31st July - Law News

Edition 3504: 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:
Education at all levels has been ravaged by COVID-19. The digital divide in India means that a huge number of children are nowhere close to being able to afford a data connection or a smart phone to get an online education. For the students who are attending online classes, the mental impact is immense. This brings us to the big question on the Big Fight - is it time to reopen schools now, and should vaccines for kids be a prerequisite to reopening schools?

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Divorce applications rise by a third after legislation changes - Irish Legal News 
  • MPs rebuke police for ‘systemic failure’ to improve record on race - Failings have led to ‘unjustified inequalities’, says landmark report that finds little progress in 22 years since Macpherson 
  • Dianne Millen joins Watermans Legal as head of family law - Scottish Legal News
  • BTAS Sanctions Guidance Review Response to first consultation
  • Campaigners have won a court battle to prevent the "scandalous" construction of a road tunnel near Stonehenge. The £1.7bn Highways England project aimed to reduce A303 congestion but campaigners said it would detrimentally affect the world heritage site 
  • A Wembley steward has admitted trying to sell security wristbands and lanyards to ticketless fans for the Euro 2020 final. Yusaf Amin, 18, of Clifford Road, Newham, pleaded guilty to theft at Willesden Magistrates' Court
  • New fathers to receive 26 weeks paid leave at City firm | Law Gazette 
  • Douglas Chrismas, Gallery Owner, Arrested on Embezzlement Charge - The Los Angeles art dealer Douglas Chrismas has surrendered to the F.B.I. and a trial date has been set for September #US
  • Human rights commission and media company reach agreement over property adverts - Irish Legal News
  • UK waste firm fined £1.5m for exporting household waste - Biffa convicted of exporting filthy rubbish marked as waste paper for recycling in India and Indonesia in breach of ban
  • #Australian court finds AI systems can be recognised under patent law - Federal court judge says allowing artificial intelligence systems, as well as humans, to be inventors is ‘consistent with promoting innovation’
  • Home Office failed to put in place system to protect detainees with HIV - High court judge issues ruling after man was denied antiretroviral medication for four days
  • FLAC joined by 42 signatories in letter to Justice Minister over civil legal aid review - Irish Legal News
  • Law Society: Solicitors must not use AI without clients' consent - Legal Futures 
  • Lewis Hughes, 24, from Romford, east London, admitted one charge of assault by beating Prof Whitty in St James's Park on 27 June
  • Labour MP Apsana Begum has been cleared in court of making fraudulent housing claims. She represents the constituency of Poplar and Limehouse, and was accused of three counts of making dishonest applications
  • Solicitor rebuked for losing unencrypted USB stick | Law Gazette
  • Conditions that led to 2011 riots still exist today, experts warn - Data analysis finds large-scale cuts to youth services and increase in racial disparity 10 years on
  • Legal actions against Department of Education more than doubled last year - Irish Legal News
  • More than 1,300 people died of drug misuse in Scotland last year, with the country seeing a record number of deaths for the seventh year in a row. The annual figures showed that there were 1,339 drug deaths last year - an increase of 75
