26th July - Law News

Edition 3499: 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:
Though the apartheid regime was dismantled 27 years ago, the question of 'racial justice' still looms large in South Africa. The recent unrest has left the country on the brink, and the crisis has touched every community.

Focus of the Day Article:
The government has introduced its Judicial review and Courts Bill to parliament, to widespread dismay among lawyers. The Bill follows Lord Faulks’s Independent Review of Administrative Law last year into the balance between citizens’ rights to challenge government decisions and the need for effective government.  Full story - New Law Journal
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Osborne Clarke raises London junior lawyer pay to £80k - Legal Cheek
  • NQ lawyer pay hits £90k at Travers - Legal Cheek 
  • NI: Latest edition of conveyancing journal Folio published - Irish Legal News
  • Pay training contract and qualifying work experience trainees the same, Law Society tells firms - Legal Cheek
  • FSA chief says making proof of vaccination mandatory at football matches could cause 'chaos'
  • A speech at a protest rally that likened NHS nurses and doctors to Nazis executed after World War Two has been condemned by nursing leaders. The Metropolitan Police said officers were assessing a video of the speech by former nurse Kate Shemirani
  • BCLP keeps 19 out of 22 autumn qualifying trainees - Legal Cheek
  • Applications now open for Legal Cheek Virtual Pupillage Fair - Legal Cheek
  • Disproportionate targeting of Jamaicans for deportation from UK, data suggests - FoI figures from Home Office indicate that nationals of particular countries who commit crimes appear more likely to be removed
  • Clifford Chance partner profits up 9% to £1.85 million - Legal Cheek 
  • The government has introduced its Judicial review and Courts Bill to parliament, to widespread dismay among lawyers | NLJ
  • More than 250 convicted of child sexual abuse in UK and Ireland while in Scout movement - Analysis raises questions about the organisation’s safeguarding procedures 
  • UK government sets aside up to £233m to cover Post Office payouts - Hundreds of people running post offices were forced to pay out for shortfalls caused by faulty Horizon computer system
  • Foreign Office is ‘complicit in British man’s #Somalia torture’ - ‘David Taylor’ claims hooding, sensory deprivation and waterboarding was to persuade him to cooperate with the CIA
  • #Australian politicians have condemned protests against coronavirus restrictions amid a rise in cases 
  • Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters who gathered outside First Minister Mark Drakeford's home "crossed the line", his predecessor has said
  • City firms continue to reveal 2021 financial results - Legal Cheek
  • ECtHR: Man detained under terror suspicions had human rights violated by Turkish authorities - Irish Legal News 
  • Former Preston North End youth player who smuggled drugs to prison inmates says guards need more help 
  • Women in the armed forces who are victims of bullying, harassment, discrimination and serious sexual assault are being "denied justice" by a "woefully inadequate" military complaints process, MPs have said
  • Magic circle vs US MoneyLaw: An associate's perspective - Legal Cheek
  • An incident on a swing ride at a funfair in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, was caused by teenagers misusing equipment, organisers say. Planet Fun will reopen on Sunday after the incident on Saturday evening which left several people injured
  • Former footballer Joey Barton is due in court charged with attacking and injuring a woman. The 38-year-old, who manages League Two side Bristol Rovers, will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Monday 26 July
  • Legal professionals qualifying as solicitors via the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) route should be paid at least the same as trainees, the Law Society has said | NLJ 
  • In #Hungary, an Embattled LGBTQIA+ Community Takes to the Streets
  • #Spain Pledged Citizenship to Sephardic Jews. Now They Feel Betrayed - In 2015, Spain said it would give citizenship to the descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled during the Spanish Inquisition. Then rejections started pouring in this summer
  • Protesters Clash With Riot Police Over #French Health Passes
  • The Most Influential Spreader of Coronavirus Misinformation Online - Researchers and regulators say Joseph Mercola, an osteopathic physician, creates and profits from misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccines
  • City law firm donates £2 million profit slice to Covid charities - Legal Cheek
  • ‘Our silence permits perpetrators to continue’: one woman’s fight to expose a father’s abuse
  • Almost half of state boards falling short of gender diversity target - Irish Legal News
  • US law firm Gibson Dunn tells London lawyers ‘work remotely whenever appropriate’ - Legal Cheek
  • US R&B star R. Kelly has been accused of fresh abuse allegations, including the claim he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy
  • Legal tech: what aspiring lawyers really need to know - Legal Cheek
  • Solicitor apprenticeships jump 40% in one year - Legal Cheek
  • NI: Professor Phil Scraton joins team of Include Youth patrons - Irish Legal News
  • Mayer Brown retains 8 out of 10 NQ solicitors - Legal Cheek
  • Top judge slams BSB over 'injustice' to student wrongly kicked off bar training course - Legal Cheek 
  • The lawtech sector has doubled in size since 2017, includes about 200 companies, has attracted £647m in investment and is outpacing fintech, climate tech and healthtech | NLJ 
  • Slaughters joins magic circle rivals in raising NQ lawyer pay to £100k - Legal Cheek 
  • NI: Bill introducing new legal framework for adoption due this year - Irish Legal News