30th June - Law News

Edition 3473: 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:
Civil Non Family Legal Aid Billing Seminar 16 June 2021 - Are you a civil practitioner or specialist fees clerk? Watch this year's Civil (Non-Family) Legal Aid Billing seminar to find out how to receive payments faster and reduce the risk of your fees being rejected.

  Focus of the Day Article:
The European Commission has adopted two data “adequacy decisions” for the UK. This action resolves a major concern after Brexit, that whilst personal data flowing from the UK to the EU member states was regarded as flowing to countries with sufficiently robust data protection, personal data flowing the other way, from the EU to the UK – now a “third country” – was not automatically treated as such. Full story - Scottish Legal News

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Best of the blogs - 26 June 2021 | Law Gazette
  • 'Net zero' network to support in-house lawyers tackle climate change | Law Gazette
  • How the Bribery Act transformed business for the common good - Scottish Legal News
  • Are we too squeamish about the SQE? | Law Gazette
  • A winner of one of Brewdog's "solid gold" beer cans has asked the advertising watchdog to investigate its claim the prize is worth £15,000
  • Steven Jansch joins board of GTS Solutions CIC - Scottish Legal News
  • Agricultural tenancies update - Scottish Legal News 
  • High Court orders UK government to pay Good Law Project’s costs in contract case - Scottish Legal News
  • My legal life: Chris Seel, the Law Society, Diversity and inclusion adviser - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Glasgow law graduate Mashal Aamir receives Diana Award - Scottish Legal News
  • Haddon-Cave: Online justice is “best hope” of simplifying the law - Legal Futures
  • #SouthAfrica's former President Jacob Zuma has been sentenced to 15 months in jail by the country's highest court. He has been given five days to hand himself in to police. Failing that, the police minister must order his arrest
  • A police officer has been jailed for eight years after he was convicted of the manslaughter of ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson in 2016. PC Benjamin Monk, 43, discharged his Taser three times and kicked him twice in the head
  • Why our AML regime needs a radical overhaul | Law Gazette
  • Making a compelling case for online reviews - Legal Futures
  • How much are you charged by your financial adviser? It seems a very simple question, doesn’t it? However, it is often avoided, dodged or circumvented by financial advisers - Scottish Legal News
  • There has been a sharp rise in pupils sent home from school in England because of Covid, according to the latest official figures
  • NI: Drink driving offenders to be offered rehabilitation training course - Irish Legal News
  • In-house lawyers and litigators launch separate green initiatives - Legal Futures
  • Legal Schema tagging boost for smart contracts | Law Gazette 
  • Matheson partner Emma Doherty named corporate governance lawyer of the year - Irish Legal News
  • #Jersey to legalise assisted dying - Scottish Legal News
  • Donald Trump in financial and political danger as company faces possible criminal charges - New York prosecutors may soon bring indictment against Trump Organization tied to perks for top executives #US
  • Judge's surprise at firm's failure to ensure "basic compliance" with CPR - Legal Futures
  • NI: Court business resumes in Banbridge after five-year absence - Irish Legal News
  • Chris Whitty may get police protection as PM condemns ‘despicable harassment’ - Ministers speak out after video emerges of chief medical officer apparently being manhandled
  • Solicitor jailed for defrauding firm of £2.3m over seven years - Legal Futures 
  • #Greece accused of refugee ‘pushback’ after family avoid being forced off island - persecuted Palestinians who hid on Samos to escape deportation to Turkey appears to be ‘proof’ that pushbacks continue, claim rights groups
  • 'Think before you post' warning to public on contempt | Law Gazette 
  • Boom Times for #US Lawyers as Washington Pursues Big Tech
  • Trump Organization Lawyers Meet With Manhattan Prosecutors #US 
  • NI: Pared-back version of delayed justice bill approved at eleventh hour - Irish Legal News
  • The quality of face masks healthcare workers wear makes a huge difference to their risk of coronavirus infection, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust research has found
  • A painting by Pablo Picasso that was stolen nine years ago during a heist at a #Greek gallery has been recovered. On Monday, police in Athens said Picasso's Woman's Head had been found along with a 1905 painting of a windmill by Dutch artist Piet Mondrian 
  • Parents prevented from seeing their dying son in his final weeks have said they were treated "like criminals". Ollie Bibby, 27, from South Benfleet, Essex, died of leukaemia in hospital on 5 May, a day before Matt Hancock was filmed kissing a colleague
  • Police are investigating video footage which appears to show England's chief medical officer, Prof Chris Whitty, being accosted by two men in a park. The Met Police said it happened in St James's Park in London on Sunday
  • Mobile phone ban plan to improve school behaviour 
  • Hong Kong bans all incoming flights from UK over Covid concerns #China
  • Olivia Colman, John Nettles and Joanne Harris are among dozens of high-profile artists calling for a portion of gadget sales revenue in the UK to go into a fund for performers and creators
  • The Covid control system in England's schools, where groups of pupils have to self-isolate if one tests positive, could be scrapped in the autumn 
  • Greater Manchester Police officers allege force failing crime victims 
  • Slater and Gordon saw off the latest challenge by a costs chaser. But the firm’s plea to halt such claims is likely to fall on deaf ears, especially with the landmark Belsner case on the horizon | Law Gazette
  • Judicial Appointments Commission to face questions on 'systemic discrimination' | Law Gazette
  • #US judge throws out Facebook anti-trust lawsuits
  • Lawyer in the news: Alex Cochrane, Hamlins - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Paralegal accepts ban for misleading clients about PI case progress | Law Gazette
  • Covid-19: End of England's Covid rules still set for 19 July
  • More Nightingale courts to close | Law Gazette 
  • BBC's Emily Maitlis breached impartiality guidelines with Piers Morgan Covid retweet 
  • Solicitors apologise after remote hearing recorded without permission | Law Gazette
  • England: Malawian child farmer claims against British American Tobacco and Imperial to proceed - Scottish Legal News 
  • England: Attorney General launches #ThinkBeforeYouPost campaign - Scottish Legal News J
  • #India viral wedding ad: The feminist looking for no-farting, no-burping man


