15th June - Law News

Edition 3458: 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 trial of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has got under way, four months after a military coup removed the elected government from office. She is charged with owning unlicensed walkie-talkies and violating Covid restrictions. Later trials will focus on allegations of corruption and breaking the official secrets act. Ms Suu Kyi, 75, has been held under house arrest since the 1 February coup in Myanmar (also called Burma), and little has been seen or heard of her apart from her brief court appearances

 Focus of the Day Article:
The Good Law Project is seeking a declaration that Boris Johnson’s decision to nominate Tory donor Peter Cruddas for a peerage last year was unlawful. Full story - Scottish Legal News

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Good Law Project to seek declaration Lord Cruddas’ peerage nomination was unlawful - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/rtGtczLyFZ 
  • Linklaters looks to slash emissions by up to 70% - Legal Cheek https://t.co/wlb4A3H2KT
  • Daniel Morgan report could link Rupert Murdoch empire to ‘criminality’ - Panel has considered describing News of the World as ‘linked to’ murder suspects in its long-awaited findings https://t.co/yVMPKQlH47 
  • Lawyers of the future could be required to take productivity-boosting drugs, Law Society predicts - Legal Cheek https://t.co/ZWiwApNCgX 
  • #Belarus parades detained journalist Protasevich at media event https://t.co/e1F5W3PZtX
  • The final stage of easing lockdown restrictions in England is to be delayed until 19 July https://t.co/F4VLGKMDw2
  • A teenage student was murdered by her father to silence her claims that he sexually abused her, a court has heard. Bernadette Walker, 17, was last seen when Scott Walker, 51, picked her up from his parents' Peterborough home, jurors heard https://t.co/gWhNjuG3c
  • Paisley man run over by bakery van while intoxicated wins appeal against dismissal of damages claim - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/JECRFE7X6W
  • Lawyers need to be better public speakers - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/cmaZiai1mP 
  • Law student's Legally Blonde photoshoot gets Elle Woods seal of approval - Legal Cheek https://t.co/b9CZK9xnP6
  • Father of infant with rare disease moves Kerala High Court for assistance from State to procure life saving Rs 18 crore drug | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/sAoLu6gSoR 
  • Starting out in law: 5 pieces of advice I’d give to my younger self - Legal Cheek https://t.co/PBSV1dyjdF
  • Allahabad High Court grants bail to accused charged under anti-conversion law | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/rXHhC21LH
  • Demonizing Critical Race Theory #US https://t.co/3WKEgGxZXR
  • Super regulator sides with pupillage seekers in row over rejection by silence - Legal Cheek https://t.co/WCqO1S8eif
  • Susskind: 'trainees will learn like astronauts - with virtual reality' - Legal Futures https://t.co/AjzWJj3le1 
  • Ex-City lawyer on £100k reveals she's taken 80% pay cut to specialise in human rights - Legal Cheek https://t.co/WS2qzhHbL
  • 'We want another homeless hotel - and we can make it work' - This is the story of the highs and lows in one of those hotels, which has just closed its doors to homeless people after 14 months https://t.co/BmtqbVCXKA
  • BCI constitutes 7-member committee to draft Advocates Protection Bill | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/U6ToO2kvww
  • Pupil victim of sexual assault by barrister "let down by system" - Legal Futures https://t.co/OZnqhO4XWu
  • Advice on e-scooter usage - “Powered transporters” fall within the legal definition of a motor vehicle under the Road Traffic Act 1988. Therefore, the rules that apply to motor vehicles, also apply to e-scooters https://t.co/xXJj57jRkt
  • Job ad for judge role on Falkland Islands promotes territory's 'amazing wildlife' and 'absence of traffic jams!' - Legal Cheek https://t.co/UqRWLJICBq
  • Vandals smashed a football club defibrillator kit hours after Danish international Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest in a game. Buxted FC in East Sussex said the damage, caught on CCTV in the early hours of Sunday, was "disgusting" https://t.co/LImF24cA3R
  • Ransomware is biggest online threat to people in UK, spy agency chief to warn https://t.co/OukiNdhV72
  • How One Epic Document Exposed the Secrets of the Vietnam War #US https://t.co/bShpbcSvf0 
  • What the Rich Don’t Want to Admit About the Poor - Why do we leave millions of people in poverty? The answer should make us uncomfortable https://t.co/gDUZylhtFn
  • NT Indigenous workers file class action over stolen wages - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/MNPJm5L9q
  • London boat dwellers protest against plans they say could leave them homeless - Boaters fear that the Canal and River Trust’s plans to trial ‘water safety zones’ will lead to a big reduction in mooring spaces https://t.co/0TLhkUUqsm
  • 'The bar must do better at giving pupillage applicants feedback' - Legal Cheek https://t.co/ijIQO34jfh
  • Bombay High Court Division Bench gives split verdict in challenge to validity of Section 13(8)(b) of Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/TkYrTdWVi
  • E-sigs gain momentum in Qld legal market - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/jrb59GVSB5 
  • Freshfields dishes out bonuses following Covid salary freeze - Legal Cheek https://t.co/lxIDOThkG
  • Google's Black Founders Fund backs UK lawtech start-up - Legal Futures https://t.co/FjFG84JMRg
  • Top firms "need to get clients paying faster" to prepare for next crisis - Legal Futures https://t.co/NRwUOdmGmj
  • Sponsorship, scholarship or save: How to fund the SQE - Legal Cheek https://t.co/dJcBxYQ55P 
  • WhatsApp launches privacy campaign after backlash - It follows a customer backlash against changes to its terms and conditions, announced earlier this year https://t.co/d57XnZLDR1
  • Lockdown easing in England to be delayed by four weeks - Senior ministers have signed off a decision to delay the lifting of all coronavirus restrictions in England beyond 21 June https://t.co/Pyx7VCoo9M
  • Uygur tribunal: Former #Chinese policeman discloses chilling account of treatment towards Uyghurs Management https://t.co/tJaC9bKApB
  • EU settlement: Fears people may miss post-Brexit deadline https://t.co/PNWdGKELw4
  • Data Protection After Brexit: How will GDPR and UK GDPR Affect U.S. Businesses? https://t.co/WIlSxe8Y
  • Want to be a lawyer in #India? New hiring strategies in the legal sphere that you should know https://t.co/Cio3K4RARM
  • Government pledges to raise legal age of marriage to 18 in England and Wales https://t.co/qRurkErTiA
  • Greenpeace launch legal action against UK government over secrecy on deep sea mining https://t.co/O72ptOpNZQ
  • Boris Johnson faces legal action over peerage for billionaire Tory donor https://t.co/uTpMs9Kr4l 
  • Barrister at Kevin Lunney abduction trial argues Gardai repeatedly broke the law by accessing mobile phone data  #Ireland https://t.co/MLIzs957rA
  • #Kenya president Uhuru Kenyatta vs the Judiciary: How it all started https://t.co/Px6VrAzbor 
  • The Boutique Lawyer Show: Data is your firm’s best friend - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/YZRQyVJVpA


