1st October - Law News

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Focus of the Day Law Article:  Lawyers who test positive for Covid-19 can have exemptions from latest regulations imposing a new legal duty to self-isolate, the Ministry of Justice confirmed . Full story - The Law Society Gazette

Today's Highlighted Video Story:  A last-minute political scramble is underway to attract farm workers in time to pick the spring harvest in Australia. The closure of the borders has locked the door on thousands who'd normally do the job, and the government's now grasping for any scheme that could entice Australians to get picking.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Hague court begins long-delayed hearings on Kosovan war crimes - Two former members of KLA appear before judge nine years after prosecutor first appointed #Balkans
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! 
  • Covid student chaos: Paying £30k a year and begging security for food
  • Covid quarantine breakers: 'It was selfish but I don't regret it'
  • Top Intelligence Official Releases Unverified, Previously Rejected Russia Information #US
  • Gateley eyes post-Covid acquisition opportunities | Legal Futures
  • After having weathered high death rates when it resisted a lockdown in the spring, #Sweden now has one of Europe’s lowest rates of daily new cases. Whether that is an aberration remains to be seen
  • Solicitor agrees to leave profession over offensive emails and tweets | Legal Futures
  • A 41-year-old man has failed in a legal bid to force his wealthy parents to continue financially supporting him
  • Review of BSB decision-making will not cover exams furore | Legal Futures 
  • Land commission says reform can support economic recovery
  • New firm aims to ‘disrupt’ Scottish legal scene with technology - Scottish Legal News
  • 'It's not fair': workers outraged that Donald Trump pays less tax than them - President paid almost no federal income tax in 15 years in contrast to hefty contributions from those striving to make ends meet #US
  • UK is looking at processing asylum claims overseas, No 10 suggests: No 10 says it is ‘looking at what other countries do’, in response to question about Australian system 
  • Burges Salmon advises on development of offshore wind in Baltic Sea 
  • Possible miscarriages of justice linked to Post Office scandal identified in Scotland - Scottish Legal News
  • Former employee of non-trading company fails to establish claim against liability insurer - Scottish Legal News
  • Ledingham Chalmers: Business interruption claims – a significant step forward 
  • Students’ wellbeing ignored in the quest to make money
  • People ignoring coronavirus rules by socialising in houses are the reason behind a rise in cases leading to parts of north Wales going into a lockdown, a council leader has claimed 
  • eenage county lines drug dealers posed as key workers during the coronavirus lockdown to evade police, London authority bosses have revealed 
  • Nearly 1,700 domestic abuse crimes reported under new law
  • In what seems like an idea from fascist concentration camps, home secretary Priti Patel looked at idea of sending asylum seekers to South Atlantic: officials were instructed to see if applicants could be processed on isolated St Helena
  • Britain offers EU fishing concession as part of Brexit sweetener 
  • MSPs urged to reject Internal Market Bill
  • MPs will vote later on whether to extend emergency powers given to the government to tackle coronavirus 
  • Coventry University halls partygoers flout rules - Up to 200 people gathered for a party at a university student hall, flouting coronavirus restrictions
  • A government minister has accused BBC News of treating interviews like a "quiz show" after Boris Johnson got local coronavirus restrictions wrong 
  • Ethical challenges posed by climate change | Law Gazette 
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig!
  • CPS inspectors identify 'significant room for improvement' | Law Gazette
  • FCA prepares for Supreme Court in business interruption action | Law Gazette 
  • Gateley profits slip in year of uncertainty | Law Gazette
  • Judge tells lawyers: Stop wasting our time with trivial applications | Law Gazette 
  • Criminal lawyers vote overwhelmingly against extended operating hours
  • Slater and Gordon kicks off ‘aggressive’ growth plan with PI acquisition | Law Gazette
  • Manchester lawyers on alert after positive Covid-19 test | Law Gazette 
  • Ince lays off 50 staff and suspends dividend payments | Law Gazette
  • The Coronavirus Act is an attack on our liberties. MPs must seize this chance to scrap it 
  • Conservatives' assault on the supreme court is a judicial tragedy in the making #US 
  • Deaths from natural causes in English and Welsh prisons 'unacceptably high'