17th July - Law News

Edition 3490: 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:
In a significant and welcome ruling, a Haryana (India) court on Friday rejected the bail plea of a 19-year-old man arrested this week for allegedly making hate speeches - he allegedly made comments urging the abduction and killing of girls from a particular religious community at a gathering attended by Haryana BJP spokesperson and Karni Sena president Suraj Pal Amu.
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Firm stung by home seller who turned out to be a fraudster | Law Gazette
  • Solicitor who embezzled more than £12,500 given community payback order - Scottish Legal News
  • DWP backs down on benefit 'offer' ahead of JR hearing | Law Gazette
  • Criminal prosecutions for Troubles killings to be ended under UK government plan - Scottish Legal News
  • Polish judges defy CJEU over right-wing government’s reforms - Scottish Legal News
  • Face masks and screens set to stay in court buildings after 19 July | Law Gazette
  • Lawscot Foundation celebrates first ever graduates - Scottish Legal News
  • General Court of the EU dismissed action by Nike and Converse over Netherlands tax ruling - Scottish Legal News
  • Judicial diversity goes into reverse as barristers dominate | Law Gazette 
  • Immigration lawyers form representative body - Irish Legal News
  • No concerns raised by EU-UK TCA, says Faculty - Scottish Legal News 
  • 'No sacred cows' in lawtech revolution, industry body says | Law Gazette 
  • Boris Johnson's university friend gets ethics watchdog role - former lawyer Ewen Fergusson will begin a five-year stint on the Committee on Standards in Public Life next month
  • The Church of England has been heavily criticised after a priest took his own life due to a mishandled inquiry into false child abuse allegations. Father Alan Griffin, 78, died in November 2020 having spent a year under investigation
  • How your personal data is being scraped from social media
  • Two solicitors nominated for appointment as District Court judges - Irish Legal News
  • NI: Criminal prosecutions for Troubles killings to be ended under UK government plan - Irish Legal News
  • Regulator fears consumers are missing out on LEI | Law Gazette
  • GB News pulls Guto Harri off air after ‘taking the knee’ row - Sources say presenter has been ‘cancelled’ after his onscreen actions triggered viewer backlash from ultra-conservative viewers
  • €300,000 target set as Calcutta Run goes virtual for 2021 - Irish Legal News
  • Opportunities to improve outcomes for children with a parent in prison 'being missed' - Irish Legal News
  • Police and CPS must work together to address falling rape prosecutions – report - The watchdogs found both organisations were more cautious in investigating and prosecuting cases compared with other crimes
  • Goodwin continues private equity expansion with ex-Kramer Levin corporate co-chair hire - The Global Legal Post
  • Partner and firm fined for not recognising 'own interest' conflict - Legal Futures
  • American and Asian lawyer groups step in to condemn China sanctions | Law Gazette
  • Scottish parties call for fair gratuities code - Scottish Legal News
  • Israel has refused to extradite Tomás Zerón, accused of torture and evidence tampering, because of #Mexico’s criticism of the country, an Israeli official said
  • Video of Man Tasered on Subway Raises Questions About Policing - A video of a violent arrest raised questions about balancing a push to enforce laws in the subway against concerns about police abuses #US
  • Legal aid solicitor elected PCC seeks to put 'community' back into policing | Law Gazette
  • Sex Pistols in legal dispute over Danny Boyle's new TV series - Guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook are suing frontman John Lydon to allow the use of their songs
  • Lammy hits out at "absolute scandal" of judicial diversity - Legal Futures
  • Law firm rebuked for AML failure caused by third-party ID checker - Legal Futures
  • Former solicitor, 96, believed to be UK’s oldest new graduate - Archie White awarded fine arts degree from East Sussex College aged 96 years and 56 days
  • Marcus Rashford mural graffiti 'not racial', say police who are frequently wrong on identifying racism and cleansing its own house
  • A motorway remains closed as emergency services continue painstaking work at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash in which people are believed to have died
  • Scottish government’s community justice aims not yet being met - Scottish Legal News
  • Rehabilitating the Prevent Strategy | Fahid Qurashi
  • Buckland clashes with parliamentary committee on human rights evidence | Law Gazette
  • Eversheds Sutherland unveils 5.3% global revenue rise as non-US PEP nears £1m - The Global Legal Post
  • Strategic housing developments to be scrapped following judicial review challenges - Irish Legal News
  • Magic circle firm celebrates massive annual profit growth | Law Gazette 
  • Legislation for rescue framework for small companies clears Oireachtas - Irish Legal News
  • 'We're being careful': HMCTS reassures court users ahead of 'freedom day' | Law Gazette
  • EU agrees to widen access to environmental justice | Law Gazette
  • Police and the Crown Prosecution Service are involved in a blame game over a drop in rape prosecutions, a watchdogs' report has said. CPS figures for 2019-20 show 1,439 suspects were convicted of rape or lesser offences in England and Wales
  • Arbitration services group opens for business in London and Washington DC - The Global Legal Post
  • Department of Justice to draw up strategy on domestic, sexual and gender-based violence - Irish Legal News