2nd January - Law News

Edition 3293: 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: Shiromani Akali Dal's Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Friday visited the Indian farmers' protest site at Singhu border as the President of the Delhi Gurdwara Management Committee and demanded revocation of the three contentious farm laws from the centre.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • An ex-Facebook lawyer Jessica Hertz is Big Tech's latest tie to the White House. Or is it? #US
  • Rajasthan-Haryana border: Cops use water cannon, tear gas as farmers break through barricades #India 
  • All primary schools in London will remain closed for the start of the new term, the government has confirmed 
  • Lawyer Janet Hood, targeting Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, likens SNP to Nazis in Twitter slur
  • Covid: Illegal New Year party at Essex church broken up - the 500-year-old church was damaged during an illegal New Year's Eve party at the venue
  • Well-known Connecticut Lawyer, John Liquori shot and killed his covid-positive wife, on Christmas Day #US
  • Reuters cameraman detained in Ethiopia has seen no evidence against him, lawyer says 
  • #Uganda: Leading rights lawyer released on bail - Nicholas Opiyo was arrested last week, charged with money laundering
  • Faulks review urged to recommend legislation to curb JR | Law Gazette 
  • Following an investigation by the CMA, two UK-based companies that supply groundworks products to some of the UK’s largest construction firms, Vp plc and M.G.F. (Trench Construction Systems) Ltd, have been fined more than $15.2 million and $5 million 
  • #Russia: Remuneration Payments Increased for Rights to Patentable Objects 
  • New Year's Eve revellers fined by police for breaking UK Covid rules 
  • UK Supreme Court Opens The Floodgates For Mass Consumer Actions 
  • A much-used cycle lane in London that was removed because the local council said it was impeding the flow of motor vehicles has since been blocked by parked cars up to 80% of the time, a study by a campaign group has found
  • Moscow has launched a train carriage on the city metro system that’s dedicated to finding new owners for stray cats and dogs #Russia
  • UK Creating Stricter D&O Insurance Rules
  • Drone users face new rules across Europe and UK 
  • The 3 Biggest Legal Issues Facing #American Entrepreneurs in 2021 
  • Biden legal team asks senators for judicial nomination recommendations #US
  • Holyrood refuses legal consent for UK trade deal with EU 
  • Ex-Bolton and Croatia star Ivan Klasnic gets £3.6m legal pay out from doctors
  • Online auction fees controversy: One operator to publish all charges
  • #Saudi Arabia Is Slowly Killing My Father
  • Critics Say Nashville Police Could Have Done More With Tip About Bomber #US
  • #Argentina Legalizes Abortion, a Milestone in a Conservative Region 
  • How the Police Killed Breonna Taylor #US
  • Adobe Flash Player, the browser plug-in that brought rich animations and interactivity to the early web, has officially reached the end of its life
  • 25 Days That Changed the World: How Covid-19 Slipped #China’s Grasp
  • Vice President Pence asks judge to toss GOP lawmaker's bid to overturn election results #US
  • #Australia changes national anthem to reflect indigenous past and reflect on the brutal effects of colonialism 
  • A new trade border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK began operating at 23:00 GMT on Thursday
  • Tampon tax: government axes VAT on sanitary products - Key campaigner Laura Coryton accuses Tory politicians of trying to turn issue into ‘pro-Brexit thing’ 
  • Police in Essex launch manhunt after pensioner is murdered: Police say they are trying to find Leighton Snook after 83-year-old Donald Ralph was found dead at his home near Colchester 
  • Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson says he will not fight for re-election in May due to an ongoing bribery and witness intimidation investigation 
  • Uncertain new era for the UK as it completes separation from European Union
  • Rights groups on Tuesday demanded that #Palestinian authorities free a woman disc jockey arrested after a dance event at a Muslim religious site near the West Bank city of Jericho 
  • #French Blunders: Controversial Security Law and Shutting Down of Human Rights NGO
  • The father of UK PM Boris Johnson says he is applying for French citizenship now that Britain has severed ties with the EU. Stanley Johnson told France's RTL radio he had always seen himself as French as his mother was born in France 
  • Tamir Rice shooting: justice department investigation ends without charges #US
  • Belfast rugby team's founder accused of sexual assault