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.

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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


5th March - Law News

Edition 3356: 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: Italy and the European Union block a shipment of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine destined for Australia amid a stoush over contract commitments between the pharmaceutical company and the EU.

Focus of the Day Article:Law Society of England and Wales president steps down over long-running client dispute. High Court decision to reopen case against London-based litigator David Greene triggers early departure. Full story - The Global Legal Post

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Budget 2021: New moves on ‘tax avoidance promoters’ | Law Gazette
  • Reporters without Borders accuses Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince of crimes against humanity - Scottish Legal News 
  • Greene to step aside as Law Society president | Law Gazette
  • Alice Bowman joins Allan McDougall Solicitors - Scottish Legal News
  • The UK government has unilaterally extended another of the Irish Sea border grace periods, this time for parcels
  • Banksy confirms escaping prisoner artwork at Reading Prison
  • #Italy 'blocks' AstraZeneca vaccine shipment to Australia - the first EU country to use the bloc's new regulations allowing exports to be stopped if the company providing the vaccines has failed to meet its obligations to the EU
  • Legal aid fraudsters fail to set aside £5m judgment | Law Gazette
  • DWF advises owners of Cirrus on sale to Accenture - Scottish Legal News
  • Hirsi v Italy or the Strasbourg Court v Extraterritorial Migration Control? (HRLR 2012) | Violeta Moreno-Lax 
  • Bar chief dismisses complaints of 'woke' bias from tweeting barrister | Law Gazette 
  • Survey: Should the role of Lord Advocate be reformed? - Scottish Legal News
  • The role of the Lord Advocate: time for radical change or cautious reform? - Scottish Legal News
  • Glasgow sheriff removes convicted rapist’s parental rights in respect of son and orders nil contact - Scottish Legal News 
  • Alarm bell sounded on risks to Human Rights Act - Scottish Legal News
  • The government has settled with former civil servant Sir Philip Rutnam over his claim for unfair dismissal. The ex-Home Office official quit last February, amid bullying claims against Home Secretary Priti Patel
  • ICC opens investigation into war crimes in Palestinian territories - Inquiry expected to investigate alleged crimes committed by both #Israelis and Palestinians
  • Why #Israel fears the ICC war crimes investigation
  • Three terror attacks have been prevented in the UK since the coronavirus pandemic began, according to security services. Arrests for terrorism-related activity fell by 34% in 2020, the lowest level in nine years, Home Office data showed
  • Great British Bake Off presenter Noel Fielding and Ryan Giggs' brother Rhodri are among the latest people to accept "substantial damages" over phone-hacking by tabloid journalists
  • Singer Ian Brown has pulled out of headlining a festival over his refusal to play events that "accept vaccination proof as condition of entry"
  • Germany's vaccine commission has approved the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab in people aged over 65
  • Student Essay competition on European Convention of Human Rights - Scottish Legal News
  • Cat on a fast train roof holds up London to Manchester service: Feline was a whisker away from a 125mph ride when it was spotted at Euston station on Tuesday evening 
  • The government is hell-bent on diluting the Human Rights Act. We must protect it 
  • #Irish outrage at Pontins obscures the truth about anti-Traveller racism 
  • Mandatory Covid jabs for NHS staff could be discriminatory, top doctor says
  • Farmers and rights groups boycott food summit over big business links 
  • Refugee rescuers charged in #Italy with complicity in people smuggling - Staff of charities including Save the Children and MSF among dozens facing sentences of up to 20 years over humanitarian work
  • Police rule out inquiry into Martin Bashir's 1995 Diana interview: Scotland Yard says there will be no investigation into BBC journalist’s TV interview with Princess of Wales
  • #Australia attorney general accused of rape – podcast
  • Sweden attack: Seven injured in stabbings in Vetlanda
  • Apple investigated in UK over 'unfair' App Store claims
  • The #US has agreed to suspend tariffs imposed on UK goods including single malt whiskies that were imposed in retaliation over subsidies given to the aircraft maker Airbus. The suspension also covers items like cheese, pork, cashmere and machinery
  • Budget: Get ready for a very busy six months, conveyancers told - Legal Futures
  • Terra Firma Chambers launches Spring webinar series - Scottish Legal News
  • SDT clears pro-Beijing lawyer over “kill protestors” allegation - Legal Futures 
  • Setfords unveils second round of private equity investment - Legal Futures 
  • Singer Mariah Carey's brother sues over emotional distress caused by her memoir #US
  • About 200,000 women could be in line for payouts averaging £13,500 to top-up the underpayment of their state pension for up to two decades
  • #US Capitol police warn of possible militia plot to breach Congress 
  • New Covid vaccines to fight variants like the one from Brazil can be fast-tracked through the approval system, says the UK's regulator the MHRA
  • The Duchess of Sussex has said Buckingham Palace could not expect her and Prince Harry to be silent if it was "perpetuating falsehoods about us"
  • The Architecture of Functional Jurisdiction: Unpacking Contactless Control - On Public Powers, S.S. and Others v. Italy, and the "Operational Model" (German Law Journal, 2020) | Violeta Moreno-Lax
  • Magic circle firm snaps up former government law chief | Law Gazette 
  • Ex-Tory MP fails in bid to appeal against jail term for sexual assault - Charlie Elphicke was sentenced to two years last year after being found guilty of three counts of assault
  • Holiday park operator unlawfully blacklisted common Irish surnames - Scottish Legal News
  • Budget 2021: Solicitors react to stamp duty confirmation | Law Gazette
  • Law Society president to step down amid dishonesty accusations - David Greene’s resignation follows misconduct proceedings against him being reinstated
  • Definition of defamatory statement set out in bill - Scottish Legal News 
  • Budget 2021: What law firms need to know | Law Gazette
  • Tertia Optio – law and espionage - Scottish Legal News
  • Budget 2021: Stamp duty holiday extended until 30 June | Law Gazette 
  • Google has promised not to develop any new way of tracking individual users for adverts once it phases out its current method
  • Budget 2021: City welcomes ‘transformative’ review | Law Gazette
  • New trainees for Law At Work - Scottish Legal News 
  • Budget 2021: Biggest incorporated firms face hike in corporation tax | Law Gazette
  • Budget 2021: Sunak 'turning a blind eye' on law and order | Law Gazette
  • The amount the government has to spend on state pensions will fall by £1.5bn by 2022, partly because of over-65s dying of Covid, forecasts suggest
  • Brexit: EU says UK grace period extension breaches international law


