7th July - Law News

Edition 3480: 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:
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named on a list of 37 world leaders deemed "predators of press freedoms". The list was drawn up by Reporters Without Borders, a global watchdog monitoring freedom of the press.

  Focus of the Day Article:
The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has had to intervene after two professional indemnity insurers offered firms cover that did not comply with its minimum terms and conditions (MTC). Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • New York governor declares gun violence a health emergency #US
  • Peter R de Vries, #Dutch crime journalist wounded in Amsterdam shooting
  • FLAC appoints Ruth Kilcullen to lead equal access project - Irish Legal News
  • Scottish government spent more than £1m on Rangers litigation - Scottish Legal News
  • New edition of Shared Parenting Scotland’s child welfare report guide - Scottish Legal News
  • COP26 to take toll on Scotland’s ‘already strained’ justice system - Scottish Legal News
  • Lawyer in the news: Shazia Khan, Cole Khan Solicitors - Profile | Law Gazette
  • A convicted murderer who tackled the Fishmongers' Hall attacker Usman Khan on London Bridge is to be freed from prison on licence. Steve Gallant was serving a life sentence for murder
  • RT @anyleftiwonder: Petition: Scrap the Voter ID requirement introduced in the Election Integrity Bill
  • Proposals for England and Wales mean people who claim to have been raped will still face pressure to hand over their phones to police and prosecutors, says the victims' commissioner
  • Court of Session grants vexatious litigant order against former engineering company director - Scottish Legal News
  • London’s legal pay war continues to escalate with American law firms giving newly qualified solicitors in the City in excess of £153,000 - Scottish Legal News
  • My legal life: Ellie Crespi, Collas Crill - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Influencers react to #Norway photo edit law: 'Welcome honesty' or a 'shortcut'?
  • Virtually no issues for law firms | Law Gazette
  • New SLCC board member appointments announced - Scottish Legal News
  • Good Law Project's PPE claim fails after service blunder | Law Gazette
  • In #India, the author of a viral poem about Narendra Modi’s handling of Covid-19 has been demonised. But all around the world, from Myanmar to Belarus, poets are being persecuted
  • Galway law students launch new journal and rebranded podcast - Irish Legal News
  • Fully vaccinated people in England won't have to self-isolate if a close contact tests positive for Covid from 16 August, the health secretary says
  • Three men jailed for allegedly attempting to rob a corrupt police officer nearly 50 years ago have had their convictions overturned. Courtney Harriot, Paul Green and Cleveland Davidson were arrested after leaving Stockwell station in 1972 
  • A woman raped by an Elvis impersonator when she was a 15-year-old dancer has said "he no longer controls her life" after he was finally put behind bars. Kirsty McKell was abused by Clayton Sandlin in 2002
  • Licensing laws are to be relaxed to allow pubs to stay open later for Sunday's Euro 2020 final, Downing Street has confirmed
  • England: New building safety bill gives more time to sue for dangerous buildings - Scottish Legal News
  • CA upholds privilege claim to information extracted from solicitor "by deception" - Legal Futures
  • Lawyers zero in on climate change | Law Gazette
  • NI: Prisoner launches legal action over sex ban in Maghaberry - Irish Legal News
  • Lawyer-matching site: "Business tripled when everybody moved online" - Legal Futures
  • Is artificial intelligence making lawyers redundant? - Legal Futures
  • Law student Jack Morton awarded scholarship to study at Boston University - Scottish Legal News
  • Court refuses to block potential claim against solicitors over fees - Legal Futures
  • Priti Patel to reveal proposals for offshore centres for asylum seekers - Borders bill will allow for charges against migrants ‘knowingly’ arriving in UK without permission 
  • Priti Patel rattles the handcuffs – but the Tories have lost control of law and order - Justice in England and Wales is on its knees, with huge court delays adding to the suffering of crime victims and grieving families
  • Quarantine hotel costs risk forced marriage victims dying in ‘honour’ killings or being trapped abroad 
  • City kicks off results season with spike in partner profits | Law Gazette 
  • A second man has been charged with common assault after England's chief medical officer Prof Chris Whitty was accosted in a London park. Jonathan Chew, 24, of no fixed address, was charged on Monday over the incident
  • How G.O.P. Laws in Montana Could Complicate Voting for Native Americans #US
  • Residential School Photos Show #Canada’s Grim Legacy of Cultural Erasure
  • A Jailed Priest’s Death in #India Stirs Outrage - The Rev. Stan Swamy was among more than a dozen activists jailed under a broad anti-terrorism law that critics say is used to stifle dissent
  • Here's How Much Britney Spears' Lawyer Can Charge Her Per Week #US
  • #Israel arrests Palestinian lawyer Farid al-Atrash who protested against Abbas, rights group says
  • Delhi lawyer holding conversions, nikah in chambers suspended #India
  • R. Kelly's lawyer wants trial delayed due to jail quarantine #US
  • Interview with Lech Walesa about the future of Europe from the perspectives of Gdansk, #Polish, European and the Globe. Date: 2021/04/13. | Mariusz Wegrzyn
  • The UK government is shirking its duty in the cladding scandal - The Grenfell inquiry made it clear that private companies, not residents, should pay to make high-rise towers safe
  • Court of Appeal: Man fails in appeal to prevent extradition on Article 8 ECHR grounds - Irish Legal News
  • Lindsays: Eden effect will encourage others to commit to Dundee - Scottish Legal News
  • Courts hit by new wave of climate change litigation | Law Gazette
  • Dunoon woman fails in Sheriff Appeal Court challenge of welfare guardian appointment - Scottish Legal News
  • Buckland receives mass petition opposing protest bill | Law Gazette
  • Double appointment for BHSM LLP corporate department - Irish Legal News
  • Client satisfaction hits all-time high - despite lockdown | Law Gazette 
  • Attackers kidnap 140 pupils from #Nigerian boarding school - Gunmen overpowered security staff at Bethel Baptist high school in Kaduna state
  • Eversheds Sutherland recruits employment law specialist Euan Smith - Scottish Legal News