18th April - Law News

Edition 3400: 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:
Some of Brazil’s biggest media companies have come together to combat COVID-19 misinformation – a lot of which is coming from President Jair Bolsonaro’s office

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • #Poland: Human rights chief ordered out by top court - Scottish Legal News
  • Supreme Court: Final orders made in landmark WRC decision - Irish Legal News
  • LLB student Lucy Mackay wins named GCU’s student of the year - Scottish Legal News
  • Session Cases At 200: The wisdom of the Institutional Writers - Scottish Legal News
  • ‘I’m not the defendant’: the trials of a black barrister 
  • Quis: Tutoring of witnesses - Scottish Legal News
  • #Indian female advocates demand more representation in judiciary 
  • Emergency legislation to allow public hearings of WRC cases - Irish Legal News
  • A judge has criticised solicitors acting in a high-value banking case for not having promptly instructed costs lawyers to assess a $3.7m default costs certificate (DCC) | NLJ
  • New right to welfare, housing and healthcare for prisoners in Lib Dem manifesto - Scottish Legal News
  • The House of Commons Library has published a briefing on pension schemes for judges | NLJ
  • Widow of Pat Finucane granted leave for new judicial review - Irish Legal News
  • The Law Society has commented on the National Security and Investment Bill (the Bill) in a Parliamentary Briefing | NLJ
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn team advised on deals worth £7.1 billion in 2020 - Scottish Legal News
  • Colin the Caterpillar cake row: Judge Rinder gives his verdict
  • Breonna Taylor: Publisher refuses to distribute police officer's book #US
  • "Leave and Let Die: The EU Banopticon Approach to Migrants at Sea" | Marie-Laure Basilien-Gainche
  • Aston Villa and England defender Tyrone Mings has revealed he has received racist abuse on social media
  • A police officer who used racist language towards a colleague has been dismissed. Chris Tyler, formerly of Cambridgeshire Police, used the slur at a staff Christmas party in December 2019
  • Man who allegedly tried to break into Buckingham Palace while carrying a knife has been charged: Chorrie Thompson, 46, of Ashcombe Park, Neasden, has been charged with trespass
  • Democrats’ Supreme Court Expansion Plan Draws Resistance #US
  • Lib Dems: Remove Crown Office from fatal accident inquiries - Scottish Legal News
  • The Institute for Government has published a report on the ongoing consultation and discourse into reforming judicial review | NLJ
  • NI: Private member's bill would extend religious discrimination rules to teachers - Irish Legal News
  • Clyde & Co vacates part of London office | Law Gazette
  • Advocate Tony Lenehan responds to yesterday’s piece from academics on the ‘not proven’ debate - Scottish Legal News
  • Linklaters to offer A-Level tutoring in diversity drive | Law Gazette 
  • Judge takes hearing to court cell after defendant refuses to come out = Vladyslav Dryhval has been accused of wielding an axe near Buckingham Palace
  • Peter Devitt, associate at Hayes Solicitors, examines a decision bringing clarity to the interpretation of the “special circumstances” test for plaintiffs who are seeking to renew a summons - Irish Legal News
  • An elderly Sydney barrister who described his sexual harassment of a young female solicitor as "attempted chivalry" has been ordered to have at least eight hours counselling #Australia
  • Lawyers demand remote work and even reduced hours, finds survey | Law Gazette
  • UN urges Australia to act quickly to bring stranded #Australians home - The human rights committee’s request, as it hears two cases about citizens’ ‘right to return’, should be a wake-up call for the government
  • Veteran solicitor fined for transferring £290,000 to wrong bank account | Law Gazette
  • Crisis, what crisis? Legal sector revenues surge | Law Gazette
  • Three men sentenced in #Spain’s ‘Sabadell wolf pack’ gang-rape trial 
  • Edinburgh bus driver who hit cyclist loses tribunal appeal against dismissal from bus company - Scottish Legal News
  • HMCTS still failing to collect data on jurors | Law Gazette
  • An Iranian human rights lawyer's lot | Law Gazette
  • Human rights guidance for Irish businesses published - Irish Legal News
  • Joshua White murder: Three men guilty over Hackney stabbing
  • First edition of Irish Judicial Studies Journal 2021 online - Irish Legal News
  • Irwin Mitchell beats off claim from solicitor-turned-porn producer | RollOnFriday
  • A plug for Watt v Jamieson, 1954 SC 56, which I think should appeal for a number of reasons - Scottish Legal News 
  • #France Lawmakers Pass Contentious Bill Extending Police Powers 
  • Video of Chicago Police Fatally Shooting Adam Toledo Is Released #US 
  • Fitness-obsessed father who forced his daughter to sign a contract to "never get fat" has been jailed for 30 months. Rachid Khadla, from Windsor, Berkshire, violently attacked and manipulated his three children for years, Reading Crown Court heard


