2nd July - Law News

Edition 3475: 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:
Bangladesh has entered a strict lockdown in an effort to curb a record surge in coronavirus cases, as hospitals across the country are overwhelmed by the virus. Police officers and soldiers are now patrolling the streets, enforcing restrictions on movement across the country. James Gomez, regional director of the Asia Centre Think Tank tells The World the lockdown will need to last longer than a week to prove effective. 

  Focus of the Day Article:
Wales is pushing ahead with a legal challenge against the Internal Market Act, arguing that it marks an ‘outrageous attack’ on its legislative powers The Welsh government issued formal proceedings seeking permission for a judicial review in January 2021, claiming that the UK Internal Market Act 2020 renders the Senedd’s ability to legislate uncertain. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Raft of promotions at Thorntons’s offices across Scotland - Scottish Legal News
  • ‘I want them to feel human again’: the woman who escaped slavery in the UK – and fights to free others
  • A suspected knifeman was detained by members of the public after a stabbing attack in central London. Officers arrested the man in Oxford Circus, close to Regent Street, at about 20:00 BST
  • Youth Justice Board chief hits out at plans to raise child custodial sentences
  • High Court reduces sentence of gang member convicted of attempted murder of rival - Scottish Legal News
  • Player endorsement – A world of opportunity for Scottish football - Scottish Legal News
  • Jennifer Skeoch looks at indirect sex discrimination following the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision, Hughes v Progressive Support Limited - Scottish Legal News
  • Solicitor jailed for ‘brutal’ assault avoids strike-off | Law Gazette
  • Priti Patel’s plan to ‘offshore’ asylum seekers is callous Jul 01, 2021
  • TLT to introduce fully flexible working - Scottish Legal News
  • Woman, 100, 'waiting years for justice' due to court delays | Law Gazette
  • Lords: Changes for UK citizens travelling to EU must be clarified by Home Office - Scottish Legal News
  • Youth Justice Board chief hits out at plans to raise child custodial sentences 
  • Improving mobile phone data extraction practices across the criminal justice system in the UK - Scottish Legal News
  • Solicitor jailed for ‘brutal’ assault avoids strike-off | Law Gazette
  • A person who used anonymous Twitter accounts to make defamatory remarks about Stephen Nolan has apologised and agreed to pay a six-figure damages sum
  • Help lawyers overcome productivity barriers when working with documents - Legal Futures
  • NI: House completions at decade high as end of stamp duty holiday looms - Irish Legal News
  • Those pushing an anti-vaccine agenda online, have been claiming a large proportion of those dying with the Delta variant of coronavirus had been vaccinated. One conspiracy site even claimed vaccinated people were dying at higher rates - All Untrue
  • The EU’s vaccine passport and what it means for travel
  • Solicitor struck off after child pornography and cannabis convictions - Legal Futures
  • Owner of multiple firms buys QualitySolicitors network | Law Gazette 
  • SQE will “move the bottleneck” from law schools to employers - Legal Futures
  • Spain to introduce gender self-identification in gender recognition reform - Scottish Legal News
  • Selection process for appointing judges to be reviewed | Law Gazette 
  • Tributes have been paid to Dundee solicitor Anne Duffy, who has passed away at the age of 50. Her colleagues at Caird Vaughan Solicitors, where she was a partner, have paid tribute to her - Scottish Legal News
  • Bill Cosby Returns Home Following Prison Release #US
  • Trump Organization and Top Executive Are Indicted in Tax Investigation #US
  • Back to the future for QualitySolicitors as Metamorph buys network - Legal Futures
  • Wales granted appeal in post-Brexit trade law challenge | Law Gazette 
  • Solicitor found with 23 indecent images of children agrees to strike-off | Law Gazette
  • A man has apologised after footage emerged showing England's chief medical officer, Prof Chris Whitty, being accosted in a park. Lewis Hughes, from Romford, told a newspaper that he was sorry for "any upset I caused"
  • Covid is common in pet cats and dogs whose owners have the disease, research suggests
  • A #US judge has denied Britney Spears's request to remove her father from his role overseeing her conservatorship. The pop star's lawyer asked an LA court to end Jamie Spears control of her estate
  • LSB backs career-long competence checks | Law Gazette
  • High Court: Personal injuries claim not statute-barred following supplemental application to PIAB to join a defendant - Irish Legal News
  • Conveyancers in final push to beat stamp duty deadline | Law Gazette 
  • Baker McKenzie scales back promotion round | Law Gazette
  • UK government sets out plans for post-Brexit subsidy control system - Scottish Legal News
  • Leading judge says complex rules put LiPs at disadvantage | Law Gazette
  • The changing status of LGBTQ+ relationships - Scottish Legal News 
  • High Court refuses appeal by man convicted of indecently assaulting foster brother as a teenager - Scottish Legal News
  • #Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s comments about rape and purdah were taken out of context
  • Online reviews are old hat | Law Gazette
  • Concerns over VIP lane for Covid testing contracts after ‘fast track’ email revealed