7th September - Law News

Edition 3542: 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:  General Counsel for Lyft Kristin Sverchek speaks about why the company is taking steps to protect its drivers against potential lawsuits.

Focus of the Day Story:
The Inner House of the Court of Session has refused to direct that the sole executor of a late South African woman who left part of her estate to charity can donate it to a charity with a similar name to a non-existent one named in the will. Full story - Scottish Legal News
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • #Israeli authorities have launched a manhunt after six brave Palestinian prisoners escaped from one of the country's most secure jails overnight https://t.co/2SZXlfiL2
  • Table service rules over for NI pubs and restaurants - Under the new moves, the number of people allowed indoors at domestic settings will rise from 10 to 15 https://t.co/iJRScXb34G
  • Class action proceedings a border fiasco option - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/L627HDwG1
  • Trainee pay at Clifford Chance hits £55k - Legal Cheek https://t.co/36FZhXQ2Jh
  • ICO fines Glasgow company for making half a million nuisance calls - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/ta31Ghmghu 
  • Museums legal threats to Pornhub are an 'exhibition of hypocrisy' - Legal Cheek https://t.co/9cYzPBEVuy
  • Backing for staff facing abuse over masks - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/JtiUnXnqL8
  • Central government will strengthen independence of judiciary: Law Minister Kiren Rijiju | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/zG2Csj2DVl 
  • Inner House rules trustee of £1.35m estate cannot leave part of it to charity with similar name to non-existent charity named in will - Scottish Legal News https://t.co/I68SvhlWR0
  • How history’s crimes live on in music - From Maggie May to Ronnie Kray, crooks have long inspired songs, as a new book proves https://t.co/cTYpbkhHee
  • Land Registry moves towards "gamechanger" type of e-signature - Legal Futures https://t.co/aHp53cYkqa
  • DAC Beachcroft records 81% trainee retention score - Legal Cheek https://t.co/4erQC5yw
  • Legal expenses insurance coming to aid of solicitors in whiplash claims - Legal Futures https://t.co/3wh3Z6X63g
  • A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman who fell from Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh. Kashif Anwar, 27, made no plea as he appeared in private during a short hearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court https://t.co/kKCmEDijZw
  • The rapper Wiley has been charged with assault and burglary after allegedly attacking a man at an east London flat. The Tower Hamlets MC, whose real name is Richard Kylea Cowie Jr, is accused of causing the man a minor injury https://t.co/zeHGD7Eob
  • Dispute resolution pathways priority for newly merged Family Court - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/jx2uUHATTe
  • INXS lead guitarist’s loss of finger in boat incident like ‘sticking a knife in a toaster’, court hears - Tim Farriss, who is suing for negligence over a 2015 accident claims he wasn’t properly warned about the equipment on the boat #Australia https://t.co/69P572ovx
  • Order uploaded on High Court website has same authenticity, applicability as certified copy: Karnataka High Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/70ZMrq5oEZ
  • Partner duped by bogus solicitor and clients into paying away sale proceeds - Legal Futures https://t.co/5U7ASe4hxy
  • Staff accuse Byron burger chain over changes to service charge: Company denies waiting staff claim that service pay is about to be redistributed to kitchen staff and managers https://t.co/kZ8dgXNIda
  • Reports of sex abuse between children double in two years https://t.co/CmZvmyPxlR
  • Bar exams: BSB stats reveal widely differing pass rates among providers - Legal Cheek https://t.co/UeCbJvQ8g9
  • A defence minister has apologised after mistakenly saying a veteran took their own life over the events in Afghanistan. James Heappey said he felt "sick to the bottom of my stomach" after learning a soldier who served had taken their own life https://t.co/gkcemjKe6Z 
  • The UK government is expected to announce further delays to some Irish Sea border checks this week. The checks are a requirement of the NI Protocol, a deal reached by the UK and EU in 2019 https://t.co/8u0C7fAKM0
  • I love Jane Austen but I’m not sure her novels can save neo-Nazis https://t.co/yGy7RDK0I
  • Professional misconduct finding handed down to new solicitor - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/XLax6EBzF
  • With a dynamic Law Minister, we hope Collegium recommendations for High Courts will be cleared rapidly as was done for SC: CJI NV Ramana | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/ZBdiFjdeCN
  • I Was Sexually Harassed at the Pentagon. Here's What Happened Next #US https://t.co/4oDG5Yf0lS
  • How the Texas Anti-Abortion Movement Helped Enact a Near-Complete Ban #US https://t.co/cGO2TyuV
  • This paper highlights a distinct understanding of an Indigenous vision of world, as compared to Western world views | Navaneeta Majumder https://t.co/53KInRsvr3
  • Taliban accused of killing pregnant police officer #Afghanistan https://t.co/rj840fWNuz
  • Nothing of significance has been found during the latest search for clues to the suspected murder of Claudia Lawrence, police have confirmed https://t.co/9qZSiznMNz
  • Unpacking interdisciplinary legal practices - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/4aym2EQKaB 
  • NHS gender identity clinic whistleblower wins damages: Child safeguarding expert awarded £20,000 after bringing claim against Tavistock and Portman trust https://t.co/gbwTtrvkzh
  • LPC students unhappy about return to in-person exams - Legal Cheek https://t.co/1pqNPas8gU 
  • Insights into City law through Instagram - Legal Cheek https://t.co/15tgwcsAmk 
  • How #Sweden arrested suspected Iranian war criminal Hamid Nouri https://t.co/873VRWFaF0 
  • A major operation to influence public opinion saw comments posted on Western media articles in support of Russian interests, according to new research https://t.co/57jkW8xWCM
  • 'I'm thinking of taking a gap year after qualifying as a solicitor. Is this career suicide?' - Legal Cheek https://t.co/Yunpe8oXo6
  • RT @Rachael_Swindon: EXCLUSIVE: Tory law change would let donors bankroll party from tax havens for life https://t.co/gOQleNrUVx