23rd October - Law News

Edition 3587: 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:  Whistleblower Sophie Zhang alleges "Facebook took selective action against fake accounts" in India. She further adds, "only AAP, Congress linked accounts were taken down by Facebook, accounts tied to ruling BJP MP not removed".

Focus of the Day Story: US law firm leasing activity rebounds to highest level since onset of pandemic. Long-term leases and relocations have fuelled a resurgence in leasing activity in Q3, new report shows. Full story - The Global Legal Post
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Most Britons want assisted dying legalised. Why are MPs too cowardly to do it?
  • Scottish courts used to conduct politics in Article 50 case, says Attorney General - Scottish Legal News 
  • Assad regime ‘siphons millions in aid’ by manipulating #Syria’s currency - Government pocketed half of donations in 2020 as central bank forced UN agencies to use lower exchange rate
  • Dunoon man arrested for assault following petition for warrant refused suspension order by High Court - Scottish Legal News 
  • Two men arrested in Nottingham spiking investigation
  • Gateway open for British tourists injured abroad to sue through UK courts | Irish Legal News 
  • Five police officers are facing misconduct proceedings over messages sent about Sarah Everard's killer Wayne Couzens. The police watchdog said it had carried out two investigations into messages sent on WhatsApp and Signal
  • Widow wins right to sue Cairo hotel in English courts | Law Gazette
  • The man accused of killing the MP David Amess will face trial next year. Ali Harbi Ali, 25, is charged with murder and the preparation of terrorist acts, following the attack a week ago
  • Having lawyer parents boosts job prospects, salaries for law grads
  • Failings by NHS 111 contributed to the death of an autistic teenager, a coroner has ruled. Hannah Royle, 16, suffered a cardiac arrest as she was driven to hospital by her parents after a 111 algorithm failed to notice she was seriously ill
  • St. James’s Place named Law Society of Scotland strategic partner - Scottish Legal News
  • Victims to get more time to report domestic abuse in England and Wales
  • Luxembourg first in Europe to legalise growing and using cannabis - Relaxation is part of government rethink designed to keep users away from illegal market and raise valuable tax revenue
  • New Zealand deal will 'drive collaboration' between regulators | Law Gazette
  • #Bangladesh High Court asks e-commerce platform Evaly customers not to insist for refund in six months
  • SRA leads Agile Nations project to create global legal services market - Legal Futures
  • Police Scotland has been urged by a watchdog to take a “strong and bold” position on equality and diversity - Scottish Legal News
  • Ex-Hong Kong leader calls for China-wide ban of global law firm in statue row - Legal Futures
  • The weekly Law Society Gazette magazine is to go fully digital from 2022. The final print version will be published on 13 December – 119 years on from the magazine’s foundation
  • Delays in bringing whiplash claims "may be tactical, not technical" - Legal Futures
  • Proficiency in English, anger management and other tips by Fali Nariman to become a good lawyer | Bar & Bench #India Oct
  • England and Wales court backlog crisis ‘to go on for several years’. Report says MoJ and and HM Courts and Tribunals Service ‘not yet working towards shared objectives’
  • Retired solicitor struck off for falsifying letter in bid to explain rule breach - Legal Futures
  • Fertility treatment and the legal workplace | Law Gazette 
  • Government will take 18 years to reach rape charges target, data shows - Analysis reveals that at current pace ministers will fall far short of increase promised in England and Wales
  • A woman has died and a man has been injured after actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a New Mexico film set. Police in the #US state said Mr Baldwin discharged the weapon during filming for the 19th Century western Rust
  • Most whiplash claimants still relying on lawyer for portal | Law Gazette 
  • Wilson Nesbitt announces key promotions | Irish Legal News
  • ‘School-to-prison pipeline’: youth justice services failing black boys - Probation inspectorate finds lack of curiosity behind inaction on youth offending disparities across England
  • Pioneering female barrister Helena Normanton became the 976th recipient of an English Heritage blue plaque at a ceremony in London's Bloomsbury | Law Gazette
  • ECtHR: Bulgaria violated rights of top judge who criticised government - Scottish Legal News
  • 'Claims R Us' portal could transform civil justice, says master of the rolls | Law Gazette 
  • The #US House of Representatives has voted to hold ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress, opening him up to a potential prosecution


22nd October - Law News

Edition 3586: 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:  “I feel violated, I don't understand why they did this” - the words of a young woman who believes she was injected with a date rape drug. Several police forces are investigating similar reports from women. Home Secretary Priti Patel has now asked all forces for an update on the issue, and students have launched an online campaign, Girls Night In, to boycott venues until more measures are put in place to protect people against spiking.

