9th June - Law News

Edition 3452: 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: It's an illegal trade in human organs which preys on people so desperate for money they're willing to take the risk. In Afghanistan, the sick are so desperate for a life-saving transplant, they're willing to pay the cost. And in the hospitals which carry out the operations, no-one is asking too many questions. 

 Focus of the Day Article:
The Law Society has urged under-pressure conveyancers stay civil as they manage the risk that transactions will not complete by the stamp duty deadline at the end of this month. It thanked solicitors “for all of your efforts so far” and pleaded: “Please keep it going for a short while longer.” Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Confusion reigns over whiplash portal | Law Gazette
  • Jury discharged in Joey Barton assault trial - Mr Stendel, who was allegedly assaulted, was giving evidence remotely from Hanover, but the judge halted proceedings saying he feared things were getting "lost in translation"
  • Kingsley Napley to offer paid leave for loss of pregnancy - Scottish Legal News
  • Details claiming to reveal how little US billionaires pay in income tax have been leaked to an investigative website. ProPublica says it has seen the tax returns of some of the world's richest people, including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett 
  • The US has eased travel restrictions for many countries as the roll-out of coronavirus vaccines continues
  • Jurors head to four-star Kent hotel | Law Gazette
  • Mining company quizzed in City negligence claim | Law Gazette
  • Katy Rensten obituary - She died of cancer aged 57, a solicitor turned barrister who specialised in family law and the family justice system
  • Late Monday, police arrested activists and appeared to use a crowd-dispelling sonic device at the Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota, which would carry oil across sensitive waterways and tribal lands #US 
  • A man has been arrested by police in Lahore in connection with the murder of a London woman killed in #Pakistan. Zahir Jadoon was held over the death of Mayra Zulfiqar, 25, who was found shot and strangled in a flat on 3 May 
  • Lady Hale calls for use of caravan courts in England - Scottish Legal News
  • Fans attending England's Euro 2020 group games at Wembley Stadium will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test before entry
  • Brexit: What is the Northern Ireland Protocol and why does it affect sausages?
  • Husband charged with murdering wife after remains found in septic tank - David Venables, 88, from Kempsey, Worcestershire, was arrested in July 2019 following the discovery at the couple's former home in Bestmans Lane
  • Former Bosnian #Serb commander Ratko Mladic has lost his appeal against a 2017 conviction for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity
  • Biden Justice Department Seeks to Defend Trump in Suit Over Rape Denial - Donald Trump is facing a defamation lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll, who has accused Mr. Trump of raping her #US
  • ‘Bleak’ picture of massive PII premiums set to remain for now | Law Gazette
  • Amy Chua Controversy Exposes Divisions at Yale Law - A dispute centering on the celebrity professor Amy Chua exposes a culture pitting student against student, professor against professor #US
  • Slovenia approves new definition of rape as sex without consent - Scottish Legal News
  • Plans to devolve tribunals delayed for at least two years - Scottish Legal News
  • The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, has apologised in writing to Charles Green and Imran Ahmad for prosecutions that were taken against them in relation to their roles in matters associated with Rangers Football Club - Scottish Legal News
  • Pakistani man who fled abusive marriage without meeting baby daughter granted divorce and contact order - Scottish Legal News
  • #US Supreme Court Rules Against Immigrants Seeking Green Cards - The justices said immigrants with “temporary protected status” who entered the country without authorization may not apply for lawful permanent residency
  • Lawyer in the news: Daniel Carey, Deighton Pierce Glynn - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Daughter of Biloela asylum seekers evacuated from Christmas Island for urgent medical care #Australian immigration and asylum 
  • Truck Attack That Killed a Muslim Family in #Canada Was Planned - The police in London, Ontario, say that a 20-year-old driver planned the killings and picked the family because of its faith
  • Arthur Cox named top Irish law firm at Benchmark 2021 awards - Irish Legal News
  • The Nobel committee should resign over the atrocities in Tigray
  • French President Emmanuel Macron has been slapped in the face on an official visit to the southeast of #France. In a video circulating on social media, Mr Macron is seen walking up to a barrier on a trip to Tain-l'Hermitage outside the city of Valence
  • Efforts to force #Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah set the stage for the recent Gaza war. A similar dynamic looms in a nearby district
  • My legal life: Adam Ford, Redefine Legal - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Ratko Mladić to hear final ruling on genocide conviction - Hague court to rule on 10 offences for which ex-Bosnian #Serb commander was given life sentence in 2017 
  • Plan for single register of all regulated and unregulated legal providers - Legal Futures
  • Dentons expects buoyant growth in vegan food market following sale of Bute Island Foods - Scottish Legal News
  • F Lee Bailey obituary - American celebrity lawyer who was part of the ‘dream team’ that defended OJ Simpson during his murder trial
  • Lawyers secure hospital U-turn on maternity ward visits | Law Gazette 
  • Stay polite and manage expectations, Law Society tells conveyancers - Legal Futures
  • LegalZoom uses ABS to bypass US ban on employing lawyers - Legal Futures
  • NI: Solicitor Trevor Ringland appointed special envoy to US on Northern Ireland - Irish Legal News
  • Millions of Covid vaccines could be wasted if rich countries send large amounts of leftover doses to poorer nations in one go, Unicef has warned
  • More than 800 suspected criminals have been arrested worldwide after being tricked into using an FBI-run encrypted messaging app, officials say
  • Wayne Couzens, a Met Police officer has admitted kidnapping and raping Sarah Everard. The 33-year-old vanished as she walked home in Clapham, south London, on 3 March. Her body was found a week later in woodland near Ashford, Kent
  • Call for statutory gender quotas on Irish corporate boards - Irish Legal News 
  • Probate service hit by ‘second wave’ | Law Gazette
  • NI: Professor Grainne McKeever to chair review of discretionary support scheme - Irish Legal News
  • Promotions at Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace - Scottish Legal News 
  • Best of the blogs - 5 June 2021 | Law Gazette 
  • SRA plans to prosecute any solicitor flouting pre-med ban | Law Gazette
  • Double appointment for Lindsays - Scottish Legal News
  • Chambers defrauded by senior clerk forced to sell premises | Law Gazette
  • Profession urges rethink over early disclosure scheme | Law Gazette 
  • #Canada family mown down 'because of their Islamic faith' 
  • Four members of a Muslim family were killed in a "premeditated" vehicle attack on Sunday in #Canada. Police named the alleged attacker as Nathanial Veltman, 20
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn lawyers appointed to senior roles at Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - Scottish Legal News