31st January - Law News

Edition 3323: 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: Protests continued in Poland for the third night against a court ruling that makes abortion illegal in almost all cases. Thousands defied coronavirus restrictions to attend rallies in several cities. 

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Hooray for Sir Geoffrey's funnel vision | Law Gazette
  • UAE to offer citizenship to 'talented' foreigners
  • #Japanese woman 'kept mother's body in freezer for 10 years' - Yumi Yoshino, 48, said that she found her mother dead and hid the body 10 years ago because she "didn't want to move out" of the Tokyo home
  • The UK is applying to join a free trade area made up of 11 Asia and Pacific nations, under its post-Brexit plans 
  • Panel will 'test and challenge' criminal legal aid recommendations | Law Gazette
  • #India has suspended mobile internet services in three areas around the capital, Delhi, where farmers are staging a hunger strike in protest at new agriculture laws 
  • Covid shielding extended for 130,000 people in Wales
  • Corbyn bid for pre-action disclosure dismissed as ‘fishing’ by court | Law Gazette
  • A claim has emerged from Alex Salmond saying a Scottish government adviser spoke of "getting" him in a criminal court case just before its own investigation into harassment claims was deemed unlawful
  • The Externalization of the EU’s Southern Border in Light of the EU/Libya Framework Agreement. A lawful Alternative or a Neo-Refoulement Strategy? | Paolo Biondi
  • Two teenagers have been charged with the murder of a boy who was killed in a gun and knife attack. Keon Lincoln, 15, was attacked by a group of youths on Linwood Road in Handsworth, Birmingham, on 21 January
  • One of the UK's biggest financial trading platforms, IG, has stopped any new trades in GameStop and theatre chain AMC when markets open on Monday
  • Law firm chief makes £61m by cashing in half his shares | Law Gazette 
  • Bar misconduct sanctions under review | Law Gazette
  • Freshfields vows to cut business travel | Law Gazette
  • Lawyers rally round top QC under fire for taking Cayman case | Law Gazette
  • 'Full-throated defence': young lawyers try raising public awareness of human rights review | Law Gazette
  • Lateral flow testing to be offered at Manchester court for next four weeks | Law Gazette
  • Health bosses have apologised after some clinically extremely vulnerable children were mistakenly sent letters inviting them for a Covid vaccination
  • A man has been arrested after a racist message was sent to West Bromwich Albion midfielder Romaine Sawyers
  • Pupillage numbers plunge in response to pandemic | Law Gazette
  • Law Society appoints social mobility ambassadors | NLJ
  • Ten law firms have been sanctioned for breaches of transparency rules since the start of the year, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has said | NLJ
  • Court rules that detentions after Covid-safe remote mental health evaluations are unlawful
  • UK funeral directors say they might need to ask bereaved families to agree to pay any fines incurred if a service breaches coronavirus restrictions
  • Arlene Foster has called on Boris Johnson to override part of the Brexit agreement to deal with problems in the movement of goods between GB and NI
  • Legal salaries are likely to remain flat in the UK and Middle East despite the redundancies, market uncertainty and other pandemic-related fallouts of the past year | NLJ
  • High Court dismisses ‘misconceived’ arguments against European arrest warrants - attempt by five men arrested pursuant to the European arrest warrant to apply for a writ of habeas corpus as the Brexit transition period has ended, has been refused. | NLJ
  • Obituary: Prof Robert Rennie, much-admired academic and lawyer
  • Wall Street clearing houses gain access to EU in blow for London - Scottish Legal News
  • Court ruling could limit compensation for PPI claims - Scottish Legal News
  • Presidents of UK law societies to set out Brexit response - Scottish Legal News
  • Unpaid work element of existing community payback orders to be reduced by a third - Scottish Legal News
  • Third night of protests in #Poland after abortion ban takes effect - Thousands join rallies in Warsaw and other cities after delayed ban finally becomes law 
  • Family wins lawsuit against NHS trust over woman’s decomposed body - Emily Whelan was feared to have been killed but investigation was hampered by state of corpse 
  • ‘The perfect target’: #Russia cultivated Trump as asset for 40 years – ex-KGB spy
  • Napier Barracks: Fire at Covid-hit asylum-seeker site was 'arson' 
  • Judge Eugene Regan nominated for further six years on CJEU bench - Irish Legal News
  • Austrian man leaves 'large amount' to #French village that saved family from Nazis 
  • Black Lives Matter foundation wins Swedish human rights prize