  • A security guard has been jailed for more than five years for stabbing 16 cats in a series of night-time attacks. Steven Bouquet killed nine cats around Brighton between October 2018 and June 2019. Seven more were injured
  • High Court warns uncooperative parties against "litigation warfare" - Legal Futures 
  • Scottish government acquiesced to Queen’s request for exemption from carbon initiative - Scottish Legal News 
  • #US Federal prosecutors charged Trevor Milton with misleading investors about the technology for battery- and hydrogen-powered vehicles Nikola had hoped to make 
  • A 29-year-old woman has appeared in court charged with the murder of a baby boy in Ardoyne, north Belfast, on Tuesday. Raluca Tagani appeared at Belfast Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of baby Liam O'Keefe
  • New changes to the Highway Code will give pedestrians greater priority over cars at junctions and crossings, the transport secretary has announced. Under the current code, motorists only have to give way when pedestrians step onto a crossing
  • #Japan is extending a state of emergency in Tokyo and expanding it to new regions as the Olympic Games host faces a surge in Covid-19 cases
  • New disclosure rules for ‘less complex claims’ below £500,000 | Law Gazette
  • Fee-share law firm eyes major domestic and international expansion - Legal Futures
  • Pandemic caused significant drop in cases heard by Irish courts - Irish Legal News
  • Who wants to be a millionaire? - Scottish Legal News
  • England: Ageing bar poses access to justice threat - Scottish Legal News 
  • Jeffrey Smith, a police officer who confronted a mob in the Capitol, later shot himself. His widow blames the riot, and is asking for full death benefits #US
  • Faculty condemns prime minister’s anti-lawyer comments - Scottish Legal News
  • Theodore McCarrick, Former Archbishop of Washington, Charged With Sexual Assault #US
  • Aid workers say the #Ethiopian government has effectively cut off the lone route into the conflict-torn region of Tigray, leading to a risk of mass starvation
  • #Philippine President Warns of Home Detainment for Vaccine Refusers
  • Mishcon to face SDT over client account transactions | Law Gazette 
  • CMS advises on investment in space technology start-up - Scottish Legal News
  • Man loses appeal against conviction over IRA membership identified by bugging - Irish Legal News
  • Former patients and children of a #Canadian fertility doctor who used his own or unknown sperm to impregnate patients have been offered a C$13m ($10m, £7m) settlement agreement
  • David McNaughtan and Craig Murray appointed crown counsel - Scottish Legal News
  • Pregnant woman who robbed from man withdrawing cash from ATM is jailed - Irish Legal News
  • Upfront property information – our digital objectives | Law Gazette
  • High Court: Refusal of visa extension quashed for inadequate reasoning - Irish Legal News 
  • Grampian sheriff finds death of north-east prisoner from drug-related complications not reasonably preventable - Scottish Legal News
  • A British man who went to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) group has admitted sharing beheading videos. Stefan Aristidou, 27, entered guilty pleas to four terrorism offences at the Old Bailey
  • ‘Stop patronising me and give me an interview’: the female journalists speaking up for #India’s poor
  • Mishcon de Reya and former partner face prosecution by solicitors regulator
  • Boyd Legal makes double appointment - Scottish Legal News 
  • Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney for breach of contract for streaming her film Black Widow at the same time as its cinema release #US 
  • Nightclubs start asking for NHS Covid pass in England


