13th October - Law News

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Focus of the Day Legal Article: Scots criminal lawyers who want to address the concerns of their profession have formed a group to promote the interests of new and aspiring practitioners. New Generation Lawyers (NGL) will be campaigning for a sustainable legal aid system, encouraging diversity within the criminal bar and providing a network for lawyers beginning their career in criminal law. Full story - Scottish Legal News
Today's Highlighted Video Story: The Prime Minister has imposed a new coronavirus alert system on England to try to stop the virus spiralling out of control. The 3 Tier system is replacing local lockdowns. Liverpool City Region is the first to be placed under the highest Tier 3 measures, which means the area is “at very high risk”. It means no mixing of households. Pubs and bars will be closed unless they serve what's being called a “substantial meal”. Most of the rest of England will be under Tier 1 restrictions - with medium levels of risk. In these areas current national rules continue, with the Rule of Six and a 10pm curfew for pubs, bars and restaurants.


Saturday Conversations on Law
  • SC justices to continue Hong Kong role - for now | Law Gazette https://t.co/JguHrdcYk
  • #Belarus protests: Police authorised to use lethal weapons https://t.co/kCuTXkmO9
  • Kent Police officer sent 'flirtatious' messages to victim - Det Sgt Jonathan Pearce could be dismissed by Kent Police over the Facebook messages, which included a topless photograph https://t.co/2v5YYdTx4
  • Two misleading ads for mobile games that bear little relation to the actual product have been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) https://t.co/m61xlF9cH3
  • A black man who was led by a rope down a Texas street by two white officers on horseback has sued the city and its police department for $1m (£750,000) https://t.co/814KZ1TMM
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! https://t.co/abqE4U9zZV
  • Ombudsman backs redress extension for all legal services users | Law Gazette https://t.co/qmn8IMEJTw
  • New era of home-working could spell the end for sky-high City lawyer salaries, Big Four legal boss warns - Legal Cheek https://t.co/WogeXUzkAF
  • What are the social distancing rules? https://t.co/UP7IMq5lfR
  • Amy Coney Barrett: Trump nominee testifies in #US Supreme Court hearing https://t.co/g1cbtUugIH
  • How coronavirus has led to a surge in work for employment lawyers - Legal Cheek https://t.co/ASZ0itZdMW
  • Lawyer MPs have stopped lawyering - maybe they should start again | Law Gazette https://t.co/mIwU71vXw
  • New group formed to promote interests of criminal lawyers - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/deCjGN7fjn
  • Covid-19: Judicial review sought over UK government’s failure to disclose details of £3bn worth of contracts - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/yfhKjucCr5
  • Greenpeace fails in petition for judicial review of oil field development decision - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/lMtnj9Su8N Oct 12, 2020
  • Lord Janner inquiry: Alleged victims felt 'fear and shame' https://t.co/90pEkHh2Cq
  • Facebook bans Holocaust denial content https://t.co/51f4ORzVH
  • White & Case ups NQ solicitor pay to £130k - a boost of £25k - Legal Cheek https://t.co/51fdyk8G
  • The UK hospitality industry has said it will take legal action to stop new local lockdown rules that could force pub, clubs and other venues to close https://t.co/yzL6FtNl4
  • Former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie "grabbed" a woman's breasts at a Christmas party and then laughed, the opening of his trial heard https://t.co/YRkoVHvRuz
  • From eSports to influencers: The hot new practice areas law students need to know about - Legal Cheek https://t.co/Xic3nZZCX5
  • Gwent Police officer 'sexual assault' files sent to CPS https://t.co/P0LPiuPO9
  • A farmer who put pieces of metal into baby food in an attempt to blackmail Tesco has been jailed for 14 years https://t.co/IkjbCbIPpZ
  • Supreme Court president: I want a BAME justice within six years - Legal Cheek https://t.co/7i8oQvvn6
  • Do-not-resuscitate order: care home use reviewed https://t.co/mSimVLDha
  • Law Society: Lawyers could face physical attacks following Home Secretary speech - Legal Cheek https://t.co/DdNJ7MGLNZ
  • Daniel Horton admits stabbing Central London Mosque prayer leader https://t.co/hPAWoP5Q2Y 
  • Cardiff University Covid support 'too little too late' https://t.co/XiLpmZNnCv
  • A hot tub party was among a string of gatherings broken up by police over the weekend - Police said officers were called to the party at a property in Retford, Nottinghamshire, in the early hours of Sunday https://t.co/eXtCPDDzzE
  • Shipham football team walks off after 'homophobic insult', a member of Portishead Town FC's A-team was accused of making the comment https://t.co/HHHDy9ZbhI
  • Police have been called to more than 500 incidents of Covid-19 rule breaches in Newcastle in the past two weeks https://t.co/upz4SzuJca
  • A second national lockdown could be introduced in Wales amid rising coronavirus cases, the health minister has suggested https://t.co/jf5OGudOcg
  • The perfect law grad is a 'team player' with 'excellent communication skills', according to research - Legal Cheek https://t.co/3tSAOEJmP
  • #Bangladesh is to introduce the death penalty for rape cases, following days of protests about the country's high level of sexual violence against women https://t.co/LXFccLQdJe
  • Obelisk adds paralegals and junior lawyers to freelance pool - Legal Futures https://t.co/HGA5x9gUcW
  • Law Society "must show it listens to solicitors" about cost of practising - Legal Futures https://t.co/ziRC7p76Bg
  • In-house solicitor wins unfair dismissal claim against insurer - Legal Futures https://t.co/1IrhCVwTVi
  • 'This has to stop': Legal aid lawyers report receiving online threats after vilification by politicians and press - Legal Cheek https://t.co/QjKSQtU5cr
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  • Buckland: united Wales and England 'best for the law' | Law Gazette https://t.co/kaKsT2AW3X 
  • 9 things City lawyers miss about the office - as told by The Office GIFs - Legal Cheek https://t.co/egxTXM3GQR
  • Will the SQE kill the GDL? | Legal Cheek https://t.co/2F0GJME2P4
  • Bangladeshi solicitors shaken by 'lefty lawyers' attack | Law Gazette https://t.co/8Q6iCZzSNb
  • Woman sues over claim mother loved ‘lesbian Nazi’ - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/4OebaHZ1pj
  • Crown Prosecution Service guilty of over 1,500 data breaches in the last year - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/wJFOalLdpS
  • Strathclyde Mediation Clinic holds first virtual AGM - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/HWvuVT3Iz8 
  • The Chagos Archipelago Dispute: Law, Diplomacy and Military Basing https://t.co/8WnVjZpkRi 
  • Far-reaching changes proposed for UK search warrant rules https://t.co/fWaknAqw94 
  • Belly Mujinga: Calls for inquest into alleged 'virus cough attack' death https://t.co/l4Qt7pbT1i 
  • #US President Donald Trump's pick for a Supreme Court vacancy will tell senators that she will judge legal cases impartially "whatever my own preferences might be" https://t.co/g1cbtUugIH 
  • 'Very challenging situation' for Ireland if UK breaches international law https://t.co/K4JVZfKzno