10th January - Law News

Edition 3301: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011.   

 Today's Highlighted Video Story: More pictures are emerging from the moments the United States Capitol was overrun, and they appear to reinforce perceptions that a sparse police force was outnumbered and overwhelmed. At least one officer was killed in the melee.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Peter Murphy joins McInnes Dunne Solicitors as partner - Irish Legal News
  • Court of Appeal: Rapist loses appeal against use of 'recent complaint' evidence in trial - Irish Legal News
  • 'QAnon Shaman' Jake Angeli charged over pro-Trump riots #US
  • Met police officers told they must justify pre-arrest use of handcuffs
  • Surveyors draft plan to free homeowners from fire safety limbo - Rics seeks to end need for EWS1 form stopping resale or remortgaging despite lack of cladding
  • Directors to pay £45k for providing unqualified immigration advice | Law Gazette
  • Police arrest 12 at Clapham Common anti-lockdown protest
  • People are "blatantly" ignoring rules on lockdown restrictions despite repeated warnings, police have said. 100+ cars turned away from Moel Famau on the Flintshire border by Saturday lunchtime, with some driving past "road closed" signs 
  • US firm calls for Trump’s removal from office | Law Gazette
  • Principal who kept firm trading with counsel fees struck off | Law Gazette
  • The Law Society has responded to a consultation on communication offences that was launched by the Law Commission | NLJ
  • Leasehold reforms 'raise more questions than they answer' | Law Gazette
  • The Home Secretary has written a response to the Domestic Abuse Commission and Victims Commissioner regarding support for victims of domestic abuse in light of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown | NLJ
  • Lockdown measures in England need to be stricter to achieve the same impact as the March shutdown, scientists advising the government have said
  • Lawyers to retain European professional voice | Law Gazette
  • A property investment company has offered GP surgeries £5,000 for unused coronavirus vaccine doses. The Hacking Trust's medical division approached surgeries in Bristol and Worthing offering to pay the money to charity "or the staff member directly"
  • Conspiracy theories like QAnon could fuel 'extremist' violence, FBI sayid a year ago and urged social media companies to lessen possible threats with ‘significant’ crackdown on related content
  • Details of amendments to various Family Procedure Rules 2010 Practice Directions consequential to Brexit have been issued | NLJ
  • Lockdown 3: Government extends evictions ban again | Law Gazette 
  • The Housing Law Practitioners Association's open letter to the Secretaries of State for Housing and Justice supporting the re–enacting of measures that were put in place in March 2020 to protect people from losing their homes | NLJ
  • Ashli Babbitt, killed in Capitol riot, was devoted conspiracy theorist #US 
  • McFarlane alarmed by 8am and 4.30pm starts for family hearings | Law Gazette
  • HMRC fines MT Global Limited, who has been handed the ‘largest ever fine issued, £23.8m, for flouting money laundering regulations between July 2017 and December 2019 | NLJ
  • People in England are being told to act like they have got Covid as part of a government advertising campaign aimed at tackling the rise in infections
  • Anglers have hailed the mental health benefits of the sport after it was given the all-clear to continue, despite lockdown
  • The owners of a London gym have been fined for breaching Covid-19 rules by remaining open during lockdown. Police were called to the fitness centre in Stean Street, Hackney, on Friday to reports of a regulation breach
  • The Global Approach to Migration and Mobility | GroJIL, Groningen Journal of International Law
  • CJC recommends ‘modest’ Guideline Hourly Rate rises | Law Gazette 
  • The #US Justice Department has said it would not rule out pursuing President Trump over his possible role in encouraging rioters to storm the US Capitol - Scottish Legal News
  • Robert Burns Humanitarian Award 2021 finalists revealed - Scottish Legal News
  • Divorce rate up as Scotland approaches busiest period for marriage breakup - Scottish Legal News
  • England: Millions of leaseholders to benefit from major property law reform - Scottish Legal News
  • Martin Devine: Commercial property sector weathers the storm - Scottish Legal News
  • English High Court rules South African government does not have immunity from salvage payment action - Irish Legal News
  • NI: First and deputy first minister urged to intervene over Hong Kong arrests - Irish Legal News 
  • McEntee self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19 - Irish Legal News
  • New survey to gauge impact of Covid-19 on personal injuries - Irish Legal News
  • Tributes paid after passing of Professor Nial Osborough - Irish Legal News 
  • Credit card giants Visa, Mastercard and Discover have blocked all payments to Pornhub, after the adult site was accused of being "infested" with child abuse and rape-related videos
  • Google has suspended "free speech" social network Parler from its Play Store over its failure to remove fascist and "egregious content"
  • Davina Saint joins board of NAMA - Irish Legal News 
  • Alex Salmond has accused Nicola Sturgeon of misleading parliament, calling evidence she gave to an inquiry into the handling of sexual harassment claims against him "simply untrue"
  • #US President Donald Trump has been permanently suspended from Twitter "due to the risk of further incitement of violence", the company says Jan 09, 2021
  • #US judge blocks Trump sanctions targeting human rights lawyers