30th July - Law News

Edition 3503: 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 National Gallery of Australia has announced it will return 14 works from its Asian art collection to India under new guidelines looking at the legal and ethical aspects of a work's history. 13 of the items were purchased from alleged antiquities smuggler Subhash Kapoor, while another came from late New York art dealer William Wolff. Vijay Kumar, co-founder of the India Pride Project, tells The World whether Australia done enough to ensure supposedly stolen artworks are being returned to their rightful owners.

Focus of the Day Article:
Concerns about data protection and professional indemnity insurance have emerged as barriers to innovation in the adoption of new technologies by law firms - along with a striking divide between City and high street-type practices. Full story - The Law Society Gazette
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Costa Coffee landlord disputes frustration claim over €367,000 arrears - Irish Legal News
  • Welcome to the punishment show | Law Gazette
  • Courts Service's speedy response to pandemic recognised - Irish Legal News
  • A public inquiry into the assassination of #Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has found the state responsible for her death
  • A police officer who knelt on a black man's neck during an arrest will not face disciplinary proceedings, the police watchdog has decided. Footage showed Marcus Coutain asking an officer to "get off my neck" during his arrest in July 2020
  • Greying Inns: Study reveals ageing barrister population | Law Gazette
  • Court of Appeal: Defendant entitled to plenary hearing of fund’s €3.39 million claim - Irish Legal News
  • HMCTS admits 'temporary operating hours' could discriminate against women | Law Gazette
  • Revealed: Queen vetted 67 laws before Scottish parliament could pass them
  • England: More funding to ensure accommodation for prison leavers - Scottish Legal News
  • Queen secretly lobbied Scottish ministers for climate law exemption
  • TLT reports £100m turnover ahead of 2025 strategy - Irish Legal News
  • Another nail in the coffin of solicitors’ undertakings? - Legal Futures
  • SRA considers kite-mark scheme for tech | Law Gazette
  • Downing Street Covid briefings excluded deaf BSL users, judge finds 
  • TLT reports £100m turnover ahead of 2025 strategy - Scottish Legal News
  • Virtual celebration welcomes Ireland's newest citizens - Irish Legal News
  • J#US ustice Department Warns States on Voting Laws and Election Audits
  • ‘Terror’: Crackdown After Protests in #Cuba Sends a Chilling Message 
  • Covid Aid Programs Spur Record Drop in Poverty in the #US 
  • Campaigners win right to challenge state aid for North Sea oil and gas. High court allows Greenpeace UK and others to seek judicial review of support for fossil fuel industry
  • Solicitor lost unencrypted USB stick full of client information - Legal Futures
  • Witness discussion greater predictor of misinformation than intoxication - Scottish Legal News
  • High-profile solicitor Todner to face disciplinary tribunal - Legal Futures
  • Multiple libel claims over ‘Putin’s People’ open in London | Law Gazette
  • Experienced PA wins constructive dismissal claim against law firm - Legal Futures
  • #Denmark could face legal action over attempts to return Syrian refugees - Activists fear a ‘dangerous precedent’ being set as Copenhagen uses a report that deems Damascus safe to deny residency status
  • Vaccine passport plan intended to coax young to have jabs, says Raab - Foreign secretary says government will not ‘hold country back’ because some are not getting vaccinated
  • Drug users offered same-day support to reduce drug-related deaths - Scottish Legal News
  • Vote Leave chief awarded £580k Covid deal after call from Dominic Cummings
  • Director of public prosecutions says Brittany Higgins investigation is with AFP, contradicting Karen Andrews
  • Johnson’s chain gangs plan is a hi-vis twist on a very old idea: the stocks - In his shameless pursuit of crime-fighting headlines, the prime minister is pandering to voters’ basest urges
  • Lawtech company adopts four-day week: “It could work for law firms” - Legal Futures
  • Who will limit the limiters? - Scottish Legal News
  • A drug company that increased the price of a crucial thyroid remedy more than 10-fold has prompted fines of more than £100m by the competition watchdog. Advanz pushed up the price of thyroid tablet packs from £20 in 2009 to £248 in 2017
  • A prominent #Chinese billionaire has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, the latest in a string of punishments against outspoken corporate bosses. Sun Dawu runs one of the country's largest private agricultural businesses 
  • Father of a murdered schoolboy Vishal Mehrotra, eight, has criticised police for scrapping plans to hold a public appeal for information 40 years after his son disappeared. He was last seen alive in July 1981, partial remains were found in West Sussex
  • Rip-off websites which charge people for free Covid-19 passenger locator forms feature at the top of Google search results
  • WBD’s Edinburgh private wealth team earns Chambers ranking - Scottish Legal News
  • Family lawyers unite to improve judicial diversity in private FDR hearings | Law Gazette
  • CKT recognised as top firm - Irish Legal News
  • Blog: Patently not dominus litis – Reactec Ltd v Curotec Team Ltd - Scottish Legal News
  • Party litigant who had decree in absence granted for recovery of cottage by bank fails in Outer House reduction action - Scottish Legal News
  • PM renews attack on 'left wing' criminal justice lawyers | Law Gazette 
  • Deals roundup - Irish Legal News
  • London: Macfarlanes’ partners break £2m pay barrier - Scottish Legal News
  • Pingdemic: Bar staff being told to delete NHS app
  • Google workers will need Covid jabs to return to office
  • Witness discussion greater predictor of misinformation than intoxication - Irish Legal News 
  • Derby County manager Wayne Rooney has apologised to his family and club after images of the former England and Manchester United forward were shared online. The photos appeared to show Rooney asleep in a chair with women posing beside him
  • Proposed new duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace - Scottish Legal News
  • Activision Blizzard staff walk out over harassment claims #US
  • Queen's lawyers secured amendment to Scottish green energy law


29th July - Law News

Edition 3502: 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 NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden reacts to the Pegasus project disclosures about widespread abuse of NSO Group's spyware by governments around the world

