Thursday

30th September - Law News

Edition 3565: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011  

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story:  The world's oldest living rainforest has been returned to its custodians in a historic handback ceremony in Far North Queensland. The Eastern Kuku Yalanji people have taken formal ownership of 160,213 hectares of country stretching from Mossman to Cooktown, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park.
 

Focus of the Day Story:  More than two-thirds of lawyers (69%) have experienced mental ill health in the last year, according to a new snapshot of wellbeing in the profession. The survey of around 1,700 legal professionals by legal charity LawCare also found that just 56% of those suffering had discussed their problems at work. Respondents in this group said they had not disclosed their condition for fear of the stigma that would attach, the resulting career implications and the financial and reputational consequences. Full story - The Law Society Gazette
 
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Solicitor Karyn Watt among Construction Scotland Innovation Centre appointments - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/iz9KhMEUW
  • BPP finally unveils cost of new SQE courses | Law Gazette https://t.co/qZTyWOCRP0
  • Session Cases bicentenary: A conversation with Lord Ericht - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/B0Y7u2Jf9c
  • Three more energy suppliers have gone bust amid the surge in wholesale gas prices, the regulator Ofgem has said. Enstroga, Igloo Energy and Symbio Energy said they would stop trading on Wednesday https://t.co/ztrvSLg8wU
  • Police Scotland must be transformed into a 21st century police force after new figures revealed that recorded cyber-crime doubled in the past twelve months - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/VC9SyQtzgz
  • Burnt out, sleep deprived and hiding mental illness: lawyers reveal struggles | Law Gazette https://t.co/NWwlhsifq3
  • Loss of Greatness: British motorists driving outside the UK must now remove old-style GB stickers or cover them up https://t.co/VEd4tuQSrN
  • A monument to honour Betty Campbell, Wales' first black head teacher and black history campaigner, has been unveiled in Cardiff. It is believed to be the first statue of a named, non-fictional woman in an outdoor public space in Wales https://t.co/jyjREClbeC
  • Sentence of white supremacist told to read classics referred to court of appeal - England and Wales attorney general says sentencing of Ben John for terror offence appears ‘unduly lenient’ https://t.co/dh59A7JtB
  • High Court witness actions to be listed for physical hearings by default | Irish Legal News https://t.co/v0pz4VejEZ
  • Fuel crisis: Judge 'asks for proof' of why counsel can't get to court | Law Gazette https://t.co/WgAGzRTG
  • NFU’s Director of Policy keynotes CLT Scotland’s Rural Conference - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/XwqiDjII
  • British judges hit with pay freeze over pandemic - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/1hTfRPypm8 
  • Labour: Do pro bono work if you want government contracts - Legal Futures https://t.co/G1s7A6iw0e
  • #Poland’s justice minister has said that he hopes the country’s Constitutional Tribunal “will behave properly” and confirm that the Polish constitution takes primacy over EU law https://t.co/jZdSbmowE
  • Police have defended shooting an "out of control" white deer that had been roaming the streets after an angry backlash on social media https://t.co/oyl4wqF0V
  • A man who escaped #Afghanistan to study at a UK university says the Taliban has been threatening his family: 'My young sister will be forced to marry a Taliban fighter' https://t.co/y44FYuKV4I
  • Reality TV star Katie Price has been charged with driving without insurance and while disqualified following a car crash on Tuesday, say police https://t.co/nebAwVLy13
  • One third of barristers ‘bullied, harassed or discriminated against’ | Law Gazette https://t.co/FoixhrGRRg
  • Rebuke for solicitor whose failures inadvertently facilitated fraud - Legal Futures https://t.co/iix2WZqpD0
  • Barrister disbarred after council tax fraud conviction - Legal Futures https://t.co/9uvte1jV3Z 
  • English IP court finds no trade mark infringement in dispute between “archangel” holistic therapists - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/4JCMVNCXFo
  • Slower-than-expected rebound in PI claims hits listed business - Legal Futures https://t.co/MAOgmaTRL
  • Solicitor rebuked after failing to check fraudster client | Law Gazette https://t.co/kFPrlQmPQn 
  • Personal injury claims expected to fall by 20 per cent | Irish Legal News https://t.co/hakFUqzChv 
  • Lord Carloway’s optimism for future of criminal justice ‘entirely misplaced’ - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/BwnqMDuIaj
  • The government must guard against the new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill further undermining access to justice for the most vulnerable, the Law Society of England and Wales has warned https://t.co/9bQVTk3NN5
  • Labour tells firms to meet pro bono target or lose government contracts | Law Gazette https://t.co/rljXr5E7bN
  • GB stickers ditched for UK marker under new number plate law https://t.co/Og3xK88wfo
  • McKees welcomes three new trainees after record number of applications | Irish Legal News https://t.co/CQ5yNYzlW1
  • Double appointment at Aberdein Considine - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/fNlLp93OdI
  • Three-quarters of small French boats may be denied fishing in UK waters https://t.co/2NfpCUf4jX
  • Professional Liability Online Seminar Series – Solicitors' And Barristers' Negligence (Video) - Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration - UK https://t.co/NcpePEZ6uL
  • Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh found guilty of professional misconduct again - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Jw8xjwIvw8
  • Comyn Kelleher Tobin appoints Karen Tobin as family law partner | Irish Legal News https://t.co/eYyrfCecmZ
  • An award-winning traditional Scots singer says she was offered help to get a festival gig in return for sex. Iona Fyfe, who was named Scots singer of the year in 2018, said she was propositioned by a man from a "really well-known band" https://t.co/nel6atJyOh

Wednesday

29th September - Law News

Edition 3564: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011  

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story:  Anti-money laundering – guidance for trust and company service providers. Hear in more detail which activities fall in scope of this category and work, and what a law firm needs to do if so. The SRA speaks about what areas of trust and company services are a high risk of being targeted by criminals, and how you can mitigate this risk.  

