5th July - Law News

Edition 3478: 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:
Germany has the biggest following of QAnon outside of the US. So, how did a conspiracy movement about Donald Trump saving America from a cannibalistic, paedophilic elite become so popular there?

  Focus of the Day Article:
Over ten years ago I posted on the wasteful prohibition under the EU Animal By-Product Regulation on feeding meat and bone meal – waste from slaughterhouses – to omnivorous farm animals, poultry and pigs. See Pigswill and public health: a load of EU Bull, 7 January 2021. While this regulation has been in force the protein needed by these fast growing animals has had to come from expensive soybeans, imported from South America where hundreds of miles of rainforests have been laid waste to make room for the soy crop. As you will remember from that post, the ban was introduced following the BSE crisis, itself a possibly predictable consequence of feeding spinal tissue to vegetarian ruminants. Full story - UK Human Rights Blog

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • From horse rugs to baby-grows: Insta account reveals the craziest law firm-branded 'swag' - Legal Cheek 
  • Jill Callanan appointed head of litigation and dispute resolution at LK Shields - Irish Legal News
  • Secret Justice – The Insiders’ View - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Police are investigating an act of anti-Semitism on the London Underground after a group of males were filmed chanting at a Jewish man
  • Aspiring lawyers divided over career in legal aid - Legal Cheek
  • Ireland remains on US watchlist for human trafficking - Irish Legal News 
  • MoJ announces extra £2m for legal advice | Law Gazette
  • The benefits of training as a lawyer in the bustling Midlands region - Legal Cheek
  • The Weekly Round-up: Crown courts and protest rights under strain - UK Human Rights Blog
  • ‘Prison for drug smuggling made me who I am now’: Michaella McCollum on life after the Peru Two
  • Milbank ups London NQ lawyer salaries twice in a month - Legal Cheek 
  • What lawyers’ response to the printing press tells us about the future of legal tech - Legal Cheek
  • Rights groups join forces to call for UK corporate accountability laws - Companies must have human rights and environmental obligations, say TUC and Amnesty International
  • Five years ago, Jeanne Pouchain was declared dead by a #French court. It was news to her – and just the beginning of a Kafkaesque nightmare
  • Our traditions, way of life and culture are under threat, Gypsy leader warns home secretary Priti Patel - Letter says Appleby horse fair will be criminalised under terms of new police bill
  • Court of Appeal: Time extended for man convicted of manslaughter to appeal sentence but not conviction - Irish Legal News 
  • Democrats Face High New Bar in Opposing Voting Laws #US 
  • What we can all learn from Britney Spears’ legal case 
  • 5 Key Medical Law Updates on Law Pod UK - UK Human Rights Blog
  • England will move into a period without legal restrictions where the public will have to exercise "personal responsibility" including on face masks, the housing secretary has said
  • CMS, Trowers and RPC hike NQ lawyer pay - Legal Cheek
  • These #Chinese Millennials Are ‘Chilling,’ and Beijing Isn’t Happy - Young people in China have set off a nascent counterculture movement that involves lying down and doing as little as possible
  • #US President Biden hosted a naturalization ceremony at the White House on Friday for 21 new American citizens. The event was part of a federal effort to swear in almost 10,000 new citizens in celebration of Independence Day
  • In Legal Case Against Trump’s Company, Echoes of His Father’s Tactics on Taxes #US
  • Neoliberalism and the social democratic parties in the European Parliament after the 2008 financial crisis | Martino Reviglio
  • Royal baby tweet barrister cleared by London law firm - Legal Cheek
  • Applications now open for Legal Cheek’s Summer Virtual Vacation Scheme - Legal Cheek
  • Homeowners to get 15 years to sue for bad workmanship - minister - Troublesome time ahead for property developer political donors?
  • Retail bosses are calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to take action against violence and abuse experienced by shop workers 
  • 'Crying in court': Bar Council urges action on judicial bullying | Law Gazette 
  • NI: Attorney General Brenda King's term extended by one year - Irish Legal News