31st August - Law News

Edition 3535: 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: When the Ever Given became stuck in the Suez canal in March 2021, people woke up to the sheer size of these megaships. But these vessels, which now dominate container shipping, have been quietly ballooning in size for more than 50 years, and even doubling in capacity every few years since the turn of the millennium. The bigger they have grown, the more problems they have caused for consumers and producers, problems that extend much further than getting stuck

 Focus of the Day Article: In 2009 the EU embarked on a roadmap for strengthening procedural rights of suspects and accused persons in criminal proceedings. An instrument of this kind had been attempted before but was too ambitious – not least as the UK blocked it. But Sweden was determined as part of its six-month EU Presidency to get a step-by-step approach agreed. The safeguards were seen as an important response to the mutual recognition project that produced the European arrest warrant, investigation order, supervision order, instrument on transfer of prisoners and various others. The UK in fact concluded that these were necessary law enforcement measures in 2014 when it exercised the Protocol 36 to the Lisbon Treaty option to depart from police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters, and then opted back into 35. Full story - UK Human Rights Blog

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • The Corporate Counsel Show: Accepting healthy conflict - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/MeMtjp2E0A
  • Moray & Agnew to donate to UNICEF for every employee who gets vaccine - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/bhM7r6BqFe 
  • The European Union recommended a pause on all non-essential travel from the US as Covid-19 cases surge https://t.co/dzICm16qJm 
  • Laws on media coverage of sexual offences: Time for a rethink? | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/RyQ415QFNB 
  • Pivoting when one-third of your fee earners are taking maternity leave - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/1fQpJygxH0 
  • Supreme Court to commence physical hearing with hybrid option from September 1, issues SOP | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/jp89m4hBoj 
  • UK councils urged to offer housing and support to fleeing Afghans https://t.co/UYSV0xeYV4 
  • The role of a legal representative in place of a deceased employer | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/ffaAcbB2lv 
  • A new law aimed at making school uniforms cheaper in England and Wales will not be in place in time for the start of this school year https://t.co/AnblPjOrHC
  • #Australia’s merger laws are ‘failing to protect competition’ - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/4X8jdnFCdt
  • UK republicans take heart from royals’ recent travails https://t.co/EMkEyAGJii 
  • Majority of Northern Irish voters want vote on staying in UK https://t.co/cMlcpBZZwv
  • The Sun pays damages to Ben Stokes over family tragedy story - Tabloid apologises to cricketer and his mother and says 2019 article should not have been published https://t.co/QLRxu2vlWb 
  • Kidnapped, raped and wed against their will: #Kyrgyz women’s fight against a brutal tradition https://t.co/B2FgkGlI7f
  • Head of #Australia PM’s department halts inquiry around Brittany Higgins’ rape allegation https://t.co/dAGBPLDlZ5
  • Online gamers under the age of 18 will only be allowed to play for an hour on Fridays, weekends and holidays, #China's video game regulator has said https://t.co/NWZMTXXuPB 
  • The Weekly Round-Up: Afghanistan, disability equality, and unregulated accommodation - UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/M59EPAnsdy 
  • Calcutta High Court declines to interfere in dispute over WB Bar Council letter to remove Acting CJ | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/4EqXg8wcwC 
  • Armed gang members in #Brazil have taken a number of people hostage during their getaway following a bank robbery in the city of Araçatuba. Footage recorded by locals shows getaway vehicles with people tied to their roofs and hoods https://t.co/n40I2mZc7W 
  • The Guardian view on official secrets: plans that undermine democracy | Editorial https://t.co/1MYmYetUos
  • Why the new policing bill threatens our right to protest - Legal Cheek https://t.co/ZMdK60wZtf 
  • An Uber driver from Hampshire and a shopkeeper from north London were among those who died in the Kabul attack. Mohammad Niazi and Musa Popal were killed after blasts shook the #Afghan capital on Thursday https://t.co/mUcomDG4wx 
  • Workers in England and Wales are being fobbed off with a "stingy" number of bank holidays, say trades unions. They get eight public holidays a year, which is four fewer than the EU average and half the number in Japan https://t.co/IqV0oNPkOP
  • People travelling to the UK from Canada and Denmark will not need to isolate as the UK's latest Covid travel rules have come into force https://t.co/flo3Z6I7BW
  • Safeguards for suspects and accused persons in criminal proceedings in the EU - Jodie Blackstock - UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/ouxeepwgDD
  • End-of-life choices are being limited by insurance companies https://t.co/LWV4nFYyAg
  • 10 things students should know about the SQE - Legal Cheek https://t.co/vp1wZ7KuNf 
  • Extinction Rebellion activists glued to Science Museum site in Shell protest https://t.co/VLGclqAmz6 
  • Spate of attacks across UK sparks fear among LGBTQ+ community https://t.co/hNT0PHShkr 
  • EAGLEGATE Lawyers welcomes BigLaw associate - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/6UNlplBuVj