Focus of the Day Story:  Nearly one in three barristers have personal experience of bullying, harassment and/or discrimination (BHD) in the past two years, Bar Council research has revealed. Judges were frequently cited as the source of bullying, which will intensify recent focus on poor judicial conduct. Full story - Legal Futures
 
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • How Strasbourg protects lawyers’ rights | Law Gazette https://t.co/sB2sEdViab
  • Home Office planned speedy removal of Vietnamese trafficking victims https://t.co/0DegaksIYV
  • Petrol crisis fuels concern about lawyers getting to court | Law Gazette https://t.co/whlac8zLHb
  • #SanMarino to legalise abortion after referendum result - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/zsr2Av1Pow
  • A man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with the murder of Sabina Nessa, who was killed as she walked to meet a friend in south-east London https://t.co/hqJmkw12fr
  • What did your parents do? | Law Gazette https://t.co/bXy9JyD8p9
  • Comyn Kelleher Tobin appoints Karen Tobin as family law partner | Irish Legal News https://t.co/eYyrfCvNex
  • The High Court has rebuked an expert witness who had ‘no persuasive answer to a number of key questions’, in an unsuccessful claim against a high-profile fashion stylist | Law Gazette https://t.co/N8MFhSLWF
  • Female #Afghan judges hunted by the murderers they convicted https://t.co/tbcpHwNm60
  • CMA cracks down on competition law breaches - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/Oxm6RbRHeR 
  • Poverty Trap Vs Bad Governance: A Theological Response to Problem of Poverty in Africa | Wole Adegbile https://t.co/wAqItTp8vP
  • Millions deprived of lawyer as vast legal aid deserts revealed | Law Gazette https://t.co/RVBwaPm6CX
  • Leaving cryptocurrency in your will - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/K98L0jZasO 
  • 'Largely overlooked': Law Society posts guidance about disabled staff | Law Gazette https://t.co/LBU2ovVSUT
  • Defence lawyers boycott custody court to force government’s hand - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/C34gIU84Tn
  • Research: "Billions could be saved" by funding more legal advice - Legal Futures https://t.co/X3WeSyvwpr
  • Poorer junior lawyers being forced to choose City, says top Labour lawyer | Law Gazette https://t.co/soG0ExZAUt
  • Labour MPs attack cost of qualifying as a lawyer - Legal Futures https://t.co/uksk9KIfvC 
  • ICC asked to relaunch inquiry into Taliban and IS ‘war crimes’ https://t.co/suxkZj6o55 
  • Giving evidence “not a game”, judge tells expert witness - Legal Futures https://t.co/Gpc3H8Ky4n
  • My legal life: Ben Brown, Attorney General’s Chambers. Crown prosecutor on St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha - Profile | Law Gazette https://t.co/eZEeQj0dTH
  • Family ‘in tears’ after Cornwall hotel booking swapped for Uxbridge: Booking through online travel agents can have pitfalls – such as arriving for a luxury holiday only to find it doesn’t exist https://t.co/VWUhLMFv5K
  • Government to take over Southeastern after ‘serious’ breach of franchise: Department for Transport finds rail operator did not declare more than £25m of historical taxpayer funding https://t.co/j78YdJQqm7
  • Major report: Law's culture has to change to tackle wellbeing crisis - Legal Futures https://t.co/JyDcBsgSGU
  • Working from home boosts career progress, say half of women https://t.co/UrCiGlEjA9
  • For a Broader Understanding of Corruption as a Cultural Fact, and its Influences in Society | Fernando M Forattini https://t.co/684L8JiadU
  • Outer House judge refuses petition for recognition of Singaporean moratoria on insolvent offshore companies - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/ucyUCYK4pQ
  • Clinical negligence reforms imminent as Hunt lambasts ‘obscene’ costs | Law Gazette https://t.co/RsIwfd1TGp 
  • IP lawyer Brian McElligott joins AI firm Altada as chief intellectual property counsel | Irish Legal News https://t.co/DYkBo5illQ
  • Arbroath construction director banned for negligent accounting records - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/OxOkj1Nlv6
  • Best of the blogs - 25 September 2021 | Law Gazette https://t.co/GCcWgoHTzY 
  • Spice Girl among stars to begin phone-hacking claims against Murdoch empire https://t.co/foQbjBYHGq
  • High Court witness actions to be listed for physical hearings by default | Irish Legal News https://t.co/v0pz4VejEZ 
  • Levelling up agenda should include legal aid, says Lammy | Law Gazette https://t.co/JZ6iSpCsrD 
  • Holyrood committee to discuss short-term let licensing proposals - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/B0VQj9CHpy

Tuesday

28th September - Law News

Edition 3563: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011  

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story:  Join The Bar Council online on 16 October for the Pupillage Fair 2021 to find out everything you need to know about a career at the Bar. Sign up free of charge to get for advice from barristers, discuss your prospects with pupillage providers, and find out how to build your CV and access sources of funding and support. 

