1st February - Law News

Edition 3324: 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 French government will shut the state’s borders to all traffic to and from countries outside of the EU as of Sunday, Prime Minister Jean Castex has announced, in an effort to ward off yet another Covid lockdown in France. Speaking in a televised address after meeting with President Emmanuel Macron and senior ministers, Castex said that officials had decided against introducing a new national lockdown in a drastic bid to curb new Covid infections. Instead, tighter border controls are being introduced alongside tougher action against covid rule-breakers. 

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 Focus of the Day Article:  High Court dismisses ‘misconceived’ arguments against European arrest warrants. An attempt by five men arrested pursuant to the European arrest warrant to apply for a writ of habeas corpus because the Brexit transition period has ended, has been refused. Full story - New Law Journal

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • The EU says UK-Swedish drug firm AstraZeneca will now supply an additional nine million Covid vaccine doses by March, after days of criticism of the bloc's vaccination programme
  • Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of #Myanmar's governing National League for Democracy (NLD) party, has been arrested, the spokesman for the party said
  • [Book Launch] A Critique of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 #India | Bar & Bench
  • Should legal crowdfunding be regulated? - Legal Cheek
  • Directors warned of ‘falling foul’ of new industrial manslaughter laws #Australia - Lawyers Weekly
  • Exclusive research: Law firms say the SQE alone will not be enough - Legal Cheek
  • The Weekly Round-Up: Human Rights vs Unfettered Trade: a Party divided? - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Captain Sir Tom Moore has been admitted to hospital with coronavirus, his daughter has said. The 100-year-old, who raised more than £33m for the NHS, was taken to Bedford Hospital
  • 5 pupillage application essentials - Legal Cheek 
  • Barcelona FC say they will take "appropriate legal action" against Spanish newspaper El Mundo after it published details of forward Lionel Messi's £492m contract #Spain
  • Law Pod UK New Episode: "Historical" Crimes: Ireland's unmarried mothers and their children - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Donald Trump's impeachment defence in disarray as lead lawyers quit - Butch Bowers clashed with Trump over strategy, according to reports, and leaves along with Deborah Barberi and three others #US
  • Just £12,000 of £40m fund for displaced Chagos islanders has been spent - MP representing most of UK’s Chagossians says failure to use compensation money to help those facing hardship is outrageous
  • Greater Manchester Police investigating abuse aimed at Manchester United players
  • Baby boy found dead at Wirral golf course
  • Covid lockdown easing must happen 'very slowly', adviser says 
  • #Israel to transfer a mere 5,000 covid vaccine doses to Palestinians
  • Revealed: The best law firms for legal tech 2021 - Legal Cheek
  • “No case to answer” - Stansted 15 convictions quashed by Court of Appeal - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Thousands of #Russians have been taking part in unauthorised protests to demand the release of the jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny
  • HS2 underground protest: Activists 'being forced out' of tunnel 
  • The #Australian city of Perth has begun a snap five-day lockdown after a security guard working at a quarantine hotel tested positive for coronavirus
  • Restrictions forcing couples to cancel weddings during the coronavirus pandemic have highlighted "archaic" marriage laws, a legal body has said
  • Morrison & Foerster dishes out ‘appreciation bonuses’ to London lawyers - Legal Cheek
  • Digital revolution ‘advancing productivity’ in law firms - Lawyers Weekly 
  • Life as a cyber security leader at an international law firm - Legal Cheek 
  • ‘Zero tolerance for criminal activity’, says NAB chief legal counsel #Australia - Lawyers Weekly
  • What is a continuing nuisance? - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Virtual student event NEXT WEEK: Wednesday 3 February, from 4pm to 6:30pm, taking place virtually - Secrets to Success Midlands — with Eversheds Sutherland, Pinsent Masons, Shoosmiths and ULaw
  • Biden and #US prison reforms – a soft target? Putting a stop to private prison contracts does little to address dire conditions for inmates, especially during a pandemic
  • #US health agency orders travellers wear masks on public transport
  • Justice Ashis Kumar Chakraborty of Calcutta High Court passes away - He was appointed an additional judge of Calcutta High Court in October 2014 and was made a permanent judge in October 2016 #India | Bar & Bench
  • Tens of thousands protest against new #French security bill
  • NI: Tsunami of medical negligence suits looms after Covid-19 - Irish Legal News
  • Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC named assistant coroner for Cambridgeshire - Irish Legal News
  • NI: Tughans tops M&A league table for sixth consecutive year - Irish Legal News