8th December - Law News

Edition 3269: LawNewsIndex is a UK based topical legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011.   


Focus of the Day Legal Article: A former Court of Appeal judge will lead an independent review of the Human Rights Act. Sir Peter Gross has been appointed by the UK government to determine whether the 1998 act, which domesticates the European Convention on Human Rights, is operating effectively. A panel of eight is expected to report its findings next summer. Full story - Scottish Legal News
Today's Highlighted Video Story: There are fears poorer nations will be left behind when it comes to accessing a coronavirus vaccine, with higher-income countries pre-ordering “more than their fair share” of limited supplies. What are the dangers of ‘vaccine nationalism’?

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • NGT junks review plea alleging falsification of emission readings by Mercedes Benz #India https://t.co/PlutOLJs5
  • UK’s Treasury Committee Publishes Further Inquiry Into Future of Financial Services Post-Brexit https://t.co/WOltA70yOt
  • Refugees living in Scotland whose families have been torn apart by war are struggling to rebuild their lives with “restrictive” family reunion rules forcing many relatives into life-threatening journeys to try to join them https://t.co/n4CCskg0Iw
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! https://t.co/AqG9IYY6M9
  • The UK government has unveiled a new security law which includes new fines if telecoms operators fail to meet security standards. Companies which fail to tighten their security could receive fines which amount to 10 percent of their turnover https://t.co/V8kmnu6i4
  • Ministers say they will remove clauses from the Internal Market Bill on trade and business support in Northern Ireland or "deactivate" them if a solution is found in the coming days https://t.co/TwLtj9KrlM
  • Michelle Tangimama returned to the #CookIslands in 2019 for the first time in 18 years. This week, Tangimama was admitted to the Cook Islands High Court as a barrister and solicitor https://t.co/0O1EUtb6O1
  • Police have pulled over a “playboy” Sydney barrister and seized his Lamborghini number plates after Transport NSW deemed them “offensive”: Peter Lavac is a renowned criminal defence barrister and former Hong Kong crown prosecutor #Australia https://t.co/YHwuosK3mD
  • Are barristers and solicitors “separate controllers” or “joint controllers?” https://t.co/tV6HcrCzr8 
  • ITV breached Ofcom competition rules over postal votes https://t.co/hm94PQt3z6
  • Small Axe: Scottish barrister who spent 50 years fighting tyranny and injustice remembered in Mangrove case drama https://t.co/TMZ2i3aJNL
  • Windrush and the need for do-gooders in the face of a total hard-right bully Priti Patel https://t.co/GSiJCwO5oc
  • Republic of #Ireland minister has become the country's first serving cabinet member to announce she is pregnant while in office. Helen McEntee, the Irish Justice Minister, made the announcement on Saturday https://t.co/lIbhD7WpA
  • Faculty of Advocates defends extension to Jackson inquiry - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/aYhEKN0H9
  • Human Rights Act review to decide if judges are being drawn into politics - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/qZ0TtNtxt
  • Outer House dismisses $210m damages action alleging conspiracy to breach fiduciary duty - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/w0EX8iZ2g
  • #US Department of Justice sues Facebook over use of temporary visa workers, including H-1Bs https://t.co/zgyMd9X5x
  • Nottingham house party with 'up to 150 guests' raided by police https://t.co/Ht41shXEi
  • Manchester Arena bomber's brother Hashem Abedi admits involvement https://t.co/vdUk6BRw0
  • Wales only part of UK without falling coronavirus rates - Wales' health minister has warned there could be further restrictions after Christmas as Covid cases continue to rise https://t.co/RGgcSu6DH
  • Digitalisation of Justice must be based on the experience of practitioners https://t.co/ig8POZlnVr 
  • Challenging institutional power must be integral to the fight for climate justice https://t.co/DDfrZQmUt
  • Instant justice for teen vandals caught in the act as officers praised for 'old-fashioned policing' https://t.co/es5dxC6fL9 
  • Dolan's latest lockdown defeat https://t.co/Ycqkaxf31
  • 'Kevin Crosslands identity was stolen by police after he died' https://t.co/ueFxQAXNuq
  • Salisbury Novichok-poisoned police officer 'fighting for pension' https://t.co/6cWQft7r6g
  • No-comment barrister reprimanded for breath test refusal - Legal Futures https://t.co/zRXSQYioPS
  • The latest TheLawMap Wig! https://t.co/EzrQEhF3wc
  • Magna Carta and Freemen on the Land https://t.co/uDUZucbBU3
  • Small firm solicitors' wellbeing worsening as homeworking stretches on - Legal Futures https://t.co/Ie5hKUEJD3
  • Ex-Eversheds Sutherland legal assistant banned after faking manager’s signature - Legal Cheek https://t.co/T7dRzJIy64
  • Firm fined £14,000 for conveyancing ID failures - Legal Futures https://t.co/Y4rrP0ZnTu
  • What the Green Economy has in store for lawyers - Legal Cheek https://t.co/amA6zqnz2x
  • Law school enters SQE market with £3k prep course - Legal Cheek https://t.co/vO6aqbrZew
  • Ex-Supreme Court judge Lord Kerr dies aged 72 - Legal Cheek https://t.co/4uhdPn4v8
  • Part 2: Does the government’s COVID-19 response comply with the rule of law? - Legal Cheek https://t.co/e9giXOF7vz
  • How tech is driving change in the legal sector - Legal Cheek https://t.co/Kwn4W4qVpT
  • Herbert Smith Freehills targets net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 - Legal Cheek https://t.co/z6nIJ2RGyO
  • BPP accused of ‘disruptive editing’ by Wikipedia - Legal Cheek https://t.co/MWQk2l512Z
  • #Ethiopia's Tigray Crisis: Why Nobel laureate Abiy Ahmed sent his troops to battle https://t.co/Y4rVpCgd6X
  • #Indonesia minister accused of bribery following raid - Juliari Batubara is accused of taking cash from contractors supplying food aid parcels to people in need https://t.co/bjSaErXp40