Focus of the Day Story: US law firm leasing activity rebounds to highest level since onset of pandemic. Long-term leases and relocations have fuelled a resurgence in leasing activity in Q3, new report shows. Full story - The Global Legal Post
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Poland may be deprived of Covid funds over rule of law dispute with EU - Scottish Legal News
  • After two successive landslides killed dozens of people in the northern #Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, people are still reeling from the shock: 'Human greed causing death and destruction in the Himalayas'
  • Sailing in the good ship Law Society | Law Gazette
  • Northern Ireland’s PPS defend Hutchings prosecution - Scottish Legal News
  • Court of Appeal: County council not liable for €113,000 injury due to non-feasance rule for highway authorities | Irish Legal News
  • Russia introduces ‘Orwellian’ metro payment system - Scottish Legal News
  • Megachurch buys Golders Green Hippodrome after mosque plan blocked: Hillsong plans to hold Sunday services at Grade II-listed former theatre after locals objected to Islamic centre
  • Court rejects £150,000 costs cap that would have killed off claims | Law Gazette
  • A British-built robot that uses cameras and a robotic arm to create abstract art has been released after #Egyptian authorities detained it at customs
  • Thorntons welcomes five new solicitors - Scottish Legal News
  • Ali Harbi Ali has been charged with murder and the preparation of terrorist acts after the fatal stabbing of MP David Amess
  • Conservative MPs don't need to wear masks during debates because they know each other, Jacob Rees-Mogg has claimed
  • Bar to clamp down on chambers that keep quiet about fees | Law Gazette 
  • The hot graphic design trends in the legal sector - Legal Futures
  • Germany: Secretary of Stutthof goes on trial for complicity in murder of 11,000 people - Scottish Legal News
  • 'House of brands' group makes first non-legal acquisition - Legal Futures
  • Fraud prosecutors concealed misconduct files in bribery inquiry, court hears
  • Directors and staff at Gateley rake in £11m from share sale - Legal Futures
  • Burness Paull becomes first law firm to use Pawprint for Business - Scottish Legal News
  • Court throws out claim over law firm’s “trivial” data breach - Legal Futures
  • Unfair proceedings ruling over advocate ‘with soft voice and hand in pocket’ | Law Gazette
  • Aryan Khan drug case: Why did Mumbai Sessions Court refuse bail? [READ ORDER] | Bar & Bench #India 
  • The great betrayal: how the Hillsborough families were failed by the justice system
  • ‘Huge win’ for charities as Coalition declines to appeal landmark case - Decision gives sector greater freedom to engage with the political process without threat to funding, advocates say #Australia
  • A 14-year-old boy has been charged with murdering a five-year-old boy who was found dead in a river. Logan Mwangi, also known as Logan Williamson, was discovered in the River Ogmore, Bridgend county, on 31 July
  • Major tax evasion and avoidance schemes have cost governments an estimated €150bn (£127bn) in lost revenues, research shows 
  • SRA needs "radical rethink" to change disproportionate focus on BAME solicitors - Legal Futures
  • Gore & Grimes Solicitors LLP welcomes four new associates | Irish Legal News 
  • The UN Ban on child labour jeopardises right to survive
  • Female #Afghan Judges and Lawyers Now Fear For Their Lives 
  • Consumer panel speaks out over ‘woeful decline’ in justice spending | Law Gazette 
  • A police force is investigating 12 reports of spiking where the victims believe they were injected with a needle. Nottinghamshire Police said victims reported effects that were "consistent with a substance being administered"
  • COP26: Document leak reveals nations lobbying to change key climate report - The leak reveals Saudi Arabia, Japan and Australia are among countries asking the UN to play down the need to move rapidly away from fossil fuels
  • Woman wins right to sue Egyptian hotel in English courts over husband’s death - Lawyers hail judgment as landmark case for English nationals injured or killed abroad
  • Nearly 1,500 arrests in county lines drug dealing crackdown
  • Gateley staff in line for windfall as share scheme matures | Law Gazette 
  • #Egypt detains artist robot Ai-Da before historic pyramid show 
  • NI: 500 local solicitors attend Online Conveyancing Conference 2021 | Irish Legal News
  • Netizens wonder whether Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari and her daughter Imaan actually talk at home #Pakistan 
  • Green signal for railway group action | Law Gazette 
  • Human remains found in search for Gabby Petito fiance Brian Laundrie #US
  • Government tight-lipped on legal aid reforms despite inquiry report | Law Gazette
  • Government taskforce to tackle sharp rise in scams during pandemic - Ofcom research finds 45m people received at least one fraudulent message in last three months


