19th July - Law News

Edition 3492: 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:
Several protesters arrested after altercations break out between marches supporting and opposing transgender rights in Los Angeles, United States

Focus of the Day Article:
Legal expenses insurance is rarely used by consumers and should be more widely promoted as a solution to unmet legal needs, the Legal Services Board (LSB) has said. Full story - New Law Journal
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Scottish and Welsh ministers demand respect for devolution - Scottish Legal News
  • Law degrees: the saving grace for UK universities? - Legal Cheek
  • Nine new devils receive scholarships from Faculty - Scottish Legal News
  • City firms publish strong financial results despite Covid disruption - Legal Cheek
  • Govan Law Centre hails successes in face of ‘challenging’ year - Scottish Legal News
  • Forensic examination: the case for a criminal review commission in #Australia
  • Hogan Lovells and Simmons latest to up junior lawyer pay - Legal Cheek
  • Majority of Covid misinformation came from 12 people, report finds - CCDH finds ‘disinformation dozen’ have combined following of 59 million people across multiple social media platforms
  • Court of Appeal: Murder convictions overturned for two men in joint enterprise case - Irish Legal News
  • Supermarkets have warned they will have to cut opening hours or even shut shops if the number of workers forced to self-isolate continues to rise
  • Slaughter and May offers junior lawyers 'job share' option - Legal Cheek
  • Poland’s disciplinary rules for judges break EU law - Scottish Legal News
  • MoD ‘using scare tactics’ to force public away from ancient woodland - Walkers and cyclists defy closure of Ash Ranges they say is illegal under 1876 grant to armed forces
  • 8 legal cases that shaped history… retold on TikTok - Legal Cheek
  • Protesters demand wealthy MP pays up for family’s slave trade past - Rally outside home of Conservative Richard Drax demands reparations for 200 years of trade in Barbados
  • Trainee solicitor dismissed a month after revealing pregnancy loses employment case - Legal Cheek
  • Law student-led Oxford Uni a cappella group belt out Bruno Mars hit - Legal Cheek
  • Conditions banning radical preacher Anjem Choudary from public speaking have been lifted. He was jailed for five-and-a-half years in 2016 after being convicted of inviting support for the Islamic State group
  • Disabled teenager mounts legal challenge after benefits cut off - Cameron Mitchell, 19, and his mother seek to overturn rule after payments suspended while he was in hospital
  • The prime minister and chancellor will now self-isolate as normal after contact with Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who tested positive for coronavirus - they had refused earlier until public criticism forced action
  • Scottish care home owner banned for six years for failing to explain £518,000 spend - Scottish Legal News
  • A&O partner profits leap 17% to £1.9 million - Legal Cheek
  • Priti Patel ‘misled’ MPs over plans for protest crackdown - FoI responses suggest home secretary did not consult Police Federation and did not have data on modern slavery
  • Images of 10 men being sought in connection with disorder which saw ticketless fans try to force their way into Wembley ahead of the Euro 2020 final have been released by police
  • The prime minister and chancellor will not be self-isolating after contact with Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who has tested positive for coronavirus
  • Insurers were already skittish after losses from repeated hurricanes. The recent condo collapse has brought new insecurity. How long will Florida’s coast be insurable? #US 
  • Barrister complains that judge is 'rubbishing' their arguments - Irish Legal News
  • Fraudsters use fake Reed Smith ID card in Bitcoin ‘romance scam’ - Legal Cheek 
  • Bar course pass rates drop 18% during pandemic - Legal Cheek 
  • Top-50 financial results table: updated live | Law Gazette
  • Linklaters retains 45 of 48 autumn qualifying trainees - Legal Cheek 
  • Extradition cases tripled in four months - Irish Legal News
  • Allen & Overy results reveal £1.9 million earnings for equity partners - Scottish Legal News
  • Virtual student event NEXT WEEK: Secrets to Success London — with Clyde & Co, Dechert, Pinsent Masons and ULaw - Legal Cheek