14th June - Law News

Edition 3457: 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: Colombian officers unleashed water cannon at protesters near the Portal de la Americas in a bid to disperse them. The demonstration was being held to denounce human rights violations that allegedly occurred during national protests against the government of Ivan Duque

 Focus of the Day Article:
Lawyers’ groups have called on the Lord Chancellor to think again on early disclosure plans in criminal investigations or risk them failing before they even begin. Full story - New Law Journal

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • MoneyLaw war reignites as Milbank raises London NQ lawyer pay to $200,000 - Legal Cheek https://t.co/RUUlnZKAIZ
  • Lawyers Weekly and principal partner Taylor Root are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s 30 Under 30 Awards - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/52iGxapAYL
  • Scottish law student cleared of wrongdoing following probe into 'offensive' gender comments - Legal Cheek https://t.co/nHdAtTDQ2
  • Agnes Chow: activist leaves jail as #China says Hong Kong ‘pawn in geopolitics’ https://t.co/bgmZCGNtyV
  • UK government admits ministers can use self-deleting messages - Civil servants also able to delete messages instantly, as fears grow about accountability https://t.co/dX86A6767n
  • "No intention to cast aspersion on High Court lawyers:" SCBA President Vikas Singh clears the air | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/5xWOeeYIq
  • Claim of two adults living together for few days not sufficient to attach legitimacy to live-in relationship: Punjab & Haryana High Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/6WcsFSL3GY
  • James Crawford obituary: Energetic public international lawyer who advised many countries and reshaped the rules on wrongdoings between them https://t.co/XdIHUmfo5D
  • Can women rely on the Parole Board getting it right if it frees men like Colin Pitchfork? https://t.co/Jg9Azb2l2C
  • Clyde & Co elects first female senior partner - Legal Cheek https://t.co/xxm2PQgcCs 
  • Michael Quinlan appointed chair of Property Services Regulatory Authority board - Irish Legal News https://t.co/huiKU6SvM
  • Nishith Desai lawyer Ranjana Adhikari joins IndusLaw as a Partner | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/GCg7OuEzaF 
  • Jersey lawyer disbarred after fraud conviction | Law Gazette https://t.co/z9s8uvTC07 
  • Pre-wedding nerves are rising for thousands of couples in England hoping their big days won't be ruined by the government's expected announcement next week on lockdown rules https://t.co/iigetk2wbH
  • Bitcoin and Encryption: A Race Between Criminals and the F.B.I. https://t.co/yM8QiSjB8r 
  • Off-Duty Flight Attendant Is Detained After an In-Flight Struggle, Delta Says -#US https://t.co/U8mhQxw6z0
  • How Private Equity Firms Avoid Taxes #US https://t.co/Y7N0h2aq9X
  • Virtual student events next week with Freshfields, DWF, Pinsent Masons, Gowling WLG, Hill Dickinson and ULaw - Legal Cheek https://t.co/yYZeechm6D
  • Clyde & Co elects first female senior partner - Legal Cheek https://t.co/xxm2PPYBKU
  • Forcing firms onto review sites would deny clients a choice | Law Gazette https://t.co/DMWCdZ2VML
  • By 2030, developing countries will provide 97% of global growth, four-fifths of the global population will have a digital identity, artificial intelligence will become so trusted that it gets a vote on the board, and 85% of jobs don’t currently exist https://t.co/iKlPJOvGhc
  • Protégé: Young lawyers are changing the game for peaceful protesters - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/PjdU1sHTaF
  • Facebook decision on remote working from abroad has 'opened the floodgates' - Irish Legal News https://t.co/MBZOACTCvV 
  • How to create legal tech as an insider - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/sx5k47ISwP 
  • Christian Porter’s leading defamation barrister Sue Chrysanthou has been ordered to pay costs to the friend of the woman who accused him of rape 30 years ago - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/T1lzs1j5of
  • McFarlane begins work on Covid-19 recovery phase for family courts | Law Gazette https://t.co/V8aRRCszVa 
  • Future proofing – are virtual courts here to stay? - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/umyzG9f9pA 
  • Why you should do your training contract in the North West - Legal Cheek https://t.co/ydEH8LKqj5
  • An Garda Síochána publishes anti-corruption policy documents - Irish Legal News https://t.co/aZqaAG8AGC
  • Police probe suspect drugs tests used in criminal and family cases | Law Gazette https://t.co/EQtZoeGp4n
  • Bringing legal studies to your secondary school - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/W4iCjnGOvF 
  • Largest law firm in the world, Dentons trims lawyer numbers - Legal Cheek https://t.co/sWItVosxej
  • Lawyers’ groups have called on the Lord Chancellor to think again on early disclosure plans in criminal investigations or risk them failing before they even begin | NLJ https://t.co/n2cFV4iVmD


