3rd August - Law News

Edition 3507: 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 sprinter from Belarus who refused her team's order to fly home early from the Olympics has been granted a humanitarian visa by Poland. Krystina Timanovskaya, 24, is at the Polish embassy in Tokyo after spending the night secured in a hotel under protection from Japanese police. She said she was forcibly taken to the airport for criticising coaches, and voiced fears for her safety. Belarus says she was removed from the team because of her emotional state. Ms Timanovskaya told the BBC on Monday that she was safe, but said she had been advised not to give further details at this stage.

  Focus of the Day Article:
In R (NB & Others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 1489 (Admin), the High Court ruled that the treatment of asylum seekers at Napier military barracks did not meet minimum legal standards, that the process for allocating asylum seekers to accommodation centres was flawed and unlawful and that the six claimants had been falsely imprisoned during the “inevitable” Covid-19 outbreak. David Manknell of 1 COR was junior counsel to the SSHD. Full story - UK Human Rights Blog

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Strength in numbers - Profile | Law Gazette https://t.co/QNjflt8XJE 
  • The frequency of ransomware attacks has risen substantially in recent years. In an age where remote working is mainstream, ensuring one’s firm or business is protected is more critical than ever before - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/LVeOlnWZm8
  • Rapper Dizzee Rascal has been charged with assault, following an incident in south London. The 36-year-old whose real name is Dylan Mills, was charged after police officers visited an address in Streatham on 8 June https://t.co/7CzgZbel4a
  • Norton Rose Fulbright 'software error' causes staff pronouns to change in emails - Legal Cheek https://t.co/DhHv42M7PW
  • Craig Murray to be jailed after Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/DMHNQsaj7M
  • 5 steps to creating greater confidence - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/7mwBGUhNAX
  • Scotland’s courts are sitting on an estimated backlog of 48,993 cases, figures from the Scottish government show - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Ks6H1vgSmu
  • English court allows appeal by Sky in trade mark infringement action against email migration service provider - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/t8OBOQhjC1
  • Dominic Cummings brands legal Twitter royalty as 'charlatans' - Legal Cheek https://t.co/ESSoTo6VvJ 
  • Subsequent marriage with victim will not absolve accused of rape charge: Delhi High Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/QbyKIw4mbf
  • Evaluation of flexible court hours stresses need to get lawyers onboard - Legal Futures https://t.co/C7yPJMM0xc
  • Jimmy Savile: 10 years on, what has changed in uncovering abuse? https://t.co/0R3eoCDLu3
  • #Palestinians facing eviction from East Jerusalem offered deal - Judge proposes compromise to settle dispute over home ownership with Israeli settlers in Sheikh Jarrah https://t.co/uiobCQZELg 
  • The burnout profession? Why City law culture needs to change - Legal Cheek https://t.co/h7rT9joEFB 
  • Princess Latifa campaigner had ‘phone compromised by Pegasus spyware’ - Human rights activist David Haigh targeted in attack suspected to have been ordered by #Dubai https://t.co/uLR8lklrqA
  • No grounds to suspect "fidelity, accuracy and sincerity" of CBI investigation in Unnao accident case: Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/JG5QnAM9zd
  • Goldman Sachs has increased its salaries for younger bankers following complaints of long working hours. It is understood that first-year investment bank analysts globally will get a pay rise this year to $110,000 (£80,000) from a previous $86,000 https://t.co/fXV4gYbw1K
  • A police officer has been found guilty of assaulting two members of the public on consecutive days when he wrongly suspected each of a crime. PC Declan Jones committed both offences while on duty for West Midlands Police in Birmingham last year https://t.co/MzuweXQwS6
  • Why #Turkey’s Regulators Became Such a Problem for Google - The antitrust backlash against Big Tech is playing out in places not known as regulatory hotbeds https://t.co/i97crm33h3
  • #Australia Private Practice Salary Guide & Market Report 2021-2022 - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/i4FKffmHNR
  • BTAS rejects calls to soften sanctions for 'low level' sexual misconduct - Legal Futures https://t.co/mf8ATIEyo6
  • Riots Shatter Veneer of Coexistence in #Israel’s Mixed Towns - Israel’s Jewish and Palestinian communities looked past each other until violence and bloodshed forced a reckoning https://t.co/LQmQo4p4U2 
