1st January - Law News

Edition 3292: LawNewsIndex is a UK based topical legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011.   


Wishing a happy, healthy and safe 2021 to all readers of LawNewsIndex.

 Today's Highlighted Video Story: From 1st January, more than a million people in Australia face a cut to their income as JobSeeker payments are reduced. The government insists there will still be a safety net for the vulnerable, but recipients warn scaling back welfare benefits will push them into poverty.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Brexit: To avoid a hard border, Gibraltar will join the EU's Schengen zone and follow other EU rules, while remaining part of the UK 
  • #India's Assam state converts state-run Islamic schools into regular schools - Minister from Hindu nationalist BJP says schools should be producing Muslim professional workers, rather than future imams 
  • #Swiss Court Rejects Sun Yang's Case To Remove CAS Judge
  • #HongKong activist Jimmy Lai returned to jail until at least February - Court grants prosecutors’ request to appeal against bail order on media mogul
  • UK impact Of Border Closures On Construction Contracts
  • Ticketmaster has paid a $10m (£7.3m) criminal fine for "intrusions into competitors' computer systems", the US Department of Justice has confirmed
  • UK Government Launches Tender For £25M Aerospace Legal Panel 
  • UK braced for changes as it cuts ties to EU at 11pm tonight - almost a year after officially leaving the 27-nation bloc 
  • AG Mandelblit Assembled Secret Forum of Jurists to Help Decide Netanyahu's Prosecution #Israel 
  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe-owned hotel chain fined over minimum wage - Ineos founder’s boutique Home Grown Hotels joins Tesco and Pizza Hut on list of 139 ‘rogue employers’
  • Cordella Bart-Stewart, founder of the Black Solicitors Network, is among the solicitors to feature in the New Year Honours List 2021 published today | Law Gazette
  • Tesco, Pizza Hut and Superdrug in minimum wage fail
  • People tempted to attend a New Year's Eve party on Brighton seafront have been warned by police to stay away
  • Covid rule-breakers 'have blood on their hands'
  • China amends criminal laws in latest anti-doping measure antial' cannabis farm found in loft with hole linking two houses
  • Externalizing Migration Management through Soft Law- The Case of the Memorandum of Understanding between Libya and Italy.docx | Martino Reviglio
  • Judge rules AG Cameron can intervene in lawsuit alleging mismanagement of pension funds #US
  • People should avoid New Year's Eve celebrations because "Covid loves a crowd", officials warned as millions entered the toughest restrictions tier
  • Judge Joyce Warren's 44-year legal career began with a suggestion from her boyfriend - the pioneer Arkansas jurist is now set for exit; 1st Black woman judge to retire #US 
  • #Russia Frees Two Associates Of Navalny's Lawyer After Week In Jail 
  • Prominent #Moroccan historian and human rights activist arrested in Rabat - Maati Monjib, who has been targeted by authorities using Israeli spyware, is accused of money laundering
  • UK lawyers warn they face regulatory 'patchwork' despite Brexit deal 
  • Allahabad High Court on Tuesday ordered an inquiry into the assault on a government lawyer by police in Etah in Uttar Pradesh and directed the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) of the district to submit a report #India
  • The convicted assassin of former #Israel prime minister Yitzhak Rabin has hired a prominent defense lawyer as part of his efforts to be released from prison
  • A #Chinese court has sentenced a former lawyer who reported on the early stage of the coronavirus outbreak to four years in prison on charges of “picking fights and provoking trouble."
  • The New #Italian Legal Framework For Non-Italian Sports Agents
  • Why Is ‘Scabby the Rat’ a Legal Dilemma?
  • Diversity is still a problem in the legal sector
  • Kurian Joseph says independence of #India judiciary under threat, never seen India’s Bar so divided 
  • Abu Dhabi judiciary discusses implementation of legal amendments to decriminalise non-sufficient fund cheques #UAE
  • Beijing is breaching #HongKong's final line of defense: its judiciary