9th October - Law News

Edition 3210: 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:  US lawyers need to be wary of conflicts caused by personal relationships, ABA says. New guidance outlines types of relationships that could violate professional conduct rules. Full story - The Global Legal Post

Today's Highlighted Video Story: A fierce political battle is underway over who will replace US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat and when a vote will take place. CNN's Jeffrey Toobin explains how the Supreme Court cases are decided when only eight justices are seated.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Some barristers are earning less than the minimum wage following decades of underfunding and the Treasury has been warned that the justice system is at a “tipping point”
  • FBI busts far-right militia 'plot' to abduct Michigan's Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer
  • Five police officers are facing an investigation over the stop and search of British athlete Bianca Williams and her partner in west London
  • The elder brother of the Manchester Arena suicide bomber has refused to say why he is not co-operating with the public inquiry into the atrocity
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! 
  • Brown Rudnick's London head of arbitration joins Beirut's Alem & Associates
  • Advocate Sudhir Mishra called to No 5 Barristers'' Chambers, London as Door tenant 
  • Scottish experts call for rape complainer anonymity law - Academic says current regime and ‘gentleman’s agreement’ not enough in social media age
  • East Lancashire legal firm buys up well-known Accrington practice
  • Holocaust survivor's daughter sues historian over claim of lesbian liaison with Nazi guard - Warwick University academic ‘broke German court ruling that protected dead woman’s reputation’
  • Global law firm White &Case is to increase the salary of its newly qualified solicitors as part of its commitment to the future of its employees
  • As a prison officer, I'm afraid of what Covid restrictions are doing to inmates
  • Arkansas solicitor general defends pharmacy law before US Supreme Court #US
  • West Lothian taxi driver loses appeal against suspension of licence until 2022 - Scottish Legal News
  • Lord Neuberger warns of slippery slope towards tyranny - Scottish Legal News
  • MPs from the Midlands and northern England are calling for more detail of possible plans to close restaurants and pubs in areas worst-hit by coronavirus
  • Scottish government calls for Internal Market bill to be abandoned - Scottish Legal News
  • Human Rights Watch accuses NYPD of planning assault on protesters in the Bronx #US
  • Why human rights should guide responses to the global pandemic
  • Government to review Human Rights Act | Law Gazette
  • #Italian women take legal action over foetus graves marked with mothers' names - More than 100 women launch action as activists say practice is serious violation of human rights and privacy
  • The transmission of coronavirus in pubs and restaurants is an "ongoing concern", Public Health Wales has said
  • Students push again for fee refund after lockdown ‘failures’ | Law Gazette
  • Nearly 40 nations criticize #China's human rights policies
  • Businesses urged to avoid post-pandemic legal battles | Law Gazette
  • Race equality and inclusion in law firms "totally achievable" - Legal Futures
  • Disability hate crime: Only four charges in Wales in a year
  • On the last day of September, #India woke up to the disturbing news that authorities had forcibly cremated the body of a 19-year-old Dalit (formerly untouchable) woman who had alleged gang rape and died a day earlier
  • New coronavirus restrictions will "sound the death knell" for some of Scotland's hospitality business, industry leaders have warned
  • ‘Bitter and destructive’ dispute between barrister and chambers put on hold | Law Gazette 
  • Limit on Law Society council terms “essential for diversity” - Legal Futures
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig!
  • Mental health: Charity begins major study of lawyer wellbeing | Law Gazette 
  • Women with darker skin are more than twice as likely to be told their photos fail UK passport rules when they submit them online than lighter-skinned men, according to a BBC investigation
  • Employee ownership move like “rocket fuel”, says firm - Legal Futures
  • Understanding the fight over trans rights — part 1
  • Facebook bans Cornwall therapist's 'sexual' nipple tattoo ads
  • Up to £258m self-employment grants 'error or fraud'
  • Freeths lays off 19 lawyers at end of redundancy talks | Law Gazette
  • Freeths lays off 19 lawyers at end of redundancy talks | Law Gazette
  • Unexplained wealth order victory 'step in the right direction' | Law Gazette
  • Benjamin Bestgen: Power and public discourse (Free Speech III) - Scottish Legal News
  • Just Employment Law raises £5,300 for Pancreatic Cancer Action Scotland - Scottish Legal News
  • Pakistani lawyer Hina Jilani wins Stockholm Human Rights Award - Scottish Legal News
  • Oxfordshire solicitor runs two London Marathons for charity 
  • If you’re involved in a Personal Injury claim, the third-party insurers may also take a rather unwelcome interest in your Social media content - Scottish Legal News
  • Scottish directors need to act now to avoid business closures says leading lawyer - Scottish Legal News 
  • Brexit strategy risks UK 'dictatorship', says ex-president of supreme court: Lord Neuberger condemns internal market bill for exempting some of its powers from legal challenge
  • Report finds ‘many accounts’ of bullying and unwanted sexual advances at ICC - Scottish Legal News
  • Former police officer Derek Chauvin, George Floyd's murder suspect released from jail on $1m bail #US