21st October - Law News

Edition 3585: 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:  In Brazil, a congressional inquiry has reportedly recommended President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with crimes against humanity over the handling of the pandemic. The report is the culmination of six months of hearings that have revealed a series of scandals and corruption schemes within the government and the errors that led to hundreds of thousands of deaths.

Focus of the Day Story: An independent legal aid fee review panel, publicly funded training grants and developing robust mechanisms to measure legal need to inform the commissioning of services are just a few of the detailed recommendations made by a cross-party group of MPs following what is believed to be the biggest legal aid inquiry ever conducted. Full story - The Law Society Gazette
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • UK competition watchdog has music streaming in its sights
  • Legal academics defend Professor Kathleen Stock - Scottish Legal News
  • A protester has been arrested for a public order offence after a mock gallows was erected outside Parliament. The action was part of a small anti-vaccine protest
  • A former English National Ballet principal dancer who used his "fame and prestige" to sexually assault his students has been jailed. Yat-Sen Chang, 50, attacked girls and women
  • Terror threat against MPs raised to substantial - home secretary Patel
  • #Morocco bans UK flights due to Covid cases rising
  • Insulate Britain: Injunction banning protests on London's roads extended 
  • New digital platform to be introduced for evidence - Scottish Legal News 
  • European lawmakers and competition authorities focus on tech transactions
  • Court orders that SRA be given access to shut down firm’s files | Law Gazette
  • Facebook and Instagram remove 'magician' who incited murder
  • Woman stabs husband and tells police ‘I admit it all’, footage shows - Penelope Jackson, 66, said she hoped ‘bully’ David Jackson, 78, could not be saved, in video shown to Bristol crown court
  • Lawyers must defend judiciary, senior American judge tells Edinburgh audience - Scottish Legal News
  • Trump files lawsuit to block release of Capitol attack records #US
  • Simpson & Marwick’s David Coutts has become dual accredited in both family and child law by the Law Society of Scotland - Scottish Legal News
  • ‘My friends called him PC Perv’: the police officers who prey on crime victims for sex
  • In the first eight months of 2021, at least 79 girls with disabilities have been subjected to rape in the country, according to a recent report by the National Girl Child Advocacy Forum #Bangladesh
  • Purported assignee of standard security relying on redacted document ruled to have no title to enforce by Glasgow sheriff - Scottish Legal News
  • Soft Law and Externalisation of European Border Management: between Political Effectivity and Legal Validity | Martino Reviglio
  • Rebranded council ABS 'not trying to compete with private practice' | Law Gazette
  • Plain-clothes officers in London will video call a uniformed colleague to confirm their identity when stopping a lone woman, the new system would be introduced after Sarah Everard was murdered by a serving officer who faked an arrest in order to kidnap her 
  • Metaverse “could help law firms with remote working” - Legal Futures 
  • Fleeing Taliban rule, Kabul's last Jew divorces wife over Zoom to be allowed into #Israel
  • Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has gone on trial in #France accused of complicity in an attempt to blackmail fellow footballer Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape found on his phone