29th June - Law News

Edition 3472: 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:
Greater Manchester Police officers speak to Newsnight over what they say are serious failings at the force. In December, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services found Greater Manchester Police failed to record about 80,000 crimes in a 12-month period and closed cases without proper investigation. Former chief constable Ian Hopkins resigned after the force was placed in special measures, and successor Stephen Watson told a recent press conference vital improvements would be made rapidly. But a number of GMP officers have spoken to BBC Newsnight to allege serious failings within England's second largest force.

  Focus of the Day Article:
Supreme Court Revisits Wrongful Birth Claims: an extended look — Robert Kellar QC and Owain Thomas QC. Full story - UK Human Rights Blog

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Reshaping Global Health Law in the Wake of COVID-19 to Uphold Human Rights | Health and Human Rights Journal
  • Apprehension of arrest does not vanish on issuance of Section 41A CrPC notice, anticipatory bail maintainable: Karnataka High Court | Bar & Bench #India 
  • KCL Law elevates 7 - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Bar Council of West Bengal writes to CJI NV Ramana seeking removal of Acting Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court, Rajesh Bindal | Bar & Bench #India
  • Black Chambers welcomes John Brannigan - Scottish Legal News
  • Westwater Advocates Welcome Mark Allison - Scottish Legal News 
  • Inner House rules former owners of land acquired to build Aberdeen bypass entitled to compensation - Scottish Legal News
  • Sidley boosts NQ lawyer salaries from £137,500 to £148,500 as US MoneyLaw mania continues to sweep London - Legal Cheek
  • A 13-year-old was "lured" to a park by a girl and "ambushed" by two teenage boys who stabbed him and left him to die, a court has heard. Oliver Stephens, known as Olly, was pronounced dead at Bugs Bottom fields in Emmer Green, Reading, on 3 January
  • Twitter appoints California based Jeremy Kessel as new Grievance Officer after exit of Dharmendra Chatur | Bar & Bench #India
  • What You Need to Know About the #US Concealed Carry Law | Lawyer Herald
  • Trump’s lawyers reportedly given 24 hours to say why business should not face charges #US
  • #US supreme court declines to take up bathroom case in win for trans rights - Appeals court ruled Gavin Grimm’s constitutional rights had been violated when Virginia school said he could not use boys’ restroom
  • Reducing miscommunication in a hybrid work environment - Lawyers Weekly
  • Christian Porter lodges appeal in Federal Court - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • A fire has caused a huge plume of smoke to billow into the sky above south London. About 70 firefighters are battling the blaze at some railway arches near Elephant and Castle station
  • Home Office proposals due on sending asylum seekers abroad. Legislation expected next week that could open way to moving asylum seekers offshore while claims pending
  • Top quality work with great work/life balance: Lawyers make the case for the North West - Legal Cheek
  • Dalian Atkinson killing: officer was kept on despite gross misconduct. Benjamin Monk previously found to have committed gross misconduct but kept job and was given stun gun
  • Birmingham stabbings: Zephaniah McLeod, 28, of Nately Grove, Selly Oak, Birmingham, pleaded guilty to Mr Billington's manslaughter
  • Merseyside police are investigating after a banner threatening Rafael Benítez if he joins Everton was left near the former Liverpool manager’s family home
  • Is it time for a National Vaccine Compensation Scheme?- Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • EU rules UK data protection is ‘adequate’ in boost for business. Long-awaited decision allows information to continue to flow to and from Britain