  • A terrorist who stabbed two people in Streatham had been released from prison just days before the attack despite concerns he "retained extremist views", an inquest has heard. Sudesh Amman, 20, was shot dead by surveillance officers after the attack https://t.co/VfHKpT36h1
  • Civil Justice Council pushes ahead with guideline hourly rates changes - Legal Futures https://t.co/iOiXmy2WV4
  • Thousands Protest #France’s Vaccine Pass for a Third Week https://t.co/VVMssNtypp
  • Law firm's pupillage offer to tetraplegic student "not a publicity stunt" - Legal Futures https://t.co/01UoQvK5Lg
  • What ancient Greek oracles warn us about predictive justice - Legal Cheek https://t.co/lYhdNuBxjJ 
  • Lengthy judgments, unlimited arguments | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/ypIXO5TOTc
  • New York Is Pushing Homeless People Off the Streets. Where Will They Go? - Cleanup crews are clearing encampments, but advocates say the sweeps just move people from one place to another and fail to address the housing crisis #US https://t.co/BNph6v4Q9w
  • How to rebuild your team culture when you’ve been apart for so long - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/s3gbiUqMSJ
  • #Belarus Olympian Krystina Timanovskaya seeking asylum in Poland after refusing 'forced' flight home https://t.co/PyFeuRW0oM 
  • A TikTok star has died after he and a friend were shot at a southern California cinema, according to police and his family. Anthony Barajas, 19, was at a cinema in Corona with Rylee Goodrich, 18, on Monday 26 July when they were both shot in the head #US https://t.co/ayTwtaa0YO
  • Grenfell Tower: Man accused of burning model to face retrial - Paul Bussetti was cleared of posting the "grossly offensive" video in August 2019, but the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) appealed against the verdict https://t.co/4hfY1rPH8R
  • Home Office challenged over ‘sped-up’ removal of Vietnamese nationals. Signs that detainees were victims of trafficking are being overlooked, say campaigners https://t.co/fPnT186FjQ
  • Courts failed people ‘caught up’ in UK riots in 2011, says ex-chief prosecutor. Custodial sentences for rioters were much harsher, despite a fifth never having committed a crime before https://t.co/CfOsEJdrlb
  • [POCSO cases] Victim's testimony sufficient for conviction unless there is strong reason to discard it: Madras High Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/6n3v4t9Vwn 
  • Salmond blogger Craig Murray hands himself in to police to begin jail term. Ex-diplomat found in contempt of court over ‘jigsaw identification’ of women who accused former first minister of sexual assault https://t.co/jUTdiVNs2i
  • Board work makes you a better lawyer - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/8j2v9pSi8
  • L Brands Agrees to New Policies Tied to Sexual Harassment Claims. The owner of Victoria’s Secret will release current and former employees from certain nondisclosure agreements as part of a settlement of a shareholder lawsuit #US https://t.co/8Pn8xnYo68
  • Serious questions raised by solitary confinement in prisons https://t.co/aAnezMWjC8 
  • People who have been fully vaccinated in the US or European Union no longer have to isolate when arriving in the UK from an amber list country. The rule change came into effect across the country at 04:00 BST on Monday https://t.co/MMYiVtC0sm 
  • Police have arrested two adults and a 13-year-old boy on suspicion of murder following the death of a five-year-old boy. The body of a child was found in the Ogmore River in Bridgend https://t.co/bpwHMeIxac
  • RPC retains 12 out of 14 NQ solicitors - Legal Cheek https://t.co/hiuOT1WgfW
  • Legalising same-sex marriages made even the unwed happy https://t.co/cm77jNGXst 
  • "It was an attempt to kill:" UP Judge Mohammad Ahmad Khan injured in car accident files complaint; UP Police register FIR | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/8C7zPMWAYr 
  • Man, 19, arrested after girl, 15, dies at north Wales holiday park. The man is in custody after what police described as ‘domestic incident’ in Ty Mawr in Towyn https://t.co/Fr3eyXcpH6 
  • #Belarusian sprinter who criticised coaches refuses to be sent home - IOC says Krystsina Tsimanouskaya now with a Tokyo 2020 staff member at airport and ‘feels safe’ https://t.co/ZjGezQI77y 
  • Hundreds demand reparations for Windrush generation - Event in Brixton marking end of slavery in British empire also hears calls for restored citizenship https://t.co/nIABBS5xgG
  • Anger as Poland plans law that will stop Jews reclaiming wartime homes. Daughter of Holocaust survivor pledges to continue her fight for family property seized by Nazi occupiers https://t.co/jllM8fdMQW 
  • BJP MLA challenges appointment of Mukul Roy as PAC Chairman in Calcutta High Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/ACd6v3LB5H 
  • Lawtech business gives staff Fridays off... forever - Legal Cheek https://t.co/R5cWXdt5ds 
  • Court document language favours domestic violence perpetrators, analysis finds - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/EP1TQYm10o


