3rd May - Law News

Edition 3415: 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:
Violent clashes with riot police broke out as thousands took to the streets of Bogota, Colombia, for a fourth day in a row, a show of rejection for a tax-reform project of President Ivan Duque Marquez' government.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • ULaw appoints former City, University of London strategy chief as deputy vice-chancellor - Legal Cheek
  • Squire Patton Boggs targets 25% UK female partners by 2026 - Legal Cheek
  • Cupar hotel owners interdict servitude holder from damaging accessway gates with vehicle bar - Scottish Legal News 
  • UK and Ireland bar bodies slam China sanctions on magic circle barristers - Legal Cheek
  • How to skilfully pass the SQE - Legal Cheek
  • BARBRI strikes SQE prep course deals with three international law schools - Legal Cheek
  • E.U. Says Americans Can Come, but Europeans Wonder How: In tourist-dependent countries, the announcement was called good news, but with lockdowns in place and vaccination slow, many wonder how realistic it is
  • Google’s top lawyer raked in $51 million last year - out earning music superstars Drake, J-Lo and Pink - Legal Cheek
  • After Years of Protests, a New Jersey County Ends Its ICE Jail Contract #US
  • Trespass arrests at Prince Andrew's Windsor home 
  • Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said #Iran's treatment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe "amounts to torture" - the strongest language the UK government has used to date
  • Mishcon de Reya poised for stock market flotation in move which would see trainees and junior lawyers become shareholders - Legal Cheek
  • #Venezuela Releases 6 U.S. Oil Executives to House Arrest
  • Pressure to generate returns forces listed law firms to think outside the box - Legal Cheek
  • Trump’s Secret Rules for #US Drone Strikes Outside War Zones Are Disclosed: The release of the 2017 policy — with redactions — stemmed from open-records lawsuits by The Times and the A.C.L.U. 
  • Retired advocate Andrew Hajducki QC has passed away- Scottish Legal News
  • Allegations of anti-Semitism, sexual misconduct and racial discrimination have led to turmoil on the small Oregon campus: Linfield University Fires Professor Who Spoke Out About Misconduct Cases #US
  • Slaughter and May pushes ahead with associate salary rises - Legal Cheek
  • Weinstein to Face Sexual Assault Charges in L.A. as Early as May 30 #US
  • Teen charged with junior lawyer’s murder, Khuram Javed shot dead in Sheffield earlier this month - Legal Cheek
  • The uncle of murdered PCSO Julia James has appealed on social media for help to find her killer. Michael Turnbull wrote he had loved his niece since the day she was born and called her attacker "a monster"
  • The UK telecoms regulator is warning the public not to trust caller ID on their phones as it tries to help stop people becoming victims of fraud
  • Caitlyn Jenner, candidate for California governor and former Olympic gold medallist, opposes trans girls participating in women's sports. Ms Jenner came out as a trans woman in 2015
  • Benjamin Bestgen: Primer 52 – Self-defence against the police - Scottish Legal News 
  • Environmental protesters have lost their legal case to protect rare barbastelle bats roosting in the path of the High Speed Two (HS2) rail link | NLJ 
  • #India’s Covid-19 Crisis Shakes Ultra-Rightwing PM Modi’s Image of Strength 
  • Clifford Chance to allow lawyers to work remotely up to 50% of the time - Legal Cheek
  • Banks fail in bid to share cost of refunding scam victims
  • Refugees in Europe: Migration, Displacement and Integration | Anne Hammerstad
  • Ministers have dropped plans to raise the small claims limit from £1,000 to £2,000 for employers’ liability, public liability and other personal injury claims except road traffic accident (RTA) cases | NLJ 
  • Law Society announces further financial support for solicitors​ - Scottish Legal News
  • City law firms take nine spots in ‘Top 50 Employers for Women’ list - Legal Cheek
  • Bird & Bird thanks lawyers and staff with Covid bonus - Legal Cheek 
  • A vlogger’s guide to a spring virtual vacation scheme - Legal Cheek
  • Commercial courts break records - 47% more judgments handed down than previous year | NLJ 
  • Lawyer bakes 'Kavanagh Caterpillar QC' cake to 'defend' Aldi's Cuthbert in tasty IP battle - Legal Cheek 
  • From homeless law student to magic circle trainee - Legal Cheek 
  • Leverage – a powerful investment tool or a vehicle to squander your fortune? - Scottish Legal News
  • Post Office at fault for miscarriage of justice - Court of Appeal criticises ‘egregious’ failures of disclosure & investigation | NLJ