31st March - Law News

Edition 3382: 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 coroner has called on Boris Johnson to launch a public inquiry into the Covid pandemic "as soon as practicable", at the end of an inquest into a pregnant nurse who died with the virus. The coroner found that Mary Agyapong, who was 28, died of multiple organ failure and Covid-19, but said it remained “unclear” where she contracted the virus. Her husband told the inquest she was nervous about catching the virus at the hospital where she worked, while she was heavily pregnant.

Focus of the Day Article: The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) made 26 reports of suspected money laundering by solicitors to the National Crime Agency (NCA) last year, involving more than £200m in possible criminal proceeds. A further 122 matters are being monitored by the regulator’s money laundering reporting officer (MLRO) to track the progress of ongoing SRA investigations which may uncover money laundering suspicions which require reporting in due course. Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • CPS drops more than half of its private prosecutions | Law Gazette
  • Is pornography to blame for rise in 'rape culture'?
  • If we're urging girls to report rape in schools, we need to fix the legal system
  • Session Cases At 200: Where there’s a will there’s a way - Scottish Legal News 
  • The mother of Richard Okorogheye, who has been missing for more than a week, has urged him to come home and called for more help to find him. He has not been seen by his family since 22 March when he left their home in the Ladbroke Grove area
  • Bobby Storey funeral: Arlene Foster calls on PSNI chief to resign
  • The problem of sexual violence and abuse is not just an issue for schools to tackle, say head teachers. Social media companies, parents and the criminal justice system all have a role to play, says the school leaders' union, ASCL
  • Caroline Kayll murder: Cage fighter Paul Robson found guilty
  • Seventh extension to immigration permissions until September 2021 - Irish Legal News
  • Fostering new behaviour - Legal Futures
  • The ins and outs of family court cases over video call - Scottish Legal News
  • 'No plans to expand' - new Public Defender Service chief | Law Gazette
  • A man hailed as "a national hero" for his intervention during the Westminster Bridge terror attack is battling Covid in an Istanbul hospital. Tony Davis, 47, a boxing coach from Gateshead, was one of the first people to try and save PC Keith Palmer
  • A young child inadvertently sparked confusion over the weekend by posting an unintelligible tweet to the official account of US Strategic Command
  • ‘Fake' accounts claiming to be Amazon workers have been praising their working conditions on Twitter. Votes are currently being counted in Alabama to decide whether Amazon warehouse workers will form a union
  • Covid: Coroner calls for pandemic inquiry after Luton nurse's death - Mary Agyapong, 28, died after giving birth in April at Luton and Dunstable Hospital, where she also worked
  • Employment lawyer launches bid to be elected as Senator - Irish Legal News
  • Lawyer in the news: Daniel Kindell, Morrish Solicitors - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Amid Accusations of Rape and Misogyny, #Australia’s Leader Demotes 2 Ministers 
  • Compulsory mediation back on the table as too few opting into ADR | Law Gazette
  • NI: Increased limits for unfair dismissal and redundancy payments confirmed - Irish Legal News
  • News focus: ‘Perverse’ punishments at the bar | Law Gazette
  • Killing of Salvadoran Refugee by Police in #Mexico Incites Furore
  • A dangerous executive power grab | Law Gazette 
  • New York Must Offer Vaccine to All Prisoners Immediately, Judge Rules #US
  • Teen who called himself Hitler sentenced for terror offences
  • Pandemic has left people “unable to access legal advice”, say peers - Legal Futures
