1st September - Law News

Edition 3536: 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: A short film, made for Justice Week 2020, about the power of the law to protect our rivers, our air and our planet. Brought to you by The Bar Council and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx)
 Focus of the Day Article: There is a link between greater diversity and higher law firm profits, research has found. It said partners at the most diverse top 200 US law firms earn $260,000 more than those at the least diverse. Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Staff ownership can drive Scottish economic recovery - Scottish Legal News
  • International travellers to be allowed to use private sector Covid tests - Scottish Legal News
  • Virginia governor pardons 7 Black men executed in 1951 for rape of a white woman - Governor Ralph Northam said the men, tried by all-white juries, were not given due process at a time when only Black men received death sentences for rape in Virginia #US
  • MacAskill calls for Police Scotland to end Sri Lankan training - Scottish Legal News
  • Ministers struggle to find people to interview Paul Dacre for Ofcom job: Second attempt to make former Daily Mail editor chair of media regulator hits stumbling block 
  • John Lydon: court decision on Danny Boyle film ‘so destructive’ for Sex Pistols - Punk frontman, who lost case against bandmates over use of music in TV series, says he fears band’s legacy may be ‘watered down’
  • The crisis of citizenship and the rise of cultural rights | Yves Guermond 
  • People can self-identify as male or female in Scottish census, says guidance: Answer to sex question can differ from birth certificate, without need for gender recognition certificate, says NRS
  • No 10 to press on with plans for Covid vaccine passports in England - PM’s spokesperson rejects suggestion ministers could back away from proposals for clubs and large venues
  • Months after England’s last lockdown, why are courts still pursuing Covid breaches? This law and order approach to public health has overwhelmed the courts – and hit vulnerable people hardest
  • @caoilfhionnanna Always thought her book 'We need to talk about Kevin' was vastly overrated and her appearances in BBC review arts programmes in days gone by were facile. Aug 31, 2021
  • A Michigan #US couple have been ordered to pay over £22,000 to their son after they binned his massive porn collection - Scottish Legal News
  • Texas abortion providers ask supreme court to halt unprecedented abortion law #US
  • Burness Paull profits soar by 39% in spite of pandemic challenges - Scottish Legal News
  • PC Harper's widow vows to continue push for law change - Lissie Harper is demanding life sentences for people who kill emergency workers
  • Oil and gas lawyer Bruce McLeod joins Pinsent Masons as partner - Scottish Legal News
  • Data breach ruling "could stem" tide of claims - Legal Futures
  • Theranos scandal: Who is Elizabeth Holmes and why is she on trial? 
  • An alpaca at the centre of a legal fight after twice testing positive for bovine tuberculosis has been led away by Defra officials. Police officers accompanied Defra staff, dressed in overalls, goggles and masks as they entered Helen Macdonald's farm 
  • CJEU rules prohibitions on religious clothing in workplaces may not constitute direct discrimination - Scottish Legal News
  • Judge warns over 'risk-free' litigation under DBA backed by insurance - Legal Futures 
  • #Afghan Family Says U.S. Missile Killed 10, Including 7 Children 
  • Foreign secretary Dominic Raab rejects US claims that the UK was indirectly responsible for the suicide attacks at Kabul airport last week by insisting that the Abbey Gate entry point to be kept open to allow British nationals to enter the airport 
  • Inheritance tax bills rise in Edinburgh as house prices increase - Scottish Legal News 
  • Ex-attorney general Cox earning £468,000 a year as law firm consultant | Law Gazette