Focus of the Day Article:
A new allegation of malicious prosecution has been made against the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. Solicitor advocate Gordon Dangerfield has written to the Lord Advocate, Dorothy Bain QC, on behalf of his client, Mark Hirst, who was prosecuted for an offence following comments he made in a video blog upon the acquittal of Alex Salmond. Full story - Scottish Legal News
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Freedom? You must be joking | Law Gazette 
  • Official Secrets Act: Why government plans threaten investigative journalism?
  • High Court: Winding up petition brought against company for unpaid rent refused - Irish Legal News
  • Reed Smith to repay all furlough money | Law Gazette
  • Extinction Rebellion: Paralympian James Brown guilty over plane stunt
  • Victoria Hall murder - Man arrested in 1999 teen murder case
  • 123 members signed up to Bar's fee recovery service - Irish Legal News
  • The High Court in Dublin has granted applications by singer Dana Rosemary Scallon to strike out 10-year-old defamation actions issued against her - Irish Legal News
  • MPs sound alarm over legal aid in hard-hitting report | Law Gazette 
  • A million masks supplied to the NHS as high grade did not meet the correct level of protection, tests have found. The masks, assumed to be the FFP3 type, also had invalid CE safety marking
  • NI: Deadline extended for consultation on duty of candour law - Irish Legal News
  • Addleshaw Goddard: Scottish firms report increase in activity levels - Scottish Legal News
  • Covid: No quarantine for fully jabbed US and EU travellers
  • Suspect in Atlanta-Area Spa Shootings Pleads Guilty to 4 Counts of Murder #US
  • Ince profits plunge after 'difficult year' | Law Gazette
  • #Hungary’s opposition has called for ministerial resignations from Viktor Orb├ín’s far-right government over allegations it selected journalists, media owners and opposition political figures as potential targets for invasive Pegasus spyware
  • An employer has been described as “incredibly stupid” by an employment law expert after the company used emojis to communicate important workplace issues - Irish Legal News
  • Taylor Wessing announces new partners to open TW Ireland in Dublin - Irish Legal News
  • Pandemic prompts re-examination of inheritance and gift taxes - Scottish Legal News
  • An outline of proposed laws to make it easier for the Central Bank of Ireland to fine and disqualify senior financial sector managers is expected to be published - Irish Legal News
  • Partner profits surpass £2m at Macfarlanes | Law Gazette
  • Litigators reap the benefits of technology adoption - Legal Futures
  • West Suffolk hospital chief resigns prior to bullying claims review - Stephen Dunn, Matt Hancock’s local hospital chief, steps down after trust asks staff for fingerprint samples
  • German gymnasts' full-body suits inspire other athletes Tokyo Olympics: German gymnasts' full-body suits inspire other athletes. British-Jamaican gymnast Danusia Francis believes athletes should have a choice when it comes to their competitive outfits
  • Johnson may block Chinese takeover of UK’s largest computer chip maker - Post-Brexit trade adviser Tony Abbott ‘heartened’ by review into takeover of Newport Wafer Fab 
  • Problems with reopening London HQ "hindered" listed law firm - Legal Futures
  • Christopher Arundell, who grew up in the UK and once dreamt of playing professional football, is set to be deported to #Zimbabwe, despite a cross-party appeal to the home secretary to stop his removal - and those of others in his position
  • Hospitalisations soared in #India during a deadly second Covid wave. Now, hobbled by patchy insurance, Indians are turning to crowdfunding to pay the steep medical bills
  • The government's Covid test scheme to prevent workers having to self-isolate is a "pointless solution" because it excludes supermarket workers, according to the boss of the Iceland chain
  • PII fears holding firms back from lawtech investments | Law Gazette 
  • Court of Appeal revives "unmanageable" £5bn class action - Legal Futures
  • Retention improving at the Bar as average age of barristers rises - Legal Futures
  • City partner struck off for “bizarre” inflated billing - Legal Futures
  • RNLI hits out at ‘migrant taxi service’ accusations. Lifeboat charity says it is its moral and legal duty to rescue people at risk of dying as they cross Channel
  • Paw and Order campaign launched to address spike in dog theft - Scottish Legal News 
  • ‘They Have My Sister’: As Uyghurs Speak Out, #China Targets Their Families
  • Black women’s hair products are killing us. Why isn’t more being done?
  • England: Legal aid in need of urgent reform - Scottish Legal News
  • A council has apologised after 700 households were wrongly sent letters ordering them to appear in court over unpaid council tax. Harborough District Council sent out summonses dated to 15 July warning residents they faced a court hearing on 18 August
  • Family Counselling, De-radicalization and Counter-Terrorism: The Danish and German programs in context. | Daniel Koehler
  • Policing minister defends changes to stop and search in crime plan. Kit Malthouse says there are few other options but to make officers’ wider powers permanent
  • ‘Relentless pressures’: SDT highlights partner wellbeing | Law Gazette 
  • Ben Roberts-Smith: Afghan witness defends evidence of ‘big soldier’ kicking uncle as court releases photos
  • Former intelligence analyst sentenced to prison for drone program leak - Air Force intelligence analyst gave military documents to journalist to ‘dispel the lie that our lives are worth more than theirs’
  • New allegation of malicious prosecution against Crown Office - Scottish Legal News
  • Fury as Buckland brings back extended court operating hours | Law Gazette
  • MPs and campaigners alarmed at UK’s ‘discriminatory’ crime reduction plans. Government’s proposals include more frequent stop and search and making community service street cleaners ‘more visible’
  • Murder investigation after child dies in Ardoyne
  • Outer House awards over £300,000 in damages to family of man killed in cherry picker accident - Scottish Legal News
  • What does climate change mean for your practice? | Law Gazette 
  • New office for Edinburgh firm Joseph G Boyd & Co - Scottish Legal News 
  • The Guardian view on a crime blitz: Boris Johnson won’t make you feel safer | Editorial 
  • Sylvia McCullagh joins Balfour and Manson - Scottish Legal News 
  • UK government backs scheme for motorway cables to power lorries - UK government backs scheme for motorway cables to power lorries/ E-highway study given £2m to draw up plans for overhead electric cables on motorway near Scunthorpe