13th June - Law News

Edition 3456: 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: Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest has risen for the third consecutive month.The number of trees destroyed in May was also 67 percent higher than the same time last year. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro promised to increase funding to protect the Amazon in April, but is yet to follow through.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Cardiff cyclist confronts driver who sexually harassed her - Nanw Beard was cycling in Cardiff when the driver pulled up alongside her and said her "backside was going to cause an accident" https://t.co/nANfYOJjhz
  • Manager fined after firm took on probate matter with no experience | Law Gazette https://t.co/Yb0G7EzOlK
  • Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland to host webinar - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/yNTbmGh9Ba 
  • The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched a ‘consultation on the UK’s future exhaustion of intellectual property rights regime’ | NLJ https://t.co/dEuoNwousm
  • NI: Internal review concludes PPS made right decision on Bobby Storey funeral - Irish Legal News https://t.co/1zFSIrC6Pg
  • ‘A powerful reminder to politicians’: Assisted dying campaigner’s final message | Law Gazette https://t.co/JHpIeSQGFt
  • #Eriksen 'awake' in hospital after collapsing on pitch - wonderful player and here's hoping he will be fine soon. Football is united for you Christian https://t.co/cTlBnOTcaY
  • Burges Salmon sees further growth in Edinburgh - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Fde0TzSwTd 
  • A guide to costs and available funding for aspiring solicitors has been published ahead of the start of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) | NLJ https://t.co/h5zSyyOvoM 
  • NI: Over two-thirds believe PPS is fair and impartial - Irish Legal News https://t.co/e4lJPraBMr 
  • Legal aid lawyers paid £20.12 per hour for early JR work | Law Gazette https://t.co/9XfgPrysA4 
  • MSP calls on UK government to enforce law to protect the young from online pornography - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/IV2AB5J0Dp
  • Lawyers have expressed dismay at ministers’ decision to delay divorce reforms for six months while it grapples with issues regarding technology, legal, and court procedures | NLJ https://t.co/Ul0IIsVbfh 
  • Solicitors have been invited to join a project to develop a regulator-approved reviews scheme for potential clients shopping around for legal services. | NLJ https://t.co/yjenLFaVOC
  • There is a "culture" of bullying in the Welsh NHS which leaves people scared to raise issues, several staff have said https://t.co/cObpDML9sn
  • Professor Colin Harvey: Making Northern Ireland's 'special arrangement' work - Irish Legal News https://t.co/m5fhHRzDIW
  • Crown court backlog starts to dip | Law Gazette https://t.co/ZQ4XIi7aIj
  • In #Australia, a New Look at Immigration: ‘It’s About Our Friends’ https://t.co/on0NsLa0om 
  • After two white families claimed a grade calculation error, a Mississippi school added their children as co-valedictorian and co-salutatorian, reviving questions about race and equity #US https://t.co/5POz31l7d1
  • #US Justice Dept. Watchdog to Investigate Seizure of Democrats’ Data https://t.co/ziIWFgz863 
  • Handing out peerages to Tory donors https://t.co/V11cablHlk
  • Harper Macleod: Investment in Scotland’s entrepreneurs defied the pandemic - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/wSdAQPhi4
  • The path is clear for the UK to seek a virtual trial in the case of Harry Dunn, the foreign secretary has said. The 19-year-old died near RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire in August 2019 when a car driven by suspect Anne Sacoolas hit his motorbike https://t.co/2gspwgPuGG
  • Migration in the Greek Cypriot Press between 2011-2015: Visibility, topics, figures and the debate between pro-migrant and anti-migrant discourses | Irini Kadianaki, Maria Avraamidou, and Elisavet Panagiotou https://t.co/SGouEEWnwX
  • Law firms paid an average of 30% more for their professional indemnity insurance (PII) renewal this spring, according to a report, ‘Solicitors Season Review’, by Lockton Solicitors last month | NLJ https://t.co/yArmqtoOAs
  • #Israeli army shutdown of health organization will have catastrophic consequences for Palestinian healthcare https://t.co/G5Qnhu3fSa 
  • RT @PaulbernalUK: One day, son, none of this will be yours. https://t.co/cmfezzsOwU
  • Forensic evidence relating to the death of MI6 agent Gareth Williams in 2010 is to be re-examined, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed. Mr Williams, 31, from Anglesey, was found dead by police officers inside a zipped holdall at his London flat https://t.co/FIqnYfrQMh 
  • NI: Solicitors appointed as trustees of Halifax Foundation - Irish Legal News https://t.co/tpgWRa8Tt9 
  • Announcement expected on SIF closure | Law Gazette https://t.co/JOe0INSW00
  • Hate crime charges up by four per cent - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/srJWFAwefJ
  • Two police forces have agreed to settle claims of survivors and friends and family of those who died in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster for the cover up that followed, law firm Edwin Coe has confirmed | NLJ https://t.co/6lHuvPfpfe
  • Court of Appeal: Clamp removal fees for illegally parked cars are subject to VAT - Irish Legal News https://t.co/dezaqzb7wz 
  • City partner struck off for inflating billing figures | Law Gazette https://t.co/uqG1ShtpUq 
  • Sheriff Appeal Court holds woman who witnessed Glasgow bin lorry crash not entitled to damages for psychological harm - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/LKVv47x4u5


