23rd July - Law News

Edition 3496: 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:
An Israeli firm accused of supplying Pegasus spyware to governments has been linked to a list of tens of thousands of smartphone numbers, including those of activists, journalists, business executives and politicians around the world, according to reports.

Focus of the Day Article:
Bitter leadership dispute at India’s L&L Partners sparks 21-partner breakaway fir. Top New Delhi corporate lawyer Mohit Saraf unveils ‘modern’ and ‘inclusive’ Saraf & Partners  Full story - The Global Legal Post
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Pilot praises RAF Lakenheath plane spotter for saving his life
  • Sheriff solemn cases exceed pre-Covid average - Scottish Legal News
  • Partners of fraudster allowed defence against client claims | Law Gazette
  • Many popular websites fell offline on Thursday in a widespread global outage of service. Visitors attempting to reach some sites received DNS errors, meaning their requests could not reach the websites 
  • UK food workers to be exempt from Covid isolation 
  • Lawyer-turned-politician Des O'Malley passes away at 82 - Irish Legal News
  • Judicial conduct guidelines to close 'gap in judicial accountability' - Irish Legal News
  • An analysis of the Nationality and Borders Bill | Law Gazette
  • Some Tory MPs to boycott conference if vaccine passports required for entry
  • We have no confidence in Priti Patel, says Police Federation - Police officers in England and Wales furious at pay freeze after months on frontline of Covid crisis
  • The British tech entrepreneur Mike Lynch should be extradited to the US to face criminal fraud charges, a London judge has ruled - home secretary to have the final say 
  • Supreme Court: Condition of sentence restraining employment of accused person for seven years was disproportionate - Irish Legal News
  • Lords: ‘Legal but harmful’ online content regulation poses threat to free speech - Scottish Legal News
  • Solicitors could be forced down digital route on LPAs | Law Gazette
  • More than 220 groups criticise UK review of Human Rights Act - Charities, trade unions and belief groups among coalition, which is also attacking judicial review bill 
  • Judicial review bill to let judges modify quashing orders - Scottish Legal News 
  • Anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson has lost a High Court libel case brought by a Syrian schoolboy. Jamal Hijazi was filmed being attacked in the playground at Almondbury School in Huddersfield in October 2018
  • Law Society Scotland warns justice secretary to pay heed to presumption of innocence - Scottish Legal News
  • Croydon tram crash: Passengers accidentally killed, jury finds
  • Teodoro Obiang Mangue, vice-president of #EquatorialGuinea who is said to have spent £199,000 ($275,000) on a glove worn by Michael Jackson is among five people to receive new UK "anti-corruption" sanctions.
  • Subpostmasters wrongly convicted of offences in a Post Office IT scandal will get interim compensation of up to £100,000, the government has said. As of this week, a total of 59 former sub-postmasters have had their convictions quashed
  • NI: Stormont unanimously rejects proposal for Troubles 'statute of limitations' - Irish Legal News
  • Ashurst partner profits surpass £1m | Law Gazette
  • Offering more law degrees “could save struggling universities” - Legal Futures
  • Fiona McLeod: Update – revised property factors code of conduct - Scottish Legal News
  • Coping with Identity Threat as Minority in Nigeria | Igazeuma Okoroba 
  • Keith Brown promises reforms to raise conviction rate in sex cases - Scottish Legal News
  • Solicitor struck off for “reckless” prison legal aid claims - Legal Futures
  • Solicitor elected 'first black senior partner' at UK top 100 law firm | Law Gazette
  • Law firm uses exit shares to tempt consultants - Legal Futures 
  • Lord Matthews appointed to Inner House - Scottish Legal News
  • Chinese billionaire Cheung Chung-kiu granted planning permission to construct eight-storey, private palace overlooking Hyde Park - Westminster council unable to block grand plans for Knightsbridge property despite ban on “Monopoly board-style” homes 
  • Regulators target inconsistencies in approach to bullying and harassment - Legal Futures
  • The International Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 organisers have performed a U-turn over their stance to stop their social media teams from posting pictures of athletes taking the knee at these Olympic Games
  • Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape and sexual assault in LA trial - The convicted rapist is serving a 23-year prison term in New York and now faces the possibility of another sentence in California #US
  • Drug Distributors and J.&J. Reach $26 Billion Deal to End Opioids Lawsuits #US
  • 'Ringing alarm bells': concern mounts over Judicial Review Bill | Law Gazette 
  • Olympics opening ceremony director sacked for Holocaust joke - Footage of Kentaro Kobayashi from the 1990s recently emerged in which he seems to be making jokes about the Holocaust #Japan
  • Combatting Chemical Weapon Disinformation | Adaku Jane Echendu
  • Scotland’s malicious prosecution scandal – the silence is deafening - Scottish Legal News
  • DWF reports profit turnaround after office closures | Law Gazette
  • ECtHR: Post-mortem examination of baby violated parents’ humans rights - Scottish Legal News
  • #Argentina has unveiled a new national identity system for people who identify as non-binary. Under national law, Argentinians have the right to identify themselves as gender neutral
  • JR bill boosts online courts agenda | Law Gazette Jul 22, 2021
  • DWF profits up over a fifth to £172m as firm returns to pre-Covid activity - Irish Legal News
  • Donna Brennan joins BTO as legal director - Scottish Legal News 
  • Bill seeks to 'draw a line' on ouster clauses with new JR framework | Law Gazette