28th July - Law News

Edition 3501: 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:
Technology and Innovation in Legal Services, a question and answer session by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

Focus of the Day Article:
Extended operating hours in the courts – bitterly opposed by the legal profession – have returned, at least for now, in the guise of ‘temporary operating arrangements’ (TOA). The Bar Council strongly criticised the move, saying there was little evidence that longer hours worked. Full story - Legal Futures
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Landmark climate legislation signed into law - Irish Legal News
  • NI: Shoosmiths appoints Belfast lawyer Grant Edwards as partner - Irish Legal News
  • ‘Forcing women out of clothing is just as violent as forcing them into it’ #Norway
  • My legal life: Johnny Nichols, Keller Lenkner - Profile | Law Gazette 
  • Instagram has made new under-16s' accounts private by default so only approved followers can see posts and "like" or comment
  • EU pauses legal action against UK over NI Protocol 'breaches'
  • Capitol Hill police officer in tears during testimony Officer Aquilino Gonell gave an emotional statement during the first day of the #US Capitol riot inquiry
  • Portrait of Ms Justice Mella Carroll unveiled at DCU - Irish Legal News 
  • News focus: Judicial Review and Courts Bill - bigger reforms on the horizon? | Law Gazette
  • NI: Commercial property lawyer graduates again - Irish Legal News 
  • Land Registry tackles rise in restrictions-related problems | Law Gazette
  • Contaminated-blood inquiry: Former Health Minister Ken Clarke denies responsibility
  • Britney Spears Files to Remove Father Jamie Spears From Conservatorship #US
  • Court of Appeal: 16-year sentence upheld for man convicted of violent sexual assaults against sex workers - Irish Legal News
  • MPs urge complete overhaul of both civil and criminal legal aid - Legal Futures
  • New rules to protect sibling relationships for children in care - Scottish Legal News
  • Men four times more likely than women to appear before SDT - Legal Futures
  • New York City and California to Require Vaccines or Tests for Workers #US
  • Law firm worker's 'self-isolate' dismissal claim ruled out of time | Law Gazette
  • Longer court hours re-emerge despite concerns over impact - Legal Futures
  • ‘I felt violated by the demand to undress’: three Muslim women on France’s hostility to the hijab - In #France, a new law could seriously restrict women’s rights to wear headscarves in public, and there are fears that it will entrench Islamophobia
  • Officers in Manchester are five times more likely to stop and search black people than white, race equality report finds. But Manchester police chief is in denial about institutional racism of his officers
  • Frontline services for women and girls affected by gender-based violence will receive £5 million to deal with additional pressures that have occurred during the pandemic - Scottish Legal News
  • Technology and innovation "step-change" in last year but barriers persist - Legal Futures 
  • Rumpole rebooted – iconic series to return with female lead - Scottish Legal News
  • Staff and councillors in Lambeth presided over a "culture of cover-up" that led to more than 700 children in care homes suffering cruelty and sexual abuse, an inquiry has found
  • HMCTS scales back Nightingale courts as venues reopen | Law Gazette
  • England: Lord Devlin’s daughter claims father sexually abused her as a child - Scottish Legal News
  • Lawyer in the news: Vinita Templeton, Duncan Lewis - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to cut crime by tackling drug misuse and using electronic tagging on more burglars after release
  • Defence solicitor who let client access confidential files fined £2,000 - Scottish Legal News
  • ‘Complete removal of hope’: an inmate on life in a close supervision centre. Case study: Kevan Thakrar says the high suicide and self-harm rates in CSCs are no surprise
  • 'Humanitarian' solicitor avoids strike-off – despite dishonesty | Law Gazette
  • Stakeholders updated on scheme to regularise undocumented migrants - Irish Legal News
  • Hope for Aberdeen property market as activity bounces back - Scottish Legal News
  • Best of the blogs - 26 July 2021 | Law Gazette
  • MPs and campaigners alarmed at UK’s ‘discriminatory’ crime reduction plans. Government’s proposals include more frequent stop and search and making community service street cleaners ‘more visible’
  • Activists lose legal bid to stop £27bn roads plan for England - Climate campaigners appeal against judgment saying ministers are being ‘let off the hook’
  • Billionaire investor and former Donald Trump adviser Thomas Barrack has pleaded not guilty to charges of acting as an agent of a foreign government #US
  • MPs call for national register of home-educated children
  • Mum hit by car at Denbighshire festival as daughter, 2, 'thrown to safety'


