15th September - Law News

Edition 3550: 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:  Nominations for candidates to be elected to the 2022 Bar Council of England and Wales are now open. Successful candidates will join from 1 January 2022 for a three-year term (except where otherwise indicated). Why join the Bar Council? Find out from existing members why it is worth joining and getting your voice heard.

Focus of the Day Story: Smaller law firms have survived the pandemic well but are very worried about possible increases in the cost of their professional indemnity insurance (PII), a report has found. Overall, it painted a very positive picture of smaller firms, with 93% confident in the future – a higher proportion than before the virus.
Full story - Legal Futures
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • New appointments for Gillespie Macandrew - Scottish Legal News 
  • Major rebrand for councils' pioneering ABS | Law Gazette
  • Gilson Gray Financial Management acquires GCR Financial - Scottish Legal News
  • Plans to extend fixed costs are 'fraught with danger' | Law Gazette 
  • Still no answers for investors in Woodford Equity Income Fund - Scottish Legal News 
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would not rule out introducing mandatory Covid passports for people attending sporting events in England this winter 
  • China's ambassador to the UK has been told he cannot come to Parliament while sanctions remain in place against a number of MPs and peers. Zheng Zeguang was due to attend a House of Commons reception on Wednesday 
  • Firms roll out flexible office return | Law Gazette 
  • Success in-house – what people don’t tell you about how to get there - Legal Futures 
  • Black Chambers has welcomed the appointment of Jennifer Bain as Queen’s Counsel - Scottish Legal News
  • Increased indemnity costs “biggest threat” to smaller law firms - Legal Futures 
  • Solicitor-judge in disability challenge received complaints over delays | Law Gazette
  • Fraud, overbilling and more - SRA bans non-solicitors over misconduct - Legal Futures 
  • Blackadders appoints Stephen Connolly as partner - Scottish Legal News
  • Turnover and profits soar at listed business's law firm - Legal Futures 
  • The UK is to delay introducing post-Brexit checks on food and farming imports to England, Scotland and Wales, blaming Covid disruption and pressure on global supply chains
  • Angry and despairing criminal Bar to "draw a line in the sand" - Legal Futures
  • QC report accuses City firm of acting with conflict of interest | Law Gazette 
  • Covid booster vaccine rollout to begin next week - This includes over-50s, younger adults with health conditions and frontline health and social care workers
  • Police catch as many drivers on drugs as drunk - Scottish Legal News 
  • High-flying lawyer jailed for £600,000 frauds | Law Gazette
  • Patel faces widening revolt over policing bill’s restrictions on protest - More than 350 groups join peers in challenging home secretary over ‘attack on democratic rights’ as legislation enters Lords
  • Immigration expert Grace McGill moves to Burness Paull - Scottish Legal News
  • Apple has issued a software patch to block so-called "zero-click" spyware that could infect iPhones and iPad. Independent researchers identified the flaw, which lets hackers access devices through the iMessage service 
  • 'Scandalous' SRA delays in investigation of disciplinary cases | Law Gazette
  • Outer House awards £290,000 in damages to family of man who died in diving boat accident - Scottish Legal News
  • Policing bill will deepen racial and gender disparities, say experts
  • Success for David Logan in challenge against planning permission for e-bike docking station - Scottish Legal News 
  • Menus could show how many calories there are in meals under new Scottish government plans to encourage healthy eating - Scottish Legal News
  • Prince Andrew not properly served with lawsuit, lawyers argue 
  • TLT signs Greener Litigation Pledge - Scottish Legal News 
  • Capital and class – a radical shift | Law Gazette