1st June - Law News

Edition 3444: 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 former head of the CIA has told the BBC that there's an urgent need for tighter controls of biological laboratories around the world, to prevent another pandemic, similar to Covid-19..General David Petraeus, says world leaders need to address the issue, at next month's G7 summit in Cornwall.

 Focus of the Day Article:
The Weekly Round-up: Criminal justice scandals and ‘prison-like’ hotels for victims of modern slavery Full story - UK Human Rights Blog
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Aspiring solicitor slams firm's 'absolutely ridiculous' 30 second online job test - Legal Cheek https://t.co/0tFdHYnjTG 
  • Lawyer's assistant robbed of car for not defending jailed gangster Rajiv Raja #India https://t.co/Ncr7Lnvy2p 
  • Lawyers for alleged Capitol rioters to blame election misinformation, conspiracy theories #US https://t.co/JohSnLr1jZ
  • Take a Covid-19 test before coming into the office, Skadden tells unvaccinated London lawyers - Legal Cheek https://t.co/TsRaqHpoAc
  • How mentors and mentoring for young lawyers have changed post-COVID | Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/DI56PqqGMw
  • "Saw news report of dead body being thrown into river; don't know if sedition case has been filed against news channel yet:" #India Supreme Court | Bar & Bench https://t.co/2GvdMKtbZe 
  • 26 Met Police Officers and Staff Arrested for Sexual Offences in Recent Years https://t.co/tFUsaLYX2t 
  • Slaughter and May to allow trainees to work remotely one day a week - Legal Cheek https://t.co/Th9uE9Yh5z 
  • How are eviction rules for renters and landlords changing? https://t.co/JzLoDK6PqT
  • "Cookie banner terror": Noyb, headed by well-known Austrian privacy advocate Max Schrems, is targeting companies which it says deliberately make it hard to opt-out of tracking cookies https://t.co/988F8SXQmf 
  • Leveraging a law degree for more than just a legal career | Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/7LB3GS2oBM
  • Law students step up to fill legal gap for stateless people in #Australia | Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/NhmOBC122E 
  • Nahla al-Othman lived in a tent camp for displaced #Syrians where her father often chained her to stop her from wandering. She was malnourished and choked to death while eating too quickly https://t.co/PJGZ5Kt5QL 
  • Biden Aims to Rebuild and Expand Legal Immigration to the #US https://t.co/aX1LpEJPnQ 
  • The legal industry is lagging behind in the age of digitalisation, according to a teaching fellow with three decades of leadership development experience | Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/qcmilXq5iF 
  • Pinsent Masons repays government furlough money - Legal Cheek https://t.co/eUOvdtNU8f
  • [Free Press] "Section 124A on sedition needs interpretation:" Supreme Court protects Andhra news channels TV5 and ABN from coercive action | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/aELuupO57t 
  • St. Anthony: How a lawyer built a business helping seniors take their dream trips https://t.co/eS1W343QRm
  • There are signs the UK is in the early stages of a third wave of coronavirus infections, Prof Ravi Gupta, from the University of Cambridge, said although new cases were "relatively low" the Indian variant had fuelled "exponential growth" https://t.co/tXHT4yy8oc
  • An armed ex-soldier on the run in south-western #France has been shot by police after a 24-hour manhunt. The man, named by police as 29-year-old Terry Dupin, had fled to a forest after shooting at officers on Saturday, sparking a massive search https://t.co/jrWlGqQ1aF 
  • #Denmark's secret service helped the US spy on European politicians including German Chancellor Angela Merkel from 2012 to 2014, Danish media report https://t.co/bkSdL4MD8c 
  • From Kafka’s The Trial to insightful accounts from barristers on their time in the courts, here are some outstanding titles to explain the legal system https://t.co/VYmZhD993q
  • The need for an international right to obscurity - Legal Cheek https://t.co/Ax0dfpEWqO 
  • Six Post Office bosses 'could face charges' over handling of IT scandal, lawyer says https://t.co/Y9526sUC93
  • Calling girls "sweetie" or boys "mate" in primary school perpetuates gender stereotypes, campaigners say. In a letter to the education secretary in England, various groups are calling on the government to address the language and ideas used in schools https://t.co/eZeZMEMS5b 
  • War hero who captured 60 German soldiers honoured on 100th birthday - Eric Goldrein, who later became a successful solicitor and leading member of Liverpool's legal community, was recognised by the Hale Village community https://t.co/WekXdW4Ell
  • Hong Kong is offering top bankers exemptions from strict virus quarantine measures, said the Securities and Futures Commission. Senior executives who are fully vaccinated can apply to be exempted from a mandatory 21-day quarantine https://t.co/GmtdGVPIDS 
  • Norton Rose Fulbright launches new apprenticeship scheme in Newcastle for school leavers - The law firm wants six school leavers to join its office in the North East https://t.co/UdzmUycHnx 
  • Hundreds more Afghans and their families to be allowed to settle in UK https://t.co/8nx8WJKLeR
  • #India Supreme Court hears suo motu case concerning COVID-19 | Bar & Bench https://t.co/Y0UJyj64Mm
  • The tricks for breaking into in-house years before graduation | Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/VVwPc0riRv
  • UK women forced to wear face masks during labour, charity finds https://t.co/O8WLqHDD21 
  • #China has announced that it will allow couples to have up to three children, after census data showed a steep decline in birth rates https://t.co/Tm2NulYPqX