  • Scotland's "stay at home" lockdown order will be lifted on Friday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed. People are being told to "stay local" and remain within their local authority boundaries for the next three weeks
  • Watchdog steps in over secrecy about UK women in Syria stripped of citizenship
  • Former UK ambassador held in contempt of court for Salmond case publications - Scottish Legal News
  • Lorne Crerar elected fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh - Scottish Legal News
  • Session Cases At 200: A ‘gallery of mirrors’ - Scottish Legal News
  • Taylor Rose targets further growth after £5m capital injection - Legal Futures 
  • 'Best and brightest': Biden announces 'trailblazing' slate of judicial nominees: Ketanji Brown Jackson nominated to replace Merrick Garland on US appeals court, as part of president’s 11 diverse selections #US
  • McMillan Williams saviour handed £5m by founder for fresh acquisitions | Law Gazette
  • The Metropolitan Police acted "appropriately" at a vigil for Sarah Everard in south London earlier this month, a police watchdog has found. The force was criticised after officers handcuffed women and removed them from crowds on Clapham Common on 13 March
  • Chambers hit by China sanctions battens down the hatches - Legal Futures
  • Shoosmiths awarded platinum Investors in People award - Scottish Legal News
  • SRA flags over £200m of potential money laundering by solicitors - Legal Futures
  • BSB discloses sexual misconduct data ahead of sanctions review | Law Gazette
  • In January, NHS gender clinic for children & young people was rated "inadequate" by the country's health watchdog - the lowest rating. Inspectors raised "significant concerns" about the way the Gender Identity Development Service works
  • A witness has told of the last harrowing minutes of George Floyd's life on the opening day of the trial of Derek Chauvin, the white American policeman accused of killing him #US
  • Mercy Law Resource Centre names new managing solicitor - Irish Legal News
  • Labour has called on a standards watchdog to investigate reports of government access offered to financial services firm Greensill Capital
  • The Rights of Refugees at the Borders of the EU: The case study of Syrian Refugees crossing the Greek-Turkish and Bulgarian-Turkish borders | Ayla Karakaya
  • NI: #InPictures: Solicitors and barristers join roundtable on Human Rights Act review - Irish Legal News
  • Pinsent Masons names new partners in Dublin and Belfast - Irish Legal News
  • A drug used in attacks by the UK's most prolific rapist and the serial killer Stephen Port will be reclassified. Home Secretary Priti Patel said GHB would move from a Class C to a Class B drug - the same as speed or cannabis 
  • A senior scientist has warned that the #US faces "impending doom" as coronavirus cases and hospital admissions rise across the country
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson has joined more than 20 world leaders in calling for a new global settlement to help the world prepare for future pandemics 
  • Crown court backlog has reached 'crisis levels', report warns - Delays likely to disproportionately affect black and minority ethnic young people, says Lords committee 
  • Macdonald Henderson joins International Commercial Law Alliance - Scottish Legal News 
  • Law schools report huge discrepancy in student success | Law Gazette 
  • ‘We’re treated as children,’ Qatari women tell rights group: Gulf state’s male guardian rules deny women right to wed, travel, work or to make decisions about their children, report says
  • Housing and Property Chamber case completions up 30 per cent - Scottish Legal News
  • Slater and Gordon hit by glut of insurance policy actions | aw Gazette 
  • Spain becomes sixth country in the world to legalise assisted dying - Scottish Legal News 
  • Two new US federal charges of sex trafficking conspiracy and sex trafficking of a minor have been filed against British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell #US 
  • Freshwater part 6: the decision - podcast


