2nd April - Law News

Edition 3384: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011  

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story:
Moldova's recent presidential election ended up being a referendum on one of Europe's most pressing questions. With birth rates in steep decline and much of its remaining population leaving the country, the incumbent president, Igor Dodon, was desperately trying to reinstate faith in the traditional family structure and religious values. His opponent, Maia Sandu, was a 48-year-old unmarried woman with no children. But was the country ready for her?

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Domnhall O'Cathain elected president of Brehon Law Society - Irish Legal News
  • Court backlog: outgoing CPS inspector issues public confidence warning | Law Gazette
  • Solicitor who survived violent sex attack meets justice minister to discuss reforms - Irish Legal News
  • Barristers accuse Home Office officials of breaching civil service code with press release - Scottish Legal News
  • New rules to help pubs, cafes & restaurants reopen outdoors safely in England on 12 April have sparked anger. All customers will have to sign in on entry, not just one member of the group like before
  • Court backlog: outgoing CPS inspector issues public confidence warning | Law Gazette
  • Gender pay gap bill to be strengthened through government amendments - Irish Legal News
  • Ashurst boosts bonuses as financial year draws to an end | Law Gazette 
  • Coercive behaviour must be prioritised in domestic abuse cases, court of appeal says
  • Women and safety from violence - Scottish Legal News
  • Fitness to practise regime “can deal with incompetent lawyers” - Legal Futures
  • University leaders are lobbying for a return to campuses this month for all students in England - from 12 April rather than suggestions of 17 May. Many students "feel they have been forgotten by government"
  • John le CarrĂ©, spy novelist 'best known for his intricately plotted Cold War thrillers, gained Irish citizenship before his death in December. He was "furious" and disillusioned after Brexit
  • A man followed and murdered a woman on a night out and later disposed of her body in an alleyway and woodland. Lorraine Cox, 32, was killed in Exeter on 1 September
  • The Conservative Party helped Boris Johnson pay his legal bills when he fought allegations that he had used his position to "benefit and reward" a US businesswoman while London mayor
  • #Myanmar coup: More than 40 children killed by military, rights group says
  • Burgess Hill crash: Car ploughs into house after smashing into lamp-post
  • Met PC found guilty of neo-Nazi group membership - Benjamin Hannam, of Enfield, north London, was found guilty of membership of the banned right-wing extremist group National Action (NA)
  • Lawtech start-up outlines big ambitions for family law disputes - Legal Futures
  • Charities' watchdog starts inquiry into Carrie Symonds' employer
  • Top firm tells staff they can choose how and when they work | Law Gazette
  • Pandemic led to “dramatic” change for notaries - Legal Futures
  • Blog: When spectators take the hit – spectator litigation in Ireland - Irish Legal News
  • Former army lawyer takes “military approach” to legal services - Legal Futures
  • Labour seeks inquiry over Boris Johnson flat renovation - Lawyers tell Electoral Commission PM breached donations law over £200,000 Downing Street upgrade
  • Facebook bans 'voice of Trump' from platform 
  • Chambers criticised for giving pupils silent treatment | Law Gazette 
  • The Great Affair is to Move: Travel and Topography at the Signet Library - Scottish Legal News
  • A man has been stabbed to death at a vigil being held to remember the victim of another knife attack. The Met Police said 23-year-old Reece Young was killed on Alpha Road in Croydon at about 21:10 BST on Tuesday 
  • Virtual supervision – the modern dilemma - Legal Futures
  • NI: Labour Relations Agency chairperson to be appointed in May - Irish Legal News
  • Council lawyers seek court declaration on virtual meetings | Law Gazette
  • Junior barristers launch range of hijabs for court - Scottish Legal News 
  • A helpline and immediate review into sexual abuse in schools have been set up by the government in response to thousands of allegations from students 
  • Derek Chauvin trial: New footage shows George Floyd pleading with officers #US
  • The Metropolitan Police is investigating allegations that a serving officer raped two of his female colleagues. The officer was not charged and has not been suspended 
  • Guests to Neighbours: The Difficulty of Naming Syrians in Turkey : REFUGEE WATCH A South Asian Journal on Forced Migration 48 | Emre Erdogan
  • PM's ethnic minority adviser Samuel Kasumu quits role
  • Assisted dying inquiry essential, leading brain surgeon says 
  • Race commission: criminal justice disparity contributing to negative stereotypes of black men | Law Gazette
  • Pubs and restaurants in Wales could reopen indoors in time for the Spring Bank Holiday at the end of May. The Welsh government also said two households could meet indoors from 10 May, if Covid cases remained low
  • Dentons wins Scotland IP Transactions Firm of the Year - Scottish Legal News
  • From now on if you work for PriceWaterhouseCooper you'll be able to work from home a couple of days a week and start as early or late as you like 
  • Brian Daly awarded Holmes O'Malley Sexton Scholarship - Irish Legal News
  • CMS survey: climate change activism presents ‘real risk’ - Scottish Legal News 
  • Eversheds notes slight narrowing of gender pay gap | Law Gazette
  • Latest English court ruling on puberty blockers is step forward - Scottish Legal News
  • A motorist who tried to escape police by speeding through residential streets has been jailed for 12 months, after officers stopped the vehicle by pushing it sideways into a tree in a so-called "tactical stop"
  • Tiger Woods crash: Los Angeles police determine the cause of golfer's car accident 
  • Minimum wage rises for two million workers
  • Police watchdog accused of skewing report to back protests clampdown - Police watchdog accused of skewing report to back protests clampdown. Whistleblower claims HMICFRS decided to support Priti Patel in seeking stronger powers before gathering evidence
  • Donald Reid steps down as chairman of Mitchells Roberton - Scottish Legal News 
  • #InPictures: Maples and Calder welcomes 10 NQs - Irish Legal News