4th March - Law News

Edition 3355: 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: Arab-Israeli leaders are calling for greater involvement from police and Israeli intelligence service Shin Bet to combat a wave of violent crime that's hit Arab-Israeli towns and cities.

Focus of the Day Article: Crown Prosecution Service inspectors have praised staff involved in prosecuting serious and complex crime for working long hours in a report published. Complex Casework Units were set up by the CPS in 2007. Assessing their effectiveness and efficiency for the first time, HMCPS Inspectorate said the units were staffed by ‘a committed and confident workforce who demonstrated a high level of professionalism and skill in their work’. Full story - The Law Sociey Gazette

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3rd March - Law News

Edition 3354: 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 leader of the Scottish Conservatives has demanded the resignation of the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. In a statement, Douglas Ross claimed there was no doubt she had misled the Scottish Parliament and broken the ministerial code. Earlier the Scottish government was forced to hand over legal advice to a committee looking into the handling of sexual harassment complaints against former first minister Alex Salmond. They had refused for months to release this legal advice, defying two parliamentary votes that demanded it be handed over. After the threat of a no confidence vote, the Scottish government conceded. 

Focus of the Day Article: The Official Injury Claim (OIC) portal is 98% complete, the chief executive of the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) revealed today as he urged claimant solicitors not to dismiss the system prematurely. Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Drawing a line on freedom of speech | Law Gazette
  • John Vassiliou joins Shepherd and Wedderburn - Scottish Legal News 
  • Lawyer of the Month: Calum MacNeill QC - Scottish Legal News
  • Promotions at Balfour and Manson - Scottish Legal News
  • Judges weary of Covid-related ‘excuses’ | Law Gazette
  • A 21-day "circuit-breaker" lockdown has been announced to limit the spread of Covid-19 on the Isle of Man, the chief minister has said
  • Furlough support scheme to be extended until September 
  • Bruce Erroch QC appointed as sheriff - Scottish Legal News 
  • My legal life: Abigail Bird, Laurus - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Crime fell 38 per cent after first lockdown - Scottish Legal News
  • Virginia Commonwealth University said it had suspended its Delta Chi chapter after Adam Oakes, 19, was found dead at an off-campus party where he was reportedly blindfolded and given alcohol #US
  • Pontins has agreed to change its working practices after disclosure it had a list of Irish surnames it used to screen out bookings for its holiday parks from Gypsies and Travellers 
  • SLAS gains political support to stop SLCC from self-approving budget - Scottish Legal News
  • Scottish ministers agree to release judicial review advice - Scottish Legal News 
  • Outer House rejects immigration appeal by Pakistani citizen with UK criminal record - Scottish Legal News 
  • Home alone too: What’s it like never to have met your colleagues? | Law Gazette
  • 'A duty of care': Australian teenagers take their climate crisis plea to court 
  • Justice Week 2021 to explore Covid-19 'disruption' | Law Gazette
  • Ant Middleton axed by C4 over 'personal conduct', In June, he apologised after referring to Black Lives Matter protesters as "absolute scum"
