31st July - Law News

3139th 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:  It is one of the grimmest of crimes - its victims among the most vulnerable, but often seen as criminals themselves.  Exclusive figures seen give a sense of the scale of the devastation caused by criminal exploitation: 47 children killed or seriously harmed in two years.

Focus of the Day Article:  The police could be sued over tactics deployed during protests supporting the Black Lives Matters movement. The Black Protest Legal Support group was set up to provide free advice and representation to activists and protesters. Committee member Danielle Manson, a barrister at Garden Court Chambers, told a Public Law Project conference this week to ‘watch this space’ over the possibility of legal action. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Coronavirus in Wales: Up to 30 can meet outdoors from Monday
  • Separate households will not be able to meet indoors from Friday in Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire, the government says
  • Coronavirus second wave risk is 'absolutely real' - Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford
  • Jet2 tells some holidaymakers in Spain to come home early
  • Top Republicans have rejected Donald Trump's suggestion that November's presidential election should be delayed over alleged fraud concerns #US
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig!
  • British trafficking victim sues Priti Patel alleging abuse of personal data: Lawyers argue human rights of ‘extremely vulnerable’ woman were breached by Home Office access to personal and confidential details
  • What challenges do rape victims face in getting cases to court?
  • 'State-sanctioned gaslighting': a rape survivor recalls her CPS ordeal
  • The Guardian view on falling rape prosecutions: women’s rights are regressing | Editorial 
  • Justice is not about numbers, but some numbers cannot be ignored | Law Gazette
  • Profit drops by 8% at Herbert Smith Freehills | Law Gazette
  • ‘Overwhelmed’ junior struck off after concealing court orders | Law Gazette
  • Summer spike in judicial sanctions | Law Gazette 
  • Pre-Covid remote hearings worked well, study finds | Law Gazette
  • Solicitor super-exam to cost £3,980 | Law Gazette
  • Court closures 'hard to justify now', say MPs | Law Gazette
  • Charlie Elphicke: Why did it take so long to bring ex-MP to justice?
  • A young NHS worker who was seriously injured by a car in a racially-aggravated attack says he is "glad he is still here breathing"
  • Nominations open for Law Society's 2020 Rising Star Award - Scottish Legal News
  • British Nationality for EU Citizens: a Citizens Rights Project webinar - Scottish Legal News
  • Police were justified in using PAVA spray on woman 'acting violently' - Scottish Legal News
  • Spain quarantine rules and employment law - Scottish Legal News
  • Blog: Good news for claimants in construction adjudication - Scottish Legal News
  • Harper Macleod solicitor tops the class in STEP Awards - Scottish Legal News
  • Charlie Elphicke trial: former Conservative MP has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two women
  • Holocaust survivor launches legal claim against #German railway
  • Serious Fraud Office prosecutes Airbus subsidiary over alleged corruption
  • Legal & General's new leasing model 'potentially game-changing' - Scottish Legal News
  • New law to ensure furloughed employees receive full redundancy payments - Scottish Legal News 
  • English child care judge found to have potential bias after leaving remote link open - Scottish Legal News
  • Judges reject terror offender's challenge of early release ban: An attempt by terrorism offender Mohammed Zahir Khan to overturn a ban on early release from prison has been thrown out by the High Court 
  • UK lockdown solidarity 'starting to fray'
  • England had the highest levels of excess deaths in Europe between the end of February to the middle of June, official analysis shows
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig!
  • Revealed: Most barristers failing to comply with transparency rules - Legal Futures
  • Assistant turned senior partner let struck-off solicitor maintain control - Legal Futures
  • Justice committee launches inquiry into court backlog - Legal Futures
  • My lockdown legacy – what will yours be? - Legal Futures
  • The Trump administration is planning to withdraw some federal security forces from Portland, Oregon, after weeks of clashes with protesters #US
  • The length of time people with coronavirus symptoms will have to self-isolate for is expected to be increased from seven to 10 days in England 
  • Australia's virus-hit state of #Victoria has reported its worst death toll and case rise - prompting fears that a six-week lockdown of state capital Melbourne is not working
  • Domino's #NewZealand drops 'free pizza for Karen' offer after backlash over white middle-aged women who are perceived to be obnoxious or racist called Karen J
  • Rape convictions fall to record low in England and Wales