23rd February - Law News

Edition 3346: 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: At least two people have been killed in Myanmar after riot police fired live rounds to disperse crowds protesting against the military coup. Witnesses said police opened fire at demonstrators in the country's second largest city, Mandalay. One victim was shot in the head and died at the scene, the other died on the way to hospital. Protestors were forced to flee as security forces chased after them. 

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 Focus of the Day Article: A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has found that a local authority acted unlawfully in failing to provide assistance to a homeless Sudanese refugee living in Scotland..Abdelwahab-Kaba Dafaalla sought declarator that Edinburgh City Council has failed to fulfil its statutory duty under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 in refusing to accept an application from him for accommodation and assistance. Full story - Scottish Legal News

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Judge says lawyer who killed her son also tracked Justice Sotomayor, FBI agents found that the lawyer, Roy Den Hollander, had "a manila folder with a workup on #US Supreme Court judge," https://t.co/VbQfuP6qkk 
  • The maker of Fortnite, Epic Games, will not be able to take Apple to court in the UK as part of a high-profile row, a tribunal has ruled https://t.co/b5HG9EV4VI
  • Nicola Sturgeon has challenged Alex Salmond to prove there was a conspiracy against him, saying he has made claims "without a shred of evidence" https://t.co/YikPt34R0z
  • Four-step plan to ease England's lockdown; all legal limits on social contact lifted by 21 June, if strict conditions are met. Shops, hairdressers, gyms and outdoor hospitality could reopen on 12 April in England under plans set out by the PM https://t.co/nk5eInwVi
  • EC Publishes Draft UK Data Transfer Adequacy Determination https://t.co/bG6eKcQXJ
  • Pro-Beijing reforms threaten ‘end’ of #HongKong’s legal system, top lawyer warns https://t.co/LrV45qxAHT
  • £550K fine for #Jersey firm’s anti-money-laundering breach https://t.co/BTDMR9TpZ
  • To Help Migrants in #Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tackle EU Abuses https://t.co/2FyZRK9Lq
  • Top criminal defence solicitor Cahir O’Higgins in court charged with attacking former colleague in Dublin city centre #Ireland https://t.co/oIEFzpgXa
  • #Malaysia court Punishes News Site for Reader Comments Decision Holding Portals Liable Poses Serious Risk to Freedom of Speech https://t.co/ztyLuQOj4Z
  • Britain’s largest Muslim group has complained that the government’s refusal to work with it throughout the pandemic crisis has had “tragic consequences” and urgently called on ministers to reconsider a policy of non-engagement with the organisation https://t.co/feXQmeGyMT
  • Grenfell cladding company did nothing after two high-rise fires in Middle East - Inquiry finds that customers were not warned of risks by Arconic, who did not share results of fire tests with UK certification body https://t.co/Z19zO7Kbdu
  • Police drop charge against black man arrested for walking home in Texas snowstorm - Rodney Reese was arrested in Plano, Texas, and charged with being a pedestrian in the roadway #US https://t.co/lRvHw5CoEA
  • #US Supreme court rejects Trump bid to block tax records from prosecutor - Court’s order is a win for the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr, who has been seeking Trump’s tax records since 2019 https://t.co/HKqdefk6C
  • Erdogan regime condemned after human rights activist MP is jailed #Turkey https://t.co/114jCqj1P1
  • WhatsApp users who do not accept its updated terms and conditions by the 15 May deadline will be unable to receive or send messages until they do so https://t.co/676KAR8al
  • Criminal lawyers nationwide have reacted with shock and sadness to the sudden passing last Tuesday of Edinburgh solicitor Kathleen More at the age of 45 - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/YFwV3msfm1
  • Hancock acted unlawfully by failing to publish details of Covid-19 contracts - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/V7YGeaRi
  • Outer House judge finds Edinburgh council in breach of duties towards homeless refugee - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Fu4g3Mrrln
  • #Russian Court Clears Way to Send Navalny to a Penal Colony https://t.co/g8wt24YKEx
  • Human rights and climate crisis give HSBC an image problem https://t.co/ui8T1k5J4
  • A terror suspect who caused nine hours tailbacks at British ports after absconding has been jailed for breaking counter terrorism rules https://t.co/lGEEN12qPz
  • UK government broke the law by failing to disclose PPE contracts, court rules https://t.co/RVcgYQEwa6
  • #Venezuelan Women Lose Access to Contraception, and Control of Their Lives https://t.co/2nntyxc4nF
  • Fly-tipping: Licensing system failing to stop dumping, Panorama finds https://t.co/umR4bcGEh3 
  • US plane manufacturer Boeing has recommended grounding all of the 777-model aircraft which have the same type of engine that suffered failure and shed debris over Denver on Saturday https://t.co/sow2NU8ZDU
  • The fallout from the Capitol attack and the shadow of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing are likely to take center stage at the confirmation hearings for President Biden’s pick for attorney general #US https://t.co/Omd0gWcb
  • Freshwater part 4: radar – podcast https://t.co/cKnFbSjm6
  • UK's anti-terror chief fears rights group boycott threatens Prevent review https://t.co/3igctUNriD 
  • Scottish misogyny law must protect all women, says Helena Kennedy: QC discusses the task ahead as she begins her scrutiny into whether Scotland needs a separate offence of misogynist abuse https://t.co/iuyS8lWkvX
  • Captain Sir Tom Moore: Daughters release funeral details https://t.co/YNO81RUxu
  • Covid vaccine: Confidential offer for HIV patients https://t.co/KWGDKo61nj
  • Former presidential adviser joins ABS with eye on Brexit benefits - Legal Futures https://t.co/0bIeYSKAmD
  • Partner lied to client about settlement that never was - Legal Futures https://t.co/cd9tcwf9a
  • Quran-quoting barrister receives apology from counsel who asked him to stop - Legal Futures https://t.co/iT3sPYrnE
  • Law firm takes stake in online legal services platform for SMEs - Legal Futures https://t.co/1VUA0lg9Ef
  • Managing migrations at the external borders of the European Union - Meeting the human rights challenges | François Crépeau https://t.co/SjBXXDtor
  • UK's anti-terror chief fears rights group boycott threatens Prevent review https://t.co/3igctUNriD 
  • New doubt over fishermen’s cocaine smuggling convictions https://t.co/0VbXwY4Vqi
  • Barristers are demanding tougher sanctions for sexual misconduct at the bar - Legal Cheek https://t.co/SvFy39fyO
  • What to expect as the SQE roll-out date nears - Legal Cheek https://t.co/xRQFRsXFX
  • The courts are helping low-paid workers. It’s a shame that the government isn’t https://t.co/aQY953KYbN
  • Top magic circle partner makes switch to investment banking - Legal Cheek https://t.co/LC2edRN7rA
  • BCLP signs SQE training deal with BPP and BARBRI - Legal Cheek https://t.co/jZ7pS5SsNd 
  • Barrister receives complaint from fellow lawyer after posting Quran quotes on LinkedIn - Legal Cheek https://t.co/Mcfrak2j
  • The Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 of India, is it an evolved GDPR? | Ujjwal Kumar Bose https://t.co/LaGVpdzIw1
  • Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy's legal battle 'may not reach court until 2022' https://t.co/12pHR8YsDU
  • The head of the UN nuclear watchdog says #Iran has agreed to extend UN inspectors' access to its nuclear sites for three months https://t.co/Sh8UuqeDoQ
  • Toolkit case: Order on Disha Ravi’s bail plea on 23rd February #India https://t.co/DdmXgl4XKq