30th August - Law News

Edition 3534: 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: More than 300 migrants, including children, marched from the southern Mexican border to the north before being faced with National Guard troops who tried to disperse them

Saturday Conversations on Law


29th August - Law News

Edition 3533: 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: Chile’s oldest and largest Indigenous rebel group, CAM, has officially declared war on all capitalist groups in the south-central region. The unprecedented move comes as a Constitutional Convention is rewriting Chile’s constitution to include some Indigenous demands.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Justice Breyer on Retirement and the Role of Politics at the #US Supreme Court https://t.co/HHr7AMZEdf
  • Abuse survivors to receive six-figure pay-out after data breach | Irish Legal News https://t.co/QwojVSNUnD
  • Harper Macleod partners accredited as construction law specialists - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/TYuZjbP620 
  • Sexual crimes reported to police at six-year high - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/EH07InI4GW 
  • Solicitor charged with contaminating supermarket food with blood | Law Gazette https://t.co/aIs8QVSHLm
  • Addleshaw Goddard becomes Lawscot Foundation sponsor - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/7OkGPKL3c
  • Human rights crucial as ever as Northern Ireland navigates Covid and Brexit | Irish Legal News https://t.co/zmyXvvQfqz
  • Temporary operating hours: ‘the straw that will break the camel’s back’ | Law Gazette https://t.co/lQJ0OSGyis 
  • Law Society calls for Afghan bar president to receive UK support - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/tUnUro34D
  • ‘We were punch bags’: #NorthKorean prison beatings may be form of torture, says UN https://t.co/cXnBCvKyD2
  • A second man has been arrested after a Manchester City footballer was charged with rape and sexual assault. Benjamin Mendy is accused of four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault at his home in Cheshire https://t.co/vnbZf0pMue
  • Austin Police Officer Is Charged With Murder in a Second On-Duty Killing #US https://t.co/TcVaQ4sy
  • The US intelligence community has been unable to determine the origins of Covid-19, and is split on whether it leaked from a lab or developed in nature, according to a new report https://t.co/0F0fFiGmx
  • MoJ cleared of age discrimination for turning down candidate over 55 | Law Gazette https://t.co/iA2GNUegff 
  • Manchester Oncologist Professor Justin Stebbing Suspended After Ignoring Colleagues' Dissenting Views, Tribunal Hears https://t.co/fpOWLUQTt
  • Man with 34 previous convictions wins sentencing appeal after assaulting friend and ex-partner - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/aR3P3zo0V
  • Calls Grow to Discipline Doctors Spreading Virus Misinformation #US https://t.co/Do0OmeFVZg
  • Robert F Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan recommended for parole #US https://t.co/5syEmoUZ57 
  • The government has announced plans to ban single-use plastic cutlery, plates and polystyrene cups in England as part of what it calls a "war on plastic" https://t.co/MVKrp7X3rn
  • In focus: Should City firms cut ties with fossil fuel giants? | Law Gazette https://t.co/VaPSCv00nK 
  • Extradition proceedings brought in Scotland against former Catalan government minister Clara Ponsatí have been dropped - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/8mVhHl0GBq
  • Insurer’s sudden withdrawal from PII market ‘possibly another casualty of Brexit’ | Irish Legal News https://t.co/CWvVXfufM
  • Three SYLA events planned for September - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/aM9FalIRPx
  • Marguerite Bolger SC to lead Sláintecare talks with hospital consultants | Irish Legal News https://t.co/n3cDiUOiK
  • Tax lawyer Jonathan Bremner QC joins Axiom Advocates - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/jEc0Dx8QJX
  • Ian Bailey lawyer rejects proposal for fresh trial in France | Irish Legal News https://t.co/LvhbN4WqLB
  • Sydney gang rapist Mohammed Skaf set to be released on parole #Australia https://t.co/z4oIGT4PSa 
  • UK to depart from GDPR in data law shake-up - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/zWFs3Gs27O