Focus of the Day Story:  The murder of Sarah Everard shone a spotlight on a culture of male harassment and violence against women and girls, sparking protests and calls for reform. Now the killing of Sabina Nessa has appalled the nation. Full story - Guardian Law
 
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Kerala High Court declines to halt hartal called by CPI(M) in support of farmers protests | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/Wq72VRc4R8 
  • My work as a cyber risk lawyer - Legal Cheek https://t.co/cpYeu9wW1p
  • The far-right group Britain First has registered as a political party after its application was approved by the Electoral Commission https://t.co/yn6y1CTAjU
  • Foundation of judiciary stronger after Justice NV Ramana took over as CJI, changes palpable: Orissa High Court CJ Dr. S Muralidhar | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/IuqSHxLklJ
  • #US singer R Kelly has been found guilty of running a scheme to exploit his fame to sexually abuse women and children over two decades https://t.co/akdHyNzpg
  • School leaders have warned about being targeted by hoax Covid vaccine consent letters, which aim to spread anti-vaccine messages to parents in England https://t.co/o4BmsvX2m
  • White & Case records 78% trainee retention rate - Legal Cheek https://t.co/ZLxflOAM4L
  • French Court Confirms Dissolution of Anti-Discrimination Group - Decision Likely to Have Chilling Effect on Civil Society in #France and Beyond https://t.co/lJ5WlvZOrV
  • Government expected to mobilise army 'as a precaution' amid fuel crisis https://t.co/Eco4YoVzmV
  • A baffled North Yorkshire homeowner found "keep clear" markings painted on the road outside his home - a converted village school which closed down 18 years ago https://t.co/5D6lWzH7MO 
  • Hospitals in England have been given the green light to ease some of the Covid infection-control measures that have been in place during the pandemic https://t.co/faTN2exDY
  • The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary has issued updated practical guidance on remote hearings | NLJ https://t.co/ytSUOMjBwx
  • Burges boosts Bristol NQ lawyer pay to £60k - Legal Cheek https://t.co/X0gRkWWIjx 
  • The Corporate Counsel Show: Improving equitable briefing rates in-house - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/j98F27M9hx
  • "Positive action scheme" bids to improve diversity of Treasury Counsel - Legal Futures https://t.co/zz82QdvXbH
  • Issues facing lawyers with disabilities - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/bKTGKSbiMq 
  • Ashurst elevates 'New Law' tech roles to careers alongside lawyers - Legal Futures https://t.co/0gIYcup6Uj
  • Boris Johnson will meet a campaign group representing families bereaved by Covid on Tuesday, after declining to meet them since last year. The PM will host Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice for a private reception in Downing Street https://t.co/z2BlgRuCpl
  • Ban for trainee solicitor who altered emails in attempt to ‘keep up with work’ - Legal Cheek https://t.co/YXMKQhqR7w
  • An MP threatened to send naked pictures of a woman to her family because she was jealous of her friendship with her partner, a court has heard. Claudia Webbe, 56, also allegedly used a misogynistic insult against Michelle Merritt https://t.co/TPCw8foTI
  • Treasury rejects SRA and Law Society pleas over economic crime levy - Legal Futures https://t.co/XxspB4sdqG
  • Our legal system fails to consider social realities: CJI NV Ramana on need to Indianise system | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/iKNggoFXTN
  • My journey from trainee to commercial real estate partner - Legal Cheek https://t.co/rqNwq7lsGm 
  • Jonathan Diba-Musangu, 23, who used to be on Rochdale AFC's books, raped the seven-year-old girl in 2012 https://t.co/7ICkSfRH0
  • An inquiry into Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) sentences has been launched by a parliamentary committee | NLJ https://t.co/9F9XJTzPHT
  • Lawyers from across the UK will be hitting the pedals in the week 11-17 October, for Breast Cancer Now’s annual charity cycle race, Tour de Law https://t.co/nReInsBqy
  • File on 4 - Hush Money: the Rise and Fall of an International Fraudster -https://t.co/qFqIPwUdGr 
  • The Taliban have banned hairdressers in #Afghanistan's Helmand province from shaving or trimming beards, saying it breaches their fundamentalist interpretation of Islamic law https://t.co/bEnP1MB5Nu
  • Climate change protesters have defied a court order and have blocked part of the M25 at Heathrow Airport. Insulate Britain said 52 people have blocked the slip road at junction 14 https://t.co/c34qsRKJKS
  • Detectives continue to question a man arrested on suspicion of murdering south-east London primary school teacher Sabina Nessa. The 36-year-old man was arrested in East Sussex https://t.co/j4A5lV3e1q
  • How to build real connections in a virtual world - a junior lawyer's perspective - Legal Cheek https://t.co/bELfiJKyA1
  • The Cabinet Office has defended the government’s handling of the pandemic, in its response to the Lords' Constitution Committee’s report on coronavirus (COVID-19) and the use and scrutiny of emergency powers | NLJ https://t.co/dFvD7pEMF3
  • Magistrate rebuked for calling junior barrister 'huffy' after she was mistaken for defendant three times in one day - Legal Cheek https://t.co/glDMhcIosl 
  • £6 million up for grabs as Inns open bar scholarship applications - Legal Cheek https://t.co/idrvUaJgNN
  • Extension of limitation period to file cases to end on October 2, 2021: Supreme Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/2Ti9Yux9L4
  • Call of the wild: planned Dartmoor crackdown ‘will penalise campers’ https://t.co/JB9BRQHC01 
  • Ashurst targets 35% ethnic minority and 13% Black trainees - Legal Cheek https://t.co/HQk9r7FUXR

Monday

27th September - Law News

Edition 3562: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011  

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story:  Three US-based women talk about the seedy world of online sex trafficking, with its secret code words, manipulation, and victims sold to the highest bidder. 