  • UN calls for end of ‘impunity’ for police violence against black people - Report launched in aftermath of George Floyd murder cites example of 2018 death of Kevin Clarke in UK
  • Legislature has still not learnt any lesson from Nirbhaya case: Madhya Pradesh High Court denies bail to rape accused juvenile | Bar & Bench #India
  • Faruqi Law Explains the Current Push to Eliminate Pre-Dispute Arbitration Contracts in the Workplace | Lawyer Herald
  • The Boutique Lawyer Show: Ensuring better billing hygiene - Lawyers Weekly
  • More than 50 people have been arrested after an illegal rave attended by up to 2,000 people at a national park. Sussex Police said it was met with "significant hostility" as it shut down the event in Steyning, on the South Downs
  • Small firms need more help to bridge an 18-day gap as Covid limits continue but financial support packages wind down, the Federation of Small Business says 
  • People from the UK travelling to #Portugal will have to quarantine for 14 days unless they can present proof they had been fully vaccinated a fortnight before their arrival
  • City lawyers "need help from their firms" to engage with technology - Legal Futures
  • Respectful Care for Women and Newborns in Crisis Settings: A Human Right | Health and Human Rights Journal
  • Pretrial stay-away orders meant to shield people from abusive partners have long been misused. Thursday’s ruling is already helping people return home #US
  • Criminal justice advocates say the pandemic offers a case study for a different type of punitive system in America, one that relies far less on incarceration #US
  • Dozens Came Down With Covid-19 on Everest. #Nepal Says It Never Happened - Climbers posted firsthand accounts of being infected, but officials in Nepal, which relies on tourism revenue, dismissed them as rumors
  • Behind #China’s Takeover of Hong Kong
  • Solicitor rebuked for failing to report staff member's conviction - Legal Futures
  • Binance, the world's biggest crypto-currency exchange, has been banned by the UK's financial regulator. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has ruled that the firm cannot conduct any "regulated activity" in the UK
  • Delhi High Court rejects Punjab National Bank's quashing plea under Section 482 CrPc against RBI | Bar & Bench #India
  • Susskind: "Harder than expected" to reduce legal work to lawyer-free process - Legal Futures
  • Protégé: Culture of silence challenged with new student-designed reporting platform - Lawyers Weekly
  • Nationalising probation service not enough to fix flaws, warns watchdog - Service needs consistent funds after ‘fundamentally flawed’ 2014 overhaul, says HM Inspectorate of Probation chief
  • What's At Stake in a Car Accident Lawsuit? | Lawyer Herald 
  • High Court, Supreme Court judges should have uniform retirement age of 68: Former CJI MN Venkatachaliah reiterates his 1993 suggestion | Bar & Bench #India
  • A&O ups junior lawyer pay to £100k - includes £10k sign on bonus - Legal Cheek
  • Texas Supreme Court rules Facebook can be held liable for sex trafficking, citing SESTA/FOSTA #US
  • Hancock and Coladangelo: questions that need answers - PM likely to be quizzed over several aspects of former health secretary’s employment of his aide 
  • For Bridget Little, the challenge of juggling breastfeeding a newborn with non-stop Zoom calls in the age of coronavirus presented a rare opportunity to thrive - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • John McAfee obituary - Controversial antivirus software pioneer who entered US politics and became a fugitive from justice 
  • Shocking scale of Twitter abuse targeting England footballers at Euro 2020


28th June - Law News

Edition 3471: 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:
During a protest in Ramallah over killing of govt critic Nizar Banat in which demands were heard to overthrow Palestinian Authority’s President Mahmoud Abbas, clashes erupted between protestors and reportedly members of security forces dressed in civilian clothing.

