7th September- Law News

Edition 3177: 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: Sentence length, protecting yourself against a burglar in your own home and the cost of the legal aid system are among the most misreported areas of the law by the media, according to research commissioned by The Secret Barrister. Full story - New Law Journal

Today's Highlighted Video Story:  Hundreds of chanting protesters took to the streets of Madrid to join a demo against the COVID-19 restrictions. They taunted the police, who broke up the rally and made several arrests.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • A law student’s guide to overcoming ‘commercial unawareness’ - Legal Cheek
  • West Ham signing reveals law firm ownership ambitions - Legal Cheek
  • People are gathering in Bradford in ways that violate the local lockdown, for example by holding weddings in gardens and restaurants
  • Coronavirus: Court plan will not ease delays, lawyers warn
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig!
  • Reverse mentoring scheme sees BAME bar students share 'experiences of racism' with senior white barristers - Legal Cheek
  • Research: Nearly three quarters of Brits believe mainstream media 'misreports' the law - Legal Cheek
  • Pinsent Masons partner lands top role at Oxford Uni - Legal Cheek
  • DAC Beachcroft unveils business-focused TC - Legal Cheek
  • Squire Patton Boggs to let lawyers work remotely up to 50% of time - Legal Cheek
  • Best of the blogs - 5 September 2020 | Law Gazette
  • Custody time limit to be increased to ease court case backlog in England: Defendants awaiting trial face longer stints in prison under measures to tackle buildup
  • Extinction Rebellion calls move to class it as organised crime group 'ridiculous' - Climate group criticises move by UK government as the centrist Labour leadership condemns newspaper protest
  • England's criminal justice system was on its knees long before coronavirus
  • Herbert Smith Freehills sets ethnicity goal for London NQ lawyers - Legal Cheek
  • #France horse mutilations: Police hunt two suspects in Losne
  • '#ChangeTheRecord': Bar Council retort goes viral as government doubles down on 'activist' lawyer-bashing - Legal Cheek
  • Extinction Rebellion lawyers perform 'theatrical and arrestable' protest outside Law Society office - Legal Cheek
  • Aspiring barrister uses GDPR regs to secure pupillage interview feedback - Legal Cheek
  • Ex-Baker McKenzie boss Gary Senior - disciplinary ruling in full - Legal Cheek
  • Suspected criminals held for longer as criminal courts recovery plan announced. People arrested for serious crimes can spend longer in custody as they await trial
  • Kano State Judiciary says it has submitted certified copies of the Sharia Court judgment to the Human Right activist, Mr Femi Falana, to enable him to appeal the judgment that sentenced Yahaya Aminu to death by hanging for blasphemy #Nigeria
  • New Taipei City-based Carry Hi-tech Co (加利科技) investigated, owner Lin Ming-chin (林明進) listed as a suspect after #Taiwan Ministry of Justice’s Investigation Bureau broadened probe into alleged sales of non-medical grade masks from China
  • Rape on the pretext of marriage: MP HC allows 2 months' bail for solemnisation of marriage between rape-accused and complainant #India
  • Police have launched a murder investigation after being called to reports of stabbings in Birmingham city centre in the early hours of Sunday
  • Supreme Court chief slams Knesset speaker's 'populist' criticism of judiciary #Israel
  • Birmingham stabbings: Police declare 'major incident' as several injured
  • #Chilean Cryptocurrency Exchange Denies Fraud Allegations, Tribunal Set Rule on Complaint
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig!
  • UK tribunal to investigate #China's alleged genocide against Muslim Uighur population
  • Engineer unfairly dismissed after travel pay dispute, tribunal rules: Case highlights the need for contracts to be updated if journey time pushes the working week over the legal maximum, say experts
  • George Washington University said the professor, Jessica A. Krug, will not have classes this semester after a blog post with her byline described a deception of assuming Black identities even though she is white #US
  • After 6 Murder Trials and Nearly 24 Years, Charges Dropped Against Curtis Flowers, he had faced the possibility of a seventh trial in the quadruple-murder case from Mississippi #US
  • Officers involved in Black man's death suspended - Daniel Prude's family calls for the arrest of the police officers involved in death by asphyxiation #US
  • #Cyprus to strip seven people of 'golden passports' - Move to remove citizenship comes weeks after an Al Jazeera investigation revealed the country's passport business
  • 'Fascist storm troopers': Racist police violence in 1940s #America: In 1949, truncheon-wielding police officers descended on the racially integrated concert of singer Paul Robeson
  • How the use of ethnonationalism backfired in #Montenegro - the governing DPS inflamed ethnic tensions to take attention away from corruption scandals. Then it lost the elections
  • Facebook must walk the talk on #Myanmar: The social media giant should disclose any information it has relating to crimes against the Rohingya in Myanmar