30th January - Law News

Edition 3322: 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: There is no defence needed for jokes, comedian Kunal Kamra said in his reply to a contempt notice by the India Supreme Court for his criticism of the top court in tweets last year. Mr Kamra, who did not offer an apology in his response, said that "jokes are not reality and do not claim to be so".
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Rosenblatt shareholders in line for dividend after ‘resilient’ performance | Law Gazette
  • Crown Office hands over 'material' to Salmond inquiry
  • EU vaccine export row: Bloc backtracks on controls for NI
  • NI: Podcast explores litigation over hospital waiting lists, border poll, Brexit and legacy issues - Irish Legal News 
  • Proportion of BAME children in UK youth custody at record high
  • Napier Barracks: Fire 'under control' at asylum-seeker site
  • A man held for the murders of a job centre adviser and a human resources manager in south-eastern #France is being linked to earlier attacks on HR managers elsewhere
  • The EU is introducing controls on vaccines made in the bloc, including to Northern Ireland, amid a row about delivery shortfalls
  • Sligo native Judge Bernard Brennan, who retired from the District Court bench 1999, has passed away #Ireland
  • An anxious profession: charity reports soaring number of calls | Law Gazette
  • #Canadian couple who got vaccine meant for Indigenous people may face jail time
  • NI: Border citizen to appeal against refusal of leave for Brexit judicial review - Irish Legal News
  • England: Sentencing guidelines for drug offences aim to address ethnic and gender disparities - Scottish Legal News
  • SCTS: Covid-19 arrangements in court and tribunal buildings - Scottish Legal News
  • Draft budget includes £50m to tackle Covid-19 backlogs in criminal justice - Scottish Legal News
  • Man who sent Scottish Legal Complaints Commission abusive email refused leave to appeal against refusal of complaint - Scottish Legal News
  • Solicitor fined £8,000 over insurance error from 12 years ago | Law Gazette
  • UK BNO visa: Can Hong Kong residents now live in the UK?
  • The UK's financial regulator has warned it is closely watching trading activity in the wake of frenzied share dealing in GameStop and other companies
  • Protesters who broke into Stansted Airport to stop a plane deporting people to Africa have won an appeal against their convictions. The group, known as the 'Stansted 15', locked themselves together around a Boeing 767 jet in 2017
  • The European Union has confirmed it is introducing export controls on coronavirus vaccines made in the bloc, amid a row about delivery shortfalls
  • EU drugs regulator approves AstraZeneca vaccine
  • AstraZeneca may have to renegotiate vaccine contracts, say experts 
  • A Scottish luxury hotel has been fined half a million pounds over a fire that claimed the lives of two guests. Cameron House has been ordered to pay £500,000 after admitting to breaches of fire safety rules
  • William Shawcross appointed as independent reviewer of Prevent programme - Scottish Legal News Belgian company has announced. An international trial looked at giving 'just one dose of the vaccine', which makes it significantly easier to roll out than those requiring two
  • Solicitor can present winding-up petition against "successor" firm - Legal Futures
  • Review of sanctions for barristers guilty of sexual misconduct underway - Legal Futures
  • Solicitor who retrospectively witnessed signatures is fined £20,000 - Legal Futures
  • Solicitor boss of listed law firm cashes in £61m worth of shares - Legal Futures
  • Cardiff investigation as body found in street The body of a man, believed to be in his 20s or 30s, was found in Westville Street, Penylan, just before midnight on Thursday 
  • Data shows outbreaks in England's offices in lockdown - BBC News
  • 'Imaginary capital': legal aid change removes £100,000 mortgage cap | Law Gazette
  • DEPORTED: The Right to Asylum at EU's External Border of Italy and Libya | Rutvica Andrijasevic
  • UN court rejects UK claim to #Chagos Islands in favour of Mauritius - UK urged to end ‘unlawful occupation’ of major strategic asset in Indian Ocean 
  • GameStop: Meet the amateur traders fighting Wall Street
  • AstraZeneca contract must be published, says European Commission chief
  • Pitfalls looming for property owners as new tax rules come into effect - Scottish Legal News
  • Safety fears remain after Covid-hit court reopens within a day | Law Gazette
  • Extremists Emboldened by Capitol Attack Pose Rising Threat, Homeland Security Says #US
  • Presidents of UK law societies to set out Brexit response - Irish Legal News
  • 'What are we to do?': Lammy defends seven-juror proposal | Law Gazette
  • Mandy Laurie of Burness Paull explores whether employers can force employees to receive the Covid-19 vaccine
  • RSPCA plans to stop taking animal abusers to court privately - Charity says it will still investigate cases but responsibility for serious offences should sit with CPS 
  • Master of the Rolls to create 'online funnel' for civil claims | Law Gazette
  • Dentons to host virtual Burns Supper - Scottish Legal News
  • The leader of the Catholic Church in #Ireland has said he would support a public inquiry into what happened at mother and baby homes across NI
  • Special UK visa for #HongKong residents from Sunday
  • Self-harm among female prisoners in England and Wales at record high - Official figures show steep rise during pandemic in number of incidents involving women


