4th June - Law News

Edition 3447: 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: On the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, artist Bayeté Ross Smith uses archival photos to create immersive 360 scenes of these events. He finds that the underlying political and economic injustices were not only never addressed, but repeated time and again over the past century. This story was suppressed from history books and the white perpetrators were never held accountable. And it wasn't just Tulsa. Dozens of other racial terrorism events from 1917 to 1921 have also gone untold, even within the victims' families. 

 Focus of the Day Article:
An initiative to create a standard non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for use when beginning negotiations over corporate transactions has completed its first phase, with the publication of a ‘baseline document’. More than 850 individuals and businesses have committed to using the document and the oneNDA initiative will move on to agree House Rules, due to be finalised by the first week of July. Full story - Legal Futures
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • A 15-year-old boy was blasted in the face by a double-barrelled shotgun from a distance of less than 1.5m (4.9ft) as he walked to school, a court heard. He was wounded in Kesgrave, Suffolk, on 7 September
  • NI: Barrister-led GDPR consultancy to invest £760,000 in Belfast - Irish Legal News
  • Portugal will be removed from the UK's green travel list from Tuesday, amid rising coronavirus cases and concern over a "Nepal mutation of the so-called Indian variant"
  • Up to 30 people will be able to meet outdoors and extended households can expand to include a third from Monday, the Welsh government has said
  • High Court: Discovery ordered in personal injuries case despite defendant claiming privilege against self-incrimination - Irish Legal News
  • Trio of directors appointed at Anderson Strathern - Scottish Legal News 
  • 'Important benefits': Law Society welcomes trans-Pacific trade pact | Law Gazette
  • Ronan Daly Jermyn launches scholarships to promote ethnic diversity in the law - Irish Legal News
  • #Frenchwoman gives up legal fight for return of Nazi-looted Pissarro - Léone-Noëlle Meyer, 81, drops legal action against University of Oklahoma after being threatened with fines
  • New act of sederunt to supports QOCS regime - Scottish Legal News
  • As Nashville Bomber Plotted, Police Investigation Into Warning Sat Dormant #US
  • Claimants awarded £2,000 damages - and ordered to pay £500,000 interim costs | Law Gazette
  • Barrister Ali Zafar elected Chairperson of Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice #Pakistan
  • Laws underpinning Special Criminal Court to be renewed ahead of review - Irish Legal News
  • Gilson Gray makes senior promotions - Scottish Legal News
  • Fitness instructor awarded £5,000+ after taking her employer to a tribunal over equal pay. Maxine Pridsam represented herself during the week-long employment tribunal, after she found out male instructors were being paid more than female ones
  • Court of Appeal warns against hasty email court orders | Law Gazette 
  • Father swears in daughter as barrister - Retired lawyer Winston Forrest swears in his daughter Jennifer as a barrister and solicitor in the High Court at Invercargill #NewZEaland
  • When the Gunman’s Motive Remains a Mystery: Does It Matter? #US
  • OUTLaw Network announces virtual events for Pride Month 2021 - Irish Legal News have won a legal argument in their fight for equal pay. The European Court of Justice has ruled that an EU law could be relied on in making equal pay claims against their employer
  • The Home Office's decision to house cross-channel migrants in a "squalid" barracks in Folkestone was unlawful, the High Court rules. 6 asylum seekers brought the case, claiming Napier Barracks was "unsafe" and dormitory use caused a Covid-19 outbreak
  • UK rights watchdog endorses compulsory Covid jabs for care home staff - EHRC says ministers right to make protecting life a priority despite ‘departure’ from health policy
  • Eight ways to transform your law firm with workflows - Legal Futures 
  • Demand for restructuring support sees Burness Paull recruit Allana Sweeney - Scottish Legal News
  • Officers accused of sexual abuse must face investigation, says police chief /officers-accused-of-sexual-abuse-must-face-investigation-says-police-chie
  • Lawyers agree 'baseline document' for standardised NDA - Legal Futures
  • New RTA portal rings scam alarm bells | Law Gazette
  • The editor of one of #Uganda's biggest newspapers, Tabu Butagira has been summoned for questioning by police after reporting findings from a BBC investigation into last year's police killings in Kampala
  • Tribunal rejects sanctioned solicitor’s plea to end career ‘with dignity’ | Law Gazette
  • Tribunal refuses to restore sanctioned solicitor's "pride" - Legal Futures 
  • Ronan Daly Jermyn head appointed non-executive director of Johnson & Perrott - Irish Legal News
  • NHS blunder sees wrong woman given invasive procedure - The error was one of 472 serious healthcare incidents reported in England between 2019 and 2020
  • Food vouchers extended after JR challenge | Law Gazette
  • LPC applicants refuse en masse to disclose ethnicity - Legal Futures
  • Self-harm in over-65s ‘needs post-pandemic focus’
  • Oregon Places 15 Counties Under Its Strictest Lockdown Restrictions #US
  • Links between Terrorism and Migration: An Exploration | Anežka Nekovářová 
  • Law Society of Scotland named one of UK’s Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces - Scottish Legal News
  • Plans to restrict judicial review weaken the rule of law, MPs warn |
  • Should our law firms still represent the Belarus government? | Law Gazette
  • #Flemish commercial lawyer Morgan Moller was surprised to find an asparagus recipe buried amongst medical product pricing laws
  • Recommended trainee pay frozen for second year in a row - Scottish Legal News
  • NI: Parental bereavement leave and pay bill introduced in Stormont - Irish Legal News
  • Litigation funder amasses £585 million warchest | Law Gazette
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta used the Madaraka Day celebrations to blast the Judiciary over what he termed as irresponsible rulings that negate the people’s will#Kenya
  • Arthur Cox promotes seven to of counsel - Irish Legal News 
  • Lesley Larg becomes first female managing partner of Thorntons - Scottish Legal News
  • CEO of Make-A-Wish chapter admits embezzling from charity for sick children - Jennifer Woodley pleads guilty to taking nearly $41,000 using foundation credit card and unapproved bonuses and salary increases #US 
  • #Egyptian president issues decrees reforming judicial work system
  • Working from home: Call to ban out-of-hours emails from bosses
  • Kids Company disqualification proceedings cost at least £8m in legal fees
  • England: LGBT+ charities launch appeal against regulator decision on 'anti-trans' group - Irish Legal News
  • Civil Rights Groups Reject anti-Trans Policies, Call for Full Inclusion of Transgender Students #US
  • #Ethiopia’s human rights chief as war rages in Tigray: ‘we get accused by all ethnic groups’
  • Chasing debtors - the solicitors letter of demand #Australia 
  • Miss Emma Thompson v Vale of Glamorgan Council: UKEAT/0065/20/RN
  • UN tribunal for #Lebanon may close after July due to financial crisis