1st July - Law News

Edition 3474: 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:
Everyone looking to qualify through the SQE route - introduced this September - will need to have completed at least two years' work qualifying work experience (QWE)
  Focus of the Day Article:
Lawyers should have to take online tests every 10 years to prove that they remain competent in their specialist fields, Sarah Chambers, chair of the Legal Services Consumer Panel (LSCP), said. Meanwhile, new research by the Legal Services Board (LSB) has revealed strong public backing for a tougher approach to continuing competence across the profession. Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Average house price in Scotland up 92 per cent since 2003 - Scottish Legal News
  • Former #US President Donald Trump's company and its finance chief are expected to be charged on Thursday with alleged tax-related crimes
  • Anderson Strathern reappointed by Crown Estate Scotland - Scottish Legal News 
  • Pinsent Masons to cut global carbon emissions by at least 50 per cent - Scottish Legal News
  • #Honduran state responsible for trans woman’s murder – Landmark ruling orders state to pay reparations, protect trans people and legalise gender change
  • Figures reveal £50,000 gulf in law graduate pay | Law Gazette 
  • Appointments at BBM Solicitors - Scottish Legal News
  • Nearly 2,000 Covid cases in Scotland have been linked to people watching Euro 2020 football matches
  • Europe-based England fans offered Ukraine tickets
  • #US comedian Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction has been overturned by Pennsylvania's Supreme Court, paving the way for his release. Cosby, 83, has served more than two years of a three to 10-year sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia
  • #Serbian secret police chiefs face verdict over atrocities in Croatia and Bosnia
  • NI: House completions at decade high as end of stamp duty holiday looms - Irish Legal News
  • Employment and family law cases dominate FLAC helpline in pandemic year - Irish Legal News
  • #Spain backs bill allowing teenagers to change official gender without medical checks
  • Law firms borrow £700m to deal with coronavirus fallout | Law Gazette 
  • SSBA survey: What is your preferred option for disbursement of resilience fund? - Scottish Legal News
  • Solicitor jailed for GBH avoids being struck off - Legal Futures
  • David Harter obituary: lawyer and campaigner who left a busy practice as a barrister in order to set up Islington Law Centre in the early 1970
  • Lawyers should have to take competence tests “every 10 years” - Legal Futures
  • ‘Product of fantasy’: Linklaters exonerated in harassment claim | Law Gazette
  • Hong Kong’s courts should reflect #China’s will, says official
  • Belfast court dismisses legal challenge to Brexit Northern Ireland protocol - Ruling is boost to UK and EU negotiators who are expected to announce new arrangements 
  • Pauline Latham MP picks up bill to end child marriage in England and Wales - MP to take over private member’s bill proposed by Sajid Javid to raise legal age to 18, after his promotion to health secretary
  • Property Standardisation Group celebrates 20th anniversary - Scottish Legal News
  • Malta, Madeira, and the Balearic Islands have been added to the UK's travel green list. They are joined by a number of UK overseas territories and Caribbean islands 
  • Judge criticises solicitor for "woeful" conduct of her own divorce - Legal Futures
  • Supreme Court: Quinn Insurance ordered to pay €5m to cover PwC’s costs while security for costs is being calculated - Irish Legal News
  • Privacy Watchdog's Report on N.S.A. System Fell Short, Members Say #US
  • Hong Kong's Security Law: One Year Later, a City Remade - Neighbors are urged to report on one another. Children are taught to look for traitors. Officials are pressed to pledge their loyalty #China
  • Ex-Dechert partner rebuts negligence allegations | Law Gazette
  • Child Maintenance Service statistics: data to March 2021 (experimental)
  • New legislation set to replace EU rules will grant the government and councils greater freedom to support businesses, the business secretary has said
  • "I can't wait to see the piece of paper that says this is safe to fly and safe to sell." - Flying car completes test flight between airports
  • Residents of a Florida apartment building that collapsed last week received a letter in April warning of worsening structural damage #US
  • Settled status: EU citizens urged to apply to stay in UK now or lose rights
  • HMRC leading over 12,000 interventions into use of coronavirus support schemes - Scottish Legal News 
  • Better science to ensnare corporate polluters in court - Scottish Legal News
  • Top judges doubt whether costs budgeting works, master reveals | Law Gazette
  • The European Union (EU) is to formally agree to postpone a ban on some British meat products being sold in NI
  • SPF General Secretary who posted comedy GIF in Twitter debate over Sheku Bayoh death loses challenge against misconduct proceedings - Scottish Legal News 
  • Video: Community buyouts in Eigg and Ulva - Scottish Legal News 
  • Former solicitor jailed after defrauding own firm of £2.3m | Law Gazette
  • Melissa Caddick convinced 72 investors to hand over $23m to ‘sham’ business, court told #Australia