5th June - Law News

Edition 3448: 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: The India Supreme Court on Thursday cancelled a sedition case against journalist Vinod Dua and said a 1962 order protects every journalist from such charges. Mukul Rohatgi, former Attorney General and Senior Advocate, Supreme Court, said: "This law must be repealed; it is a relic of British imperialism. In the last more than 40 years of my practice I have not seen frequent invocation of the law except in the last 5 or 7 years; it shows very disturbing trends. Overzealous police authorities are invoking these sections only to please their political masters".

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Scottish Solicitors Bar Association to host ‘trauma awareness’ CPD event - Scottish Legal News
  • #Nigeria to suspend Twitter 'indefinitely' 
  • ECJ rejects 'Hungarian case against MEPs’ vote to pursue sanctions
  • High Court: Injunction granted restraining the infringement of trademarks relating to State-owned airline company - Irish Legal News 
  • Orthodoxy on trial II: Dominance by induction - Scottish Legal News 
  • Lawyers move closer to standard NDA | Law Gazette
  • Facebook Inc has suspended former #US President Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts for only two years
  • Report due on trading entities splitting operations and transactional avoidance - Irish Legal News
  • Two shortlisted for In-house Rising Star Award 2021 - Scottish Legal News
  • #India's Karnataka state says it plans to send a legal notice to Google after it showed the state's official language as the "ugliest language in India" 
  • Brittany Higgins, who was allegedly raped in the #Australian parliament, is in hospital amid 'pressure'
  • ‘Judicial’ Hillsborough inquiry questionnaires cast doubt on trial ruling n
  • Following mediation, former umpires John Holder and Ismail Dawood have withdrawn their employment claim against the England and Wales Cricket Board
  • Covid in Scotland: Number of new cases highest since February - A total of 992 people tested positive for the virus on Thursday, the highest daily figure since 17 February
  • Drug dealers caught with cocaine with a street value of £500,000 after undertaking a police patrol car as they sped along a motorway hard shoulder. The two dealers used the hard shoulder to avoid queuing on the M6 near junction seven in the West Midlands
  • Employment Taxes - an ETN & CIOT Webinar - Scottish Legal News 
  • South Yorkshire and West Midlands police agree payouts for Hillsborough ‘cover-up’ - More than 600 people are to be compensated for false campaign that tried to blame victims for disaster
  • Judge Permits Information From C.I.A. Torture in Terror Case #US
  • Leading firm is latest to target business energy mis-selling claims - Legal Futures
  • #Spain: Sex workers have right to unionise - Scottish Legal News 
  • Shoosmiths spins debt practice into joint venture ABS - Legal Futures 
  • UK approves Pfizer jab for 12 to 15-year-olds
  • NI: Black Lives Matter protesters will not be prosecuted - Irish Legal News
  • International innovation to inform ongoing competence reform - Legal Futures
  • Test cases to be found to solve hybrid claims damages puzzle | Law Gazette
  • Lawyer calls on employers to introduce menopause policies - Scottish Legal News 
  • Arizona's Reported 'Zyklon B' Plan for Executions Provokes Anger - the same gas had been used by Nazis to choke dissidents and the Jewish people in gas chambers #US 
  • A #US Law Student Mocked the Federalist Society. It Jeopardized His Graduation - The Stanford student sent a satirical flier that drew a complaint from the conservative group. The university then placed a hold on his diploma
  • #US Government Report Finds No Evidence U.F.O.s Were Alien Spacecraft
  • Care order applications are usually made when social workers decide a mother is unable to look after her child on her own. Former head of the Family Court, Sir James Munby, said the report's findings revealed a "deeply troubling postcode lottery"
  • Pro-democracy activist Chow Hang Tung has been arrested by #HongKong police on the 32nd anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. She is vice chairwoman of the Hong Kong Alliance which organises annual vigils 
  • Family of #Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich says he was coercedinto making a confession on TV of organising anti-government protests. Mr Protasevich, 26, was arrested in Minsk last month after his flight to Lithuania was diverted
  • #Portugal has questioned the UK's decision to remove it from the travel green list from next Tuesday
  • Crossing Borders conference proceedings, Lesvos, 7-10 July 2016 | Filio Kiprizoglou and Dimitris Koros
  • Latest quarterly crime figures show Sheriff and jury trials back to pre-Covid level - Scottish Legal News
  • Tribunal judges annoyed by technology faults in remote hearings | Law Gazette 
  • Scandal-hit barrister avoids further suspension | Law Gazette
  • Legal challenge to Scottish government’s beaver killing policy begins - Scottish Legal News
  • Frankie Morris: Police searching for missing teen find body
  • Buckingham Palace’s lack of ethnic minorities has long been obvious – even to devotees
  • Indian citizen serving prison sentence in Scotland fails in challenge of parole decision - Scottish Legal News
  • Why #Israeli progressives have started to talk about ‘apartheid’
  • Maggi Hambling: Artist behind Mary Wollstonecraft nude state surprised by backlash