28th August - Law News

Edition 3532: 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: Five people were killed in India near Diyungbra in Assam's Dima Hasao district late Thursday night after their trucks were attacked, allegedly by members of the Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA). Assam Police said the terrorists fired several rounds at the trucks before setting seven of them on fire. Security personnel rushed to the spot and recovered the five bodies.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Kildare firm D’Arcy & Co expands into Portlaoise | Irish Legal News https://t.co/tOXvXPqVS
  • Attorney general keen to raise awareness of sentencing powers | Law Gazette https://t.co/QCaYiaW15
  • Catherine Kearns appointed general counsel at SKY Leasing | Irish Legal News https://t.co/KfLQbNsVD
  • Barrister cleared of misconduct over 'stroppy teenager of colour' tweet | Law Gazette https://t.co/kU3nQsuba8
  • NSW judge orders neo-Nazi be kept in prison due to posing ‘unacceptable’ terrorism risk #Australia https://t.co/byFjUwZM0e 
  • Barrister Ronan Lupton joins UCD as associate adjunct professor | Irish Legal News https://t.co/7dbswq16j
  • Junior lawyer suspended over blue badge parking deceit | Law Gazette https://t.co/upViXM7YN
  • Sydney gang rapist Mohammed Skaf to be released on parole #Australia https://t.co/z4oIGSNf0
  • Susanne Tanner QC appointed as arbitrator in cases involving untraced and uninsured drivers - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/21vm8EDzzI
  • Bury pub landlord catches Lee Rigby collection box thief https://t.co/ZtgJMfUwm
  • Afghan judges can relocate to the UK, Buckland confirms | Law Gazette https://t.co/GPhfSR2EL
  • Lindsays lawyers to go Forth in fundraiser - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/VbjEv6Axm
  • Enable family courts to protect domestic abuse victims https://t.co/TgKPE4FQw
  • Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump and Allies Over Election Lies and Jan. 6 #US https://t.co/8aLY3j5E7v
  • Supreme Court Ends Biden’s Eviction Moratorium #US https://t.co/Lq9hX36QkC
  • How to create more inclusive cultures - learning from other industries | Law Gazette https://t.co/cSjC70S0zl
  • Hollywood actor Tom Cruise's BMW X7 was stolen while he was filming in Birmingham. The actor has been in the city filming the seventh instalment in the Mission: Impossible film series https://t.co/mtNwYlDqJ
  • The changing landscape of legal education and online learning - Legal Futures https://t.co/GFKot2uM5P
  • Former solicitor Colm Kincaid appointed as Central Bank director of consumer protection | Irish Legal News https://t.co/LmrjS00VW
  • DWF details share-based incentive plan for senior executives - Legal Futures https://t.co/12m8L0Et62
  • Limited liability – not all it is cracked up to be - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/hLJEwhzdRV 
  • Kevin Young obituary: prominent campaigner for the rights of victims of child sex abuse https://t.co/zasRFWV5rM
  • Western mainstream feminism has always elevated white women’s experiences to offer us the road map for equality — even at the cost of ignoring the needs and aspirations of Black and brown women everywhere https://t.co/IKjN505v7U
  • Judge accepts “overstretched" solicitor's excuse for missing deadline - Legal Futures https://t.co/B1XBJm03Q
  • Landlord association offers reform blueprint ahead of government white paper | Law Gazette https://t.co/pMkiHAZtI
  • Every effort was made to destroy Kabul staff details, says Foreign Office - It comes after a report in the Times said documents with contact details of Afghans working for the UK had been found "scattered on the ground" https://t.co/lKgMNeIu7k
  • OIC advisory group set up amid concerns over insurer behaviour - Legal Futures https://t.co/0nVK9Sl1db
  • Ruling in first-of-its-kind case will ‘bring comfort’ to young trans people in Northern Ireland | Irish Legal News https://t.co/36oVh6jOE1
  • A major review of vaccines suggests the AstraZeneca jab does raise the risk of blood clots and another serious condition that can cause bleeding. But the study found the risk of such problems following a coronavirus infection was still much higher https://t.co/5JJJSp36w
  • Contactless card limit to rise to £100 in October https://t.co/Z7BjFPoPy0
  • Fraser Irvine Sheriff Officers opens new Edinburgh branch - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/hTeQupXnjk
  • City firm confirms plans to lose 66 legal secretaries | Law Gazette https://t.co/e8WKZZ0hXX 
  • GMB leader and Uber boss to discuss next step on workers’ rights - Meeting follows deal struck in May to allow up to 70,000 UK drivers to join trade union https://t.co/aj3BBYjGKf
  • Kilrush courthouse closed after discovery of bat roost | Irish Legal News https://t.co/ENeZ89EM8
  • #Greece will not be ‘gateway’ to Europe for Afghans fleeing Taliban, say officials https://t.co/8gTzxrIhfy
  • New Zealand privacy commissioner to become next UK information commissioner - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/63KElEpQe
  • Lawyers appointed to CORU registration boards | Irish Legal News https://t.co/RLk587Cis5
  • Online fraud – when is a bank to blame? - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/KOwFMrvoVF
  • How Did the Taliban Win In Afghanistan? Trump's Doha agreement with the Taliban & US funding of ghost batalians where corrupt #Afghan government army commanders sold weapons to the Taliban https://t.co/VONq28FSMH
  • Unacknowledged rape: the sexual assault survivors who hide their trauma – even from themselves https://t.co/V2KRtTjAAP
  • Ex-teacher who engaged in sexual activities with Shetland school pupils has sentence reduced on appeal - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Rui2fb4iit 
  • #US District Judge Linda Parker described a post-eleftion defeat lawsuit filed in Michigan by Mr Trump's counsel as a "profound abuse of the judicial process" https://t.co/re3DYvaFz0 
  • What vaccine passports may mean for employers https://t.co/D7zc4V0cFp