  Focus of the Day Article:
Mrs Justice Keegan is to be appointed as the first Lady Chief Justice of Northern Ireland. She will be sworn into office at the start of September 2021 at a ceremony in the Royal Courts of Justice. Full story - New Law Journal

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Podcast claims top prize at Justice Media Awards - Irish Legal News
  • Hogan Lovells and Macfarlanes confirm new flexible working polices - Legal Cheek 
  • NI: Cleaver Fulton Rankin roundtable discusses hydrogen opportunity for Northern Ireland - Irish Legal News
  • TikTok star claims law student Tinder date sent legal letter after she turned him down - Legal Cheek
  • Vinson & Elkins pushes London NQ salaries above £153k as it confirms trainee retention score - Legal Cheek
  • A father and son have been praised for cleaning graffiti from a memorial to volunteers who fought against fascism in the Spanish Civil War. Police are hunting vandals who defaced the commemorative stone in Duchess Park, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire
  • Police say they are trying to trace a spectator in connection with a multi-rider pile-up during the first stage of the Tour de #France on Saturday. The female spectator was spotted leaning into the path of the speeding peloton, holding a sign
  • At the age of 30, Elizabeth Aitken made partner. Having now been in such a role for three years, she understands what new partners must do if they are to succeed, personally and professionally - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • The Weekly Round-Up: Rape Report and damning findings from the Morgan Inquiry - UK Human Rights Blog
  • New report calls for corporate gender quota to be rolled out over three years - Irish Legal News
  • After the pandemic put a hold on the event in 2019, Corrs Chambers Westgarth is excited to take part in the Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s Great Book Swap - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • NI: DWF helps retailer Menarys weather Covid-19 storm - Irish Legal News
  • How did your university do in the latest law school rankings? - Legal Cheek
  • The department of health is to look into how footage from Matt Hancock's office was leaked, Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has said. The video, which shows Mr Hancock breaching Covid rules by kissing a colleague, was passed to the Sun
  • Reducing miscommunication in a hybrid work environment - Lawyers Weekly
  • Borrowers in mortgage arrears gain right to court review - Irish Legal News
  • When I was losing my young son, the Human Rights Act gave us a lifeline - The act, plus legal aid, helped my family to secure the help we desperately needed. Attempts to undermine it put us all at risk
  • Berlin’s No 1 digital detective agency is on the trail of human rights abusers - Investigators in #Germany are using Google Earth, YouTube clips and social media posts to bring political crimes to the courts
  • Caught on canvas: how armed robber has turned his life of crime into art - Jack Murton was inspired to paint in jail by a fellow inmate, a friend of Lucian Freud
  • Pinsents ups NQ lawyer pay across London and regions - Legal Cheek 
  • Supreme Court Revisits Wrongful Birth Claims: an extended look - Robert Kellar QC and Owain Thomas QC - UK Human Rights Blog
  • A proposal by the #SouthAfrican government to legalise polyandry - when a woman has more than one husband at the same time - has led to howls of protest from conservative quarters
  • NI: Polling finds strong support for Bill of Rights - Irish Legal News 
  • He Saved 31 People at Sea. Then Got a 142-Year Prison Sentence - #Greece is prosecuting migrants on charges of people smuggling, and imposing heavy jail terms 
  • With Discovery of Unmarked Graves, #Canada’s Indigenous Seek Reckoning
  • A man has been shot dead by police who had discovered the body of another man and a seriously injured child at a property. Thames Valley Police officers were called to Denmead in Two Mile Ash, Milton Keynes, at 09:40 BST on Saturday
  • #Colombia has offered a reward of three billion pesos ($796,000; £573,000) for information about an attack on the president's helicopter. Iván Duque was nearing Cúcuta airport near the border with Venezuela when his aircraft was hit by gunfire on Friday
  • Classified Ministry of Defence documents containing details about HMS Defender and the British military have been found at a bus stop in Kent. One set of documents discusses the likely Russian reaction to the ship's passage through Ukrainian waters
  • A&O becomes first magic circle firm to embrace solicitor apprenticeships in London - Legal Cheek
  • Mr Justice Barniville nominated for appointment to Court of Appeal - Irish Legal News
  • Pride 2021: Clifford Chance lawyers belt out gender-neutral track - Legal Cheek
  • Applications now open for Legal Cheek’s Summer Virtual Vacation Scheme - Legal Cheek
  • Linklaters to offer TC application support to disadvantaged black students - Legal Cheek
  • Freshfields junior lawyer to compete in Tokyo Olympics - Legal Cheek 
  • Half of costs lawyers are busier than ever, a survey has found―with former clients suing their solicitors a fast-growing area of practice | NLJ
  • What Emperor Claudius would have thought about the City law pay war - Legal Cheek