12th June - Law News

Edition 3455: 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 Model Tenancy Act India proposes to completely overhaul the legal framework of rental housing across India, and many believe the act will prove to be a "game changer". The Model Tenancy Act was approved by central government on June 2. Here is all that you need to know about the Model Tenancy Act.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • The government is considering delaying the lifting of England's remaining Covid restrictions by up to four weeks https://t.co/i7UE657G1L
  • Peers call for checks on emergency Covid powers | Law Gazette https://t.co/l6JuKGhbkC
  • Burges Salmon re-partners with Trees for Life - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/AnmIYfHD2K
  • Neo-Nazi ex-Ukip member found guilty of terrorism offences https://t.co/JE2aW89W5
  • Solicitor pleads guilty to embezzling more than £12,500 - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/aj4U2gb3KE
  • Preventing sexual harassment in the workplace | Law Gazette https://t.co/Ie8EHtR0Y9
  • Sony Music has cancelled the debts of thousands of artists who signed to the record label before the year 2000. It means that many will now, for the first time, earn money when their songs are streamed on services like Spotify and Amazon Music https://t.co/X2bhQoCrCJ
  • Statutory sick pay to be phased in from 2022 - Irish Legal News https://t.co/tFpbZbAry7 
  • CPS decision not to prosecute over boy’s drowning death to be reviewed https://t.co/XCVRvEEyi8
  • Edinburgh Council acted unlawfully in discriminating against Christian organisation - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/v3Uay7pXM
  • Kent to turn away lone child migrants from Monday due to "extreme pressure" https://t.co/i6qGMcrbQ3
  • A politics student who called for the "extermination" of Jewish people has been found guilty of 12 terrorism charges. Andrew Dymock, from Bath, established the banned right-wing groups System Resistance Network (SRN) and Sonnenkrieg Division https://t.co/XF2SV1HS0j
  • A dozen officers, who are supporting policing the G7 summit in Cornwall, are self-isolating following a positive Covid test. One person in their work bubble provided a positive lateral flow test on Friday morning https://t.co/rcaIPKp4Dc
  • NI: Worthingtons Solicitors promotes three partners and one associate partner - Irish Legal News https://t.co/3UEtqiXkuL
  • Lords: Use of emergency powers during pandemic has significantly impacted legislative scrutiny - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/8mgnXJ2yYM
  • Dentons secures private equity backing for global advisory business - Legal Futures https://t.co/UFlZXhTCmK
  • ‘Wide-ranging concerns’: Law Society opposes remote juries | Law Gazette https://t.co/pdi9jGpqio
  • Mr Justice Michael White to take over Waterford child sexual abuse inquiry - Irish Legal News https://t.co/f41U2JOje4
  • City partner 'invented' £1.4m billing figure, SDT hears | Law Gazette https://t.co/AeEtSVS7lk
  • Solicitors fined for allowing firm to take on work beyond expertise - Legal Futures https://t.co/Qy2XridFDn 
  • Stop and search: how community groups can help build trust in policing https://t.co/gXUxjgqtKe 
  • Smaller firms lead the pack on website performance - Legal Futures https://t.co/AMlGPHaBej 
  • 6 Men Said to Be Tied to Three Percenters Movement Are Charged in Capitol Riot #US https://t.co/8m7QCu6y5v
  • Wife of El Chapo Pleads Guilty to Helping Run His Drug Empire https://t.co/QdKF0OYton
  • Elite #German Police Unit Disbanded Over Far-Right Group Chat https://t.co/vZqiB6Esp4
  • Midlands court seeking to resurrect extended operating hours | Law Gazette https://t.co/FPzIYyMhyz
  • Looking ahead to a difficult insurance renewal season - Legal Futures https://t.co/dCA6vByYxM 
  • MEPs back action against European commission over Poland and Hungary https://t.co/VcYlO2Y2Xy
  • The children's commissioner for England says OnlyFans needs to do more to stop underage users after the BBC revealed some were selling explicit videos https://t.co/TZC2LjkKoS 
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he and President Biden are "working together" to end the row over whether Anne Sacoolas should face trial over the death of 19-year-old Harry Dunn https://t.co/QUg1XymKiX
  • Games of Terministic Control or the Instrumental Actualization of Events? Defining Immigrants in the Pre- and Post- Paris Terrorist Attack Era in the Aegean News Sites | Ioanna Iliadi and Myrsini Dogani https://t.co/DQTDm9Leht
  • Addleshaw Goddard advises on global automotive technology deal - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/rItH5cA0IE
  • Emergency coronavirus legislation set for six-month extension - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/LXmBfiDvp
  • EA: Gaming giant hacked and source code stolen https://t.co/KsPiyBfijH
  • Duncan Lewis issues JR proceedings over immigration reforms | Law Gazette https://t.co/oYiRrB14g5
  • We proved in the high court that Michael Gove broke the law. So what happens now? https://t.co/bK73re3x3g
  • Katie Albiston joins Balfour and Manson in Aberdeen - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/OBhqqBrzE
  • Eighty-five secretaries, support staff and lawyers leave big City firm | Law Gazette https://t.co/pvqDOQodeH
  • #Polish government faces court action over failure to tackle climate crisis https://t.co/gA4eMarCMF
  • Barristers call for urgent fee restoration amid concerns for future of profession - Irish Legal News https://t.co/LIjfi6KX78
  • High Court: Mandatory minimum sentencing section in Misuse of Drugs Act declared to be unconstitutional - Irish Legal News https://t.co/rhb2Q4lF6g
  • Ex-diplomat found in contempt of court over Salmond case refused permission to appeal to Supreme Court - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/5H0BWxgV9Q
  • UK government broke law by awarding contract to firm with Cummings link - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/9Qtljgoqem 
  • Orthodoxy on trial IV: So long, psychogenia – but not quite yet - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/71BNv11fUx 
  • Gender-critical views are a protected belief, appeal tribunal rules https://t.co/8fOU7saRhT