17th April - Law News

Edition 3399: 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:
"Right now, we are at the peak, we are seeing early signals of plateauing effect, at least in cities like Mumbai," says Dr Shashank Joshi, member, Maharashtra, #India COVID-19 Task Force

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • NI: High Court: Deceased victim of Bloody Sunday violence awarded £250,000 in personal injury case - Irish Legal News
  • Around the House: new GCs for McDonalds and SUNY | The Global Legal Post
  • ‘No room for complacency’ in City rebound, says lobby group | Law Gazette
  • Anderson Strathern hires European dealmaker Max Scharbert - Scottish Legal News
  • ‘What are they playing at?’: Judge’s rant after court grants bail to repeat offender - His Honour Judge Giles Curtis-Raleigh could not believe Abdinasir Sheikh Ali had not been remanded in custody
  • NDA initiative aims to promote benefits of standardisation - Legal Futures
  • Firm’s breach over counterparty's name caused no loss, rules High Court | Law Gazette
  • Senior City lawyers want to continue working flexibly - or will leave - Legal Futures
  • MTM Defence Lawyers appoints Andrew Seggie amid spike in domestic abuse cases - Scottish Legal News
  • British Sikh life peer and self-made multi-millionaire Rami Ranger has been found by a Watford employment tribunal to have victimised, harassed & directly discriminated against an Indian employee
  • ‘Knowledge activation’ is key for the future hybrid workforce - Legal Futures
  • Home Office held in breach of Article 2 duty concerning death in immigration detention
  • Balancing act: A barrister’s life in lockdown - Pandemic highlights parents’ struggle to juggle; ‘I hope there will be lessons learned’ #Ireland
  • SDT: Drink-drive solicitor did not automatically undermine public trust - Legal Futures
  • Tickets still being sold for June shows that can't take place as planned 
  • Chicago police have released graphic footage of an officer shooting dead a 13-year-old boy in a dark alley. Bodycam video shows the policeman shouting "drop it" before shooting Adam Toledo once in the chest on 29 March #US
  • Health Secretary Matt Hancock owns shares in a company which was approved as a potential supplier for NHS trusts in England, it has emerged. In March, he declared he had acquired more than 15% of Topwood Ltd, which was granted the approved status in 2019
  • #HongKong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been sentenced to 14 months in prison after being found guilty of unauthorised assembly
  • Eight people have been killed and many injured in a shooting in the #US city of Indianapolis, police say. Witnesses heard several gunshots at a FedEx facility and one said he had seen a man firing an automatic weapon
  • Origins, political, economic, and discursive contexts of Europe’s “refugee crisis,” and the 2020 Moria camp disaster | K. Raymond Da-Boi
  • Solicitor fined for undervalued property sale between couple | Law Gazette
  • Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Act 2021 
  • Terra Firma Chambers’ Webinar: The Inquiries Act 2005 - Scottish Legal News
  • Identifying relevant laws and regulations is the key to effective data security
  • Courts across Scotland have been badly affected by the Covid pandemic and have struggled to adapt to restrictions such as social distancing while trying to deal with as much business as possible - Evening Express
  • Good Law Project to challenge government antibody tests contract in court
  • The Pandemic Is Changing The Way UK Law Firms Use Legal Tech 
  • It is damaging to rely on one model of disability | Law Gazette 
  • Law firm clients increasingly emphasising trusted relationships - Scottish Legal News
  • WWF Australia creates legal fund to fight projects threatening forests after black summer bushfires 
  • Peers vote to grant veterans exemption from six-year claim longstop | Law Gazette ort schemes against legal challenges has seen a dramatic rise 
  • NI: QUB School of Law appoints US business ethics expert as honorary professor - Irish Legal News
  • UK to respond to EU legal action over Northern Ireland by mid-May 
  • Following the resignation of Nicola Gordon as chair of the Judicial Appointments Board Scotland, the board has appointed Deirdre Fulton as interim chairing member - Scottish Legal News 
  • Overseas investment curbs could hit legitimate business, Law Society warns | Law Gazette
  • New strategy aims to divert children and young adult offenders from criminal justice system - Irish Legal News
  • Turnover in UK legal sector grows to £3.1bn - Scottish Legal News 
  • Department for Education refuses to budge on JR disclosure | Law Gazette
  • Deals roundup - Irish Legal News
  • Not proven: getting the arguments right - Scottish Legal News
  • Dog-bite Britain: the problem with the pandemic puppy explosion - New rules on travelling between council areas and people meeting outdoors have come into force as lockdown restrictions continue to be eased
  • New rules on travelling between council areas and people meeting outdoors have come into force as lockdown restrictions continue to be eased
  • US imposes sanctions on #Russia over cyber-attacks
  • Liberal-appointed tribunal members’ pay claims ‘fishy’, says Labor senator #Australia 
  • Do continued EU data flows to the United Kingdom offer hope for the United States? 
  • The Legal Industry’s New Digital Frontier
  • Murder suspects bailed over shooting of Sheffield solicitor killed near Bramall Lane


