6th April - Law News

Edition 3388: 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:
What would it be like to spend years locked in a room the size of your bathroom? Is the prolonged solitary confinement of thousands of Americans 'torture', or an essential tool to keep prisons safe? Prisoners who have spent years in solitary confinement in the US.
Focus of the Day Article:
 On 26 March, the Government of the People’s Republic of China announced sanctions against a number of British individuals and entities. Most publicity has been attracted by the inclusion of well-known politicians on the list. But the most sinister inclusion may be “Essex Court Chambers”. Whereas the sanctioning of a politician, who is unlikely to own property in China, is a largely symbolic gesture, the announcement in respect of the set of barrister’s chambers strikes at the heart of the English legal system and the services offered by English lawyers. It also has serious ramifications for all commercial transactions relating to China. Full story - UK Human Rights Blog
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Karanjawala & Co. promotes Principal Associate Simran Brar to Partnership | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/xaJNMQXIc
  • England's lockdown to ease as planned on 12 April https://t.co/XNA5nqkis4
  • More than 1,800 prisoners escape in #Nigeria https://t.co/Zi2riXyTrK
  • The first witness in Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial has said he was told to make negative stories about the #Israeli PM "disappear" https://t.co/XW00suss
  • LPC provider pass rates vary from 100% to just 23%, latest figures show - Legal Cheek https://t.co/DOXne61Qi
  • The changes the legal profession must consider in 2021 to achieve true gender equality - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/u9RfNKdrQ
  • New speakers announced for Living Room Law virtual conference - Legal Cheek https://t.co/C3UMQGa6b
  • This article yearns for decentralization of the judicial system in India and setting up of regional benches | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/JpPp7XKHza
  • Britain's biggest publisher Penguin Random House says it will not hand back funds it received under the furlough scheme, despite seeing strong sales in lockdown https://t.co/a2He1FNIOB
  • Top Quinn Emanuel partner ‘drove at pedestrian’ during ‘aggressive’ parking row outside daughter’s nursery, court hears - Legal Cheek https://t.co/mmve8rvgFl
  • Criminal Record Expungement in Arizona | Lawyer Herald #US https://t.co/Iguir7v17
  • The former crown prince of Jordan has said he will defy government orders to stop communicating with the outside world and remain indoors https://t.co/wRkYeC0jNY
  • DAC Beachcroft lawyers can choose where and what hours they work - Legal Cheek https://t.co/xDStlB2rr9
  • #French police have launched an investigation into alleged clandestine fine dining and parties in Paris, revealed in an undercover TV report https://t.co/vQJuk0e6bx
  • The changing nature of leadership in law - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/Rp5UNExZh9 
  • MIGRANTS AT SEA: WHAT ROLE FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW? Refugees and Migrants at Sea: A View from the Middle East and North Africa Region | Melissa Phillips https://t.co/xKaMkT0BU
  • Hairdressers, homeware shops and garden centres are reopening in Scotland as Covid restrictions on the economy have eased https://t.co/vgQKFidRty
  • Junior solicitor struck off for faking colleague's signature launches High Court appeal - Legal Cheek https://t.co/zwRjg3lqDN
  • Prolonging arbitration proceedings: The Supreme Court's order in Chintels India | Bar & Bench https://t.co/AvOfkuBCNY 
  • Parin Legal extends global footprint with opening of new office in Dubai | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/nmCaNnBImT
  • Two Doughty Street junior barristers launch hijabs for court - Legal Cheek https://t.co/XPEatcKOe9
  • City lawyers share careers and commercial awareness advice - Legal Cheek https://t.co/yhKV6KY4xH
  • Law students express concern at highlighter shortage in wake of Suez Canal crisis - Legal Cheek https://t.co/aXMuanwHjn 
  • City law firms reveal latest pay gap figures - Legal Cheek https://t.co/qlofpLpqax Apr 04, 2021
  • Across the UK, environmental protest is surging. So why don't we hear about it? https://t.co/Xx6nazrhBk
  • Three people have been charged after violence erupted at a mass gathering at The Meadows in Edinburgh https://t.co/moo7f9i3Yf
  • Everyone in England is to be given access to two rapid coronavirus tests a week from Friday, under an extension of the government's testing programme https://t.co/gnJs2i1Omx