9th July - Law News

Edition 3482: 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:
In 1919 in Elaine, Arkansas, white mobs and federal troops killed hundreds of Black residents – and America has tried to forget the story. This is part two of Red Summers, a 360 video series by the artist and film-maker Bayeté Ross Smith on the untold American history of racial terrorism from 1917 to 1921. The project is funded by Black Public Media, Eyebeam, Sundance Institute, Crux XR and the Open Society Foundations
Focus of the Day Article:
The UK government needs to be clearer about who it is seeking to protect when adopting its future exhaustion of intellectual property rights regime, while also making the most out of the flexibility provided by Brexit, according to Ian Gill and Dan Byrne, partners at AA Thornton. Full story - The Global Legal Post

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Accused solicitor denies risking career by lying to help client | Law Gazette
  • #US authorities are searching for a grizzly bear that killed a woman in Montana after dragging her from her tent in the middle of the night. Leah Lokan, a 65-year-old nurse from California, had stopped over in the town of Ovando during a cycling trip 
  • 'I absolutely love my job': legal aid award winners revealed | Law Gazette
  • High Court: Personal injuries judge defends use of consent orders for determining RBA liability - Irish Legal News
  • MPs urge end to adversarial clinical negligence system | Law Gazette 
  • Medico-legal market contracts as Covid hits PI cases - Legal Futures 
  • Lawyer of the Month: Colin Hulme - Scottish Legal News
  • FBD quantum hearing opens before High Court - Irish Legal News
  • Retired partner loses profit share claim against City firm | Law Gazette
  • The government’s rape review: an apology, but will anything change? 
  • Tory MP suspended for sexual harassment has been told to stay away from the House of Commons by the Conservative Party. Delyn MP Rob Roberts received a six-week suspension after an independent panel found he sexually harassed a member of his staff
  • The Welsh Government have no plans to “blow the doors off” and scrap most Covid restrictions in two weeks’ time as the UK Government are set to do in England, Vaughan Gething has said
  • Obituaries: Michael Gascoigne, Solicitor who specialised in Agriculture 
  • Some types of oral contraceptive pill can now be sold over the counter at pharmacies without a prescription, the UK's drug regulator has ruled
  • Police bill risks criminalising homeless people, warn UK charities
  • NI: Catriona McCorry promoted to partner at DAC Beachcroft - Irish Legal News
  • Barristers from ethnic minorities more likely to face BSB scrutiny | Law Gazette 
  • ‘Tragic’: Justice Elena Kagan’s scorching dissent on US voter suppression - The supreme court’s conservative wing considerably weakened section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, and Kagan didn’t hold back #US
  • Leicestershire PCC bans staff from contact with Black Lives Matter - Conservative Rupert Matthews claims BLM ‘wants to defund the police and has put officers in hospital’
  • Shapps ends quarantine rule for fully vaccinated amber-list travellers - New regime from 19 July could open up many tourist hotspots to English holidaymakers 
  • Former Masters and US Open champion Angel Cabrera has been sentenced to two years in prison in his native #Argentina for assaulting a former girlfriend 
  • Child sex offender loses appeal based on inadequate legal advice - Legal Futures
  • Ex-MP Mike Hill facing possible criminal inquiry over sexual assault ruling - Former Hartlepool MP found by employment tribunal to have climbed into victim’s bed and assaulted her in his office 
  • Law firm swaps regulator after enduring "bumpy journey" - Legal Futures
  • Don’t bother learning to code, junior lawyers told | Law Gazette
  • Uefa charges England after a laser pointer was directed at Denmark keeper Kasper Schmeichel during Wednesday's Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley, additional charge for hooligan fans causing "disturbance" during Denmark's national anthem
  • UCL project to examine perspectives on the Good Friday Agreement - Scottish Legal News
  • Critic’s Death Puts Focus on #Palestinian Authority’s Authoritarianism - Protests against the increasingly autocratic rule of President Mahmoud Abbas and his limits on freedom have been harshly suppressed 
  • SRA fines fresh batch of firms for breaching AML rules | Law Gazette 
  • JUSTICE launches report on reforming benefits system - Scottish Legal News
  • Cognizing Scams and Frauds in Cyber Space and its Preventive Measures | Santhosh T. -
  • #Japan has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo which will run throughout the Olympic Games. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters it would remain in place until 22 August, but he did not give details on the restrictions
  • Boris Johnson has been criticised by the MPs standards watchdog for failing to promptly explain how a trip to Mustique was funded - however he has been cleared of breaching the rules
  • Legal profession looks to grow together | Law Gazette 
  • Women's health inquiry: Anger at slow progress
  • Four people suspected of assassinating #Haiti's President Jovenel Moïse have been killed in a shootout with the security forces, police say
  • Fake prescription anti-anxiety pills are thought to have left several people seriously ill in hospital
  • England's Euro 2020 progress could be behind infections rising faster among men than women in the past two weeks, Imperial College London data suggests
  • HSBC and TSB launch lowest ever fixed-rate mortgages - Scottish Legal News
  • Royal commission on criminal justice going ahead, says MoJ | Law Gazette
  • Positive report on use of Buvidal in prisons - Scottish Legal News 
  • 'Incorrigible' vexatious litigant barred from every court | Law Gazette 
  • Dr Edward Dove appointed to editorial board of European Journal of Health Law - Scottish Legal News
  • Chambers takes on cyber-blackmailers in High Court | Law Gazette 
  • Boiling lobsters alive to become a crime in the UK - Scottish Legal News
  • More NQs join six-figure salary club | Law Gazette 
  • SEMLA and Brodies team up to offer virtual work experience - Scottish Legal News 
  • Sheriff Appeal Court refuses appeal against sheriff’s decision not to remit bus crash damages actions to Court of Session - Scottish Legal News 
  • #SouthAfrica's former President Jacob Zuma has handed himself in to police to begin serving a jail sentence for contempt of court 
  • Struck-off solicitor gets three years for SDLT theft | Law Gazette 
  • Deals roundup - Irish Legal News 
  • NI: Family of murdered loyalist to sue Libya - Irish Legal News 
  • Private Security Services Bill passes Dáil and Seanad - Irish Legal News