2nd August - Law News

Edition 3506: 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:
Demonstrators in Thailand were met with police water cannons. Protesters demand the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha over the government's handling of the pandemic and a sluggish vaccine rollout.

  Focus of the Day Article:
T A change in the wording of equality legislation has not altered the burden of proof in discrimination claims, the Supreme Court has unanimously held. Royal Mail Group v Efobi [2021] UKSC 33 concerned an employee, Efobi’s claim for race discrimination in relation to job applications for IT and management roles and harassment based on race, as well as subsequent victimisation for bringing his claim. Full story - New Law Journal

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • UK law firms continue to post 2021 financials - Legal Cheek https://t.co/w53NpYSKb
  • The Weekly Round-Up: Freedom Day, Tokyo 2020 and the Judicial Review and Courts Bill - UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/amz5yyUEu6
  • People in Northern Ireland who are travelling abroad on Tuesday can now apply for a Covid-19 vaccination certificate, the Department of Health has said https://t.co/hNHut0sOd0
  • The prosecutor of notorious sex offenders has told of how he quit as a defence lawyer after not wanting to represent an alleged rapist. Nazir Afzal went on to become the chief crown prosecutor in the Rochdale grooming gang cases in 2012 https://t.co/uLCunHDMsr
  • Leaning on mentoring relationships during COVID-19 - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/602ClHPAFK
  • Goodwin ups London NQ pay to £147k - second rise this year - Legal Cheek https://t.co/5pDTFPsvo3
  • Depression and anxiety in young lawyers shouldn’t be an occupational hazard, solicitor says - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/TTOUYbo9i5
  • The judge who went for a morning walk and never returned: Who was Judge Uttam Anand? | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/Z2QGkXfHuS
  • What your law firm’s board needs to know about cyber security - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/bEvAz8rgON
  • Polish judges unite in support of EU ruling - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Q5MQNe1DIL
  • Future Baker McKenzie trainee co-hosts legal TV show - Legal Cheek https://t.co/zTvbyKeZtn 
  • Are lawyers loners or aspiring solopreneurs? - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/Yyi2YUhlo
  • Napier barracks conditions held not to meet minimum standards - UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/TESy7mQGu
  • #NewZealand's Prime Minister has formally apologised for an immigration crackdown in the 1970s against Pacific Islanders. The Dawn Raids targeted people who overstayed their visas, deporting them to their countries of origin https://t.co/4TbaZknPJ8
  • A&O and Freshfields publish autumn trainee retention scores - Legal Cheek https://t.co/KmW6NXUZwt
  • Financial ombudsman publishes digest of decisions highlighting impact of Covid-19 on businesses - Irish Legal News https://t.co/32DQoo1qmE
  • YouTube has barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content for a week, saying it had breached rules on spreading Covid-19. The channel is owned by a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp misinformation https://t.co/EHTCdA3kj1
  • James Kitching is living his dream as a senior lawyer for global football association FIFA. His work is every bit as exciting and stimulating as it is challenging, he says - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/WrcFEKyGD
  • Professional dog walkers in London sound alarm over curbs on numbers of pets - Four-dog limit on Hampstead Heath means up to 700 animals could miss daily exercise https://t.co/ZCcFzOOqpT
  • Measures are being introduced to try to identify what is driving rising murder rates in the wake of a spike in teenage deaths in some of the UK’s homicide hotspots https://t.co/VeOhW9NXNK
  • Freshfields reports 5% uplift in revenue and partner profits - Legal Cheek https://t.co/3IrxukAJDG
  • Latest Law Pod UK: Care orders and newborn babies - UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/lPKO5aVv1
  • In #SouthAfrica, Poachers Now Traffic in Tiny Succulent Plants https://t.co/fXswHQ9znF
  • Anti-eviction lawmaker camps overnight on #US Capitol steps - Congresswoman Cori Bush has spent a night on the steps of the US Capitol to protest against the end of a Covid-related moratorium on evictions https://t.co/OyuCkSWLs
  • Police say they are "keeping an open mind" as an investigation continues into the death of a five-year-old boy whose body was discovered in a river. He was found near Pandy Park, Sarn, Bridgend, on Saturday https://t.co/HDknorhujQ
  • Young people will be offered discounted takeaways and taxi rides to get their Covid jabs in a bid to boost vaccine uptake, the government has said https://t.co/ILUI2JvXNz
  • From paralegal to SYLA president: Chiara Pieri on seizing opportunities - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/vvdWEp8sro
  • 7 things that make Macfarlanes ‘meaningfully different’ - Legal Cheek https://t.co/1RVixOEp2n 
  • Mishcon to face disciplinary tribunal over alleged client account failures - Legal Cheek https://t.co/AbIqkcMePG
  • NSW solicitor to pay $480k after misappropriation of firm’s partnership funds - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/KkugiipCUY
  • What we learnt during The Legal Cheek-ULaw Summer 2021 Virtual Vacation Scheme - Legal Cheek https://t.co/mjm6iUVMEh
  • How can construction businesses work with supply chains to minimise disputes? - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/ODe8bWSMo6
  • Ruling made on suppressed documents in Christian Porter defamation trial - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/YZeB1Zssax
  • Heatwave risk from plans to convert shops to homes - From 1 August, firms will be allowed to redevelop a wider range of commercial property into flats https://t.co/qZqBD5ZFSa 
  • Apply now for Legal Cheek’s 2021-22 Campus Ambassador Programme - Legal Cheek https://t.co/i2KGxWSdk2 
  • 2021 #Australian Law Awards postponed until December - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/VtgITjlm0d


