2nd September - Law News

Edition 3537: 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: In 1915 the president, Woodrow Wilson, screened the movie Birth of a Nation at the White House – a film that depicts Black men as brutal people who desire white women. Meanwhile white supremacist groups were writing school curriculums and news media were painting Black men as animalistic beings who attacked white women. This set the scene for a week of racial violence targeting Black Americans in 1919, during which two American cities were left in chaos. In Chicago it started with a Black man drowning after white people throw stones at him at a beach for infringing on their space. It led to a confrontation between Black and white citizens, and escalated into white mobs going into Black communities to burn down homes and kill Black people. In Washington DC it started with a minor argument that turned into rape allegations against two Black men, which prompted white mobs to attack Black people in restaurants, trolleys and in their communities. Dozens of Black people were killed during these riots, and few were held accountable.
 Focus of the Day Article: More families will benefit from publicly funded family mediation following a fresh cash injection by the government. A further £800,000 has been allocated to a voucher scheme launched five months ago with £1m of initial funding. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Joseph Bowie joins Esson & Aberdein as COO - Scottish Legal News
  • NI urology inquiry chaired by Christine Smith QC to be set up next week | Irish Legal News
  • Are your Barristers’ Chambers Secure and GDPR Compliant? Is your printer a major GDPR security risk? – The Barrister Magazine
  • Sustainability crisis deepens as solicitors quit emergency court scheme | Law Gazette
  • Civil society groups to benefit from €410,000 all-island community fund | Irish Legal News
  • MoJ: “Strong justification” for increasing 129 court fees - Legal Futures 
  • The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 – transformational legislation or a missed opportunity? – The Barrister Magazine
  • City firm’s innovation trainee to develop “tangible deliverable product” - Legal Futures
  • Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy will remain in custody ahead of a potential trial on rape charges after a bail application was refused
  • More cash for family mediation | Law Gazette
  • Ofcom clears ITV over Piers Morgan's Meghan comments on Good Morning Britain
  • Northern Ireland’s legacy pension scheme for victims of the Troubles has opened for applications | Irish Legal News
  • Solicitor who stole £275,000 from client's estate struck off - Legal Futures
  • The government is "not confident" that it knows how many people eligible to come to the UK remain in Afghanistan, Dominic Raab says
  • Vaccine passports are to be required for entry to nightclubs and many large events in Scotland from later this month, Nicola Sturgeon has said
  • Double child killer Colin Pitchfork has been released from prison, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed
  • Wetherspoon, with an ardent brexit supporting founder, is runing low on beer amid driver shortage
  • Vulnerable people put at risk by digital lasting powers of attorney – The Barrister Magazine
  • Lawyers urge UK government to help stranded Afghan judge | Law Gazette
  • New eco-petrol baffles a quarter of motorists
  • Outer House rejects three of four contentions in payment fraud action by business banking customer - Scottish Legal News
  • Texas passes law banning abortion after six weeks #US
  • Collective Competition Claim against Govia Thameslink for overcharging rail passengers – The Barrister Magazine
  • ‘Brilliant mind and big heart’: Tributes pour in for barrister | Law Gazette 
  • Nizar Banat’s death highlights brutality of #Palestinian Authority
  • BSB publishes new research on consumers’ expectations and experience of working with barristers – The Barrister Magazine 
  • Afghans who worked for the British military and UK government will be able to move to the UK permanently, the Home Office has announced 
  • Bar Council, Bar Human Rights Committee and Law Society urge UK Government to offer asylum to female judges and other legal professionals in Afghanistan – The Barrister Magazine