30th April - Law News

Edition 3412: 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:
Fighting between Myanmar's military leaders and ethnic Karen guerillas is continuing near the Thai border. The attacks come after three months of turmoil, triggered by a coup to overthrow leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi in February. Human rights activist Nickey Diamond is in Myanmar. 

  Focus of the Day Article:
UK litigation funding market doubles in three years as pipeline of cases builds up. The value of cases and cash held by UK litigation funders hits £2bn, RPC study shows. Full story - The Global Legal Post
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Boris Johnson's personal mobile phone number has been found to be freely available online. The number, published on a press release in 2006, appears to have not been changed since
  • #France will allow cafes, bars and restaurants to serve outside and relax a nightly curfew in a planned easing of lockdown measures starting next month
  • NI: Court ruling emphasises importance of domestic abuse training in judiciary - Irish Legal News
  • The scam that targets dog owners
  • Ex-Serco executives discussed inflating costs on tagging contracts, papers show - Legal documents published by Serious Fraud Office after trial collapsed this week 
  • A senior judge has ruled it is lawful for carers in specific circumstances to help clients find and pay for sex. The ruling found it would be wrong to stop them helping a 27-year-old man with mental disabilities fulfilling a natural desire
  • Covid: Is it safe to meet indoors when vaccinated?
  • Remote firm opens Manchester base and hires pair from rivals | Law Gazette 
  • Alexei Navalny has appeared in court from prison, head close-shaven and face gaunt, and accused Vladimir Putin of attempting to rule #Russia "forever" and caring only about "clinging to power" 
  • Solicitor charged over alleged €268,000 property registration fraud - Irish Legal News 
  • Senator proposes new bill to limit inappropriate use of NDAs in settlements - Irish Legal News
  • England: Unreliable witness testimony biggest cause of miscarriages of justice over past 50 years - Scottish Legal News
  • Linsey Barclay-Smith joins Anderson Strathern - Scottish Legal News 
  • Minister defends single justice procedure for Covid-19 offences | Law Gazette
  • Visibility and growth: How GCs can motivate their teams | The Lawyer 
  • Contempt threat “seriously questionable”, says sub-postmasters’ barrister - Legal Futures
  • Senior managers told police spy to use fake identity in court, inquiry hears - activists over anti-apartheid protest in 1972
  • Campaigners launch legal challenge to force ministers to review road-building policy document in light of climate targets
  • Fishmongers' Hall attack: Prison boss tricked by Usman Khan, inquest hears
  • CEO who "ran for the hills" loses appeal over failed unfair dismissal claim - Legal Futures 
  • Restoration works approved as part of Inverness Castle transformation - Scottish Legal News
  • Booking app for PIDMs updated - Scottish Legal News
  • Life prisoner refused release at beginning of pandemic loses Parole Board decision challenge - Scottish Legal News
  • CMC numbers continue to fall as whiplash regulation clear latest hurdle - Legal Futures
  • Cladding campaigners have vowed to fight on after MPs rejected attempts to shield leaseholders from fire safety costs
  • Anything else to say about SDLT? - Legal Futures
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler said he wanted to “unmask” demonstrators who engaged in property destruction. The Oregon city has seen regular demonstrations since the murder of George Floyd #US
  • High Court: FBD liable to pay publicans for partial closure of premises - Irish Legal News 
  • UK lobbying rules explained: why no one seems to be in legal trouble 
  • Thorntons’ dispute resolution specialists Gillian Buchanan and Kirsty Waughman, alongside property partner Andrew Kirkhope, are hosting a free webinar from 9.30am on Wednesday 5 May 2021 to update private landlords and letting agents on current issues
  • Mischon de Reya revives IPO plans despite investigation by regulator - Law firm favoured by wealthy eyes £750m London listing with all 1,000 staff poised to become shareholders
  • Migration Crisis in Europe: An Appraisal | DURJOY BARUA, Lawyer at Chittagong Judge Court, Bangladesh
  • As property completions soar, how can conveyancers keep up?
  • Julia James, killed community officer last seen taking dog for a walk 
  • A majority of UK students think there should be a compulsory test on understanding sexual consent at the start of university, a survey suggests 
  • The boss of Heathrow Airport has told the Home Office to "get a grip" on bottlenecks still causing long delays getting people through border control 
  • NQ pay battle resumes with £135,000 offer | Law Gazette
  • #HongKong Bar Association investigates Martin Lee and Margaret Ng 
  • £800,000 seized after man found with suitcases full of cash - Scottish Legal News 
  • Growing proportion of prisoners are sexual offenders - Scottish Legal News
  • Buckland refuses to extend JR consultation deadline | Law Gazette 
  • Challenging fire-and-rehire tactics by companies - some employers will go through a bogus consultation process and, in the event of not securing agreement, will terminate contracts 
  • 'Acrimonious disputes': council lawyers dealt blow over virtual meetings | Law Gazette
  • Police investigating shooting of solicitor Khuram Javed make third arrest | Law Gazette
  • #Kenya debates lowering age of consent from 18 to 16 
  • Covid: #Turkey prepares for its first full lockdown
  • On the frontline with Britain's new feminists, fighting for women's rights 
  • EU demands immediate access to UK-made vaccines in AstraZeneca legal battle 
  • Statement of the Four Bars on PRC Government Sanctions against barristers of England and Wales
  • A solicitor accused of altering police statements after the Hillsborough disaster admitted he "may have made errors" but "complied with his duty", a court has heard 
  • #SouthKorea Supreme Court justice nominee Cheon Dae-yeop said Wednesday during his confirmation hearing that he fully agrees that the judiciary is facing a crisis of public trust
  • ‘Existential challenge’ to trans people if employment tribunal ruling overturned 
  • Mishcon prepares for stock market float | Law Gazette


