11th February - Law News

 Edition 3334: 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 impact of climate change throughout the Pacific has been well documented, but over the past ten years or so one subject in particular has been gaining a lot of traction. With low-lying atolls and islands considered under threat from rising sea levels, new research suggests hundreds of them are steadily expanding. But as Manny Tsigas explains, it has some climate researchers calling for more data.

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 Focus of the Day Article:  The body representing claimant interests has demanded that insurers immediately hand over savings after a year in which claim numbers plummeted. The government’s compensation recovery unit – regarded as a reliable measure of claims trends – recorded a 47% drop in claims across the board in 2020, from 843,000 to around 445,000. Motor claims fell 46% to 356,000, while employer liability claims were down by 60% in 2020 mainly due to the effect of the pandemic and more people working remotely Full story - The Law Society Gazette

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • GardaĆ­ can now fine Northern Ireland residents for Covid-19 breaches
  • A ban on the sharing of intimate images without consent, even if there is no specific intent to cause harm, has come into effect in #Ireland
  • Proposed #Irish law would allow for rescue of small companies without going to court
  • Trustpilot has warned users after a law firm sued a man for leaving a negative review on the platform alleging inadequate service received
  • Home Secretary Priti Patel could face a charge of contempt of court after failing to follow an order to house an Iranian sex offender
  • Dublin's Augustus Cullen Law appoints Deirdre Courtney as commercial litigation partner #Ireland 
  • Court of Appeal: €110,000 award overturned for employee who slipped on steps at work #Ireland
  • Handforth Parish Council: No confidence vote after Zoom meeting
  • Cladding: Extra £3.5bn promised to tackle unsafe buildings
  • Lawyer of the Month: Michael Upton
  • Accent bias in the law
  • Firms encouraged to join black interns initiative
  • Solicitor rebuked after police caution for assault at home
  • Possession suspensions 'put neighbours at risk'
  • Texas lawyer trapped by cat filter on Zoom call, informs judge he is not a cat #US
  • Facebook claims it is apparently "horrified" to see the continued online abuse of footballers and has announced tougher measures to tackle the issue
  • Home Office rejects appeal over public law review evidence
  • There are "encouraging signs" coronavirus cases in Wales are falling, the head of NHS Wales has said. Chief Executive Andrew Goodall said rates of the virus in the community were "significantly down" from where they were in December
  • UK ministers accused of cynically blocking clear vote on genocide - Amendment would have given UK courts a role in determining if genocide is taking place
  • Myanmar coup: Woman shot at protest fights for life
  • The head of influential dance label R&S Records, Renaat Vandepapeliere, discriminated against black and female artists, according to a former employee Raj Chaudhuri
  • A maximum 10-year jail term for lying about recent travel history has been defended by the government. Transport Secretary said the British public "would expect pretty strong action" and the maximum sentence reflects the seriousness of the crime
  • A cheaper route to qualifying? ULaw unveils SQE pricing
  • SRA to cut office space with hybrid homeworking move
  • LSB to press ahead with continuing competence regime
  • Whiplash progress at last as protocol is all but approved
  • Bank of England chief's evidence to MPs questioned by former senior judge - Row over report into LC&F collapse escalates as ex-high court judge disagrees with Andrew Bailey’s evidence
  • Former Arcadia staff pursue compensation over redundancies - Law firms sign up hundreds of staff from former Sir Philip Green fashion chain sold to Asos and Boohoo
  • New super-exam fails to drive down fees at ULaw
  • Autonomy co-founder's lawyers attack 'overweening' US extradition effort - Mike Lynch’s legal team tell court US is ‘not the global marshal of corporate world’ and case should be heard in UK
  • Lord Freud breached code of conduct over Charlie Elphicke references - Tory peer to apologise after seeking to interfere in legal decision over MP’s sentencing
  • Nazi guard charged over murder of thousands at Sachsenhausen
  • Burges Salmon advises renewable energy investment platform Bio Capital
  • CMS secures Northern Lighthouse Board appointment
  • ICC rules it has jurisdiction over occupied Palestinian territories
  • Trump impeachment: #US Senate says trial is constitutional and can go ahead
  • Cross-justice initiative makes better use of court time
  • Prince Charles vetted laws that stop his tenants buying their homes - Royals used secretive procedure to approve laws that gave special exemptions to Duchy of Cornwall