20th July - Law News

Edition 3493: 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 Bar Council of England and Wales - Meeting of the Bar Council – 10 July 2021

Focus of the Day Article:
The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge against the two-child limit on the individual element of child tax credit payments. In a unanimous judgment delivered by Lord Reed, the Court held that the provision imposing the limit was not contrary to the appellants’ Convention rights. The Court found that the rule was potentially indirectly discriminatory against women, as well as children living in households with more than two children. However, any such discrimination could be validly justified and was considered to be proportionate on the basis of ‘protecting the economic well-being of the country’.  Full story - UK Human Rights Blog
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Why leadership today has to be a collective pursuit - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/ksUbXs98Zd
  • Plans to make Covid vaccine passports mandatory at nightclubs are "deeply concerning," Greater Manchester's night-time economy advisor has said https://t.co/EF5NsLN5mn
  • Kanwar Yatra cancelled in Uttar Pradesh after Supreme Court suo motu intervention | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/VGUXWpuV7h 
  • Northern's self-service ticket machines hit by ransomware cyber attack https://t.co/GZPszx0Zy
  • #Turkey says EU headscarf ruling ‘grants legitimacy to racism’ https://t.co/Fj00VIvQ8K
  • A Florida man has become the first to be sentenced to prison for his part in the US Capitol riots on 6 January #US https://t.co/xcyfHNsTdh
  • An extreme heat weather warning for parts of the UK has been issued for the first time by the Met Office https://t.co/5GH0YX7zKd 
  • People attending nightclubs and other venues where large crowds gather in England will need to be fully vaccinated from the end of September, the government says https://t.co/y5ujprVM8
  • Numerous jurisdictions around #Australia have recently passed sweeping reforms to defamation law, which could have a substantial impact on major cases in the future, and arguably could have altered the circumstances of recent trials - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/TOWBXPF1Dn
  • Child Tax Credit: Two-Child Limit and the Limits of Review - UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/brYaOrZbbf
  • 5 habits of high-performing lawyers: An outsider’s view - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/YuW3DY9rzk
  • Keen to start live streaming of Supreme Court proceedings; working on full court consensus: CJI NV Ramana | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/z484YPFNq
  • Political extremism, conflict identities and the search for ontological security in contemporary established democracies | Ben Rich https://t.co/N945ZQkW5N
  • Too soon to celebrate a win for female lawyers in #Australia - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/QWnWTbwaq9
  • Jury Awards $125 Million After Walmart Fires Woman With Down Syndrome #US https://t.co/tv6fKLSGHH
  • NI: Journalist challenges PSNI in tribunal over Troubles-era secrecy - Irish Legal News https://t.co/yiNCc92D8Y
  • 7 Indian and 3 Foreign Law Firms help Paytm raise India’s largest IPO | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/rD9YCndvUG
  • The Guantánamo prosecutors’ use of information from a brutal interrogation had troubled Biden administration lawyers and was a source of tension with the chief prosecutor at Guantánamo Bay, who will retire soon #US https://t.co/z4quxAWg4O
  • Constitution the North Star against which State action is judged, irrespective of govt's electoral legitimacy: Justice DY Chandrachud | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/fuIXu12Dmp
  • More NHS claims settling without proceedings as costs payouts fall - Legal Futures https://t.co/xXaIbRIrGv
  • Barrister reprimanded for pushing female practitioner’s head towards crotch - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/k2LfKUtVFV
  • Solicitor fined for signing divorce client up to unlawful DBA - Legal Futures https://t.co/91EWIkYpwV
  • JUDGMENT - R (on the application of SC, CB and 8 children) (Appellants) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and others (Respondents) https://t.co/OlCcEOZ6wy
  • US judge allows lawsuit against Grenfell Tower cladding firm https://t.co/UF7QGcLF0J
  • Only 10% of new BPTC graduates found pupillage due to Covid - Legal Futures https://t.co/sX3LTNBmgK
  • CMC boss banned for encouraging bogus holiday sickness cases - Legal Futures https://t.co/SAI2YHL0vR
  • U.S. Moves to Return Antiquity Said to Be Stolen From #Cambodia - Prosecutors say a sacred work known as “Skanda on a Peacock” was sold at one point by Douglas A.J. Latchford, a collector who was accused of trafficking stolen artifacts https://t.co/uj2lSSeUQq
  • Conspiracy theories about SouthKorea’s turbulent past have spread online. Now the government is pushing criminal penalties to crack down on misinformation https://t.co/8GhhUaFHsn
  • NI: Latest report shows continued improvement for Northern Ireland's labour market - Irish Legal News https://t.co/YOZgXAA8m0
  • An American father and son have been sentenced for their role in ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's escape from #Japan in 2019. The Tokyo court sentenced US Special Forces veteran Michael Taylor to two years in prison https://t.co/5sNGnHXKhQ
  • British right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins to be deported from Australia over quarantine rules https://t.co/zf7YuoV3fa
  • Firms across #Australia, big and small, have completed their 2021 promotions rounds, with many appointing new partners. For those joining the partnership ranks, there are critical lessons to learn - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/SnJVSQHuiH
  • A&O equity partners earned $3.3m profit in past year - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/Q4ZggtIK9
  • Calls for legal review of UK welfare screening system which factors in age https://t.co/Vf0RZjioK9
  • Explaining the HSE's complaints procedure - Irish Legal News https://t.co/l9L4MidWkl 
  • New Liberals, ex-prosecutors assemble legal team to launch private criminal case against Christian Porter - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/JVWoznXQdv
  • Court cannot be oblivious to legitimate expectation of COVID-19 warriors for higher education: Supreme Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/yiZn3jqftJ
  • Knife crime in Cardiff: The scourge of the city as told by those who have lost everything https://t.co/2jVz3ytpsp
  • Rights activists, journalists and lawyers around the world have been targeted with phone malware sold to authoritarian governments by an #Israeli surveillance firm, media reports say https://t.co/oTPHEioOEJ 
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged caution as most legal restrictions on social contact lift in England https://t.co/qDJuv54sFz