22nd February - Law News

Edition 3345: 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: Torch-lit demo in Bologna, Italy, protesting compulsory closure of businesses - restaurateurs decry the shut-down of hospitality venues as the city moves into the so-called ‘orange zone’ of the country’s COVID restrictions system.

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 Focus of the Day Article: Uber drivers are workers with access to paid holidays, minimum wage and other benefits, the Supreme Court has held in a landmark ruling. Full story - New Law Journal

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Living Room Law: Lawyers who are doing things differently tell their stories at new virtual conference - Legal Cheek
  • We need to train our magistrates that remand is not automatic in all cases: Justice Deepak Gupta (Retd.) | Bar & Bench #India
  • Court delays allow violent offenders to avoid prison
  • Investment Law in #India Explained | Lawyer Herald
  • Latham & Watkins bumps trainee pay to £50-55k and increases maintenance grant - Legal Cheek
  • Madras High Court asks Central government to consider request to print image of Subhas Chandra Bose on currency notes | Bar & Bench #India
  • Essential Inquest Law Updates with Rachel Marcus and Jim Duffy on Law Pod UK - UK Human Rights Blog
  • UK medical regulator investigates after a firm was awarded a £30m contract during the pandemic. Alex Bourne - who used to run a pub near Matt Hancock's old constituency home, made vials for Covid testing and had no history of medical goods manufacturing
  • When is a Slip and Fall Accident Legally Actionable? | Lawyer Herald #US
  • The key commercial awareness themes of 2021 - Legal Cheek
  • Judge-alone trials could have ‘breached’ ACT’s constitutional limitations - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • The daughters of assassinated #US black civil rights leader Malcolm X have requested that the murder investigation be reopened in light of new evidence
  • Two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping after a car was stolen in Birmingham with the owner's two children inside, police have said
  • Police have handed a £10,000 fine to the organiser of a church meet-up in a pub car park. Officers from Nottinghamshire Police said the Church on the Streets service, involving about 30 people in Bardney Drive, Bulwell, Nottingham, broke lockdown rules
  • Making unfounded allegations against spouse amounts to mental cruelty: Bombay High Court upholds divorce granted to wife | Bar & Bench #India
  • The judiciary’s quest towards compromising its independence | Bar & Bench #India
  • 5 Ways the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Protects You | Lawyer Herald #US
  • From tough beginnings to top of the profession: How one lawyer continues to use compassion and openness to succeed in law - Lawyers Weekly
  • Banks liable under Consumer Protection Act for deficiency in locker service: Supreme Court issues guidelines to banks on operating lockers | Bar & Bench #India 
  • Ex-Clifford Chance junior lawyer charged with insider trading alongside younger banker brother - Legal Cheek
  • What Types of Cases Fall Under Family Law | Lawyer Herald
  • Employment contracts are insurance policies - Lawyers Weekly #Australia 
  • HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has announced that Southwark Crown Court will be the next place to pilot rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing of court users| NLJ
  • The 'cab-rank' rule - an ethical conundrum - Legal Cheek
  • MIGRATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS THE RESPECT OF MIGRANTS’ RIGHTS Migration and human rights : the respect of migrants' rights, case of Morocco, Tunisia, and Jordan | Ghaith Saad
  • What’s next for contract lawyering? - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • 15 City law firms sign social mobility action plan - Legal Cheek
  • Matt Hancock says it was "the right thing to do" to delay publishing contracts during the pandemic, despite a court ruling he acted unlawfully. A judge ruled the health secretary had "breached his legal obligation"
  • Claims for damage to a household TV and roof tiles have been made after a sonic boom was caused by RAF Typhoons that were intercepting a private plane
  • Officer manslaughter charge ‘important step in the administration of justice’ - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • The Weekly Round-up: Phase 2 of the Grenfell Inquiry - UK Human Rights Blog
  • What ‘build back better’ means for law firms - Legal Cheek
  • How the legal profession can celebrate Mardi Gras in 2021 - Lawyers Weekly
  • The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) has published a report on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on human rights in the private sector | NLJ
  • Keoghs launches SQE apprenticeship for graduates - Legal Cheek
  • BPP Law School to offer module in small talk - Legal Cheek
  • Goodwin Procter raises NQ solicitor pay to £137,500 - Legal Cheek
  • Jo Maugham QC claims Allen & Overy blacklisted him and his chambers - Legal Cheek
  • Summerfield Browne, Trustpilot, and the SRA - Legal Cheek 
  • Fewest firms planning job cuts since pandemic began