29th January - Law News

Edition 3321: 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 Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest over China's passing of a law allowing its coastguard to open fire on foreign vessels. Beijing passed the legislation last week to use "all necessary means" to prevent foreign threats, including destroying structures built by other countries on Chinese-claimed reefs. Raji Pillai Rajagopalan, an expert in defence and the South China Sea from the Observer Research Foundation, tells The World there's little recourse nations can take, which could lead to military conflict.

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 Focus of the Day Article: CPS denies major change in rape charging policy despite falling rates.Court of appeal told a shift in focus from a merits-based approach was not a ‘volte-face’. The Crown Prosecution Service has denied making major changes to its approach to charging rape, at a landmark legal hearing at the court of appeal. Full story - Guardian Law

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • U.K. Privacy Regulator Clarifies How U.K. Firms May Respond to SEC Document and Records Requests
  • The new Biden administration has said the US government's decision to refuse an extradition request for Harry Dunn's alleged killer was "final"
  • Brexit Grace Period for Free Flow of Personal Data in EU-UK
  • Fines increase during third national lockdown - More than 42,000 fines were issued in England and Wales between 27 March and 17 January, up from 32,000 in late December - though not all were issued in the last month
  • A man said he felt degraded after being detained in a police car when challenged on his way to work by an officer citing Covid legislation 
  • Covid-19 vaccine Novavax - of which the British government has ordered 60 million doses - proves 89.3% effective in large-scale UK trials 
  • Business Immunity from COVID-19 Liability
  • Demand for LawCare up nine per cent amid Covid impact - Scottish Legal News
  • SCTS accused of ‘paying lip service’ to Covid-19 guidelines after court outbreaks - Scottish Legal News
  • Inner House dismisses consumer protection appeal by man who was fitted with defective hip replacement - Scottish Legal News
  • Barrister Daryl Williams QC 'humbled' by #Australia Day honour
  • Sanctions urged against Russian figures in English football
  • The UAE, Burundi and Rwanda have been added to the "red list" of countries from where travel to the UK is banned
  • The prime minister and Public Health England have both defended the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab, after #Germany recommended that it should only be given to people aged under 65
  • Commercial firm launches “in-house barristers’ chambers”
  • Homeless man broke into Cork pub in order to go to prison #Ireland 
  • Amateur investors are responding with outrage after trading platforms curbed buying of shares in the #US games firm GameStop and other companies
  • Two men who organised a mass snowball fight during the latest coronavirus lockdown have each been fined £10,000. Hundreds descended on Hyde Park in Leeds when heavy snowfall carpeted the city
  • Register tax advice work now or face SRA enforcement, law firms warned
  • Planning to miss UK 0.7% aid spend target is ‘unlawful,’ says former solicitor general
  • Tribunal's rationale for abortion ruling published #Poland
  • One in three police officers in England and Wales has been threatened by someone they believed had Covid-19, a survey suggests