16th April - Law News

Edition 3398: 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:
Thirty years ago, a royal commission delivered a blueprint to prevent Aboriginal deaths in custody. Since then, more than 450 Indigenous people have died in police or prison custody - five since the start of last month - and the proportion behind bars has doubled. Keenan Mundine is the co-founder at Deadly Connections Community and Justice Services

Focus of the Day Article:
Law firms still struggling on gender equality, according to US study. Yale Law Women survey highlights that only 20% of equity partners are women. Full story - The Global Legal Post
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • A group of public health advocates from around the world wants Facebook to scrap its plans to launch a version of Instagram for children
  • Covid-status certificate scheme could be unlawful discrimination, says EHRC
  • SYLA: So you want to be an advocate? - Scottish Legal News
  • Covid-19: NI pubs and cafes to open outdoors from 30 April
  • Harvey Tyrrell death: Pub owner jailed over boy's electrocution death 
  • Inverness CT star allegedly racially abused in Championship clash as player's solicitor takes aim at 'cynical' SFA 
  • Top law firms team up to draft standard NDA | Law Gazette
  • NI: Judgment reserved on whether 'bad faith' Brexit legal challenge should be heard - Irish Legal News
  • McGovern Reid Court Lawyers gains Living Wage accreditation - Scottish Legal News
  • Making the courts less expensive | Law Gazette
  • Session Cases At 200: ‘Our predecessors speak to us across the years’ - Scottish Legal News
  • Session Cases survey closes tomorrow – vote now! - Scottish Legal News
  • Former Ryanair pilot’s judicial review petition challenging HMRC statutory loan charge refused - Scottish Legal News
  • George Floyd death: Ex-officer Chauvin will not take the stand #US 
  • Supreme Court waiting times at 'historic low' after Covid year - Irish Legal News
  • Book your place at the Faculty’s free World IP Day Conference 2021 - Scottish Legal News 
  • Self-harm declining in Irish prisons but up among women and people on remand - Irish Legal News
  • The ex-husband of an ITV Wales presenter has been jailed after a nine-year campaign of harassment and stalking during their marriage
  • UK law lecturer John Stanton: How #Malta’s rule of law has been challenged by murder, corruption allegations
  • First they came for Essex Court Chambers | Law Gazette
  • Truck driver Mohinder Singh jailed for at least 18 years for killing four police in Melbourne crash #Australia
  • Aberdeen students to represent Scotland at international competition - Scottish Legal News
  • Marks & Spencer has begun legal action over its Colin the Caterpillar cake - claiming rival Aldi's Cuthbert the Caterpillar infringes its trademark
  • Man 'seen with axe' near Buckingham Palace charged
  • Authorities clamp down on hospitality in Windsor before Prince Philip’s funeral
  • When animal welfare officers received a report of an unusual animal lurking in a tree in the #Polish city of Krakow, they were not sure what to expect. "People aren't opening their windows because they're afraid", it was a croissant
  • ‘How many more decades?’: Munby lambasts lawyers not complying with PDs | Law Gazette
  • Firm to use AI to triage new clients and give initial advice - Legal Futures
  • Touching tributes and flowers left at scene where young solicitor was fatally shot - Khuram Javed, aged 30, was fatally shot in an attack on Clough Road
  • High Court: Doctor temporarily suspended after refusing to administer vaccines or refer patients for Covid testing - Irish Legal News
  • Profession has struggled with AML rules, says firm fined £10,000 - Legal Futures
  • #Uganada Judiciary unveils uniform to fight corruption in courts of law
  • Restorative and criminal justice expert Professor Tim Chapman joins Strathclyde - Scottish Legal News
  • Solicitor unfairly dismissed for refusing Covid variation to contract - Legal Futures
  • ‘Marry your rapist’ laws in 20 countries still allow perpetrators to escape justice
  • Duncan Lewis bucks homeworking trend with City move | Law Gazette
  • 160 firms sign up to consumer app aiming to transform access to lawyers - Legal Futures
  • Some lawyers were unmuted in remote court hearings without their knowledge on Monday due to a technical problem, the Courts Service has said - Irish Legal News
  • Court tells Uber to reinstate five UK drivers sacked by automated process
  • Permanent changes to Scotland’s bankruptcy laws following Covid-19 - Scottish Legal News
  • One of #France's most high-profile political scientists and media figures, Olivier Duhamel, has admitted that he sexually abused his stepson decades ago
  • Priti Patel’s detention policies found to breach human rights rules - Court finds home secretary accountable for failures to ensure that deaths in immigration detention centres are investigated properly
  • Retired Police Officer Is Questioned on George Floyd’s Prior Arrest #US
  • SRA’s £500k cap on comp fund payments runs into trouble | Law Gazette
  • Capitol Police Told to Hold Back on Riot Response on Jan. 6, Report Finds #US
  • Gillespie Macandrew advises bookseller Topping & Company - Scottish Legal News
  • Justice Minister Helen McEntee meeting the family of George Nkencho, whose killing by garda√≠ in December prompted protests across the country - Irish Legal News 
  • Clubhouse Data Leak - 1.3M SQL Database Leaked Online
  • NI: Unionist legal challenge to NI Protocol to be heard next month - Irish Legal News
  • Bernie Madoff, a Wall Street financier disgraced after he admitted to one of the biggest frauds in US financial history, has died in prison at age 82 #US
  • Ryanair loses legal challenges to EU state aid for Scandi airlines
  • Legal services and staffing provider Lexitas acquires litigation support firm Alaris
  • Barristers in crossfire of Beijing''s Uighur rage
  • Can fake heiress Anna Delvey move to the UK?
  • The challenges with data and AI in UK financial services 
  • Session Cases At 200: Age of innocence - Scottish Legal News 
  • Feminists must move past white-centered history


