18th April - Law News

Edition 3400: 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:
Some of Brazil’s biggest media companies have come together to combat COVID-19 misinformation – a lot of which is coming from President Jair Bolsonaro’s office

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • #Poland: Human rights chief ordered out by top court - Scottish Legal News
  • Supreme Court: Final orders made in landmark WRC decision - Irish Legal News
  • LLB student Lucy Mackay wins named GCU’s student of the year - Scottish Legal News
  • Session Cases At 200: The wisdom of the Institutional Writers - Scottish Legal News
  • ‘I’m not the defendant’: the trials of a black barrister 
  • Quis: Tutoring of witnesses - Scottish Legal News
  • #Indian female advocates demand more representation in judiciary 
  • Emergency legislation to allow public hearings of WRC cases - Irish Legal News
  • A judge has criticised solicitors acting in a high-value banking case for not having promptly instructed costs lawyers to assess a $3.7m default costs certificate (DCC) | NLJ
  • New right to welfare, housing and healthcare for prisoners in Lib Dem manifesto - Scottish Legal News
  • The House of Commons Library has published a briefing on pension schemes for judges | NLJ
  • Widow of Pat Finucane granted leave for new judicial review - Irish Legal News
  • The Law Society has commented on the National Security and Investment Bill (the Bill) in a Parliamentary Briefing | NLJ
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn team advised on deals worth £7.1 billion in 2020 - Scottish Legal News
  • Colin the Caterpillar cake row: Judge Rinder gives his verdict
  • Breonna Taylor: Publisher refuses to distribute police officer's book #US
  • "Leave and Let Die: The EU Banopticon Approach to Migrants at Sea" | Marie-Laure Basilien-Gainche
  • Aston Villa and England defender Tyrone Mings has revealed he has received racist abuse on social media
  • A police officer who used racist language towards a colleague has been dismissed. Chris Tyler, formerly of Cambridgeshire Police, used the slur at a staff Christmas party in December 2019
  • Man who allegedly tried to break into Buckingham Palace while carrying a knife has been charged: Chorrie Thompson, 46, of Ashcombe Park, Neasden, has been charged with trespass
  • Democrats’ Supreme Court Expansion Plan Draws Resistance #US
  • Lib Dems: Remove Crown Office from fatal accident inquiries - Scottish Legal News
  • The Institute for Government has published a report on the ongoing consultation and discourse into reforming judicial review | NLJ
  • NI: Private member's bill would extend religious discrimination rules to teachers - Irish Legal News
  • Clyde & Co vacates part of London office | Law Gazette
  • Advocate Tony Lenehan responds to yesterday’s piece from academics on the ‘not proven’ debate - Scottish Legal News
  • Linklaters to offer A-Level tutoring in diversity drive | Law Gazette 
  • Judge takes hearing to court cell after defendant refuses to come out = Vladyslav Dryhval has been accused of wielding an axe near Buckingham Palace
  • Peter Devitt, associate at Hayes Solicitors, examines a decision bringing clarity to the interpretation of the “special circumstances” test for plaintiffs who are seeking to renew a summons - Irish Legal News
  • An elderly Sydney barrister who described his sexual harassment of a young female solicitor as "attempted chivalry" has been ordered to have at least eight hours counselling #Australia
  • Lawyers demand remote work and even reduced hours, finds survey | Law Gazette
  • UN urges Australia to act quickly to bring stranded #Australians home - The human rights committee’s request, as it hears two cases about citizens’ ‘right to return’, should be a wake-up call for the government
  • Veteran solicitor fined for transferring £290,000 to wrong bank account | Law Gazette
  • Crisis, what crisis? Legal sector revenues surge | Law Gazette
  • Three men sentenced in #Spain’s ‘Sabadell wolf pack’ gang-rape trial 
  • Edinburgh bus driver who hit cyclist loses tribunal appeal against dismissal from bus company - Scottish Legal News
  • HMCTS still failing to collect data on jurors | Law Gazette
  • An Iranian human rights lawyer's lot | Law Gazette
  • Human rights guidance for Irish businesses published - Irish Legal News
  • Joshua White murder: Three men guilty over Hackney stabbing
  • First edition of Irish Judicial Studies Journal 2021 online - Irish Legal News
  • Irwin Mitchell beats off claim from solicitor-turned-porn producer | RollOnFriday
  • A plug for Watt v Jamieson, 1954 SC 56, which I think should appeal for a number of reasons - Scottish Legal News 
  • #France Lawmakers Pass Contentious Bill Extending Police Powers 
  • Video of Chicago Police Fatally Shooting Adam Toledo Is Released #US 
  • Fitness-obsessed father who forced his daughter to sign a contract to "never get fat" has been jailed for 30 months. Rachid Khadla, from Windsor, Berkshire, violently attacked and manipulated his three children for years, Reading Crown Court heard


