3rd February - Law News

Edition 3326: 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: A former follower of the fascist conspiracy QAnon movement tells how she came to believe in the movement and ultimately decided to leave.

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 Focus of the Day Article:  Prisoner serving life sentence fails to obtain judicial review of decision not to move him to lower security prison. Full story - Scottish Legal News

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Putin critic Navalny jailed in #Russia despite protests
  • My legal life: Manjinder Singh Kang, Kang & Co Solicitors - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Swift condemnation of Labour’s jury proposal is unwarranted | Law Gazette
  • Meghan and the Mail | Law Gazette
  • Stagnant progress in profession’s diversity is disheartening | Law Gazette
  • Barclays revamps legal arm with shared platform adoption | Law Gazette
  • Slater and Gordon backs care home public inquiry | Law Gazette
  • Court Covid safety confusion continues | Law Gazette
  • The #French health authority has said AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine should only be given to people aged under 65
  • How should the family court treat allegations of domestic abuse? | Law Gazette
  • Obituary: Tom Moore, a hero who gave a nation hope
  • Chris O'Shea, the boss of British Gas owner Centrica, has said his family was posted excrement amid a pay row at the firm
  • Captain Sir Tom Moore dies at 100 after testing positive for Covid
  • Israeli-made spying tools were bought for #Bangladesh intelligence service, despite the South Asian country not recognising Israel
  • LSB kicks off new regime of transparency over PC fee spending | Law Gazette
  • Wall Street billionaire backed Republicans who later tried to overturn election result - Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman faces scrutiny over donations to rightwing Republicans including Kelly Loeffler #US
  • The Stansted 15's quashed conviction shows we were never terrorists - I was one of 15 charged for blocking a deportation flight. We’ve got justice, but victims of the UK’s hostile environment haven’t
  • Tweeting barrister Holbrook parts company with chambers | Law Gazette
  • Tesla has begun to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles in the #US over issues with failing touchscreens that regulators were concerned could increase the risk of crashes
  • #Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine gives around 92% protection against Covid-19, late stage trial results published in The Lancet reveal. It has also been deemed to be safe - and offer complete protection against hospitalisation and death
  • New practising fee rules will allow “more meaningful debate” - Legal Futures
  • High Court: Law firm was not operating collective investment scheme - Legal Futures
  • Most firms made a profit last year despite Covid, survey finds - Legal Futures
  • Solicitor jailed for money laundering returns to profession - Legal Futures
  • Solicitors to skip court security queues from today | Law Gazette
  • Barrister disbarred for work as a solicitor | Law Gazette
  • 'We demand results': Coca-Cola threatens to deduct 30% from fees over diversity | Law Gazette
  • Alcohol deaths hit record high during Covid pandemic
  • Buy now, pay later firms such as Klarna face stricter controls
  • People in areas that have been singled out for enhanced testing for the South African variant should further limit the time they spend away from home, a minister has said
  • 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
  • Faulks hands in his findings on judicial review | Law Gazette
  • Shoosmiths signs up to science-based targets initiative in net zero carbon push - Scottish Legal News
  • SLCC launches budget and operating plan consultation - Scottish Legal News
  • Standalone offence of misogynistic behaviour under consideration - Scottish Legal News
  • Additional funding takes tram inquiry costs to almost £12m - Scottish Legal News
  • Dr Sarah Munro: EAWs and extradition post-Brexit – the need for mutual trust - Scottish Legal News
  • #US actress Evan Rachel Wood has claimed singer Marilyn Manson "horrifically abused" her during their three-year relationship in the late noughties
  • Michaela Guthrie promoted to senior associate at Balfour and Manson - Scottish Legal News
  • Burness Paull charts future growth with partner promotions - Scottish Legal News
  • Lord Uist retires, he was appointed a judge of the Supreme Courts in April 2006, having previously served as a temporary judge from July 2001. - Scottish Legal News
  • An unrepentant gym owner who has been fined three times for ignoring Covid-19 regulations is still refusing to close
  • The inhuman face of malicious prosecution is revealed - Scottish Legal News
  • People in Wales who are told to self-isolate by the NHS Covid-19 phone app can now apply for a £500 payment, the Welsh Government has announced
  • Brexit: Portsmouth port bosses accuse government of withholding cash 
  • Fears army will tighten grip in #Myanmar after Aung San Suu Kyi detained
  • Joanna Cherry sacked from SNP frontbench at Westminster, QC had clashed with ex-deputy leader Kirsty Blackman over party’s policies on transgender rights
  • Criminal complaint threatened over malicious prosecution - Scottish Legal News