  • Disappointment after government confirmed it would reject almost all the changes made to the Environment Bill by the House of Lords. The changes included a legal duty on water companies to reduce sewage damage to rivers & protection of ancient woodlands 
  • Largest ever legal aid inquiry calls for independent fee review | Law Gazette 
  • MPs and peers urge 25% pay rise for legal aid lawyers - Legal Futures 
  • Two former #German soldiers have been arrested on suspicion of trying to form a terrorist mercenary force to fight in Yemen's civil war, prosecutors say. Arend-Adolf G and Achim A face terrorism charges after police raids in southern Germany on Wednesday 
  • Last week, an #Indian man was given a rare double-life sentence for killing his wife by making a cobra bite her. Soutik Biswas and Ashraf Padanna piece together the events leading to the grisly murder 
  • [Shahjahanpur lawyer murder] UP Bar Council asks Bar Associations to abstain from judicial work on Wednesday | Bar & Bench #India
  • BSB signals tougher approach to transparency rules compliance - Legal Futures
  • #US lawmakers investigating the 6 January Capitol riot have unanimously supported holding top aide of ex-President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress
  • Ex-stripper drops ET claim after being refused right to anonymity | Law Gazette
  • A man is being treated in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed on a night bus in east London. The victim was found just before 01:00 BST on Wednesday, suffering stab wounds on board a Route N25 bus outside Mile End Tube station
  • The Nationality and Borders Bill threatens to create a two-tier asylum system which could result in more unsafe and perilous journeys, according to the Law Society of Scotland - Scottish Legal News
  • Submarine Spy Case: Couple Stewed Over Money and Politics - Jonathan and Diana Toebbe, charged with trying to sell classified nuclear secrets to a foreign power, struggled with finances, family and the state of #America 
  • Dozens of Afghan families staying in hotels as part of a scheme to resettle them are declaring themselves homeless. More than 200 families have asked councils in London for emergency accommodation
  • The NHS Confederation said a back-up Covid strategy, or Plan B, which includes mandatory face coverings in crowded and enclosed spaces, should be implemented if England is to avoid "stumbling into a winter crisis"
  • Cancel Culture Is Not the Problem - It’s time to stop litigating whether these punishments are fair and to start thinking about why some behaviors seemed OK in the first place
  • 'Huge increase in political litigation': Braverman defends JR reforms | Law Gazette
  • With the business use of artificial intelligence (AI) on the rise, there are key legal and contractual risks that businesses using, or supplying, AI need to consider - Scottish Legal News
  • Janner child abuse claims: police guilty of failing to investigate, report finds. Independent inquiry into child sexual abuse criticises ‘culture of disbelief’ at Leicestershire police in 2002
  • 'Tick box’ AML regime isn’t working, Society tells Treasury | Law Gazette
  • Charge President Bolsonaro with murder over Covid toll, draft #Brazil senate report says
  • Arran Kaur, a Coventry University solicitor named Coventry & Warwickshire First’s Young Professional of the Year says she wants to continue to help inspire more young people to pursue a career in law
  • Why State and Local Law Enforcement Needs Legal Authority from Congress to Counteract Dangerous Drones #US 
  • Sheriff solemn cases at 102 per cent of pre-Covid average - Scottish Legal News
  • Drop Chinese investments, MPs and peers tell parliament’s pension fund - letter from 137 lawmakers urges fund to drop stakes in firms accused of human rights violations or linked to Chinese state
  • England: Elderly man subjected to Kafkaesque trial in magistrates’ court - Scottish Legal News