30th March - Law News

Edition 3381: 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: The trial over George Floyd’s death is under way in Minneapolis. What to do with his memorial site has become a controversy of its own

Focus of the Day Article: Members of the House of Commons Justice Committee are “shocked and appalled” by the treatment of children at a privately run detention centre in Northamptonshire, they said in a report published today. Full story - Scottish Legal News

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Maintaining an agile and innovative workforce (without sending them into meltdown) - Lawyers Weekly 
  • Vlogging criminal lawyer gives case law the rocker treatment - Legal Cheek
  • Members of a golf club with holes in both England and Wales can now cross the border during rounds. Powys council had told Llanymynech Golf Club that members from England ran the risk of being fined for breaching Covid travel rules for crossing the border
  • 8 ways lawyers can influence and impact beyond their title - Lawyers Weekly 
  • Brexit: Spain denies reports it will round up and deport Britons without visas 
  • KPMG: Scottish economic recovery could outpace UK average - Scottish Legal News
  • MPs ‘shocked and appalled’ by treatment of children at privately run detention centre - Scottish Legal News 
  • Supreme Court holds Asda warehouse workers can be valid equal pay comparator for shop workers  - Scottish Legal News
  • Chief Justice of India SA Bobde inaugurates new Bombay High Court building at Goa | Bar & Bench #India
  • Grenfell residents 'bullied' for raising safety fears before fire
  • Ministers could be banned from using self-destructing messages on Whatsapp or Signal for official business if a legal challenge is successful 
  • Secret filming at one of the biggest UK Covid testing labs has found evidence of potential contamination, discarded tests and pressure to hit targets
  • Holiday counts towards billable hours, Orrick tells London lawyers - Legal Cheek
  • The Corporate Counsel Show: An uncommon journey to in-house success - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • MI5 undercover agent policy held lawful - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Gauhati HC holds in favour of woman declared Indian citizen in 2013, a foreigner in 2017 by Foreigners Tribunal; says dissimilarities in information in two proceedings too minor #India
  • Nottingham Law School unveils SQE prep course prices - Legal Cheek 
  • Are disputes arbitrable after Section 7 IBC petition is filed? Supreme Court answers | Bar & Bench #India 
  • Edinburgh daughter fights for visiting rights after being separated from mum for a year
  • The Weekly Round-up: expeditious return vs non-refoulment - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Emma-Jayne Magson jailed again after murdering boyfriend in row 
  • The government is being urged by MPs to consider taking over a privately-run youth detention centre where children have been kept in their cells for all but 30 minutes a day
  • The US has warned it could put tariffs of up to 25% on a host of UK exports in retaliation for a UK tax on tech firms
  • Company Tribunal Not A Labour Court Or Administrative Tribunal To Focus Entirely On Removal Of Director : #India Supreme Court In Tata-Mistry Case 
  • Two-thirds of Bar sexual misconduct cases referred for disciplinary action - Legal Futures
  • Pinsent Masons paralegal Shanelle Mattu tracks the evolution of cryptocurrency and considers whether crypto assets are the future of money - Legal Cheek
  • Deliveroo investors urged to push worker rights ahead of £8.8bn IPO 
  • Barriers to seeking damages, and achieving justice, in the #MeToo era - Lawyers Weekly
  • Legal Services Board sets 10-year goal to correct market problems - Legal Futures
  • Gopal Subramanium called to Bar Council of England and Wales as member of Gray's Inn | Bar & Bench
  • Law firms set to tumble down Google rankings as update looms - Legal Futures
  • Re-hearing for junior solicitor struck off after losing work briefcase - Legal Cheek 
  • Tribunal: Law firm's part-time FD was worker, not self-employed - Legal Futures
  • No boycotting of China over Uighur persecution but Germany, Norway and Netherlands players voice human rights concerns about Qatar World Cup 
  • Ego gets in the way of being client-centric - Lawyers Weekly
  • Shelters 'at capacity' with unwanted lockdown pets
  • Intellectuals should observe administration of justice in Goa under Uniform Civil Code: Chief Justice of India SA Bobde | Bar & Bench #India
  • Abortion in Northern Ireland: at the interface between politics and law - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Italy: the Deadliest Route to Fortress Europe | Daniela Lo Coco
  • 'It's do or die time for my insurer to pay up'
  • Barrister suspended for six months over sexual comments to female mini-pupil - Legal Cheek
  • Jehovah's Witnesses congregation vicariously liable - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Senior Advocate Zal Andhyarujina joins Fountain Court as door tenant | Bar & Bench 
  • DLA Piper targets 30% global female partnership by 2025 - Legal Cheek 
  • Delhi High Court Women Lawyers Forum celebrates designation of six women as Senior Advocates | Bar & Bench India
  • ‘Enough to enough’: Call to action to end sexual harassment in workplaces - Lawyers Weekly #Australia 
  • Ban for junior solicitor who faked colleague’s signature during training contract - Legal Cheek 
  • Two households or groups of up to six people are now able to meet outside in England again as the stay-at-home Covid restrictions order comes to an end


29th March - Law News

Edition 3380: 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: The International Criminal Court in The Hague was set up in 2002 to bring to justice those accused of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community, such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes

Focus of the Day Article: In The Trustees of the Barry Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses v BXB [2021] EWCA Civ 356, the Court of Appeal has offered further guidance on vicarious liability following Supreme Court decisions last year in VM Morrison Supermarkets PLC v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 12 and Barclays Bank v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13. Full story - UK Human Rights Blog

