8th March - Law News

Edition 3359: 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: To mark International Women's Day 2021, a protest was held in Paris, France in support of women's rights.

Focus of the Day Article: The rules on lawyers’ fees for private prosecutions are to be changed, following an inquiry prompted by the Post office cases. Fees for defence and prosecution will be placed on an equal footing in terms of recoverability, a change proposed by the House of Commons Justice Committee in its report, ‘Private prosecutions: safeguards’, in 2020. Full story - New Law Journal

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • UCL law student Sara López-Viejo examines the portrayal of non-consensual sex in the Netflix smash hit - Legal Cheek
  • Right to have footways in reasonably good condition is a fundamental right under Article 21: Karnataka High Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • Law Society president steps down amid misconduct claims - Legal Cheek
  • Priti Patel orders review into Ruth Williams lockdown killing
  • Detectives investigating the disappearance of has been missing Sarah Everard since Wednesday in south London have confirmed where she was last seen
  • A guide to having a baby, taking leave and returning to work - Lawyers Weekly
  • How to build an international legal career in Ireland - Legal Cheek
  • The organiser of a protest against the government's controversial 1% pay rise plan for NHS staff in England has been fined £10,000 by police
  • Delhi High Court constitutes nine-member Committee to deal with issues concerning treatment and therapy in rare diseases | Bar & Bench #India
  • Top City firms confirm summer vacation schemes will stay online - Legal Cheek
  • Christian Porter allegations: independent inquiry no threat to rule of law, legal experts say: Prof Ben Saul says it’s ‘par for the course’ in Australia for non-criminal inquiries to look at potential criminal matters #Australia
  • A seasoned New Zealand judge and chair of its independent police conduct authority body has been asked to oversee recommendations from the Lawyer X inquiry - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • SDT rejects allegations of misconduct against former Hong Kong Law Society president - Legal Cheek
  • Surgeons fear wave of lawsuits over delays to cancer treatment
  • Offences under laws other than IPC punishable with imprisonment upto 3 years or more are cognizable, non-bailable: Bombay High Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • These US cities defunded police: 'We're transferring money to the community' #US 
  • The New York attorney general holding Trump and Cuomo accountable #US
  • Food scarcity fears prompt plan to ease post-Brexit checks on EU imports - Ministers considering ‘lighter touch’ regime to avoid disruption to supplies from bloc
  • End femicide: 278 dead – the hidden scandal of older women killed by men
  • The Observer view: We can no longer turn away, femicide must be tackled now
  • "Leave and Let Die: The EU Banopticon Approach to Migrants at Sea" | Marie-Laure Basilien-Gainche
  • “No frills” approach has led young lawyer Courtney Lockett to make her mark in Queensland, establishing three offices in her early 30s - Lawyers Weekly #Australia 
  • Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran on spying charges, has been freed after five years. But her husband has been told a new court case against her is scheduled for next Sunday
  • Employment tribunal awards former BPP law lecturer £168k - Legal Cheek
  • A landmark decision from November 2019 has been upheld, delivering findings in favour of thousands of women whose “lives were destroyed” - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • World law school rankings: Harvard beats Oxbridge again - Legal Cheek 
  • Karnataka court restrains 67 media houses from publishing defamatory content against six State Ministers on sex-for-job scandal | Bar & Bench #India
  • Virtual student event on TUESDAY: Secrets to Success North - with Pinsent Masons, Womble Bond Dickinson, Kings Chambers and ULaw - Legal Cheek
  • Former government lawyer Rose appointed to Supreme Court | Law Gazette
  • Barristers lose £6.9m fees appeal over unenforceable DBA | Law Gazette
  • NI: Progress made on £108m redevelopment of Magilligan Prison in spite of Covid-19 - Irish Legal News
  • 'Thank you' bonus for lockdown lawyers | Law Gazette
  • Civil liberties group calls for guidelines for 'safe and legal protest' during Covid-19 - Irish Legal News
  • #Myanmar has asked neighbouring India to return several police officers who crossed the border seeking refuge after refusing to carry out orders
  • £45m funding boost for group claims firm | Law Gazette
  • Hibernian Law Journal launches Case Note Competition 2021 - Irish Legal News 
  • Police name 16-year-old girl killed in south Wales - Murder investigation launched into death of Wenjing Xu as family pays tribute to ‘a very gentle soul’
  • A Bullingdon in reverse: how working-class student club is taking on elitism
  • The British Horseracing Authority has expressed its "concern" over claims by Sheikh Mohammed's daughter, Princess Latifa, that she has been imprisoned by her father and fears for her life #Dubai
  • Nurse leaders are lobbying government to update "fundamentally flawed" guidance on personal protective equipment


7th March - Law News

Edition 3358: 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: Pope Francis is the first head of the Roman Catholic Church to travel to Iraq. At the start of his trip, the Catholic leader's appealed for common ground among religious groups. He was speaking at a meeting between people of different faiths in the ancient city of Ur, a significant site for Christians, Muslims and Jews.

