8th September- Law News

Edition 3178: 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: Research showing significant regional variations in the price of legal advice “for what are fundamentally the same services” should encourage consumers to shop around, the Legal Services Board (LSB) said. It suggested that the impact of Covid-19 – with people accessing more services online – could make them more willing to use lawyers in other parts of the country where they did not need to meet face to face. Full story - Legal Futures

Today's Highlighted Video Story:  A court in Saudi Arabia has commuted the death sentences handed to five people convicted over the 2018 murder of Jamal Khashoggi, state media report. The public prosecution said they were given 20-year jail terms because the journalist's family had pardoned them. Three others had their sentences of between seven and 10 years upheld. Khashoggi, a prominent critic of the Saudi government, was killed inside the kingdom's consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul by a team of Saudi agents. The Saudi government said the journalist was killed in a "rogue operation" and the following year Saudi prosecutors put 11 unnamed individuals on trial.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • England: Pre-trial detention extended under 'temporary' legislation - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/MgsBfgzSkO
  • Law firm offices across the City still stand almost empty, despite a government drive to get people back to work as firms tackle issues concerning public transport and social distancing | Law Gazette https://t.co/O592WZFcCe
  • Reasons to be cheerful? | Law Gazette https://t.co/Hsf5hyjw2
  • My legal life: Nathan Vidini, AltraLaw - Profile | Law Gazette https://t.co/PZXV9Kc665
  • Incorporation of UNCRC into Scots law to be considered at Holyrood - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/H2lW1BmF6
  • Hogan Lovells to reverse salary cuts and bring back pay reviews | Law Gazette https://t.co/IrcvhuK6L
  • #HongKong police have come under fire after footage of officers tackling a 12-year-old girl to the ground near a pro-democracy protest went viral https://t.co/pgLFOM7haJ
  • Coronavirus in Wales: Caerphilly county to go under local lockdown https://t.co/DrrZ9YRCED
  • Gary Senior case: "An extraordinary abuse of position," says SDT - Legal Futures https://t.co/scLBpnsBv4
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! https://t.co/vwtBAm95
  • How much time is wasted in law firms by dealing with existing client enquiries that could have been prevented? - Legal Futures https://t.co/RUh3uZANY
  • Climate protest lawyers block Chancery Lane - Legal Futures https://t.co/jff20VK1U
  • New Brexit law will not 'tear up' EU trade plans https://t.co/SDMRDCzmAd
  • Coronavirus: Seven Greek islands added to England's quarantine list https://t.co/FwqihC4372
  • Coronavirus: Lockdown restrictions extended in west of Scotland https://t.co/vSPjcVbzJ
  • Firm's accounts spoiled by joint venture ABS collapse - Legal Futures https://t.co/wVatC90uQ
  • Shop nationally for cheaper legal fees, LSB tells consumers - Legal Futures https://t.co/Eath6M9d2
  • President Paul Kagame said that the arrested critic Paul Rusesabagina, now facing terrorism charges, was not kidnapped from Dubai but had been lured to #Rwanda in a “flawless” operation https://t.co/8weKAaYXRD
  • The Police Fill #HongKong’s Streets to Stop Protests Over Delayed Election https://t.co/si9vJRh4o
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn reports two per cent turnover growth in 2019/20 - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/dvTwUxoA14
  • A Weapon for Extortion Long Ignored in Alabama Prisons: Families say they have been threatened by call and text into sending thousands of dollars to protect loved ones on the inside. Some suffered anyway #US https://t.co/NLZy14DyRK
  • Senators of the College of Justice sound warnings over proposed hate crime legislation - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/4TSShQTFnP
  • #Spanish trial brings hope of justice for victims of Salvadoran death squads https://t.co/5fUslko0Q
  • Shale aggregate extractors lose appeal against payment to redress unlawful tax break - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Pl2zAVqNMd
  • Empathy is important for judicial decisions: P Wilson writes to President to ensure more diversity in judicial appointments #India https://t.co/Op2K7VVH8
  • Disqualification of directors of an active company and Companies Fresh Start Scheme: What Delhi HC has held #India https://t.co/EimTwbljW
  • Julian Assange due in court in latest stage of fight against US extradition https://t.co/Ijz4xo6zWg
  • "There is debasement in the manner of dissent taking place", Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul #India https://t.co/xTRN6M2D7
  • A teenager has been injured in a reported shooting on the way to school - Officers were called just after 08:40 BST to the Through Jollys and Friends Walk areas of the Grange Farm estate in Kesgrave, Suffolk https://t.co/J4lrp1s8P
  • I am a housing solicitor and am forever appalled by the obstacles put in the way of the young people I work with - My working week: 'Jakub has been sleeping rough for 10 days. I threaten the council with legal action' https://t.co/fKkmAFd2l
  • The secret of life revealed by virtual courts #India https://t.co/NJEteXlxd
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! https://t.co/WbGJyt9gue
  • Gauhati HC quashes order banning telecast of TV series Begum Jaan over "Love Jihad" allegations #India https://t.co/aiTLGGrfdV
  • Cardiff Coyote Ugly crowd scenes - Health officials are "concerned" about a video which has emerged showing crowds of clubbers appearing to ignore social distancing guidelines https://t.co/KF5ExqE0BQ
  • 'Felt silenced' after sex assault claims: Alyse McCamish and Sydney Feder, both 23, are considering legal action amid claims the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama did not investigate properly https://t.co/7RwLovl2z
  • Birmingham stabbings: Man arrested over city attacks https://t.co/bq0etvEGR
  • Allahabad HC refuses to quash sedition FIR against woman over Facebook posts critical of PM Modi, UP CM Yogi Adityanath #India https://t.co/J8nqda8L9
  • Manchester Arena Inquiry: Terror attack investigation opens https://t.co/acDSQQM6cR
  • Technical Requirements to write the NLAT Exam 2020 for NLSIU admissions released #India https://t.co/aGmrbldy0V
  • The National Crime Agency is facing criticism for failing to investigate reports alleging that banks forged signatures and fabricated evidence in court actions to repossess homes https://t.co/dy8p1J66V
  • No substitute for hard work, tell yourself you are here to stay: Justice Jyoti Singh speaks at Delhi HC Women's Lawyers Forum #India https://t.co/aAJIIHbpXC
  • Magistrate's casual approach in handling case where police failed to act draws J&K HC's censure #India https://t.co/uJ0DCL9qB8
  • "Petitioners have approached Court at the eleventh hour": Bombay HC refuses to stay physical conduct of MUHS UG medical exams #India https://t.co/OjggbEGxr9
  • "Sole motive to gain cheap publicity": Allahabad HC dismisses plea for revoking Kanhaiya Kumar's citizenship, imposes Rs 25,000 as costs #India https://t.co/7CgooTMOJf