29th April - Law News

Edition 3411: 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 the heart of the Village, a loyalist area in Belfast, the Windsor Women’s Centre has fought a 30-year battle to keep its doors open. An oasis for vulnerable women, the centre is deeply rooted in the community. As they face financial insecurity and navigate the pandemic, will they make it through their toughest year so far?

  Focus of the Day Article:
A burnt-out managing partner suffered discrimination because his firm failed to understand his condition and act accordingly, a tribunal has concluded. The Nottingham employment tribunal heard that Michael Taplin, former head of the Derby office of top-50 firm Freeths, was urged to ‘be more positive’ in the office while his mental health was deteriorating - a plea that was described by the judge as ‘grossly insensitive’. Taplin was also told by the firm’s chairman Colin Flanagan that he had ‘lost a yard of pace’ and should ‘drop back into midfield’ to leave the captaincy to someone else. Full story - The Law Society Gazette
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • The Guardian view on fire-and-rehire business tactics: change the law
  • Three-quarters of law firms furloughed staff, survey finds - Legal Futures
  • Compensation warning as 100 Scottish construction workers die during pandemic - Scottish Legal News
  • 3 Indicted On Federal Hate Crime Charges In Ahmaud Arbery Death #US
  • Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer to former #US President Donald Trump, has had his Manhattan home searched by federal investigators 
  • Minimal Asset Process (MAP) bankruptcy in Scotland - Scottish Legal News 
  • Lord Uist: ‘Not proven’ – not logical or sensible - Scottish Legal News 
  • MacRoberts to take up new George Street premises in Edinburgh - Scottish Legal News
  • Judge ‘astounded’ by report suggesting Richard Pusey is too high-profile for community order #Australia
  • Mum of six who fraudulently claimed £55,000 in benefits loses appeal against custodial sentence - Scottish Legal News
  • Two Met Police officers charged over photographs allegedly taken at a crime scene where two sisters were stabbed to death. Deceased Nicole Smallman, 27, and Bibaa Henry, 46, who were found in Fryent Country Park, Wembley, last June
  • The death of a serving police community support officer whose body was found in woodland is being treated as murder. The remains of Julia James, 53, were found in Akholt Wood, Snowdown, near Dover, on Tuesday
  • Record year for commercial court - but 'no room for complacency' | news/record-year-for-commercial-court-but-no-room-for-complacency/5108277.article
  • Declining use of cash leads to greater confidence in fintechs - Scottish Legal News
  • QC who drank at court suspended for lack of cooperation |
  • UK accused of stranding vulnerable refugees after Brexit
  • Richard Pusey, an #Australian man has received a 10-month jail sentence for filming and mocking police officers as they lay dying at a crash scene
  • Number of pupillage applicants up by 50% | Law Gazette
  • Wales manager and ex-Manchester United player Ryan Giggs denies assaulting two women - court documents indicate he is accused of engaging in controlling or coercive behaviour
  • Webinar: Devolution after Brexit - Scottish Legal News
  • Anexo "took advantage" of firms furloughing staff and leaving PI - Legal Futures
  • Simmons & Simmons appoints two new partners in Dublin - Irish Legal News
  • Home Office to resume evicting some asylum seekers ‘with immediate effect’
  • #Israel is committing the crime of apartheid, rights group says - Human Rights Watch calls on international criminal court to investigate ‘systematic discrimination’ against Palestinians
  • The Electoral Commission has launched a formal investigation into the funding of Boris Johnson's Downing Street flat refurbishments
  • 'Undermined, belittled, ostracised': judges to get whistleblowing policy | Law Gazette
  • Self-driving cars to be allowed on UK roads this year
  • Law firms to offer upfront conveyancing transaction packs - Legal Futures
  • Firm discriminated against partner suffering mental health problems - Legal Futures
  • A lawyer for Britney Spears says she has requested to speak directly about her conservatorship in court. The singer's father, Jamie Spears, was granted control over her personal and business affairs in a court-ordered conservatorship in 2008 #US
  • The European Parliament has ratified the post-Brexit EU-UK trade deal - a key move to ensure that tariff-and quota-free trade continues
  • The European Migration Crisis (2011-2015) : A Crisis of Failed and Fragile States | Binneh Minteh
  • Barristers condemn sanctions against London chambers | Law Gazette 
  • Magic circle firm Linklaters names co-leaders of Dublin office - Irish Legal News
  • MoJ agrees to cut EL/PL small claims increase to £1,500 | Law Gazette
  • Learning lessons from Taylor Swift’s IP troubles - Scottish Legal News 
  • NI: Court of Appeal: Case arising from 'cash for ash' scandal to be heard this legal term - Irish Legal News
  • Police in the #US state of North Carolina are facing growing calls to release footage of an incident that led to the fatal shooting of a black man. Andrew Brown, 42, was shot and killed last week during an attempted arrest
  • Solicitor appeals strike-off over £1m loan | Law Gazette
  • Beijing calls Hong Kong bar association chief an ‘anti-China politician’ #China
  • Burnt-out solicitor discriminated against by 'insensitive' firm | Law Gazette
  • Sarah McWhirter promoted to principal lawyer at Slater and Gordon - Scottish Legal News
  • Do not allow delays in family court to be overshadowed | Law Gazette 
  • Police killings of Black Americans amount to crimes against humanity, international inquiry finds #US
  • The government has been defeated for a fourth time on its Fire Safety Bill as the House of Lords voted to shield residents from fire safety work costs
  • The #French government has condemned an open letter signed by active soldiers that said the country was heading for "civil war" due to religious extremism


28th April - Law News

Edition 3410: 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:
Kidnap for ransom is on the rise in Nigeria with mass kidnappings from schools increasingly seen as lucrative endeavors by criminal gangs. CNN's Stephanie Busari meets one teenage girl who was snatched from her school dorm and CNN's Zain Asher speaks to Jonathan Rosenthal, Africa Editor at The Economist about how to address the mass abductions.


