8th August - Law News

Edition 3876: 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: It is 50 years since Uganda's former-dictator Idi Amin expelled thousands of members of the Asian community from the country, after accusing them of disloyalty. They were given just three months to leave, or face being placed in concentration camps. About 27,000 people left their homes for the UK, many of them were British passport holders. Those settling in Leicester, England, have become part of the fabric of the city.

Focus of the Day Article: Some 32 law firms including Magic Circle firm Linklaters have signed up to a major new diversity data collection exercise. Full story - New Law Journal

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Fieldfisher launches training contracts in Belfast - Legal Cheek 
  • ‘A historic wrong’: Government set to announce compensation for victims of contaminated blood scandal 
  • ByrneWallace names three new senior associates and five new associates | Irish Legal News
  • Home Office contractor gives children hotel food containing worms: Family accommodated in a Midlands hotel were sick after eating meal provided by Serco
  • Birmingham lawyers share their secrets to success - Legal Cheek 
  • British farmers face paying for border checkpoints in EU after Brexit halts exports 
  • The greatest lawyers from medieval and ancient history - Legal Cheek 
  • Another court case fails to unlock the mystery of bitcoin’s Satoshi Nakamoto 
  • '£250 goodwill payment' for SQE students affected by exam 'IT issue' - Legal Cheek
  • Mother in law: Roe v Wade - Diary of a busy practitioner, juggling work and family somewhere in England | Law Gazette 
  • Festival-goers at the National Eisteddfod were surprised to see letters from its sign missing on Saturday morning 
  • Met denies racism after black man ‘choked’ in illegal stop and search 
  • A London museum says it has agreed to return to Nigeria artefacts looted in the 19th Century from the Kingdom of Benin. The Horniman Museum said ownership of 72 objects would be transferred to the Nigerian government
  • The future is driverless - Legal Cheek
  • ‘Unduly lenient’ powers to be reviewed | Law Gazette 
  • City lawyer in criminal contempt for ‘spontaneous act of colossal stupidity’ - Legal Cheek 
  • Lady Chief Justice features in latest Legal History Project podcast | Irish Legal News 
  • NRF boosts NQ lawyer pay by 11% to £105k - Legal Cheek 
  • Hourly rates for magic circle partners reach £1,500, analysis finds | Law Gazette
  • Law Society recommends 4% salary increase for rookie solicitors - Legal Cheek 
  • The opportunities awaiting aspiring lawyers in Leeds - Legal Cheek
  • NI universities pledge not to use NDAs in sexual harassment cases | Irish Legal News 
  • I made a name for myself with ‘sex-positive’ comedy. Then I was raped on a night out. Would my openness be used against me? 
  • Meet all the leading law firms at our first virtual law fair of the new graduate recruitment year! - Legal Cheek


7th August - Law News

Edition 3875: 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: Fears of a full-scale conflict between Israel and Palestinian armed groups are growing after a wave of Israeli air strikes on Gaza. At least 11 people have been killed, including an Islamic Jihad commander. Palestinian fighters have launched a barrage of rockets towards Israel, but Hamas has stayed on the side lines so far

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Costs in lower-value clin neg cases ‘far exceed damages’ | Law Gazette 
  • A project to turn Arbroath courthouse into a £2 million community hub has passed another milestone | Scottish Legal News
  • A booming jobs market has sent City salaries soaring, recruiters report | NLJ 
  • SLN Interview: Murray Etherington on the fight ahead | Scottish Legal News
  • Client money theft – how bad is the problem? - Legal Futures
  • Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck to review claims they stole incarcerated man’s poem
  • A competition and patent trial between two disputing toymakers has been postponed until October 2024 after the defendants told the court three weeks before that they’d missed about 84,000 documents during disclosure | NLJ 
  • Six people have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man at a holiday park. Emergency services were called to the Parkdean Resort, in Camber Sands, East Sussex
  • Ex-BBC DJ Alex Belfield found guilty of stalking Jeremy Vine and three others
  • CMA orders break-up of property search giant - Legal Futures
  • Legal history was made at the Old Bailey in the case of Ben Oliver, where the judge’s sentencing remarks were filmed for TV for the first time | NLJ 
  • The general scheme of legislation which will ban anti-abortion protests from taking place within 100 metres of healthcare providers has been published | Irish Legal News 
  • Paraplegic shooting suspect can avoid trial and end his life, Spanish court says #Spain
  • Cyclists who kill pedestrians could face tougher sentences under a planned new law for England, Scotland and Wales. The move proposed by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will close a loophole which means they can only currently be jailed for two years
  • Simpson Millar exits most of private client in profitability push - Legal Futures
  • A woman, 20, has become the third member of a British family to die from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning in #Bangladesh. Samira Islam, from Cardiff, died at about 08:30 BST on Friday, after being found unconscious on 26 July 
  • #US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered to pay $49.3m (£41m) in damages after falsely claiming a 2012 school shooting was a hoax. A jury ruled the radio host must pay $45.2m in punitive damages, in addition to $4.1m in compensatory damages 
  • Archie Battersbee's family devastated as legal routes exhausted - he has not regained consciousness since being found at his home in Southend, Essex, in April
  • The 2022 edition of the Chancery Guide is now in force and available to view | NLJ
  • Criminal appeals review: Raab’s only legacy? | Law Gazette 
  • New conveyancing ABS using chatbot to cut transaction times - Legal Futures
  • The Bar Council has accused the Legal Services Board (LSB) of ‘overstepping’ and branded its competence statement ‘a solution in search of a problem’ | NLJ
  • Soophia Khan struck off by SDT for dishonesty | Law Gazette 
  • MPs' watchdog takes on barristers too as new BSB chair - Legal Futures 
  • Criminal defence specialist Richard Atkinson has won the Law Society of England and Wales 2022 election for deputy vice president of the solicitor profession | Law Gazette
  • Some 32 law firms including Magic Circle firm Linklaters have signed up to a major new diversity data collection exercise | NLJ