1st August - Law News

Edition 3505: 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 Indigenous vigilante group in southern Mexico says it is stepping in to provide security to communities ignored by the government. The group says it is protecting people from the threat of two big drug cartels.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Covid insurance caseload boosts Clyde & Co profits | Law Gazette https://t.co/MZU6dhaPkA
  • Some 60 Crown Court rooms will reopen by September, while 32 Nightingale Court rooms will have their leases extended to April 2022 to tackle the backlog of cases, the Lord Chancellor, Robert Buckland has announced | NLJ https://t.co/jep0O3AqYS
  • Romeward bound: Law Society strikes deal with Italian bar body | Law Gazette https://t.co/hTNN3KQuZj
  • Court backlog set to reach 50,000 - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Ks6H1uZgXU
  • Police spent millions to support HMCTS during Covid-19 | Law Gazette https://t.co/pupfE9N92q 
  • President raises concerns over influx of legislation - Irish Legal News https://t.co/H2KQPXyfXK 
  • The majority of law firms are making increasing use of technology, although funding and scalability issues mean the development of bespoke tech is mainly aimed at helping large corporate clients | SRA https://t.co/zephhlphHM
  • NGO based at London firm praised for death penalty victory | Law Gazette https://t.co/MFTHIuTR5N
  • The Lord Chancellor, Robert Buckland has called for more CILEX (Chartered institute of Legal Executives) judges | NLJ https://t.co/gZ9Bbrcw7W
  • Ministers are no longer considering making it compulsory for university students to be fully vaccinated against Covid to attend lectures in England https://t.co/5jIdBrbVi
  • Freshfields reports solid growth after US expansion | Law Gazette https://t.co/IrzmpwvhxH
  • How Disabled Americans Are Pushing to Overhaul a Key Benefits Program #US https://t.co/L65hmHDe83
  • MPs have called for ‘urgent’ reform to civil and criminal legal aid, in a Justice Committee report | NLJ https://t.co/60famdLiDU
  • PM's attack endangers lawyers and clients, Society warns | Law Gazette https://t.co/KhW5Gsm87
  • Craig Murray to be jailed after Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/DMHNQsrUwm
  • MPs enjoy free tickets worth £100k during Covid large event pilots - Labour leader Keir Starmer among those accepting gifts from gambling, drinks and sports firms https://t.co/QLVCykW62d 
  • The Supreme Court has called on Parliament to address a ‘serious lacuna’ in the law on solicitors' undertakings, in a case concerning rival law firms involved in the Volkswagen emissions legal action | NLJ https://t.co/GuMDl3ZCjW
  • IRS must turn over Trump tax returns to Congress, #US DoJ says. Department says House panel has ‘sufficient reasons’ for requesting returns as Nancy Pelosi hails ‘victory for the rule of law’ https://t.co/WnUiI5SVGZ
  • Supreme Court backs raped tourist in blow to travel industry | Law Gazette https://t.co/ns4WVsOqa
  • #Spanish Court Targets Chilean Bank Tied to Pinochet https://t.co/VsIf2xm2r
  • Lawmakers were racing on Friday to extend the federal eviction moratorium through the end of the year, as it’s set to expire on Saturday, and was responsible for slowing the pace of evictions during the pandemic #US https://t.co/o0hHVcPq1
  • Former #US president Trump Pressed Justice Dept. to Declare Election Results Corrupt, Notes Show - The New York Times https://t.co/EXaeA9TwJi
  • High Court: Judge condemns “unregulated charlatans” taking advantage of vulnerable defendants in possession proceedings - Irish Legal News https://t.co/TEjLRzZGQ
  • Vaccine passports ‘a possibility’ for judges | Law Gazette https://t.co/no7kG7XlT8
  • English court allows appeal by Sky in trade mark infringement action against email migration service provider - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/t8OBOQhjC
  • A change in the wording of equality legislation has not altered the burden of proof in discrimination claims, the Supreme Court has unanimously held | NLJ https://t.co/oUC1qG0jET 
  • A levels and training contracts – don’t ask, don’t tell | Law Gazette https://t.co/3fwoni9pw
  • Convicted rapist jailed for campaign of harassment and death threats against barristers and rape victim - Irish Legal News https://t.co/ZBfd3jQpyO
  • HMP Greenock indicative of Scotland’s prison crisis - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/SK1JRZV31C
  • Polish judges unite in support of EU ruling - Irish Legal News https://t.co/SeANntpVHe
  • Pressure grows on UK ministers to outlaw ‘no jab, no job’ policies - HR body warns firms could face legal action if they insist staff must be fully vaccinated against Covid https://t.co/JzHxIXSDxT 
  • Police arrest 40 as part of child sexual abuse case in West Yorkshire. Move comes after months of investigations into historical crimes committed between 1989 and 1999 https://t.co/B4LJLOSuRD 
  • Three #Cubans who took the desperate step of trying to cross one of Europe's most sensitive border rivers on air beds now face deportation from Russia https://t.co/DeZhYSkyrP


31st July - Law News

Edition 3504: 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:
Education at all levels has been ravaged by COVID-19. The digital divide in India means that a huge number of children are nowhere close to being able to afford a data connection or a smart phone to get an online education. For the students who are attending online classes, the mental impact is immense. This brings us to the big question on the Big Fight - is it time to reopen schools now, and should vaccines for kids be a prerequisite to reopening schools?