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • ULaw strikes training deal with Newcastle Law School - Legal Cheek
  • Porter allegation will ‘taint the legal profession’, criminal lawyer says - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Two women lead Law Society for first time - Legal Cheek
  • Revealed: The top barristers by Supreme Court appearances - Legal Cheek
  • A young mother has revealed how she signed up to OnlyFans to help fund her daughter through law school - Legal Cheek
  • Legalign Global law firm alliance adds Canada's Alexander Holburn to roster - The Global Legal Post
  • BPP sold to private equity giant - Legal Cheek 
  • Former governor of #Kenya's capital, Nairobi, is now facing numerous criminal charges including money-laundering and terrorism. So who is Mike Sonko and how did he rise to become the high-profile politicians?
  • Slaughter & May elevates five London lawyers in latest partner promotion round - The Global Legal Post
  • A Brazilian court has ordered President Jair Bolsonaro to pay compensation to a journalist after he made degrading comments about her
  • Ex-A&O boss resurfaces at NewLaw firm - Legal Cheek
  • African legal information specialist Afriwise receives fresh funding to fuel growth - The Global Legal Post
  • Police are investigating after Wales players Ben Cabango and Rabbi Matondo were racially abused on social media 
  • What does Cyril Ramaphosa make of former president Zuma's judiciary defiance? The DA wants to know #SouthAfrica
  • Spotlight on LawCPD - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • SLN Interview: A modernising Lord Lyon - Scottish Legal News
  • The UK professor, a fake Russian spy and the undercover Syria sting
  • Why the Shrewsbury 24 case is so relevant right now - Its major themes – the gig economy, official disinformation, the right to protest – all remain contemporary struggles
  • Kill the Bill Manchester protest: 18 arrested forcefully after peaceful protesters block tram lines
  • High court to rule on legality of Covid contracts for PM's 'chums' - Campaigners claim Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock acted unlawfully
  • US law firms hand London associates spring bonuses of up to £47k - Legal Cheek 
  • The Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 of #India, is it an evolved GDPR? | Ujjwal Kumar Bose 
  • Union creates hotline for disgruntled Amazon staff
  • Hunt for remand prisoner mistakenly released in London
  • Asda shop floor workers clear major hurdle in equal pay claim - Scottish Legal News 
  • #Myanmar coup: US 'horrified' by deadliest day since military takeover 
  • Justice NV Ramana proposes National Judicial Infrastructure Corporation to cater to infrastructure demands of judiciary | Bar & Bench #India 
  • Police barred from searching Queen’s estates for stolen art - Scottish Legal News 
  • China bans magic circle chambers over alleged human rights 'disinformation' - Legal Cheek
  • England: Divorcing couples to receive £500 mediation voucher - Scottish Legal News
  • Burford hails record realisations as it hires in Hong Kong and Houston - The Global Legal Post
  • Rodney Whyte: Scotland is falling behind England on Longer Living - Scottish Legal News 
  • Boris Johnson branded irresponsible over ‘back to the office’ call
  • Use of recovered materials in the Scottish courts after Whitehouse and Salmond - Scottish Legal News 
  • Legal Cheek launches first-ever SQE Providers guide - Legal Cheek


28th March - Law News

Edition 3379: 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:
Mexico’s president has committed to working with the United States, to stem the flow of migrants. But it remains unclear whether Mexico can handle the volume of asylum seekers