11th June - Law News

Edition 3454: 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: Service members are more likely to be assaulted by a fellow soldier than shot by an enemy at war. The crisis persists because of an archaic set of rules that gives commanders control over whether perpetrators are prosecuted.  In this video guest essay, a Republican senator, a former military prosecutor and a survivor argue that sexual assault cases should be handled by independent, specialized prosecutors.

 Focus of the Day Article:
Dentons review sparks departure of 85 lawyers and staff. Voluntary redundancies dominate as firm creates virtual UK legal team and overhauls support services. Full story - The Global Legal Post

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • High Court: Lidl injunction rejected over Irish Farmers' Association 'fake farms' claim - Irish Legal News https://t.co/qOkookv0jv 
  • Buckland fears lord chancellor role will become 'decorative and ornamental' | Law Gazette https://t.co/RGoVLtcpv
  • JP Campbell to join Ledingham Chalmers - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/DMKMZ2Aa4
  • Ex-Brewdog staff allege culture of fear at brewer https://t.co/SwFUfo6GMC 
  • Opposition MPs have called on home secretary Priti Patel to resign after documents suggested she misled parliament over her decision to house asylum seekers at Kent's controversial Napier Barracks https://t.co/0rzFFGaJ1M
  • SLAB: Lawyers ‘positive’ about interim fee arrangements - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/cOlpVG2kyP
  • Auckland Barrister Michael Robinson appointed Judge of the High Court #NewZealand https://t.co/2UFvuDbSuy
  • FSB agents who tracked Navalny before poisoning also tailed author – Bellingcat #Russia https://t.co/5RybGzFKZY
  • Most claimants in new whiplash portal have representation - Legal Futures https://t.co/QHODvLkzRo
  • The future of the law firm office | Law Gazette https://t.co/IUB1PEXC8
  • The relationship between Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith and one of his female solicitors has been questioned in the Federal Court #Australia https://t.co/PFrMKfusKI
  • Law Society predicts 'savage reduction' in legal jobs as AI takes over | Law Gazette https://t.co/c1MOks6g3
  • Bitcoin Is Actually Traceable, Pipeline Investigation Shows https://t.co/XFn8yNPbuN
  • SRA eyes pilot to promote greater unbundling of legal services - Legal Futures https://t.co/oLWRzxIIgk
  • Andrew Laming threatens to sue site owned by The Chaser and two others over incorrect ‘upskirting’ claims #Australia https://t.co/ffb6TPzB
  • Swedish start-up brings one-stop business law advice shop to UK - Legal Futures https://t.co/fTI3ajXg7
  • A woman has been fined for exposing herself during the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh. Marissa Scott carried out the offence while shouting "save the environment" in front of crowds https://t.co/V5EBbvHbR
  • A convicted terrorist who was shot dead following the Fishmongers' Hall attack was lawfully killed, an inquest jury has found. Usman Khan fatally stabbed Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones during a prisoner rehabilitation conference https://t.co/d3gmp8UrL
  • Ask A Woman: Barrister Alex Wilson discusses racism in the court room and why cancel culture can be harmful https://t.co/rxf1qRsn
  • Legislative plans to introduce statutory sick pay in Ireland are reportedly being considered by ministers - Irish Legal News https://t.co/7ErWji1QG
  • CNN Lawyers Gagged in Fight With Justice Dept. Over Reporter's Emails #US https://t.co/s9xmcaLoQ9
  • Ireland: New legal partnerships spark concern over future of independent referral bar - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/5yrainqhxR
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Plotting to Bomb Amazon Data Center #US https://t.co/igLp8UykF3 
  • HMCTS urged to fix digital divorce issues during reform wait | Law Gazette https://t.co/pWCtraoWSL
  • Justice Umar Ata Bandial on Tuesday stressed the need for strengthening the judiciary and judges instead of demolishing the same by encouraging angry expressions #Pakistan https://t.co/Nyey69IM0S 
  • EU takes legal action against #Germany after tussle between courts https://t.co/EiHJSlw7QR 
  • Employment tribunal appeal win over tweet that was deemed transphobic by a judge in 2019 who said it was "not worthy of respect in a democratic society": Maya Forstater, 47, did not have her contract renewed after posting tweets on gender recognition https://t.co/UxxhTYpZ9M 
  • #Germany Makes Rapid Virus Tests a Key to Everyday Freedoms https://t.co/h9NVKc3oKF 
  • Documents privileged despite 'element of deception' | Law Gazette https://t.co/VZ5GV6mGst 
  • Where should I put my money? This seems like a simple question, but it is faced by every investor and saver - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/RBnTl9wswz
  • Hospitality workers priced out of UK tourism hotspots - Hotel worker Jon Phillips has given up trying to rent a home near his job in Cornwall and is now living on his boat https://t.co/KXpCAQsQgh 
  • Helena Sheizon: EU Settlement Scheme – last chance to get your tickets on board - Irish Legal News https://t.co/iXVAwfBTc4 
  • SDT hears City partner grilled over ‘untrue’ billing figures | Law Gazette https://t.co/GLpTfx7iO5 
  • Thousands Mourn Muslim Family Killed in #Canada Vehicle Attack https://t.co/aWxaqotO88
  • We’re Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic, and We’re Braced for the Worst #US https://t.co/tbstuHmc55
  • Around 150 Oxford University academics are refusing to teach at one of its colleges after it decided to keep the controversial statue of Cecil Rhodes https://t.co/l2UceOOJX0 
  • Sexual harassment has become "normalised" among school-age children, a report by the watchdog Ofsted warns https://t.co/Jun0gg07e
  • NI: Ministers hope seventh renewal of non-jury trial provisions will be the last - Irish Legal News https://t.co/juHf4N90YS
  • Jacinda Ardern warns of ‘consequences’ after three Melburnians caught trying to enter #NewZealand https://t.co/2xvVbm53DU
  • UK: Workers' rights watchdog to be established - Irish Legal News https://t.co/0ohiDqt36M
  • SRA appoints head of Welsh affairs | Law Gazette https://t.co/lamPPKmmGU
  • NI: Criminal compensation applications urged a year on from lifting of same household rule - Irish Legal News https://t.co/ObKZuBu3Cx 
  • #Russian court outlaws Alexei Navalny’s organisation https://t.co/FpM4tFhFeK
  • Craig Murray to seek permission to appeal from Supreme Court - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/QgZQZL6DIE
  • Deals roundup - Irish Legal News https://t.co/QY7Boli0A8


