3rd June - Law News

Edition 3446: 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 artwork will soon be used throughout the Canberra Hospital and other public health facilities in the ACT, in an effort to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples feel more comfortable while receiving treatment. The artwork, designed by Yuin artist Natalie Bateman, includes flowers that hold a special meaning for Indigenous peoples.

 Focus of the Day Article:
Legal services regulators are good at collecting diversity data - but do not know what to do with it, a new study has found. The Bridge Group, commissioned by the Legal Services Board to review efforts to promote diversity and inclusion, found evidence of only ‘modest activity’ among frontline regulators and a ‘weak’ evidence base for what was effective. Full story - The Law Society Gazette
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Buckingham Palace banned ethnic minorities from office roles, papers reveal
  • A 14-year-old boy who was chased and stabbed to death in Birmingham was racially abused before the attack, police believe. Dea-John Reid and his friends were subjected to racist language before being pursued in Kingstanding on Monday evening
  • Partner promotions at Digby Brown - Scottish Legal News
  • The government is facing a surprise rebellion next week that could force it to reverse its cuts to the foreign aid budget. Rebel Conservative MPs say they have enough support to defeat the government and see aid spending increase in 2022
  • Expert witness appears remotely at High Court trial - Scottish Legal News
  • DWF scales back Scottish office space | Law Gazette
  • #India dispatches: navigating India's 'VIP culture' in the courts amidst the COVID-19 second wave | JURIST
  • Bar demands 'urgent re-funding' of youth justice | Law Gazette
  • A Special Tribunal rules that the R10-million tender awarded by the Eastern Cape Health Department to Fabkom Pty Ltd for the delivery of 100 scooter ambulances has been declared unlawful and invalid #SouthAfrica
  • Recipient of payments under self-directed care provisions fails to challenge alteration to support provisions - Scottish Legal News
  • Housing assistance payment to be excluded from civil legal aid calculations - Irish Legal News
  • Listed pioneer to issue 10m new shares | Law Gazette
  • Study into Queensland's Mental Health Review Tribunal raises concerns about oversight of patients #Australia
  • Pension scandal: 'I've lost 14 years of payments' - But a law change in 2008 means she will only be able to recoup one year's worth of the money owed
  • A police officer charged with murder claims his "fear was through the roof" when he Tasered an ex-footballer. PC Benjamin Monk, 43, is on trial at Birmingham Crown Court charged with the murder of Dalian Atkinson in 2016
  • Has the shift to remote working increased cybersecurity threats? - Legal Futures
  • Shell’s historic loss in The Hague is a turning point in the fight against big oil
  • Charity outlines worries about LiPs navigating new claims portal - Legal Futures
  • A career in IP - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Pandemic has “undermined cohesiveness” of firms, lawyers say - Legal Futures
  • #SriLanka, Facing ‘Worst’ Marine Disaster, Investigates Cargo Ship Fire 
  • Saxon Mullins on the fight for affirmative consent laws #Australia
  • Disputing Racism’s Reach, Republicans Rattle American Schools #US 
  • Whiplash: What they said, what they mean and where we go from here - Legal Futures
  • String of promotions at Stronachs - Scottish Legal News
  • Court of Appeal: Petitioners in unsuccessful examinership application ordered to pay half of opposing creditor's costs - Irish Legal News
  • Black solicitors occupying senior roles is "key to success" - Legal Futures
  • Court order forger jailed for six years | Law Gazette 
  • Imran Khan promised us press freedom in #Pakistan. Now journalists are under attack
  • Tory-run Darlington’s £20,000 rebranding has Labour in a blue funk - redesign would see the town hall signage, crest and even bins change to match Conservative colours
  • Mr Justice Donal O'Donnell to be next Chief Justice - Irish Legal News 
  • Tribunal rejects solicitor's plea to end indefinite suspension - Legal Futures
  • Blog: ‘You can’t say that about me’ – an overview of the new defamation law in Scotland - Scottish Legal News
  • Charity outlines worries about LiPs navigating new claims portal - Legal Futures
  • A #Singaporean man has pleaded guilty to sending death threats to Premier League footballer Neal Maupay. Derek Ng De Ren, 19, sent the messages after Maupay's team Brighton & Hove Albion beat Arsenal last June
  • Reports against barristers have doubled, says regulator | Law Gazette
  • Call for an investigation into two donations allegedly made to the Conservative Party from companies which had ceased to exist
  • Peter Tatchell’s life on film: ‘So far I’ve been violently assaulted 300 times’
  • A teenager has been stabbed after a fight broke out in London's Hyde Park. A video posted on social media shows the 17-year-old being chased by a group of males armed with what appears to be large knives 
  • 'No more easy paydays': Whiplash reforms officially come into force | Law Gazette
  • The world's largest meat processing company has been targeted by a sophisticated cyber-attack. Computer networks at JBS were hacked, temporarily shutting down some operations in Australia, Canada and the US, with thousands of workers affected
  • Diversity and inclusion on the agenda for Scotland’s in-house lawyers - Scottish Legal News
  • ‘Right balance’: City staff to attend office two or three days a week | Law Gazette
  • The Trusts (Scotland) Bill: The blueprint for a state-of-the-art system in Scotland - Scottish Legal News 
  • Diversity progress stalled by regulators’ weak use of data | Law Gazette 
  • The new whiplash portal: Is it ready and will it work? | Law Gazette
  • Academics call for 'right to disconnect' to be enshrined in legislation - Irish Legal News
  • Orthodoxy on trial: the pathogenesis of a diagnosis - Scottish Legal News
  • Lisa Connaughton joins Pinsent Masons as head of company secretarial operations - Irish Legal News
  • Calling time on old-fashioned presenteeism | Law Gazette
  • New treatment standards for drug users - Scottish Legal News 
  • Key questions remain over new claims portal | Law Gazette
  • Best of the blogs - 29 May 2021 | Law Gazette
  • Disaster patriarchy: how the pandemic has unleashed a war on women