country’s resources.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Fearful Britons remain strongly opposed to lifting lockdown
  • Data protection laws are great. Shame they are not being enforced
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig!
  • A Private Equity Firm Is Blocked From Buying .Org
  • At least three boats carrying Rohingya refugees have been adrift for more than two months
  • #Canada Bans Assault Weapons in Wake of Deadly Mass Shooting
  • #Spain makes masks compulsory on public transport 
  • Tributes have been paid to the QC and civil rights activist Derek Ogg who has died at the age of 65
  • Coronavirus tests being carried out in Gateshead are being sent hundreds of miles away for processing.
  • All residents and staff in care homes where someone has coronavirus will be tested, the Welsh Government has said 
  • Eurostar passengers will be required to cover their faces from Monday 4 May or risk being refused travel
  • The government has pledged to spend £76m to support vulnerable people who are "trapped in a nightmare" at home
  • Two teenagers arrested on suspicion of murdering an NHS worker who was stabbed to death days after his father died with coronavirus
  • #Ireland extends Covid-19 lockdown to 18 May before phased exit 
  • UK commuters 'may be asked to check temperature' before travelling 
  • COVID-19: Remote hearing ruled out for adoption case | NLJ
  • High street law firms are at immediate risk of collapse due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Law Society research has found | NLJ
  • Judges around the world are taking a robust approach to online proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a project to gather information and share news on remote justice
  • LawWorks & Attorney General Awards: celebrating students who give back | NLJ
  • The hunt for the next Justice of the Supreme Court has begun | NLJ 
  • Solicitors, barristers and other legal professionals who are key workers are eligible for COVID-19 testing, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has confirmed | NLJ 
  • A compilation of healthy drinking case studies from law firms and chambers has been launched by the Junior Lawyers Division | NLJ
  • ‘Mass litigation post-pandemic’ could be brought unless the government addresses ‘significant flaws’ in its furlough scheme, employment lawyers have warned | NLJ'
  • The Law Commission has proposed sweeping reforms to the employment tribunal system, including expanding tribunals’ powers, increasing damages awards and extending time limits | NLJ
  • The Bar Council has cut its budget and furloughed one in five of its staff in order to focus on supporting barristers through the pandemic | NLJ 
  • Deliveroo was the poster child for venture capitalism. It's not looking so good now 
  • UK seeks access to EU health cooperation in light of coronavirus 
  • ‘Let the boats in’: Rohingya refugees plead for stranded relatives to be saved #Malaysia 
  • 10 key lessons for the future to be learned from fighting Covid-19 
  • Parents urged to keep up child vaccinations
  • National Trust 'faces £200m losses this year'
  • Thousands signal interest in plasma trial
  • Coronavirus has stopped trials by jury, and that's not necessarily a bad thing | Geoffrey Robertson
  • Why can I visit a DIY shop but not a museum? This total lockdown is failing
  • Aggressive testing and pop songs: how #Vietnam contained the coronavirus
  • The UK was a global leader in preparing for pandemics. What went wrong with coronavirus?