  • Twitch backtracks after outcry for using 'gender neutral' term 'womxn' 
  • Campaigners welcome extra protections in domestic abuse bill
  • Solicitor fined after firm fly-tipped client details on the pavement | Law Gazette 
  • Briton jailed over plot to pay bribes for #Iraq oil contract 
  • Four people have denied causing criminal damage to a statue of slave trader Edward Colston and will face trial in December
  • Scottish government lawyers had "reservations" about its court battle with Alex Salmond more than two months before it conceded the case 
  • Ex-Irwin Mitchell paralegal barred for dishonesty after missed deadline | Law Gazette 
  • Mentoring scheme enters first university law school collaboration - Legal Futures
  • Solicitor who “did not know” he was a partner is rebuked - Legal Futures 
  • City firm avoids order to pay out escrow funds due to prosecution risk - Legal Futures 
  • Lawyers to argue for mother and baby's right to Healthy Start in UK 
  • Gary Hickinbottom ran the defence of the UK’s largest group action, acted for death row convicts and recently bowed out as the Court of Appeal’s sole solicitor. He looks back on his career 
  • New York Governor Cuomo Accused of Unwanted Advance at a Wedding: ‘Can I Kiss You?’ #US
  • Asylum Policy and the Future of Turkey-EU Relations: Between Cooperation and Conflict | Basak Kale, Angeliki Dimitriadi, Elena Sánchez-Montijano, and Elif Sum
  • #Russia opposition leader Navalny Sent to Notoriously Harsh Prison: Convicts in the isolation unit at Penal Colony No. 2 are forced to stand for hours with their hands clasped behind their backs, forbidden to make eye contact with the guards
  • Injured off-road victims ‘sacrificed at hands of Brexit’, say lawyers | Law Gazette
  • A university has been ordered to pay a student £5,000 in compensation for lost teaching time during England's first lockdown, a complaints watchdog says
  • #Nigeria school abduction: Hundreds of girls released by gunmen
  • Energy firms overcharged one million switching customers
  • LIVE: Lord Advocate James Wolffe gives evidence to Salmond inquiry
  • Judge Judy: 'Are my feelings PC and kumbaya? No. They are realistic' 
  • Legal aid can’t wait for a new government, says Lammy | Law Gazette 
  • DMH Stallard resumes expansion plans following Covid pause | Law Gazette
  • Fears Australian citizen detained in #Morocco may be extradited to Saudi Arabia 
  • Covid-19 confirmed at 95 courts in less than a month | Law Gazette
  • People smugglers could get life sentences under new rules, says Home Office
  • Legal Services Agency welcomes new trustees - Scottish Legal News 
  • Uber accused of using 'loaded questions' in survey of drivers. Unions say questions are designed to help get sympathetic changes in employment law
  • Northern Ireland: Widow of Pat Finucane to issue fresh proceedings over inquiry refusal - Scottish Legal News
  • Legal protection for mountain hares welcomed - Scottish Legal News 
  • #Palestinian 'Techno Queen' Sama' Abdulhadi faces court over shrine event
  • 20-year-old retail worker from Aberdeenshire discovered photographs of herself on an account she did not recognise, and it was advertising sex work
  • UK cruise ships scrapped in India's 'ship graveyard' - As they were set to be used for further trading when they left UK waters, their arrival in India does not break UK law
  • The Scottish government has agreed to release key legal advice from its court battle with Alex Salmond after MSPs threatened a vote of no confidence 
  • #Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: BBC reporter Girmay Gebru detained by military