10th June - Law News

Edition 3453: 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: It was supposed to be the underworld's impenetrable communication tool, a digital safe space to plot crimes ranging from drug trafficking to murder away from the prying eyes of the law. But for nearly three years, an encrypted app used by criminals was covertly monitored by the FBI and Australia's Federal Police (AFP) -- leading to hundreds of arrests and tens of millions of dollars in asset seizures, authorities revealed

 Focus of the Day Article:
The legal profession is urging the Ministry of Justice to think again on early disclosure plans or risk them failing before they even begin. Groups representing criminal defenders, including the Law Society of England, have written to the lord chancellor calling for restrictions on payments to solicitors for pre-charge engagement with police or prosecutors to be lifted.” Full story - The Law Society Gazette

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Regulators consider forcing firms to sign up to review websites | Law Gazette https://t.co/4WdMXWelI6 
  • Burness Paull’s Callum Sinclair appointed to Scottish government’s AI leadership group - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/nrOTAZEpCF 
  • Dalian Atkinson murder case: PC 'not honest' in account of death - Alexandra Healy QC said PC Benjamin Monk's apparent lack of memory was "a barricade to shelter behind" https://t.co/kLpXE8dm7q
  • ECHR appeal to Supreme Court sought in Craig Murray case - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/5MN7wLkpoO 
  • Should regulation toughen us up or protect the client? | Law Gazette https://t.co/65wwISKB3V 
  • Orthodoxy on trial III: Did flawed science beget flawed law? - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/S8UokbXL
  • A woman who was arrested in connection with the disappearance and death of Sarah Everard faces no further action, the Met Police has said https://t.co/irhtlMKjo6 
  • President Joe Biden has revoked an executive order from his predecessor Donald Trump banning Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat in the #US. The ban faced a series of legal challenges and never came into force https://t.co/dfpoghmW4F
  • Solicitor jailed for stealing £200,000 from disabled client | Law Gazette https://t.co/OPuItuUp8d 
  • End all legal barriers to abortion, say leading European politicians https://t.co/4kuwKHJ0Ig
  • New EU rules require online platforms to remove 'terrorist content' within an hour - Irish Legal News https://t.co/67tgVGclrm
  • BA and Ryanair investigated for refusing refunds https://t.co/8v4hwE7qxC
  • Dickson Minto appoints new partners and finance director - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/7yLeFsnv29
  • Resigning is not enough - Legal Futures https://t.co/zQbJcBt1FJ
  • Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old boy outside a school. Police were called to Stoneygate Road in Luton at about 16:00 BST on Tuesday https://t.co/DWUmRkGV9h 
  • Five extra High Court judges 'one of the largest increases in recent memory' - Irish Legal News https://t.co/RSh4SXXRM4 
  • No-fault divorce won’t come into force in 2021, government concedes | Law Gazette https://t.co/h3ctkfvzsc
  • It’s Hard to Sue Gun Makers. New York Moves to Change That #US https://t.co/MXO042UQIx 
  • A man accused of killing two sisters "promised to sacrifice" women in order to win the lottery, a court has heard. Danyal Hussein, 19, repeatedly stabbed Nicole Smallman & Bibaa Henry in a Wembley park on 6 June last year, the Old Bailey was told https://t.co/uNAlJUbMB1
  • A driver who was sacked after he was seen drinking in a social club while off work through illness has won his case at an employment tribunal. Colin Kane, 66, was fired by Debmat Surfacing in Ryton, Gateshead, after he was seen smoking outside a bar https://t.co/VcoLGeKdnj 
  • Fastly, the cloud-computing company related to the internet cutout issues on Tuesday, said the bug had been triggered when one of its customers had changed their settings https://t.co/F7FGsV8FmE 
  • Bill to give children born in Ireland citizenship sooner moves forward - Irish Legal News https://t.co/eNZc1hEsF2
  • For Asian Americans Wary of Attacks, Reopening Is Not an Option https://t.co/yfefuqfnaW
  • Workers’ rights watchdog to be established - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/EkYQXhn3NM
  • Lawyer of the Month: Nicola Rylatt - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/kWpt9F9E6t
  • Sheriff finds that man who took fatal overdose in Perth prison did not die as a result of an accident - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/S2t4dqu6Q1 J
  • Lugano discussions grind to a halt | Law Gazette https://t.co/fTE66yGIsK
  • Black lawyers call on profession to be "example of anti-racism" - Legal Futures https://t.co/OuyWfTiZyJ 
  • New legal partnerships spark concern over future of independent referral Bar - Irish Legal News https://t.co/AXSiJrUP6C
  • Covid contract for firm run by Cummings friends was unlawful, judge rules - Judge says contract given to firm run by friends of Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser was awarded illegally https://t.co/HvqlEpJlo8 
  • NI: Defamation laws could be brought in line with England by next year - Irish Legal News https://t.co/aGEnN9vitI 
  • Lawyers fed performance-enhancing drugs in Law Society dystopia - Legal Futures https://t.co/1XuYgScLub
  • Ex-client used fake threat to sue solicitor to obtain information - Legal Futures https://t.co/p7gTw4eBWV
  • UK government loses legal battle over transparency of ‘Orwellian’ unit https://t.co/A5Tipl1h0p 
  • Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber has said he is determined to open his theatres on 21 June, even if he risks being arrested https://t.co/Mu9tVKn2d5
  • Global law enforcement officials revealed a three-year operation in which they said they had intercepted over 20 million messages. Hundreds of arrests were made in more than a dozen countries https://t.co/l9ug21on1C
  • Mining company in SFO case accused of 'vexatious litigation' | Law Gazette https://t.co/aJtFTZ5ZMh
  • William Cain obituary: a reforming Manx lawyer and wildlife campaigner. https://t.co/avW6K1HScU 
  • Barrister suspended over Meghan Markle baby tweet | Law Gazette https://t.co/d9Dkqb7Zgs
  • High Court: SFPA acted unlawfully by withholding approval of fish-weighing system based on EU concerns - Irish Legal News https://t.co/hOlauqqXOb
  • Quartet of promotions at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/qdyWyC4Hff
  • NI: New proceeds of crime codes of practice to come into effect - Irish Legal News https://t.co/nfoJai4JzV
  • Stamp duty guidance for conveyancers to manage client expectations | Law Gazette https://t.co/Ys8GvGqb4o
  • Austin Lafferty elected dean of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/sSZ0L2XkhF 
  • Child care case reports show children suffering serious mental health issues - Irish Legal News https://t.co/SGABtZcN4t
  • Legal storm clouds gather over Donald Trump’s future #US https://t.co/EJoz3igcaq 
  • NHS trusts hiring non-nurses for nursing roles, union warns - Royal College of Nursing says recruiting people without right qualifications puts patients at risk https://t.co/gTpqPBTzpc
  • European Commission publishes final version of New Standard Contractual Clauses - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/5BkX7vRZKr 
  • Halogen lightbulb sales to be banned in UK under climate change plans https://t.co/szskwEcMcj