17th April - Law News

Edition 3399: 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:
"Right now, we are at the peak, we are seeing early signals of plateauing effect, at least in cities like Mumbai," says Dr Shashank Joshi, member, Maharashtra, #India COVID-19 Task Force

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • NI: High Court: Deceased victim of Bloody Sunday violence awarded £250,000 in personal injury case - Irish Legal News
  • Around the House: new GCs for McDonalds and SUNY | The Global Legal Post
  • ‘No room for complacency’ in City rebound, says lobby group | Law Gazette
  • Anderson Strathern hires European dealmaker Max Scharbert - Scottish Legal News
  • ‘What are they playing at?’: Judge’s rant after court grants bail to repeat offender - His Honour Judge Giles Curtis-Raleigh could not believe Abdinasir Sheikh Ali had not been remanded in custody
  • NDA initiative aims to promote benefits of standardisation - Legal Futures
  • Firm’s breach over counterparty's name caused no loss, rules High Court | Law Gazette
  • Senior City lawyers want to continue working flexibly - or will leave - Legal Futures
  • MTM Defence Lawyers appoints Andrew Seggie amid spike in domestic abuse cases - Scottish Legal News
  • British Sikh life peer and self-made multi-millionaire Rami Ranger has been found by a Watford employment tribunal to have victimised, harassed & directly discriminated against an Indian employee
  • ‘Knowledge activation’ is key for the future hybrid workforce - Legal Futures
  • Home Office held in breach of Article 2 duty concerning death in immigration detention
  • Balancing act: A barrister’s life in lockdown - Pandemic highlights parents’ struggle to juggle; ‘I hope there will be lessons learned’ #Ireland
  • SDT: Drink-drive solicitor did not automatically undermine public trust - Legal Futures
  • Tickets still being sold for June shows that can't take place as planned 
  • Chicago police have released graphic footage of an officer shooting dead a 13-year-old boy in a dark alley. Bodycam video shows the policeman shouting "drop it" before shooting Adam Toledo once in the chest on 29 March #US
  • Health Secretary Matt Hancock owns shares in a company which was approved as a potential supplier for NHS trusts in England, it has emerged. In March, he declared he had acquired more than 15% of Topwood Ltd, which was granted the approved status in 2019
  • #HongKong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been sentenced to 14 months in prison after being found guilty of unauthorised assembly
  • Eight people have been killed and many injured in a shooting in the #US city of Indianapolis, police say. Witnesses heard several gunshots at a FedEx facility and one said he had seen a man firing an automatic weapon
  • Origins, political, economic, and discursive contexts of Europe’s “refugee crisis,” and the 2020 Moria camp disaster | K. Raymond Da-Boi
  • Solicitor fined for undervalued property sale between couple | Law Gazette
  • Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Act 2021 
  • Terra Firma Chambers’ Webinar: The Inquiries Act 2005 - Scottish Legal News
  • Identifying relevant laws and regulations is the key to effective data security
  • Courts across Scotland have been badly affected by the Covid pandemic and have struggled to adapt to restrictions such as social distancing while trying to deal with as much business as possible - Evening Express
  • Good Law Project to challenge government antibody tests contract in court
  • The Pandemic Is Changing The Way UK Law Firms Use Legal Tech 
  • It is damaging to rely on one model of disability | Law Gazette 
  • Law firm clients increasingly emphasising trusted relationships - Scottish Legal News
  • WWF Australia creates legal fund to fight projects threatening forests after black summer bushfires 
  • Peers vote to grant veterans exemption from six-year claim longstop | Law Gazette ort schemes against legal challenges has seen a dramatic rise 
  • NI: QUB School of Law appoints US business ethics expert as honorary professor - Irish Legal News
  • UK to respond to EU legal action over Northern Ireland by mid-May 
  • Following the resignation of Nicola Gordon as chair of the Judicial Appointments Board Scotland, the board has appointed Deirdre Fulton as interim chairing member - Scottish Legal News 
  • Overseas investment curbs could hit legitimate business, Law Society warns | Law Gazette
  • New strategy aims to divert children and young adult offenders from criminal justice system - Irish Legal News
  • Turnover in UK legal sector grows to £3.1bn - Scottish Legal News 
  • Department for Education refuses to budge on JR disclosure | Law Gazette
  • Deals roundup - Irish Legal News
  • Not proven: getting the arguments right - Scottish Legal News
  • Dog-bite Britain: the problem with the pandemic puppy explosion - New rules on travelling between council areas and people meeting outdoors have come into force as lockdown restrictions continue to be eased
  • New rules on travelling between council areas and people meeting outdoors have come into force as lockdown restrictions continue to be eased
  • US imposes sanctions on #Russia over cyber-attacks
  • Liberal-appointed tribunal members’ pay claims ‘fishy’, says Labor senator #Australia 
  • Do continued EU data flows to the United Kingdom offer hope for the United States? 
  • The Legal Industry’s New Digital Frontier
  • Murder suspects bailed over shooting of Sheffield solicitor killed near Bramall Lane