  • Worker unfairly dismissed for complaining about boss on Facebook, tribunal rules
  • The government has withdrawn a social media advert urging people to "Stay Home. Save Lives" after it was criticised for stereotyping women
  • Rita Ora's team offered a restaurant £5,000 to break lockdown rules for her 30th birthday, according to police
  • CPS denies major change in rape charging policy despite falling rates: Court of appeal told a shift in focus from a merits-based approach was not a ‘volte-face’
  • Review sites: one rant could be fatal | Law Gazette
  • Sentencing guidelines to highlight disparity between BAME and white offenders | Law Gazette
  • Remote hearings must be public Queen’s Bench guide stresses | Law Gazette
  • A disqualified driver who reportedly went shopping in a second-hand ambulance with the emergency lights flashing has been arrested, it arrived at the Asda store in Harpurhey on Wednesday, Greater Manchester Police said 
  • Conservative MP under fire after claims he spread "dangerous misinformation" about coronavirus: Sir Desmond Swayne told an anti-lockdown group that statistics on the virus "appear to have been manipulated"
  • Parliament to debate call to extend SDLT holiday extension - Legal Futures
  • Lack of data leaves courts "flying blind" on impact of Covid, MPs told - Legal Futures
  • Calls to LawCare about anxiety more than double - Legal Futures
  • Barrister who smacked pupil on bottom "thought she was consenting" - Legal Futures
  • Europe as a Global Actor: Externalization of the EU Asylum and Migration Policies following the Arab Spring Uprisings | Berfin Nur Osso
  • ULaw seeks funding injection by selling stake | Law Gazette 
  • Government defends rent arrears change to evictions ban | Law Gazette 
  • Press privacy case heads for Supreme Court | Law Gazette
  • Cool response to Labour's seven-juror scheme | Law Gazette
  • Inquiry judge right to issue media ban, Court of Session hears
  • England: Labour calls for jury size reduction - Scottish Legal News 
  • Dave Penman: Conspiracy theories have no place in Salmond commentary - Scottish Legal News
  • Black people over the age of 80 were half as likely as their white peers to have been vaccinated against Covid by 13 January, a large study suggests
  • Covid: Lockdown rule-breakers flee Cwmbran salon in police raid
  • Clarity on Salmond inquiry - Scottish Legal News
  • NI: Rights watchdog settles with Northern Ireland Office over election address disclosure - Irish Legal News
  • Navalny protests: #Russia threatens TikTok with fines over protest posts
  • #German L├╝bcke trial: Far-right defendant faces killing verdict
  • A child-oriented approach to data processing - Irish Legal News
  • Jagtar Singh Johal, a Scottish man has been held in an #Indian jail without conviction for three years has told and tortured to sign a blank confession


28th January - Law News

Edition 3320: 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 a country where indigenous people are increasingly displaced and journalists are killed at an alarming rate, a courageous new voice has emerged: Lupita, a Tzotzil-Maya woman​ ​at the forefront of a Mexican indigenous movement. Twenty years after Lupita lost her family in the Acteal massacre in southern Mexico, she has become a spokesperson for her people​ and for a new generation of Mayan activists. She balances the demands of motherhood with her high-stakes efforts to re-educate and restore justice to the world,