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Divorce applications rise by a third after legislation changes - Irish Legal News https://t.co/afcLHBS0fu 
  • MPs rebuke police for ‘systemic failure’ to improve record on race - Failings have led to ‘unjustified inequalities’, says landmark report that finds little progress in 22 years since Macpherson https://t.co/lsDudi8yRa 
  • Dianne Millen joins Watermans Legal as head of family law - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/nkCYK7xT6d
  • BTAS Sanctions Guidance Review Response to first consultation https://t.co/WS4ZGTdt9d
  • Campaigners have won a court battle to prevent the "scandalous" construction of a road tunnel near Stonehenge. The £1.7bn Highways England project aimed to reduce A303 congestion but campaigners said it would detrimentally affect the world heritage site https://t.co/eVGK2zGZXZ 
  • A Wembley steward has admitted trying to sell security wristbands and lanyards to ticketless fans for the Euro 2020 final. Yusaf Amin, 18, of Clifford Road, Newham, pleaded guilty to theft at Willesden Magistrates' Court https://t.co/WqxsSctYV6
  • New fathers to receive 26 weeks paid leave at City firm | Law Gazette https://t.co/ZhwL5W2NCL 
  • Douglas Chrismas, Gallery Owner, Arrested on Embezzlement Charge - The Los Angeles art dealer Douglas Chrismas has surrendered to the F.B.I. and a trial date has been set for September #US https://t.co/4Kge6vIOLx
  • Human rights commission and media company reach agreement over property adverts - Irish Legal News https://t.co/fLAGBnybMh
  • UK waste firm fined £1.5m for exporting household waste - Biffa convicted of exporting filthy rubbish marked as waste paper for recycling in India and Indonesia in breach of ban https://t.co/dkcMaBMMt5
  • #Australian court finds AI systems can be recognised under patent law - Federal court judge says allowing artificial intelligence systems, as well as humans, to be inventors is ‘consistent with promoting innovation’ https://t.co/8g9emlvCMv
  • Home Office failed to put in place system to protect detainees with HIV - High court judge issues ruling after man was denied antiretroviral medication for four days https://t.co/AywtEYIN7Y
  • FLAC joined by 42 signatories in letter to Justice Minister over civil legal aid review - Irish Legal News https://t.co/bS9T0pZLWf
  • Law Society: Solicitors must not use AI without clients' consent - Legal Futures https://t.co/5RYeLtTpQV 
  • Lewis Hughes, 24, from Romford, east London, admitted one charge of assault by beating Prof Whitty in St James's Park on 27 June https://t.co/21VM5c8hxf
  • Labour MP Apsana Begum has been cleared in court of making fraudulent housing claims. She represents the constituency of Poplar and Limehouse, and was accused of three counts of making dishonest applications https://t.co/M3xDOrw1Fg
  • Solicitor rebuked for losing unencrypted USB stick | Law Gazette https://t.co/S87XyjEFYa
  • Conditions that led to 2011 riots still exist today, experts warn - Data analysis finds large-scale cuts to youth services and increase in racial disparity 10 years on https://t.co/gAXWoUHbk
  • Legal actions against Department of Education more than doubled last year - Irish Legal News https://t.co/XulMv9wVjz
  • More than 1,300 people died of drug misuse in Scotland last year, with the country seeing a record number of deaths for the seventh year in a row. The annual figures showed that there were 1,339 drug deaths last year - an increase of 75 https://t.co/wPsQL3fscQ
  • A security guard has been jailed for more than five years for stabbing 16 cats in a series of night-time attacks. Steven Bouquet killed nine cats around Brighton between October 2018 and June 2019. Seven more were injured https://t.co/HAJcPYK4s2
  • High Court warns uncooperative parties against "litigation warfare" - Legal Futures https://t.co/NTZAcJrAzz 
  • Scottish government acquiesced to Queen’s request for exemption from carbon initiative - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/5qrQ5wl44j 
  • #US Federal prosecutors charged Trevor Milton with misleading investors about the technology for battery- and hydrogen-powered vehicles Nikola had hoped to make https://t.co/LN4jBadgDh 
  • A 29-year-old woman has appeared in court charged with the murder of a baby boy in Ardoyne, north Belfast, on Tuesday. Raluca Tagani appeared at Belfast Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of baby Liam O'Keefe https://t.co/pcbxsHrnsh
  • New changes to the Highway Code will give pedestrians greater priority over cars at junctions and crossings, the transport secretary has announced. Under the current code, motorists only have to give way when pedestrians step onto a crossing https://t.co/7NU33apsI
  • #Japan is extending a state of emergency in Tokyo and expanding it to new regions as the Olympic Games host faces a surge in Covid-19 cases https://t.co/dHfKe2FmjP
  • New disclosure rules for ‘less complex claims’ below £500,000 | Law Gazette https://t.co/1z5DQkvfIQ
  • Fee-share law firm eyes major domestic and international expansion - Legal Futures https://t.co/EDhNKuqwc
  • Pandemic caused significant drop in cases heard by Irish courts - Irish Legal News https://t.co/5qdihGFAx7
  • Who wants to be a millionaire? - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/FMyBqoIDl
  • England: Ageing bar poses access to justice threat - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/i1zLcVB8JN 
  • Jeffrey Smith, a police officer who confronted a mob in the Capitol, later shot himself. His widow blames the riot, and is asking for full death benefits #US https://t.co/f00XDmbcR
  • Faculty condemns prime minister’s anti-lawyer comments - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/BSPIyAnyTw
  • Theodore McCarrick, Former Archbishop of Washington, Charged With Sexual Assault #US https://t.co/DzziKCPox3
  • Aid workers say the #Ethiopian government has effectively cut off the lone route into the conflict-torn region of Tigray, leading to a risk of mass starvation https://t.co/aSCPDl7XSV
  • #Philippine President Warns of Home Detainment for Vaccine Refusers https://t.co/xZAMgHjOFX
  • Mishcon to face SDT over client account transactions | Law Gazette https://t.co/g9NOuC4G3R 
  • CMS advises on investment in space technology start-up - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/cWEABgGJ6O
  • Man loses appeal against conviction over IRA membership identified by bugging - Irish Legal News https://t.co/70ucZ4iJ1G
  • Former patients and children of a #Canadian fertility doctor who used his own or unknown sperm to impregnate patients have been offered a C$13m ($10m, £7m) settlement agreement https://t.co/jMw3rCx7Ak
  • David McNaughtan and Craig Murray appointed crown counsel - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/BNE0WXK1vB
  • Pregnant woman who robbed from man withdrawing cash from ATM is jailed - Irish Legal News https://t.co/zSu3HIHg3m
  • Upfront property information – our digital objectives | Law Gazette https://t.co/s15wRX2RI8
  • High Court: Refusal of visa extension quashed for inadequate reasoning - Irish Legal News https://t.co/UCbfd8pe3p 
  • Grampian sheriff finds death of north-east prisoner from drug-related complications not reasonably preventable - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/19aa4E8MBJ
  • A British man who went to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) group has admitted sharing beheading videos. Stefan Aristidou, 27, entered guilty pleas to four terrorism offences at the Old Bailey https://t.co/6rwlLyi8Q5
  • ‘Stop patronising me and give me an interview’: the female journalists speaking up for #India’s poor https://t.co/wQpeIp06Op
  • Mishcon de Reya and former partner face prosecution by solicitors regulator https://t.co/oB3mybCNVW
  • Boyd Legal makes double appointment - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/ivVg4eUKEa 
  • Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney for breach of contract for streaming her film Black Widow at the same time as its cinema release #US https://t.co/GNlYBRcZfm 
  • Nightclubs start asking for NHS Covid pass in England https://t.co/r62vaiyjeg


