10th September - Law News

Edition 3545: 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:  Imagine going abroad to visit your in-laws and suddenly being told you have no right to go back to Britain because of a mistake in your passport. That's what happened to Richard Black, who went to Trinidad almost 40 years ago to see relatives and has only just won his battle to be allowed to return to the UK. But like so many families separated by the Windrush scandal, the nightmare continues. Mr Black's daughter, who was born in Trinidad while he was stranded, is being denied the same right.

Focus of the Day Story: UK government taps TLT-led consortium for post-Brexit trade agreements. TLT to work with partners McDermott Will & Emery and Borden Ladner Gervais along with a network of subcontractor law firms
. Full story - The Global Legal Post
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Fixed costs extension helps those with deeper pockets - Law Society | Law Gazette
  • Police Scotland disgraced in court after admitting failings which led to M9 death - Scottish Legal News
  • Home Office cancels third deportation flight to Pakistan in a year - Sources say charter plane stopped due to UK’s refusal to take Pakistan off red travel list
  • Elections bill is a dangerous assault on democracy - The Conservative government is attempting to rig elections in the party’s favour with the proposed changes, say readers
  • Third of BAME staff in NHS mental health services face racist abuse at work
  • #Austrian man mummifies dead mother to keep receiving her benefits: Man, 66, admitted to freezing her body after she died before wrapping her in bandages to absorb any fluid
  • France accuses Patel of blackmail in row over Channel migrants: Interior minister says UK plans to return boats of vulnerable people would not be accepted
  • High Court: Landlords not entitled to evict tenant until statutory appeal has been determined | Irish Legal News
  • People in Scotland will need proof they have been fully vaccinated before they can enter nightclubs and many large events from 1 October
  • ULaw cashes in on online learning as profits soar | Law Gazette
  • Suicide still treated as a crime in at least 20 countries, report finds
  • Fiscal claims she was sacked after raising sexual harassment allegations - Scottish Legal News
  • #France threatened with legal action over use of pesticides
  • CPS and Pinsent Masons among top 10 'family friendly' employers | Law Gazette
  • #Poland to be fined by EU over judicial crisis | Irish Legal News
  • Work begins on Scottish Human Rights Bill - Scottish Legal News
  • Public should be ‘reassured’ that COPFS deals properly with allegations against police - Scottish Legal News 
  • High Court refuses appeal against trial judge’s decision to review evidence admissibility in sexual offences trial - Scottish Legal News
  • Public wants outright cold call ban after most tormented by CMCs | Law Gazette
  • The UK medicines regulator has approved the use of Pfizer and AstraZeneca as Covid booster vaccines, paving the way for a rollout ahead of the winter
  • Journalists in #Afghanistan say that they have been beaten, detained and flogged by the Taliban when attempting to cover protests
  • Biden Legal Team Divided on Scope of Rights of Guantánamo Detainees #US
  • Exclusive: Lady Wolffe joins Strathclyde Law School as professor of practice - Scottish Legal News
  • London transport staff warned of anti-vaccination posters with razor blades
  • PayPal is introducing new fees for payments between businesses in the UK and those in Europe, from November as a result of Brexit
  • Tribunal conference looks to the future - Scottish Legal News
  • Mason Hayes & Curran commits up to €50k to UNICEF vaccination campaign | Irish Legal News
  • Eddie Obeid did not know of conspiracy’s developments, his lawyer tells judge #Australia
  • Victims of police injustice are calling for the prime minister to replace Met Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick when her contract comes up in April
  • Mishcon sets up £150m litigation arm | Law Gazette
  • Deaths of 3 adults with learning disabilities at a failed hospital, at Jeesal Cawston Park, Norfolk should prompt a review to prevent further "lethal outcomes" at similar facilities, a report said
  • Leading firm rebuked for letting £21m pass through client account - Legal Futures
  • Scottish Land Court and Lands Tribunal for Scotland to be unified - Scottish Legal News
  • Patel’s plans to send migrant boats back to France ‘dead in water’, union says - Union says maritime law would have to be rewritten, and French government has rejected proposals
  • Law firm invests own capital in £150m deal with litigation funder - Legal Futures
  • First for Compass as female members become co-directors - Scottish Legal News
  • Barrister apprenticeships a “viable option”, specialist argues - Legal Futures
  • Northern Ireland public invited to complete survey on rape myths | Irish Legal News 
  • Supreme Court Stays Execution in Dispute Over Pastor’s Role #US
  • Fire Kills at Least 41 Prisoners in #Indonesia
  • Court denies relief from sanctions after nine-year delay in application | Law Gazette
  • Facebook accused of allowing sexist job advertising
  • MSPs to vote on Scottish vaccine passport scheme
  • Prisoner recalled from community release on two previous occasions fails in challenge of decision not to release him on licence - Scottish Legal News
  • Home Secretary Priti Patel wants to allow the UK Border Force to be able to turn back boats carrying migrants across the English Channel
  • Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes "lied and cheated" for money and fame, prosecutors alleged on the first day of the former Silicon Valley star's trial #US
  • Complained-about conveyancers to pay more for ombudsman | Law Gazette
  • Pacitti Jones acquires Alexander, Jubb & Taylor - Scottish Legal News 
  • Urquharts welcomes two solicitors - Scottish Legal News
  • Jean Wilke joins School of Law at Aberdeen University - Scottish Legal News
  • Edinburgh sex attacker who raped four women 'checked pulse of victim'
  • Law Society accuses Scottish government of dragging heels on legal aid - Scottish Legal News
  • Man ‘subjected to homophobic assault’ in Madrid says injuries were consensual: LGBTI protests against hate crime in #Spain will still go ahead 
  • Social care backlash grows after MPs vote through tax plan: Care sector leaders become increasingly concerned about limited resources set out in proposals
  • After 15 years campaigning, Satya Naresh believes it’s time for #India government action to stop the custom that causes a woman to die every hour through murder or suicide
  • Our regular round-up of deals involving Irish law firms | Irish Legal News