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Harper Macleod commended for supporting flexible working - Scottish Legal News
  • NI: Personal injury discount rate to be set to -1.75 per cent - Irish Legal News
  • Lawtech pioneers to get regulation navigator | Law Gazette 
  • 'Protest is a human right': one long week in Bristol, a city with a history of dissent 
  • Brexit: UK cheese firm boss in despair over minister's export advice
  • Police issued 32,000 fixed penalty notices in the first nine months of lockdown. Here’s a lawyer’s advice on what to do if you get one
  • The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill didn't come from nowhere. It is the result of years of lobbying by the police, helped by an authoritarian state, right-wing press and pliant opposition
  • Clearsprings: The Worst Asylum Housing Provider You’ve Probably Never Heard Of - Critics say the company has placed migrants in "inappropriate and inhumane" accommodation
  • A much-promoted grants programme to help UK householders insulate their homes is to be scrapped within days. The Green Homes Grant (GHG) reached just 10% of the 600,000 homes the chancellor promised would be improved
  • Bill to extend paid parents' leave and benefit by three weeks clears Oireachtas - Irish Legal News
  • Gender pay progress stalls in the City | Law Gazette
  • Spain's ECIJA absorbs consultancy Revamp Law to enhance legaltech offering - The Global Legal Post
  • #US supermarket chain shutters stores after hazard pay rules - Kroger, the largest supermarket chain in the US, lays off employees after local ordinance on hazard pay passed in Los Angeles
  • Trump and his allies push new Republican effort to restrict voting laws: Trump congratulated Georgia on its recent legislative move, which critics have slammed as a major blow to Black voters’ rights #US
  • Last chance to submit case notes to Hibernian Law Journal - Irish Legal News
  • The Home Office has quietly relaunched a controversial programme that uses councils and homelessness charities to obtain personal data that could lead to the deportation of non-UK rough sleepers
  • £500 vouchers for families to resolve disputes away from court | Law Gazette
  • Facebook has frozen #Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's page after he claimed without evidence that a herbal thyme based remedy without parsley and sage, could cure Covid-19
  • Allegations about sexual abuse in schools involve more than only private institutions in London, a senior Met Police officer has said
  • Forcing pub-goers to provide a vaccine certificate in a bid to encourage younger people to take a jab could be "counterproductive", a behavioural scientist has warned 
  • The MP Kenny MacAskill has announced he is quitting the SNP to stand for Alex Salmond's new party at the Holyrood election
  • Kill the Bill: Alleged violence at protest 'disgraceful', claims prime minister, but not admitting to the disgraceful nature of the Police and Crime Bill he has instigated 
  • NI: Parental bereavement leave and pay legislation will not cover miscarriages - Irish Legal News
  • Proposed legislation to replace the 2011 Fixed-term Parliaments Act requires refinement, a joint committee of MPs and Peers has concluded | NLJ
  • Allen & Overy's ex-managing partner signs up to new law leader Factor - The Global Legal Post
  • TV celebrity lawyer Judge Rob Rinder will host this year’s UK Probate Research Awards, celebrating achievements in forensic genealogy or ‘heir hunting’ among other topics | NLJ
  • Court fees set to increase for the first time in five years | Law Gazette 
  • Fewer asylum seekers may qualify under the changes proposed by Home Secretary Priti Patel, the Law Society has warned | NLJ
  • Content warning: lawyers shouldn't normalise traumatic material | Law Gazette
  • I've been sanctioned by China – but that won't stop me speaking out over Xinjiang | Helena Kennedy
  • Former diplomat’s blog posts on Salmond case constitute contempt of court - Scottish Legal News
  • Irene Wainwright-Snatt obituary: In 1955, she began to read for the bar at Gray’s Inn, and qualified in 1960, needing a stable income, she worked as clerk to several of the London courts
  • Civil liberties group calls for coronavirus roadmap to restore rights | Law Gazette
  • Hirsi v Italy or the Strasbourg Court v Extraterritorial Migration Control? (HRLR 2012) | Violeta Moreno-Lax
  • Could MPs finally be ready to support the case for assisted dying? 
  • Wales has become the first UK nation to lift travel restrictions within its borders. The "stay local" rule has been scrapped from Saturday in favour of unlimited travel within the country
  • Police officers reporting hateful abuse while on duty are much more likely than members of the public to see their attackers charged with hate crime
  • #Myanmar's security forces have cracked down on new protests as the leaders of its coup marked Armed Forces Day
  • Baroness Helena Kennedy QC sanctioned by China - Scottish Legal News
  • ‘Perverse’: Bar Council demands answers on sexual misconduct sanctions | Law Gazette
  • Outer House judge finds closure of Scottish churches disproportionate interference with human rights - Scottish Legal News
  • Time to get out of the People’s Republic of China | Law Gazette Mar 27, 2021
  • NI: New Lord Chief Justice to be appointed in September - Irish Legal News
  • China ban ‘comes as no surprise’ says Kennedy | Law Gazette
  • Court of Appeal: Appeal dismissed for man who challenged the valuation of drugs in his possession by gardaí - Irish Legal News
  • Market strategy: winning new clients in times of crisis - The Global Legal Post
  • Probate wait time stuck at seven weeks | Law Gazette
  • Talawa theatre company: 'It's time to double down on Black Lives Matter pledges'
  • Strauss-Kahn accuser Tristane Banon helps shape new #French rape law 
  • Four killed in #Bangladesh during protests against India's hardline PM Modi's visit
  • #France bears ‘overwhelming responsibilities’ over Rwanda genocide - Report concludes there was ‘failure’ on the part of France over the genocide that saw about 800,000 people slaughtered in 1994


