14th January - Law News

Edition 3305: 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: Ugandans vote tomorrow in a presidential election pitting Yoweri Museveni, who's led the country for 35 years, against the challenger, the singer-turned-politician Bobi Wine. The campaign has been marred by violence against opposition candidates. Wine's supporters have been harassed and imprisoned, and many have lost their lives.

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 Focus of the Day Article: The High Court has ruled that a disciplinary tribunal should hear in full a private prosecution brought against current Law Society president David Greene. Lord Justice Popplewell and Mr Justice Garnham, sitting in Davies v Greene, ruled today that the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal’s decision to strike out the case in September 2019 was flawed and should be overturned.  Full story - The Law Society Gazette 

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Welsh police cancel fine for couple visiting care home - Carol and David Richards from Bridgend travelled seven miles to Porthcawl to visit her mother Decima Minhinnick, 94. Decima is the mother of Wales' celebrated poet Robert Minhinnick 
  • Enforcement agents may enter homes via video, court decides | Law Gazette 
  • Gateley weathers lockdown with 9.8% first-half profit rise | Law Gazette 
  • Barrister and accountant link up to start SRA-regulated firm | Law Gazette
  • New measures at international firm to help staff through lockdown | Law Gazette
  • When a trove of 1,500 artworks hoarded by the son of a Nazi-era art dealer was discovered in 2012, an investigation began to find out how many were looted from Jewish owners
  • Robert Rennie: An appreciation - Scottish Legal News 
  • Tributes have been paid to Professor Robert Rennie, who has passed away following a sudden illness - Scottish Legal News
  • Scottish creel fishers succeed in challenging rejection of fisheries proposal by Marine Scotland  - Scottish Legal News
  • Solicitor struck off for 'blatant self-interest' over in-law's property | Law Gazette
  • 'Lonely, socially distanced' new MR is sworn in | Law Gazette
  • Major reform of Mental Health Act will empower individuals to have more control over their treatment and deliver on a key manifesto commitment 
  • Law Society president to face full SDT hearing | Law Gazette
  • Manchester Arena and Parsons Green bombers charged with prison officer attack
  • Covid tests for court users go ahead in 'limited' pilot scheme | Law Gazette
  • New year, new rules: what family lawyers need to know post Brexit - Scottish Legal News
  • Macdonald Henderson named in Times Best Law Firm 2021 guide - Scottish Legal News
  • Bedworth Pokemon player fined for lockdown breach over 14 mile travel
  • Second edition of Evictions in Scotland – out now! - Scottish Legal News
  • Non-legal businesses fill pandemic income gap for Gateley - Legal Futures
  • Law firm recoups 40% of negligence payout from barrister - Legal Futures
  • City dominance of SRA board ends with ABS appointments - Legal Futures
  • SDT "wrong" to strike out prosecution of Law Society president - Legal Futures
  • Covid restrictions around takeaway and click and collect services in Scotland are to tighten
  • Property sector can help re-build UK economy - Scottish Legal News
  • Bruce Willis has admitted to making an "error of judgement" after reportedly being asked to leave a Los Angeles store for refusing to wear a face mask #US
  • A coronavirus vaccine developed by #China's Sinovac has been found to be 50.4% effective in Brazilian clinical trials
  • Sobering new report says world is failing to grasp the extent of threats posed by biodiversity loss and the climate crisis
  • Man who possessed weapons stash for terrorist purposes jailed - Scottish Legal News
  • Italy 'Ndrangheta group: Hundreds of alleged members of #Italy's most powerful mafia group are set to face justice in the country's biggest organised crime trial in decades
  • Drill and rap music on trial - increasingly being used as evidence with courts hearing allegations it incites gang rivalries. But some defence lawyers and academics say it stops defendants - often young black men - getting a fair trial 
  • Lisa Montgomery - the only female inmate on federal death row in the US - has been executed for murder
  • The Margaret Taylor Interview: Fiona McKinnon on the gathering legal aid storm - Scottish Legal News
  • Losing the Right to Have Rights: EU Externalization of Border Control | Martin Lemberg-Pedersen
  • Effective Protection or Effective Combat? EU Border Control and North Africa | Martin Lemberg-Pedersen
  • Joan Bakewell threatens legal action over delays to second Covid vaccine dose
  • English Covid rules have changed 64 times since March, says barrister - Adam Wagner joins calls for clarity on lockdown restrictions and their enforcement by police
  • #Egyptian court acquits women jailed for 'inciting debauchery' on TikTok - Haneen Hossam and Mawada al-Adham win appeal over two-year sentence 
  • Ghislaine Maxwell appeals bail rejection while awaiting trial #US
  • Covid deaths in prisons in England and Wales rise by 50% in a month 
  • NI: First case of Covid-19 in female prisoner population confirmed - Irish Legal News
  • Nial Osborough obituary: #Ireland’s greatest legal historian 
  • Leak from mother and baby homes inquiry 'has undermined confidence' - Irish Legal News 
  • High Court: Full costs awarded to partially successful applicants in judicial review proceedings - Irish Legal News
  • Lawyer in the news: Edward Cooke, Edward Cooke Family Law - Profile | Law Gazette
  • My legal life: Sundeep Bhatia, Beaumonde Law Practice - Profile | Law Gazette
  • NI: Rights watchdog launches judicial review over failure to fund abortion services - Irish Legal News
  • Plans have been announced to overhaul the mental health system - with the aim of making it less discriminatory towards black people
  • Earl of Strathmore admits sex attack at Glamis Castle home 
  • Huawei patent mentions use of Uighur-spotting tech #China 
  • Covid: Three Democratic lawmakers test positive after Capitol riot #US 
  • Customs staff: Vaccinate us to keep trade flowing
  • New York State Bar Association debates whether to strike Rudy Giuliani off - Scottish Legal News 
  • Best of the blogs - 09 January 2021 | Law Gazette