21st July - Law News

Edition 3494: 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:
 Pegasus spyware, made by Israel is capable of bypassing your phone's security and gaining complete access to your device - including emails, messages, GPS location, photos, video, and your phone's microphone. A Guardian investigation can now reveal widespread abuse of the Pegasus technology by government clients around the world who purchased the spyware from its Israeli manufacturer — the NSO Group. People who were selected as possible targets include journalists, lawyers and human rights defenders.

Focus of the Day Article:
A former Belgian judge was denied an effective remedy to challenge a judicial body’s decision in breach of her rights, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled.  Full story - Scottish Legal News
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Woman ‘stole diamonds worth £4.2m by swapping them for pebbles’. Court told Lulu Lakatos posed as gem expert to steal seven diamonds from Boodles in Mayfair, London
  • Retired solicitor sees off harassment claim over ‘puerile’ blog | Law Gazette
  • Blog: CJEU rules on liability of internet platforms for user uploads - Irish Legal News
  • A pragmatist seeking to restore high ideals | Law Gazette
  • UK firms owe HMRC £2.7 billion after VAT holiday - Scottish Legal News
  • Travellers from green and amber list countries may no longer face Covid checks on arrival in England, a union representing border staff has said. Officers will not routinely verify that arrivals have tested negative 
  • Getting camera-ready for interviews | Law Gazette
  • Human rights lawyers around the world allegedly targeted with Israeli-made spyware - Scottish Legal News
  • ‘Don’t do ADR on the cheap’ ​industry experts warn | Law Gazette
  • Dorothy Bain QC recuses herself from Rangers litigation - Scottish Legal News 
  • UK competition watchdog to gain new post-Brexit powers - Scottish Legal News 
  • Vaccination proof may be required to attend sports events of about 20,000 or more capacity
  • Rennie: Fraud probe into SNP shows the need to split Lord Advocate role - Scottish Legal News
  • Data breach claimants lose bid for anonymity in court | Law Gazette 
  • ECtHR: Lack of effective remedy for former judge breached human rights - Scottish Legal News
  • Nearly 100 confirmed cases of Covid in HMP Perth - Scottish Legal News 
  • Biden Administration Transfers Its First Detainee From Guantánamo Bay #US 
  • Borders bill 'risks driving wedge' between solicitor and client | Law Gazette 
  • Rockets could be heard exploding nearby during prayers in #Afghanistan to mark the start of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha
  • My legal life: Katherine Rayden, Rayden Solicitors - Profile | Law Gazette
  • High Court refuses to let law firm take place of deceased claimant - Legal Futures
  • Gilson Gray Financial Management acquires Westbourne Wealth Management - Scottish Legal News
  • A police officer in the centre of an alleged incident of police brutality in Newport has been taken off the front line, Gwent Police has confirmed
  • A Premier League footballer has been arrested on suspicion of child sex offences. The 31-year-old man, who has not been named for legal reasons, was detained on Friday by Greater Manchester Police
  • A man stuck in long tailbacks when a lorry fire shut a motorway started playing football on the carriageway
  • Women's state pension: Compensation closer for Waspi campaigners
  • Stronger rules on ongoing competence move step closer - Legal Futures 
  • LawtechUK proposals for legal data are a tall order | Law Gazette 
  • Solicitor who forged loan documents is struck off - Legal Futures 
  • Irwin Mitchell announces family-friendly pay policies - Scottish Legal News
  • How an organisation operates in the Global South, including its attack on sexual and reproductive rights in #Kenya
  • Ex-boss of London PI firm struck off over unpaid loans | Law Gazette 
  • New legislation to limit cost of credit on moneylending loans - Irish Legal News
  • Lawyer in the news: Jenny Wiltshire, Hickman & Rose - Profile | Law Gazette
  • How a proposed secrecy law would recast journalism as spying - Home Office plans would remove the public interest defence for whistleblowing, and could put reporters in jail
  • Terri Janke: the #Australian lawyer trying to stop Indigenous cultural theft 
  • A trainee solicitor who claimed that he was paid less than minimum wage during his traineeship has been awarded €24,155 in back pay - Irish Legal News 
  • Judges starting to show restraint on JRs, says lord chancellor | Law Gazette
  • Ben & Jerry's to stop sales in Palestinian territories - The company said it was "inconsistent with our values for Ben & Jerry's ice cream to be sold in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) #Israel
  • At least 430 migrants crossed the English Channel to the UK on Monday - a new record for a single day - the Home Office has said 
  • Covid: Isolation rules loosened for critical workers
  • Reed Smith staff taken off furlough | Law Gazette 
  • High Court: Hotelier must pay €200,000 domicile levy after court says his income is more than €1 million - Irish Legal News 
  • Pandemic cooperation keeps clin neg claims out of court | Law Gazette 
  • Walkers Ireland announces multiple senior lawyer promotions - Irish Legal News 
  • Minimum salary recommendation amended to include SQE candidates | Law Gazette 
  • Family farms and businesses to be excluded from care costs - Irish Legal News
  • Ex-Dechert partner accused of lying to court over SFO link | Law Gazette 
  • 100,000 sitting days: HMCTS sets out post-Covid action plan | Law Gazette
  • Best of the blogs - 17 July 2021 | Law Gazette