27th July - Law News

Edition 3500: 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:
This free online panel event, hosted by the Bar Council and Inside Justice as part of Justice Week 2021, focuses on accessing justice for wrongful convictions. During the session our speakers will take the audience through the work required in a real-life investigation to identify a killer, and have the murder conviction of an innocent man quashed.
Focus of the Day Article:
The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed an appeal which considered whether treatment throughout a 55 day period in solitary confinement of a then 15-year-old appellant in Feltham Young Offenders’ Institution constituted a violation of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights.  Full story - UK Human Rights Blog
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • New report paves way for positive sustainability impact - Lawyers Weekly
  • Tesco Bank to close all its current accounts
  • A woman has been jailed for 34 months after being found at Heathrow Airport with five suitcases stuffed with nearly £2m in cash. Tara Hanlon, 30, of Pelham Court, Leeds, pleaded guilty at Isleworth Crown Court in June to money laundering
  • Woman on the run after being exposed for practicing law, winning Bar election without LLB | Bar & Bench #India
  • Can data analytics unlock the potential for diversity in the law? - Legal Futures
  • #Australia Private Practice Salary Guide & Market Report 2021-2022 - Lawyers Weekly
  • Fears about using judicial data to predict judges' actions "exaggerated" - Legal Futures
  • The Weekly Round-Up: Migrant Rights, Virginity Testing and Racism - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Fifty-two prisoners in close supervision units ‘that may amount to torture’ - FoI request reveals number of inmates in England and Wales kept in conditions criticised by UN expert
  • Former England footballer Wayne Rooney has reported a range of photos taken of him to police, his lawyers have said. The photos appear to show the Derby County manager asleep in a chair with unknown women posing beside him
  • Barcelona have reached an out-of-court agreement with their former player Neymar to end a legal dispute in "amicable fashion". Neymar claimed Barca refused to pay him £37.2m in owed loyalty bonuses after his £200m move to Paris St-Germain in 2017
  • Two schoolboys who ambushed a 13-year-old and stabbed him to death after a dispute on social media have been found guilty of murder. Olly Stephens suffered fatal stab wounds to his chest and back in a field in Reading
  • Scott Walker guilty of murder - Bernadette Walker, 17, told her mother Sarah in July 2020 Scott Walker, 51, had been abusing her "over a number of years", Cambridge Crown Court heard
  • A High Court challenge against the government's proposed £27bn road scheme that includes the Stonehenge road tunnel has been dismissed. Mr Justice Holgate said its net zero carbon target had "plainly been taken into account" when it was approved
  • Alexandra Tighe has worked on four royal commissions during her career, two of which saw her act as lead partner. Here, she discusses what such litigation work is like - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Discrimination the “sole cause” of paucity of Black QCs - Legal Futures
  • Appointments at DWF’s Scottish offices - Scottish Legal News 
  • UK Lord Justice to serve as international patron for Asian Australian Lawyers Association - Lawyers Weekly
  • CMS announces five senior of counsel promotions - Scottish Legal News
  • Reporters confronted in street and accused of ‘smearing China’ amid increasing sensitivity to any negative portrayals of #China