9th June - Law News

Edition 3452: 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: It's an illegal trade in human organs which preys on people so desperate for money they're willing to take the risk. In Afghanistan, the sick are so desperate for a life-saving transplant, they're willing to pay the cost. And in the hospitals which carry out the operations, no-one is asking too many questions. 

 Focus of the Day Article:
The Law Society has urged under-pressure conveyancers stay civil as they manage the risk that transactions will not complete by the stamp duty deadline at the end of this month. It thanked solicitors “for all of your efforts so far” and pleaded: “Please keep it going for a short while longer.” Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Confusion reigns over whiplash portal | Law Gazette https://t.co/wm8ZRgAC
  • Jury discharged in Joey Barton assault trial - Mr Stendel, who was allegedly assaulted, was giving evidence remotely from Hanover, but the judge halted proceedings saying he feared things were getting "lost in translation" https://t.co/Ki65dGydJU
  • Kingsley Napley to offer paid leave for loss of pregnancy - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/vQiZXSeWQZ
  • Details claiming to reveal how little US billionaires pay in income tax have been leaked to an investigative website. ProPublica says it has seen the tax returns of some of the world's richest people, including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett https://t.co/v29pvSxFR8 
  • The US has eased travel restrictions for many countries as the roll-out of coronavirus vaccines continues https://t.co/HZa7xJbeg
  • Jurors head to four-star Kent hotel | Law Gazette https://t.co/qWcuBmDw4
  • Mining company quizzed in City negligence claim | Law Gazette https://t.co/Q2JTNgwSr
  • Katy Rensten obituary - She died of cancer aged 57, a solicitor turned barrister who specialised in family law and the family justice system https://t.co/7chmJ4Js
  • Late Monday, police arrested activists and appeared to use a crowd-dispelling sonic device at the Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota, which would carry oil across sensitive waterways and tribal lands #US https://t.co/WNKxhvNHbP 
  • A man has been arrested by police in Lahore in connection with the murder of a London woman killed in #Pakistan. Zahir Jadoon was held over the death of Mayra Zulfiqar, 25, who was found shot and strangled in a flat on 3 May https://t.co/X7qbqy1ZFi 
  • Lady Hale calls for use of caravan courts in England - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/cAXYivWce
  • Fans attending England's Euro 2020 group games at Wembley Stadium will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test before entry https://t.co/UDlMXWUcdu
  • Brexit: What is the Northern Ireland Protocol and why does it affect sausages? https://t.co/EGgmtOci6t
  • Husband charged with murdering wife after remains found in septic tank - David Venables, 88, from Kempsey, Worcestershire, was arrested in July 2019 following the discovery at the couple's former home in Bestmans Lane https://t.co/F90wyVCfgm
  • Former Bosnian #Serb commander Ratko Mladic has lost his appeal against a 2017 conviction for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity https://t.co/5u2DgFjwoa
  • Biden Justice Department Seeks to Defend Trump in Suit Over Rape Denial - Donald Trump is facing a defamation lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll, who has accused Mr. Trump of raping her #US https://t.co/a2yWkDQE4v
  • ‘Bleak’ picture of massive PII premiums set to remain for now | Law Gazette https://t.co/5aWOO3GBfh
  • Amy Chua Controversy Exposes Divisions at Yale Law - A dispute centering on the celebrity professor Amy Chua exposes a culture pitting student against student, professor against professor #US https://t.co/WSd616T2o
  • Slovenia approves new definition of rape as sex without consent - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/ZwWd5Tt6Ve
  • Plans to devolve tribunals delayed for at least two years - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/bsqyL2KBBe
  • The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, has apologised in writing to Charles Green and Imran Ahmad for prosecutions that were taken against them in relation to their roles in matters associated with Rangers Football Club - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/VrqNdCtiex