  Focus of the Day Article:
New ‘briefing principles’ will ensure that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) delivers equality of opportunity among the advocates it instructs, the Director of Public Prosecutors has pledged. Max Hill QC said chambers would also have to meet diversity and equality standards expectations if they wanted to receive prosecution work. Full story - Legal Futures
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Faculty condemns Chinese sanctions against barristers - Scottish Legal News 
  • UK and Ireland Bar groups unite to condemn China sanctions on chambers - Legal Futures 
  • The Overseas Operations Bill returns to the Lords this week after MPs rejected a number of amendments voted for by peers in a row that led to the departure of a defence minister | Law Gazette
  • The Election Tribunal of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana (BCPH) set aside the election of the District Bar Association (DBA), Faridabad, held on November 10, 2020, and ordered to hold fresh election #India 
  • When conservation and agriculture clash: an unusual environmental case that will be heard in the Court of Session next month - Scottish Legal News
  • Pandemic led to 2,000 'lost' WRC adjudication hearings - Irish Legal News
  • The Domestic Abuse Bill will become law after peers withdrew demands for stalkers to be put on a register of sexual and violent offenders 
  • Sub-postmasters' solicitor calls on SRA to investigate Post Office lawyers - Legal Futures 
  • Lawyer in the news: Richard Cramer, Front Row Legal - Profile | Law Gazette 
  • Not proven: Lord Uist calls three verdict system ‘palpable nonsense’ - Scottish Legal News
  • Sex Pistols' Johnny Rotten threatens legal action over TV series about band made without him
  • Man whose late brother left estate to carer fails to have will reduced by Sheriff Appeal Court - Scottish Legal News 
  • Ex-soldier charged with attempted murder seeks to fast-track case to European Court of Human Rights - Scottish Legal News 
  • Government reduces increase in small claims limit for non-RTA cases - Legal Futures
  • Workers could undergo re-vetting every three years under strengthened system - Irish Legal News
  • DPP: CPS 'briefing principles' to aid under-represented advocates - Legal Futures
  • The teenager who threw a boy from the 10th floor of London's Tate Modern causing life-changing injuries had a history of violent behaviour. A serious case review found that Jonty Bravery, who is autistic, had expressed a desire to hurt people 
  • The High Court has decided to look into Boris Johnson's decision that Home Secretary Priti Patel did not break Whitehall rules over bullying. The PM ignored findings last year and kept Ms Patel in post
  • Police spy issued ‘nasty’ threat to woman’s family, inquiry told - David Robertson accused of ‘sinister’ statement after appearing to be unmasked as undercover officer
  • The European Union Migrants: An Analysis | Biodun Iginla 
  • SNP plan to incorporate four more UN treaties into law despite ongoing Westminster legal challenge
  • Controversial copyright rules will help close 'value gap' between content creators and service providers - Irish Legal News
  • NI: Mother and baby homes redress scheme 'should run in parallel' with inquiry - Irish Legal News
  • NI: Ex-soldier charged with attempted murder seeks to fast-track case to European Court of Human Rights - Irish Legal News
