8th April - Law News

Edition 3390: 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:
China's ambassador has hosted a rare media conference involving members of his country's Uyghur population to deny the Muslim minority is being persecuted by Beijing. It follows global condemnation of claims of systemic human rights abuses against the minority community in the Chinese region of Xinjiang. Yun Jiang, the editor of The China Story blog at the Australian National University, tells The World the event is unlikely to sway international opinion

Focus of the Day Article:
 Law firms should advertise unbundled services or offer them directly to clients, the Legal Services Consumer Panel (LSCP) has said. They should also use technology to develop a case management system for unbundling which clients can access, giving an outline of the tasks they need to perform and the deadlines involved. Full story - Legal Futures
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Six months till SQE | Law Gazette
  • Lawyer in the news: Daniel Kindell, Morrish Solicitors - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Exclusive: Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh to appear before SSDT next month - Scottish Legal News
  • Harper Macleod announces eight new partners - Scottish Legal News
  • Outer House judge finds Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry reporting restrictions ‘unwise’ but necessary - Scottish Legal News
  • DLA Piper thanks staff with extra pay or holiday | Law Gazette
  • SNP proposes Victims Commissioner and ‘Bairns’ Hoose’ - Scottish Legal News
  • How burnout was my catalyst for serving lawyers instead of being one - Legal Futures
  • #Pakistan’s first transgender-only madrasa breaks barriers: transgender sets up religious school, an important milestone for LGBTQ community in the Muslim-majority country
  • The Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police has announced he is stepping down after a turbulent year for the force. Andy Marsh said it was a "difficult decision" but it was time for "a new challenge"
  • Session Cases At 200: A River Runs Through It - Scottish Legal News 
  • A man who followed and murdered a woman on a night out before disposing part of her body in an alleyway has been jailed for life. Azam Mangori, 24, killed Lorraine Cox, 32, in his flat above a kebab shop in Exeter
  • QC's opinion "crudely altered" to mislead third party, court finds - Legal Futures
  • The Vue cinema chain has admitted two health and safety charges over the death of a man crushed under a motorised footrest. Ateeq Rafiq, 24, died after he got his head stuck under a seat while searching for his keys at Birmingham's Star City cinema
  • Pharrell Williams calls for investigation after cousin shot dead by police #US
  • 'Covid-breach' kayaker stuck on Loch Lomond island without paddle 
  • Cross-justice conference agrees closer working on summary cases - Scottish Legal News
  • Outrage after #Pakistan PM Imran Khan links rape to how women dress: Khan faces backlash for saying the increase in rapes indicated ‘consequences in any society where vulgarity is on the rise’
  • Family of a woman who was killed by her boyfriend have called on him to reveal where her body is as he was jailed for life for her murder. Alan Edwards, 48, was ordered to serve a minimum of 27 years at Preston Crown Court for the murder of Susan Waring
  • Six months to SQE: Chancery Lane announces countdown | aw Gazette 
  • A retired police officer from Carlisle was left "devastated and embarrassed" when scammers posing as the Royal Mail conned him out of £3,000
  • A Betfred punter denied a £1.7m jackpot over an alleged software glitch has won a legal battle to claim the winnings. Andy Green, from Lincolnshire, scooped the prize in January 2018 while playing a blackjack game on his phone
  • Liverpool say racist abuse on social media "cannot be allowed to continue" after Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita were targeted
  • Villages near Salisbury want Novichok litter-pick ban to end - People near Salisbury are still being told not to pick up discarded items, three years after the 2018 attack
  • The £140 fee to apply for a gender recognition certificate will be cut to "single figures" from next month, according to government sources. Ministers pledged in September to slash the cost of legally changing gender after deciding against wider reforms
  • Under-30s are to be offered an alternative Covid jab to the AstraZeneca vaccine due to mounting evidence linking it to rare blood clots, the UK's vaccine advisory body says
  • Lockerbie: al-Megrahi family to appeal to UKSC directly over conviction - Scottish Legal News
  • Negative perceptions of Bar "still a barrier to social mobility" - Legal Futures
  • #Romanians are crushed by the state that should protect them. Our film shows how
  • A teenager in the #US state of New Hampshire helped save a boy more than 800 miles (1,290km) away, after he saw him crash a quad bike live on TikTok
  • Some 8,000 bluebell bulbs were found dug up after police received a call about suspicious activity in a privately-owned wood. Officers arrived to find large sacks and mail bags filled with recently uprooted bulbs from the wood in the Fakenham area
  • Ledingham Chalmers announces five promotions - Scottish Legal News
  • Arkansas has become the first US state to outlaw gender confirming treatments and surgery for transgender people under the age of 18
  • Unbundling take-up in decline but watchdog still sees untapped market | Law Gazette
  • Tribunal awards ex-Kingly solicitors £37k in compensation - Legal Futures
  • Criminal court recovery update - Scottish Legal News
  • QC's opinion "crudely altered" to mislead third party, court finds - Legal Futures
  • Covid: #US rules out federal vaccine passports
  • An elderly grandmother who can "barely walk" has finally been sent a refund - a year after her flight was cancelled. Veronica Brown, aged 85, had hoped to visit her son and grandchildren in Munich last Easter, until Covid restrictions stopped her
  • Assisted dying: trying to find dignity at the end of life
  • Drivers in cities should think twice before buying a big SUV, says the head of a motoring organisation. Steve Gooding, from the RAC Foundation, said: "We should all choose the right vehicle for the right trip to cut the size of our carbon footprint
  • Looking beyond the current migration and refugee crises in Europe: a common policy of the EU and the outlook for the future – in search of solutions | Marta Pachocka 
  • Law firms should advertise unbundled advice, says consumer panel - Legal Futures
  • Promotions at Pinsent Masons - Scottish Legal News
  • Fathers in Utah are now legally obliged to pay half the cost of a mother's medical care related to pregnancy and delivery #US
  • Law Commission chief to see through next reform programme | Law Gazette
  • George Floyd death: Chauvin 'trained to stay away from neck' #US 
  • Prisoners on remand pleading guilty to avoid Covid custody - Scottish Legal News despite court challenge | Law Gazette
  • The Press and Journal has published a full obituary of Sheriff Principal James Taylor, who passed away last month at the age of 70 after a long battle with prostate cancer - Scottish Legal News
  • ‘Not two sets of rules’: Litigant in person handed £100k costs bill | Law Gazette
  • Malicious Prosecution Scandal: In ‘interests of justice’ to disclose evidence to aid criminal case against Crown Office - Scottish Legal News 
  • Negative perceptions of Bar "still a barrier to social mobility" - Legal Futures