22nd July - Law News

Edition 3495: 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:
 Indian PM Narendra Modi has been accused of “treason” and spying on his main political rival, Rahul Gandhi, following reports of surveillance of Indian politicians, journalists, activists and government critics using Israeli-made spyware

Focus of the Day Article:
The High Court has refused an application from a London firm to be substituted for their deceased client in a £1.5m litigation claim. Mr Justice Marcus Smith ruled in Farrar & Anor v Miller that an assignment signed by Peter Farrar to his solicitors Candey Limited had transferred nothing to the firm and had no effect.  Full story - The Law Society Gazette
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Top-50 financial results table: updated live | Law Gazette
  • California couple whose gender-reveal party sparked a wildfire charged with 30 crimes - The pyrotechnic device sparked the destructive El Dorado fire, which destroyed five homes and killed one firefighter #US
  • Medical evidence must be up to date and focus on correct issues - Scottish Legal News
  • The discredited legal tactic that’s putting abused UK children in danger - Our family courts are allowing perpetrators to use the bogus idea of ‘parental alienation’ to gain access to their victims
  • Solicitor banned over forged signatures on loan application | Law Gazette
  • Grants awarded to 13 crofters - Scottish Legal News
  • Home Secretary Priti Patel has defended a new £54.2m deal with France to stem the rising number of migrants crossing the English Channel, denying that it was "sending good money after bad" after a £28.2m deal last November failed to limit crossings
  • #Spanish police have arrested a 22-year-old UK citizen, Joseph O'Connor in connection with the hacking of 130 high-profile Twitter accounts, including those of Elon Musk, Barack Obama and Kanye West
  • Words – how a right becomes a cost | Law Gazette
  • LSRA handled over 1,400 complaints in its first year as complaints body - Irish Legal News
  • Court blocks firm being substituted into claim of dead client | Law Gazette
  • A neo-Nazi who created two banned terrorist groups has been jailed for seven years. Andrew Dymock, 24, from Bath, was convicted of 12 terror offences and three hate crimes last month
  • New sentencing guidelines approved by High Court - Scottish Legal News
  • James Crawford when, as director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, he invited me, a non-lawyer, to become a member and pursue an interest in the political aspects of international law in the creation of the international court of justice
  • What does climate change mean for your practice? | Law Gazette
  • Emily Hunt fought to make sure no woman is filmed naked without consent
  • Eversheds Sutherland partners with Children's Rights Alliance - Irish Legal News
  • What is #SouthAfrica’s ‘inevitable showdown’ really about? - This crisis presents the chance for the government to accelerate the undoing of the country’s corruption and apartheid inheritance — otherwise risk its survival
  • Colonialism, dehumanisation and neoliberal state-building in #Palestine
  • Negligence action against lawyers over amputation not time-barred - Legal Futures
  • Dr Michael Heath: Families feared they cremated the wrong person - Two bereaved families feared they had "cremated the wrong person" due to errors in the post-mortem reports of a serially discredited pathologist
  • Government seeks regulator for electronic IDs | Law Gazette
  • Digital LPAs to be registered in two weeks under reform plan - Legal Futures
  • High Court: Planning permission for safe injection site near primary school quashed - Irish Legal News
  • Family Counselling, De-radicalization and Counter-Terrorism: The Danish and German programs in context. | Daniel Koehler
  • The growth game – better to buy than build? - Legal Futures
  • Law Society sounds warning against judicial review bill - Some fear legislation, to be published on Wednesday, will prevent challenges by most marginalised
  • Home working helps profits bounce back at Gateley | Law Gazette
  • Unsolicited sending of obscene images should be made illegal through the creation of a new offence of cyberflashing, a UK government-commissioned review recommended
  • More wrongfully convicted subpostmasters vindicated - Scottish Legal News
  • Journalists could face 14 years in prison for embarrassing the Government under proposed law change
  • Thomas Barrack, Trump Fund-Raiser, Is Indicted on Lobbying Charge - the chairman of Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, was accused of failing to register as a lobbyist for the United Arab Emirates, obstruction of justice and lying to investigators #US
  • Buckland hopes to deter crime with 'highly visible' unpaid work | Law Gazette 
  • Home advantage for Scotland’s Telders mooters - Scottish Legal News 
  • Vue cinema chain fined £750,000 over seat crush death
  • Parenting charity calls for ‘new vision’ for child contact centres - Scottish Legal News
  • Bullish Clifford Chance hails ‘strongest performance to date’ | Law Gazette
  • A top police officer will be put in charge of tackling violence against women and girls in England and Wales, the home secretary will announce. The creation of the role was recommended in a report after 33-year-old Sarah Everard was murdered in March
  • Covid cases pass 100 at HMP Perth - Scottish Legal News