27th June - Law News

Edition 3470: 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 downpayment on justice.

That's what George Floyd's family and supporters are calling the 22-and-a-half year sentence of former police officer, Derek Chauvin. Floyd's murder last year shook the United States - prompting calls against racism and for police reform, and protests worldwide. But for many the sentence is not enough, and they argue racism and discrimination are damaging how the U.S. functions. Floyd's family said it's a first step towards healing the United States. But can that really be achieved?

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Deliveroo succeeds in Court of Appeal as riders held to be self-employed - Scottish Legal News
  • An auditor has been found to owe £13.4m, in a landmark Supreme Court decision on professional negligence and scope of duty | NLJ
  • Alastair Milne retires from Balfour and Manson - Scottish Legal News
  • Launch of consultation on licensing order for short term lets - Scottish Legal News 
  • Tish Clyde obituary: a leading employment lawyer, she began her career in the 1980s, just as this area of law was becoming established
  • Super regulator spies ‘lack of buy-in for our vision’ as key risk | Law Gazette
  • Woman arrested at Sarah Everard vigil to start legal challenge against Met - Supreme court ruling on disruption at ExCeL Centre in 2017 is hailed as an affirmation of right to protest
  • Crowds of people have flocked to Dhaka's ferry terminals to try and get out of the city before a strict national lockdown comes into force. For seven days from Monday, no one in #Bangladesh will be allowed to leave their homes unless in an emergency
  • Matt Hancock quits as health secretary after breaking social distance guidance 
  • Facial recognition technology poses a risk to people’s privacy, Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has warned in a Commissioner’s Opinion | NLJ
  • Protesters who blockaded London arms fair have convictions quashed - Supreme court ruling on disruption at ExCeL Centre in 2017 is hailed as an affirmation of right to protest
  • An inspection in 2018 highlighted "a major error" in the original design of an apartment block that collapsed near Miami, Florida, it has been revealed #US
  • UN rights body told legal aid safety net will become more accessible | Law Gazette
  • Ampersand Advocates welcomes Mary Ellen Stewart - Scottish Legal News
  • E10 petrol: What is it and can my car run it? 
  • Police have arrested 12 people and confiscated items as planned protests in London begin. Protests are taking place across London this weekend including anti-lockdown and climate change demonstrations
  • Covid-19: 'Grab a jab' for all over-18s opens in England
  • UK government to support division of Lord Advocate’s role with Holyrood backing - Scottish Legal News
  • 'Have confidence to speak up': whistleblowing policy for judges unveiled | Law Gazette
  • Trio join Compass Chambers - Scottish Legal News
  • Supreme Court reports flurry of JR applications | Law Gazette
  • Chauvin Speaks to Floyd Family During Sentencing #US
  • #US Justice Dept. Sues the State of Georgia Over Voting Restrictions Law
  • High Court of Justiciary orders sheriff to approve extradition of Albanian man wanted by Italian authorities - Scottish Legal News
  • Four women who stayed in quarantine hotels in the UK were sexually harassed by guards working for security company G4S. One says a guard mimed having sex while they were alone in a lift. Another says a guard asked for a "hug" and a selfie
  • Lord Burnett, the Lord Chief Justice, has suggested smaller juries could be used for ‘some of the low-grade cases that go to the Crown Court’ as a temporary measure to reduce the backlog of cases | NLJ
  • The Manhattan district attorney has informed lawyers for Donald Trump that criminal charges against the Trump Organization are possible, a lawyer for Trump confirmed on Friday #US
  • City lawyers to book post-pandemic desks and dinners via 'one-stop' app | Law Gazette
  • Sarah Trainer and Cat MacQueen join Arnot Manderson Advocates - Scottish Legal News
  • Solicitor’s campaign to pardon Profumo scandal conviction | Law Gazette
  • Axiom Advocates welcomes Andrew McWhirter and David Blair - Scottish Legal News 
  • Mrs Justice Keegan is to be appointed as the first Lady Chief Justice of Northern Ireland | NLJ
  • Woman who killed stepfather after years of abuse in France found guilty - Valérie Bacot convicted of the premeditated murder of Daniel Polette after suffering over 20 years of violence #France 
  • Holyrood approves expiration of certain Covid measures - Scottish Legal News


