14th September- Law News

Edition 3184: LawNewsIndex is a UK based legal news & articles archive since 2011 on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice.

Focus of the Day Law Article: The government’s Internal Market Bill puts the UK at risk of trade sanctions from EU member states, and could breach devolution laws, lawyers have warned. The Bill gives ministers powers to ‘disapply’ rules relating to the movement of goods in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Full story - New Law Journal

Today's Highlighted Video Story:  Some 5,000 Palermo (Italy) citizens have been evacuated, after a Second World War bomb containing an estimated 120kg of powerful explosives was discovered near the city’s port.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • TAX Appeal Tribunal Rules That Rent is Not Subject to VAT #Nigeria
  • Top 10 spots for Glasgow, Solent, Leeds and Aberdeen in latest law school rankings - Legal Cheek
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig!
  • 8 City law firms among most family-friendly employers - Legal Cheek
  • ‘The Truth Hurts’: The fault lines in the #Australian criminal justice system - Lawyers Weekly
  • ‘Extremely drunk’ senior partner fined £10k after kissing and touching paralegal in wine bar - Legal Cheek
  • Madras High Court on Friday issued notice to music composer A R Rahman on a petition filed by the Income Tax department alleging that he used a foundation in which he is the managing trustee as a conduit to evade tax #India
  • Are we kicking the insolvency and restructuring can down the road? - Lawyers Weekly
  • No gown, no cap, no ceremony: What the coronavirus pandemic means for lawyers in waiting #Australia - Lawyers Weekly
  • Food firms have written to the government asking for support as a stand-off with landlords looms over rent holidays
  • More than 70 people have been arrested in Melbourne, #Australia, for flouting the state's stay-at-home orders to attend an anti-lockdown protest
  • DWF reveals profit uptick despite ‘significant COVID-19 impact' - Legal Cheek
  • CJI SA Bobde releases book written by Justice (retd.) R Banumathi in a virtual book launch event, Justice NV Ramana receives first copy #India 
  • Life as a restructuring lawyer during a global crisis - Legal Cheek
  • Amazed that FIRs are being registered under Section 66A of IT Act, despite it being declared ultra vires: Allahabad High Court #India
  • Top government lawyer quits in Brexit row - Legal Cheek
  • "Judges have become the subject of juicy gossip": CJI SA Bobde and Justice NV Ramana comment on criticism of judges #Inda
  • Graduate to employee: The law student’s guide to securing a legal career #Australia - Lawyers Weekly
  • ULaw and BPP prepare to reopen following COVID shutdown - Legal Cheek
  • Courts cannot act as a mute spectator in crimes against women, should act like Lord Krishna and protect Dharma: Karnataka High Court #India
  • Federal Circuit Court judge’s ‘cruel, humiliating’ conduct results in retrial #Australia - Lawyers Weekly
  • Private members club frequented by top judges and QCs faces legal action over men-only policy - Legal Cheek
  • "Pros and Cons of Media Trial": Senior Advocates weigh in during Ram Jethmalani Memorial Lecture #India
  • COVID-19: Regulator predicts drop in pupillage numbers - Legal Cheek
  • Whistle-Blower’s Complaint Ignites a Smoldering Homeland Security Agency #US
  • Advocate Prashant Bhushan moves Supreme Court seeking right to appeal against conviction for criminal contempt of Court #India
  • Controversial law firm fights NSW Law Society on complaint over COVID-19 actions #Australia - Lawyers Weekly
  • Future City lawyer Bethany Barrett examines the escalating row between developers and tech giants, including Fortnite owners Epic Games’ legal battle against Apple - Legal Cheek
  • Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has defended plans to potentially override the EU Withdrawal Agreement as an emergency Brexit "insurance policy"
  • Weightmans retains 84% of trainees - Legal Cheek
  • Clayton Utz launches unique partnership with Australian String Quartet - Lawyers Weekly
  • Come into the office just 60% of the time, Herbert Smith Freehills tells lawyers - Legal Cheek
  • Big screen justice: Cinemas to host Scottish jury trials - Legal Cheek 
  • Asylum seekers & refugees immersed in creative writing to share experiences: writer Eric Ngalle Charles (@yomadene), who runs the classes, said they can be used to help people to express the challenge of seeking asylum and deal with past experiences
  • What is the impact on society of the business of law? Justice is what distinguishes the business of law from other businesses. A real and enduring commitment to it is the mark of a good lawyer - Lawyers Weekly
  • Yorkshire Firm fined £30k after charging clients to fund its loan repayments | Law Gazette
  • SRA reportedly probing Mishcon de Reya - Legal Cheek
  • Taxi driver rips up 8 tickets after winning tribunal case in parking row - Councillors to examine how one Cleethorpes resident refused to settle repeated fines for parking on Oxford Court and won 8 times
  • National firm fails to provide ‘accurate’ cost estimate in dispute #Australia - Lawyers Weekly
  • Bar exams latest: BSB pushes ahead with ‘pen and paper’ October resits - Legal Cheek 
  • Clifford Chance lawyers on how COVID-19 is changing law and business - Legal Cheek
  • Inner Temple awards £18,500 scholarship to struck-off doctor - Legal Cheek 
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! 
  • Roger Stone to Donald Trump: bring in martial law if you lose election. Trump meanwhile promises to ‘put down’ leftwing protests and says US Marshals killing Portland suspect was ‘retribution’ #US
  • 300 years on, will thousands of women burned as witches finally get justice? Lawyer seeks pardon for 2,500 Scots who were tortured and killed in ‘satanic panic’ begun by James VI
  • Teenagers convicted of terrorism in England and Wales could receive whole-life terms under sentencing reforms described by the government as the most radical in almost 20 years
  • Migrants allowed off Danish tanker Maersk into #Italy after 40 days at sea
  • Nottingham house party host fined £10K