4th September - Law News

Edition 3539: 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 court in Delhi in India has came down heavily on the Delhi Police for its probe into a 2020 riots case, saying that its failure to conduct a proper investigation will "torment" the sentinels of democracy when history will look back at the worst communal riots in the national capital since partition.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Glasgow man sentenced to 80 hours of unpaid work for fly-tipping - Scottish Legal News
  • PI claim to proceed despite tribunal settlement | Law Gazette
  • Bill to ratify European Stability Mechanism reforms published | Irish Legal News
  • Birmingham dancing thief's 'fancy footwork' caught on camera
  • A racist, a judge and a clear case of white privilege - shocked by the sentence handed out to a man convicted for extremist activity
  • Anti-vaccine protesters try to storm London offices of medical regulator - Police stop attempt to invade MHRA headquarters as hundreds gather in Canary Wharf
  • One out of 125 embassy guards promised help to leave Afghanistan made it to UK
  • Record €225m GDPR fine imposed on WhatsApp | Irish Legal News 
  • A prominent booster of the baseless conspiracy theory QAnon has accepted a plea deal in federal court for his involvement in the US Capitol riots. Jacob Anthony Chansley was one of the thousands of Trump supporters who attempted to circumvent democracy
  • Inger Stojberg, #Danish Official, Faces Impeachment Trial Over Migration Policy
  • Talks ongoing for securing evacuation of at-risk Afghan judge | Law Gazette
  • Texas now has abortion ‘bounty hunters’: read Sonia Sotomayor’s scathing legal dissent #US
  • Advocate Jon Kiddie of Terra Firma Chambers explores the use of the Scots language in Scots law - Scottish Legal News
  • Special investigator continues to examine alleged #Australian soldiers' war crimes in Afghanistan, despite media reports
  • Holyrood committee backs pardons for 4,000 executed for witchcraft - Scottish Legal News
  • London firms combine forces to create 'mid-market powerhouse' | Law Gazette 
  • Lady Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, Dame Siobhan Keegan , sworn into office | Irish Legal News 
  • UK now expects compliance with children’s privacy design code
  • Law firm M&A activity focused on non-legal services - Legal Futures 
  • Vaccine passports to be required at nightclubs and music festivals - Scottish Legal News
  • Yemen: Barrister asks ICC to open 'war crimes' investigation | Law Gazette
  • Big Four "cornering the market for legal solutions, not advice" - Legal Futures
  • Solicitors suspended for role in quick-sale property scheme - Legal Futures
  • Murgitroyd grows in Ireland with acquisition of Hanna Moore + Curley - Scottish Legal News 
  • Fifa is investigating racial abuse aimed at England players during Thursday's 4-0 win over Hungary in a World Cup qualifier in Budapest. Far-right activism has been common in #Hungary in recent years
  • US President Joe Biden has launched a "whole-of-government" response to oppose a new law in Texas that bans most abortions. He called the Supreme Court's decision not to block the law an "unprecedented assault" on women's rights #US
  • A former BBC reporter who claims she was sexually assaulted while working undercover to expose abuse in the fashion industry has given a statement to French police
  • Complicity in mass loss of life? Extinction Rebellion takes on City lawyers | Law Gazette
  • Pet abduction to be made new criminal offence in England
  • Police in #NewZealand shot and killed a "violent extremist" after he stabbed and wounded at least six people in an Auckland supermarket
  • Lawyer of the Month: Pádraig Ó Muirigh | Irish Legal News 
  • DLA Piper appointed as provider of legal services to COP26 - Scottish Legal News
  • Blackadders promotes six NQs and recruits eight trainees - Scottish Legal News 
  • Finance lawyer Kathleen Garrett joins Reed Smith in London | Irish Legal News
  • An Islamic State (IS) group suspect from the UK has pleaded guilty in a US court to charges of conspiring to murder four American hostages. Alexanda Kotey is accused of belonging to an IS cell dubbed "The Beatles"
  • Outer House judge rules children of dual citizens acquired habitual residence in Scotland despite contract agreeing they would not - Scottish Legal News
  • NI Court of Appeal: Application for Brexit judicial review ‘substantially out of time’ | Irish Legal News
  • Douglas Bruce joins Fraser Irvine Sheriff Officers - Scottish Legal News