  • Hundreds of convictions for selling sex to be expunged - Irish Legal News
  • SFO under fire as tagging prosecution thrown out | Law Gazette
  • Irish barrister helps to secure justice for wrongfully convicted subpostmasters - Irish Legal News
  • Lex Greensill had no contract for No 10 job, MPs are told - Officials ‘surprised and puzzled’ by lack of paperwork for failed banker at centre of lobbying scandal
  • High Court: Dispute over Cabinet confidentiality of emissions discussions referred to CJEU - Irish Legal News
  • My legal life: Anu Kaura, Malhotra Group - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Calls grow for SRA and police to investigate Post Office lawyers | Law Gazette
  • CMS becomes Lawscot Foundation Gold sponsor for 2021 - Scottish Legal News
  • Law firms sight ‘green shoots’ of opportunity | Law Gazette
  • The cost of air pollution is captured in a child’s smile: it’s time for ‘Ella’s law’
  • Human Rights lawyer Richard Spooroffers to represent Zuma for free #SouthAfrica
  • National firm tells 3,000 staff: You choose how and when to work | Law Gazette 
  • Asylum seekers removed from UK without proper legal representation 
  • Law firms too ‘risk averse’ to float | Law Gazette
  • Overdue VHS Tape From 1999 Leads to Warrant for Embezzlement #US 
  • #Canada: Ancestral hunting rights of the Sinixt nation recognised - Scottish Legal News
  • New personal injury guidelines now in effect on Ireland - Irish Legal News
  • Syrian teenager suing Tommy Robinson for libel seeks up to £190,000 damages - Jamal Hijazi was attacked in a Huddersfield playground and had to flee town after ‘anti-Muslim’ claims about him by far-right activist 
  • Plans for new courts complex run into trouble | Law Gazette
  • 4 Takeaways From Our Investigation Into ICE’s Mishandling of Covid-19 #US
  • JR reform backlash intensifies | Law Gazette
  • Domestic Workers in Gulf Countries Vent Woes on TikTok 
  • Ximena Vengoechea delivers TEDx talk on human rights and the pandemic - Scottish Legal News 
  • Trial of former Serco executives collapses as SFO fails to disclose evidence- Two ex-directors of firm’s subsidiary cleared of fraud and false accounting after error by UK watchdog
  • Call for criminal focus to ‘finally and fiercely’ switch to Post Office officials in wake of wrongful convictions - Scottish Legal News
  • #Greece accused of ‘shocking’ illegal pushback against refugees at sea - Lawsuit filed at European court of human rights says group were abandoned in life rafts after some were beaten
  • The Guardian view on Boris Johnson’s donors: what is the quid pro quo? 
  • Squire Patton Boggs announces first gender goals | Law Gazette
  • Labour launches legal bid for Electoral Commission investigation into Boris Johnson flat refurb
  • 74% of legal professionals struggle to complete essential legal learning 
  • The Madras High Court forms panel to provide insurance cover to 65,000 lawyers #India 
  • Scots lawyers want new approach for offenders whose crimes are linked to childhood trauma 
  • More desperate #SouthAfricans are ‘tweaking the truth’ on loan applications
  • Karnataka High Court Sets Aside Imposition Of Royalty Taxation On Google India; Asks ITAT To Consider Again #India
  • Unprecedented trend of deaths in the Papua New Guinea Judiciary a worry #PNG
  • Terrorist Group Steps Into #Venezuela as Lawlessness Grows 
  • Split-Second Decisions: How the #US Supreme Court Case Shaped Modern Policing


