17th November - Law News

Edition 3249: 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.   


Focus of the Day Legal Article: Opposition parties at Holyrood are considering attempting to force a no-confidence vote in the Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC. The move comes after the Scottish government refused to publish legal advice given to it by Mr Wolffe on the judicial review of its investigation into complaints against former first minister, Alex Salmond. Scottish Conservative spokesman Murdo Fraser said the situation had “become an absolute farce”. Full story - Scottish Legal News
Today's Highlighted Video Story: The UK has become the first country in Europe to pass 50,000 coronavirus deaths, according to the latest government figures. As of 11 Novemeber, a total of 50,365 people have died within 28 days of a positive Covid test, up 595 in the past 24 hours. The UK is the fifth country to pass 50,000 deaths, coming after the US, Brazil, India and Mexico. 

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • A senior officer at British Transport Police has accepted the force let the public down on the night of the Manchester Arena attack https://t.co/A3zd8Wo25
  • IBA conference: Regulator has major role to play in junior lawyer wellbeing, argues Sheffield Uni law lecturer - Legal Cheek https://t.co/5DdkLsRAU
  • Prof. Vijender Kumar of Maharashtra NLU elected CLAT 2021 Convener #India | Bar & Bench https://t.co/nxulF8elTb
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! https://t.co/0WDA9u3V9
  • From temporary measure to permanent practice: Securing remote workers for the long haul - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/TJDLnuwYq
  • One Nation joins campaign to push back against class action reforms #Australia - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/ki90u2qB8
  • Algorithms Are Automating Fascism. Here’s How We Fight Back https://t.co/jALKH1rDC
  • The Story of How the #Australian Government Screwed Its Most Vulnerable People https://t.co/geO8C5P6a
  • Facebook has taken down a string of racist and misogynistic posts, memes and comments about US Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris after being alerted by the BBC https://t.co/y35AySHsn
  • Bangalore Riots: Karnataka High Court directs police to trace former Mayor Sampath Raj #India | Bar & Bench https://t.co/x2uYXsU4r
  • #Hungary and #Poland have blocked approval of the EU's budget over a clause that ties EU funding with adherence to the rule of law https://t.co/yHntoom7z
  • Hogan Lovells offers fast-track path to TC assessment days with new virtual academy - Legal Cheek https://t.co/ZAqjKh1hx
  • Opposition parties consider vote of no-confidence in Lord Advocate - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/WsU134ZH
  • Plans to reform Supreme Court last gasps of ‘weirdos at No 10’ - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/7NUPcSNQz
  • Man who left firearm outside of gun cabinet fails in appeal against conviction but has fine reduced - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/sMEv31q
  • Covid-19 contracts smell of cronyism – so I'm taking the government to court | Jolyon Maugham https://t.co/1pLQ7pOBK
  • Trans person loses UK legal battle to register as his child's father - Freddy McConnell says he will apply to the European court of human rights to hear the case https://t.co/KktWi5pug
  • British diplomat Stephen Ellison saves drowning Wuhan student in #China https://t.co/ICmRYMPc
  • It is "grossly unfair" that supermarkets can sell greeting cards in lockdown while specialist retailers have to shut their shops, the boss of Clintons cards has said https://t.co/LtRMAV71M
  • [Automatic Arrests] Andhra Pradesh High Court pulls up Police, Magistrate #India | Bar & Bench https://t.co/99DKdBtfhw
  • The rights of grandparents after a family breakdown #Australia - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/UnKMUauMb
  • Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ lawyer husband to leave DLA Piper - Legal Cheek https://t.co/fTHuPuWhW
  • Time for vendor disclosure to replace caveat emptor? - Legal Futures https://t.co/uQKmxVN1
  • The digital play: transforming legal document management - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/B9tkq8OsM
  • Solicitors oppose move to digital signatures for LPAs - Legal Futures https://t.co/d9BDw4J34o
  • [COVID -19] Karnataka High Court cuts short winter break #India | Bar & Bench https://t.co/mJE7j6kJt
  • “Reckless” conveyancer agrees to leave profession - Legal Futures https://t.co/Nin363tTL
  • Women who survived Sutcliffe’s attacks also had to survive institutional sexism - Appalling psychological damage was inflicted on the victims, dismissed by male investigators as ‘unreliable witnesses’ https://t.co/1HjDDbyeN
  • 'I'm seeing an industry disappear': how lockdown is leaving hospitality workers homeless - For thousands working in bars, restaurants and hotels, the future is uncertain https://t.co/WU0cEVxA8
  • Trump campaign abandons part of legal challenge to Pennsylvania election results #US https://t.co/JLKQ85NyL
  • Father faces criminal charge over son's death in migrant boat tragedy - Afghan asylum seeker accused of endangering six-year-old’s life after family tried to reach #Greek island of Samos from Turkey https://t.co/vBStFCCGd
  • Hundreds of Gateley staff sign up to share options - Legal Futures https://t.co/xuHtwo4tW
  • Law firm apologises for handling of allegations against Charlie Elphicke - Reed Smith launched review after former colleague cited ex-Tory MP’s conduct as reason to leave https://t.co/CPDFfMbNP
  • Working from home could lead to more prejudice, report warns https://t.co/cL94QjFxq
  • A major trial of a vaccine to protect against Covid-19 has launched in the UK - the third such trial in the country https://t.co/1Xzm0SeWl
  • The opportunities ahead for the Midlands legal market - Legal Cheek https://t.co/A2FVihVrk
  • 'Middle Temple must strip Boris of his honorary status' - Legal Cheek https://t.co/Wsqi7YdOW
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! https://t.co/z5Z5e2bFN
  • Bernard Collaery on threats to the rule of law #Australia - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/sSb9xoxBt
  • Bangalore Riots: Karnataka High Court directs police to trace former Mayor Sampath Raj #India | Bar & Bench https://t.co/x2uYXsCt
  • Law Society: Reserve vac scheme and TC spots for disabled aspiring lawyers - Legal Cheek https://t.co/ZxPZwGODF
  • Ex-Daily Mail editor who wrote infamous ‘Enemies of the People’ article set to become Boris Johnson’s director of communications - Legal Cheek https://t.co/FEw8634Ln
  • Who are the petitioners seeking contempt of court action against Kunal Kamra? #India | Bar & Bench https://t.co/IqSx6HIvg
  • A&O restarts lawyer salary reviews and increases pay - Legal Cheek https://t.co/g2BW9XyY8o
  • A hotly-contested case about insurance payouts for small businesses who were unable to trade owing to lockdown heads to the Supreme Court on Monday https://t.co/v4qGcIsHGZ