21st February - Law News

Edition 3344: 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: 21st February is International Mother Language day. On February 21, 1952, students and the common people in Dhaka (present day Bangladesh) had taken to the streets in protest against the then Pakistani government's denial of Bangla as the national language and imposition of Urdu as the sole official language of Pakistan. Salam, Barkat, Rafiq, Jabbar and a few other brave sons of the soil were killed in police firings on this day in 1952 when students came out in processions from the Dhaka University campus defying section 144 to press home their demand for the recognition of Bangla as a state language of the then Pakistan

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • NI: Private renters protected from eviction until end of September - Irish Legal News
  • Prominent #Greek actor Dimitris Lignadis held over rape accusations
  • A law banning people in Wales from smacking their children will come into force in 2022. Wales is the second part of the UK to do so, after Scotland
  • All adults in the UK will be offered their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine by the end of July, the prime minister has pledged
  • NI: Belfast City Council was not pressurised into special treatment for Storey funeral - Irish Legal News
  • Freshwater part 2: the circumstantial evidence – podcast
  • After the Uber ruling, there's no excuse for government not to enforce workers' rights
  • William Fry recognised for investing in diversity - Irish Legal News
  • At least two people have been killed in protests in #Myanmar against a military coup, the worst violence yet in more than two weeks of demonstrations
  • NI: Plans for care and justice campus 'lack clarity' - Irish Legal News
  • Friedrich Karl Berger: The US has deported a 95-year-old former guard at a Nazi concentration camp to #Germany
  • Former Clarke Willmott partner banned over misleading client emails | Law Gazette
  • Gig economy: Uber drivers are workers, Supreme Court finds | Law Gazette
  • Burford pushes to reinstate dividend following ‘record’ year | Law Gazette
  • Covid measures a template for ‘worse law’, former government legal chief warns | Law Gazette
  • 'Spike' in barristers reporting Covid concerns | Law Gazette
  • Reuniting families and allowing people to have more social contact will be an "absolute priority" in easing lockdown after schools reopen, No 10 says. Options being considered include allowing two households to mix outdoors in the coming weeks
  • Travers Smith creates domestic abuse support package | Law Gazette 
  • Partner profits jump 30% at Hogan Lovells | Law Gazette
  • Relief as EU deems UK data protection laws ‘adequate’ | Law Gazette 
  • A conversation with Hon. Clarence Thomas, associate justice of the #US Supreme Court. The conversation was held in conjunction with the Supreme Court Fellows Program Annual Events
  • Care home residents in England will be allowed to pick one person to visit them regularly from 8 March, in the first confirmed easing of lockdown since its reintroduction last month 
  • Justice minister pledges immediate review of new CPR website | Law Gazette
  • Google fined €1.1 million over ‘misleading’ star ratings on hotels - Scottish Legal News
  • Long service awards for dedicated children’s hearing members - Scottish Legal News
  • Outlander star Sam Heughan appeals EUIPO whisky decision - Scottish Legal News
  • Legislation for short-term lets licensing scheme withdrawn - Scottish Legal News
  • Home Office acted illegally in charging children excessive sum to register as citizens - Scottish Legal News
  • Phulah Pall promoted to associate at Jones Whyte - Scottish Legal News
  • Date set for civil case over Glasgow bin lorry crash - Scottish Legal News
  • Google has fired the founder and co-head of its artificial intelligence ethics unit, claiming she violated the company's code of conduct. In a statement, Google said an investigation found Margaret Mitchell had moved files outside the company 
  • Billie Eilish granted restraining order against alleged stalker - In legal documents, Eilish said the man had caused her ‘emotional injury’, including fear for the safety of herself and her family
  • Chris Whitty at odds with Johnson over 'big bang' reopening of schools in England