22nd November - Law News

Edition 3254: 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.   

Today's Highlighted Video Story: Human rights groups in Peru say there have been cases of police brutality during recent protests. Demonstrations have been taking place since former President Martin Vizcarra was impeached earlier this month. A United Nations human rights mission is now in Peru talking to families of victims and investigating whether human rights were violated. Amnesty International says police fired deadly ammunition and beat protesters unnecessarily. Police deny they used excessive force or shot metal pellets at protesters, but doctors say otherwise.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • England: Criminal justice system being brought ‘to its knees’ - Scottish Legal News
  • Covid-19: Strengthened tier system for England after lockdown
  • PII: Now is the time to act for spring renewals | Law Gazette
  • A consultation on amending the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 has been launched by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government | NLJ
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig!
  • Eversheds Sutherland climate risk report ‘highlights need for change’ - Scottish Legal News
  • Officials ‘blocked access to witness’ in Priti Patel inquiry: Sir Alex Allan made repeated attempts to interview former top Home Office civil servant Sir Philip Rutnam, but was stymied
  • Safety checks that left thousands of people unable to sell their flats after the Grenfell disaster are being eased
  • Not enough black men doing family legal aid, Westminster inquiry hears | Law Gazette
  • Freshfields expands national security practice in Washington - The Global Legal Post
  • Philip Rodney takes the chair at LAR Housing Trust - Scottish Legal News
  • New master of the rolls promises civil justice shake-up | Law Gazette
  • A driver crashed into a house and then carried on driving with the front door in the car's windscreen and roof. The 18-year-old motorist was taken to hospital with head injuries after the crash in Ashworth Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, on Friday night
  • Hogan Lovells and Fieldfisher advise pro bono on food redistribution deal - The Global Legal Post
  • A #Dutch journalist managed to gatecrash a confidential video conference of EU defence ministers. Daniel Verlaan of RTL Nieuws joined the meeting after the Dutch defence minister accidentally posted some of the login details on Twitter
  • Boris Johnson has ordered Tory MPs to "form a square around the prittster" in a steadfast defence of bully Priti Patel as pressure mounts on the Home Secretary after an official report concluded she had sworn and shouted at senior civil servants
  • The government has not done enough to protect gig economy and precarious workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the High Court has held in a landmark judgment | NLJ
  • A car sales business owner says he is taking legal action against Google over a series of fake and damaging reviews
  • The Guardian view on the ‘spy cops’ inquiry: secrets and liars | Editorial - The undercover policing inquiry was on shaky ground before it started, and victims are right to be concerned
  • #Lebanon inmates break doors and die in car crash after jail-break
  • Donald Trump has had a fresh setback in his bid to overturn his loss in the #US election as Michigan lawmakers indicated they would not seek to undo Joe Biden's projected win in the state 
  • Nuremberg Trials remembered 75 years on - Scottish Legal News
  • Greenberg Traurig steps up European expansion with Dutch real estate team hire - The Global Legal Post 
  • Penalties for Enablers of Defeated Tax Avoidance – an ETN & CIOT Webinar - Scottish Legal News
  • Sirimavo Bandaranaike was elected the modern world's first female head of government in 1960 when she became prime minister of #SriLanka, or Ceylon as it was known then.
  • Boris Johnson is facing questions about whether he tried to tone down an independent report which said Home Secretary Priti Patel broke the ministerial code by bullying staff 
  • Claims company takeover talks extended into December | Law Gazette
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig!
  • Clifford Chance's senior partner to lead firmwide sustainability taskforce - The Global Legal Post 
  • The charity, Just for Kids Law (JFKL) is collating examples from barristers of cases involving children affected by the extension to custody time limits in September | NLJ
  • The Law Society of Ireland is to cease issuing practising certificates to members based outside the Republic, in a major blow for solicitors in England and Wales | NLJ
  • An astonishing 40% of separating parents take the issue of their children’s care to the Family Court, a report by the Family Solutions Group (FSG) has found | NLJ
  • Dublin Book Festival to discuss life and work of Kevin Boyle - Irish Legal News
  • Report urges gardaĆ­ to continue crackdown on sex buyers - Irish Legal News
  • UK: Hope prevails as peers rebel against government over Internal Market Bill - Irish Legal News
  • Paltry number of lawyers engage with review into unification of legal professions - Irish Legal News
  • Woman guilty of fake cancer GoFundMe fundraising fraud 
  • NI: Domestic abuse victims to gain greater access to legal aid in family law cases - Irish Legal News