4th July - Law News

Edition 3477: 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:
Global sporting events draw tens of thousands of fans, athletes, staff and journalists, making them prime targets for attacks. Three UN counter-terrorism agencies and the International Centre for Sport Security have launched what they call the first global guide on securing such events. It's happening as tournaments postponed by the pandemic resume their schedule, including the European Football Championships and the Tokyo Olympics.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Having worked in property for over 10 years, I can safely say I have never experienced the relentless pressure I have seen over the past few months, during the SDLT holiday period | Law Gazette
  • Same-sex adoption, fertility law and the future - Scottish Legal News 
  • NI: PPS facing judicial review after trials of former soldiers collapse - Irish Legal News
  • Architects' body welcomes court judgment over unlawful use of 'architect' - Irish Legal News
  • Transgender Americans can choose gender on passport, state department says - Agency will no longer require medical certification if self-selected gender does not match citizenship or identity documents #US 
  • Double promotion at Miller Samuel Hill Brown - Scottish Legal News 
  • Forty-three migrants have drowned after their boat sank off #Tunisia, the Tunisian Red Crescent says. The migrants had set off from the Libyan port of Zuwara and were attempting to cross the Mediterranean
  • Rachael Kelsey: Recruitment in my discipline of family law is not easy, and I know that’s also the case for many other private client-focussed areas - Scottish Legal News 
  • GSOC complainants to be surveyed on satisfaction for the first time - Irish Legal News
  • Staff and members of the legal profession gathered to say farewell to Sheriff Lindsay Foulis, who has retired after 20 years on the bench - Scottish Legal News
  • Letting fully vaccinated skip quarantine in England ‘will cause resentment’ - Expert warns that plans to drop all legal requirements after 19 July could lead to mass non-compliance
  • Fury in #Ukraine after female soldiers made to march in heels - Female troops were photographed practising for a parade wearing high heels, sparking outrage among lawmakers
  • Constitutional Court agrees to hear former #SouthAfrica president Jacob Zuma’s urgent application to stay out of jail
  • #US supreme court rebuffs appeal by florist who refused to serve gay couple - Barronelle Stutzman fined for refusing to make arrangement for same-sex wedding because of her Christian beliefs
  • Troubles trials: why did they collapse, and what happens next?
  • Don’t pile on competence checks, warns SRA | Law Gazette
  • A #Vatican judge has ordered 10 people, including an Italian cardinal, to stand trial for alleged financial crimes. Cardinal Angelo Becciu has become the highest-ranked cleric in the Vatican to be indicted over charges
  • Legislation on bogus self-employment 'could create more problems than it solves' - Irish Legal News
  • Lawmaker Threatens to Subpoena Exxon After Secret Video#US
  • Research seeks to identify barriers to women achieving judicial appointment - Irish Legal News
  • BLM signs up to flexible working charter - Scottish Legal News
  • England fast bowler Ollie Robinson is free to play cricket again immediately despite being given an eight-match ban for historical racist and sexist tweets
  • CILEX gets green light for ‘cheaper’ route into law | Law Gazette
  • Displacement through #Mexico and the Mexico-US Migratory Agreement Today | Gerardo Rodriguez Solis
  • Sheriff Appeal Court refuses to release expert witness evidence recording to medical negligence pursuer - Scottish Legal News
  • Under an agreement one lawyer described as “the tip of the iceberg,” the Boy Scouts organisation would pay tens of thousands of people who said they had been sexually abused over several decades #US
  • Member of #Greece’s Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Arrested After 9 Months on the Run
  • Judge Tariq Bitar is seeking to lift the immunity of prominent political and security figures as part of efforts to prosecute those responsible for the deadly explosion in Beirut’s port last summer #Lebanon
  • #Eswatini, the former Swaziland, has been ruled by high-living kings since its independence in 1968. Its impoverished citizens say they’ve had enough
  • Some Covid measures should be kept in place in England beyond 19 July - when all legal restrictions are due to be lifted, a doctors' union says
  • '200 emails a day': conveyancers reveal 'relentless' deadline pressure | Law Gazette
  • Office move for Balfour and Manson’s Aberdeen team - Scottish Legal News
  • Trans women with sex offence convictions in female jails lawful, rules judge - High court for England and Wales rejects challenge of former inmate who claims she was sexually assaulted by trans prisoner
  • England: Payout for former judge Peter Herbert in race discrimination claim - Irish Legal News
  • Restaurants must provide recyclable containers to diners who want to take food home under a new rule to curb food waste which has come into effect in #France
  • Patrick Christie: Hardly a deficiency - Scottish Legal News
  • Confusion surrounds the extent to which insurance covers people affected by Covid who have bought tickets to gigs and other major events, says Which?
  • About 200 #US businesses have been hit by a "colossal" ransomware attack, according to a cyber-security firm. Huntress Labs said the hack targeted Florida-based IT company Kaseya before spreading through corporate networks that use its software 
  • A #US police officer played a Taylor Swift song on his phone in a bid to prevent activists who were filming him uploading the video to YouTube