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 Focus of the Day Article: The alarmingly high number of women and children supported by domestic abuse charities ‘barely scratches the surface’, the Court of Appeal has been told on the last day of a groundbreaking case that is expected to result in fresh guidance being issued to family judges. Over the course of three days last week, Sir Andrew McFarlane, president of the family division, Lady Justice King and Lord Justice Holroyde heard four linked appeals related to family proceedings involving the welfare of children. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Man who held judge up with fake pistol and hoax bomb jailed for six years - Irish Legal News
  • Progress in Irish prisons at risk of being reversed - Irish Legal News
  • Footage shows officer 'rammed' off motorbike in Oldbury - A banned driver in a stolen car who drove into a police officer on his motorbike has been detained for three years at a young offender's institute
  • The Legacy Of The ‘Forgotten’ Holocaust: ‘Anti-Roma Racism Is Still Acceptable’
  • Scottish mountain hares gain greater legal protection - Scottish Legal News
  • Miller Hendry announces trio of promotions in Perth and Dundee - Scottish Legal News
  • Tenant of burned down storage unit at former turkey farm fails to establish damages claim - Scottish Legal News
  • New legal advice clinic offers support to children and young people in care - Irish Legal News
  • LeO "needs external help" to speed up complaints handling - Legal Futures
  • “Inept” solicitor transferred money in breach of court order - Legal Futures
  • Supreme Court to consider costs orders against regulators - Legal Futures 
  • ABS offers “litigation concession” inside law firms - Legal Futures 
  • Supreme Court: Hospital can withhold life-sustaining treatment for critically-injured boy against wishes of parents - Irish Legal News
  • Philippa Day: Authorities who dealt with a benefits claim from a single mother, who took a fatal overdose after her payments were cut, made 28 errors in managing her case, a coroner has found
  • Litigation funding does not drive families apart | Law Gazette
  • The Wildlife Trusts is to take legal action against the UK government over its decision to allow a pesticide that is almost entirely banned in the EU
  • Thousands have been refused funding to self-isolate. No wonder Covid is rampant
  • Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was an FBI informant - Extremist leader repeatedly worked undercover for investigators after his arrest in 2012, former prosecutor and court files reveal #US
  • Hospital incursions by Covid deniers putting lives at risk, say health leaders
  • Here are five ways the government could have avoided 100,000 Covid deaths
  • Garry Kasparov urges UK to impose sanctions on oligarchs close to Putin #Russia
  • Facebook apologises for Plymouth Hoe 'error'
  • Retention rates high at magic circle firms | Law Gazette
  • 16-year-old boy sentenced for racially attacking a Singapore student who was told "we don't want your coronavirus in our country". Jonathan Mok was beaten up on Oxford Street last February by a group of boys in an "unprovoked attack"
  • People wishing to travel out of the UK will first be required to declare their reason for travel and prove it is essential, the home secretary has said
  • Director threatened to expose opposition witness as benefit cheat | Law Gazette
  • Department store law? Firms given chance to host litigation concessions | Law Gazette
  • 'Exempt from disclosure': MoD refuses to reveal public law review submission | Law Gazette
  • BORDERS, (IR-)REGULARITY, & ASYLUM: a study of the external dimensions of European approaches to asylum seekers and their irregularity | Julianna Nielsen
  • The limit on a single payment using contactless technology could rise to £100 - more than double the current limit
  • Euston tunnel protesters: HS2 begins eviction
  • Wrexham vaccine plant evacuated over suspicious package
  • AstraZeneca-EU row escalates over vaccine shortage
  • "A legacy of poor decisions" by the UK before and during the pandemic led to one of the worst death rates in the world, scientists have said
  • Schools in England will not be able to open after the half-term break next month but could begin to return from 8 March, the prime minister has said
  • Barrister suspended for unwanted 'sexual touching' | Law Gazette
  • Magistrates' courts to be sprayed with ‘antiviral mist’ | Law Gazette
  • #France: Landmark court case seeks compensation for Vietnamese victim of Agent Orange - Scottish Legal News
  • #US: Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani faces $1.3bn lawsuit over election claims - Scottish Legal News
  • England: Magistrates’ retirement age to be raised to 75 - Scottish Legal News
  • Stirling Law School partners with Ashurst - Scottish Legal News
  • HMRC waives late tax return penalties until end of February - Scottish Legal News
  • Clyde & Co welcomes 300 to virtual Burns Night - Scottish Legal News
  • UK Covid hotel quarantine system to target travellers from high-risk areas - Priti Patel to announce plans in House of Commons after ministers reject blanket policy
  • CPS accused of 'systemic illegality' in charging rape cases. Changes in policy since 2016 have led to an overly risk-averse approach, court of appeal hears
  • Four in ten Irish businesses did not update cookie policies last year - Irish Legal News
  • Man held up judge and lawyer in terrifiying siege - Irish Legal News 
  • Goldman Sachs' chief executive David Solomon will get a $10m (£7.3m) pay cut for the bank's involvement in the 1MDB corruption scandal
  • The rise in mediation and remote mediations during Covid-19 restrictions - Irish Legal News
  • Insurers defend covering ransomware payments
  • FLAC Traveller Legal Service wins maximum payout for woman discriminated against by hotel - Irish Legal News
  • Labour is calling for juries to be cut from 12 members to seven, to stem the "gravest crisis" in the justice system since World War Two
  • Victims lose average of £45,000 in investment scams


