14th July - Law News

Edition 3487: 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 45 people have now died in the violence that has been engulfing parts of South Africa since the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma last week. This includes 10 people killed in a stampede during looting on Monday night at a shopping centre in Soweto, the country's biggest township. Almost 800 people have been arrested in the unrest that began last Thursday and turned violent over the weekend.

Focus of the Day Article:
There is near unanimity among the public that lawyers should have to demonstrate more actively than now that they remain competent throughout their careers, the Legal Services Board has found. Research commissioned by the oversight regulator uncovered concerns that the existing arrangements leave room for incompetence to go undetected and unchallenged. Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn: How I escaped #Japan in a box
  • Face coverings must be worn on London's transport network despite restrictions easing on 19 July, London's mayor says
  • Australia deal may open Pacific door to UK lawyers | Law Gazette
  • Magnus Mackay joins Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP - Scottish Legal News
  • Ivana Bacik to swap Seanad for Dáil after by-election victory - Irish Legal News
  • Master of the rolls gives green light to mandatory ADR | Law Gazette
  • The law should recognise Branson's astronaut wings | Law Gazette
  • NI: Sexual orientation discrimination case against health trust settled for £2,000 - Irish Legal News
  • At least a dozen gardaí subject to domestic abuse barring orders - Irish Legal News
  • Old stations net Police Scotland more than £28m - Scottish Legal News
  • NI: Parental contact to be allowed during prison visits - Irish Legal News 
  • The SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has used parliamentary privilege to identify a former soldier facing two murder charges over his actions on Bloody Sunday
  • Public-access barrister who told judge falsehood is suspended | Law Gazette
  • Aberdeen DPLP students take bronze in international negotiation competition - Scottish Legal News
  • An education union is providing legal advice to school leaders under pressure from parents who are threatening to bring in lawyers if they are not satisfied with their children’s exam grades this summer
  • My legal life: Jago Russell, Fair Trials - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings into security breaches at the Euro 2020 final. Fans fought with stewards and police as they attempted to break through gates for Sunday's showcase event
  • The government has fended off an attempt by MPs to force it to reverse its cut to spending on overseas aid. The House of Commons voted by a majority of 35 to keep the budget for international development at 0.5% of national income
  • Formula 1 driver Lando Norris was mugged and his team-issued watch worth £40,000 stolen after the Euro 2020 final at Wembley on Sunday
  • Police Scotland has launched a formal investigation into the SNP's finances after receiving complaints about how donations to the party were used - Seven people made complaints to the police, which has set up a probe following talks with prosecutors
  • Government guidance on whether nightclub owners should make their customers show Covid passports is "disingenuous and unclear", a senior industry spokesman has said
  • Scotland is to move to level zero of Covid restrictions on 19 July, but mandatory use of face coverings is to remain in place for "some time"
  • News focus: Client satisfaction surges – time to give the profession a break? | Law Gazette
  • ‘Hidden’ luxury property market thriving in Scotland - Scottish Legal News
  • Just Employment Law and Partick Thistle team up in aid of charity - Scottish Legal News
  • Specialist bar association for climate issues to be launched - Irish Legal News
  • Democratic politicians in Texas have left their state en masse in an effort to prevent Republicans there from passing a law to tighten voting rules #US
  • Firm faces £20k costs bill despite winning unfair dismissal case | Law Gazette
  • NI: Action needed to help courts with debt collection and historic debts - Irish Legal News
  • Killer Colin Pitchfork to be released from prison after challenge fails - Parole Board rejects government call to re-examine decision to free man who murdered two schoolgirls
  • Met Police seize record £180m of cryptocurrency in London
  • Over £6 million for state-of-the-art forensic laboratory - Scottish Legal News
  • Free speech bill gives legal protection to hate speech, says Labour
  • Lawyer in the news: Claire Hall, Child Poverty Action Group - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Arrest in #Haiti Assassination Leaves Some Baffled: ‘Nobody Ever Heard of Him’
  • The EU countries 'pushing back' asylum seekers at sea
  • City results season kicks off on a high | Law Gazette
  • Why we should be giving therapy to violent offenders - As a forensic psychiatrist I have learned that helping prisoners confront their offences is best for them, and for society 
  • #US President Biden Hosts Meeting on Gun Violence Prevention -
  • Are Online Legal Services Really A Competition To Lawyers?
  • Apple might leave the UK market, claims lawyer in patent case
  • ‘Kraken’ lawyer weeps in court hearing as she faces sanctions over backing Trump’s ‘Big Lie’ on election fraud #US
  • Carlisle doctor to face allegations at tribunal including failing to appear for shifts
  • Former Carillion workers win right to seek compensation after tribunal ruling
  • UK tribunal hears competing forex claims in first-ever carriage dispute 
  • Law Society HQ prepares to reopen | Law Gazette
  • England footballer Tyrone Mings has accused the home secretary Priti Patel of pretending to be disgusted by racist abuse, after she previously described taking the knee as "gesture politics"
  • The removal of Allen Weisselberg from dozens of subsidiaries could signal a looming shake-up in former President Donald Trump’s family business #US
  • Robin Munro obituary - Human rights activist devoted to exposing abuses in China and observing people’s aspirations to freedom
  • Irish researchers collecting evidence on displacement of Palestinian Bedouin - Irish Legal News
  • Case for genderless passports to be made at Supreme Court today - Scottish Legal News
  • Revealed: what judges really think of budgeting | Law Gazette
  • High Court: Two-year limitation period against a deceased’s estate does not apply to CAB proceeds of crime application - Irish Legal News
  • Supreme Court holds ‘two-child’ tax credit limit compatible with ECHR rights - Scottish Legal News
  • Appeal judges back higher costs where claimant has died | Law Gazette