16th July - Law News

Edition 3489: 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 top US military officer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley, was so shaken that then-President Donald Trump and his allies might attempt a coup or take other dangerous or illegal measures after the November election that Milley and other top officials informally planned for different ways to stop Trump, according to excerpts of an upcoming book

Focus of the Day Article:
The High Court has refused to grant an interlocutory injunction to restrain a company from selling valuable Dublin properties until shareholder oppression proceedings were fully resolved. The applicant alleged that there was serious mismanagement of the company which constituted oppression under section 212 of the Companies Act 2014. Full story - Irish Legal News

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Stephenson Harwood posts modest revenue drop as profitability rises 13% - The Global Legal Post
  • Plans submitted for electric battery 'gigafactory' in Coventry
  • Rights watchdog publishes equality review on Traveller accommodation - Irish Legal News
  • MPs call for complete reset of music streaming to ensure fair pay for artists
  • Venable poaches IP partner quintet from Dentons to expand US IP litigation group - The Global Legal Post
  • London casino let rich patrons racially abuse staff, tribunal hears - Ex-employee is suing Aspinalls in Mayfair for discrimination, alleging a ‘hostile and demeaning environment’
  • Top listed firm’s profits rebound – but no dividend this year | Law Gazette
  • Slaughter and May trials flexible working - Scottish Legal News
  • Actress Ruth Madeley reveals taxi driver ordeal outside London's Euston station. The driver told her it was "too difficult" to drop the wheelchair user at an accessible entrance and it wasn't his problem if she couldn't use stairs 
  • Herbert Smith Freehills records 5% revenue hike to hit £1bn turnover landmark - The Global Legal Post
  • Shoosmiths cements presence in Glasgow with office deal - Scottish Legal News
  • Workers under pressure to settle employment claims - Scottish Legal News
  • The prominent #Dutch crime reporter Peter R de Vries, who was shot and seriously wounded in central Amsterdam nine days ago, has died
  • Investigators have seized computers after searches at two homes over the leaking of CCTV footage of Matt Hancock kissing an aide in his office
  • Pandemic-driven remote working hindering antitrust investigations, survey finds, Evidence collection harder given greater volume of data sources, FTI Consulting report shows - The Global Legal Post
  • Government approves heads of bill to amend the Mental Health Act - Irish Legal News J
  • Reform of legal complaints system remains in logjam - Scottish Legal News
  • More newly-qualified solicitors promised salaries over £100,000 | Law Gazette
  • How Europe’s Ambitious New Climate Agenda Will Affect Businesses
  • Social media and aggressive behavior: to which extent social media influences aggression | Eleni Alexandropoulou
  • Sheriff Appeal Court finds Scottish Legal Aid Board not liable to pay statutory interest on overdue account - Scottish Legal News 
  • Matthew Howse, partner at Eversheds Sutherland in Belfast: Litigation trends in the post-Covid world - Irish Legal News 
  • Sheriff Joyce Powrie passed away on 8 July at the age of 65 - Scottish Legal News
  • The owners of Apt Cape Cod, a farm-to-table restaurant in Brewster, Mass., drew a line in the sand against customers’ rude behavior since being allowed to fully reopen #US
  • Around the house: newly-public Utz Brands names first general counsel - The Global Legal Post
  • Preparing your staff for returning to the office - Legal Futures
  • Lobbying laws to be strengthened - Irish Legal News
  • Priti Patel’s borders bill is designed to look tough, not solve any real problems
  • McFarlane won't rush family court guidance for 'Freedom Day' | Law Gazette
  • SMEs eye multi-disciplinary advisers amid increasing need for legal help - Legal Futures
  • Russia breached human rights law by failing to acknowledge same-sex couples - Scottish Legal News
  • DWP policy of cold-calling disabled people over benefit claims to end 
  • My Article Saying Trump Was Compromised by Russia Was Right #US 
  • Slaughter and May unveils trio of associate part-time working programmes - The Global Legal Post
  • Vladimir Putin personally authorised a secret spy agency operation to support a “mentally unstable” Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election during a closed session of #Russia’s national security council, according to leaked Kremlin documents
  • Poland court rules EU measures unconstitutional - European court of justice had demanded suspension of Polish reforms that could lift judges’ immunity 
  • Investment in lawtech companies doubles but firms lag behind - Legal Futures 
  • Offensive Weapons Act 2019
  • Changes to legislation brought about by the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 mean that from the July 14 it is an offence to possess certain items such as knuckledusters, throwing stars and zombie knives, even in private
  • Aarhus Regulation to be extended beyond NGOs - Scottish Legal News
  • It’s still unclear whether courts tolerate delays | Law Gazette 
  • High Court: Interlocutory injunction granted against Gemma O’Doherty for defamatory comments - Irish Legal News
  • First firms join new umbrella ABS platform - Legal Futures
  • UK law firm financial results tracker - The Global Legal Post 
  • The Sackler Family's Opioid Settlement and Billionaire Justice - The Sackler family is poised to evade litigation stemming from its role in the opioid crisis. Here's how it happened #US
  • #Korean palm oil giant has been rejected from world's leading green certification body in the wake of an investigation - evidence found that the Korindo group had been buying up swathes of Asia's largest remaining rainforests
  • Leading firm offers lawyers part-time options and job shares | Law Gazette