10th July - Law News

Edition 3483: 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 Supreme Court today refused to stop different courts from hearing challenges to the new IT Rules, which were introduced by the government in February. News publishers have challenged the rules in courts ranging from Madras to Kerala.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Buckland celebrates the double | Law Gazette
  • TLT advises Biffa on £10m acquisition of recycling facility - Scottish Legal News
  • Hugh Olson appointed director of training and education at Faculty - Scottish Legal News
  • Stephen Hughes joins Arnot Manderson Advocates - Scottish Legal News
  • Private Practice v In-House [2021] | Law Gazette
  • High Court refuses appeal against conviction by man who murdered family member of ex-wife’s new partner - Scottish Legal News
  • Enterprising law graduate Amy Macdonald launches Rise Against Abuse - Scottish Legal News
  • Pregnant trainee fails in claim over no post-qualification job offer - Legal Futures
  • House of Lords committee calls for urgent update of cabinet manual - Scottish Legal News
  • Court of Appeal boosts claimant PI solicitors with fixed-costs ruling - Legal Futures
  • Slater and Gordon asks court to kill off costs claims | Law Gazette
  • NI: JMK Solicitors to roll out secure document sharing portal to defendant law firms - Irish Legal News 
  • Treatment of vulnerable women at Cornton Vale a cause for concern - Scottish Legal News
  • The future of international mediation for lawyers - Legal Futures
  • Scotland breaches international environmental law with high legal fees - Scottish Legal News
  • Court scolds QC but decides against referring him to BSB - Legal Futures
  • Public supports stronger ongoing competence checks for lawyers - Legal Futures
  • The UK is experiencing a marked increase in new Covid infections, say experts from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Latest data from swab tests in the community suggests one in every 160 people has the virus
  • Report shows 'harmful' delays in Irish Protection Process - Irish Legal News
  • 'We don't have enough judges, staff or courts' - LCJ | Law Gazette
  • The police watchdog has issued misconduct notices to two Met Police officers over the way a student's disappearance was handled. Richard Okorogheye, 19, went missing from his home in Ladbroke Grove, west London
  • Dua Lipa sued for putting paparazzi photo of herself on Instagram - According to #US court documents, the star was snapped queuing at an airport in February 2019 and later shared the shot with her fans "without permission or authorisation"
  • Met Police officer Wayne Couzens has pleaded guilty to murdering the marketing executive Sarah Everard
  • Lord Justice General issues warning over disturbing videos and mental health of juries - Scottish Legal News
  • Backdating solicitor cleared of dishonesty but fined £50,000 | Law Gazette
  • NI: Consultation seeks views on non-fatal strangulation - Irish Legal News
  • Research on public perceptions of sexual offences sentencing published - Scottish Legal News
  • EU Fines Volkswagen and BMW Nearly $1 Billion for Emissions Collusion
  • #Ireland’s Days as a Tax Haven May Be Ending, but Not Without a Fight - For decades, multinationals moved to Ireland for its low taxes. A new global tax plan has put Dublin on the defensive Jul 09, 2021
  • Glasgow sheriff refuses certification of skilled witness in £100 personal injury case - Scottish Legal News
  • NI: Consultation on approval of compensation settlements for children - Irish Legal News
  • Bookings for flights and holidays have surged following the decision that fully vaccinated travellers returning from amber-list countries will not have to self-isolate after 19 July
  • Social care workers lose out on £7,000 in pay each year, charity says 
  • The NHS Covid contact tracing app used in England and Wales may need to change as coronavirus restrictions change, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said 
  • Probate fees to rise as government seeks extra £25m a year | Law Gazette
  • #Canada’s government needs to face up to its role in Indigenous children’s deaths
  • Prison authorities urged to respect dignity of visitors in security screening - Irish Legal News
  • Sustainable finance taxonomies represent a step change for the environment, business and human rights – developments that legal advisers to businesses need to be aware o | Law Gazette
  • As litigation funding progresses at varying speeds in different jurisdictions, the UK market has reached a level of maturity | Law Gazette
  • Terminally ill people with less than a year to live will get fast-tracked for benefits after ministers said they will expand the timeframe for those eligible for special consideration
  • NI: Law Centre NI wins Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award - Irish Legal News
  • England: Lady Nourse calls for re-think on complainer anonymity - Scottish Legal News
  • Our REACH for inclusion in diversity | Law Gazette