11th July - Law News

Edition 3484: 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:
At least 50 people have been killed in a fire at a factory in Bangladesh. It is feared many more remain trapped inside the building. 

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Ex-Dechert partner accused of lying to court claims 'global amnesia' | Law Gazette
  • LSB insists public wants lawyer competence checks | Law Gazette
  • A 15-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with murder and attempted murder following the fatal stabbing of a teenager. Tamim Ian Habimana, who was also 15, died shortly after he sustained a single stab wound on Woolwich New Road, Woolwich
  • Court of Appeal: Order of garnishee for the satisfaction of damages in litigation upheld against company - Irish Legal News 
  • An England fan said he had lost £2,000 after he bought fake tickets for the Euro 2020 final J
  • Call for 'automatic anonymisation' of WRC decisions to protect businesses and workers - Irish Legal News
  • Bill to restrict indoor dining to vaccinated customers only - Irish Legal News
  • Partner profits rebound by £155k at Fieldfisher | Law Gazette
  • The Charity Commission has set out an extensive array of guidance on COVID-19 for the charity sector | NLJ
  • Enforcing your IP rights – the power of a search order - Scottish Legal News
  • N.Y.C. Halts Plan to Move Homeless People From Hotels After Legal Filing #US
  • US: Stormy Daniels lawyer jailed for trying to extort $25m from Nike - Scottish Legal News
  • The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) is looking for a psychiatrist to serve as a fee-paid medical member on the First-Tier Tribunal Health Education and Social Care Chamber (Mental Health) | NLJ
  • Let UK rejoin Lugano, European lawyers demand | Law Gazette
  • No 10 ally on BBC board accused of trying to block senior editorial role. Theresa May’s former aide Robbie Gibb said to have warned broadcaster not to appoint ex-HuffPost editor Jess Brammar
  • Report: Drug addicts guilty of minor crimes should be spared prison - Scottish Legal News
  • Texas man who waited seven hours at polls is charged with voting illegally #US
  • 'Unjustifiable': Law Society denounces probate fee hike | Law Gazette 
  • London woman charged with murder of Mee Kuen Chong - Jemma Mitchell held over death of 67-year-old whose body was found in woodland in Devon 
  • PhD student hit with £17,000 bill by DWP after universal credit error - Widowed mother may have to drop her studies as the DWP seeks to claw back its overpayments 
  • Murder cases reopened in wake of Sally Challen appeal - At least five convictions could be sent back to court by the Criminal Cases Review Commission citing coercive abuse 
  • A landlord in Queens says her tenants curse and spit at her and owe more than $23,000 in rent. But an eviction moratorium keeps them from being kicked out #US
  • Child benefit: HMRC faces calls to refund thousands of taxpayers - A tribunal ruling may let parents and carers reclaim backdated charges from the tax office
  • EU votes for diplomats to boycott China Winter Olympics over #Uighur rights abuses - Non-binding resolution also calls for governments to impose further sanctions on China as tensions rise 
  • Science Doesn’t Support Idea That Marijuana Aids Athletes’ Performance - Contradictory data, contested claims and highly speculative research seem to be behind the Olympic ban on cannabinoids
  • The clinical negligence system is causing rising costs for the NHS while ‘perpetuating a culture of blame’, according to a report, ‘The safety of maternity services in England’ | NLJ
  • Firm that dismissed pregnant trainee cleared of discrimination | Law Gazette
  • Adam Hundt, of Deighton Pierce Glynn, and Alex Goodman, of Landmark Chambers have won the award for outstanding achievement at the annual LALYs (Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards) | NLJ 
  • Officers from British Transport Police were called to Green Park London Underground station on Friday evening following reports of a knife attack. The central London station has been closed
  • Law graduate' stabbed to death in horrific Stalybridge attack, Tamara Padi, 45 was found critically injured at an address in Greater Manchester
  • Sports governance – swimming caps, regulations and the drive for inclusivity - Scottish Legal News 
  • Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities are at significant risk of having their human rights breached by legislation to criminalise unauthorised encampments, a Parliamentary committee has warned | NLJ
  • Biden Will End Detention for Most Pregnant and Postpartum Undocumented Immigrants #US
  • Pandemic-related delays in medical treatment and operations have led to a spike in enquiries about clinical negligence | NLJ
  • Junior barristers' win rates almost on par with QCs, say researchers | Law Gazette
  • Ministers are considering exempting fully vaccinated NHS staff in England from having to self-isolate if they are traced as a Covid contact
  • Investigating a Building Collapse by Studying Clues From One Still Standing #US 
  • London Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Murdering Sarah Everard - Wayne Couzens had already admitted to kidnapping and raping the 33-year-old Ms. Everard, whose killing in March set off an outcry against gender violence in Britain
  • #Colombian Police Chief Gives Update on Haiti Assassination Suspects 
  • Citizens, Not the State, Will Enforce New Abortion Law in Texas #US 
  • Home Secretary Priti Patel’s laws to thwart asylum seekers attempts to cross the Channel were dealt a blow yesterday after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said it would no longer prosecute migrants - Scottish Legal News 
  • Nurse sacked over flexible working secures ‘landmark' victory | Law Gazette 
  • 'Think carefully before dropping your fees,' conveyancers told | Law Gazette
  • Supreme Court: 'no basis' for overturning parliament on two-child benefit limit | Law Gazette
  • Indian state-owned properties in Paris frozen as tax dispute with Cairn escalates - Scottish Legal News