30th July - Law News

Edition 3503: 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 National Gallery of Australia has announced it will return 14 works from its Asian art collection to India under new guidelines looking at the legal and ethical aspects of a work's history. 13 of the items were purchased from alleged antiquities smuggler Subhash Kapoor, while another came from late New York art dealer William Wolff. Vijay Kumar, co-founder of the India Pride Project, tells The World whether Australia done enough to ensure supposedly stolen artworks are being returned to their rightful owners.

Focus of the Day Article:
Concerns about data protection and professional indemnity insurance have emerged as barriers to innovation in the adoption of new technologies by law firms - along with a striking divide between City and high street-type practices. Full story - The Law Society Gazette
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Costa Coffee landlord disputes frustration claim over €367,000 arrears - Irish Legal News https://t.co/piL4yoJjS
  • Welcome to the punishment show | Law Gazette https://t.co/RTij5ayhI
  • Courts Service's speedy response to pandemic recognised - Irish Legal News https://t.co/SZoCqi8Pjy
  • A public inquiry into the assassination of #Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has found the state responsible for her death https://t.co/jDOiUWmPp8
  • A police officer who knelt on a black man's neck during an arrest will not face disciplinary proceedings, the police watchdog has decided. Footage showed Marcus Coutain asking an officer to "get off my neck" during his arrest in July 2020 https://t.co/6HecCWtGAf
  • Greying Inns: Study reveals ageing barrister population | Law Gazette https://t.co/7r5hio70h
  • Court of Appeal: Defendant entitled to plenary hearing of fund’s €3.39 million claim - Irish Legal News https://t.co/HwQVv2gc2O
  • HMCTS admits 'temporary operating hours' could discriminate against women | Law Gazette https://t.co/OcI2oNeGbV
  • Revealed: Queen vetted 67 laws before Scottish parliament could pass them https://t.co/6saiPmUX0w
  • England: More funding to ensure accommodation for prison leavers - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/n2g7e2mwi
  • Queen secretly lobbied Scottish ministers for climate law exemption https://t.co/ks7sYg2cvO
  • TLT reports £100m turnover ahead of 2025 strategy - Irish Legal News https://t.co/mOMPKxyKfD
  • Another nail in the coffin of solicitors’ undertakings? - Legal Futures https://t.co/kzg8pGwrj
  • SRA considers kite-mark scheme for tech | Law Gazette https://t.co/CUZLdiCnxZ
  • Downing Street Covid briefings excluded deaf BSL users, judge finds https://t.co/krKpnvKgX9 
  • TLT reports £100m turnover ahead of 2025 strategy - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/wvfgTpess0
  • Virtual celebration welcomes Ireland's newest citizens - Irish Legal News https://t.co/2TL1T2rKnG
  • J#US ustice Department Warns States on Voting Laws and Election Audits https://t.co/tPjhXWgWde
  • ‘Terror’: Crackdown After Protests in #Cuba Sends a Chilling Message https://t.co/JUpq8bgBIs 
  • Covid Aid Programs Spur Record Drop in Poverty in the #US https://t.co/YzCZyTJXSY 
  • Campaigners win right to challenge state aid for North Sea oil and gas. High court allows Greenpeace UK and others to seek judicial review of support for fossil fuel industry https://t.co/zV9srHsF2g
  • Solicitor lost unencrypted USB stick full of client information - Legal Futures https://t.co/UrmaXrTTiv
  • Witness discussion greater predictor of misinformation than intoxication - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/px4XO7ZYv7
  • High-profile solicitor Todner to face disciplinary tribunal - Legal Futures https://t.co/T62ugaASdA
  • Multiple libel claims over ‘Putin’s People’ open in London | Law Gazette https://t.co/ZH0htsPHK
  • Experienced PA wins constructive dismissal claim against law firm - Legal Futures https://t.co/KGHzbiiBA4
  • #Denmark could face legal action over attempts to return Syrian refugees - Activists fear a ‘dangerous precedent’ being set as Copenhagen uses a report that deems Damascus safe to deny residency status https://t.co/zEF9bTJzS
  • Vaccine passport plan intended to coax young to have jabs, says Raab - Foreign secretary says government will not ‘hold country back’ because some are not getting vaccinated https://t.co/enICA99sN
  • Drug users offered same-day support to reduce drug-related deaths - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/sC10G3d6xq
  • Vote Leave chief awarded £580k Covid deal after call from Dominic Cummings https://t.co/LmaRZ6lNQ
  • Director of public prosecutions says Brittany Higgins investigation is with AFP, contradicting Karen Andrews https://t.co/fXUfvpC6d2
  • Johnson’s chain gangs plan is a hi-vis twist on a very old idea: the stocks - In his shameless pursuit of crime-fighting headlines, the prime minister is pandering to voters’ basest urges https://t.co/pH7ethZIMg
  • Lawtech company adopts four-day week: “It could work for law firms” - Legal Futures https://t.co/8VkrKKjbno
  • Who will limit the limiters? - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/sZy46peHdv
  • A drug company that increased the price of a crucial thyroid remedy more than 10-fold has prompted fines of more than £100m by the competition watchdog. Advanz pushed up the price of thyroid tablet packs from £20 in 2009 to £248 in 2017 https://t.co/lDZTQoUzL
  • A prominent #Chinese billionaire has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, the latest in a string of punishments against outspoken corporate bosses. Sun Dawu runs one of the country's largest private agricultural businesses https://t.co/sso4q7mpqt 
  • Father of a murdered schoolboy Vishal Mehrotra, eight, has criticised police for scrapping plans to hold a public appeal for information 40 years after his son disappeared. He was last seen alive in July 1981, partial remains were found in West Sussex https://t.co/WzUZw56rY
  • Rip-off websites which charge people for free Covid-19 passenger locator forms feature at the top of Google search results https://t.co/F7WJEWp1
  • WBD’s Edinburgh private wealth team earns Chambers ranking - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/yI3KQjxRor
  • Family lawyers unite to improve judicial diversity in private FDR hearings | Law Gazette https://t.co/Y5UnDWy87n
  • CKT recognised as top firm - Irish Legal News https://t.co/e1qLh1NLjL
  • Blog: Patently not dominus litis – Reactec Ltd v Curotec Team Ltd - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/7NRTBZ2Ms0
  • Party litigant who had decree in absence granted for recovery of cottage by bank fails in Outer House reduction action - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/ur0Qs1mzSh
  • PM renews attack on 'left wing' criminal justice lawyers | Law Gazette https://t.co/ZCB0KCTz0D 
  • Deals roundup - Irish Legal News https://t.co/x0BUoGOwR
  • London: Macfarlanes’ partners break £2m pay barrier - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/AUgMqAjQYA
  • Pingdemic: Bar staff being told to delete NHS app https://t.co/TuOhKnxySP
  • Google workers will need Covid jabs to return to office https://t.co/ydgtRPaHeu
  • Witness discussion greater predictor of misinformation than intoxication - Irish Legal News https://t.co/mGqhM34JP4 
  • Derby County manager Wayne Rooney has apologised to his family and club after images of the former England and Manchester United forward were shared online. The photos appeared to show Rooney asleep in a chair with women posing beside him https://t.co/UVFqw05Dn
  • Proposed new duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/xO5uI6TTTT
  • Activision Blizzard staff walk out over harassment claims #US https://t.co/2EMjpstwG
  • Queen's lawyers secured amendment to Scottish green energy law https://t.co/cqe0j2Wa1P