20th October - Law News

Edition 3585: 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:  Ring Camera Court Case: Must You Remove Yours? This video is a discussion on the recent judgement in the case of Ring cameras and doorbells. The case involved claims for harassment, breach of data protection, and nuisance. The analysis is by a barrister in England and Wales from the Youtube channel BlackBeltBarrister 

Focus of the Day Story: An elderly litigant in person (LiP) who said he could not hear a local authority solicitor at a hearing relating to unpaid council tax has succeeded in his judicial review of the decision. David Pittaway QC, sitting as a deputy High Court judge, said justice had not “been seen to be done” at the hearing at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court, which LiP Denis Paling compared to an episode from Franz Kafka’s The Trial. Full story - Legal Futures
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Abbey Law welcomes Evelyn Larney as new partner | Irish Legal News
  • A court in the southern #Indian state of Kerala is due to hear a petition next week from an unhappy citizen who does not want Prime Minister Narendra Modi's photograph on his Covid-19 vaccine certificate 
  • Best of the blogs - 16 October 2021 | Law Gazette
  • Shoosmiths has announced partner David Jackson is to become its CEO from next May - Scottish Legal News 
  • Intersex people undergo surgery when too young to give consent, inquiry told
  • Time for Westminster to let go of Wales? | Law Gazette 
  • Lord Janner: The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) said Leicestershire Police officers "shut down" investigations into Lord Janner "without pursuing all inquiries"
  • Sheriff Edington retires after more than 20 years on the bench - Scottish Legal News
  • COP26: Scotland’s bar associations opt out of duty solicitor scheme - Scottish Legal News
  • Embracing the collaborative era for junior lawyers | Law Gazette
  • Dean of Faculty and Lord Hope warn against attempts to let civil justice languish online - Scottish Legal News 
  • A student who believes she was injected with a needle during a night out says the experience has left her "genuinely really scared". Zara Owen, 19, said she blacked out shortly after arriving at a nightclub in Nottingham on 10 October
  • Expect a spike in negligence claims as lenders take hit from pandemic - Scottish Legal News
  • A detective at Greater Manchester Police has been charged with child sexual abuse offences. Lee Cunliffe, 40, a detective constable based in Salford, was charged with 11 offences earlier
  • Outer House finds Marks & Spencer not in contempt of court for limited re-opening following order to fully re-open Glasgow store - Scottish Legal News 
  • My legal life: Ashleigh-Hannah Spencer, Fletcher Day - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Polish PM Morawiecki has accused the EU of blackmail in a heated debate with European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen over the rule of law. The clash in the European Parliament follows a top Polish court ruling that rejected key parts of EU law 
  • The elder brother of the Manchester Arena suicide bomber has left the UK ahead of an appearance at a public inquiry he had been ordered to attend. Ismail Abedi, 28, has always refused to answer questions from the inquiry in case he incriminates himself
  • Delhi High Court refuses anticipatory bail to man who posed as Army Major on matrimonial site | Bar & Bench #India
  • High Court orders solicitor to hand over firm's files to SRA - Legal Futures
  • School’s out for Weightmans’ class of 13 | Law Gazette
  • Legal sector “one of the worst” for workplace culture - Legal Futures 
  • Pakistan Supreme Court grants bail to Zahir Jaffer's mother in Noor Mukadam murder case
  • UK government ordered to reveal firms awarded ‘VIP’ Covid contracts 
  • Society will fight to save SIF from closure | Law Gazette 
  • Thousands of potential trafficking victims held in immigration centres, data shows
  • England: Hundreds of barristers have left the criminal courts since 2016, prompting fears of a shortage - Scottish Legal News
  • LiP who said he could not hear solicitor succeeds in judicial review - Legal Futures
  • A seriously ill two-year-old girl whose parents wanted to be at home at the end of her life has died in a hospice. Alta Fixsler, from Salford, suffered a brain injury at birth. She died surrounded by her family on Monday 
  • Young barristers aim to provide single platform for women at Bar - Legal Futures 
  • Firms on ‘hiding to nothing’ with SDT inequality of arms | Law Gazette 
  • Welsh independence is one of the options to be considered by a commission examining Wales' future relationship with the rest of the UK. The new body, set up by Welsh Labour ministers, will look at how the current system of powers could change
  • PwC: Optimistic outlook for UK law firms as fees and profits rise | Irish Legal News
  • PwC: Optimistic outlook for UK law firms as fees and profits rise - Scottish Legal News
  • #Bangladesh President Md Abdul Hamid has permanently appointed nine additional judges in the High Court Division of the Supreme Court
  • Will the latest Assisted Dying Bill get through? | Law Gazette 
  • A forensic review of the Clydach murders has made "significant findings" linking convicted killer David Morris to the crime scene, police have said
  • Dunfermline Sheriff Court to gain solar power - Scottish Legal News 
  • Eco-barrister denies 'publicity stunt' in Supreme Court appeal | Law Gazette
  • Law Society issues warning over Hamilton Douglas Legal | Irish Legal News
  • A government plan that could see MPs face by-elections if they are suspended for sexual harassment or bullying is being debated in the Commons later 
  • Lawyer in the news: Oliver Carter, Irwin Mitchell | Law Gazette 
  • In open letter to Taliban, Malala urges Afghanistan's new rulers to let girls return to school


19th October - Law News

Edition 3584: 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:  In an increasingly digital world, legal services are changing. They are being offered in new ways, while consumers expectations are shifting. The Solicitors Regulation Authority wants to support the responsible adoption of legal technology and innovation - helping legal businesses improve and people access legal help more easily