27th August - Law News

Edition 3531: 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: All students in China, from primary school to university, are now facing a mandatory new class 'Xi Jinping's Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era'. Editor of the China Story at the Australian National University Yun Jiang says politics has long been a part of Chinese education, but the new class firmly entrenches the president's views

Focus of the Day Article: The benefits of being different – why law firms should embrace neurodiversity. Full story - The Global Legal Post

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Home Office urged to concede Afghan tribunal appeals | Law Gazette https://t.co/ESbPoRgdea
  • Merricks v Mastercard: UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal Allows First Ever Opt-Out Class Action https://t.co/ArlwlpPOzc
  • Nick Emmerson has been announced as the new Law Society of England and Wales 2021 deputy vice president (DVP), following the recent election https://t.co/emMRLybIc1 
  • Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has been charged with rape. The 27-year-old defender has been charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault, Cheshire Police said https://t.co/PdcdUL7JpX
  • Nine out of 10 lawyers shun full-time office return | Law Gazette https://t.co/SCSjBBLkxs 
  • #Lebanese lawyers sue UK-registered company over Beirut port blast https://t.co/drBg3OPPYZ 
  • #US: Trump-era asylum policy reinstated by court order - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Kue1IAi1XO
  • Should advising clients in vulnerable circumstances be a family affair? https://t.co/TWh0tTht0d 
  • Rules of court continued to be drawn up during Covid-19 crisis - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/IGBfdh0F7o
  • ‘But the story gets worse’: what happened after a police employee said she’d been raped #Australia https://t.co/JH9LrOZuSL 
  • Defendant in Plot to Kidnap Michigan's Governor Whitmer Sentenced #US https://t.co/eRhzwfCQf2 
  • Six trainees join Your Conveyancer in Dunfermline - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/GC3UzIIP7Q
  • What is GDPR and why does the UK want to reshape its data laws? https://t.co/9o0iyD6wKC 
  • Diary of a High Street Conveyancer- Following on from my words last week about the phrases and words that conveyancing lawyers used, it got me thinking about other things to do with the law and procedure https://t.co/HLGtCnU5P1 
  • Accounts reveal a Tory donor provided almost £53,000 towards the cost of Boris Johnson's Downing Street flat refurbishment. Figures confirm Lord Brownlow reimbursed the party for a "bridging loan" it initially provided for some of the works https://t.co/6xJmthi79r
  • Human rights watchdog welcomes announcement of Covid inquiry - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/6Q7CJq51HT 
  • Two-Spirit inmate files human rights complaint claiming harassment, assault at Kent Institution – #Canada https://t.co/CfLNPlMRYf
  • Big businesses 'could outsource less work to external firms' | Law Gazette https://t.co/bwjB6JnkJI 
  • Mass brawl erupts in #Armenian parliament: Third violent bout in just two days https://t.co/8hzEojsAMP
  • UK law firms score worst for transactions accelerating climate change - Legal Futures https://t.co/ZmQfUMvcG7
  • Legal case against levelling up fund criteria gets green light - The High Court will decide whether the fund unlawfully sent cash to areas considered to be “of political benefit to the Conservative party”. https://t.co/Tzjvc5AZdn 
  • Limited success for DAS fraudsters in £8m confiscation order challenge - Legal Futures https://t.co/18lNqAXrGk 
  • Several women Army Officers, denied Permanent Commission after the Supreme Court's order had approached the Armed Forces Tribunal against their release orders #India https://t.co/TAA4O2LAvM
  • Liberal candidates defeated in watershed Hong Kong Law Society election | Law Gazette https://t.co/DGIsuRe11D 
  • The rise of private eviction companies, some of which use threats to achieve their goal in #Spain https://t.co/abVwjuh3a5 
  • There could be an "highly lethal" terror attack at Kabul airport within hours, a minister has warned. Armed Forces minister James Heappey said there were "very credible" reports of a "severe" threat in the capital #Afghanistan https://t.co/tmIBUu4OCm 
  • The UK's new Information Commissioner will be charged with a post-Brexit "shake up" of data rules, including getting rid of cookie pop-ups. John Edwards has been named the next head of data regulator the ICO https://t.co/GkArX8wazh 
  • Lisa Shaw, who worked for BBC Radio Newcastle, died at the age of 44 in May after developing headaches a week after getting her first dose of the AstraZeneca covid vaccine https://t.co/pmkSpvuwge 
  • Solicitor avoids strike-off for disabled badge dishonesty - Legal Futures https://t.co/TA1c2bZjnY 
  • A barrister by day, comedian by night - Ishfaque Kamal strives to be a good comedian for his sanity, and a great lawyer for…money! https://t.co/M8KWl4z2Z2 
  • ‘An Arm and a Leg’: Meet the Mississippi lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, who helped start the fight for charity care #US https://t.co/T8xmEHyhD4 
  • Barrister fined for tweet that "could promote hostility towards Muslims" - Legal Futures https://t.co/MnYATzqqzu


