6th February - Law News

Edition 4058: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011.


Focus of the Day Law News/Article: The Supreme Court’s Tate Modern decision restates the law of nuisance to include visual intrusion and could provoke a wave of ‘copycat cases’, lawyers say. Full story - The New Law Journal  
Today's Highlighted Video Story: The first images of Nicola Bulley on the day she went missing while walking her dog have been shared by one of her friends. The 45-year-old was last seen walking next to the River Wyre in St Michael's on Wyre in Lancashire, England.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Family courts in Cardiff, Leeds and Carlisle will open to reporters from this week under measures to increase transparency in the justice system | NLJ 
  • Womble Bond Dickinson and BDB Pitmans abandon merger talks - Legal Cheek 
  • It’s so easy to cheat with technology that even judges are doing it - Everyone uses Wikipedia, but should it really be affecting what happens in court? 
  • City solicitors appointed to High Court bench | Law Gazette
  • A conveyancer from St Albans firm Bretherton Law has been chosen as the lucky winner of a two-week trip to Australia, courtesy of legal tech provider InfoTrack | NLJ 
  • Hill Dickinson’s top earner nets £1m as profits surge | Law Gazette 
  • Slaughters keeps all 47 spring NQ lawyers - Legal Cheek
  • The Supreme Court’s Tate Modern decision restates the law of nuisance to include visual intrusion and could provoke a wave of ‘copycat cases’, lawyers say | NLJ
  • Trade deal ‘could liberalise Korea legal market’ | Law Gazette 
  • Express Solicitors to recruit pupil barristers for first time - Legal Cheek 
  • Lord Kitchin will retire from the Supreme Court in September, at the end of the legal year | NLJ 
  • Stop UK mobile and broadband firms ‘lining their pockets’, urge consumer experts - Companies facing backlash amid warning of mid-contract price rises of up to 17% during cost of living crisis 
  • Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has rejected calls to prevent sharp rises in domestic energy bills for all households in his March budget – meaning millions of users will see costs soar by about 40% from April
  • #Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi released on bail after hunger strike - award-winning director, who was arrested in July, is released from Evin prison in Tehran 
  • Witness comes forward in Nicola Bulley case as police warn against speculation - Police had released CCTV images of a woman pushing a pram near where the dog walker went missing, urging her to get in touch
  • More civil servants in bullying complaints against Dominic Raab than previously thought. Some officials were signed off for ‘extended periods’ while others stayed at work to protect colleagues, says a complaint made by 27 staff at the Ministry of Justice 
  • A sixth police officer involved in the events leading to the arrest of Tyre Nichols has been fired, the Memphis police department has said. An internal police investigation found Preston Hemphill had "violated multiple department policies," 
  • Constance Marten, her partner Mark Gordon, 48 - a convicted sex offender - and their four-week-old baby have been missing for the last month - couple and their newborn baby are believed to be camping in the East Sussex countryside, 
  • SRA continues fight for documents from former solicitor | Law Gazette 
  • The aristocratic Trevelyan family, who owned six sugar plantations in Grenada, will apologise and pay reparations for owning a thousand slaves 
  • With the threat of cybercrime growing ever more critical for law firms, an upcoming panel discussion will offer the opportunity to prepare, plan, and practise responses to cyber-attacks | NLJ
  • Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has fired a government aide who made derogatory remarks about LGBT couples. Masayoshi Arai reportedly said he would not want to live next to, or look at, people in same-sex relationships 
  • The 10 best legal social media users of 2023: Which lawfluencer will win this year’s Legal Cheek Award? - Legal Cheek 
  • Costs ‘earthquake’ as CPR changes reverse claimant protection | Law Gazette 
  • Courts waved through applications by energy firms to forcibly install prepayment meters, according to internal advice from a top magistrate. Old guidelines required careful scrutiny of warrant applications, new advice to courts deems rules disproportionate 
  • Law prof apologises for telling student 'f*ck you' - Legal Cheek 
  • Sunak ‘plans to stop deportation appeals’ for people who reach UK in small boats
  • A waste collection firm in Brighton has been told by lawyers for the Lord of the Rings franchise to change its name. Lord of the Bins collects household, building and office waste across East Sussex and West Sussex 
  • When #Mexican police raided a self-styled Jewish sect, former members hoped it would spell the end of the group, which has been accused of crimes against children.


5th February - Law News

Edition 4057: 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: Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has died at the age of 79, after a long illness. He had been living in self-imposed exile in Dubai since 2016. His tenure was noted for a spat with the chief justice of Pakistan's supreme court