Focus of the Day Story: A sheriff in Livingston Sheriff Court has found that a charge under Section 1 of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 of engaging in a course of abusive behaviour against an accused’s ex-partner was able to be sufficiently corroborated by Crown evidence. Full story - New Law Journal
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • We look at interns as potential next generation leadership of an organization: Rousseau Anai, Ex-Head of Asia Pacific, Cantor Fitzgerald | Bar & Bench #India
  • County Court advocate is a 'worker', says employment tribunal - Legal Cheek
  • Bus lane camera mistakes woman's sweater for number plate
  • General trend to have firearm licence not in the interest of noble profession of Advocate: Allahabad High Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • Crowell & Moring to launch in Denver with seven-lawyer team - The Global Legal Post
  • Paul Hastings launches year-long legal innovation internship - Legal Cheek
  • Goto Energy has become the latest UK energy firm to cease trading amid a sharp rise in wholesale gas prices
  • Has Interpol become the long arm of oppressive regimes?
  • Justice Secretary Dominic Raab has unveiled a planned overhaul of the Human Rights Act, claiming the European Court of Human Rights was imposing too many “obligations on the state” - Scottish Legal News 
  • Litigation funder earmarks $100m to fund racially diverse and female-led cases - The Global Legal Post
  • Malicious Prosecution Scandal: Crown Office pays out £35m - Scottish Legal News
  • Supreme Court judge Justice UU Lalit flags off bike rally 'Ride for legal Awareness' in Ladakh | Bar & Bench #India
  • 5 reasons school leavers should consider a solicitor apprenticeship - Legal Cheek 
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the Queen has agreed Southend will be granted city status following the killing of MP Sir David Amess 
  • The courts have a new chance to block Texas’s abortion law. They must take it #US
  • Sheriff rejects no case to answer submission from man charged with statutory partner abuse offence - Scottish Legal News
  • Failure and Fault: What the NatWest case tells us about corporate liability for money laundering – The Barrister Magazine 
  • A man has pleaded guilty to a charge relating to the flight in which footballer Emiliano Sala died. David Henderson, 67, admitted trying to arrange a flight for a passenger without permission or authorisation
  • UK top 100 firm in merger talks with City player: Royds Withy King and Goodman Derrick merger plan to create firm with revenue in excess of £50m - The Global Legal Post
  • Big law firms “failing to adopt their own innovations” - Legal Futures 
  • The Bar Council highlights barristers championing social mobility – The Barrister Magazine
  • Economic crime levy "could impact law firm structures" - Legal Futures 
  • New Member Adding “Academic Lustre” to Addington Chambers: Virtual barristers Chambers now totals seventeen in little over a year. – The Barrister Magazine
  • Solicitor fails in challenge to ruling over recruitment costs repayment - Legal Futures 
  • [Vidhispeaks] Prosecutorial independence compromised by politics | Bar & Bench #India
  • Analysis of the whole life order imposed upon Wayne Couzens for the murder of Sarah Everard – The Barrister Magazine
  • Legal regulators slammed for "lacking expertise" on comparison data - Legal Futures 
  • What challenges will the Bar face in the next five years? - Legal Futures 
  • The Boutique Lawyer Show: Likeability trumps skill (and other lessons for lawyers) - Lawyers Weekly
  • The African Origins of Democracy (Democracy did not start in Ancient Greece but in Africa) | Bernd Reiter
  • The Scottish government's vaccine passport scheme has become enforceable by law from Monday morning
  • College of Legal Practice strikes SQE training deal with Solent Law School - Legal Cheek 
  • #Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez pledged on Sunday to outlaw prostitution in the country
  • Woman conceived through rape wins award for campaign to convict father. 45-year-old known as Daisy wins Emma Humphreys prize for contribution towards ending male violence
  • Barrister relocates from London to join Exchange Chambers – The Barrister Magazine 
  • All cases filed by government should be through e-filing from January 1, 2022: Supreme Court e-committee to High Courts | Bar & Bench #India
  • My journey from law student to junior lawyer - and what I learnt along the way - Legal Cheek
  • Withers grows Italy presence with six-strong tax team from Gianni & Origani - The Global Legal Post 
  • Viral TikTok of law student who continued moot comp despite passing out prompts debate over profession’s focus on resilience - Legal Cheek
  • #Canadian lawyers call on re-elected PM Trudeau to combat climate change with review of laws and justice system - The Global Legal Post 
  • From The Gherkin to Gotham: Kirkland & Ellis to leave iconic London home after 15 years - Legal Cheek


