1st April - Law News

Edition 3383: 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:
Refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar are being turned away by both Thailand and India. And armed ethnic groups are now involved in the fallout from the coup – with the Burmese army responding with air strikes

Focus of the Day Article: An under-resourced legal services team at Liverpool City Council was placed under pressure to sign off reports and had little idea when work was being outsourced, the government’s damning report into the local authority has revealed. Inspectors found ‘serious failings’ in governance and practice in housing and planning areas in a report on potential fraud and corruption at the local authority, with ‘corporate blindness’ failing to pick this up and remedy the position. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Eugene McCague to probe Beacon Hospital vaccine row - Irish Legal News
  • SRA passes on money laundering cases involving £200m in a year | Law Gazette
  • SLCC board agrees reduced budget and levy with extra support for newly qualified lawyers - Scottish Legal News 
  • Landmark ruling in favour of Balhousie sets important precedent for business - Scottish Legal News
  • OLR prisoner’s judicial review petition challenging parole board release refusal decision fails - Scottish Legal News
  • NI: No prosecutions following HIA inquiry despite 190 criminal complaints - Irish Legal News
  • NI: Parental alienation cases on the rise - Irish Legal News
  • Fake signature trainee to appeal ban decision in the High Court | Law Gazette
  • South of Scotland’s biggest community buyout completed - Scottish Legal News
  • Virtual supervision – the modern dilemma - Legal Futures
  • Tribunal rejects solicitor appeal against £1,000 SRA fine - Legal Futures
  • Ashurst to pay employees bonuses of at least £1,000 - Scottish Legal News
  • Biggest firms falling behind on website effectiveness - Legal Futures 
  • A group of young people in the #French city of Nantes are being hailed for rescuing a family from a fire in an apartment building
  • Turmoil at London school hit by flag and hairstyle row
  • Law firms “complacent” about sharing technology - Legal Futures
  • Who Are the Jurors in the Derek Chauvin Trial? #US
  • Sarah Johnson appointed to board of National Treatment Purchase Fund - Irish Legal News
  • How #China Plans to Control Hong Kong’s Elections
  • Change to cohabitation laws on the horizon - Scottish Legal News
  • Chauvin Trial: Day 2 Key Moments #US
  • Teen who filmed killing tells court George Floyd was 'begging for his life' #US
  • Lawyers line up to support Supreme Court contempt barrister | Law Gazette
  • Brutal Attack on Filipino Woman near Times Square, New York, #US Sparks Outrage: ‘Everybody Is on Edge’
  • Disabled law firm employee addresses UN committee - Irish Legal News 
  • Deliveroo shares have plummeted on its stock market debut after a number of major UK investors expressed concerns about its gig economy worker model
  • Women who made allegations last month of rape and sexual abuse in Chinese detention camps have been harassed and smeared in the weeks since 
  • Covid challenges are not leading to complaints - Scottish Legal News 
  • Anger as long-awaited report on race and ethnic disparities concludes ‘claims of institutional racism not borne out’
  • Google Maps to start directing drivers to routes it calculates to be the most eco-friendly based on a list of factors. The search engine said it will highlight journeys that generate the lowest carbon footprint using mainly traffic data and road inclines
  • Perilous but Profitable Crossing: The Changing Nature of Migrant Smuggling through sub-Saharan Africa to Europe and EU Migration Policy (2012-2015) | European Review of Organised Crime (EROC) and Tuesday Reitano 
  • Wednesday marks the last day that about four million of the most clinically vulnerable people in England and Wales are advised to shield at home 
  • ‘Neither acceptable nor inevitable’: Peers give verdict on Covid courts | Law Gazette
  • Johnson has case to answer over Jennifer Arcuri, says lawyer
  • Medics to compete for unrepresented claimants through new whiplash portal | Law Gazette
  • Ever-changing Covid rules on protest set up conflict with the police
  • Scottish Building Society sees record increases in mortgage lending and savings - Scottish Legal News
  • Ex-directors in dock as Serco tagging fraud trial opens | Law Gazette 
  • Stephen Miller: Employee fall out cases prompt re-think for employers - Scottish Legal News
  • Court of Appeal delivers ruling on family court's approach to domestic abuse | Law Gazette
  • England: Lords committee calls on UK government to set out vision for court recovery - Scottish Legal News
  • Archbishop of Canterbury: Harry and Meghan's legal wedding was on Saturday
  • Who pays for Suez blockage? Ever Given grounding could spark years of litigation
  • Best of the blogs - 27 March 2021 | Law Gazette