6th January - Law News

Edition 3297: 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: None of the police officers who raided Breonna Taylor’s home wore body cameras, impeding the public from a full understanding of what happened. The Times’s visual investigation team built a 3-D model of the scene and pieced together critical sequences of events to show how poor planning and shoddy police work led to a fatal outcome.

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Focus of the Day Article: Significant concerns have been raised over the Scottish statutory instrument implementing an ostensible increase in legal aid fees proposed by the Scottish government last year. The Glasgow Bar Association said only five of its members supported the package offered by the government and that it had undermined the spirit of its offer to help the defence profession. Full story - Scottish Legal News  

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • No police officer will face charges over the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin - an incident which sparked protests in the #US
  • #US intelligence task force accuses Russia of cyber-hack
  • YouTube has reinstated TalkRadio's channel on its platform hours after saying it had been "terminated" for breaking the tech firm's rules
  • All but one of 25 high courts now have regular chief justice #India
  • An order for people in Northern Ireland to stay at home - to stop the spread of Covid-19 - will become legally enforceable from Friday
  • Top lawyer Iain Smith calls for drug use to be decriminalised to solve deaths crisis
  • Justice Mohd Rafiq takes oath as chief justice of Madhya Pradesh high court #India
  • Lord President calls on court users to follow protective measures - Scottish Legal News
  • Reality of Scottish government’s legal aid offer laid bare - Scottish Legal News
  • Building contractor successfully enforces adjudicator’s decision in school extension dispute - Scottish Legal News
  • Manhattan Bicycle injury lawyer Glenn Herman Discusses Legal Issues Surrounding Winter Cycling Crashes in New York City #US
  • Trump Campaign Settles With Artist Who Said He Was Assaulted: Rod Webber, a Boston artist with a provocative streak, is to receive $20,000 from the campaign, which admitted no wrongdoing #US
  • Teens who terrorised Merseyside and faced justice in 2020
  • TalkRadio: YouTube kicks channel off its platform - speculation is that it relates to its rules on Covid-19-related misinformation
  • Internet providers are under pressure to do more to help low-income families afford data packages for their children to take part in remote learning
  • Naked fugitive rescued from mangroves by #Australian fishermen
  • Tui and Thomas Cook cancel holiday bookings in lockdown
  • The Cabinet Secretary, with the approval of the Prime Minister, has appointed Antonia Romeo as the new Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Justice
  • Man With Extremist Right-Wing Views Is Sought in Bomb Hoax #US
  • EastEnders: Lucas Johnson return is 'a stretch' claims legal expert
  • Why making MSPs a legal requirement is counter-productive #India
  • Surveillance and censorship bolster Beijing’s uncompromising grip on power. But in the #China’s cities and streets, people have resumed normal lives
  • DHFL bids: Oaktree mulls legal action ‘seeing’ creditors’ ‘bias’ towards Piramal’s offer #India
  • England Covid lockdown likely to be in place until March, Gove warns 
  • A Plan Made to Shield Big Tobacco From Facts Is Now E.P.A. Policy #US
  • A Buckingham Palace catering assistant who stole medals and photographs from the Queen's residence has been jailed
  • #Australian Open quarantine plan faces legal challenge
  • Leader of Proud Boys, a Far-Right Group, Is Arrested as D.C. Braces for Protests #US
  • The reduced sentence and subsequent release of a man convicted of brutally raping a child has raised fresh debate around #SouthKorea's legal system
  • There will be a fresh move later to make non-fatal strangulation a specific criminal offence in England and Wales as the House of Lords debates an amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill
  • Stationery chain Paperchase is on the brink of administration after most of its stores were forced to close over the Christmas period
  • Businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure will receive new grants to help them keep afloat until spring. The grants will be worth up to £9,000 per property, the Treasury says
  • Popular #Nigeria actor, Kanayo Kanayo becomes first lawyer in his community
  • Small claims process finally passed into law for #US copyright infringement victims
  • Bar students and BPP at odds over face-to-face exam this week - Legal Futures
  • Solicitor “fobbed off” staff who wanted employment contracts - Legal Futures
  • Chief Justice Roberts praises federal courts IT staff as 'unsung heroes' in annual judiciary report #US
  • The UK "cannot duck" tackling inequalities of health, ethnicity, education and jobs post-Covid, a major review has warned
  • Solicitor "took advantage" of daughter-in-law over flat purchase - Legal Futures
  • Research lays bare gender disparities in publicly funded advocacy - Legal Futures
  • LHC CJ lays foundation stone for new judicial complex Muzaffargarh #Pakistan
  • US Senate does not act on Maria Cenzon court nomination; sent back to President Trump #Guam
  • Julian Assange verdict does little to protect press freedom 
  • Julian Assange to seek release from prison after extradition ruling - Legal team for WikiLeaks co-founder expected to refer to Covid risk at Belmarsh prison
  • Refusing to extradite Assange to the US on mental health grounds is humane, but it doesn’t protect future whistleblowers
  • No change in opening as courts face new Covid variant | Law Gazette 
  • LAA extends Covid-19 contingency measures | Law Gazette
  • Former US tech envoy appointed MoJ permanent secretary | Law Gazette 
  • Court grants disclosure request in £650m tax dispute | Law Gazette
  • SRA ordered to pay £27,000 over 'heavy handed' tribunal pursuit | Law Gazette
  • Hope is The Thing With Feathers - Emily Dickinson
  • Christianity's long history in fighting for social justice
  • JR: The ongoing Independent Review of Administrative Law should recommend restoring traditional limits | Law Gazette