29th July - Law News

Edition 3502: 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 NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden reacts to the Pegasus project disclosures about widespread abuse of NSO Group's spyware by governments around the world

Focus of the Day Article:
A new allegation of malicious prosecution has been made against the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. Solicitor advocate Gordon Dangerfield has written to the Lord Advocate, Dorothy Bain QC, on behalf of his client, Mark Hirst, who was prosecuted for an offence following comments he made in a video blog upon the acquittal of Alex Salmond. Full story - Scottish Legal News
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Freedom? You must be joking | Law Gazette https://t.co/G5ejrlcvKu 
  • Official Secrets Act: Why government plans threaten investigative journalism? https://t.co/wgRBOVReH
  • High Court: Winding up petition brought against company for unpaid rent refused - Irish Legal News https://t.co/9OtqzTqLWj
  • Reed Smith to repay all furlough money | Law Gazette https://t.co/rrBGQ4DKaH
  • Extinction Rebellion: Paralympian James Brown guilty over plane stunt https://t.co/Z89d6203UB
  • Victoria Hall murder - Man arrested in 1999 teen murder case https://t.co/9AoIC97AB9
  • 123 members signed up to Bar's fee recovery service - Irish Legal News https://t.co/eAH8NR3AA7
  • The High Court in Dublin has granted applications by singer Dana Rosemary Scallon to strike out 10-year-old defamation actions issued against her - Irish Legal News https://t.co/BghJwbB0d
  • MPs sound alarm over legal aid in hard-hitting report | Law Gazette https://t.co/pWWrybAmUn 
  • A million masks supplied to the NHS as high grade did not meet the correct level of protection, tests have found. The masks, assumed to be the FFP3 type, also had invalid CE safety marking https://t.co/4YGSTAISdY
  • NI: Deadline extended for consultation on duty of candour law - Irish Legal News https://t.co/Cj1jBktpI
  • Addleshaw Goddard: Scottish firms report increase in activity levels - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/rHVSSyLlb4
  • Covid: No quarantine for fully jabbed US and EU travellers https://t.co/MLL6knhRVg
  • Suspect in Atlanta-Area Spa Shootings Pleads Guilty to 4 Counts of Murder #US https://t.co/8obOTeXJC8
  • Ince profits plunge after 'difficult year' | Law Gazette https://t.co/6HhIbr5bHl
  • #Hungary’s opposition has called for ministerial resignations from Viktor Orb├ín’s far-right government over allegations it selected journalists, media owners and opposition political figures as potential targets for invasive Pegasus spyware https://t.co/VOcy4nuBQH
  • An employer has been described as “incredibly stupid” by an employment law expert after the company used emojis to communicate important workplace issues - Irish Legal News https://t.co/1SIhzEmFKh
  • Taylor Wessing announces new partners to open TW Ireland in Dublin - Irish Legal News https://t.co/6Z3UwRIExL
  • Pandemic prompts re-examination of inheritance and gift taxes - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/XssFAIXIii
  • An outline of proposed laws to make it easier for the Central Bank of Ireland to fine and disqualify senior financial sector managers is expected to be published - Irish Legal News https://t.co/yeKVYO37x
  • Partner profits surpass £2m at Macfarlanes | Law Gazette https://t.co/T0864iic
  • Litigators reap the benefits of technology adoption - Legal Futures https://t.co/dfBkY4zEmS
  • West Suffolk hospital chief resigns prior to bullying claims review - Stephen Dunn, Matt Hancock’s local hospital chief, steps down after trust asks staff for fingerprint samples https://t.co/15fykUPqE
  • German gymnasts' full-body suits inspire other athletes Tokyo Olympics: German gymnasts' full-body suits inspire other athletes. British-Jamaican gymnast Danusia Francis believes athletes should have a choice when it comes to their competitive outfits https://t.co/KiwMqyw3E6
  • Johnson may block Chinese takeover of UK’s largest computer chip maker - Post-Brexit trade adviser Tony Abbott ‘heartened’ by review into takeover of Newport Wafer Fab https://t.co/q1wHtzsn3d 