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Brisbane council to review prime pub leases after penalty rates controversy #Australia 
  • Running a tech incubator - the Allen & Overy experience - Legal Futures 
  • Nearly 14,000 #Nigerians take Shell to court over devastating impact of pollution
  • Nicola Bulley: Woman with pram sought in search for missing mum 
  • Royal commissions transformed Britain in the 1960s – we desperately need them now
  • Can a mass shooter demand a good death? The strange case that tested the limits of justice #Spain 
  • Will-writing clients increasingly interested in add-on services - Legal Futures
  • Victorian government to apologise to victims of sexual abuse at state schools later this year #Australia
  • Bill to extend maternity protections passes in House of Commons | Maternity & paternity rights - If bill goes through Lords, firms cannot make women redundant from moment pregnancy disclosed until child is 18 months 
  • Why did Gary Glitter only serve half his prison sentence? 
  • Crypto world opens up opportunities for solicitors, says SRA - Legal Futures 
  • ‘It’s not who we are,’ wails British Gas. Sorry but when you’re using bailiffs to install meters, that’s exactly who you are 
  • Democracy does not always go hand in hand with liberalism – that is the problem 
  • Tesla founder Elon Musk has been cleared of wrongdoing for a tweet in which he said he had "funding secured" to take the electric carmaker back into private ownership #US 
  • #China urged "cool-headed" handling of a dispute over a giant Chinese balloon heading for the eastern US. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken earlier called off a visit to Beijing, saying the "surveillance" balloon's presence was "an irresponsible act" 
  • Dominic Raab should be suspended, says ex-Conservative chairman
  • Fast-growing ABS expands again but this year's focus is on profit - Legal Futures 
  • Associates driving ESG efforts across the profession | Law Gazette 
  • "No sensible reason" for split profession anymore, says leading KC - Legal Futures 
  • Nigerian gas deal would lead to $2bn payday, court hears | Law Gazette 
  • Netanyahu told he must not involve himself in judiciary overhaul - #Israel’s attorney general said to PM it would amount to a conflict of interest over his corruption trial, according to letter 
  • 'Raise legal aid': Wales's message to Westminster | Law Gazette 
  • Guantánamo detainee who was tortured by CIA released to Belize, Al-Qaida courier turned informant Majid Khan to be permanently resettled after being held in US custody for nearly 20 years #US


4th February - Law News

Edition 4056: 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 ultra conservative ruling BJP political party of Narendra Modi, organised a huge protest outside the Aam Aadmi Party's offices in Delhi, demanding Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's resignation over allegations of corruption linked to the now-scrapped liquor sales policy. The BJP has targeted the Chief Minister for questioning the Enforcement Directorate's supplementary charge sheet in the case and said it proved that he was involved in corruption.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Paedophile pop star Gary Glitter freed from prison - Glitter, 78, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was sentenced in 2015 for attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one of having sex with a girl under 13 
  • LiP sending last-minute email had 'good reason' for missing deadline | Law Gazette 
  • UK Athletics wants open category for male and transgender athletes
  • RAC employee convicted of passing accident data to claims companies - Legal Futures 
  • Beware of taking fees in crypto, SRA warns | Law Gazette 
  • Law firms flock to support National Conveyancing Week - Legal Futures 
  • Ex-Slater and Gordon boss discussed 'back channel' to Quindell | Law Gazette 
  • Solicitors may now avoid SDT for significant but inadvertent breaches - Legal Futures 
  • Energy firms told to stop force-fitting prepayment meters 
  • A man who arrived at Windsor Castle armed with a crossbow and told a protection officer "I am here to kill the Queen" has pleaded guilty to a charge under the Treason Act. Jaswant Singh Chail, from Hampshire, was arrested on Christmas Day 2021 
  • Murder trial adjourned for three days 'because heating not working' | Law Gazette
  • #Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has admitted assaulting an ex-girlfriend but avoided a criminal conviction. The 27-year-old's guilty plea in a Canberra court came after his lawyers failed to have the charge dismissed on mental health grounds 
  • Barrister wins nine-year fight to overturn critical tribunal findings - Legal Futures 
  • Court in #Italy rules in favour of children who do not want to see grandparents - An unwelcome and unwanted relationship cannot be imposed, supreme court rules 
  • The government has abandoned plans to house asylum seekers in a Pontins Holiday Park on Merseyside, the local authority has said. Sefton Council and Southport MP Damien Moore had opposed converting the resort in Ainsdale into asylum accommodation 
  • Rate of executions in #Saudi Arabia almost doubles under Mohammed bin Salman
  • Infected blood inquiry: Five things we have learned 
  • Caoilfhionn Gallagher KC appointed special rapporteur on child protection | Irish Legal News 
  • Mystery remains over new home of LawtechUK | Law Gazette 
  • Samantha Geraghty takes reins of P. O’Connor & Son | Irish Legal News 
  • New Glasgow office for Thorntons | Scottish Legal News 
  • Shannon Gawley elected chair of Northern Ireland Young Solicitors’ Association | Irish Legal News 
  • Law firms less fearful of Big Four threat | Law Gazette 
  • Scottish government’s legal aid package not a ‘product of agreement’ | Scottish Legal News 
  • Employee collected 'at least' £338,000 in land tax fraud | Law Gazette 
  • Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s Suzanne Keenan shortlisted for Women in Business award | Irish Legal News 
  • Court of Appeal: Three-month custodial sentence upheld for young woman convicted of gross negligence manslaughter of her baby | Irish Legal News 
  • Former PwC partner denies disclosing Quindell struggles over 'quiet coffee' meeting | Law Gazette 
  • SRA to throw spotlight on incompetence in the profession - Legal Futures