28th July - Law News

Edition 3501: 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:
Technology and Innovation in Legal Services, a question and answer session by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

Focus of the Day Article:
Extended operating hours in the courts – bitterly opposed by the legal profession – have returned, at least for now, in the guise of ‘temporary operating arrangements’ (TOA). The Bar Council strongly criticised the move, saying there was little evidence that longer hours worked. Full story - Legal Futures
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Landmark climate legislation signed into law - Irish Legal News
  • NI: Shoosmiths appoints Belfast lawyer Grant Edwards as partner - Irish Legal News
  • ‘Forcing women out of clothing is just as violent as forcing them into it’ #Norway
  • My legal life: Johnny Nichols, Keller Lenkner - Profile | Law Gazette 
  • Instagram has made new under-16s' accounts private by default so only approved followers can see posts and "like" or comment
  • EU pauses legal action against UK over NI Protocol 'breaches'
  • Capitol Hill police officer in tears during testimony Officer Aquilino Gonell gave an emotional statement during the first day of the #US Capitol riot inquiry
  • Portrait of Ms Justice Mella Carroll unveiled at DCU - Irish Legal News 
  • News focus: Judicial Review and Courts Bill - bigger reforms on the horizon? | Law Gazette
  • NI: Commercial property lawyer graduates again - Irish Legal News 
  • Land Registry tackles rise in restrictions-related problems | Law Gazette
  • Contaminated-blood inquiry: Former Health Minister Ken Clarke denies responsibility
  • Britney Spears Files to Remove Father Jamie Spears From Conservatorship #US
  • Court of Appeal: 16-year sentence upheld for man convicted of violent sexual assaults against sex workers - Irish Legal News
  • MPs urge complete overhaul of both civil and criminal legal aid - Legal Futures
  • New rules to protect sibling relationships for children in care - Scottish Legal News
  • Men four times more likely than women to appear before SDT - Legal Futures
  • New York City and California to Require Vaccines or Tests for Workers #US
  • Law firm worker's 'self-isolate' dismissal claim ruled out of time | Law Gazette
  • Longer court hours re-emerge despite concerns over impact - Legal Futures
  • ‘I felt violated by the demand to undress’: three Muslim women on France’s hostility to the hijab - In #France, a new law could seriously restrict women’s rights to wear headscarves in public, and there are fears that it will entrench Islamophobia
  • Officers in Manchester are five times more likely to stop and search black people than white, race equality report finds. But Manchester police chief is in denial about institutional racism of his officers
  • Frontline services for women and girls affected by gender-based violence will receive £5 million to deal with additional pressures that have occurred during the pandemic - Scottish Legal News
  • Technology and innovation "step-change" in last year but barriers persist - Legal Futures 
  • Rumpole rebooted – iconic series to return with female lead - Scottish Legal News
  • Staff and councillors in Lambeth presided over a "culture of cover-up" that led to more than 700 children in care homes suffering cruelty and sexual abuse, an inquiry has found
  • HMCTS scales back Nightingale courts as venues reopen | Law Gazette
  • England: Lord Devlin’s daughter claims father sexually abused her as a child - Scottish Legal News
  • Lawyer in the news: Vinita Templeton, Duncan Lewis - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to cut crime by tackling drug misuse and using electronic tagging on more burglars after release
  • Defence solicitor who let client access confidential files fined £2,000 - Scottish Legal News
  • ‘Complete removal of hope’: an inmate on life in a close supervision centre. Case study: Kevan Thakrar says the high suicide and self-harm rates in CSCs are no surprise
  • 'Humanitarian' solicitor avoids strike-off – despite dishonesty | Law Gazette
  • Stakeholders updated on scheme to regularise undocumented migrants - Irish Legal News
  • Hope for Aberdeen property market as activity bounces back - Scottish Legal News
  • Best of the blogs - 26 July 2021 | Law Gazette
  • MPs and campaigners alarmed at UK’s ‘discriminatory’ crime reduction plans. Government’s proposals include more frequent stop and search and making community service street cleaners ‘more visible’
  • Activists lose legal bid to stop £27bn roads plan for England - Climate campaigners appeal against judgment saying ministers are being ‘let off the hook’
  • Billionaire investor and former Donald Trump adviser Thomas Barrack has pleaded not guilty to charges of acting as an agent of a foreign government #US
  • MPs call for national register of home-educated children
  • Mum hit by car at Denbighshire festival as daughter, 2, 'thrown to safety'