  • Problems with reopening London HQ "hindered" listed law firm - Legal Futures https://t.co/EFpp2KzUx
  • Christopher Arundell, who grew up in the UK and once dreamt of playing professional football, is set to be deported to #Zimbabwe, despite a cross-party appeal to the home secretary to stop his removal - and those of others in his position https://t.co/IH9OlQbei
  • Hospitalisations soared in #India during a deadly second Covid wave. Now, hobbled by patchy insurance, Indians are turning to crowdfunding to pay the steep medical bills https://t.co/O6CLBBKF2A
  • The government's Covid test scheme to prevent workers having to self-isolate is a "pointless solution" because it excludes supermarket workers, according to the boss of the Iceland chain https://t.co/nO7tWyW5kW
  • PII fears holding firms back from lawtech investments | Law Gazette https://t.co/Z8HnvhStx6 
  • Court of Appeal revives "unmanageable" £5bn class action - Legal Futures https://t.co/9gFufrLLEn
  • Retention improving at the Bar as average age of barristers rises - Legal Futures https://t.co/8IPNq17nh
  • City partner struck off for “bizarre” inflated billing - Legal Futures https://t.co/sUJUubRqxs
  • RNLI hits out at ‘migrant taxi service’ accusations. Lifeboat charity says it is its moral and legal duty to rescue people at risk of dying as they cross Channel https://t.co/EEHSamL5mS
  • Paw and Order campaign launched to address spike in dog theft - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/qaPjWbuMd1 
  • ‘They Have My Sister’: As Uyghurs Speak Out, #China Targets Their Families https://t.co/YiddLlDGtb
  • Black women’s hair products are killing us. Why isn’t more being done? https://t.co/BbILjknoUW
  • England: Legal aid in need of urgent reform - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/qLrveo83KG
  • A council has apologised after 700 households were wrongly sent letters ordering them to appear in court over unpaid council tax. Harborough District Council sent out summonses dated to 15 July warning residents they faced a court hearing on 18 August https://t.co/ZXMTGBFGfE
  • Family Counselling, De-radicalization and Counter-Terrorism: The Danish and German programs in context. | Daniel Koehler https://t.co/n2v4tZdGvo
  • Policing minister defends changes to stop and search in crime plan. Kit Malthouse says there are few other options but to make officers’ wider powers permanent https://t.co/WgtnDWoJpO
  • ‘Relentless pressures’: SDT highlights partner wellbeing | Law Gazette https://t.co/DE7cn5humX 
  • Ben Roberts-Smith: Afghan witness defends evidence of ‘big soldier’ kicking uncle as court releases photos https://t.co/O1hAPaUQf
  • Former intelligence analyst sentenced to prison for drone program leak - Air Force intelligence analyst gave military documents to journalist to ‘dispel the lie that our lives are worth more than theirs’ https://t.co/SYt3fLdvIc
  • New allegation of malicious prosecution against Crown Office - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/nle4MimDnF
  • Fury as Buckland brings back extended court operating hours | Law Gazette https://t.co/N1s4HaTkCc
  • MPs and campaigners alarmed at UK’s ‘discriminatory’ crime reduction plans. Government’s proposals include more frequent stop and search and making community service street cleaners ‘more visible’ https://t.co/e7S3jdGqDu
  • Murder investigation after child dies in Ardoyne https://t.co/yGOfIChqz
  • Outer House awards over £300,000 in damages to family of man killed in cherry picker accident - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/PQzeRaBh2f
  • What does climate change mean for your practice? | Law Gazette https://t.co/EySJZjRGl8 
  • New office for Edinburgh firm Joseph G Boyd & Co - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/hgtuelLNkg 
  • The Guardian view on a crime blitz: Boris Johnson won’t make you feel safer | Editorial https://t.co/9zYzLras6x 
  • Sylvia McCullagh joins Balfour and Manson - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/kOMD4YM13S 
  • UK government backs scheme for motorway cables to power lorries - UK government backs scheme for motorway cables to power lorries/ E-highway study given £2m to draw up plans for overhead electric cables on motorway near Scunthorpe https://t.co/qezAtQiF5d