Saturday Conversations on Law


6th March - Law News

Edition 3357: 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 customs department today told the Kerala High Court that Swapna Suresh, an accused in a gold smuggling case, has made "shocking revelations" against the Chief Minister, the Speaker and some ministers in her statement before a magistrate. "She has made shocking revelations about the Chief Minister's close connections with the previous Consul General of the UAE and the illegal monetary transactions carried out," Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar said in a statement.
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Law societies condemn Myanmar military coup - Irish Legal News
  • NI: Solicitor Greg Cox appointed as trustee to Armagh Observatory and Planetarium - Irish Legal News
  • Businessman John McAfee, creator of the McAfee anti-virus software, has been charged in the #US with conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering
  • NI: Anti-bullying law to take effect from September 2021 - Irish Legal News
  • Solicitor who submitted false oath agrees to leave profession - Legal Futures
  • 16-year-old girl is killed in Ynyswen, Rhondda and two men are arrested with serious injuries after stabbing reports
  • Lady Justice Rose appointed to Supreme Court - Scottish Legal News 
  • Scots lawyers call for role of Lord Advocate to be split - Scottish Legal News
  • Paisley man jailed for possession of disguised stun gun has sentence reduced - Scottish Legal News 
  • NI: Controversial spit hoods rolled out further despite calls for phasing-out - Irish Legal News
  • SRA "need to monitor" enforcement staff more closely - Legal Futures 
  • Lawyers leading the way for women in GAA standing committees - Irish Legal News
  • A step in the right direction on private prosecutions | Law Gazette 
  • Mail on Sunday must publish front page statement of Meghan copyright win
  • Head teachers are warning of problems getting parental consent for Covid tests, ahead of pupils returning to school in England next week
  • A number of people have been injured in an incident in Rhondda Cynon Taf, police have confirmed. South Wales Police said officers were dealing with "a serious incident" which happened in Baglan Street, Treorchy, at about midday on Friday
  • English travellers face fines and losing flights without permit
  • Offenders on probation have 'significant and unmet' mental health needs - Irish Legal News
  • Solicitor fined over ‘colourful’ phone exchange with client | Law Gazette 
  • Law centre calls for action to improve minority groups' access to housing services - Irish Legal News
  • Tribunal orders BPP to pay disabled former law lecturer £168k | Law Gazette
  • Investment and supermarket shopping – a one-size-fits-all policy? - Scottish Legal News 
  • David Crosby sells music catalogue, citing Covid restrictions on touring
  • SQE’s earn-as-you-learn training opens door for new legal talent - Legal Futures
  • Private equity investor grabs stake in consultancy law firm | Law Gazette 
  • #China's top law-making body has unveiled plans to ensure only "patriots" can govern Hong Kong, as Beijing tightens its grip on the city with changes to the electoral system
  • The gender politics of Sturgeon v Salmond can't be ignored
  • Diary reveals birth of secret UK-US spy pact that grew into Five Eyes 
  • Government has no climate change plan - the influential Public Accounts Committee (PAC) says ministers have "no plan" to meet climate change targets, two years after setting them in law
  • Cyprus to welcome vaccinated UK tourists from May
  • Campaign to safeguard children and young people from online harms launched - Scottish Legal News
  • Asylum Policy and the Future of Turkey-EU Relations: Between Cooperation and Conflict | Basak Kale, Angeliki Dimitriadi, Elena Sánchez-Montijano, and Elif Sum
  • UK has broken air pollution limits for a decade, EU court finds | 
  • Government to tackle 'inequitable' funding arrangements for private prosecutions | Law Gazette
  • 'Right and just' for students to get Covid refunds
  • Law societies condemn Myanmar military coup - Scottish Legal News 
  • Johnson & Johnson loses court appeal over pelvic mesh negligence #US 
  • 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it!', joint committee tells Human Rights Act review | Law Gazette
  • Met officer who Tasered black man jumping over wall may face charges: IOPC determines officer may have committed GBH on Jordan Walker-Brown, who was paralysed in incident
  • Latest quarterly crime figures show rise in cases concluded - Scottish Legal News
  • Listed company buys specialist employment law ABS - Legal Futures 
  • England: Law Society president steps aside due to misconduct case - Scottish Legal News
  • Law firm run as social enterprise aims to sit in “middle ground” - Legal Futures
  • New advocates seek their due as pandemic takes its toll - Scottish Legal News
  • 'The police just shot': the terror inflicted on #Myanmar's protesters
  • Family of man who starved to death after benefits cut lose case against DWP: Family may appeal in case of mentally ill 57-year-old whose death in 2018 led to new benefits guidelines 
  • Buckingham Palace yet to contact Sussexes about bullying inquiry 
  • Football racism: Premier League and EFL asked to help tackle problem 
  • #HongKong activists: 15 of 47 granted bail but remain detained pending appeal
  • #Brazil's Supreme Federal Court has ordered an inquiry into the sale of protected areas of the Amazon rainforest via Facebook
  • YouTube to lift Trump ban if violence threat falls, says CEO 
  • Covid contracts still unpublished despite Boris Johnson's claim