7th June - Law News

Edition 3450: 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: Protesters marched from Black Lives Matter Plaza to Gallery Place in Washington DC, demanding that the Metropolitan Police Department be defunded and resources be diverted to community programs instead.

 Focus of the Day Article:
In its judgment of 25 May 2021 the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights found that certain aspects of the UK’s regime governing bulk interception of communications were contrary to Articles 8 and 10 of the Convention. The case concerned three different interception regimes: bulk interception of communications; the receipt of intercepted material from foreign governments and intelligence agencies; and the obtaining of communications data from communication service providers (“CSPs”). The three applications were introduced by individuals, journalists and human rights organisations following Edward Snowden’s revelations about surveillance programmes operated by the intelligence services of the USA and the UK.  Full story - UK Human Rights Blog

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Explainer: How a lawyer can be disbarred #US
  • German Courts: more questioning of the legality of Coronavirus restrictions - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Lawyers need to be better public speakers - Lawyers Weekly
  • A mother plans to launch her own legal action if the decision not to prosecute the boy reportedly involved in her son's death is not reversed. Christopher Kapessa was reportedly pushed into the River Cynon
  • Latest Law Pod UK episode: Bill Browder on the Magnitsky Act - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Child migrants arriving at Dover may be turned away by Kent County Council (KCC) within days as its services are overwhelmed, the authority has said. KCC has taken its first steps in legal action against Home Secretary Priti Patel
  • Millions struggle to pay broadband bills in UK
  • For every legal testing instruction received, AlphaBiolabs will donate £5 to charity | NLJ
  • Overcoming aggression (from opposing counsel and their clients) - Lawyers Weekly
  • How the World Learns About Bosses Behaving Badly
  • US firm Paul Hastings tells London lawyers work from the office ‘by default’ - Legal Cheek 
  • Barclay family calls truce to end Ritz espionage case in high court - Sir Frederick Barclay settles case against nephews over alleged secret bugging of hotel’s conservatory
  • Withdrawal of life sustaining treatment v profound religious beliefs in sanctity of life - UK Human Rights Blog
  • The majority of LGBT+ lawyers feel able to be themselves in the workplace, either always (53%) or sometimes (41%), according to Law Society research due to be released in July | NLJ
  • A federal judge overturned California’s assault weapons ban. State officials vowed to win on appeal, but gun advocates are emboldened by a shifting Supreme Court#US
  • Justice DY Chandrachud requests MP High Court CJ to take corrective measures to address quality concerns on video conference platform | Bar & Bench #India 
  • Supermarkets including Aldi Asda, Waitrose and Tesco are warnings customers over possible health risks from items they have bought in stores. Salmonella poisoning, pieces of glass, food allergies and Hepatitis A are just some of the reasons 
  • Uncertainty is the best thing that can happen to lawyers - Lawyers Weekly 
  • PM-designate asks #Lebanon's government to pay dues to Special Tribunal 
  • UK’s Bulk interception of communications violated Articles 8 and 10 - UK Human Rights Blog 
  • Eight paid internships at the Supreme Court are up for grabs in the first initiative of its kind | NLJ
  • Lawyer wants to leave #Pakistan after winning couple's freedom - I can't survive anymore in my country,' says Saiful Malook after the acquittal of a Christian couple on death row for blasphemy
  • Ex-Reed Smith trainee accuses firm of disability discrimination - Legal Cheek 
  • Media companies hear penalty for breaching George Pell suppression order - Lawyers Weekly #Australia 
  • Time up for the rich and famous? Feminist lawyer revives #France's slumbering MeToo movement
  • Emails show the increasingly urgent efforts by President Trump and his allies during his last days in office to find some way to undermine, or even nullify, the election results #US
  • Workers Are Gaining Leverage Over Employers Right Before Our Eyes - “Employers are becoming much more cognizant that yes, it’s about money, but also about quality of life.” #US
  • The Tigray Conflict: Ethiopia’s Humanitarian Disaster - Harry Sanders - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Emergency legislation in response to Zalewski due within 'couple of weeks' - Irish Legal News
  • Lady Hale to quit role on Hong Kong court - Legal Cheek
  • The Weekly Round-up: Further sanctions for Belarus and the end of the legal road for Hillsborough - UK Human Rights Blog 
  • Why Henry III would have regulated crypto communities better than us - Legal Cheek
  • DIY claims in new digital portal to tackle ‘whiplash culture’ | NLJ 
  • Virtual student events next week with mid-sized firms offering commercial law training contracts - Legal Cheek
  • Families are going hungry and girls are missing school because of the UK's cuts to foreign aid spending, dozens of charities and academics have warned