26th August - Law News

Edition 3530: 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: Patrik and Zsolt are activists and YouTubers representing LGBTQ+ people in Hungary, where a new 'anti-paedophile' law means it is illegal to educate about or to promote LGBTQ+ issues to under-18s. This law follows earlier restrictions by Viktor Orbán's government on trans rights and adoption by gay parents. Patrik and Zsolt think gay people are the latest scapegoats for the governing Fidesz party, but Budapest's Pride parade is an opportunity to protest against the new laws and to rally support.

Focus of the Day Article: Competition between training providers is heating up ahead of the introduction of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam next month, with the University of Law striking a deal with City firm Taylor Wessing. From next year, future trainees at Taylor Wessing will study ULaw’s SQE programme, which will focus on the skills needed to work in commercial law. The profession previously raised concerns that the new qualification route – designed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority – would fail to adequately equip graduates for City work. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Police investigation reveals legal aid struggles | Law Gazette https://t.co/LZ6ziyyxA8
  • British nationals in #Afghanistan are being urged to stay away from Kabul airport amid a growing terrorism threat and a "volatile" security situation https://t.co/tmIBUu4OCm
  • Outer House rejects hospice’s challenge of report by public health body detailing service complaint - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/umLbkrLj5
  • Major litigation funder admits caseload hit by Covid delays | Law Gazette https://t.co/ruec34e4Ab
  • Finance director used client funds to pay VAT and salaries - Legal Futures https://t.co/iP9YlOFhC2
  • Media watchdog Ofcom quits Stonewall diversity scheme. Stonewall said it fully respects Ofcom's decision - but it was sad its scheme is seen as unimpartial https://t.co/X4kuUKwFVN 
  • Mishcons is third UK law firm to achieve B Corp status - Legal Futures https://t.co/nADD6wOa7d
  • Self-insurance ABS plans overseas expansion within global group - Legal Futures https://t.co/lTBxn7piB
  • SSDT clears Kilmarnock solicitor of alleged threat to journalist - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/cZW9T5z1D0
  • Extinction Rebellion confirms plans to target City law firms | Law Gazette https://t.co/jO9uFJ6OMU
  • OnlyFans suspends porn ban policy change after it became apparent that the majority of account-holders it profited from, would find other porn creation solutions https://t.co/DfcWyUNKE1
  • #Mauritius has moved a symbolic step closer to wresting control of the Chagos Islands, in the Indian Ocean, from the UK. The UPU, a UN agency in charge of the world's postal policies, voted to block the use of UK stamps from the remote archipelago https://t.co/8VRsOfe2Ua
  • Lugano – the family law consequences of the UK no longer being a party to the Convention - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/uIY9y0YSFY
  • Police forces must be given clearer guidance about when they can use Tasers to control suspects, according to the police watchdog. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has reviewed controversial cases of Taser use https://t.co/OxrSsmv03u
  • London firm did not 'exploit' wealthy client in £194k bill dispute | Law Gazette https://t.co/7hNBCnV1P
  • Court action to be taken against nursery over claims it discriminated against the wife and daughter of Scotland's health secretary. Humza Yousaf said Little Scholars in Broughty Ferry said it had no availability after applying for two-year-old Amal https://t.co/PQ5aJvlkiL
  • Spencer Elden, the man who was photographed as a baby on the album cover for Nirvana's Nevermind, is suing the band alleging sexual exploitation. The cover depicts Elden as a four-month-old in a swimming pool, grasping for a dollar bill https://t.co/Q5CXb1fcen
  • Church of England 'regret' over suicide of falsely accused priest - Father Alan Griffin, 78, who died last November, spent a year under scrutiny without ever hearing the claims https://t.co/H6zK5v7kh8
  • PI firm opens new business with financial adviser | Law Gazette https://t.co/MtRu0wnsw9
  • A moment that changed me: the shock of being beaten by teenage fascists https://t.co/QVto8rO3N
  • ‘Incompetent’ NSW doctor banned for five years after woman dies following pain relief injections - A tribunal has found Atef El-Sayed Mahmoud Sallam guilty of professional misconduct, due to his lack of insight into the risks he took #Australia https://t.co/saA3hBfvCg 
  • A Judge Declared California’s Gig Worker Law Unconstitutional. Now What? #US https://t.co/HcT6sgBgw6
  • Workers making Oreos and other Nabisco snacks are on strike in five states - The bank’s announcement comes after the Food and Drug Administration gave full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus shots #US https://t.co/RqogdYoesE
  • A Texas Sheriff’s Grim Task: Finding Bodies as Migrant Deaths Surge #US https://t.co/Mx6ggcRJgJ
  • Tokyo is a fast-paced city full of high rise buildings and a public transport system to envy. Some people call it futuristic - but how does the home of the delayed 2020 Paralympics shape-up for disabled people? https://t.co/1NcjMaJBnN
  • Covid infection protection waning in double jabbed - The real-world study includes data on positive Covid PCR test results between May and July 2021 among more than a million people who had received two doses of Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine https://t.co/cPl3HiUz2N
  • Solicitor costs slashed after judge rules them ‘well over the top’ | Law Gazette https://t.co/t1D0aX5wrQ
  • Former FD banned for paying staff from client funds | Law Gazette https://t.co/Nv70PfoJpW
  • The British Paralympic Association and Hogan Lovells | Law Gazette https://t.co/cmbDB2SpkF