15th April - Law News

Edition 3397: 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 police officer who authorities say shot and killed a Black man in a Minneapolis suburb after a traffic stop has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Brooklyn Center police Officer Kim Potter is charged in Sunday's shooting death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said. In Minnesota, second-degree manslaughter applies when authorities allege a person causes someone's death by "culpable negligence whereby the person creates an unreasonable risk, and consciously takes chances of causing death or great bodily harm to another." Someone convicted of this charge would face a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $20,000.

Focus of the Day Article:
An autumn trial ‘blitz’ and more vaccinated magistrates on the bench are part of an 'ambitious' action plan to get the justice system back on track, the Gazette can reveal. The Judiciary and HM Courts & Tribunals Service set out details in a document entitled Magistrates’ Criminal Courts 5-Point Plan: Recovery Ambitions for Adult & Youth Courts. Full story - The Law Society Gazette
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Breastfeeding juror case prompts call for maternity exemption | Law Gazette
  • High Court: Decision to refuse school transport for autistic boy quashed due to inadequate reasoning - Irish Legal News 
  • 50:50 gender split in Freshfields promotion round | Law Gazette
  • Court dismisses developers’ bid to double agreed costs budget | Law Gazette
  • Apple agrees to testify before #US Senate on app store antitrust concerns
  • Leading firm sees off loan negligence claim from ex-solicitor client | Law Gazette 
  • CMS announces five new partner promotions in Scotland - Scottish Legal News 
  • Peers vote to halt plans to limit UK soldiers’ accountability for war crimes
  • SQE gets green light for Covid safety | Law Gazette 
  • Lindsays has promoted Louise Norris and Rachel Holt to the respective roles of partner and associate - Scottish Legal News
  • David Welsh has joined Exchequer Chambers, having completed his pupillage under barrister Harry Hodgkin of Clerksroom - Scottish Legal News 
  • Daunte Wright shooting: Officer Kim Potter to be charged over killing #US
  • Government departments have been ordered to find out by the end of the week whether senior officials have rule-breaking second jobs 
  • #Denmark has ceased giving the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine amid concerns about rare cases of blood clots, the first European country to do so fully
  • Former tanning salon employee who suffered hearing loss from faulty alarm awarded over £240,000 in damages - Scottish Legal News
  • ‘Not proven’ – the case in favour - Scottish Legal News 
  • Hydrogen sector gets new legal framework boost in #France
  • NI: Crown Court trial over Nama scandal evidence to be heard without jury - Irish Legal News
  • #Norwegian Air wins latest legal ‘milestone’ for restructure
  • Nigel Boardman: from GQ list to chairing Greensill lobbying inquiry 
  • An interesting case on an employee’s refusal to wear a mask and his subsequent dismissal - Scottish Legal News 
  • Solicitor struck off for “sophisticated” Land Registry fraud - Legal Futures
  • Conveyancing giant enters the big leagues as acquisitions pay off - Legal Futures
  • A false narrative is being spread to try to harm #HongKong," said British barrister Grenville Cross - he said the global financial hub will see a rosy future after the improvement of the electoral system 
  • From pencil sharpeners to a $539m lawsuit: how big tech weaponised design patents 