27th April - Law News

Edition 3409: 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:
Boris Johnson has denied saying last autumn that he would rather let the "bodies pile high" than have another lockdown after the latest in a series of leaks that have rocked Downing Street. 

  Focus of the Day Article:
The fact that ancient criminality and even more recent criminality, should not be a basis for denying full citizenship to those that have lived her for many years, and whose status was changed via complex legislation, is very welcome. During my time as adviser to the Home Office upon the Windrush Compensation Scheme, although, strictly speaking, outside my remit, I raised concerns about this policy. Its existence impacted upon the willingness of the affected cohort to apply for naturalisation and compensation, so fearful were they of deportation – and this remains the case, writes Martin Forde QC following the High Court decision that Home Office Windrush recision was irrational. Full story - UK Human Rights Blog
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • The UK has imposed sanctions on 22 individuals, 14 of them Russians, involved in notorious corruption cases under a new anti-corruption regime. Individuals across South Africa, South Sudan and Latin America were also targeted with asset freezes 
  • Hindus for Human Rights counters accusations of Hindu American Foundation #US
  • Deputy Shoots Unarmed Man Repeatedly During 911 Call, Officials Say #US
  • Richard Okorogheye: Met Police investigated over missing teenager case 
  • A 'culture of disbelief' in the policing of rape? A summary of case file and interview data findings | Phil Rumney
  • [Senior Designations] Advocates Act introduced a "caste system" among lawyers: Senior Advocate Fali Nariman | Bar & Bench #India 
  • How the Trial Over Floyd’s Death Flipped the Script for Black Victims #US 
  • A man has been detained and two college staff injured after reports of shots being fired on a campus. Police found a knife and a firearm as they arrested an 18-year-old man near Crawley College at about 15:20 BST
  • The UK's top civil servant says Boris Johnson has asked him to review how the refurbishment of his Downing Street flat was paid for. Cabinet Secretary Simon Case was responding to MPs' questions about how the work was funded 
  • The European Union has launched legal action against the coronavirus vaccine manufacturer AstraZeneca
  • It’s time to stop ignoring the real extent of femicide in the UK 
  • City law firms push ahead with return to office plans - Legal Cheek 
  • A mayday call, a dash across the Mediterranean … and 130 souls lost at sea 
  • Terrorism Fears Feed the Rise of France’s Extreme Right 
  • Ramsey Clark obituary- #US attorney general who went on to provide a legal voice for often politically controversial clients with unpromising prospects
  • In #Poland, an LGBTQ Migration As Homophobia Deepens 
  • Alex Salmond inquiry: Lord Advocate's future analysed by legal expert 
  • Last chance saloon as MPs and peers urged to derail whiplash tariff - Legal Futures
  • Ministers receive legal action threat to save Scotland's night-time industry 
  • No-fault vaccine injury compensation scheme must be introduced - Lawyers Weekly #Australia 
  • Insolvency And Arbitration Proceedings – Are They So Happy Together? a