6th August - Law News

Edition 3874: 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: "New fashion has started. Demoralise the investigating agencies, demoralise the country if the judgment is not in favour. Supreme Court has declared that the ED has the power to investigate people, conduct searches and even arrest citizens under the stringent provisions of PMLA," Ashwani Dubey, Supreme Court advocate, said.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • #Ukraine ‘endangers civilians’ with army bases in residential areas, says Amnesty
  • Consultation seeks views on ‘live links’ in Northern Ireland courts | Irish Legal News 
  • A judge has ordered Kevin Spacey to pay House of Cards producers $31m (£25.5m) for the costs involved in removing him from the series following sexual misconduct allegations #US 
  • The rise of the legal resource manager – part 2 - Legal Futures 
  • Leading firm closes departments and puts 100 jobs at risk | Law Gazette 
  • A retired teacher fighting extradition from South Africa has admitted abusing schoolboys in Edinburgh, according to court documents seen: broadcaster Nicky Campbell is one of a number of former pupils who have made allegations
  • Greenwich shooting: Man airlifted to hospital after armed police incident - Firearms officers responded to multiple 999 reports of a man with a firearm in Creek Road, Greenwich, at about 14:30 BST
  • A man who stabbed a burglar to death after seeing him breaking into his home via a video doorbell has been jailed. Jordan Brophy, 31, and three others targeted the home of Karl Townsend in Halewood on 29 October 2021 while he and his family were out 
  • Lawyers seek end to mixed injury damages roadblock | Law Gazette 
  • Profits at Addleshaw Goddard reach £155m | Irish Legal News 
  • SRA to reinstate annual fee for 60,000 non-practising solicitors - Legal Futures
  • OIC mixed claims: 14 months on and still no nearer the Court of Appeal - Legal Futures
  • Northern Ireland solicitors reject ‘retrograde’ UK human rights plan | Irish Legal News
  • £250 goodwill payouts for SQE fiasco | Law Gazette
  • Solicitor found in criminal contempt for "act of colossal stupidity" - Legal Futures
  • The family of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee cannot move him to a hospice for withdrawal of treatment, a High Court judge has ruled
  • Companies will be prosecuted if they continue to advertise a prescription-only hay-fever drug on social media, the UK government says. Kenalog is a steroid injection that the NHS stopped offering years ago because of the risk of serious side effects 
  • Four Vietnamese nationals who are believed to have been in a mill when it caught fire have been named by police. Officers began searching Bismark House Mill in Oldham after human remains were found by demolition workers
  • Sheriff finds death of Orkney Council employee run over by tipper lorry during roadworks to have been avoidable | Scottish Legal News
  • Magistrates' court caseload down 20% in two years | Law Gazette
  • Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered to pay $4.1m (£3.3m) in damages after falsely claiming the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax #US
  • Afghanistan refugees: Hotels and hopelessness, but opportunity too, in UK 
  • SRA eyes in-house alternative to Solicitors Indemnity Fund after u-turn - Legal Futures
  • 'We must make sure everyone learns lessons from this' | Law Gazette 
  • Quarter of lockdown fines issues in most deprived areas | Scottish Legal News 
  • City firm eschews one-off boost in favour of ‘sustained’ salary rises | Law Gazette 
  • Keir Starmer found to have breached MPs’ code of conduct over register of interests 
  • Khan faces strike off after dishonesty allegations found proven | Law Gazette
  • An independent inquiry led by a barrister is to be launched by the BBC into what it knew about the conduct of former Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood. The corporation previously acknowledged six complaints about bullying and sexual misconduct, which the DJ denies 
  • ‘Erasing our existence’: #Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill blamed for rise in attacks