27th March - Law News

Edition 3378: 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: In a big win for Tata Sons, the India Supreme Court today backed the removal of Cyrus Mistry as the chairman of the over $100 billion salt-to-software Tata Group in 2016 and set aside the company law tribunal order that had reinstated him.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • White House Considers Executive Orders on Gun Control #US
  • Police have begun clearing protesters out of Bristol city centre after a third mass gathering in a week. Hundreds of people marched through the city centre earlier in opposition to the government's Police and Crime Bill
  • Shops in England will be allowed to stay open until 22:00 six days a week when customers return from 12 April, the government has said
  • Everyone's Invited: Allegations of sexual assault at London schools are being investigated by police, after being highlighted by an online campaign
  • SRA to ask firms how technology saw them through Covid | Law Gazette
  • Owners and employees at the spas attacked last week were immigrants with similar dreams, but were separated by a vast gap in money and power #US
  • Barrister in plagiarism row admits ‘technical breach of copyright’ | Law Gazette
  • 'Very serious situation': review chief highlights criminal legal aid challenges | Law Gazette
  • Uighur Blood-Soaked Xinjiang cotton: How do I know if it's in my jeans? #China
  • ‘Not helpful’ to keep talking about backlog, says justice minister | Law Gazette
  • Johnny Depp refused permission to appeal libel ruling | Law Gazette 
  • #Germany could see 100,000 infections a day if the third wave of coronavirus spreads unchecked, the head of the RKI public health institute has warned
  • A major general who dishonestly claimed £48,000 for his children's education has been jailed. Nick Welch, 57, claimed to live in London rather than Dorset, near their schools
  • Former Prime Minister David Cameron has been cleared by a watchdog looking at whether he engaged in lobbying for which he should have been registered
  • Former SNP leader Alex Salmond has announced the creation of a new pro-independence party which will contest the Scottish Parliament election
  • A controversial new anti-conversion law that criminalises interfaith love has put Hindu-Muslim couples on edge. Now, they face the wrath of not just their families, but also the #Indian state
  • Westminster's resistance to a Covid inquiry is the biggest reason to hold one
  • Prosecute the firms that force junior solicitors to cover up mistakes | Law Gazette
  • Strong backing for lawyers and chambers sanctioned by China - Legal Futures
  • Cities across the #US have tried to adopt their own regulations. Boulder’s ordinance was blocked in court shortly before a mass shooting left 10 people dead
  • Wide LPC attainment gap based on provider and ethnicity - Legal Futures
  • How many more like Claire Matthews? | Law Gazette
  • Law Commission eyes home-buying reform and digital justice projects - Legal Futures
  • Mina Smallman, the mother of two women found dead in north London, has expressed her sympathy for the family of Sarah Everard – and questioned why the deaths of her BAME daughters received comparatively little attention at the time
  • New Zealand introduces paid bereavement leave for miscarriages and stillbirths - Scottish Legal News
  • Priti Patel's two-tier asylum plan treats refugees with cold indifference 
  • The University of Southern California (USC) has agreed to pay more than $1bn (£730m) to patients treated by a former campus gynaecologist accused of sexual abuse #US
  • #Chinese media are championing local brands while targeting more Western retailers as the Xinjiang cotton backlash grows. Western brands have come under fire for expressing concern about the use of Uighur forced labour
  • EU-Morocco Cooperation on Readmission, Borders and Protection: A model to follow?, With Carrera S, Cassarino JP, Den Hertog L and al., CEPS (2016) | Nora El Qadim
  • "Stay-local" rules will lift in Wales from Saturday and unrestricted travel within its borders will be allowed
  • Asda loses Supreme Court appeal in equal pay fight - The court upheld an earlier court ruling that lower-paid shop staff, who are mostly women, can compare themselves with higher paid warehouse workers, who are mostly men
  • A scheme to bring all rough sleepers indoors at the start of the pandemic has seen a large disparity in the outcomes of those supported across England, new data has revealed
  • Kevin Drummond QC: Why committee of inquiry redaction saga should concern us - Scottish Legal News
  • #China has imposed sanctions on nine UK citizens - including five MPs - for spreading what it called "lies and disinformation" over human rights abuses against the Uighur Muslim minority group
  • BPP bought by private equity business | Law Gazette
  • Session Cases At 200: Jackie McRae makes the case for Scott & Sons v Del Sel - Scottish Legal News
  • Having police in schools is emblematic of a society headed in the wrong direction
  • Construction’s competition problem - Scottish Legal News
  • Cap on damages amounts to informed consent, court rules | Law Gazette
  • Sarah-Jane Macdonald wins Core mediation presentation competition - Scottish Legal News
  • Burford restores dividend after ‘best year ever’ for portfolio | Law Gazette 
  • Laura McCallum appointed to Sports Resolutions’ panel of arbitrators and mediators - Scottish Legal News
  • A British academic corresponded for months with a man who hinted he was a Russian agent, seeking help to discredit a group that gathers evidence of Syrian war crimes
  • Hauliers 'must expect Covid test to enter UK' 
  • UK government set to go to supreme court over Holyrood bill