  • #Egypt seizes ship that blocked Suez Canal over $900m compensation claim
  • Judge President John Hlophe is a blight on the judiciary’ – DA responds to Hlophe verdict #SouthAfrica
  • Oldham gang of six men who stole more than £160,000 worth of items from supermarkets, by setting off alarms to distract security guards, have been jailed
  • Belfast-based KRW LAW LLP has secured a second six-figure payout for Irish singer Dana after settling a libel case against the Sunday World - Irish Legal News
  • Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster is suing TV presenter Dr Christian Jessen for defamation, saying he made an "attack" on her marriage 
  • SRA bid to cut Compensation Fund payout cap facing rejection - Legal Futures
  • A retired judge who was at Fishmongers' Hall during the terror attack saw one of the victims lying at the foot of a staircase with a "chalk-white" face
  • Boris Johnson has voiced "concern" following the revelation that top civil servant Bill Crothers was employed by Greensill Capital while still working for the government
  • SRA backs new cyber-losses clause for indemnity policies - Legal Futures 
  • The Changing Dynamics of Cross-border Human Smuggling and Trafficking in the Mediterranean | Ferruccio Pastore and Nourhan Abdel Aziz 
  • UN human rights chief calls for war crimes bill to be revised - Scottish Legal News
  • Judiciary seeks SDT recruitment scrutineer | Law Gazette
  • New personal injury guidelines providing for reduced payouts in most cases will come into effect next week - Irish Legal News
  • Women representation in judiciary: Why quota will not work #India 
  • Chinese law skills still sought by City firms, says top university | Law Gazette 
  • Alastair Shepherd recalls halcyon days of traineeship as 40 years in law come to a close - Scottish Legal News 
  • Twitter asked to block malicious content against #Pakistan judiciary 
  • Pre-legislative scrutiny of online safety bill to begin today - Irish Legal News
  • SRA wants new PII clause on cyber-crime - but premiums 'won't go up' | Law Gazette 
  • Reporting on women’s safety: ‘We tell the stories that have been ignored’
  • Commissioner General of #Uganda Prisons service, Dr Johnson Byabashaija, has said the current congestion in prisons can only be blamed on the challenges facing the the criminal justice system
  • Plan to ban political parties having social media managed abroad 'unworkable' - Irish Legal News 
  • Session Cases At 200: Nominative case - Scottish Legal News 
  • Paper on US-style public defender system almost complete - Irish Legal News 
  • Review into Douglas Council's handling of pay-dispute tribunal ruling 
  • Yazidi women fail in claim for compensation in #Australia for actions of Isis fighter Khaled Sharrouf
  • EU Commission opposes UK’s application to join Lugano Convention - Scottish Legal News
  • With orders on Varanasi mosque, judiciary is paving the path to a majoritarian #India - court is allowing itself to facilitate the political project of this government 
  • Anna Reilly: My experience as a (virtual) trainee secondee - Scottish Legal News 
  • Resumption of summary criminal business from 19 April - Scottish Legal News
  • Radiologist who secretly filmed women in toilets on mobile phone is struck off 
  • Sturgeon blasts decision to refer Holyrood bills to UK supreme court - Scottish first minister calls UK government decision ‘morally repugnant’ as bills were passed unanimously
  • Verifying the identity of a data subject - Irish Legal News 
  • Late bid to scrap six-year limit in Overseas Operations Bill | Law Gazette


