16th February - Law News

Edition 3339: 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: Since November 2020, thousands of farmers have been on strike protesting new laws they fear will drive them out of business. But why and who are they? Farmers and their families have been protesting in India for months, camped out in Delhi demonstrating over the government's new farm laws which they think will ruin their livelihoods. The three new farming laws were brought in last summer. They loosen the rules around the sale, pricing and storage of farm produce - which means farmers can sell directly to private buyers, instead of government-controlled markets where they get a minimum guaranteed price.

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 Focus of the Day Article: Legislation for a second independence referendum will be published in the coming weeks, the Scottish government has confirmed. The draft bill will detail the timetable for another vote on Scottish independence. Full story - Scottish Legal News

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • New travel law includes five usable airports and quarantine exceptions https://t.co/cc3TA99Ocu
  • Bird spotters who breached lockdown restrictions to catch a glimpse of a rare bird have been handed fines https://t.co/Wgecw33bh
  • UK court hears arguments from Huawei and HSBC over Iran documents https://t.co/kLc3OjEwYk
  • UK ICO to Resume Adtech Investigations https://t.co/M46PFN1lFP 
  • Harry Dunn suspect’s intelligence role had no effect on immunity status – Dominic Raab https://t.co/G8fBgrylv
  • Trainee solicitor job available at University of Glasgow https://t.co/txDtYy3AYP
  • Respect of judiciary has been risked to save one person, she said while referring to Chief Justice of #Pakistan orders that Qazi Isa should not hear cases involving the PM https://t.co/wl7jGDqxED 
  • Blackburn mayor resigns over wedding party rule breach - BBC News https://t.co/vSeirTuJx
  • #SouthKorea judiciary crisis rooted in failure to address judges’ misconduct https://t.co/ZR8yC8rHbi
  • A man has been found not guilty of murdering his wife, just days into the first national Covid lockdown. Anthony Williams, 70, said he "just flipped" and strangled his wife Ruth at their home in Cwmbran https://t.co/e2mPs0GWln
  • Britain does not need a politicised judiciary https://t.co/t4n828La8z
  • Revealed: Dominic Cummings' role in handing Covid contract to firm run by 'friends' - Court documents raise questions about whether Cabinet Office may have misled public https://t.co/BX5F6FfSde
  • Colorado judge maintains charges for Jesper Joergensen who is accused in 2018 Spring Creek fire #US https://t.co/cxyEmNQLno 
  • #India Supreme Court dismissed a plea seeking extension of tenure of incumbent Chairperson of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board Justice Manmohan https://t.co/K10iN7f7Du 
  • #Myanmar's military has warned anti-coup protesters across the country that they could face up to 20 years in prison if they obstruct the armed forces https://t.co/zCIYQX3DnV 
  • It's taken Donald Trump to show social media giants the meaning of moderation - Twitter and Facebook need to be more transparent about how they choose who gets censored https://t.co/nQXeHnL2qW 
  • After Disha Ravi arrest, non-bailable warrant issued against #Indian lawyer & activist Nikita Jacob who the Delhi Police says in on the run. Nikita Jacob has, meanwhile, moved the Bombay HC for interim protection against police action https://t.co/cDMTp7Qfml
  • When it comes to race and gender, oppressed people can be oppressors too: From lesbians being denounced as bigots to East African Asians racially abusing black people, the lines of discrimination are not always clear https://t.co/XT1ywMgAFm
  • There's a reason Muslim women struggle to make their voices heard - Islamophobia has made communities distrustful – and the media’s attitude doesn’t help https://t.co/sL8RXgTQrC
  • Jews in the #US fear what follows after Republicans applauded Marjorie Taylor Greene. It is chilling that rather than condemn the conspiracy theorist’s espousal of antisemitic nonsense, her party supported her https://t.co/0zLfntRa2x 
  • Observations on the proposed malicious prosecution inquiry - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/XwW1D6DnK9
  • Legislation for a second independence referendum to be published - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Yo4Bt3IDaS
  • High Court of Justiciary quashes man’s kebab restaurant sexual assault conviction - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/XTdm4vuHT4
  • LeaveEU donor Arron Banks loses data breach appeal - Tribunal ruling noted Brexit campaign and insurance company owned by its key backer had a ‘two-faced approach to regulation’ https://t.co/JMxObAW9rs
  • Lower proportions of black and Asian staff at a hospital trust have come forward to have a Covid-19 vaccine, according to a study https://t.co/hyYn0ywOsb
  • CLC highlights compliance risks facing licensed conveyancers - Legal Futures https://t.co/8BpPc0Qbj9
  • Unions, women's groups and charities have asked the UK's equalities watchdog to investigate whether the government broke the law in its pandemic response https://t.co/uzSW4vDlFT
  • The government's plan to move out of lockdown will be "cautious but irreversible", Boris Johnson has said. The prime minister is due to set out the plan for ending restrictions next Monday https://t.co/viKRBbxAjn
  • Legal executive banned for purporting to witness signatures - Legal Futures https://t.co/HG2RoC2JAY
  • Rangers have launched an internal investigation after police broke up a party in Glasgow in the early hours of Sunday morning. Covid-19 lockdown restrictions mean no indoor mixing of households is allowed in Scotland under normal circumstances https://t.co/rexzT8UL5b
  • The arrest of 22-year-old #Indian climate activist Disha Ravi has sparked widespread outrage, with many calling it an attack on free speech. She was arrested on Saturday over a shared document to help farmers protest against new agricultural laws https://t.co/glwWyp8wV
  • A senior rabbi in London's strictly Orthodox Jewish community has condemned those holding large celebrations, after police broke up a 150-strong wedding party in the area last month https://t.co/0QBko7XXLv
  • Law firm ordered to pay £1m for registration error - Legal Futures https://t.co/QmSaVqTdI4
  • A group of Tory MPs is calling for the government to commit to a "free life" and end lockdown measures before May https://t.co/viKRBbxAj
  • At-home food selling concerning, says Food Standards Agency https://t.co/ZJumAkF6if
  • Firm made unlawful deductions from consultant solicitor's pay - Legal Futures https://t.co/yF7MdwfZuJ
  • Solicitor who assaulted female family member rebuked - Legal Cheek https://t.co/FOCd2rOuMd 
  • Constitution envisages right to protest but with certain duties: Supreme Court dismisses review petition against Shaheen Bagh judgment #India | Bar & Bench https://t.co/Vo7EYB8Q8
  • ULaw reveals SQE prep course fees - Legal Cheek https://t.co/eVwNmGNGr
  • City law firms and chambers come together for #10000BlackInterns initiative - Legal Cheek https://t.co/TbJhnW8yw
  • All British and Irish citizens and UK residents who arrive in England after being in a high-risk country will have to quarantine in hotels from 04:00 https://t.co/FxUQWm7CVD 
  • We have identified 886 vulnerable children selling products at traffic signals: KSLSA tells Karnataka High Court #India | Bar & Bench https://t.co/G6oFDVL3Oa
  • Rethinking advocacy post-pandemic #Australia - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/mtLhhH2Nbj
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  • Paths to becoming a lawyer: Your official roadmap to the legal profession goes live - Legal Cheek https://t.co/8hWsRdMOqg