4th October - Law News

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Today's Highlighted Video Story:  Human rights groups say they are increasingly concerned at the number of civilians in northern Mozambique who are being beaten, tortured and beheaded. Government forces have confronted armed groups fighting to create an Islamic state in Cabo Delgado province for the past three years. Both sides are accused of targeting civilians in their battle for control.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • #Ethiopia suspects in killing of musician charged with terrorism - charges filed against four suspects in connection with the killing of popular singer that ignited deadly protests
  • Student accommodation: renters face stress over tenancies in Covid crisis
  • Shadow chancellor calls on ministers to fulfil pledge on money laundering Introduce promised register for foreign owners of UK properties now
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! 
  • BA man who uses a wheelchair said he pulled himself up three flights of stairs to take his driving theory test as the centre had no disabled access
  • With its legal action over this UK bill, the EU is showing it means business
  • RT @CrimeGirI: This is so awful. That poor child.
  • Lancashire police launch murder inquiry after woman and daughter found dead: Dr Saman Mir Sacharvi, 49, and Vian Mangrio, 14, were found dead inside their fire- and smoke-damaged house in Burnley
  • Post Office apologises in false accounting scandal climbdown: Subpostmasters’ appeals now set to be unopposed as chair admits ‘historical failings’
  • Electric scooters: proceed with caution
  • Cleared trainee was ‘inexperienced and overwhelmed’, tribunal finds
  • Lawyers for Backto60 and the two complainants apply to the Supreme Court for permission to bring their case to the highest court in the UK
  • Date set for firm’s Supreme Court showdown with Ryanair
  • 'So old he was losing his hair': survivors urge MPs to end scandal of UK's child brides - A new bill could close loophole allowing under-18s to marry in England and Wales, as charities warn Covid has exacerbated hidden child marriage
  • New UK app records police encounters and saves footage in cloud - Legal Lifelines app intended to provide alternative evidence to police bodycam footage
  • Criminal barristers earning less than minimum wage, Bar Council claims
  • Airbnb blocks #US Halloween bookings over party fears
  • Brierley Hill shootings: Man charged with murders
  • Homeland Security Considered Snooping on Portland Protesters’ Cellphones #US
  • Homeworking putting billable hours under pressure, firms told 
  • Problem-solving court to help families in the Midlands
  • #Russian Journalist Sets Herself on Fire and Dies, Blaming Government
  • Covid-affected law firm office reopens after deep clean
  • Sacked SFO lawyer claims he was victim of 'conspiracy'
  • Law Society alarmed by Covid-19 exemption for lawyers 
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! 
  • Scrutiny on Rose Garden event after Kellyanne Conway and other guests test positive for Covid - At least seven people who attended event for Trump’s supreme court nominee have confirmed they have coronavirus #US
  • MPs call for stricter safeguards for private prosecutions: Committee says legal aid paid out for such cases rose from £360,000 to £12m in five years
  • Local lockdown rules: Check Covid restrictions in your area
  • Best of the blogs - 3 October 2020 | Law Gazette
  • Large parts of northern England are facing tighter coronavirus restrictions after new measures came into force in Liverpool, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and Warrington
  • Faith communities are being invited to take part in a study of the role singing plays in spreading coronavirus
  • Lawyers of Tomorrow – William Rennie
  • Aberdein Considine lawyers named among UK’s finest by Legal 500
  • Roddy Macleod to speak at Private Client Conference 
  • What can and should employees monitor?
  • Cover-up solicitor texted boss to take out compromising note
  • MTM Defence Lawyers sees 10 per cent growth driven by London office
  • Abuse survivors need expert advice before opting for redress scheme
  • BA group of men who ignored local lockdown rules to go rally driving have been hit with penalty fines
  • A family of four were trapped in their burning house after an arsonist "mistakenly" targeted their home 
  • Police are investigating the actions of MP Margaret Ferrier, who travelled from Glasgow to London with Covid-19 symptoms then returned home after testing positive
  • Harvey Weinstein faces six new sexual assault charges #US