26th March - Law News

Edition 3377: 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: Neo-Nazis had detailed plans to establish a 'foothold' in Australia. Hours of leaked phone calls from encrypted chat groups detail how a white supremacist organisation "prepping" to incite a race war tried to enlist Australians

Focus of the Day Article: Allen & Overy's ex-managing partner signs up to new law leader Factor. Citing market's appetite for innovation Andrew Ballheimer takes non-exec role at managed services specialist. Full story - The Global Legal Post

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Ireland re-opens door to England and Wales solicitors | Law Gazette
  • MPs have 'limited confidence' in MoJ's plans to clear court backlog | Law Gazette
  • A Dutch travel firm will take nearly 200 people for an eight-day holiday in Greece aimed at seeing if tourism is feasible during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • NI: Abuse of trust legislation to be widened beyond statutory settings - Irish Legal News
  • Technical bill to facilitate 'full rollout' of new Garda operating model - Irish Legal News
  • MPs have voted to extend emergency coronavirus powers for another six months. They backed the health secretary's call to renew "essential" emergency rules to deal with the pandemic as England moves out of lockdown
  • Triple appointment to Brodies LLP planning law team - Scottish Legal News
  • Ministers to establish advisory committee to help select next Chief Justice - Irish Legal News
  • Irwin Mitchell reports smaller gender pay gap | Law Gazette 
  • Children born in Ireland to receive citizenship sooner - Irish Legal News 
  • Terra Firma Chambers’ 2021 Webinar Series: Employment Law - Scottish Legal News
  • Women will not be silenced on gender violence
  • Women who paid for transvaginal mesh removal to be refunded - Scottish Legal News
  • 'Major flaws': parliamentary committee backs repeal of fixed-term act | Law Gazette
  • Shrewsbury baby deaths prompt midwife recruitment drive
  • Trump aide concealed work for PR firm and misled court to dodge child support #US
  • Senior army officer convicted of £48,000 Dorset boarding school fee fraud - Maj Gen Nick Welch believed to be the most senior officer to face court martial since 1815 
  • A teacher who showed pupils an "inappropriate" cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad - sparking protests outside a school - has been suspended. The image depicting the founder of Islam was used in a lesson at Batley Grammar School on Monday
  • UK government threatens to take Holyrood bills to Supreme Court - Scottish Legal News
  • Two new part-time commissioners join Scottish Human Rights Commission - Scottish Legal News
  • Challenge to definition of ‘woman’ in public boards legislation rejected by Outer House - Scottish Legal News
  • Covid operating hours still on the table, Bar Council told | Law Gazette 
  • Vicarious liability for rape: Barry Congregation of JWs | Law & Religion UK
  • UK Evaluator Administrator for Pre-Pack Sales
  • Mastercard battles return of $19 billion UK class action
  • Law Society victimisation claim struck out over volunteer status - Legal Futures
  • It may only be possible to introduce a vaccine passports scheme once all adults have been offered a jab, Boris Johnson has suggested. The prime minister said a review on the idea would report in April but no decisions have been taken
  • England: Barrister denied silk after judges intervene - Scottish Legal News 
  • Two members of Freshwater Five lose appeal against drugs convictions - Judges reject appeal by Jonathan Beere and Daniel Payne, who said radar showed convictions were unsafe
  • Ex-Wolstenholmes partner allowed to return to law firm ownership - Legal Futures
  • It is time for the SRA to issue a virtual practice handbook | Law Gazette 