25th August - Law News

Edition 3529: 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: Only 100 km away from Kabul, Panjshir province has never been conquered either by foreigners or by Afghans. Panjshir has now become the last holdout against the Taliban. Self-proclaimed ‘Caretaker President’ of Afghanistan Amrullah Saleh has reportedly retreated to Panjshir. Pictures of Saleh has surfaced on social media that shows him with Ahmad Massoud, the son of his former mentor in Panjshir. As per reports, Saleh and Massoud are preparing to put together a guerilla movement against the Taliban. Watch the video to know more.

Focus of the Day Article: Estate agents have called for the introduction of digital property logbooks, supplied by companies regulated by the government, to help speed up the conveyancing process. Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Judicial feudalism in #India - No judge is ‘subordinate’ to any other. As constitutional beings, judges are limited in jurisdiction but also supreme within their own jurisdiction https://t.co/qbtD3Pb7vW
  • Solicitor who relied on ‘excuses and obfuscation’ struck off | Law Gazette https://t.co/w26f3QplP1
  • New book looks at US stance on the crime of aggression - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Mgcy6bvi3w
  • Tourists have been urged to stay away from Cornwall unless they have pre-booked a trip because of a huge spike in Covid cases. The latest figures show Cornwall has 770 cases per 100,000 people, double the previous week's figure https://t.co/yL4VTJXThI
  • Court blocks removal of Serpentine boathouse | Law Gazette https://t.co/gslpMGVE0n
  • Inheritance tax payments reach record high due to Covid deaths - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/NG6I9RBuue 
  • Universities compete for City trainees ahead of SQE roll-out | Law Gazette https://t.co/t44X0WkmNW
  • New animal protection laws will ban people from riding elephants while drunk. The legislation in #SriLanka will also require domesticated elephants to have biometric identity cards - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/pbTFLeFUO
  • The head of #Iran's prison service has apologised after hackers leaked videos showing the abuse of detainees at Tehran's notorious Evin prison. The hackers released security footage showing guards beating prisoners and dragging one along a floor https://t.co/FEC2XM6aB
  • Police investigating the discovery of a woman's body in a lake have released CCTV images in an attempt to identify her. Officers were called to Cresswell Lake between the A34 and A40 in Yarnton, Oxfordshire, at about 20:30 BST on 16 August https://t.co/2bBB2jidp
  • Business leaders must listen to staff concerns over office return - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/3zWtx5AwF
  • Online hearings take edge off cross-examination, study finds | Law Gazette https://t.co/vfYHEUPYbF
  • LSB delays decision on new breed of accountant probate providers - Legal Futures https://t.co/Gf6M4ZqXb
  • Lindsays assists golf tech developer to secure £1.5m funding package - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/td95MFYx
  • Agents call for regulated companies to supply property logbooks - Legal Futures https://t.co/bxSYamt3xv
  • A 1978 #US law tried to remedy adoption practices created to forcibly assimilate Native children. Now conservative lawyers are arguing that the law constitutes ‘reverse racism’ https://t.co/IanQ4sz6h
  • High Court uses new guideline rates ahead of formal introduction - Legal Futures https://t.co/XnQPBucQBV
  • McDonald's has run out of milkshakes and some bottled drinks at restaurants in England, Scotland and Wales. The fast-food chain said it was facing supply chain issues affecting the availability of some products at its 1,250 outlets https://t.co/rcs5fzc6hW 
  • Baroness Hale issues support plea for Afghan judges | Law Gazette https://t.co/0KnVp2eLty 
  • Best of the blogs - 21 August 2021 | Law Gazette https://t.co/YbWH95K8Mx
  • In Shift, #Israel Quietly Allows Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount - the move upsets a longstanding compromise aimed at staving off conflict https://t.co/R8pG7SafNq 
  • How the courts have dealt with medical evidence for which there is no record - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/1T16EIPeN
  • Afghan Refugees Find a Harsh and Unfriendly Border in #Turkey https://t.co/hdwlbUkjlA
  • Everyone over the age of 40 in England will be able to have their blood pressure checked for free in High Street chemists from October https://t.co/3cx3JKvuuW
  • F.D.A. Fully Approves Pfizer Vaccine. The move was expected to kick off a round of new vaccination mandates from hospitals, schools and private companies #US https://t.co/3LihxV6tJt 
  • Claimant ‘unreasonable’ for not using portal on overvalued case | Law Gazette https://t.co/fGGKvTceKu
  • Barrister suggests anonymous juries for SCC | Irish Legal News https://t.co/x4TW6VK5L
  • Carmel Budiardjo obituary: Campaigner for human rights in Indonesia from soon after independence and for freedom in regions it controlled https://t.co/mtj4kPZ5YR
  • Robot wars: lawtech AI giants square off | Law Gazette https://t.co/RgpWW4Sf3
  • HM Courts & Tribunal Service has revealed it paid £12.5 million to the HMRC due to making incorrect IR35 status decisions, according to HM Courts and Tribunal Service documents https://t.co/19WOwtzgY
  • The leader of the far-right Proud Boys group has been sentenced to nearly six months in jail for burning a stolen Black Lives Matters flag in December. Enrique Tarrio, 37, pleaded guilty in July to two crimes #US https://t.co/A7wq9qIny9
  • Teacher who told Ofsted that school ‘hid naughty pupils in squash courts’ during inspection was unfairly dismissed, tribunal finds https://t.co/qn0vuugNtK
  • People posing ‘direct threat’ to UK found among potential Kabul evacuees -Six people on Britain’s ‘no fly’ list picked up in security checks in Kabul and Frankfurt https://t.co/jWVtow2Qu3
  • Estate agency to pay former employee compensation for unfair dismissal https://t.co/Urxr7jMh8L 
  • Chandigarh tribunal awards ₹16 lakh to Ambala man who lost limb in mishap #India https://t.co/TuMtcgOG9
  • Adekanmi Abayomi helps refugees and asylum seekers in Northern Ireland because he is one himself: #Nigerian government’s thugs forced solicitor Kamni Abayomi to flee his home https://t.co/g3TPL0zJCY