14th April - Law News

Edition 3396: 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:
​Residents in South Baltimore are fighting to 'starve' their nearby Bresco incinerator due to health concerns over the amount of pollution it creates. Of the 72 remaining facilities in the US, the vast majority are located in predominantly low-income or minority communities, raising concerns about compounding pollutants in already overburdened neighbourhoods

Focus of the Day Article:
The latest research by PwC has confirmed the top three business priorities for law firms – to improve the use of technology, standardise and centralise process, and improve the service offering – haven’t changed over the last year. Full story - Legal Futures
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Around 1,200 people become citizens through temporary process - Irish Legal News
  • Tamara Ecclestone burglary: Italian man admits £26m celebrity raids
  • Students on all university courses in England will return "no earlier than 17 May", the government has announced
  • Decision in sight for Lugano accession | Law Gazette
  • My Brother’s Keeper: a former Guant√°namo detainee, his guard and their unlikely friendship
  • Children with disabilities being excluded from consultations on laws and policies - Irish Legal News 
  • East London man who called himself the Masked Menace has been jailed for life for plotting a terror attack during the coronavirus pandemic. IS supporter Sahayb Abu bought an 18-inch sword, a knife, balaclavas and body armour online
  • Making the courts less expensive | Law Gazette 
  • Insolvency expert Yvonne Brady joins Morton Fraser - Scottish Legal News
  • ODS Solicitors opens doors in Cork city centre - Irish Legal News
  • UK government refers Holyrood bills to Supreme Court - Scottish Legal News 
  • Sheffield shooting victim named as local 30-year-old solicitor | Law Gazette
  • High Court refuses extradition appeal by Bulgarian man wanted in Romania for driving without licence - Scottish Legal News
  • Supreme Court: Challenge to constitutionality of WRC rejected in landmark judgment - Irish Legal News
  • TikTok star Justine Paradise has accused YouTuber Jake Paul of sexually assaulting her at his home in Los Angeles in 2019
  • Trial 'blitz' and vaccinated magistrates to tackle court backlog | Law Gazette
  • It says the world's wealthiest 1% produce double the combined carbon emissions of the poorest 50%, according to the UN
  • #US health authorities are calling for a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, after reports of extremely rare blood clotting cases
  • Irwin Mitchell considering £500m flotation - Scottish Legal News
  • A man has been charged after West Bromwich Albion footballer Romaine Sawyers was racially abused online. Simon Silwood, 49, is accused of sending an offensive message to the footballer via social media in January
  • The Covid-19 restriction on travelling around Scotland is to be lifted from Friday, while people are to be allowed to meet up in larger groups outdoors
  • IP lawyers face multi-million pound claim over “secret commissions” - Legal Futures
  • Legal aid census call: lawyers urged to take part in data drive | Law Gazette
  • Fine for solicitor who acted on both sides in “undue influence” house sale - Legal Futures
  • Scottish Civil Justice Council April update - Scottish Legal News
  • Negligence claim against Irwin Mitchell thrown out after assignment - Legal Futures
  • Treorchy born Teresa Payne came late to the law after working in a pub and travel agency - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Taylor Wessing latest to open in Dublin | Law Gazette
  • Government's LGBT advisory panel disbanded, members not sure if it had still been operational
  • Covid: People 45 or over in England invited to book vaccine
  • Law firm and top entrepreneur ramp up Thirdfort backing - Legal Futures
  • My legal life: Dr Johanne Cox, Shoosmiths, Partner in the London office, leading the international arbitration practice - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Solidarity at the European Borders: International/EU Law Challenge(s) | Martino Reviglio 
  • Spain: Reform of secrecy laws to cast light on civil war and Franco regime - Scottish Legal News
  • 'No evidence' behind Whitehall's attack on JR lawyers | Law Gazette 
  • Urfan Dar raises vital funds for children’s hospital in Palestine - Scottish Legal News
  • Supreme Court delays swearing-in following Duke of Edinburgh's death | Law Gazette
  • Deloitte: UK CFOs gear up for stronger recovery as business sentiment hits new high - Scottish Legal News 
  • NI: Consultation on statutory duty of candour opens - Irish Legal News
  • How can you help to close the gender pension gap? - Scottish Legal News
  • Prison schools to reopen next week - Irish Legal News
  • UK accession to Lugano Convention imminent - Scottish Legal News