18th October - Law News

Edition 3583: 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:  Thousands participated in a protest in Milan, where, under a recently government-mandated decree, a ‘Green Pass’ is now mandatory in the workplace

Focus of the Day Story: Ruling in R (oao KTT) v Home Secretary [2021] EWHC 2722 (Admin), Mr Justice Linden upheld the 33-year-old claimant’s case that she should have been granted leave to remain on the basis it was necessary due to ‘her personal situation ie in order to pursue her asylum and human rights claims based on her fear of being re-trafficked if she is returned to Vietnam’. Full story - New Law Journal
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Womble Bond aims to run all offices on renewable energy by 2026 - Legal Cheek
  • Law Pod UK latest episode: Can AI receive patent protection? - UK Human Rights Blog
  • 'Here's to the return of in-person legal events' - Legal Cheek
  • The Boutique Lawyer Show: Life as an international parental child abduction lawyer - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Police have launched a murder inquiry following the death of a 14-year-old boy who was stabbed at a railway station in Glasgow. Justin McLaughlin was found seriously injured at High Street station at about 15:45 on Saturday
  • Magic circle pay war: A&O matches Linklaters with £107.5k NQ lawyer salary - Legal Cheek
  • Four young musicians join Evershed Sutherland Accelerator Academy | Irish Legal News
  • High Court refuses fresh inquest in welfare benefits case - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Victims of trafficking should be granted leave to remain, the High Court has held in a landmark judgment | NLJ
  • Heathrow protest barrister gears up for Supreme Court appeal | Law Gazette
  • Henrietta Lacks and her immortal cells: Lacks estate sues pharmaceutical company - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Why being a global finance lawyer is the next best thing to being a rockstar - Legal Cheek
  • Giving MPs police guards at local meetings is one of a "range" of steps that could protect politicians, Priti Patel has said after an MP's killing
  • Slater & Gordon to offer ADR for all contested low-value PI claims - Legal Futures
  • Most personal injury claimants no longer accepting PIAB awards | Irish Legal News 
  • The Weekly Round-Up: Assisted dying, the Human Rights Act 'overhaul', and the limits of Scottish legislation - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Ghana: Brief but critical presentation for a successful developmental State | Isaac Owusu Nsiah
  • One of President Nicol├ís Maduro's closest aides has been extradited from Cape Verde to the United States, where he's been charged with money laundering #Venezuela 
  • Fad or future? Elite law firms target tech-savvy students for non-law roles - Legal Cheek
  • #French President Emmanuel Macron has called a bloody crackdown on Algerian protesters by police in Paris 60 years ago an "unforgivable crime". On 17 October 1961, French police turned on Algerian demonstrators. Some were shot, others were drowned
  • The Speaker of the House of Commons has said he is working "at pace" with police and the home secretary to find ways to improve safety for MPs
  • A formerly homeless couple have a chance to buy a house for £1 under a scheme to help key workers and others on to the property ladder. Tim Perry and Aaron Parsons are among the first tenants who have moved into 12 new houses in Wolverhampton
  • Treasurer urges non-complacency as employees return to office environment - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • High Court ruling on relationship between judge and barrister may have major repercussions on judicial wellbeing - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Law Societies condemn 'harmful' economic crime levy | Law Gazette 
  • Government accused of ‘shirking responsibility’ in bid to overturn ruling against Aboriginal deportation #Australia
  • Future City trainee: 'I want to work in the EU. When is the best time to make the switch?' - Legal Cheek
  • Better protections for gig economy workers needed - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Man declared proclaimed offender in 20-yr-old fraud case denied bail by Delhi court | Bar & Bench #India
  • Top City firms join forces to launch legal ops grad scheme - Legal Cheek
  • In conversation with minister Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam SC | Bar & Bench #India
  • Courts service sets out ICT strategy for next three years | Irish Legal News
  • Centre notifies appointment of 7 new judges to Gujarat High Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • Dublin’s legal scene through the eyes of two junior lawyers - Legal Cheek