Focus of the Day Story:  The judgment in Forstater v CDG Europe UKEAT/0105/20/JOJ has forced the courts yet again to grapple with the transgender debate. We have already seen the judiciary face up to the challenging issues of whether children with gender dysphoria can consent to receiving puberty blockers (see recent decision in Bell v Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust [2021] EWCA Civ 1363). In the present case, the issue was whether the Claimant’s belief that biological sex is real, important, immutable, and not to be conflated with gender identity was a “philosophical belief” within the meaning of section 10 of Equality Act 2010 (“EqA”). Full story - UK Human Rights Blog
 
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • A ‘wider range’ of diversity is critical at board level - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/K3W7ZYruT
  • Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer says it is "not right" to say only women have a cervix amid a row involving one of his MPs https://t.co/oKcpORiW14
  • The government is to suspend competition law to allow oil firms to target fuel deliveries at petrol stations following recent panic buying https://t.co/fVhbPU4x6l
  • What makes a good ESG lawyer? - Legal Cheek https://t.co/roytw2Iy74
  • Recommendation made to remove solicitor from roll over ‘blatant lies’ to client - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/9jqzxsPg6z 
  • From part-time retail college job to supporting big retailers on business - Legal Cheek https://t.co/EtvBOGqF4k
  • Is an employee backlash for post-pandemic policies coming? - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/VDKe4rV8D
  • Slaughter and May appoints first female leader - Legal Cheek https://t.co/QFj8fvuPl0
  • Harmonious functioning of legislature, executive, judiciary essential to remove barriers to justice: CJI NV Ramana | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/A7SPxq5zcG
  • Shamima Begum: What price have we paid for national security? - Legal Cheek https://t.co/I8UFtPvdP8
  • Energy regulator Ofgem says gas crisis not its fault https://t.co/JKgVN8qaGh
  • Court of Appeal rules that artificial intelligence cannot be named as inventor in patent application - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/YAdWWxcawT
  • The Weekly Round-up: Discriminatory policing, online privacy and puberty blockers - UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/fTHzbc5iNX
  • If you’re a conveyancer or solicitor working on property transactions then you have a chance to win £500 in a Global Reviews survey | NLJ https://t.co/bguiu5BrbR
  • Netflix drama to follow hot-shot lawyer's journey on becoming her firm’s first ethnic minority female partner - Legal Cheek https://t.co/A4bmcb9olZ 
  • Lawyers take on Kiltwalk in aid of Lawscot Foundation - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/XKKcaor3qq
  • Law and the Culture War - UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/bmMPk68yY3
  • After the murder of George Floyd, some states looked to independent agencies to examine deaths in police custody. But dozens of cases handled by the Texas Rangers show the approach has flaws #US https://t.co/P86wiE6xp
  • Child refugees were ‘dumped’ in unsafe hotel, claims Brighton council - Law firm says attempts to evaluate a 15-year-old Afghan held in a hotel had been prevented, breaching the child’s rights https://t.co/euLhSG5EMp
  • Has the Court of Appeal just trapped inventors in 1421? - Legal Cheek https://t.co/5JhHhKFPLw 
  • Property Standardisation Group wins Outstanding Achievement Award - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/jWQxBgX4u6 
  • Cleary gives lawyers £45 to help them reconnect over lunch - Legal Cheek https://t.co/uryxxWMPx9 
  • LawTech Talks: Getting more women into legal tech leadership - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/BFWbTwibmN
  • Delhi court grants anticipatory bail to LJP MP Prince Raj | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/2P2Zh4aYBw
  • New name, new home: one leading London chambers on its major shake-up - Legal Cheek https://t.co/Lb4sbg3jQI 
  • Law Society of Scotland achieves AML levy exemption for majority of Scottish law firms - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/HmfzdIVQF9
  • Linklaters boosts NQ lawyer pay twice in three months - now £107.5k - Legal Cheek https://t.co/vICypRBjZN
  • Allegation of bias against judge should not be based on conjectures: Kerala High Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/GlHUdWA8wY 
  • Important Licensing Conference less than two weeks away - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/kPoYDOu9BR

Sunday

26th September - Law News

Edition 3561: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011  

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story:  There is a little corner of the energy market that gets very little coverage. But after a cold winter in Europe last year, the continent has failed to fill its storage tanks for the next six months. That failure has sent gas prices surging. This is not just a problem for Europe; the rest of the world could go without as rich countries corner the market, in a similar way to vaccines. Simone Tagliapietra, a senior fellow at think-tank Bruegel, explains what is behind the crisis.



Saturday Conversations on Law
  • City firm secures £50m war chest to fund litigation | Law Gazette https://t.co/gtn9A720nw
  • Some 10,500 lorry drivers and poultry workers are to receive temporary UK visas as the government seeks to limit disruption in the run-up to Christmas https://t.co/T0l0BzWrEf 
  • Pacitti Jones acquires Penworth Properties in Kilsyth - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/ecdjZWFD5u
  • Criminal legal aid sector continues to shrink | Law Gazette https://t.co/zHXPCKfCsb
  • NI Law Society calls on UK government to abandon proposed Troubles amnesty | Irish Legal News https://t.co/a3QWimPyID
  • Covid-19 communications 'blurred line' between guidance and law | Law Gazette https://t.co/YA7su0KDL
  • Catalan independence leader Carles Puigdemont arrested in Italy - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/N6guhySFZb
  • Linklaters boosts NQ pay for third time this year | Law Gazette https://t.co/0c4FcgxSQe 
  • Peter Dutton to seek aggravated damages in defamation claim against Shane Bazzi #Australia https://t.co/r7L2m8cWs
  • Firm and its owner fined £27,500 over inadequate client due diligence | Law Gazette https://t.co/vikYr1FxAM
  • Disability discrimination case settled against PSNI and Honeycomb Jobs Ltd for £12,500 | Irish Legal News https://t.co/9Fwdv7At94 
  • Gag warfare: standups in legal row over ‘stolen’ comedy routine https://t.co/HYRKwGZS6P 
  • Bar charity hands out £850k in pandemic packages | Law Gazette https://t.co/6rvBTRrpCN
  • Law Society of Ireland appoints Mark Garrett as director general | Irish Legal News https://t.co/SESIlHrxCM
  • Posh occupants of 432 Park Avenue are suing its developers for failing to address some1,500 alleged defects. The lawsuit claims that the building's problems have "endangered and inconvenienced" residents and guests https://t.co/n0bCUfeBKE
  • Naomi Pryde named lawyer of the year - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/JPqeZ53z37
  • #Afghanistan: Inside the prison staffed by former inmates released by the Taliban https://t.co/x5i3Tpbdch
  • #China frees Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig after Huawei boss released https://t.co/sH28rftIMI 
  • Law Society demands 'tangible improvements' to probate service | Law Gazette https://t.co/vLOSRj1s9A
  • Judge Denis McLoughlin, a District Court judge assigned to Cavan and Monaghan, has passed away suddenly at the age of 62 | Irish Legal News https://t.co/keYF2BvP1
  • Can Women Be Safe in Britain when the Police Fail to Hold their Own to Account? https://t.co/HBDHVupMyV
  • Raab's late entrance showed the folly of extending court hours | Law Gazette https://t.co/HRWbzNDLQE
  • UK government’s Troubles plan ‘incompatible with international obligations’ - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/0LqDVSQKVY 
  • Human rights commission calls for transparency on vaccine certificates - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/7eE0wSuEGY 
  • 'Restless' Raab sworn in as lord chancellor | Law Gazette https://t.co/z8oRcOI4Mu
  • Joshua Rozenberg has pointed out that Dominic Raab, who was recently appointed lord chancellor, arrived late to his swearing-in ceremony yesterday. He may have suffered a wardrobe malfunction - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/7PFbRfCntn