  • Pakistani man who fled abusive marriage without meeting baby daughter granted divorce and contact order - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Ech1xF82KH
  • #US Supreme Court Rules Against Immigrants Seeking Green Cards - The justices said immigrants with “temporary protected status” who entered the country without authorization may not apply for lawful permanent residency https://t.co/6UJrbNB8fc
  • Lawyer in the news: Daniel Carey, Deighton Pierce Glynn - Profile | Law Gazette https://t.co/aTU688c09
  • Daughter of Biloela asylum seekers evacuated from Christmas Island for urgent medical care #Australian immigration and asylum https://t.co/JCNNF6F0ta 
  • Truck Attack That Killed a Muslim Family in #Canada Was Planned - The police in London, Ontario, say that a 20-year-old driver planned the killings and picked the family because of its faith https://t.co/yglsPC0wTq
  • Arthur Cox named top Irish law firm at Benchmark 2021 awards - Irish Legal News https://t.co/W75MxKCMwP
  • The Nobel committee should resign over the atrocities in Tigray https://t.co/TOx4Y0dT1u
  • French President Emmanuel Macron has been slapped in the face on an official visit to the southeast of #France. In a video circulating on social media, Mr Macron is seen walking up to a barrier on a trip to Tain-l'Hermitage outside the city of Valence https://t.co/syvxih56
  • Efforts to force #Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah set the stage for the recent Gaza war. A similar dynamic looms in a nearby district https://t.co/R943qEjerA
  • My legal life: Adam Ford, Redefine Legal - Profile | Law Gazette https://t.co/SAwV9qOrOS
  • Ratko Mladić to hear final ruling on genocide conviction - Hague court to rule on 10 offences for which ex-Bosnian #Serb commander was given life sentence in 2017 https://t.co/XnFrICGVG1 
  • Plan for single register of all regulated and unregulated legal providers - Legal Futures https://t.co/mJCMEeNHWh
  • Dentons expects buoyant growth in vegan food market following sale of Bute Island Foods - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/N9EuU7ClhP
  • F Lee Bailey obituary - American celebrity lawyer who was part of the ‘dream team’ that defended OJ Simpson during his murder trial https://t.co/X1T1NQ4FqB
  • Lawyers secure hospital U-turn on maternity ward visits | Law Gazette https://t.co/mN179iKfdP 
  • Stay polite and manage expectations, Law Society tells conveyancers - Legal Futures https://t.co/59guIq9cJm
  • LegalZoom uses ABS to bypass US ban on employing lawyers - Legal Futures https://t.co/x4LGlQLrqa
  • NI: Solicitor Trevor Ringland appointed special envoy to US on Northern Ireland - Irish Legal News https://t.co/rtZKeQgmZh
  • Millions of Covid vaccines could be wasted if rich countries send large amounts of leftover doses to poorer nations in one go, Unicef has warned https://t.co/rn2Volxh5N
  • More than 800 suspected criminals have been arrested worldwide after being tricked into using an FBI-run encrypted messaging app, officials say https://t.co/Frnaxji6Tx
  • Wayne Couzens, a Met Police officer has admitted kidnapping and raping Sarah Everard. The 33-year-old vanished as she walked home in Clapham, south London, on 3 March. Her body was found a week later in woodland near Ashford, Kent https://t.co/lOMgHZ3chx
  • Call for statutory gender quotas on Irish corporate boards - Irish Legal News https://t.co/veFEoAntdU 
  • Probate service hit by ‘second wave’ | Law Gazette https://t.co/ZqlS7OaN61
  • NI: Professor Grainne McKeever to chair review of discretionary support scheme - Irish Legal News https://t.co/juVtGFfUha
  • Promotions at Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/YZRLQdJCtl 
  • Best of the blogs - 5 June 2021 | Law Gazette https://t.co/IRBJTbjSr5 
  • SRA plans to prosecute any solicitor flouting pre-med ban | Law Gazette https://t.co/TBZ4qIXVb6
  • Double appointment for Lindsays - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/bi1WVstAYy
  • Chambers defrauded by senior clerk forced to sell premises | Law Gazette https://t.co/ZvQrymhsGj
  • Profession urges rethink over early disclosure scheme | Law Gazette https://t.co/frRr8JGlsk 
  • #Canada family mown down 'because of their Islamic faith' https://t.co/FP7PLrg7dc 
  • Four members of a Muslim family were killed in a "premeditated" vehicle attack on Sunday in #Canada. Police named the alleged attacker as Nathanial Veltman, 20 https://t.co/jjzVWuzp5E
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn lawyers appointed to senior roles at Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/ohnT4Ze1FS