  • Not proven: getting the numbers right - Scottish Legal News 
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn announces partner and legal director promotions - Scottish Legal News
  • Sheriff Appeal Court refuses Advocate General’s appeal against decision that immigration official unlawfully detained fishing boats - Scottish Legal News
  • Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been sentenced to a year in prison after being found guilty of propaganda activities against the regime in #Iran. The British-Iranian charity worker was also given a one-year ban from leaving the country
  • Persons wearing masks with mouth/nose exposed to face same action as those not wearing mask: Punjab & Haryana High Court | Bar & Bench #India 
  • Anti-money laundering: Electronic due diligence and technology | Solicitors Regulation Authority Youtube Channel
  • Chinese official in Xinjiang slams UK genocide declaration
  • The Corporate Counsel Show: Running the Australian Open during COVID-19 - Lawyers Weekly
  • The ;awuer sister of Drummoyne MP John Sidoti advised her parents to ensure town planners lobbying for rezoning in Five Dock did so on their behalf, so Mr Sidoti did not appear as the proponent
  • Why I gave up the City grind to launch a flexible NewLaw firm - Legal Cheek 
  • BNP chief's adviser Barrister Ziaur Rahman dies from Covid-19 #Bangladesh 
  • Chaillot Papers Nobody move! Myths of the EU migration crisis 
  • Covid in Scotland: Shops, gyms, pools and pubs reopen after lockdown 
  • The family of a man who died after jumping into the Thames to save a woman who had fallen from London Bridge have paid tribute to their "hero". Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole, 20, known as Jimi, entered the water on Saturday after spotting the woman fall 
  • Judge criticises firm's failures in defending solicitor's dismissal claim - Legal Futures 
  • Post Office scandal: UK's largest miscarriage of justice explained 
  • Dispersed US firm launches in UK with big ambitions - Legal Futures 
  • Justice N V Ramana Sworn In As 48th Chief Justice Of #India 
  • Why aspiring lawyers should look to Newcastle - Legal Cheek 
  • Supreme Court judge, Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar passes away 
  • Former City lawyer crowned 'Law Teacher of The Year' - Legal Cheek 
  • Nicola Sturgeon says she wants to keep trade flowing across an England-Scotland border if an independent Scotland re-joined the European Union 
  • The former chief executive of the Post Office is to quit her role on the board of the retailer Dunelm following the IT scandal which led to the wrongful convictions of former postmasters 
  • Senior Advocate V Shekhar succumbs to COVID-19 | Bar & Bench #India 
  • UK health regulator concerned over use of rapid coronavirus tests
  • Outrage as No 10 rules out urgent inquiry into Covid mistakes 
  • SCIAF Catholic church charity tells UK ministers they are 'acting illegally' over foreign aid cuts
  • 'Anyone obstructing supply won't be spared': Delhi High Court on oxygen shortage #India


26th April - Law News

Edition 3408: 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:
Feeling an urge to subscribe to more Instagram accounts? Well, look no further: Britain's Secret Service, MI5, is joining Instagram in a bid to rid itself of 'martini-drinking stereotypes.'

