15th July - Law News

Edition 3488: 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:
Warning: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that the following story contains the name and image of a person who has died. A 43-year-old man from New South Wales has become the ninth First Nations person to die in custody in year.The man's family have identified him as Ngemba man Frank Coleman.  He was found unresponsive in his cell at Sydney's Long Bay Jail last Thursday. His family say he was in good health leading up to his death. Stan Grant says comparing to the response to COVID, it shows what a country like Australia care about.

Focus of the Day Article:
The government’s principal legal advisers are likely to be expected to work 40% of their contracted hours in the office after Covid restrictions are lifted, the Gazette understands. On Monday prime minister Boris Johnson announced that the majority of legal restrictions will be removed from 19 July and people will no longer be instructed to work from home. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Silent library and a fitness studio: Inside a post-pandemic HQ | Law Gazette
  • Specialist accreditations awarded for BTO lawyers - Scottish Legal News
  • Ibiza, Majorca, Menorca and Formentera are being moved onto the government's amber travel list for England. The Balearic Islands will join the list from 04:00 BST on Monday, 15 days after they were moved to the green watchlist
  • Watchdogs consider investigation of Cressida Dick over Daniel Morgan case - Met commissioner’s conduct was criticised in report into police corruption after 1987 unsolved murder
  • Kent court to close but HMCTS finds local alternative | Law Gazette
  • Kenny MacAskill echoes calls for Lord Advocate’s roles to be split - Scottish Legal News
  • Law Society expresses impatience with slow court re-opening - Scottish Legal News
  • Inner House rejects appeal by man who alleged noxious fumes from water treatment plant were entering his garden - Scottish Legal News
  • The European Union has announced a raft of climate change proposals aimed at pushing it towards its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050
  • Google fined €500m in #France over failure to strike news deal - Scottish Legal News
  • The Met Police has denied its policing operation at the Euro 2020 final failed, claiming it had warned Wembley that many ticketless fans were on the way
  • Long queues have formed outside shops and petrol stations in #SouthAfrica's port city of Durban following days of unrest sparked by the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma
  • Online racists to be banned from football matches, vows Boris Johnson 
  • Racist abuse of England players - A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of an offence under the Malicious Communications Act, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said
  • Banks face £1bn class action over forex rigging | Law Gazette
  • Court of Session decision provides insight into a difficult balancing act - Scottish Legal News
  • Man comes back from brink of death to earn law degree - Scottish Legal News
  • Pinsent Masons updates bonus scheme - Scottish Legal News
  • #US: Judge allows lawsuit against gunmaker over synagogue shooting to proceed - Scottish Legal News
  • Calls made for military rape cases to be tried in civilian courts - Scottish Legal News
  • Public access barrister suspended over "hostile emails" to solicitors - Legal Futures
  • Brodies appointed to legal panel for London Universities Purchasing Consortium - Scottish Legal News
  • Blockchain network aims to provide “missing link” for conveyancing - Legal Futures
  • Profit jumps by 30% at Herbert Smith Freehills | Law Gazette
  • #US federal judge ruled that the city of New York was transferring homeless people to group shelters without adequate consideration for their health
  • High Court rules against firm over DBA with bankrupt client | Law Gazette
  • Mediators warn against compulsory ADR “on the cheap” - Legal Futures 
  • High Court president 'speechless' at appointment of just five extra judges - Irish Legal News
  • Portsmouth have begun an investigation after some of their academy players allegedly used racially abusive language in the wake of England's Euro 2020 final defeat
  • Waterstones says it will encourage its customers to continue wearing face coverings in its stores after they cease to be compulsory after 19 July
  • Barrister and ABS owner launches legal recruitment firm - Legal Futures
  • LSB pushes for greater take-up of legal expenses insurance - Legal Futures
  • Inner House reverses tribunal decision that teacher who had indecent images on computer was unfairly dismissed - Scottish Legal News
  • BME people in England still facing racial inequality, report says - Legislation, institutional practices and society’s customs continue to harm BME groups, Runnymede Trust report says
  • City firm claiming furlough money despite $1.5m partner profits | Law Gazette
  • Law Society of Ireland calls for mental health law reform - Irish Legal News
  • Litigation funding: Maturity and mergers - Legal Futures
  • Bill for phased opening of indoor hospitality to be introduced within days - Irish Legal News
  • Troubles legacy: Victims' concern over government statement - It is believed the proposals involve a statute of limitations that would end all prosecutions in Troubles-related cases pre-dating the 1998 peace deal
  • Websites for a #Russian-linked ransomware gang blamed for attacks on hundreds of businesses worldwide have gone offline. Monitors say a payment website and a blog run by the REvil group became suddenly unreachable on Tuesday
  • An outbreak of Covid-19 has been confirmed on the Royal Navy's flagship, HMS Queen Elizabeth. There have been around 100 cases on the aircraft carrier, which is part way through a world tour
  • Tardy defendant allowed to fight £101m case ‘by skin of his teeth’ | Law Gazette
  • Kennedys appoints Irish partner to lead EMEA operations - Irish Legal News
  • Court of Appeal: Injunction granted against prosecution of 88-year-old man in historic sexual abuse case - Irish Legal News
  • John Cairns, professor of civil law at Edinburgh Law School, to chair roundtable on race and the Scottish Enlightenment - Scottish Legal News
  • Compulsory vaccinations for care home staff in England backed by MPs 
  • Law Society issues Covid court warning ahead of ‘freedom day’ | Law Gazette
  • CPS diversity declaration rule to put chambers under spotlight - Legal Futures
  • Transvaginal mesh: contracts awarded for private surgery - Scottish Legal News
  • England fan who stormed Euro 2020 final at Wembley defends his actions - ‘Pablo’, 24, estimates at least 5,000 ticketless fans got into Wembley on Sunday and explains how they did it
  • #Dutch government sued at World Bank tribunal for fossil fuel phase out plan
  • The Special Tribunal for #Lebanon: What does its closure mean for Lebanon?
  • A Review on Environmental Impact Assessment of Modunaghat Water Treatment Plant, Chattogram, Bangladesh | Syed Rafid Tahmid
  • Hoagy Carmichael was an attorney, a singer and one of the great songwriter/musicians of the great American songbook era