26th June - Law News

Edition 3469: 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:
Around 2,000 people have fallen victim to 'fake Covid vaccination camps' in Mumbai, India, where police have filed seven FIRs and arrested 10 people so far, including a woman who shared the username/password of a CoWIN account to generate vaccination certificates.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for murder of George Floyd - Four members of the Floyd family, including his seven-year-old daughter Gianna, gave statements before the sentencing #US
  • UKSC: Doctor who negligently advised mother over genetic condition not liable for costs associated with child’s unrelated diagnosis - Irish Legal News 
  • An ultra-Orthodox mother navigated strict cultural norms to become one of the few Hasidic Jewish female doctors in the country #US
  • Couple who murdered Shetland woman for drug money lose appeals against conviction - Scottish Legal News
  • The government will ask the Parole Board to look again at its decision to release a double child killer who was the first murderer to be convicted using DNA evidence. Colin PitchforJun 25, 2021
  • #Greek police arrest Dutch journalist for helping Afghan asylum seeker - Ingeborg Beugel was detained for ‘facilitating the illegal stay of a foreigner’ and faces up to a year in jail
  • Men who were sexually abused as boys at a training school for Roman Catholic priests have welcomed a bishop's "momentous" apology
  • The prices of flights and hotels for new green list travel destinations have swung sharply in both directions since the guidance was changed on Thursday
  • EU court’s legitimacy ‘in the doghouse’ over Sharpston sacking | Law Gazette
  • Court of Appeal: Spousal maintenance order doubled after High Court failed to make 'proper provision' for wife - Irish Legal News 
  • Burges Salmon receives platinum Investors in People accreditation - Scottish Legal News
  • Dossier detailing Christian Porter rape allegations made public - Court publishes 31-page document first sent to Scott Morrison containing allegations the former attorney general strenuously denies #Australia
  • DWF relocates to smaller Dublin premises as remote working becomes norm - Irish Legal News
  • Government backs unique property reference numbers to speed up sales | Law Gazette
  • Policing Authority scrutinised Garda on Covid, diversity and sex crimes last year - Irish Legal News
  • Joanna Cherry QC to defend Marion Millar in limited return to the bar - Scottish Legal News
  • Blog: What does SCARP mean for landlords? - Irish Legal News
  • A step forward in the provision of education to pupils with Down’s syndrome | Law Gazette
  • NI: Mallon & Co Solicitors takes over Rafferty & Boyle - Irish Legal News
  • Call for judge-led inquiry to examine Scottish and UK governments’ Covid response - Scottish Legal News
  • Education minister to gain oversight of Tusla's education welfare functions - Irish Legal News
  • US powerhouse LegalZoom eyes $500m windfall from IPO listing | Law Gazette
  • Deliveroo riders suffer setback in court battle for right to unionise - Court of appeal endorses previous verdicts that they should be deemed self-employed 
  • Matt Hancock affair: Health secretary apologises for breaking social distancing guidelines - He said he had "let people down" after photos emerged of him with Gina Coladangelo - whom he appointed - and was "very sorry"
  • Calling all lawyers: School mock court project seeks legal tutors - Scottish Legal News
  • In-house lawyers will have to deliver more for less, survey finds - Legal Futures
  • Has the UK crowdfunding marketplace reached a crossroads? - Legal Futures