  • Johnny Depp loses bid to overturn ruling in libel case: High court ruling last year concluded Hollywood actor assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard
  • Child asylum seekers 'falling apart' due to Home Office delays - Halt to interviews in March last year due to Covid has had ‘devastating emotional impact’
  • Barrister in plagiarism row admits "technical breach of copyright" - Legal Futures
  • 'Unless you're wealthy, don't come back': dismay over new rules for returning to #NewZealand. Charge of $3,100 will have to be paid if a returnee leaves again within six months, instead of the previous three months
  • Boohoo severs ties with hundreds of UK manufacturers after critical review - Alison Levitt QC review HAD concluded there were“endemic” problems at Leicester factories in its supply chain, including minimum wage and life-threatening fire risk
  • Some UK Deliveroo drivers earning as little as £2 an hour according, survey finds: Analysis of 300 couriers found that as many as a third of them were paid less than legal minimum wage
  • Revealed: police barred from searching Queen's estates for looted artefacts: palace and government refuse to say why exemption from 2017 law was deemed necessary
  • CA slates barristers whose failures led it to wrongly quash conviction - Legal Futures
  • SLAS calls for Law Society to regain regulatory function for solicitors - Scottish Legal News
  • Norway players wore T-shirts bearing the message 'Human rights on and off the pitch' before their 2022 World Cup qualifier against Gibraltar to show support for #Qatar migrant workers
  • MPs will vote later on extending emergency coronavirus laws in England for another six months amid warnings of a "checkpoint society"
  • ‘Informed consent’ fees dispute set for Court of Appeal showdown | Law Gazette
  • Reducing Irregular Migration and Human Rights: an Impossible Combination? | Annalisa Morticelli
  • #Chinese TV stars cut ties with Nike over Xinjiang comments: Backlash brews in China against Western firms speaking out over alleged abuses against Uighurs held in camps
  • Scottish government loses court challenge over ‘draconian’ limits on worship - Scottish Legal News
  • People in England aged over 50 and in at-risk categories are being urged to book their Covid-19 jabs before next Monday when slots are set to dry up
  • If we really want to tackle femicide, we need to track violent men
  • Mary Keane becomes first woman to serve as Law Society director general - Irish Legal News
  • Tablighi Jamaat men #India held for ‘spreading COVID’ share ordeal: Muslims from several nations underwent trials for ‘spreading the virus’ and were vilified by the BJP and Indian media
  • Supreme Court: Test for security for costs refined as Quinn Insurance ordered to cover €30m legal bill - Irish Legal News
  • Law Society Awards opens for entries | Law Gazette
  • Dismay grows over failure of Covid-19 resilience fund for lawyers - Scottish Legal News
  • UK Mercedes-Benz car owners seek damages over alleged emissions cheating: Law firm representing UK owners claims German marque installed ‘defeat devices’ in diesel cars
  • Home Office unveils widely trailed immigration reforms | Law Gazette 
  • Prosecutors offered pay boost in bid to avert Crown Office strike - Scottish Legal News
  • Full High Court bench finds nobile officium petition by rape complainer competent - Scottish Legal News 
  • Virginia has become the first Southern #US state to abolish the death penalty after its governor signed into law a bill that ends capital punishment
  • #Libyan commander wanted for war crimes by ICC shot dead - Top military figure loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar killed in the eastern city of Benghazi by unidentified attackers
  • Labour calls for extra 33,000 court sitting days | Law Gazette
  • Pub goers could be asked to provide a vaccine certificate, Boris Johnson has told MPs, saying it "may be up to individual publicans"