17th October - Law News

Edition 3582: 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:  An exhibition looking at the legacy of colonialism - and the role it played in the birth of climate change - has opened in London. Eleven artists with a personal connection to Africa, the Caribbean and South America have pinpointed environmental change as a racial process, with deep roots in colonial history. Through this collection of artworks, the overlapping crises of environmental damage and colonialism, are put under scrutiny.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Professor Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and adjunct professor of climate justice at Trinity College Dublin, has been announced as the keynote speaker at the Law Society of Northern Ireland’s annual dinner | Irish Legal News
  • SDT releases Ecohouse documents to campaign group - Legal Futures
  • Leading huntsman fined over advice on how to hide illegal fox hunting - Mark Hankinson was filmed by hunt saboteurs encouraging others to use ‘trail hunting’ as smokescreen for the real thing 
  • 'I am proud to be a black woman in intellectual property' | Law Gazette
  • The President of the Family Division has vowed to reform the system for dealing with child arrangement cases within the next three years | NLJ
  • Senior judge questions effectiveness of costs sanctions - Legal Futures
  • Artwork commissioned for Cardiff city centre has been washed away by cleaners following a "miscommunication error". The murals were commissioned by For Cardiff, a body aimed at making the city "vibrant and welcoming"
  • Matt Hancock's United Nations role withdrawn - Leading figures across Africa had criticised the UN's choice of the hapless former health secretary for the role
  • Hugh Bevan obituary: an influential academic in the field of child law, and helped draft what became the Children Act, 1975
  • A pioneering triage system for family law issues, developed using the artificial intelligence (AI) expertise of Brighton University and the practice knowledge of law firm Family Law Partners, has won a Business Impact award from Innovate UK | NLJ
  • The #US government has offered financial compensation to the relatives of 10 people mistakenly killed by the American military in a drone strike on the Afghan capital, Kabul, in August
  • Scotland encouraged to follow American lead on drug prosecutions - Scottish Legal News
  • Customer happiness just as important as outcome, firms tell survey | Law Gazette 
  • A boy of 16 has been charged with the murder of an 18-year-old stabbed to death on a playing field in south-west London. Police found Hazrat Wali fatally injured in Craneford Way, Twickenham, at 16:45 BST on Tuesday 
  • CFA costs payable as part of maintenance award, CoA rules | Law Gazette
  • A chef has been charged after a teenage girl was approached by a stranger in a hi-viz jacket who stopped and searched her before cycling off. The 14-year-old girl was on her way to school in Three Bridges, Crawley, West Sussex
  • Discrimination case over ‘appalling’ Garda treatment of woman of Romani heritage settled | Irish Legal News
  • Ariane Burgess: Have your say on short-term lets - Scottish Legal News
  • BSB promises to tackle 'ageing' bar | Law Gazette
  • A bow-and-arrow attack that killed five people in #Norway this week is likely to have been due to the killer's mental illness, police say. Espen Andersen Brathen has admitted going on a killing spree in the small town of Kongsberg on Wednesday
  • The Case of Senegal: Multilateralism to boost governance for nutrition and development | Emmanuel Asomba
  • Bar students need more pupillage data to avoid “buyer’s remorse” - Legal Futures 
  • The killing of a second MP in five years has thrown a harsh spotlight on the risks faced by politicians. Home Secretary Priti Patel has asked all police forces to review security arrangements for MPs "with immediate effect"
  • #US President Joe Biden's administration has said it will ask the Supreme Court to block a restrictive Texas law that imposes a near-total ban on abortion 
  • Consumers promised cheap law are being failed by our system | Law Gazette 
  • Inner House rejects asylum case of Sudanese man who claimed involvement with resistance movement - Scottish Legal News 
  • Law Society hails legislative coups at president's inauguration | Law Gazette 
  • Trump to testify in lawsuit by protesters who say guard assaulted them in 2015 #US 
  • First criminal money-laundering prosecution under the Money Laundering Regulations - NatWest (National Westminster Bank Plc) has pled guilty to money-laundering breaches, in the first criminal prosecution under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 | NLJ
  • Labour spending more on legal battles than campaigning, say sources: As witchhunt against ex-Corbyn staffers looms, falling membership is also hitting finances 
  • The #US has said that it will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated travellers from 33 countries on 8 November
  • #Italy using anti-mafia laws to scapegoat migrant boat drivers, report finds | Global development 
  • Apple has taken down one of the world's most popular Quran apps in #China, following a request from officials. Quran Majeed is available across the world on the App Store - and has nearly 150,000 reviews. It is used by millions of Muslims