  • GCs told to cut office space and review mix of staff | Law Gazette 
  • Sir Richard Branson gains licence for commercial spaceflights
  • Four men charged over the shooting of black equal rights activist Sasha Johnson have indicated not guilty pleas during a hearing at the Old Bailey
  • Far-right Operatives infiltrated progressive groups across the West to try to manipulate politics and reshape the national electoral map. They targeted moderate Republicans, too — anyone seen as threats to hard-line conservatives #US
  • England: Undercover policing inquiry identifies first suspected miscarriages of justice - Scottish Legal News
  • UK introducing three laws that threaten human rights, says UN expert - Proposed changes to policing, surveillance and judicial review will jeopardise right to peaceful protest, says special rapporteur
  • NI: Nightingale court venue contract extended until September - Irish Legal News 
  • #Israel has reintroduced a requirement to wear masks indoors amid a rise in coronavirus cases, just days after it lifted the measure 
  • Some GB Olympic athletes still refusing to have Covid vaccine, says BOA chief 
  • Forstater v CGD Europe – are gender critical beliefs protected under the Equality Act? - Scottish Legal News
  • MPs seek MoJ answers over Rainsbrook youth jail contract extension - Committee questions why contractor was given another two years despite concerns over its performance 
  • Judge refuses plea from litigant in person for free hard copy bundle | Law Gazette
  • Brian calls in Atkinson to lead post-Civil Liability Act strategy - Legal Futures
  • A scam where fraudsters con would-be renters out of thousands of pounds by pretending to own properties has been exposed by estate agents
  • New law to reimburse cost of transvaginal mesh removal - Scottish Legal News
  • Islamic Terrorism in the West and International Migrations: The “Far” or “Near” Enemy Within? What is the Evidence | Maria do Céu Pinto Arena
  • Links between Terrorism and Migration: An Exploration | Anežka Nekovářová
  • Why #US Police Have Been Quitting in Droves in the Last Year - Is this an opportunity to get the bad apples out of the system?
  • Illegal Settlement Creates Test for #Israel's New Government - The outpost of Evyatar is illegal under Israeli law. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will anger one wing of his coalition if he evicts the settlers, and another if he lets them stay 
  • More than one million people in Sydney's central and eastern suburbs, including Bondi Beach, will be locked down after a jump in Covid cases #Australia
  • Matt Hancock, the health secretary, will not comment on reports of an extra-marital affair with a close aide. The Sun published pictures of the minister embracing Gina Coladangelo, whom he made a non-executive director of the health department 
  • Divorce firm looks to shake up field with fixed fee for whole process - Legal Futures
  • Roman Protasevich, #Belarus jet drama dissident moved to house arrest 
  • £2,104.18: tourists charged by date for rides on Brighton Palace Pier - Worldpay apologises for error affecting debit card users on 18 April at seaside attraction in England
  • Alan McNiven, Aberdeen solicitor who clinched major oil deals, dies aged 70
  • Outrage after Pakistan PM Imran Khan blames rape crisis on women - Khan accused of being a ‘rape apologist’ after saying rise in attacks is down to women wearing ‘very few clothes’ 
  • Amazon and Google investigated by UK regulator over fake reviews - CMA will decide whether consumer law was broken by not taking sufficient action to protect shoppers 
  • Solicitors fined for not spotting £3.3m fraud | Law Gazette


