7th April - Law News

Edition 3389: 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 conversation with director Cullen Hoback about his HBO documentary series "Q: Into The Storm" on potentially uncovering QAnon.

Focus of the Day Article:
 First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said it is time to consider abolishing Scotland’s unique ‘not proven’ verdict. Ms Sturgeon said she had changed her view of the third verdict because of “mounting evidence” of a relationship between ‘not proven’ and low conviction rates in sexual offences cases. Full story - Scottish Legal News
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • #Kosovo MPs elect lawyer Vjosa Osmani as president
  • Insiders with legal education may be less likely to engage in illegal insider trading #US
  • #ePrivacyEU: towards a future proof legal framework for online privacy
  • How does ASIC deal with claims of legal professional privilege? #Australia
  • First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said it is time to consider abolishing Scotland’s unique ‘not proven’ verdict - Scottish Legal News
  • #China HR Considerations and Management Strategies During Company Restructuring Period
  • Lord Mulholland to give evidence in Rangers malicious prosecution case - Scottish Legal News 
  • Full High Court bench rejects appeal by man convicted of rapes eight years apart - Scottish Legal News
  • Kill the Bill protests: Arrests of legal observers an 'intimidatory tactic', says Liberty 
  • Two women pictured walking along a railway line with a pushchair have been branded "totally irresponsible". The pair were seen with a young child on the the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (KWVR) heritage line on Sunday
  • Alexei Navalny 'seriously ill' on prison sick ward, says lawyer - #Russian opposition figure has fever, cough and has lost weight, according to legal team member who visited him
  • Test travel regime must be easy and cheap, says PM - The prime minister also said vaccine passports would be a "fact of life" for people travelling internationally in future
  • Nicola Sturgeon to consider future of 'not proven' verdict in legal system 
  • Peniarth 28 : a Latin text of the Laws of Hywel Dda #Cymru
  • The evolving requirements of a law firm's website
  • Lawyer's Langlees 'poison chalice' of a client threatened to infect person with HIV
  • Forty-one police officers have been injured as a result of violence in some loyalist areas of Northern Ireland in recent days, the PSNI has revealed
  • Staff at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in Swansea are "scared to go to work" over Covid concerns, a union has said 
  • Tool checks phone numbers from Facebook data breach
  • The Quantification of Pain: Ireland v United Kingdom (1978) and the Subjectivity of Torture
  • If the government cares about freedom of expression, why is it passing the police and crime bill?
  • New homes must be suitable for the old and disabled by law, say charities and architects
  • Belly Mujinga: family still seeking justice one year after Covid death: Lawyer wants name of man who allegedly spat at transport worker to be disclosed to pursue civil case
  • UK Government condemned for inaction over animal sentience promise 
  • Matt Gaetz, a rising star in the Republican Party known for his flashy lifestyle and frequent flirtations with controversy, may now be embroiled in a sex scandal that carries very real legal jeopardy #US
  • UK's Law Enforcement Expects Uptick In Crypto Fraud
  • Senior judge criticises counsel for withdrawing from case without explanation - Legal Futures
  • Law firm did not discriminate against menopausal apprentice - Legal Futures
  • The lack of coverage of the Jennifer Arcuri affair means Boris Johnson's implicit role left unquestioned
  • Hundreds join rallies against proposed protest law in UK
  • Former Bar chair's rallying call: "We are all Essex Court now" - Legal Futures
  • Report claims watchdog looking into use of AstraZeneca jab for under-30s 
  • A 34-year-old man has been charged in connection with a car crash that killed a two-week-old boy in a pram. Ciaran Leigh Morris was being pushed along the pavement by family members on High Street, Brownhills, West Midlands 
  • Unions criticise 'miserly' 50p rise in statutory sick pay
  • Covid passports: Certification is 'one option', vaccines minister says
  • Dominque Grubisa's "distressed" Victorian law practicing certificate #Australia
  • UK lawyers feel ripples of Chinese sanctions on Essex Court Chambers 
  • I've seen how the UK justice system is crumbling. Why doesn't the government take action?
  • Latin America's selective pursuit of justice weaponises the law
  • Pembroke Dock man charged with obstructing police constable at Penally Camp
  • 3 creators and a lawyer share how social media bans work, and the best way to safeguard your account
  • Supreme Court to hear on Apr 16 plea against extending ED Director's tenure retrospectively #India
  • Inside Corporate America’s Frantic Response to the Georgia Voting Law #US 
  • Harvey Weinstein appeals against conviction for sex crimes #US