8th July - Law News

Edition 3481: 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:
Advocates have criticised the state’s recent rental reform legislation, saying it has “watered down” key protections for Queensland renters. They say the draft bill, which is currently before Queensland Parliament, fails to protect tenants from unfair evictions "without cause" at the end of a fixed-term contract. There are calls for the bill to be amended to protect tenants from evictions without grounds at the end of fixed-term agreements. 
Focus of the Day Article:
The Law Society has condemned legislation that would make it a criminal offence to knowingly arrive in the UK without permission. The Nationality and Borders Bill begins its passage through parliament today. Home secretary Priti Patel said the legislation ‘paves the way for a fair but firm system that will break the business model of the gangs that facilitate dangerous and illegal journeys to the UK while speeding up the removal of those with no right to be here’. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Themis Advocates welcomes Susan Fallone - Scottish Legal News
  • NI: New proposals to strengthen law on sexual offences and trafficking - Irish Legal News
  • Government flaunts ‘exceptional’ UK lawyers to Middle East | Law Gazette 
  • Borders bill 'risks seriously infringing' access to justice | Law Gazette 
  • Grenfell bereaved and survivors bring multimillion pound case to high court
  • EU urged to suspend funds to #Hungary over ‘grave breaches of the rule of law’ - Action follows Viktor Orbán passing law banning LGBT content in schools and mishandling of EU funds
  • Edinburgh Tax Network: Family Investment Companies Webinar - Scottish Legal News
  • Dublin solicitor David Quinn, formerly of Beauchamps and BLM, has passed away after an illness - Irish Legal News
  • Barrister and former judge Alan Mahon is to continue in his role as Ombudsman for the Defence Forces - Irish Legal News
  • New podcast to explore legal cases that changed Irish lives - Irish Legal News
  • BA settles biggest ever data group claim | Law Gazette
  • Dr Cian Ó Concubhair: New Garda Powers Bill fails to protect rights of journalists - Irish Legal News
  • Rebekah Vardy may be forced to reveal any conversations with Sun journalists - High court ruling is a boost to Coleen Rooney in long-running ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel case
  • 'Probation officers are the forgotten part of the criminal justice system' 
  • Human judges could ‘never’ be replaced by robots - Scottish Legal News
  • UK’s Environment Agency faces legal fight over landfill fumes - Threat to health of five-year-old triggers proceedings over fumes from Walleys Quarry landfill near Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Epidemic of violence against women under way in England and Wales – report - Radical shift needed in how police tackle crimes disproportionately affecting female victims, says watchdog
  • Fuel for Ireland lodges EU complaint over climate action fund levy - Irish Legal News
  • Solicitor complains after being told to remove bra to visit client in prison - Irish Legal News
  • Police and rail officials in Wales are warning of an alarming rise in "extremely dangerous" trackside selfies. In one instance, a toddler was captured being placed on a level crossing for a picture
  • A former High Court judge's widow, who was cleared of historical sex abuse, has called for those accused to be granted anonymity until charged. Lady Lavinia Nourse, 77, of Newmarket in Suffolk, was cleared of 17 counts of sexually abusing a boy under 12
  • Britney Spears' court-appointed lawyer has asked to resign from his role, as the fallout from the pop star's dramatic court testimony continues. Samuel Ingham has represented the singer since she was placed under a conservatorship in 2008 
  • Offices set for reopening as PM relies on ‘personal judgement’ | Law Gazette
  • Pinsent Masons’ turnover breaks half-billion pounds barrier - Irish Legal News
  • Gabriella Lipschitz joins SKO Family Law Specialists - Scottish Legal News 
  • NI: Bill for 'soft opt-out' organ donation introduced to Stormont - Irish Legal News
  • Health bill could see NHS contracts awarded without tender process
  • Firms are being accused of using the pandemic as an excuse for long waits on the telephone or late deliveries, the UK Institute of Customer Service said
  • Consultation launched as part of review of equality acts - Irish Legal News
  • Organized Crime vs. White-collar Crime: Which is the Bigger Problem? | Jay Albanese
  • Sydney residents will be in lockdown for another week as #Australia's largest city fights to contain a Covid outbreak
  • The advertising watchdog, the ASA, has banned an advert by controversial brewer Brewdog for misleading claims
  • The Home Office is being urged to extend its new Hong Kong visa scheme to include thousands of young people who may be targets of the Beijing regime
  • PI and insurance giants announce five-year partnership | Law Gazette 
  • Two of the world's biggest airlines will trial fast-track lanes at Heathrow airport for fully-vaccinated arrivals
  • Convicted rapist found guilty of making death threats to barristers who prosecuted him - Irish Legal News
  • NI: Court of Appeal: Department of Justice in breach of Equal Pay Act for sex discrimination - Irish Legal News
  • Global Britain – the ups and downs for lawyers | Law Gazette
  • Madrid court rules far-right anti-migrant poster is legitimate #Spain
  • Pinsent Masons’ turnover breaks half-billion pounds barrier - Scottish Legal News
  • EU deals second blow to UK's Lugano chances | Law Gazette
  • Rights watchdog warns of 'insufficent' safeguards on belief evidence - Irish Legal News 
  • ‘Heavy-hitter’ equity partner accused of dishonesty at SDT | Law Gazette
  • Woman with Down’s syndrome takes Sajid Javid to court over abortion law - Heidi Crowter alongside Máire Lea-Wilson and her son Aidan argue the 1967 act is discriminatory