Saturday

25th September - Law News

Edition 3560: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011  

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story:  How Can Indian Schools Support Teenagers Facing Gender Identity Issues? According to Charit Jaggi, Founder and Director, We The Young, an online platform for the youth to share their stories, when a child faces any challenge, help must come from multiple stakeholders including parents, teachers, school and counsellor. He stressed that schools should have gender diverse people in the teaching and non-teaching staff.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Government taking EU criticism over number of judges ‘very seriously’ | Irish Legal News https://t.co/zumql80fnj 
  • Slaughters appoints first managing partner in boardroom shakeup | Law Gazette https://t.co/5uVhp0wVf
  • Tax clinic at Edinburgh Law School first in Scotland - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/vOW4emViU
  • Barristers clash over disclosure of document in waiting area | Law Gazette https://t.co/VudBYtRGS
  • Campbell Riddell Breeze Paterson LLP becomes part of Holmes Mackillop Limited - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/sQ2h83RRNH 
  • The Taliban's notorious former head of religious police has said extreme punishments such as executions and amputations will resume in #Afghanistan https://t.co/HJ1IgnBfG
  • Economic crime levy ‘penalises profession’, says Law Society | Law Gazette https://t.co/0Iuqeotwnb
  • Major Tory donor’s oil firm admits employees paid bribes to get contracts: Petrofac made admission as part of deal to end four-year corruption investigation by Serious Fraud Office https://t.co/8WZ27P89hI
  • Supply chain crisis: Tories poised to U-turn on foreign worker visas: Boris Johnson believed to have overruled ministers unwilling to compromise on post-Brexit immigration as forecourt queues mount https://t.co/J2oOaVgwQ1
  • Three teenagers who killed a 13-year-old boy over a social media row have been sentenced to custody in young offenders institutions. A girl lured Olly Stephens to a field in Reading, Berkshire, where two boys lying in wait stabbed him https://t.co/KflOuxuOeg
  • Ian Beattie, the chief operating officer of Lindsays, has been named as the new chair of UK Athletics - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/kt1vWTlPDt
  • Detectives investigating the murder of Sabina Nessa are hunting a man seen on CCTV near the scene of her death https://t.co/22lMwo3WxZ
  • Thousands of passengers arriving at UK airports were hit by delays on Friday after a technical problem disrupted self-service passport gates - The problem came after weeks of passenger anger over queues because of Border Force staff issues https://t.co/TP6itbXOmC
  • FOI reveals ‘not proven’ least used verdict in sexual offence trials since 2016 - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/eJW3gexAkH
  • MoJ set for talks over possible alternative to Legal Ombudsman | Law Gazette https://t.co/EDflFtfEXA
  • Army officer who claimed seaside home benefited from servitude loses Inner House appeal - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/EOHvQG8rS
  • Tribunal president vows to bring together ‘disunited judiciary’ | Law Gazette https://t.co/jkyROTwHzU
  • A six-year-old Israeli boy, Eitan Biran, who was the sole survivor of an Italian cable car crash will stay in Israel until a court has ruled on a bitter custody dispute https://t.co/VeslfdbwQ4
  • #Myanmar junta abducting children of people targeted for arrest, says UN expert https://t.co/dSQHu6jYk
  • Listed law firm bosses continue to cash in - Legal Futures https://t.co/Bk45xA4dxD
  • New push for assisted dying in Scotland begins - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/RdmrUFDRkT 
  • Clerks "must play bigger role in fair work allocation" - Legal Futures https://t.co/dc5eWhOH3b 
  • Supreme Court dismisses asylum challenge arising from 'unfair' rules | Law Gazette https://t.co/TK4jsxBCN
  • SRA launches investigations into 10% of firms checked for AML compliance - Legal Futures https://t.co/wF0FiztxCQ
  • Romelu Lukaku says footballers can do more to tackle racism than just taking the knee and wants social media companies to meet with players to help combat the issue of online abuse https://t.co/Qx5Y8yG7j
  • Migrants freezing to death on Belarus-Poland border https://t.co/vthI8tlWgx
  • N.Y.C. Food Delivery Workers Would See Better Pay Under New Bills #US https://t.co/jAeXhQpDEp
  • UK restaurants to be banned from keeping staff tips: Businesses will no longer be able to take share of service charges paid by card under new legislation https://t.co/SEe2mRFeHe
  • Tribunal rejects ‘wokeism’ defence from solicitor who made insensitive comments | Law Gazette https://t.co/blg20QlS7Q
  • Possession of class A drugs such as heroin, cocaine and MDMA may incur a police warning rather than prosecution under a new “diversion from prosecution” policy for drugs announced by Scotland’s Lord Advocate, Dorothy Bain QC | Irish Legal News https://t.co/3XJT8LOgFF
  • Edinburgh care company fined after lone worker abducted and raped by client - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/85wiquQyU5
  • Lady Hale to speak on Northern Ireland in the UK Supreme Court | Irish Legal News https://t.co/TYuxMqLCv
  • Fear of more baby deaths as ministers stand firm on jailing pregnant women https://t.co/CS7L5h7D9Y
  • Independent group to report progress on end of direct provision | Irish Legal News https://t.co/xWeesdi4Ve 
  • The Roots of Xenophobic Violence in South Africa—A Pan African Response | Madalitso Phiri https://t.co/ewfhSarxgS 
  • UK government’s Troubles plan ‘incompatible with international obligations’ | Irish Legal News https://t.co/lZqgPAm6ej