13th April - Law News

Edition 3395: 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:
India reported a record daily increase of over 150,000 coronavirus cases - and more than 800 new deaths - on Sunday. Since the pandemic began, the country has confirmed more than 12 million cases and over 167,000 deaths. It has the third-highest number of Covid-19 infections in the world after the United States and Brazil.

Focus of the Day Article:
Following International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Emma-Louise Fenelon spoke to Harriet Wistrich, founder of the Centre for Women’s Justice about the many ways in which the UK criminal justice system is failing women. Full story - UK Human Rights Blog
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Will Smith's slavery film Emancipation has pulled out of filming in Georgia over what the star has called the #US state's new "regressive voting laws"
  • The UK government is to challenge parts of two bills passed by the Scottish Parliament. MSPs unanimously approved the bills relating to children's rights and local government last month
  • Covid vaccine: All over-50s and high risk groups offered first dose
  • Bombay High Court exempts Arnab Goswami from personal appearance before Alibaug Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • Water companies illegally dumping sewage in England and Wales' rivers 
  • The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in the #US city of Brooklyn Center was an accident, the local police chief has said
  • Session Cases At 200: The Nat Fraser appeal - Scottish Legal News
  • Tony Lenehan: Abolishing Scotland’s ‘not proven’ verdict would erode trust in juries - Scottish Legal News 
  • Man charged with exposing himself to children on social media loses appeal against competency of charges - Scottish Legal News 
  • Vodafone puts emphasis on ESG in new eight-firm adviser panel | Legal Business
  • Queensland-based compensation firm Travis Schultz & Partners (TSP) has hired a passionate new senior solicitor, who brings more than 12 years of experience in plaintiff compensation law - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Introduction to the Symposium on the Impact of Indigenous Peoples on International Law | American Journal of International Law
  • Accredited wills and estates specialist joins Keypoint - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Chanel, The RealReal Agree to Mediation in Escalating Counterfeiting, Antitrust Fight | The Fashion Law
  • Elderly are forgotten by the law - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Baroness Shirley Williams dies aged 90 - a leading member of the 1970s Labour government and one of the first women cabinet ministers
  • Law firms' cost focus will drive financial innovation in the sector - Legal Futures
  • Fiona Scolding QC to lead Westminster School review
  • Criminal Populism and Solidarity in Recent Italy's Migration Policies: A EU Law Perspective | Martino Reviglio
  • What is CJIS Compliance? Here's What You Need to Know | Lawyer Herald
  • Ince launches client onboarding solution for estate agents - Legal Futures
  • How to manage up effectively - Lawyers Weekly 
  • A mother has been told she must attend court for jury service despite wanting to breastfeed her baby. Zoe Stacey, from Eastleigh, Hampshire, has been told her jury service in May at Winchester Crown Court can be deferred within a 12-month period
  • Irwin Mitchell tipped for £500m stock market listing - again - Legal Futures
  • Britain is damaging its reputation by keeping Julian Assange in jail, says partner
  • How John Himmelstein Chose His Path As A Trial Lawyer | Lawyer Herald
  • Solicitors who misused £1m raised from loan notes struck off - Legal Futures
  • Guilty parties remain free in ‘chilling’ Witness K prosecution - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • #French lawmakers have moved to ban short-haul internal flights where train alternatives exist, in a bid to reduce carbon emissions
  • St John’s Buildings’ Matrimonial Finance barristers have raised over £1300 for Mad Dogs Homeless Project, in addition to providing more than 100 meals for hungry children in the UK – The Barrister Magazine
  • NHS Covid-19 app update blocked for breaking Apple and Google's rules
  • Tear gas has been fired and a curfew imposed amid angry protests after police fatally shot a black man in a traffic stop in the #US city of Brooklyn Center, just north of Minneapolis the spirit so much that natural wellbeing would build immunity :) Apr 12, 2021
  • Tens of thousands of Hindu worshippers have gathered, defying government guidance, to take a dip in the holy Ganges river as a deadly second Covid-19 wave continues to sweep #India