  Focus of the Day Article:
The Business and Property Courts in Liverpool are preparing for an increased caseload in the months to come, with their first full-time judge marking six months in the role. Full story - New Law Journal
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Ministers don't understand why they can't just break the law, civil servants claim - Legal Cheek
  • Creating the right energy in a litigation team - Lawyers Weekly
  • Irwin Mitchell dishes out appreciation bonuses and repays furlough cash - Legal Cheek 
  • The Boutique Lawyer Show: Taking work away from bigger firms - Lawyers Weekly 
  • Judge rejects attempt to rescue trainee's claim form error in £700k case - Legal Cheek
  • Ashurst names new co-managing partners in London leadership change - The Global Legal Post
  • Hogan Lovells reveals fresh leadership changes to board and management - The Global Legal Post
  • Clifford Chance and Latham & Watkins-backed Reynen Court revamps legaltech platform - The Global Legal Post
  • MPs are challenging the government to live up to a promise to help homeowners trapped paying high interest rates because the Treasury sold their mortgages to unregulated firms
  • "Serious menace to the society:" Mumbai Court denies bail to 20-year-old for allegedly playing cricket without wearing mask | Bar & Bench #India
  • Brisbane firm accused of being ‘unlawful’ dodges appeal - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Listed trailblazer snaps up London firm in £30m deal - Legal Cheek 
  • The Weekly Round-Up: are immigrants and asylum seekers getting their day in court? - UK Human Rights Blog
  • A former airline CEO who refused to allow female staff to take menstrual leave protected by employment law has been fined almost $1,800 (£1,300; 2m won) by a court in #SouthKorea 
  • Shearman ups NQ lawyer pay to £135,000 - Legal Cheek
  • Is Justice NV Ramana the first Chief Justice of India from Andhra Pradesh High Court? | Bar & Bench #India 
  • Latest Law Pod UK episode: 100 days since UK's withdrawal from the EU - a review - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Linklaters bumps NQ solicitor salaries after Covid cuts - Legal Cheek Junior lawyer awarded $157k in backpay from small firm - Lawyers Weekly #Australia 
  • #India Covid: Patients dying without oxygen amid Delhi surge
  • Will lawyers flock to NewLaw in search of greater flexibility? - Legal Cheek 
  • Prosecuting individual police officers won’t deliver racial justice
  • Tale of an extra "a": Delhi High Court comes to the aid of MBA aspirant who mailed admission documents to incorrect email id | Bar & Bench #India
  • Testing the boundaries of causation in mesothelioma deaths - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Genocide and torture to be cut from controversial new bill aimed at limiting prosecution of overseas soldiers - Legal Cheek
  • Britain is in trouble when even China can rightly sneer at our hypocrisy 
  • A new world for criminal lawyers? - Lawyers Weekly 
  • Could junior lawyers be the next digital nomads? - Legal Cheek 
  • Law firm takes up case of nurse fined £10,000 for 1% pay protest - Karen Reissmann, a frontline worker throughout the pandemic, was given the fixed penalty by Greater Manchester police
  • National firm cements blockchain-based legal agreement in AusLaw first - Lawyers Weekly #Australia