  • Covid: Quarantine for Britons vaccinated abroad to be dropped - Vaccines minister says government will recognise UK-authorised jabs given overseas from next month
  • Inner House extends interdict banning sale of trade mark infringing Lidl gin to UK-wide order - Scottish Legal News 
  • New Lawpod UK episode: Vicarious trauma in the legal profession - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Dishonest but "humanitarian" solicitor avoids strike-off - Legal Futures
  • A man accused of murdering his mother's partner, who was one of the UK's richest men, has pleaded not guilty. Sir Richard Sutton was stabbed to death at his home in Higher Langham, Gillingham, Dorset, on 7 April 
  • Tokyo 2020: S Korea TV sorry for using Pizza for Italy, Dracula for Romania and Chernobyl for Ukraine to depict opening games
  • Are we not humans? Have we lost all touch of humanity? Former Supreme Court judge Justice Deepak Gupta on incarceration of Stan Swamy, UAPA | Bar & Bench #India
  • Former Premier League footballer Joey Barton has denied attacking his wife, leaving her with a head injury. The Bristol Rovers manager appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates Court earlier via videolink
  • FTX and Binance, Cryptocurrency Leaders, Move to Curb High Risk Trades
  • In Louisiana, Public Health Workers Combat Vaccine Misinformation #US 
  • How the Satanic lawyer created the billionaire legal sector - Legal Cheek 
  • Sydney criminal lawyer behind fraudulent betting syndicate loses appeal - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Outrage as Italy faces multimillion pound damages to UK oil firm - Secretive tribunals allow fossil fuel companies to sue governments for passing laws to protect environment 
  • Court of Appeal allows claim over law firm break-up to proceed in full - Legal Futures
  • Supreme Court dismisses solitary confinement appeal - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Indoor hospitality in the Republic of #Ireland will return. Customers, including those from Northern Ireland, must have official proof they have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19 within the last 180 days
  • A new £48m National Adoption Strategy seeks to improve adoption services and help place more children with families as it launches in England
  • Two London hospitals have asked patients to stay away after their emergency departments were hit by flooding on Sunday. East London's Whipps Cross and Newham hospitals urged patients to use other A&Es for urgent care, and ambulances are being redirected
  • The ‘public interest’ defence to defamation - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Kerala High Court dismisses 'poorly researched' petition by Hindu body challenging minority quota; imposes cost of Rs. 25,000 | Bar & Bench #India
  • Woman moves court after man she met on matrimonial app fails to pay back | Bar & Bench #India
  • [Disposal of COVID-19 victim bodies v. Parsee last rites] What the Gujarat High Court held | Bar & Bench #India 
  • The Boutique Lawyer Show: Book writing is the new business card - Lawyers Weekly 
  • Linklaters retains 45 of 48 autumn qualifying trainees - Legal Cheek 
  • Speakers' Corner: Woman attacked with knife 
  • Prashant Kishor: How to win elections and influence people in sectarian #India


26th July - Law News

Edition 3499: 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:
Though the apartheid regime was dismantled 27 years ago, the question of 'racial justice' still looms large in South Africa. The recent unrest has left the country on the brink, and the crisis has touched every community.

