11th November - Law News

Edition 3243: 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 Legal Article:  Law firm Shakespeare Martineau has become the first major business to sign up to a ‘Fair Redundancy Pledge’ to be transparent on their redundancy programmes for this year and beyond. The pledge is the brainchild of solicitor Hannah Strawbridge, founder of employment and HR business Han Law. Full story - Legal Futures
Today's Highlighted Video Story: The Chairman of the Football Association has resigned after he used an offensive racial term during a Commons committee hearing. Greg Clarke, who was speaking to MPs about providing financial support for smaller clubs during the pandemic, claimed it was a term he'd used abroad.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • The head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has, at times, shown he cares more about the impact of abuse on the Church's reputation than on the victims, a report says
  • UK: Profession must act to avoid 'lasting detriment' for young lawyers - Irish Legal News
  • SYLA event: Starting from scratch - first-time buyers - Scottish Legal News 
  • Covid: Mass testing for 67 local areas in England 
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig!
  • Social housing litigation expert Stephen Humphreys joins BTO - Scottish Legal News
  • Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP acquires Edinburgh practice - Scottish Legal News
  • Upper Tribunal rules Glasgow man can represent himself in proceedings against property factor - Scottish Legal News
  • Best of the blogs - 7 November 2020 | Law Gazette
  • NI: Code of conduct for barristers updated - Irish Legal News
  • Litigation lessons from a Pirate of the Caribbean - Scottish Legal News 
  • Innovators wanted for lawtech sandbox | Law Gazette
  • Shadow justice secretary calls for UK pro bono network | Law Gazette 
  • NI: Judicial review to challenge parental approval of compensation payout - Irish Legal News
  • GCSE and A-level exams in Wales cancelled for 2021
  • The European Commission has charged Amazon with abusing its dominant position in online retail to gain an unfair advantage over competitors. It said Amazon had used data on third-party sellers that use its marketplace to boost sales of its own-label goods 
  • UK’s top court could soon have just one woman judge - Scottish Legal News
  • Suspected Covid-19 outbreaks in two Irish prisons - Irish Legal News 
  • IBA 2020: Robots don black cap for lower court judges | Law Gazette 
  • NI: Legal challenge to argue Johnson 'acted in bad faith' on Brexit - Irish Legal News
  • Abuser fails in argument that 'Covid pressure' made conviction unsafe - Legal Futures
  • Judge recuses himself in contempt case against ex-solicitor | Law Gazette
  • 'No one questioned it': teacher's tribunal victory shines light on unfettered academy powers - Herefordshire academy conspired to sack drama teacher for her union activities
  • Rough sex excuse in women's deaths is variation of 'crime of passion' – study: Normalisation of BDSM enabling abusers to justify fatal violence against women, says researcher 
  • Barrister gave court wrong address to “fraudulently” obtain divorce - Legal Futures
  • Womble Bond partners fined over client account failures - Legal Futures
  • Extended operating hours to continue until April | Law Gazette
  • The NHS is ready to start providing the new coronavirus vaccine "as fast as safely possible", Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said
  • The government has suffered a heavy defeat in the House of Lords over its controversial Brexit legislation. The Internal Market Bill contains measures that overrule parts of the UK's Brexit agreement with the EU
  • One in every 17 people who have had Covid-19 could be diagnosed with anxiety, depression or insomnia for the first time, a study of millions of US patient health records suggests 
  • #US attorney general William Barr has allowed prosecutors to probe alleged irregularities in the presidential election, prompting a senior justice department official to quit
  • High Court: Man awarded €231,000 for life-changing injuries in pub assault - Irish Legal News
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig!
  • Call for discrimination on basis of criminal conviction to be banned - Irish Legal News 
  • Reserve training contracts for disabled, says Law Society | Law Gazette
  • My legal life: Bahareh Amani, Hodge Jones & Allen - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Remote evidence could tackle expert shortage in family court | Law Gazette
  • Brexit and UK devolution - Scottish Legal News 
  • Lawyers of Tomorrow – Katie Deans - Scottish Legal News 
  • Lord Hodge: Profession must act to avoid ‘lasting detriment’ for young lawyers - Scottish Legal News
  • Debt Recovery Tribunal Slaps Rs 5 Lakh Penalty on Bank of #India for Compromising Loan Recovery
  • Pinsent Masons advises on landmark Scottish offshore wind project - Scottish Legal News
  • UK set to cut Covid self-isolation to 10 days after Cummings and Whitty row 
  • Former deputy leader of the Ulster Unionist party and member of the House of Lords, Lord Kilclooney, has been called on to apologise after referring to the US vice-president-elect as “the Indian” in a tweet