2nd May - Law News

Edition 3414: 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:
The Red Cross has demanded the closure of a former British army camp housing migrants.
Napier Barracks is meant to be temporary accommodation, and human rights groups say the use of a military base is psychologically damaging for people living there. Many are thought to have been tortured in, or trafficked from, the countries they fled.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • A police officer was punched and knocked unconscious as he responded to a report of underage drinking and Covid rule breaches at a County Tyrone bar
  • Scottish firms facing insolvency set to rise - Scottish Legal News
  • Sacking of NSW aged care worker who refused flu vaccine upheld #Australia
  • Firms not required to reveal funding source for client, High Court rules | Law Gazette
  • A List of All the Things the Mainstream Media Allowed UK PM Boris Johnson to Get Away With
  • UK’s aid cuts hit vital coronavirus research around world - Leading UK expert says loss of funding certain to damage attempts to tackle virus and variants
  • The UK government is to cut 60% of its funding to Unicef, the United Nation's children's fund, as part of its move to reduce spending on foreign aid
  • Damning responses to Buckland's judicial review proposals | Law Gazette 
  • North Wales Wildlife Trust (NWWT) has revealed this morning [1 May 2021] that its osprey platform at Llyn Brenig, south-west of Denbigh, was felled overnight by a chainsaw
  • Law firm unfair dismissal case revived over email access | Law Gazette
  • Female political prisoners in #Iran facing ‘psychological torture’, say campaigners
  • Law firm Slater and Gordon has partnered with Hourglass, a charity that tackles the issue of abuse of older people, to provide financial and legal support | NLJ
  • Five people, including a 16-year-old boy, have been arrested on suspicion of right-wing terrorism offences. Officers carried out a series of raids in Keighley, in West Yorkshire, Swindon and Anglesey in Wales
  • A pro bono initiative to promote clauses in legal contracts that will help deliver action on climate change has been launched by Thomson Reuters Legal | NLJ
  • Police have confirmed they have received a third party report relating to allegations of sexual offences by a man, following recent claims against actor Noel Clarke 
  • Equity release sector to bolster legal safeguards | Law Gazette
  • Dicey rules - for now - in Danish tax case | Law Gazette
  • Judicial review changes will make government ‘untouchable’, warns Law Society - The society’s president, I. Stephanie Boyce, said the MoJ ‘has gone beyond what was recommended’
  • Domestic Abuse Act prompts legal aid plea | Law Gazette
  • Women lead the way in Ashurst promotion round | Law Gazette
  • People from a South Asian background were at even greater risk of infection, hospitalisation and death in the second wave of Covid than the first, compared with other ethnic groups, a study says
  • Not unlawful for carers to help autistic man visit sex worker, CoP rules | Law Gazette
  • Welsh man who killed wife will not have five-year sentence increased 
  • Disabled people ‘wilfully excluded’ in new super-exam |
  • SYLA partners with European Young Bar Association for Spring Conference - Scottish Legal News
  • Jones Whyte saves jobs with acquisition of 168-year-old McCLure Solicitors - Scottish Legal News 
  • Mason Hayes & Curran LLP announces five stratgic promotions - Irish Legal News
  • Nicola Rylatt appointed principal solicitor at Lanarkshire Community Law Centre - Scottish Legal News
  • UK students sue government over human rights impact of climate crisis 
  • Growing size of inheritances set to reduce social mobility for younger generations - Scottish Legal News
  • NI: Secretary of State gains power to direct commissioning of abortion services - Irish Legal News 
  • Terminating a commercial lease – the need for reform - Scottish Legal News
  • Malcolm McMillan to retire from Scottish Law Commission - Scottish Legal News
  • Helen McEntee becomes first serving Cabinet minister to give birth - Irish Legal News
  • Restrictions on the sale of coal and wet wood for household burning in England have come into force under new rules aimed at cutting air pollution 
  • ‘Stealthing is rape’: the #Australian push to criminalise the removal of a condom during sex without consent
  • Covid rule that ‘turned care homes into prisons’ to be scrapped
  • Actor Noel Clarke has said he's "deeply sorry" for some of his actions and will seek professional help, but has again "vehemently" denied sexual misconduct
  • Tribunal ruling shows importance of timely responses - Irish Legal News
  • Care home residents will be able to leave their home for low-risk trips without having to self-isolate for 14 days afterwards, the government says