15th September- Law News

Edition 3185: 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: Pressure is growing in the Advocate General for Scotland, Lord Keen of Elie QC, to refuse to give his consent to the proposed UK Internal Market Bill. The bill allows ministers to “disapply” rules agreed over the goods that cross between Britain and Northern Ireland. Section 45(1) of the bill states that certain provisions “have effect notwithstanding any relevant international or domestic law with which they may be incompatible or inconsistent”.. Full story - Scottish Legal News

Today's Highlighted Video Story:  New laws banning people from meeting in groups of more than 6 have come into force in England, Scotland and Wales. In England, where fines of up to £3,200 apply, the Home Office minister Kit Malthouse urged people to report their neighbours to police if they're seen breaking the new laws. But guidance has yet to be issued to police forces on how to enforce the rules which differ across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • More than 80,000 people have signed a petition calling for Oliver Campbell's murder conviction to be overturned https://t.co/SGeDl3bf3P
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! https://t.co/AaJdckGgLA
  • Norwich solicitor who admitted taking almost £2m from clients and charities after being duped by lottery scammers is to be sentenced later this year https://t.co/aFYzqsrPc5
  • Submit plan to curb concretisation effect of Badshapur drain, GMDA told #India https://t.co/yiGbZvszYj
  • Tenancy Tribunal: Tenants win compensation after living with ill-functioning toilet for three months #NewZealand https://t.co/JZ0dOepLrg
  • Consumer Claims Tribunal decision: Seldom-used dishwasher dispute: - a synthesis of a recent case referred to the Consumer Claims Tribunal #Malta https://t.co/vrM9k0VJXz
  • BT broadband bills could reach £100,000 for rural users: Despite legislation to guarantee nationwide connectivity, black spots could face long waits and huge installation costs https://t.co/6eOjX4RksN
  • Police urge people in England to respect Covid ‘rule of six’ https://t.co/6LzOZmFNCP
  • For the Tories, breaking the law is just a sign of strength - Our leaders enjoy indulgent impunity while those they deem to be outcasts face ‘zero tolerance’ and merciless persecution https://t.co/wkyuCe3en3
  • My working week: 'I cry after hearing one domestic abuse survivor's story. She is lucky to be alive': My job is to make women who suffer domestic violence safer. I wonder if they know how I wish I could do more https://t.co/tgHwpvcJ2C
  • Feminists Paper Paris With Stark Posters Decrying Domestic Abuse #France https://t.co/kPRNnSvfh
  • The government's chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance has said he was rebuked for arguing strongly in favour of imposing Covid lockdown restrictions earlier this year, it has emerged https://t.co/8eLM5b4gb
  • In a lawsuit filed in New Jersey, a former member of the well-known Shanghai Quartet said he had been dumped after a remark he made on social media was misinterpreted as an ethnic slur #US https://t.co/1sV4Uv66WE
  • BSB: Exams problems "worse than thought" as it rejects alternative plan - Legal Futures https://t.co/foS5hNCLWk
  • Pressure grows on Lord Keen to refuse consent to Internal Market Bill or resign - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/15GGmMl9x
  • Editorial: Lord Keen is in an impossible position for a man of integrity - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/hT3CmmFos
  • Bernadette Walker's parents charged with murder https://t.co/FhS4pOJ7sD
  • Firm fined for secretly charging clients to repay loan - Legal Futures https://t.co/1k0YTq1Bk
  • High Court rejects challenge to foreign in-house lawyers' privilege - Legal Futures https://t.co/5Q0Toche3Q
  • The National Green Tribunal #India has rapped Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) over its "incompetence" to decide the environmental impact of sand mining in a coastal village in Kollam district https://t.co/HZk0TNRHz
  • Former Liberal MP Raj Grewal charged with fraud, breach of trust #Canada https://t.co/Fnr53aIXMw
  • Fifth UK ex-PM speaks out against post-Brexit bill tabled by present Conservative government https://t.co/9Ny9RCHx0
  • Manchester Arena Inquiry: Relatives to give 'pen portraits' https://t.co/HijkEPQ3v
  • The Corporate Counsel Show: Managing perfectionism in an imperfect legal world - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/SIVQHwCfH
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! https://t.co/rXfHoAIMD9
  • Newsreader ordered to pay $10,000 to trans woman for vilifying her as a 'male bully' on Facebook https://t.co/ebqJo2pzKx
  • JD Wetherspoon has said that despite 66 of its workers having tested positive for the coronavirus, visiting the company pubs is safe https://t.co/otL4FgvSsT
  • TikTok rejects Microsoft bid at eleventh hour https://t.co/DdvBWELztU
  • UK-based computer chip designer ARM Holdings is being sold to the American graphics chip specialist Nvidia. The deal values ARM at $40bn (£31.2bn), four years after it was bought by Japanese conglomerate Softbank for $32bn https://t.co/gQqIespzn
  • Restrictions banning social gatherings of more than six people are now in effect, as Covid-19 cases keep rising https://t.co/9hZKhj9L61
  • AFT to examine role of major general in case of irregularities in construction works #India https://t.co/8ERVpRWU8S
  • How a Biden presidency could impact #Australian lawyers - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/msDpeAItK
  • Increased efficiency a welcome by-product of virtual courtrooms #Australia - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/cHOMdIoYxW
  • Winners revealed for 2020 Women in Finance Awards #Australia - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/IphLLOMbN3
  • Limited physical hearings: Supreme Court releases e-user guide for counsel and clerks, details for special hearing entry pass https://t.co/NLjYy07b9z
  • NEET Applicant will be allowed to write exam in Urdu: State informs Bombay HC [Read Order] https://t.co/pvRbj2oLjR
  • Both sides "toasted" over toast at Dhaba: SC while granting bail person accused in shootout during honeymoon trip [Read Order] #India https://t.co/3cMzYnebVD
  • Gujarat High Court issues Standard Operating Procedure for the resumption of physical functioning [Read SOP] https://t.co/vP2kyWDoJx
  • Delhi HC asks DU to create online mechanism for issuance of marksheets/transcripts https://t.co/mvxrD5WYFM
  • Brussels considers EU equality law change to tackle racism: Draft EU action plan proposes to investigate whether race equality directive has gaps https://t.co/qUbg0S42R
  • UK government plans to remove key human rights protections: Opt-out from parts of European convention would speed up deportation of asylum seekers https://t.co/GOAsPDAb4W
  • Black Police Chiefs, Feeling Squeezed, Face Criticism on All Sides #US https://t.co/1kIWMItsQy
  • Motorists who cause death by speeding could face life sentence: Law change will ensure dangerous drivers face full force of law, says minister https://t.co/rWF1ngDNEh