17th February - Law News

Edition 3340: 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: Police in Myanmar have filed a new charge against deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, her lawyer said, as the country’s military leaders attempted to defend their actions. The additional count against Suu Kyi came as Myanmar's military held its first news conference, two weeks after it ousted the democratically elected leader, detained key government officials and formed a new ruling junta. Suu Kyi's lawyer Khin Maung Zaw told CNN that she had been charged in relation to a national disaster law, in addition to the earlier count under the country's import and export act. She appeared in a court hearing via video conference on Tuesday, according to Zaw

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 Focus of the Day Article: Money laundering, buyer-funded developments and acting for both sides are among the risks highlighted in the Council for Licensed Conveyancers’ (CLC) first Compliance Risk Agenda. The regulator is also looking at ways of addressing late quotes by professional indemnity insurers. Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Supreme Court: Convicted IRA member's claim of unconstitutional detention dismissed - Irish Legal News
  • Glasgow prevails over Dundee to win this year’s Lord Jones Moot - Scottish Legal News
  • Lawyer in the news: Faith Salih, Irwin Mitchell - Profile | Law Gazette
  • My legal life: Kirin Ohbi, Signia - Profile | Law Gazette 
  • Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers – privacy and copyright in the spotlight - Scottish Legal News
  • Fiscals union in row over Covid outbreak at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court - Scottish Legal News
  • Inner House upholds decision to allow petition for rectification of parking rights deed to proceed to proof - Scottish Legal News
  • Clipping the judges’ wings | Law Gazette
  • News focus: Hefty SQE fees fail diversity test | Law Gazette
  • Abuse survivor calls for UK children born of rape to have 'victim' legal status - Rotherham grooming victim says children need specialist help and should be able to prosecute fathers
  • 'It is helpful to wear the uniform': barrister's wig enjoys surprising popularity - a 17th-century piece of horsehair is an important part of the criminal justice system, argue its wearers
  • Lenders introduce legal clauses preventing tower blocks being used as security on housing association loans
  • A court in The Hague has told the #Dutch government that an overnight curfew to reduce the spread of coronavirus should be lifted immediately, ruling that it breaches the right to free movement
  • A white woman who called police on a black man bird watching in New York's Central Park has had the criminal case against her dismissed. #US Prosecutors say Amy Cooper completed a therapy course addressing racial bias and asked for her charge to be dropped
  • Respect for NHS could be ‘deterring’ clin neg claims | Law Gazette
  • Long-serving legal executive banned over dishonest document signing | Law Gazette
  • Okpabi v Shell: Clarification from the English Supreme Court on Jurisdiction and Parent Company Liability
  • Supreme Court’s village green ruling leaves uncertainties | Law Gazette
  • Covid tests trialled in second court | Law Gazette
  • Tax barrister aims to make virtual chambers “biggest of its kind” - Legal Futures
  • Legal and financial services group expands with law firm acquisition - Legal Futures
  • Solicitor and banker brother charged with insider trading - Legal Futures
  • 20 firms and seven websites sign up to online reviews trial - Legal Futures
  • The youngest pupils are to return to Scotland's classrooms for face-to-face teaching from next week 
  • HMCTS staff to vote on strike action | Law Gazette
  • Key pro-democracy figures go on trial over #HongKong protests - Veteran activist Lee Cheuk-yan accuses police and government of depriving Hongkongers of constitutional rights
  • 'Urban coffee lounge vibe’: Browne Jacobson unveils future office vision | Law Gazette
  • Four passengers have been fined £10,000 for failing to declare they had travelled from a "red-list" country, West Midlands Police has said
  • European Space Agency: Astronaut recruitment seeks disability applicants
  • Princess Latifa, the daughter of #Dubai's ruler reveals her 'Hostage' ordeal
  • Dutch court refuses extradition to Poland due to rule of law concerns - Scottish Legal News
  • Force banks to let customers block gambling transactions, Monzo tells ministers - Government urged to use law review to remove obstacles for people keen to stop betting
  • Words and their meaning in insurance contracts - Scottish Legal News 
  • Ex-military personnel dismissed from the armed forces because of their sexuality can now reclaim lost medals. Under a new scheme to remedy historical injustices, former service personnel can apply to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to restore honours
  • Usdaw victory at Court of Session blocks Tesco ‘fire and rehire’ tactic - Scottish Legal News
  • Convicted fake interpreter worked on 140 court cases | Law Gazette 
  • Law Society calls for Scotland-wide high-rise cladding assessment following new funding announcement - Scottish Legal News
  • Proposed free speech law will make English universities liable for breaches - far-right no-platformed speakers could get compensation under plans unveiled by Gavin Williamson
  • Solicitor, sportsman and community volunteer — tribute to Thomas Groves
  • England: More than 500 court staff balloted over Covid concerns - Scottish Legal News
  • Northern Ireland abortion law changes proposed by the DUP
  • The first international travellers to go into one of Scotland's quarantine hotels have been told they can leave after a day because of a loophole
  • United Kingdom: Pension schemes Act 2021 becomes law - Lexology 
  • EU to allow UK data flow in boost for business and law enforcement 
  • Coercion, Prohibition, and Great Expectations. The continuing failure of the Common European Asylum System, Common Market Law Review 53(2016), p. 607-642 | Thomas Spijkerboer
  • A Twitter account helped spread the word about rare birds in New York City, but publicizing their locations exposed a rift among birders
  • Sir William Macpherson of Cluny and Blairgowrie, judge and author of a damning report into the Metropolitan Police has pased away Scottish Legal News
  • Covid-Linked Syndrome in Children Is Growing and Cases Are More Severe
  • Quick coronavirus testing could enable nightclubs and theatres to reopen, Boris Johnson has suggested
  • LGBT History Month – Caring for our Mind - Scottish Legal News