16th April - Law News

Edition 3398: 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:
Thirty years ago, a royal commission delivered a blueprint to prevent Aboriginal deaths in custody. Since then, more than 450 Indigenous people have died in police or prison custody - five since the start of last month - and the proportion behind bars has doubled. Keenan Mundine is the co-founder at Deadly Connections Community and Justice Services

Focus of the Day Article:
Law firms still struggling on gender equality, according to US study. Yale Law Women survey highlights that only 20% of equity partners are women. Full story - The Global Legal Post
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • A group of public health advocates from around the world wants Facebook to scrap its plans to launch a version of Instagram for children
  • Covid-status certificate scheme could be unlawful discrimination, says EHRC
  • SYLA: So you want to be an advocate? - Scottish Legal News
  • Covid-19: NI pubs and cafes to open outdoors from 30 April
  • Harvey Tyrrell death: Pub owner jailed over boy's electrocution death 
  • Inverness CT star allegedly racially abused in Championship clash as player's solicitor takes aim at 'cynical' SFA 
  • Top law firms team up to draft standard NDA | Law Gazette
  • NI: Judgment reserved on whether 'bad faith' Brexit legal challenge should be heard - Irish Legal News
  • McGovern Reid Court Lawyers gains Living Wage accreditation - Scottish Legal News
  • Making the courts less expensive | Law Gazette
  • Session Cases At 200: ‘Our predecessors speak to us across the years’ - Scottish Legal News
  • Session Cases survey closes tomorrow – vote now! - Scottish Legal News
  • Former Ryanair pilot’s judicial review petition challenging HMRC statutory loan charge refused - Scottish Legal News
  • George Floyd death: Ex-officer Chauvin will not take the stand #US 
  • Supreme Court waiting times at 'historic low' after Covid year - Irish Legal News
  • Book your place at the Faculty’s free World IP Day Conference 2021 - Scottish Legal News 
  • Self-harm declining in Irish prisons but up among women and people on remand - Irish Legal News
  • The ex-husband of an ITV Wales presenter has been jailed after a nine-year campaign of harassment and stalking during their marriage
  • UK law lecturer John Stanton: How #Malta’s rule of law has been challenged by murder, corruption allegations
  • First they came for Essex Court Chambers | Law Gazette
  • Truck driver Mohinder Singh jailed for at least 18 years for killing four police in Melbourne crash #Australia
  • Aberdeen students to represent Scotland at international competition - Scottish Legal News
  • Marks & Spencer has begun legal action over its Colin the Caterpillar cake - claiming rival Aldi's Cuthbert the Caterpillar infringes its trademark
  • Man 'seen with axe' near Buckingham Palace charged
  • Authorities clamp down on hospitality in Windsor before Prince Philip’s funeral