27th January - Law News

Edition 3319: 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: Many of the journalists who reported on the truth of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, are now being targeted by Beijing - something China has denied.

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 Focus of the Day Article: Shadow Lord Chancellor David Lammy yesterday condemned the barrister at the centre of a racism row over his comments about the Equality Act “empowering the stroppy teenager of colour”. Mr Lammy said: “What a pathetic response from a barrister. No one should be discriminated against because of their race, or because their hair is different. You shame the Bar and undermine your profession.”. Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Supreme Court issues 'very significant' ruling on right of parents and children - Irish Legal News
  • Best of the blogs - 23 January 2021 | Law Gazette
  • YouTube extends ban on Trump amid concerns about further violence - After review, platform continues indefinite suspension that prevents the former #US president from posting
  • Lawyer in the news: Robert Pocknell, Keystone Law - Profile | Law Gazette
  • UK government backs birth control for grey squirrels
  • My legal life: Wendy Lloyd-Goodwin, 360 Law Group - Profile | Law Gazette
  • This is no time to review reserved activities | Law Gazette
  • London’s lead in litigation 'still under threat' | Law Gazette
  • Gay dating app Grindr fined £8.6m in #Norway over sharing personal information - Fine from by the Norwegian Data Protection Authority is 10% of Grindr’s global annual revenue
  • Madrid feminist mural saved from removal attempt by far right: Artwork celebrating pioneering women saved after city councillors step in to stop Vox party motion #Spain
  • #Ireland is repeating its mother and baby home scandal with its asylum system
  • #Iran says it has arrested a US-Iranian dual national facing spying charges who attempted to leave the country. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili did not identify the man, but said he "had been free on bail
  • Changes were made to rape prosecution policy that led to a "shocking" fall in offences before courts in England and Wales, the Court of Appeal has heard
  • Covid-19: Met Police officers in haircut lockdown breach - Two officers who hired a barber to give the cuts to staff at Bethnal Green Police Station, on 17 January, are also facing misconduct investigations, the Met said
  • More than 100,000 people in the UK have died from a virus, that, this time last year, felt like a far-off foreign threat. How did we come to be one of the countries with the worst death tolls?
  • People campaigning against the HS2 rail project have dug a tunnel near Euston station, in a bid to prevent their eviction from a protest camp
  • New ID card will allow solicitors to bypass security queues | Law Gazette
  • SRA on rack over costs again as scrutiny builds | Law Gazette
  • Rape victims' battles with CPS: 'I don’t have words for how betrayed I feel' - Four women describe their traumatic interactions with the Crown Prosecution Service
  • #Canadian mogul fined after getting Covid vaccine meant for Indigenous residents
  • EU citizens offered financial incentives to leave UK - European nationals added to voluntary returns scheme, which can include flights and up to £2,000 for resettlement
  • Rape victims speak out ahead of legal challenge to CPS policy: Court of appeal hearing comes amid record low in rape prosecutions in England and Wales
  • Thousands of farmers protesting at hard-right BJP government's agriculture reforms have fought through police barricades and tear gas to enter Delhi's historic Red Fort complex #India