25th June - Law News

Edition 3468: 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:
Aboriginal elders and traditional owners in West Australia have called for a draft Cultural Heritage Bill to be withdrawn, amid concern the proposal doesn't protect sacred sites

  Focus of the Day Article:
 Sexual harassment and bullying - what can law firms do to prevent it? With a return to the office approaching, Emma Bartlett and Sophie Rothwell consider what law firms can do to avoid a potential uptick in harassment. Full story - The Global Legal Post

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Former prison officer murdered friend and disposed of body in woodland - Scottish Legal News
  • David Fennelly appointed chairperson of FLAC - Irish Legal News
  • #Saudi Operatives Who Killed Khashoggi Received Paramilitary Training in U.S.
  • Canada Goose, the maker of luxury-priced winter coats, has announced it will no longer use animal fur on its clothing
  • Four per cent increase in reports of domestic abuse - Scottish Legal News
  • Funder awaits insolvency boom after profits fall | Law Gazette 
  • Black Campus Police Officers Say They Suffered ‘Unbearable’ Racism #US
  • ICCL repeats call for Special Criminal Court to be scrapped - Irish Legal News
  • Ships in the night – UK and EU diverge on Safe Harbour - Scottish Legal News
  • An indigenous nation in #Canada says it has found 751 unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school in Saskatchewan
  • Rudy Giuliani has had his law licence suspended in New York for making "demonstrably false and misleading" claims around the 2020 #US election
  • SRA begins money laundering clampdown with three firms fined | Law Gazette
  • A&O creates solicitor route for school leavers | Law Gazette
  • Legal action over Kate Bingham’s role in UK Covid vaccine taskforce dropped - Good Law Project maintains challenge over Dido Harding and Mike Coupe appointments
  • My legal life: Eva Akins, Russell-Cooke, Partner and head of education law, London - Profile | Law Gazette
  • The FGM survivor who is saving girls from the knife Jun 24, 2021
  • Judges urged to resurrect £5bn group claim over Brazilian dam collapse | Law Gazette
  • Banksy trademarks two of his best known artworks in #Australia
  • A woman has died from cervical cancer after being wrongly excluded from Scotland's screening programme. Public Health Minister Maree Todd said a "serious adverse event" in Scotland's cervical cancer screening programme resulted in this tragedy 
  • #Spain Pardons Jailed Catalan Separatist Leaders
  • Three in four domestic abuse cases end without charge in England and Wales
  • High court ruling on puberty blockers ‘based on partisan evidence’ - Appeal judges hear NHS trust’s challenge to landmark judgment on gender reassignment for under-16s
  • Offender-Centric Policing in Cases of Rape | Phil Rumney
  • Glasgow School of Law ranked in UK top five - Scottish Legal News 
  • Signs of progress as courts support barrister's childcare responsibilities - Legal Futures
  • The UK public should be urged by the government to protect the climate by eating less meat and dairy produce, advisers say. Cattle are a major source of planet-heating gases, but ministers fear a backlash if they ask people to cut down on steak
  • As a direct result of the Brexit trade deal, EE to reintroduce Europe roaming charges in January
  • Judge right to break up vulnerable claimant's evidence, appeal rules | Law Gazette
  • Smaller rural law firms encouraged to apply to traineeship grant scheme - Irish Legal News
  • ‘Reinvigorating the office’: City starts to phase out home working | Law Gazette
  • SRA fines six firms for failing to provide AML compliance declaration - Legal Futures
  • Solicitors fined for failing to prevent £3.3m property fraud - Legal Futures
  • Supporters Rally as Hong Kong pro-democracy Newspaper Prints Final Edition repressed by #China
  • Fayçal Ziraoui caused an online uproar after saying he had cracked unsolved ciphers attributed to the Zodiac killer in California and identified him, potentially ending a 50-year-old quest
  • #US Supreme Court Rules for Student in First Amendment Case 
  • NHS nurse sacked over weekend working wins landmark ruling - Woman fired by North Cumbria NHS trust wins appeal in ruling hailed as victory for women’s workplace rights
  • Cathay Pacific crew told to get vaccine or risk losing job
  • The government is to impose a pre-9pm ban on TV adverts for food high in high in sugar, salt and fat. There will also be new rules on online promotion, but firms selling junk food will still be able to run websites
  • A major review of Ireland’s equality legislation will begin within days, Equality Minister Roderic O’Gorman has announced - Irish Legal News
  • Legal experts define crime of ‘ecocide’ - Scottish Legal News
  • EU citizens urged to apply for settled status ahead of deadline - Scottish Legal News
  • High Court: Application to amend a case stated from the Tax Appeal Commissioner rejected - Irish Legal News
  • A step forward in the provision of education to pupils with Down’s syndrome | Law Gazette
  • Dean of Faculty warns against ‘kneejerk reactions’ to abolishing ‘not proven’ - Scottish Legal News
  • More than 90 countries are using Covid shots from #China. Experts say recent infections in those places should serve as a cautionary tale in the global effort to fight the disease
  • Lawyer in the news: Peter Daly, Doyle Clayton - Profile | Law Gazette 
  • Limited partner in investment fund succeeds in action demanding true accounting of entitlements due to him - Scottish Legal News
  • ICCA congress postponed until September 2022 - Scottish Legal News 
  • NI: Tughans announces 16 promotions and appointments - Irish Legal News
  • Ecocide defined as 'fifth international crime' | Law Gazette