Friday

24th September - Law News

Edition 3559: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011  

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story:  In the last two years, crime in New South Wales has either fallen, or stayed stable across every major category, except one: sexual assault. The number of women coming forward to police to say they've been sexually assaulted has grown significantly and continues to rise with reports up 21% in just the past year. But it's not necessarily that there have been more assaults, but rather an increase in awareness, thanks largely to the advocacy of three young women. 

Focus of the Day Story:  Probate practitioners have called for legislative change to help families access the 'digital assets' of relatives who have died. A study by STEP – a professional body for inheritance planning advisers – and Queen Mary University of London found that there is a lack of clarity around property rights relating to digital assets. Full story - The Law Society Gazette
 
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Who can save Maxim Znak? | Law Gazette https://t.co/z0m8iOQZOd 
  • New sentencing guideline comes into force in Scotland - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/mikIV94vn
  • Solicitor leaves private practice to start ‘more ethical’ business | Law Gazette https://t.co/ciMlU7ONIH
  • Plans for specialist sexual offences court risk injustice - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/CnYFMdTCPM
  • Deadline to register rights of way to be removed to avoid ‘unnecessary court cases’ | Irish Legal News https://t.co/x0JQLqwStq 
  • Sheriff summary cases at 98 per cent of pre-Covid levels - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/5W9UG9BDjG
  • Parents forced to give up their babies for adoption in the 1950s, 60s and 70s are being asked to come forward to give evidence to a new investigation https://t.co/VZAwjX9w7
  • From cost saving to revenue making – post-pandemic commercial success - Legal Futures https://t.co/jj9bJ5eO2T
  • National insurance hike to hit NHS and care staff with £900m tax bill https://t.co/ip5SQdpF68 
  • YouTube growing in popularity as law firm marketing tool | Law Gazette https://t.co/MOFcxHAmF2
  • "Patronising" solicitor struck off for comments made to young women - Legal Futures https://t.co/wtwo9Kv4q9
  • Apple has banned Fortnite from its App Store until a legal battle with the game's maker Epic has concluded, according to Tim Sweeney, chief executive of Epic Games https://t.co/LvThzSwlXe 
  • EU fears citizens will be barred from flights to UK due to rules confusion: Airlines may turn away EU nationals with settled status due to complex residency rules, says Brussels https://t.co/86m7tV7icH
  • ByrneWallace appoints Martin Cooney as head of infrastructure, construction and energy | Irish Legal News https://t.co/bxs3bo8tli
  • Regulators issue new standards to improve practice in coroner's courts - Legal Futures https://t.co/zAI28G1LpG
  • Andrew Monk, a City chief executive, is not a fan of government proposals for new staff to have the right to ask to work from home. "People abuse it," and are less productive, at least in financial services, he opined https://t.co/T2vp1z53bD
  • EU rules to force USB-C chargers for all phones including Apple iPhones https://t.co/sqzWuX8TXk
  • Delaying UK novichok poisonings inquiry ‘could put more lives at risk’ | Novichok poisonings https://t.co/BBzK7dGCbd
  • Recruiter launches automated data tool for law firm mergers - Legal Futures https://t.co/xHNoYz6eUd
  • Law firms set to be captured by new £100m economic crime levy | Law Gazette https://t.co/0CzzM42zsG
  • Lusophone Africa: Past, Present and Future | Nuno Ferreira https://t.co/odzJKcm1yl
  • Government misled public over existence of VIP lane for testing contracts - Good Law Project https://t.co/6ZBwAJC6lM
  • Ex-Labour MP Keith Vaz should be ashamed of his behaviour towards a House of Commons staff member, a report on his conduct has said. His "sustained & unpleasant bullying" had an "enduring psychological impact", according to an independent panel of experts https://t.co/H05CNJV63H 
  • Compensation funds could be “wiped out”, panel warns - Legal Futures https://t.co/gDNGKrokhh 
  • Faculty defends juries against ‘baying’ special interest groups - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/50hwS6cQd6
  • England’s Covid travel rules spark outrage around the world: Refusal to recognise vaccines given across Latin America, Africa and south Asia has been denounced as ‘discriminatory’ https://t.co/JJIEBv1wIG
  • GLD struggling to demonstrate legal service value | Law Gazette https://t.co/X7Du7rxDzG
  • Ashurst commits to new diversity action plan - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/LfcltgOQ1H
  • ‘They’re going to meet their Waterloo’: woman wins remarkable legal battle against developer in #Australia - Retirement village developer had claimed squatter’s rights over New South Wales woman’s family land https://t.co/dJWKBg8VzM
  • A woman with Down's syndrome has lost her High Court challenge against the government over a law that allows abortion up to birth for a foetus with the condition. Heidi Crowter brought the case saying the legislation did not respect her life https://t.co/xbQKiwaDj
  • 'Shattered' legal aid practitioners not claiming new fee | Law Gazette https://t.co/vTKk7yRe4T 
  • Travel agent loses Supreme Court appeal alleging lawful economic duress by monopoly supplier - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/nRte0eW7n
  • How can missing five million be persuaded to have the jab? Multiple studies show coronavirus vaccines are highly effective at preventing serious illness and side-effects are rare https://t.co/8TnNjr9b53
  • Nearly 1.5 million customers have been affected by energy firms collapsing under soaring gas prices. Avro Energy and Green ceased trading on Wednesday and their 830,000 combined customers face being switched https://t.co/lrhSoeeyeO
  • Failed pupillage applicant sues chambers claiming discrimination | Law Gazette https://t.co/hV0sTXphJG
  • QC calls on UK to support female judges at risk in Afghanistan https://t.co/LEoIO3HAsN
  • Comprehensive programme planned for early October’s Family Law Conference - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/qCX0RmTazy
  • Supreme Court: Appeal dismissed for inmate who sought damages after hunger strike in prison | Irish Legal News https://t.co/8X26fdpXQ4
  • Power of attorney doesn’t help in tackling predatory marriage https://t.co/vgVOBNOYBP
  • McArthur presses Scottish government on disgraceful fatal accident inquiry system - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/olTwXTBNXg 
  • Being out in the law | Law Gazette https://t.co/nXvs7rtQX5 
  • #Croatian police solve mystery of woman with no memory found on rock. Daniela Adamcova, say police, is a Slovakian who once lived in LA and designed jewellery for Hollywood stars https://t.co/ZbfvoSibKN