  • When animal welfare officers received a report of an unusual animal lurking in a tree in the #Polish city of Krakow, they were not sure what to expect. "People aren't opening their windows because they're afraid", it was a croissant
  • ‘How many more decades?’: Munby lambasts lawyers not complying with PDs | Law Gazette
  • Firm to use AI to triage new clients and give initial advice - Legal Futures
  • Touching tributes and flowers left at scene where young solicitor was fatally shot - Khuram Javed, aged 30, was fatally shot in an attack on Clough Road
  • High Court: Doctor temporarily suspended after refusing to administer vaccines or refer patients for Covid testing - Irish Legal News
  • Profession has struggled with AML rules, says firm fined £10,000 - Legal Futures
  • #Uganada Judiciary unveils uniform to fight corruption in courts of law
  • Restorative and criminal justice expert Professor Tim Chapman joins Strathclyde - Scottish Legal News
  • Solicitor unfairly dismissed for refusing Covid variation to contract - Legal Futures
  • ‘Marry your rapist’ laws in 20 countries still allow perpetrators to escape justice
  • Duncan Lewis bucks homeworking trend with City move | Law Gazette
  • 160 firms sign up to consumer app aiming to transform access to lawyers - Legal Futures
  • Some lawyers were unmuted in remote court hearings without their knowledge on Monday due to a technical problem, the Courts Service has said - Irish Legal News
  • Court tells Uber to reinstate five UK drivers sacked by automated process
  • Permanent changes to Scotland’s bankruptcy laws following Covid-19 - Scottish Legal News
  • One of #France's most high-profile political scientists and media figures, Olivier Duhamel, has admitted that he sexually abused his stepson decades ago
  • Priti Patel’s detention policies found to breach human rights rules - Court finds home secretary accountable for failures to ensure that deaths in immigration detention centres are investigated properly
  • Retired Police Officer Is Questioned on George Floyd’s Prior Arrest #US
  • SRA’s £500k cap on comp fund payments runs into trouble | Law Gazette
  • Capitol Police Told to Hold Back on Riot Response on Jan. 6, Report Finds #US
  • Gillespie Macandrew advises bookseller Topping & Company - Scottish Legal News
  • Justice Minister Helen McEntee meeting the family of George Nkencho, whose killing by gardaĆ­ in December prompted protests across the country - Irish Legal News 
  • Clubhouse Data Leak - 1.3M SQL Database Leaked Online
  • NI: Unionist legal challenge to NI Protocol to be heard next month - Irish Legal News
  • Bernie Madoff, a Wall Street financier disgraced after he admitted to one of the biggest frauds in US financial history, has died in prison at age 82 #US
  • Ryanair loses legal challenges to EU state aid for Scandi airlines
  • Legal services and staffing provider Lexitas acquires litigation support firm Alaris
  • Barristers in crossfire of Beijing''s Uighur rage
  • Can fake heiress Anna Delvey move to the UK?
  • The challenges with data and AI in UK financial services 
  • Session Cases At 200: Age of innocence - Scottish Legal News 
  • Feminists must move past white-centered history