5th February - Law News

Edition 3328: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011.   

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 Focus of the Day Article: A plan to roll out extended operating hours in Crown courts has been abandoned, according to an announcement by the Criminal Bar Association (CBA). In a Twitter post, the CBA said the Ministry of Justice has decided not to continue with the scheme and it 'will not be proceeded with in the foreseeable future. We consider it will not raise its head again’. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Simpson Thacher unveils Brussels office launch plan in response to Brexit - The Global Legal Post
  • Covid vaccine: Teachers sent Covid jab booking link for NHS staff
  • New research finds public sentencing of rape offenders in line with actual sentences - Scottish Legal News 
  • Oxford don awarded nearly £1m in damages after law firm negligently drafted property trust agreement - Scottish Legal News
  • Three new Senators of the College of Justice appointed - Scottish Legal News
  • #Nigerian separatist Nnamdi Kanu's Facebook account removed for hate speech
  • A collective of anti-fascist #Israeli hackers have broken into a website of a group allied to the white-supremacist Ku Klux Klan (KKK)
  • Communities hit by a dam disaster in #Brazil two years ago which killed 270 people will get a $7bn (£5bn) payout
  • #US Republican lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene has expressed regret for past incendiary comments and support for conspiracy theories
  • Covid in Wales: Youngest set to return to primary schools from 22 February
  • UK residents returning from coronavirus hotspots abroad will have to quarantine in hotels from 15 February
  • Assisted dying bill needs 'further safeguards' - Irish Legal News 
  • KPMG reveals alliance with legaltech startup SirionLabs to boost contract offering - The Global Legal Post
  • McCarthy Denning taps magic circle veterans for private equity launch - The Global Legal Post
  • Dentons secures five-partner insurance team from Cassels in Canada - The Global Legal Post
  • The UK government has said it was not aware Harry Dunn's alleged killer was employed by an intelligence agency in the US at the time of the fatal crash
  • Responding to online criticism of lawyers’ services | Law Gazette
  • Domestic Abuse Bill: calls for data 'firewall' to protect migrant women | Law Gazette
  • Dangerous products remain for sale on Wish shopping website
  • ICC finds #Ugandan LRA commander guilty of war crimes - Child soldier-turned-Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen convicted by Netherlands-based court
  • Probate delays falling despite pandemic, says HMCTS | Law Gazette
  • Uighur camps in #China: US, UK governments condemn reports of systematic rape
  • Ofcom revokes Chinese broadcaster CGTN's UK licence
  • Solicitor who blamed support staff for his own failures struck off | Law Gazette
  • BBC fined £28,000 for broadcasting footage of remote hearing | Law Gazette
  • More firms embrace ‘John Lewis’ business model | Law Gazette
  • Undercover policing inquiry: Keir Starmer urged to give evidence, campaigners asking whether Labour leader was involved in cover-up when he was in charge of the CPS
  • Firms rush to boost presence in mainland Europe | Law Gazette
  • Two teenagers who tortured and murdered Angela Wrightson, a vulnerable woman in her own home, have been granted lifelong anonymity
  • Law change to allow maternity leave for Attorney General Suella Braverman
  • #France bomb plot: Iran diplomat Assadollah Assadi sentenced to 20 years
  • Newcastle striker Joelinton fined £200 for lockdown haircut 
  • Europe as a Global Actor: Externalization of the EU Asylum and Migration Policies following the Arab Spring Uprisings | Berfin Nur Osso
  • Peers accuse government of breaking Covid eviction promise | Law Gazette
  • Profession claims victory in fight against extended court hours - Legal Futures
  • Solicitor's mismanagement combined with COFA's incompetence - Legal Futures
  • “Ignorance” the main barrier to law firm EOTs, says newest adopter - Legal Futures
  • First4Lawyers sets up law firm to handle road traffic claims - Legal Futures
  • Taylor Swift is being sued by a #US theme park called Evermore, which says the star's latest album has infringed its trademark by using the same name
  • A large hotel chain says it has not had "any discussions at all" with the UK government over plans to introduce mandatory quarantine for travellers
  • Benjamin Bestgen: 'the extinction of rights upon death is more complicated a matter than it first seems' - Scottish Legal News
  • Gillian Mawdsley reflects on role of lawyers and others in the Holocaust - Scottish Legal News
  • Tayside lawyers predict continued rise in property prices - Scottish Legal News
  • John Sturrock QC: The costs of litigating - Scottish Legal News
  • Landowners challenge notices to terminate telecomms leases - Scottish Legal News
  • Ministers warned by Lady Poole over no-trawl scheme dawdling - Scottish Legal News
  • #US supreme court sides with Germany in Nazi art dispute
  • Blog: High Court delivers first adjudication enforcement judgment pursuant to Construction Contracts Act 2013 - Irish Legal News
  • The law on fixed-term contracts expiring during maternity leave - Irish Legal News
  • 'It's madness': emergency doctor being forced to travel abroad slams #Australia's visa rules
  • Phoney flag-waving is not the way for Labour to win back the red wall - Voters will reject fake patriotism. Keir Starmer should have the courage to embrace the complexity of our national story
  • Smuggler found with nearly 1,000 cacti and succulents strapped to her body - Woman sentenced in #NewZealand for biosecurity violations after hiding plant material inside stockings
  • US 'deeply disturbed' by reports of systematic rape in #China's Xinjiang camps
  • Harry Dunn’s alleged killer's intelligence work 'a factor' in departure from UK - Anne Sacoolas was ‘employed by an intelligence agency in the US’ at time of fatal road crash, a court has heard