  • Chambers condemns barrister's 'stroppy teenager of colour' tweet | Law Gazette
  • The voices of survivors of mother-and-baby homes in NI will be heard "loudly and clearly" with a new independent investigation, Arlene Foster has said
  • Scottish government advisers recommend full devolution of equality legislation and policy - Scottish Legal News
  • Andrew Diamond appointed chairman of ESPC - Scottish Legal News 
  • Glasgow murderer who killed man with machete outside pub loses appeal against conviction - Scottish Legal News
  • Are we putting court users in harm’s way? | Law Gazette
  • Solicitor banned for part in legal aid translation fee fraud | Law Gazette 
  • City firms publish toolkit on tackling racism | Law Gazette
  • Oldham school to withdraw places for lockdown-breach pupils - Yew Tree Community School in Oldham said several children had admitted visiting friends, neighbours and family contrary to Covid-19 lockdown rules
  • Off-shoring and Out-sourcing the Borders of Europe: Libya and EU Border Work in the Mediterranean | Luiza Bialasiewicz
  • CoA reserves judgment in groundbreaking domestic abuse case | Law Gazette
  • Everything has changed. Nothing has changed - Legal Futures
  • Competition hots up to become standard software for in-house teams - Legal Futures
  • Lammy wades in over barrister's "shameful" tweet - Legal Futures
  • Legal executive threatened witness in holiday sickness case - Legal Futures
  • Poor white teenagers in England's former industrial towns and those living on the coast are among the least likely to go to university, warns the watchdog for fair access
  • Co-op and Morrisons see queues over payments outage
  • City veteran Tony Guise struck off over dishonest transfers | Law Gazette
  • Distinguished advocates to share career advice with law students - Scottish Legal News
  • Jodi Gordon, partner at Road Traffic Accident Law (Scotland) LLP, comments on the development of remote hearings during the Covid-19 pandemic - Scottish Legal News
  • DLA Piper Scotland to relaunch gender balance network - Scottish Legal News
  • Salmond inquiry reflects poorly on Scotland’s democratic traditions - Scottish Legal News
  • KPMG: Scottish insolvencies remain low as support measures offer short-term lifeline - Scottish Legal News
  • ESPC reveals top-selling areas in Edinburgh, Lothians, Fife and Borders in 2020 - Scottish Legal News
  • Legal academic Professor Jonathan Fitchen has passed away just a week following his promotion to personal chair at the University of Aberdeen
  • Shoosmiths has paid tribute to its former head of real estate Steve Dougherty, who passed away last week at the age of 59 following a battle with cancer
  • Terrorism watchdog to open inquiry into radicalisation in prison: Prison officers have suffered a ‘steady drumbeat’ of attacks by terrorists, says Jonathan Hall QC
  • Riot police in the #Netherlands have again clashed with protesters defying a curfew, following a weekend of unrest. More than 150 people were arrested
  • Police have begun an investigation into potential breaches of Covid-19 regulations at the funeral of an IRA veteran in Londonderry
  • Brexit parcel price shock: 'I had to pay £30 for a gift'
  • The EU has warned it will tighten rules on exports of Covid vaccines, amid a row with AstraZeneca over a cut in planned supplies to the 27-member bloc
  • Grief, anger and a curfew as #Pakistani activist Karima Baloch buried: Family of women’s rights advocate, found dead in Canadian lake, call for police to reopen investigation


26th January - Law News

Edition 3318: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011.   

