29th June - Law News

3107th 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:  Every day, 1,600 trafficked, enslaved and abandoned women and girls sell themselves for £2 a time. In the midst of the trade live 300 children, many born in the village in Bangladesh. Some will be groomed to be the future of the business like their mothers and grandmothers. With education and support, a few may find their way out.

Focus of the Day Article: An inquiry into miscarriages of justice in private prosecutions has been launched by the Justice Committee - the Committee wants to look at the potential consequences of an organisation investigating and prosecuting a case, when that organisation is also the alleged victim of the offence. Are existing safeguards sufficient? Should there be further limits on the rights of large organisations to bring private prosecutions? What is the potential for miscarriages of justice to take place? Full story - New Law Journal
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! 
  • Hearts take legal advice after Neil Doncaster sent clubs 'misleading' letter about court case
  • Is It Legal for #US Cops to Force You to Unlock Your Phone? Because the relevant Supreme Court precedents predate the smartphone era, the courts are divided on how to apply the Fifth Amendment
  • Legal profession responds rapidly to Covid-19 challenges
  • UK Labour calls to ban illegal #Israeli settlement imports in response to annexation 
  • A year after pledging to go ‘net-zero’, what has the UK achieved? 
  • A suspect has been arrested after a fatal shooting at a protest in Louisville, Kentucky over the killing of Breonna Taylor, police said #US
  • People urinating and pensioners scared after pub opens doors
  • Jewish groups and MPs condemn Nigel Farage over antisemitic 'dog-whistles' 
  • Officials deal with more than 200 people wild camping in Lake District 
  • Revealed: Developers PM backed when London mayor give almost £1m to Tories
  • Bomb attack kills two human rights workers in Kabul #Afghanistan
  • #US President Donald Trump has retweeted a video showing one of his fascist supporters loudly shouting "white power" 
  • The UK remains "on a knife edge" and must act "sensibly" over the summer months to stop a second wave of coronavirus, a scientist has warned 
  • #Yemen crisis: Five years of hunger, five years of war
  • How Delhi 'wasted' lockdown to become #India's biggest hotspot
  • Black teenager on London charity cycle ride injured during ‘aggressive’ arrest: Calls for investigation after 13-year-old and his father are wrongly detained by officers investigating stabbing
  • Opposition parties have raised concerns as official figures show the speed of processing Welsh coronavirus tests has declined every week since mid-May
  • Mississippi moves to strip Confederate emblem from state flag #US 
  • The city of Leicester may be facing a localised lockdown after a rise in coronavirus cases, Home Secretary Priti Patel has confirmed
  • Ban for ex-law firm office worker who set up spy cam in Starbucks toilet - Legal Cheek
  • Squire Patton Boggs pushes ahead with autumn trainee intake - after previously warning it may defer TCs - Legal Cheek 
  • ULaw announces proposed super-exam training deal with Sheffield Uni - Legal Cheek
  • Allen & Overy cuts NQ solicitor pay by 10% - Legal Cheek
  • COVID-19: Mini-pupillages move online - Legal Cheek
  • Clifford Chance is latest magic circle firm to cut NQ solicitor pay - Legal Cheek
  • Black Solicitors Network urges law firm leaders to ‘walk the talk’ on diversity - Legal Cheek 
  • Macfarlanes ups TC numbers amid COVID-19 uncertainty - Legal Cheek
  • Branching out: Could we give legal rights to trees? - Legal Cheek 
  • British lawtech entrepreneur raises £9.6 million to fund 'robot lawyer' app - Legal Cheek
  • A snapshot of trainee life at an international law firm - Legal Cheek
  • 'We just love being lawyers', sings CMS choir - Legal Cheek
  • Boost pupillage numbers by building a WeWork-style co-working space on one of the Inn’s ‘grand gardens’, says aspiring barrister - Legal Cheek
  • Junior solicitor fined £10,000 over abusive messages to Bumble date - Legal Cheek 
  • BPTC students hit record numbers - but securing pupillage remains a big problem - Legal Cheek 
  • Former BPP employment law lecturer successfully sues for unfair dismissal - Legal Cheek 
  • WAGs at war: An exploration of the legal issues surrounding Rebekah Vardy's libel claim - Legal Cheek
  • Travers Smith posts 89% trainee retention score - Legal Cheek
  • 'I had no assurances that being gay in law was okay': LGBTQ+ students on life after coming out - Legal Cheek
  • Oxford Uni grad launches ‘TikTok Law School’ - Legal Cheek
  • Two illegal street parties in London closed down by police 
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig!
  • Palestine and #Israel: Mapping an annexation 
  • Annexation in Palestine and Netanyahu's calculus #Israel
  • Kashmir Muslims fear demographic shift as thousands get residency: Up to 25,000 BJP government supporters granted domicile certificates raising fears of the beginning of demographic change in Kashmir #India
  • Princeton to remove racist former president Woodrow Wilson's name from policy school #US 
  • #Malawi opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera wins historic poll rerun
  • The man shot dead by police during a stabbing attack in Glasgow has been named as Badreddin Abadlla Adam. He was from Sudan