Thursday

23rd September - Law News

Edition 3558: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011  

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story:  MPs have launched a blistering attack on the social media giant Google for failing to tackle online fraud. A member of the Treasury Select Committee accused Google of profiting from advertising fraud. Google says it's doing everything it can to stem the problems. But today the banking industry warned fraud was a threat to national security.  


Focus of the Day Story:  Probate practitioners have called for legislative change to help families access the 'digital assets' of relatives who have died. A study by STEP – a professional body for inheritance planning advisers – and Queen Mary University of London found that there is a lack of clarity around property rights relating to digital assets. Full story - The Law Society Gazette
 
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Fragomen launches immigration programme for Scottish students - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/YNN6dAwqo
  • Analysis: Age discrimination payout against nursing home a warning for employers | Irish Legal News https://t.co/bUhwysaqDB 
  • ‘Check your clients’ - Insurer’s plea to PI lawyers after fraudster jailed | Law Gazette https://t.co/o7Mv34oRC8 
  • Ministers urged to stop ‘hiding from scrutiny’ by blocking FoI requests. Six departments spent total of at least £500k in four years trying to block requests, openDemocracy finds https://t.co/kYifhPwzNK
  • Scottish Land Commission invites Orkney residents to online public meeting - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/bd2mT5xntz S
  • The family of a primary school teacher who was killed in a south-east London park say they have been left "devastated" by her death. The body of Sabina Nessa was found by a member of the public in Cator Park, Kidbrooke, on Saturday https://t.co/AoRgueJdFo
  • Mishcon joins forces with top-200 firm to create innovation business | News | Law Gazette https://t.co/r4DvQz0uAT
  • Reform law on 'digital assets', probate lawyers urge | Law Gazette https://t.co/z04NwzhBN2
  • Greenwashing: CMA puts businesses on notice - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/G7DhSvUTBn 
  • Gregor Sim joins Mackinnons LLP - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/M5FLAMfxBJ
  • Treasury 'could save £4bn next year' supporting free legal advice | Law Gazette https://t.co/o9BLATYXH8
  • Armstrong Solicitors hires chief operating officer while eyeing growth | Irish Legal News https://t.co/Y3AWANFwRv
  • Barrister waived privilege in document by showing it to opposing counsel - Legal Futures https://t.co/MPmTf9c1YI
  • Northern Ireland to pilot programme looking at role of masculinity in offending | Irish Legal News https://t.co/bnpkpetQyG
  • NI victims’ commissioner to be established on non-statutory basis | Irish Legal News https://t.co/HsUkqhaD4l
  • Solicitor claims discrimination against SRA over epic 15-year dispute | Law Gazette https://t.co/zofO2y02uq 
  • SRA board to shrink to just nine members - Legal Futures https://t.co/8HqglTho4
  • Dmitry Dedov, Russia’s judge at the European Court of Human Rights, gave a partly dissenting opinion in today’s long-awaited judgment in the case brought by the widow of Alexander Litvinenko against the Russian state - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/SemIBMuIm9
  • Tribunal declines to strike out pupillage discrimination claim - Legal Futures https://t.co/H5UkmAPHSH 
  • Killamarsh deaths: Man charged with murders of three children and woman https://t.co/hmMMLQDvST
  • A court injunction has been granted to National Highways against protesters targeting the M25, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said https://t.co/YxGEoPgnN
  • Environmental activists face prison for further efforts to block M25 https://t.co/nH3BrL8QjY
  • Ashurst and DLA Piper among Ireland’s latest LLPs - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/f4nS9SGY2N
  • To protect the #US supreme court’s legitimacy, a conservative justice should step down https://t.co/HxdIEYucja
  • Lady Hale appears on Desert Island Discs - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/ZfysMpa1bM
  • Three law firm leaders cash in minority stake to share £7m windfall | Law Gazette https://t.co/ApSz5RqT90
  • The parents of Harry Dunn have reached a "resolution" in a civil claim for damages with the woman alleged to have killed him, the family's spokesman has said https://t.co/2CSDvS0BuQ

Wednesday

22nd September - Law News

Edition 3557: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011  

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story:  A third Russian man has been charged with alleged involvement in the Novichok nerve agent poisonings in Salisbury, England in 2018, which left one woman dead and three people critically ill.  Security sources say Denis Sergeev led the team on the ground, when the nerve agent was used against the former Russian spy Sergei Scripal.  
 