25th April - Law News

Edition 3407: 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:
Biden is first US president to formally recognise mass killings of Armenians in Ottoman Empire during WWI as ‘genocide’. United States President Joe Biden has formally recognised the mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during World War I as a “genocide”, a move that is expected to increase tensions between Washington and Ankara.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Columbus Grapples With Police Shootings That Have Taken Black Lives #US
  • 'Shocked' Helena Kennedy QC praises advice service at risk of closure | Law Gazette
  • Barrister victim of scorned Oxford barrister Anisah Ahmed compares his ordeal to movie Fatal Attraction
  • Footballers to boycott social media in mass protest over racist abuse
  • £450m divorce judgment remarkable for more than just Tolstoy quote | Law Gazette
  • Technician dies after ambulance on 999 call hit by object - West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) said the vehicle's windscreen was hit on the A49 near the village of Moreton on Lugg, Herefordshire
  • Dominic Cummings allegations: Boris Johnson urged to explain funding of flat refurbishment
  • An Introduction to CAADs - Scottish Legal News
  • Call for legal services to be top of the agenda in trade negotiations | The Law Society
  • Sacked solicitor wins ET claim after firm responded two days late | Law Gazette 
  • Regulations imposing restrictions during the pandemic were confusing, inaccessible and last minute, the Justice Committee has heard | NLJ
  • Law Society of Ontario to vote on regulatory sandbox pilot for innovative legal tech development | Law Times #Canada
  • Pet dog runs on to high school race track and wins relay event!!! 
  • Boy, 14, stabbed to death outside Newham pizza restaurant named as Fares Maatou
  • A man has been in #Spain arrested on suspicion of assault after allegedly infecting 22 people with Covid. The 40-year-old is alleged to have continued to go to work and the gym despite having a cough and a temperature of more than 40C
  • What Do You Do When the Kids Are Still Unvaccinated?
  • No cap on judicial sitting days next year | Law Gazette
  • #Australian judge and barrister involved in same case fail to declare relationship - Lawyers for a Perth man say the contact between John Walters and Gillian Anderson strikes at the foundation of the justice system 
  • Homelessness: Lib Dems propose stricter duties on councils - Scottish Legal News
  • ‘It will crucify the Bar’: Cork solicitors confident of adapting to new injuries guidelines - Judges voted to introduce new guidelines to reduce amount paid out in specific damages #Ireland 
  • LSB outlines technology risks & rewards | NLJ
  • Fixing shortage of judges: After deadlines for govt, judiciary must address own role in delays #India
  • Bomb hoax barrister fails to overturn legal ban | Law Gazette 
  • Reforms in tribunals necessary but Modi govt isn’t helping judiciary by scrapping them #India
  • One registration to rule them all: IPO announces five-year plan | Law Gazette 
  • Tax avoidance not a main purpose of transaction, says UK tribunal 
  • March sees rise in clearance of Sheriff solemn cases - Scottish Legal News 
  • Plymouth University’s family law clinic and BPP’s Streetlaw online student team are among those shortlisted for the 2021 LawWorks and Attorney General’s Student Pro Bono Awards | NLJ 
  • Reappointment to the Tribunal Procedure Committee
  • EU preparing legal case against AstraZeneca over vaccine shortfalls 
  • Lessons from the GDPR in the COVID-19 era | Omer Rana 
  • DAC Beachcroft rolls out explanatory animations for insurance claims clients - Scottish Legal News 
  • MoJ 'closely scrutinising' judicial review data | Law Gazette
  • Addressing modern slavery in the construction sector - Scottish Legal News 
  • Court of Appeal wary of tribunal’s focus on ‘trust & confidence’ | NLJ 
  • Court lambasts Post Office disclosure failings as convictions quashed | Law Gazette
  • Former recruitment agency employees fail in application to recall interim interdicts enforcing non-compete employment contract clause - Scottish Legal News 
  • New claims risks for shuttered firms | NLJ 
  • Insurer’s appeal in case of man killed outside bar in Aberdeen dismissed by Supreme Court - Scottish Legal News
  • Rape victims in south Asia still face vaginal tests, report finds 
  • Home Office sued by asylum seeker over baby’s death 
  • ‘So much has been taken from us’: former post office operators speak out 
  • The Business and Property Courts in Liverpool are preparing for an increased caseload in the months to come, with their first full-time judge marking six months in the role | NLJ