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 
  • Buckland fears lord chancellor role will become 'decorative and ornamental' | Law Gazette
  • JP Campbell to join Ledingham Chalmers - Scottish Legal News
  • Ex-Brewdog staff allege culture of fear at brewer 
  • 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
  • SLAB: Lawyers ‘positive’ about interim fee arrangements - Scottish Legal News
  • Auckland Barrister Michael Robinson appointed Judge of the High Court #NewZealand
  • FSB agents who tracked Navalny before poisoning also tailed author – Bellingcat #Russia
  • Most claimants in new whiplash portal have representation - Legal Futures
  • The future of the law firm office | Law Gazette
  • The relationship between Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith and one of his female solicitors has been questioned in the Federal Court #Australia
  • Law Society predicts 'savage reduction' in legal jobs as AI takes over | Law Gazette
  • Bitcoin Is Actually Traceable, Pipeline Investigation Shows
  • SRA eyes pilot to promote greater unbundling of legal services - Legal Futures
  • Andrew Laming threatens to sue site owned by The Chaser and two others over incorrect ‘upskirting’ claims #Australia
  • Swedish start-up brings one-stop business law advice shop to UK - Legal Futures
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ask A Woman: Barrister Alex Wilson discusses racism in the court room and why cancel culture can be harmful
  • Legislative plans to introduce statutory sick pay in Ireland are reportedly being considered by ministers - Irish Legal News
  • CNN Lawyers Gagged in Fight With Justice Dept. Over Reporter's Emails #US
  • Ireland: New legal partnerships spark concern over future of independent referral bar - Scottish Legal News
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Plotting to Bomb Amazon Data Center #US 
  • HMCTS urged to fix digital divorce issues during reform wait | Law Gazette
  • 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 
  • EU takes legal action against #Germany after tussle between courts 
  • 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 
  • #Germany Makes Rapid Virus Tests a Key to Everyday Freedoms 
  • Documents privileged despite 'element of deception' | Law Gazette 
  • Where should I put my money? This seems like a simple question, but it is faced by every investor and saver - Scottish Legal News
  • 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 
  • Helena Sheizon: EU Settlement Scheme – last chance to get your tickets on board - Irish Legal News 
  • SDT hears City partner grilled over ‘untrue’ billing figures | Law Gazette 
  • Thousands Mourn Muslim Family Killed in #Canada Vehicle Attack
  • We’re Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic, and We’re Braced for the Worst #US
  • 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 
  • Sexual harassment has become "normalised" among school-age children, a report by the watchdog Ofsted warns
  • NI: Ministers hope seventh renewal of non-jury trial provisions will be the last - Irish Legal News
  • Jacinda Ardern warns of ‘consequences’ after three Melburnians caught trying to enter #NewZealand
  • UK: Workers' rights watchdog to be established - Irish Legal News
  • SRA appoints head of Welsh affairs | Law Gazette
  • NI: Criminal compensation applications urged a year on from lifting of same household rule - Irish Legal News 
  • #Russian court outlaws Alexei Navalny’s organisation
  • Craig Murray to seek permission to appeal from Supreme Court - Scottish Legal News
  • Deals roundup - Irish Legal News