24th August - Law News

Edition 3528: 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: The Taliban are urging Afghan people to stay and rebuild their country but will not stand in the way of those who want to leave, if they have the correct documentation, a spokesman has told.

Focus of the Day Article: Outer House judge rejects conservation organisation’s challenge to planning permission for Scottish space port. Full story - Scottish Legal News

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • M25: Three dead and two arrested after crash involving lorry, minibus and car https://t.co/H2xyEef0KY 
  • A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has reserved her decision in the extradition case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, saying only she'll set a date for her ruling late #Canada https://t.co/m9wZc7RNop 
  • [Scam 1992 series] Sony Pictures Network moves Bombay High Court after bank files criminal defamation, trademark infringement case | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/PMHM24wB2F
  • Help Afghan lawyers escape ‘perilous future’ under Taliban rule, urge legal groups - Legal Cheek https://t.co/B2EWCNO1Ok
  • Outer House judge rejects conservation organisation’s challenge to planning permission for Scottish space port - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/DNKd7YkU8a
  • Costs judge rejects “regrettable” overcharging allegations - Legal Futures https://t.co/ldKcDPLRM
  • Five per cent bonus for Shepherd and Wedderburn staff as profits surge by 13 per cent - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/YBJ8WeVcvj
  • Irwin Mitchell and Bird & Bird post latest trainee retention scores - Legal Cheek https://t.co/nJ7QzZpAlH
  • The 5 habits swaps to make to become a successful leader - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/AOtERlVi7d
  • A Wembley steward who tried to sell security wristbands and lanyards to ticketless fans for the Euro 2020 final has been sentenced. Yusaf Amin posted screenshots on Facebook Marketplace offering two passes, uniforms and wristbands for £4,500 https://t.co/Gqa0SPDgP2
  • States in denial: the long-term detention of human rights defenders - Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor https://t.co/cgCNj1xSJM 
  • 7 things I wish I’d known before I started my GDL - Legal Cheek https://t.co/ptuiogaXKy
  • Lawyer moves NHRC for evacuation of Indians stranded in Afghanistan | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/DvK52tXCRF
  • Abattoirs, butchers & meat processors are set to employ prisoners and ex-inmates to help plug labour shortages. Meat industry leaders held talks with the government on Monday to discuss options of how businesses could link up with prisons to fill vacancies https://t.co/LQnLMSCjKn 
  • Melissa Rutherford: It’s time to talk about trauma - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/iuUxtCd6VM 
  • Chinese human rights activist avoids imminent deportation from Germany - Liu Bing claims he will face ‘long-term detention without trial’ for taking part in protests in #China https://t.co/Cg0ljdcKqf
  • Becoming a rainmaker is not an easy journey, but by employing the right strategies and going through the requisite baptisms by fire, one can lead a more stimulating career in which one has more freedom and flexibility - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/lXv00eEFYs
  • Should Anyone Believe Taliban Pledges to Respect Women’s Rights? #Afghanistan https://t.co/tNSq1CeCGD
  • #Ecuador Marks First Day Against Sexual Violence in Schools https://t.co/pYcH6FbRux 
  • London NQ lawyer pay at Weil swells to £145k - Legal Cheek https://t.co/fN3dbP2Vtv
