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 
  • Burness Paull’s Callum Sinclair appointed to Scottish government’s AI leadership group - Scottish Legal News 
  • 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"
  • ECHR appeal to Supreme Court sought in Craig Murray case - Scottish Legal News 
  • Should regulation toughen us up or protect the client? | Law Gazette 
  • Orthodoxy on trial III: Did flawed science beget flawed law? - Scottish Legal News
  • A woman who was arrested in connection with the disappearance and death of Sarah Everard faces no further action, the Met Police has said 
  • 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
  • Solicitor jailed for stealing £200,000 from disabled client | Law Gazette 
  • End all legal barriers to abortion, say leading European politicians
  • New EU rules require online platforms to remove 'terrorist content' within an hour - Irish Legal News
  • BA and Ryanair investigated for refusing refunds
  • Dickson Minto appoints new partners and finance director - Scottish Legal News
  • Resigning is not enough - Legal Futures
  • 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 
  • Five extra High Court judges 'one of the largest increases in recent memory' - Irish Legal News 
  • No-fault divorce won’t come into force in 2021, government concedes | Law Gazette
  • It’s Hard to Sue Gun Makers. New York Moves to Change That #US 
  • 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
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • Bill to give children born in Ireland citizenship sooner moves forward - Irish Legal News
  • For Asian Americans Wary of Attacks, Reopening Is Not an Option
  • Workers’ rights watchdog to be established - Scottish Legal News
  • Lawyer of the Month: Nicola Rylatt - Scottish Legal News
  • Sheriff finds that man who took fatal overdose in Perth prison did not die as a result of an accident - Scottish Legal News J
  • Lugano discussions grind to a halt | Law Gazette
  • Black lawyers call on profession to be "example of anti-racism" - Legal Futures 
  • New legal partnerships spark concern over future of independent referral Bar - Irish Legal News
  • 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 
  • NI: Defamation laws could be brought in line with England by next year - Irish Legal News 
  • Lawyers fed performance-enhancing drugs in Law Society dystopia - Legal Futures
  • Ex-client used fake threat to sue solicitor to obtain information - Legal Futures
  • UK government loses legal battle over transparency of ‘Orwellian’ unit 
  • Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber has said he is determined to open his theatres on 21 June, even if he risks being arrested
  • 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
  • Mining company in SFO case accused of 'vexatious litigation' | Law Gazette
  • William Cain obituary: a reforming Manx lawyer and wildlife campaigner. 
  • Barrister suspended over Meghan Markle baby tweet | Law Gazette
  • High Court: SFPA acted unlawfully by withholding approval of fish-weighing system based on EU concerns - Irish Legal News
  • Quartet of promotions at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP - Scottish Legal News
  • NI: New proceeds of crime codes of practice to come into effect - Irish Legal News
  • Stamp duty guidance for conveyancers to manage client expectations | Law Gazette
  • Austin Lafferty elected dean of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow - Scottish Legal News 
  • Child care case reports show children suffering serious mental health issues - Irish Legal News
  • Legal storm clouds gather over Donald Trump’s future #US 
  • NHS trusts hiring non-nurses for nursing roles, union warns - Royal College of Nursing says recruiting people without right qualifications puts patients at risk
  • European Commission publishes final version of New Standard Contractual Clauses - Scottish Legal News 
  • Halogen lightbulb sales to be banned in UK under climate change plans