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8th November - Law News

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Today's Highlighted Video Story: Joe Biden is now projected to have 290 Electoral College votes, the Associated Press (AP) news agency said on Saturday, above the threshold needed to clinch the hard-fought United States presidential election. The president-elect was projected to have surpassed the 270 electoral vote threshold after the AP called Pennsylvania in his favour. Shortly after that, AP also called Nevada for Biden.




Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Report recommends fee guidelines to bring down cost of litigation - Irish Legal News https://t.co/gfRtph7vg0 
  • Greater flexibility of working achieved during the pandemic could enhance access to the profession for disabled lawyers, a survey of more than 100 disabled lawyers has found | NLJ https://t.co/umgLCU973F
  • Stop-and-search plans risk 'perpetually criminalising' people, say UK rights groups - Letter to home secretary says widening police powers increases racial disparities https://t.co/6Jd70vL2sT 
  • Mr Justice Woulfe finally meets Chief Justice over golfgate - Irish Legal News https://t.co/Mm4V6rHvNi
  • A man has been fined £10,000 after about 60 people turned up at a party in a two-bedroom flat in Manchester https://t.co/pTJLLp7FkB
  • Legal aid services are on the brink of collapse, CILEx (the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) has warned | NLJ https://t.co/zGLPQOqymC 
  • Supreme Court: High Court and Court of Appeal overturned in catastrophic injuries at birth case - Irish Legal News https://t.co/FDqnBGszX9
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! https://t.co/sm6MLbzuOg
  • The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett, has called for ‘realistic’ funding for the courts and tribunals, in his annual report | NLJ https://t.co/44EtEMYcT3
  • Lockdown II: Law firm offices allowed to open and clients can visit | Law Gazette https://t.co/tH8bUQlORI
  • The criminal and civil courts will stay open through the second lockdown, the government has said | NLJ https://t.co/dJxKgldVmH
  • The shrinking pool of family experts could be addressed by providing clinical and social work professionals with online training courses, paying judges to provide training and amending legal aid guidance on payment provision | NLJ https://t.co/J0osV80OjQ 
  • White male barristers earn more – even within same practice area | Law Gazette https://t.co/wShFdty0b3 
  • Five law firms and recruitment firm Rare have launched an initiative to give black and ethnic minority candidates the same opportunities as their white counterparts when competing for roles | NLJ https://t.co/70Vce3S1es 
  • Cherie Blair QC has received a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Inspirational Women in Law Awards | NLJ https://t.co/4SDiqC4swE
  • Solicitor called dishonest by judge over inflated costs is struck off | Law Gazette https://t.co/KxhesWigyH 
  • The Supreme Court has clarified the illegality defence, in a landmark case: The court unanimously dismissed Ecila Henderson’s appeal, confirming the illegality defence applied, in Henderson v Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust | NLJ https://t.co/W8cj3WYYhp
  • The charity behind the London Legal Walk is making a direct appeal to lawyers for help during London Legal Giving Week, 24 November-1 December | NLJ https://t.co/VB9HXSwgNK
  • IBA 2020: Lawyers will become more like Uber drivers, panel predicts | Law Gazette https://t.co/IKmOVy16hH 
  • #US Federal Election Commission official: "There really has been no evidence of fraud" https://t.co/x3yqXoqv7a
  • Joe Biden has won the race to become the next #US president, defeating Donald Trump following a cliff-hanger vote count after Tuesday's election. Lawsuits related to personal business matters is expected to follow Trump once out of office https://t.co/ljlNVUYWlK
  • #Indian actor and model Milind Soman has been charged by police after he shared a naked picture of himself on Instagram https://t.co/zZrrL64e1m 
  • Freshfields' first female senior partner overwhelmed by support | Law Gazette https://t.co/Dks9LlYqcK 
  • Expect no relaxation in AML regime, solicitors warned | Law Gazette https://t.co/ygS27GhFDt 
  • Insurers face costs bill for Swift v Carpenter fight | Law Gazette https://t.co/iPxgXhaIzE 
  • Lawyers and insurers extend pandemic pact to cooperate | Law Gazette https://t.co/GAFnOeZsjZ 
  • Jobs at risk as Law Society modernises member services | Law Gazette https://t.co/9sx9bjjUNJ 
  • UK bans Denmark visitors over mink Covid-19 fears https://t.co/woa7U4kkw6 
  • 'I was refused a home Covid test after credit check' https://t.co/GwLNywP5PQ
  • Judicial induction training to tackle 'implicit bias' | Law Gazette https://t.co/yoa5y7zRxI 
  • Minority female barristers lowest earners, report finds - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/015K3ej9B2
  • Inverness Justice Centre given ‘Most Considerate Site’ award - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/C0ImrbMdZD 
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! https://t.co/kTCCLt12Vw
  • Lawyers of Tomorrow – Liam McCreath - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/1bkOBWnesU
  • Clyde & Co successfully defends First Group on injury claim - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/gFsPNBpv47
  • Judicial review sought over Sutherland spaceport decision - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/R9VEzwnlsb 
  • Defamation bill passes stage one at Holyrood - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Z6mYH3C9zb 
  • Data Protection Commission finds prison security system in breach of GDPR - Irish Legal News https://t.co/IFFKTe4lgj 
  • Scotland becomes first part of UK to ban smacking https://t.co/DyqLiNgvDS 
  • #US election 2020: How a misleading post went from the fringes to Trump’s Twitter https://t.co/rQoesVBiJa 
  • #Kosovo’s president resigns to face war crimes charges in The Hague - Hashim Tha├ži was guerrilla leader during 1990s war for independence from Serbia https://t.co/jFKqx8hByB 
  • Small law firms are at risk as the pandemic continues to bite. But others are planning for a bright future, using lessons they have learned in lockdown | Law Gazette https://t.co/yWSRSwIbpE
  • Activists hail bill to make violence against LGBT people a hate crime in #Italy https://t.co/cJYxn7zOLf
  • Women lawyers’ forum planning to approach the cyber cell after misogynistic elements disrupt webinar #India https://t.co/Csm3wOJkok