  • Why Aussie law firms can benefit from cloud-to-cloud data backups - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/uTlUg8Rlr
  • Latham lands energy and infrastructure partner trio from Shearman and Freshfields in Singapore - The Global Legal Post https://t.co/qk3mLbkZvf 
  • Vicarious trauma in the legal profession is becoming worse with increased technological developments, according to one former magistrate, who offers his thoughts on how to combat it - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/eLHGjcyt7S 
  • John Lydon loses court battle to stop Sex Pistols songs being used in a new TV series https://t.co/yWyeF5arJh
  • The Left Abandoned Afghan Women - It’s remarkable how quickly liberals abandoned the women of #Afghanistan https://t.co/h4x0b4M13T 
  • Sturgeon urges Raab to assist Scottish Sikh man allegedly tortured in India. First minister raises ‘deep concerns’ about case of Jagtar Singh Johal, who has been imprisoned for four years awaiting trial https://t.co/x4zxEhlXLL 
  • #HongKong Barrister Cheung Hiu-wai, who allegedly persuaded an innocent young man to plead guilty in a drug trafficking case, appeared in court yesterday for perverting the course of justice and was granted bail of HK$300,000 https://t.co/sVxSxiE4ub
  • Life as a healthcare lawyer during a global pandemic - Legal Cheek https://t.co/mPIMKnMvZs 
  • Conveyancers complain of 'untenable' delays at CT deeds office leading to 'illness and injury' #SouthAfrica https://t.co/BKnP3VusQT 
  • The common law duty of confidentiality https://t.co/YnAaq6hCP4 
  • Walkers and Instagrammers on Snowdon have been urged to respect the mountain amid concerns over the impact of a spike in visitors. About 700,000 people now visit Snowdon each year, compared with about 500,000 in 2018 https://t.co/vdHOZQhc54
  • Two people stabbed to death in Westminster have been named by police, who have launched a manhunt for 49-year-old Lee Peacock. Sharon Pickles, 45, was pronounced dead at a home in Ashbridge Street https://t.co/PBTmss7HPK
  • RMT threatens strike action over legionella on trains - Trace amounts of legionella were found in seven toilets on four trains https://t.co/xr6Lh695It
  • Law firm fined £18,000 for working with struck-off solicitor - Legal Futures https://t.co/LNW3NI2Z8V
  • What happens to the children of women killed by men? https://t.co/lYqsvqbhiV
  • Delhi High Court seeks response from Tihar jail on death of gangster and inmate, Ankit Gujjar | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/8uxNPqTWql 
  • PDS employee dismissed after work with murderer awarded £100k - Legal Futures https://t.co/I6qjLYO7t5
  • Travers Smith to relocate City HQ - Legal Cheek https://t.co/Z4Gzwyjik
  • Appointments: Freshfields names new US managing partner, Wilberforce barrister joins McDermott in consulting role - The Global Legal Post https://t.co/H7PWds7lOl
  • "An unholy alliance:" Punjab & Haryana High Court refuses protection to married woman in live-in relationship | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/VtPTtg4Ye0 
  • PCR Covid test firm with links to former minister accused of multiple failures https://t.co/zthQI4r0sM
  • UK’s class action regime finally ready for take off after landmark Mastercard ruling - The Global Legal Post https://t.co/L3WSsm42GU
  • More than 80 private Covid travel test providers listed on the government's website will be issued two-strike warnings over misleading prices, Health Secretary Sajid Javid has announced https://t.co/uOLAwAx0lf 
  • Man arrested over Birmingham Gay Village attack https://t.co/tGZTMJ4sAGp