12th January - Law News

Edition 3303: 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: The Indonesian navy has released footage of divers searching through the wreckage of a passenger plane which crashed into the sea at the weekend as the hunt for its black boxes resumes. Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 left Jakarta with 62 people on board, but vanished from the radar on its way to Borneo island on Saturday. Search teams have found aircraft parts and human remains and believe they know where the black boxes are located.

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 Focus of the Day Article: Solicitors in West Lothian will move to adjourn future trial diets as concern over the safety of courts in Scotland grows.The Faculty of West Lothian Solicitors has endorsed the response of the Glasgow Bar Association to the Lord President, Lord Carloway, who this week said failure to comply with court safety rules may constitute contempt of court. Full story - Scottish Legal News 

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Baker McKenzie appoints new global COO - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/VirwGMIVGM
  • Survey on Arbitration Law in #India 2020 | Bar & Bench https://t.co/pTGNvaBAOA
  • Armed protests being planned at all 50 state capitols, FBI bulletin says #US https://t.co/1OaZNEVVET
  • Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani being investigated by New York State Bar Association #US https://t.co/nLLxshnqiD
  • Nottingham Law School defends decision to keep closed-book LPC exams during lockdown - Legal Cheek https://t.co/ktahGyvbH
  • Nick Scott re-elected to serve second term as Brodies’ managing partner - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/GaP2JV9QN2
  • Consent Laws in the #US: Age, Assault and Statutory Rape | Lawyer Herald https://t.co/OfIyxZ1nHF
  • Covid-19: Majority of summary trials to be adjourned - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/5pGfJ8Nou
  • Van living and alternative legal lifestyles - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/nCzKcyVxAi
  • Innovating an outdated criminal justice system - Legal Futures https://t.co/0iFA5HyMve
  • How Kerala High Court’s prompt intervention ensured a convict tortured by prison officials received immediate medical attention #India | Bar & Bench https://t.co/KRvOoBqY
  • Non-fatal strangulation set to become criminal offence in UK | https://t.co/4s8iZFNRtr
  • Lawyers put in 20 extra work days when working from home - Legal Cheek https://t.co/cUZyPEdGP
  • Law Society to investigate historical links with slave trade - Legal Futures https://t.co/INWAHHfyfn
  • Trump National in Bedminster has been stripped of the US PGA Championship in 2022 as its organisers felt using the course as host would be "detrimental" https://t.co/ngDmChVENL
  • Morrisons to ban inconsiderate shoppers who refuse to wear face masks https://t.co/XwD8l3LHHM
  • Supermarket staff: "People did take the first lockdown a lot more seriously - in this lockdown we're lucky if people are wearing masks." https://t.co/gn9WvIbE8d
  • Reading stabbings: Khairi Saadallah who stabbed three men to death in a Reading park has been handed a whole-life jail term https://t.co/SmNmdjiJLN
  • COVID attack on UCL law student racially motivated, court finds - Legal Cheek https://t.co/zzkqmL3VI
  • Solicitor used disbursement cash to keep firm afloat - Legal Futures https://t.co/6fhnidfQPs
  • Life as a private equity lawyer - Legal Cheek https://t.co/mnpwHSECXO
  • Tribunal finds law firm unfairly dismissed paralegal - Legal Futures https://t.co/Ox6ICntF6a
  • SmartDot radiation-protection phone stickers 'have no effect' https://t.co/hgSDOkJBUY 
  • English High Court rules GCHQ general warrants require sufficient specificity - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/HcUV1xZqHp 
  • Whiplash reforms delayed AGAIN - but only for a month this time - Legal Futures https://t.co/Hn5lkIRdCp 
  • NewLaw firm teams up with Queen Mary Uni to launch postgrad work experience programme - Legal Cheek https://t.co/p3njZKxDh
  • 6 Reasons so Many Spiritual People Have Been Fooled by Qanon https://t.co/urHOjzowoi
  • Article 3 psychiatric cases: history and latest developments (Part 2) — Ruby Peacock - UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/ZeVIIl1dgQ
  • The Idiocy of Covid Denial: The truth behind videos of 'empty' hospitals https://t.co/myzuAxS0Rw
  • A Lesser Evil? The European Agenda on Migration and the Use of Aid Funding for Migration Control (forthcoming 2017, Irish Yearbook of International Law) | Daria Davitti https://t.co/MhdyUmmnTT
  • Former AZB lawyer joins Dhir & Dhir, Vaish lawyers as Partner at Imperial Law Offices #India | Bar & Bench https://t.co/HvEVpRIAu
  • Parler social network, which had provided a platform to far-right white supremacists since its inception, drops offline after Amazon pulls support https://t.co/KPC9rEyj5
  • 'Most dangerous time' of the pandemic, says Prof Whitty https://t.co/wzd9pzkvVr
  • Article 3 psychiatric cases: history and latest developments (Part 1) - Ruby Peacock - UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/weAq0G0aE
  • Covid has undermined UK's chronically under-funded justice system https://t.co/uiAZUFSS52 
  • From lawyer to author: The legal books that hit shelves in 2020 - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/PeFlhfC5Cm
  • Perceptions on LGBTQI+ inclusion efforts differ depending on sexual orientation - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/jZpHjFWQn3
  • Covid leading to four-year waits for England and Wales court trials https://t.co/2jA0yzyRm
  • A Young Law-Firm Partner (Male) - veryday experiences in the life of a young lawyer hoping to find humour in the bizarre and sense in the chaos #India | Bar & Bench https://t.co/81GGiShHmb 
  • The Weekly Round-Up: Lockdown Again (Again) - UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/yq5yYQWxhJ
  • Can You Ever Get Off the Sex Offender Registry? #US | Lawyer Herald https://t.co/MwnO3HZwR
  • Allahabad HC imposes costs of Rs 9,000 on lawyer for ‘not permitting court to function’, later recalls order on request by Bar President #India | Bar & Bench https://t.co/UeV4y5YhZa
  • Do the litigation and class action recommendations go far enough? #Australia - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/YjWXEr4a0N
  • What Happens When Soccer Players Get in Trouble for Tax Fraud? | Lawyer Herald https://t.co/cIzyebMNG
  • My life in law: Sally Davies on rising through the ranks to make Mayer Brown’s first female London managing partner - Legal Cheek https://t.co/ku8bBEkz1V
  • Role of the Bar Council of #India as a regulator: Untenable with the real vision of legal education? | Bar & Bench https://t.co/PvP2la8R6G
  • Important changes to DAC6 regime in the UK https://t.co/F951A91FYu
  • Google's plan to replace tracking cookies goes under UK antitrust probe https://t.co/KeiAquwrp2 
  • Police officer crushed in doorway by rioters during #US Capitol breach – video https://t.co/RLFFpq2Ii5 
  • #NewZealand's central bank says its systems have been hacked https://t.co/MbE54qIrW6
  • Kevin Lane publishes book in hope of overturning murder conviction - 53-year-old sentenced to life for 1994 murder of Robert Magill but hopes to shed more light on his case https://t.co/sXFQUEZjmo