Focus of the Day Story:  The old ‘tap on the shoulder’ system of appointing judges would have yielded better diversity for ethnic minority lawyers than the current system, Labour MP David Lammy has claimed. Full story - Legal Futures
 
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Covid-19 – when is it automatically unfair to dismiss for health and safety reasons? - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/CwYVyodwi
  • Vos: Lawyers like remote hearings because they earn more | Law Gazette https://t.co/n6Caa69yRK 
  • EU rules on ‘transparent and predictable’ working conditions to be transposed into Irish law | Irish Legal News https://t.co/QHBvRtPwg
  • Court rules claimant was exaggerating but not fundamentally dishonest | Law Gazette https://t.co/V66Lw2EeJO
  • Judge ‘uneasy’ about gardaĆ­ speeding to and from court hearings | Irish Legal News https://t.co/Wc05qjrA
  • Firms offered lower PII premiums for security tech | Law Gazette https://t.co/eEeKkU2JxR
  • Tribunal fines solicitor convicted of dangerous driving - Legal Futures https://t.co/N5qlBGqXOp 
  • Owners could be forced to sell as council approves empty housing policy - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/fOW1FPQJCe 
  • Multi-disciplinary ABS aims to buy professional services firms - Legal Futures https://t.co/SBorf958f
  • Lawyers have paid tribute to a ‘dear and brilliant’ human rights barrister, Jonathan Cooper OBEL, who died suddenly whilst walking in Scotland at the weekend | Law Gazette https://t.co/TuaUNze4of
  • Lammy: 'Tap on the shoulder' better for judicial diversity than JAC - Legal Futures https://t.co/97ddwF4tny
  • Instagram dodges photographers' copyright lawsuit over embedding feature #US https://t.co/TlEbPeYxTM
  • Older people need better safeguards against predatory marriage https://t.co/UG9d6ztNaV
  • Mishcon de Reya ups innovation focus with Taylor Vinters deal - Legal Futures https://t.co/alScyL6tAL
  • Images that show border agents on horseback driving migrants back to a river like cattle have sparked an investigation in the #US https://t.co/azXJPSRwqW
  • Professor Martin Hogg appointed head of NUI Galway School of Law | Irish Legal News https://t.co/hozLkLtbxb 
  • A third #Russian faces charges over his alleged involvement in the 2018 Salisbury poisonings, which left three people critically ill and one dead. Security sources believe Denis Sergeev was the on-the-ground commander in the Novichok attack https://t.co/G7JefwEuJ
  • #Russia was responsible for the killing of Alexander Litvinenko, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has found. Litvinenko, a former Russian spy who became a British citizen, was fatally poisoned with radioactive polonium-210 in London in 2006 https://t.co/R1BD8YD4GL 
  • UK staff to gain right to request flexible working from day one https://t.co/AOMKhysMgs
  • My legal life: Imogen Hamblin, Thrive Law - Profile | Law Gazette https://t.co/FlNRFpwo8A 
  • Strathclyde to lead new study into quality of sentencing data - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/E88AXbpnLX 
  • Climate crisis leaving ‘millions at risk of trafficking and slavery’ https://t.co/A2RCgzORKr
  • Trainee solicitor banned by SRA after tampering with email dates | Law Gazette https://t.co/b9fQKgXIu0
  • India’s most senior judge has said that the use of English in courts should be abandoned and that the wearing of colonial court dress should be discarded - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/zN6mLML7OK
  • Hong Kong, gender identity and Lord Reed | Law Gazette https://t.co/VC2CL6xjHv 
  • #Russia Shooting: Gunman, purported to be a Law student, Kills at Least Six at University https://t.co/7sU1eIgW2R
  • Deported by U.S., #Haitians Are in Shock: ‘I Don’t Know This Country’ https://t.co/zKillOf3D5 
  • Windrush victims launch legal action over compensation delays - Henry Vaughan and Fitzroy Maynard sue Home Office, saying delays have caused them years of stress https://t.co/yKahKZcNy9
  • HMP Styal: My baby died due to errors in prison, says former inmate https://t.co/Xci26nnNxB 
  • Professor Martin Hogg appointed head of NUI Galway School of Law - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/RJyLXgHDOQ 
  • Welsh government launches smacking ban ad campaign before law change | The Guardian https://t.co/0uCkSTHwLU
  • News focus: Data protection reform - a bonfire, or building back better? | Law Gazette https://t.co/fx2JEpbeTu
  • Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has launched an investigation into a data breach involving the email addresses of dozens of Afghan interpreters who worked for British forces https://t.co/Lbs3pckHL
  • Macfadyen Lecture 2021: Judicial independence and the rule of law - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/BuAHEw05r
  • Access to justice and digitalisation in universal credit | Law Gazette https://t.co/QC7F4dXO0n 
  • #Poland vows to keep coalmine open despite €500,000-a-day ECJ fine | The Guardian https://t.co/4Nzmitr8UN
  • Law Society sets €300,000 target for 23rd annual Calcutta Run | Irish Legal News https://t.co/dAeJjryibF 
  • Best of the blogs - 18 September 2021 | Law Gazette https://t.co/tbIFu1joRo Sep 21, 2021
  • Tughans grows with double director appointment and new NQs | Irish Legal News https://t.co/0ChKFCE3Lo