 Today's Highlighted Video Story: It's still far too early to offer a timetable for easing the Covid restrictions. That's the warning from the health secretary for England Matt Hancock. He said the pressure on the NHS was just too great, with the number of patients being admitted to hospital almost double that at the peak of the pandemic last year. Public Health England has warned that death rates and hospitalisations still need to fall much further before any easing of the current restrictions.

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 Focus of the Day Article: The Outer House of the Court of Session has heard a second day of oral submissions in an action seeking declarator that the Scottish Parliament has competence to hold a referendum on Scottish independence without the consent of Westminster. Full story - Scottish Legal News

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Tamil Nadu Governor decision on Perarivalan in a week, says altered Supreme Court order #India
  • Surrey Police Service looking to hire in-house lawyer #Canada
  • #Swiss court finds Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz guilty of corruption
  • Two judges removed: is #Syrian regime reforming judiciary?
  • Bombay HC says threat to democracy if judiciary, CBI, ED do not act independently #India
  • Rape conviction of three men identified as possible miscarriage of justice - Scottish Legal News
  • Gilson Gray recruits oil and gas heavyweight Calum Crighton - Scottish Legal News
  • Legal arguments on competence to hold Scottish independence referendum conclude in Outer House - Scottish Legal News
  • No Self Assessment late filing penalty for those who file online by 28 February
  • #Vatican Tribunal rules in embezzlement case against former IOR head 
  • Mastercard is to raise the fees it charges merchants when UK cardholders buy goods and services online from the EU by fivefold
  • Fraud has reached epidemic levels in the UK and should be seen as a national security issue, says think tank the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
  • The former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Dr Richard Freeman 'crossed line' buying banned drug, tribunal hears
  • How To Find Legal Advice If You Can’t Afford a Lawyer in the #US 
  • 'Lawyer keeps using his legal expertise to get away with raping women' 
  • Human rights lawyers become “endangered species” in #Turkey
  • GCs at private equity firms “lack control of legal spending” - Legal Futures
  • Non-compliant barrister given another three-year practising ban - Legal Futures
  • Fines for partners who charged clients for indemnity insurance - Legal Futures
  • Uproar over barrister's "stroppy teenager of colour" tweet - Legal Futures 
  • The government is "actively working on" requiring some travellers arriving into the UK to quarantine in hotels, Boris Johnson has said 
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  • Boohoo buys Debenhams brand but all shops to close
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  • Brexit Collides With 1978 Military Law In #Spain; British Housebuyers Must Now Obtain Military Permit
  • The Assistant Commissioner of the City of London Police said the partnership with Komainu would help in “denying criminality the proceeds of crime.”
  • Fugitive #Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya Applies for 'Another Route' to Remain in the UK - widespread speculation that he had sought asylum in the UK, details of which are neither confirmed nor denied by the Home Office
  • UK govt quietly extends councils' lockdown powers until July 17
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  • Brits accusing Harvey Weinstein of abuse furious as his lawyer's misconduct case dropped
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  • Long judgements, frivolous adjournments bad for judiciary – human rights lawyer and activist Falana #Nigeria
  • Is an Innocent Man Still Languishing on Death Row? DNA evidence in the Kevin Cooper case points elsewhere #US
  • Pennsylvania Lawmaker Played Key Role in Trump’s Plot to Oust Acting Attorney General #US
  • Boohoo is set to buy the Debenhams brand and website. However, the fast fashion retailer will not be taking on any of the company's remaining 118 High Street stores or its workforce
  • Barclaycard customers face higher minimum payments
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