2nd June - Law News

Edition 3445: 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: Former White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter spoke to CNN's Ana Cabrera about former President Trump's one-time national security adviser Michael Flynn appearing to endorse a Myanmar-style coup in the United States

 Focus of the Day Article:
Age discrimination complaints to employment tribunals in Great Britain have increased in volume by nearly three-quarters in the last year, according to new analysis. Ministry of Justice figures show there were 3,668 age discrimination complaints lodged in Great Britain in 2020, up by 74 per cent from from 2,112 in 2019. Full story - Scottish Legal News
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Geradin Partners hires former Competition and Markets Authority director to lead new UK office - The Global Legal Post
  • #China's decision to allow couples to have up to three children continued to dominate discussion online as people debated if it had come too late
  • Scotland is at the beginning of a third wave of Covid, according to the country's national clinical director. Prof Jason Leitch said more cases were inevitable as society gradually opens up after lockdown
  • Glasgow lockdown restrictions are 'unfair and unlawful', claims former MSP and legal academic
  • Study reveals worrying biases of forensics experts - Scottish Legal News
  • Rafi Mottahedeh: 'Part of the joy for me is explaining byzantine tax laws in a way that makes sense to our business teams' - The Global Legal Post
  • Age discrimination claims up 74 per cent in past year - Scottish Legal News 
  • TotalEnergies hindered by legal framework on more #Myanmar action 
  • Amigo, which lends money to those with a poor credit history, has said it faces insolvency without a new plan to cap payouts for mis-sold loans
  • Clifford Chance pulls out of Seoul after strategic review - The Global Legal Post
  • Sarah Everard died from compression of the neck. PC Wayne Couzens, 48, has been charged with Ms Everard's murder and kidnap
  • Sheriff Appeal Court allows appeal of residence order after three sheriffs fail to obtain 11-year-old’s views - Scottish Legal News
  • Slater & Gordon launches "revolutionary" digital legal services offering - Legal Futures
  • Drivers will not be charged for entering Birmingham's new Clean Air Zone for the first two weeks, the city council has announced
  • Sicilian Mafia boss Giovanni Brusca, whose grisly crimes include having a child's body dissolved in acid, has been released from prison #Italy
  • Whitehead Presbyterian Minister to leave over same-sex couples rule 
  • Intellectual Property Office Launches Call For Views In Relation To The Implementation Of The Beijing Treaty On Audiovisual Performances
  • Scotland's lockdown easing paused for millions as rules are relaxed in Glasgow 
  • Terrorists are apparently hiding where they can’t be moderated: The rise of the DWeb – the decentralised web – will make it harder to stop terrorists online 
  • ‘For My People’: A Transgender Woman Pursues an Olympic Dream #US
  • "An end to greedy opportunism" - whiplash reforms finally go live - Legal Futures
  • As Harvard Case Looms at Supreme Court, Study Tests Value of Diversity #US
  • UK faces legal challenge to detail policy on lethal drone strikes 
  • Digital forensics experts prone to bias, study shows
  • UK PM Boris Johnson baptised Catholic and cannot defect from Church, says canon law 
  • Retired FBI Agent Is Accused of Swindling Woman Out of $800,000 #US 
  • Ban for law firm consultant jailed after secret mobile calls to prisoner - Legal Futures 
  • Norton Rose Fulbright launches solicitor apprenticeship scheme in London - Legal Cheek
  • Two deaths in English prisons make me wonder how civilised we are in 2021 
  • A dedicated terminal for passengers arriving in the UK from countries with a high risk of Covid has opened at Heathrow Airport. Travellers arriving on direct flights from red list nations will now transit through Terminal Three
  • Ashurst hires former HFW Perth managing partner to bolster Australian disputes team - The Global Legal Post
  • How a Police Chief in Wyoming’s Ranchlands Lost Her War on Drugs #US
  • After Dramatic Walkout, a New Fight Looms Over Voting Rights in Texas #US
  • Barrister who practised while suspended over drugs avoids disbarment - Legal Futures
  • Upfront property information one way to improve conveyancing process
  • Kim Kardashian reveals she did not pass first year law exam - Legal Cheek
  • Insults caught on secret tape recordings: ‘The DUP should all be hospitalised’, says council solicitor
  • Caravan owners face eviction from their homes after following lockdown restrictions 
  • UK vaccine passport plans to be scrapped 
  • Police are hunting up to seven people after a 14-year-old boy was stabbed to death in north Birmingham. West Midlands Police said they understand the teenager was attacked in College Road, Kingstanding 
  • Supreme Court launches paid internship for underrepresented aspiring barristers - Legal Cheek
  • Britons face one-month deadline to retain rights in four EU countries
  • The majority of Prevent investigations due to concerns about far-right activity, figures reveal - at least 16 members of UK military referred to anti-extremism scheme