2nd March - Law News

Edition 3353: 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: A US intelligence report has concluded that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally approved the murder of the exiled journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. He was killed while visiting the Saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul. The declassified intelligence report says Prince Salman approved a plan to either "capture or kill" Khashoggi, who had criticised the Saudi regime. It’s the first time America has publicly named the crown prince, who has denied ordering the murder. 
Focus of the Day Article: Shamima Begum, the woman who travelled to Syria as a child and aligned herself with ISIS, has failed in all her appeals to the Supreme Court and cannot return to the UK to argue her citizenship case. The court unanimously allowed the Secretary of State’s appeals and dismissed Ms Begum’s cross-appeal. The result is that Ms Begum’s appeal against the LTE decision is dismissed, her application for judicial review of the LTE decision is dismissed, and her application for judicial review of SIAC’s preliminary determination in her appeal against the deprivation decision is dismissed. Full story - Scottish Legal News

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • National Green Tribunal directs to probe elephant's death in Madhya Pradesh #India 
  • Azeem Rafiq investigation too important to be rushed say Yorkshire CCC
  • Recent sports cases could 'open floodgates', Suffolk lawyer 
  • Bombay High Court recently refused to hear a case after a lawyer removed his mask inside a courtroom. #India
  • Dundee Law Centre re-launched as demand for services grows - Scottish Legal News
  • John Craxton struck off after assisting in £1.6m fraud scheme - Scottish Legal News
  • Sheriff Appeal Court holds contractual right of pre-emption survived abolition of feudal system - Scottish Legal News
  • Leading Irish trainer Gordon Elliott has been temporarily banned from racing in Britain after being pictured sat on a dead horse
  • Parents of 7 more separated migrant children have been found, lawyer says. It brings the number of parents left to be reached to 499. Families were separated under the Trump administration's policies #US 
  • Terrorist who stabbed 3 men to death using £2,000 legal aid to fight police complaint 
  • #Rwanda Official Admits Legal Violations in ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Case 
  • Holly Willoughby reportedly facing legal battle with former agents worth millions
  • Passengers have complained of queues of up to seven hours long at Heathrow Airport's border control
  • Couple found camping "in a perilous position" on top of a cliff have been fined for breaching lockdown rules. The pair were found with a child in a tent 85m (280ft) above the North Yorkshire coast in a spot prone to landslips
  • #French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to three years in jail, two of them suspended, for corruption 
  • Hong Kong citizens are being thrown in jail because of old British law 
  • Using photo ID in British elections will harm democracy, say US civil rights groups
  • #Cuba approves animal welfare law after civil society pressure
  • Barcelona: Catalan police make several arrests over financial issues at Spanish club - The police operation was conducted on Monday after an investigation into financial issues at Barcelona #Spain 
  • Seventeen former gymnasts in the UK have launched a group-claim lawsuit against the national governing body British Gymnastics alleging a range of abusive behaviour
  • Conveyancers urge Sunak not to extend stamp duty holiday - Legal Futures
  • Lawyers' lockdown “reflection” aids growth of consultancy firm - Legal Futures
  • Pupil barrister uses hemp to create first vegan wig - Legal Futures
  • Solicitor fined for fly tipping and supervision failure - Legal Futures 
  • #Afghanistan: A year of violence on the road to peace
  • Tomahawk Steakhouse staff told 'loan firm 10% or face sack'
  • Health officials are trying to trace one person in England who has been infected with a concerning variant of coronavirus first found in Brazil. They are one of six cases of the P1 variant found in the UK in February 
  • Police at a Merseyside beauty spot had to turn cars back from as far as away as Leeds and Manchester at the weekend 
  • #Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has been seen for the first time since she was detained in a military coup, after she appeared in court via video link 
  • Reducing Irregular Migration and Human Rights: an Impossible Combination? | Annalisa Morticelli
  • Nnamdi Kanu fingers security agents as IPOB lawyer escapes assassination attempt in Abuja #Nigeria
  • North Wales solicitor on compulsory Covid jabs as firms look to refuse to hire unvaccinated people 
  • #Bangladesh High Court has dismissed a rule issued upon a writ petition challenging a decision of the Ministry of Finance to take back timescale facilities given to 48,720 government primary school teachers
  • Scots lawyer banned from every court in Scotland for practising without a certificate is struck off
  • Vulnerable Inmates Left in Prison as Covid Rages #US
  • Freeths office closure in remote working push - Legal Cheek 
  • #China’s Seniors, Seeking Retirement Homes, Find Scams Instead 
  • Law among highest-paying grad jobs, research finds - Legal Cheek
  • Uber's UK supreme court defeat should mean big changes to the gig economy 
  • Slaughter and May to launch virtual insight programme that is open to anyone - Legal Cheek 
  • There is no evidence far-left factions were involved in an anti-lockdown protest in Dublin on Saturday, the head of An Garda Síochána (Irish police force) has said #Ireland