  • ‘Unconstitutional, indefensible’: Lawyers bash proposed changes to charity sector - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Is a party that sells police stations to criminals so very tough on crime? 
  • Judges should take expert advice before accepting the government’s proposed remedy for the New Judicial Pension Scheme – The Barrister Magazine
  • Biztech Lawyers expands into Melbourne - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Skadden goes organic with three City promotions as investment intensifies | Legal Business
  • Freshfields narrows gender pay gap - Legal Cheek
  • UK law firms reward lawyers with COVID bonuses - Legal Cheek
  • The play that changed my mind on assisted dying
  • First speakers announced for LegalEdCon 2021 - Legal Cheek
  • Pub gardens, indoor gyms and hairdressers are among the businesses that can reopen in England on Monday 
  • First female barrister to be commemorated with London blue plaque - Legal Cheek
  • [Adoption under JJ Act] Child born out of live-in Relationship to be treated as child born to married couple | Bar & Bench #India
  • Police have said they "deeply" regret the hurt caused when a Good Friday service was shut down for breaching Covid-19 restrictions. Met Police officers found some worshippers without masks and not socially distancing at Christ the King on Balham High Road
  • BBC launches SQE apprenticeship for graduates - Legal Cheek
  • Courts not expert bodies to decide whether Bachelors Degree in Engineering is equivalent to Degree in Science: Karnataka High Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • David Cameron has said he should have contacted the government “through only the most formal of channels" when lobbying for a financial firm. The former prime minister has faced criticism for contacting ministers on behalf of Greensill Capital
  • 7 ways training contract hunters need to be thinking about legal research - Legal Cheek
  • What is the true value of a companion animal? - UK Human Rights Blog 
  • Downing Street rewrote ‘independent’ report on race, experts claim - Commissioners allege No 10 distorted their work on inequality, after conclusions played down institutional racism
  • Slaughter and May to launch legal operations grad scheme - Legal Cheek
  • The Viewpoint - New Rules for Digital Media Intermediaries: How far is too far? | Bar & Bench #India
  • 'Loot boxes': Blurring the lines between gaming and gambling? - Legal Cheek
  • A black #US army lieutenant has filed a lawsuit against two policemen who pointed their guns and pepper-sprayed him during a traffic stop
  • A man arrested on suspicion of the murder and indecent assault of Stuart Lubbock at the home of entertainer Michael Barrymore has been released under investigation by police 
  • Lawyers should think twice before appearing on reality TV - Lawyers Weekly 
  • People are being asked to be respectful to shop workers as thousands of non-essential retail stores prepare to reopen across England and Wales
  • The behaviour of some adults in contributing to the actions of young people during the recent street violence in Northern Ireland amounts to child abuse, NI's children's commissioner has said
  • US outfit Cadwalader latest to launch in Dublin - Legal Cheek
  • Application for fresh inquest refused - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Your guide to navigating a virtual training contract assessment - Legal Cheek
  • Law Pod UK new episode: Courts tussle with Uber, Ola and the Gig Economy - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Taylor Wessing to join host of firms in Dublin - Legal Cheek
  • According to GC-turned-change agent Anna Lozynski, professional branding is fast becoming as important a business skill as tech proficiency, and as essential an educational piece as the Priestley 11 - Lawyers Weekly
  • Walker Morris awards training contract to child of managing partner - Legal Cheek
  • The Weekly Round-Up: New Police Powers and Domestic Abuse in the Family Courts - UK Human Rights Blog
  • 'Will firms consider me for a TC if I've had to retake LPC exams?' - Legal Cheek
  • Judges to be dismissed under reformed sexual harassment legislation - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • The countdown to Legal Cheek‘s new flexible working conference for lawyers has begun - Flexible working conference takes place on 22 April 
  • More than 80 people have been killed by #Myanmar security forces in a crackdown on a protest in the city of Bago, activists say
  • #Israel says it will not co-operate with an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC) into war crimes in the occupied territories. In a letter to the court, Israel says the ICC is "acting without authority" in carrying out the probe
  • Police bill makes provision for remote juries, MoJ reveals | Law Gazette 
  • Giorgos Karaivaz, veteran crime journalist shot dead in #Greece