12th October - Law News

Edition 3213: LawNewsIndex is a UK based legal news & articles archive. Since 2011, it has been collating articles on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice. The views expressed in individual articles archived within are solely the views of the original author.  


Focus of the Day Legal Article: The Bar Council has published three guides on race inequality at the Bar, as the legal profession marks Black History Month. The guides, produced by the Bar’s Race Working Group, explain the key challenges regarding pupillage, bullying and general culture, and include a framework for chambers to adopt. They highlight how barristers from ethnic minority backgrounds often feel uncomfortable or experience micro-aggressions in the workplace. Full story - New Law Journal
Today's Highlighted Video Story: As the fighting goes on in the disputed Nagorny-Karabakh region, RT talks to mothers whose sons have gone into battle, from both the Armenian and Azerbaijani sides of the conflict.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • PCA tribunal finds #India in breach of treaty in Vodafone tax dispute
  • One of the oldest #Italian jeans brands, Rifle, might stop existing as The Tribunal of Florence has declared it officially bankrupt
  • SC justices to continue Hong Kong role - for now | Law Gazette
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig!
  • UK tribunal decision endangers EU settlement regime, appeal court told
  • BPP law student swims 200 lengths of local pool - in a mermaid tail - Legal Cheek
  • #Malta: Controller Or Processor? – Court Of Appeal Confirms Tribunal's Decision On Data Processing Roles
  • 'It isn't a tick-box': young BLM activists on Black History Month in UK schools: Young people energised by a year of protest want changes to the way black history is taught
  • As coronavirus has spread around the world, people of Asian heritage have reported facing greater hostility. But fashion influencer Bryanboy said he was shocked to find "racist" images on the walls of a Stockholm #Sweden restaurant
  • #Australia's government says it is in talks with several nations about quarantine-free travel, but warns that Europe and the US will not be on the list
  • Nicola Sturgeon says Alex Salmond may be angry with her because she refused to "collude" to make sexual misconduct allegations against him "go away"
  • Covid rules: Merseyside to face strictest new lockdown measures
  • Legal Cheek Podcast: How to become a confident public speaker - Legal Cheek
  • Why Do You Need a Lawyer After A Car Accident? For One, They Can Triple Your Money
  • Court of Appeal backs claimant to receive £800k accommodation costs | Law Gazette
  • Legal union furious over decision to allow lawyer convicted of indecent act with children to continue practising #NewZealand
  • Ultra-right-wing UK Home secretary's 'dangerous' rhetoric 'putting lawyers at risk'
  • Linklaters to combine legal advice with diversity training | Law Gazette 
  • Border Patrol Agents Seize Over a Half Million in Illegal Narcotics Over the Weekend #US
  • Tribunal fines solicitor convicted of sexually assaulting 18-year-old woman at taxi rank - Legal Cheek
  • At least 40 people armed with metal bars and fireworks have attacked a #French police station to the south of Paris, according to officials
  • Covid-19 virus 'survives on some surfaces for 28 days'
  • #Hungary's university reform is illegal, EU top court says
  • Suspension for solicitor whose firm held £213k in unpaid disbursements | Law Gazette
  • Leytonstone GP who performed illegal circumcision fined
  • Neath Port Talbot Council has taken part in a multi-agency operation to tackle illegal waste carriers
  • Second national lockdown possible, says top UK scientist
  • Bournemouth man fined for hosting illegal party in Manor Road
  • Otter killed in illegal crayfish net in Dalry
  • Black LinkedIn Is Thriving. Does LinkedIn Have a Problem With That? 
  • Best of the blogs - 10 October 2020 | Law Gazette
  • Decoy turtle eggs put in nests to track illegal trade in #CostaRica
  • Revealed: the squalor inside ex-MoD camps being used to house refugees - Human rights groups demand action over the ‘unsanitary and unsuitable’ former barracks converted by the Home Office
  • Spain becomes cannabis hub as criminals fill tourism void - With high profit margins and low risk of long jail time, Catalonia is now the marijuana capital of Europe, police warn
  • Former Islington mayor quits Keir Starmer led Labour party over racism: Rakhia Ismail resigns saying she was marginalised in a ‘system that allows white men to have what they want’
  • RSPB calls for new laws on game bird shooting 
  • New Direction and guidance on job retention bonus rules (UK)
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig!
  • UK modern slavery reporting rules to be strengthened with public bodies included 
  • European countries can't collect everyone's Internet traffic and location data all the time
  • Frontline UK Employment Law Update Edition 7 2020 - Case updates 
  • Europe's top court confirms no mass surveillance without limits
  • Insurers expect few clashes between EU and UK over capital rules 
  • Centre appoints Justice (retd) SS Saron chief commissioner of gurdwara elections #India
  • Former attorneys general: Criminal justice reform vital to slow spread of COVID-19 #US
  • How The America's Racial Justice Protests Have Affected A Port City Across The Ocean #US
  • #Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has held an unexpected meeting with political opponents in the jail where they are currently detained 
  • Naomi Long refuses to pre-empt Policing Board decision on Gerry Kelly's Maze escape tweet