8th September - Law News

Edition 3543: 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:  The parents of a seven-month-old baby who is stranded in Kabul without them say they are losing hope that they will be able to get her to the UK. They say a five month delay in receiving their baby's British passport means their daughter is stuck in Afghanistan with grandparents. The mother and British father say they had no choice but to return to the UK in May to retain the mother's UK visa.

Focus of the Day Story:
The High Court has granted summary judgment in favour of a law firm and its senior partner and dismissed a £2.7m negligence claim. Mr Justice Henshaw ruled that the first element of the claim by businessman Matthew Williams against Cornish firm Merricks Solicitors and Richard Merrick was time-barred and the second element had no real prospect of success. Full story - Legal Futures
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Should City firms cut the polluters loose? | Law Gazette
  • Age discrimination payout ‘a warning’ for employers | Irish Legal News
  • Rebuke for solicitor who shared offensive Facebook posts | Law Gazette
  • High Court: Costs awarded against applicant for ‘utterly inappropriate and completely unnecessary’ interim injunction | Irish Legal News
  • ‘Staying on’ in the EU | Law Gazette 
  • Multi-party litigation ‘should form part’ of anti-racism action plan | Irish Legal News
  • A man who didn't mind the gap between the train and platform while getting off a London Underground service was not seen by two drivers, a report has found 
  • The Scottish government is to resume making the case for independence - with the goal of holding a referendum by the end of 2023 
  • Going back on Tory election manifesto declaration, Boris Johnson outlines new 1.25% health and social care tax to pay for reforms
  • Judicial independence under threat – in the EU | Law Gazette
  • Series on Brexit statutory instruments published - Scottish Legal News 
  • My legal life: Dr Michelle Chen, gunnercooke - Profile | Law Gazette 
  • Criminal case completions rise by 83 per cent in Scottish courts - Scottish Legal News
  • Former CPS solicitor rebuked for offensive Facebook posts - Legal Futures
  • Ince boss enjoys one-off £500,000 'incentive' | Law Gazette
  • Pioneering ABS wants to be "national local government leader" - Legal Futures 
  • Is sub judice substandard? - Scottish Legal News 
  • Police Scotland has admitted that failures in its call handling system "materially contributed" to a young woman's death following a car crash on the M9 six years ago
  • High Court dismisses £2.7m law firm negligence claim - Legal Futures
  • ‘Overstretched and under-resourced’: tax tribunals under pressure | Law Gazette
  • Ministry of Justice to press ahead with fixed costs expansion - Legal Futures
  • Not every lease of land is an agricultural lease - Scottish Legal News 
  • #Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree aimed at restricting the powers of social media companies to remove far-right accounts and content
  • #Palestinian Authority Indicts 14 Security Force Members in Activist’s Death - The family of Nizar Banat, who was known for his fierce online criticism, say more senior Palestinian officials should also face consequences after he was beaten to death
  • The #US Justice Department says it will protect clinics that perform abortions in Texas, a state with a near-total ban on voluntary pregnancy terminations
  • Financial results: Big firms saw big gains despite pandemic - but why? | Law Gazette
  • Covid year saw surge in enquiries to Shared Parenting Scotland - Scottish Legal News
  • A&L Goodbody welcomes seven associates in Belfast | Irish Legal News 
  • Afghan lawyers’ plea to UK: save us from clutches of the Taliban | Law Gazette
  • Kennedys appoints first-ever legal directors in Dublin and Belfast | Irish Legal News
  • Biden under pressure as NGO says flights from Afghanistan blocked #US
  • Lawyers co-ordinate effort to help Afghans desperate to escape | Law Gazette
  • GP staff facing abuse from patients over cancelled blood tests
  • The families of those killed in the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 have begun to testify at the trial of four suspects
  • More global aid goes to fossil fuel projects than tackling dirty air – study