2nd October - Law News

Edition 3203: 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 Law Article:  UK law firms optimistic about business outlook even amid Covid-19 uncertainty, survey finds. Four out of five firms confident about the year ahead, according to Smith & Williamson report. Full story - The Global Legal Post

Today's Highlighted Video Story:  Is China still persecuting its Uyghur Muslim minority? The government says the centres it calls “Vocational Training Centres”, which campaigners alleged were for detention and forced assimilation, have now closed. But new evidence suggests that large scale detention facilities are still being built.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Jury trials to resume for criminal and civil cases in Maryland #US
  • Employment tribunal asked to consider case of former employee at Lancashire-based electronics firm Falconex who was “forced to work” while on furlough
  • C$1m cash and guns seized in police raid on 'illegal casino' at mansion #Canada
  • In a move to suppress voters, the Republican Texas governor cuts back on voting locations weeks before election #US
  • How can I protect my screenplay from theft? Ask the lawyer
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! 
  • SNP MP Margaret Ferrier's Covid Parliament trip 'indefensible'
  • Winners of Latin Lawyer’s 2019 Deal of the Year Awards announced
  • Law firm Johnson Hana targets the US and UK following €3.5m funding
  • Three prison officers accused of racial assault worked on 'most violent wing of the prison'
  • The death of a second Dalit woman in a few days after an alleged gang rape has shocked and angered #India - The 22-year-old was dragged into a vehicle after going to apply for admission at a local school and raped
  • A #Japanese man has pleaded guilty to murdering nine people after contacting them on Twitter, in a high-profile case that has shocked the country
  • MBM Commercial announces promotions and appointments - Scottish Legal News
  • EU launches infringement proceedings against UK over Brexit deal - Scottish Legal News
  • Son of Lockerbie bomber succeeds in obtaining order allowing appeal against father’s conviction - Scottish Legal News
  • Geoffrey Rush defamation barrister joins coveted rank of silks #Australia
  • Sentencing Policy Review consultation responses, Northern Ireland
  • A 19-year-old woman has begun a campaign to ban all unpaid work trials after she worked a five-hour shift in a restaurant and didn't get paid
  • The rolls used in Subway's hot sandwiches contain too much sugar to be considered bread, according to #Ireland's Supreme Court
  • Law firm Rollits is expanding its employment team with a new solicitor who will work across its offices in York and Hull. Lucy Trynka, who joined Rollits in September 2018, has completed her Period of Recognised Training
  • Comyn Kelleher Tobin appoints partner and two solicitors - Irish Legal News 
  • Lady Hale to deliver lecture on ‘communication and transparency’ in UK Supreme Court - Scottish Legal News 
  • The government is to push ahead with a new "three-tier" approach to coronavirus restrictions in local areas of England
  • #Australian man Stipe Lozina jailed for Islamophobic attack on pregnant woman Rana Elasmar 
  • Brexit: EU starts legal action against UK over Brexit deal
  • Stricter Covid rules in Liverpool, Warrington, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough 
  • Elias decision shows judiciary is willing to address racism when granting equitable remedies - Judge finds landlord’s perception of Black restaurateur tenants “stereotypical” #Canada
  • MoJ: "Time has come" to mandate online probate applications - Legal Futures 
  • Glasgow City Council seeking court interdict to ban short-term let flat - Scottish Legal News 
  • LSB issues wide-ranging list of weaknesses in legal market - Legal Futures 
  • Is the New Deal for Consumers the next GDPR? - Scottish Legal News
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig!
  • No sanction for trainee who billed "in anticipation" of doing work - Legal Futures
  • #US soccer team San Diego Loyal forfeit match after alleged #homophobic comment made by opposition player, thereby forfeiting their chance of making it to the playoffs
  • Coronavirus: What are the rules for face masks or face coverings?
  • Lawyers of Tomorrow – Derek Gardiner - Scottish Legal News
  • Penally asylum seekers criticise military camp housing
  • Asylum seekers could be processed on old ferries
  • New social security legislation passed by Scottish Parliament - Scottish Legal News
  • Government considered shipping asylum seekers over 4,000 miles away - Scottish Legal News
  • Law clinics club together to launch online video training platform for law students - Scottish Legal News
  • Convicted solicitor sent almost 500 offensive messages to firm’s staff | Law Gazette 
  • Separated parents from deprived areas going to court in Wales | Law Gazette
  • Court service tackles jump in probate applications | Law Gazette
  • LA police 'ambush': Deonte Lee Murray charged with attempted murder #US
  • Bar sets could move online post-coronavirus, says QC | Law Gazette 
  • Trump campaign ads push baseless Biden earpiece conspiracy #US 
  • Costs ruling opens way for uplift on CoP guideline hourly rates | Law Gazette 
  • Qualified solicitor, 41, loses battle for financial support from parents | Law Gazette
  • Madrid coronavirus: #Spain orders lockdown amid rise in cases