Focus of the Day Article:
The government has introduced its Judicial review and Courts Bill to parliament, to widespread dismay among lawyers. The Bill follows Lord Faulks’s Independent Review of Administrative Law last year into the balance between citizens’ rights to challenge government decisions and the need for effective government.  Full story - New Law Journal
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Osborne Clarke raises London junior lawyer pay to £80k - Legal Cheek
  • NQ lawyer pay hits £90k at Travers - Legal Cheek 
  • NI: Latest edition of conveyancing journal Folio published - Irish Legal News
  • Pay training contract and qualifying work experience trainees the same, Law Society tells firms - Legal Cheek
  • FSA chief says making proof of vaccination mandatory at football matches could cause 'chaos'
  • A speech at a protest rally that likened NHS nurses and doctors to Nazis executed after World War Two has been condemned by nursing leaders. The Metropolitan Police said officers were assessing a video of the speech by former nurse Kate Shemirani
  • BCLP keeps 19 out of 22 autumn qualifying trainees - Legal Cheek
  • Applications now open for Legal Cheek Virtual Pupillage Fair - Legal Cheek
  • Disproportionate targeting of Jamaicans for deportation from UK, data suggests - FoI figures from Home Office indicate that nationals of particular countries who commit crimes appear more likely to be removed
  • Clifford Chance partner profits up 9% to £1.85 million - Legal Cheek 
  • The government has introduced its Judicial review and Courts Bill to parliament, to widespread dismay among lawyers | NLJ
  • More than 250 convicted of child sexual abuse in UK and Ireland while in Scout movement - Analysis raises questions about the organisation’s safeguarding procedures 
  • UK government sets aside up to £233m to cover Post Office payouts - Hundreds of people running post offices were forced to pay out for shortfalls caused by faulty Horizon computer system
  • Foreign Office is ‘complicit in British man’s #Somalia torture’ - ‘David Taylor’ claims hooding, sensory deprivation and waterboarding was to persuade him to cooperate with the CIA
  • #Australian politicians have condemned protests against coronavirus restrictions amid a rise in cases 
  • Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters who gathered outside First Minister Mark Drakeford's home "crossed the line", his predecessor has said
  • City firms continue to reveal 2021 financial results - Legal Cheek
  • ECtHR: Man detained under terror suspicions had human rights violated by Turkish authorities - Irish Legal News 
  • Former Preston North End youth player who smuggled drugs to prison inmates says guards need more help 
  • Women in the armed forces who are victims of bullying, harassment, discrimination and serious sexual assault are being "denied justice" by a "woefully inadequate" military complaints process, MPs have said
  • Magic circle vs US MoneyLaw: An associate's perspective - Legal Cheek
  • An incident on a swing ride at a funfair in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, was caused by teenagers misusing equipment, organisers say. Planet Fun will reopen on Sunday after the incident on Saturday evening which left several people injured
  • Former footballer Joey Barton is due in court charged with attacking and injuring a woman. The 38-year-old, who manages League Two side Bristol Rovers, will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Monday 26 July
  • Legal professionals qualifying as solicitors via the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) route should be paid at least the same as trainees, the Law Society has said | NLJ 
  • In #Hungary, an Embattled LGBTQIA+ Community Takes to the Streets
  • #Spain Pledged Citizenship to Sephardic Jews. Now They Feel Betrayed - In 2015, Spain said it would give citizenship to the descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled during the Spanish Inquisition. Then rejections started pouring in this summer
  • Protesters Clash With Riot Police Over #French Health Passes
  • The Most Influential Spreader of Coronavirus Misinformation Online - Researchers and regulators say Joseph Mercola, an osteopathic physician, creates and profits from misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccines
  • City law firm donates £2 million profit slice to Covid charities - Legal Cheek
  • ‘Our silence permits perpetrators to continue’: one woman’s fight to expose a father’s abuse
  • Almost half of state boards falling short of gender diversity target - Irish Legal News
  • US law firm Gibson Dunn tells London lawyers ‘work remotely whenever appropriate’ - Legal Cheek
  • US R&B star R. Kelly has been accused of fresh abuse allegations, including the claim he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy
  • Legal tech: what aspiring lawyers really need to know - Legal Cheek
  • Solicitor apprenticeships jump 40% in one year - Legal Cheek
  • NI: Professor Phil Scraton joins team of Include Youth patrons - Irish Legal News
  • Mayer Brown retains 8 out of 10 NQ solicitors - Legal Cheek
  • Top judge slams BSB over 'injustice' to student wrongly kicked off bar training course - Legal Cheek 
  • The lawtech sector has doubled in size since 2017, includes about 200 companies, has attracted £647m in investment and is outpacing fintech, climate tech and healthtech | NLJ 
  • Slaughters joins magic circle rivals in raising NQ lawyer pay to £100k - Legal Cheek 
  • NI: Bill introducing new legal framework for adoption due this year - Irish Legal News