9th September - Law News

Edition 3544: 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:  Rex and Trish Grady are Victorian residents who have been stranded in Albury. They're hoping to be included in the first group of people given the opportunity to return and quarantine at home.

Focus of the Day Story:
Members of the public will continue to be prevented from watching remote civil court proceedings in Scotland until contempt of court safeguards are in place, it has emerged. The Scottish Civil Justice Council (SCJC) has opened a consultation on new court rules covering the most appropriate mode of attendance at civil court hearings in the Court of Session and sheriff courts. Full story - The Law Society Gazette
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Law Society’s opens annual competition for latest ‘lightbulb’ idea in risk management - Scottish Legal News 
  • Eversheds embarks on junior hiring spree | Law Gazette 
  • Companies fined £50,000 each for failing that led to man’s injury - Scottish Legal News
  • Fixed costs plans ‘untested and misguided’, say critics | Law Gazette
  • Failure to appoint replacement contracts administrator leaves employer picking up the bill - Scottish Legal News
  • Web cookies rules could be set for shake-up | Law Gazette 
  • Lord Advocate commits to tackling domestic abuse amid rising reports - Scottish Legal News
  • UK climate laws ‘falling short’ despite emissions reductions | Law Gazette
  • England fan admits abusing players after Euro 2020 loss - Scott McCluskey, 43, posted the comments on Facebook shortly after the penalty shoot-out loss to Italy 
  • Social media abuse: Anton Ferdinand questions if it will take a tragedy for companies to act - Former West Ham defender Ferdinand was among a number of ex-players giving evidence to the Home Affairs Committee inquiry into online harm on Wednesday 
  • Law Society and APIL lead opposition to fixed costs extension - Legal Futures 
  • With highway code changes down the road, it’s still safety first message for cyclists - Scottish Legal News 
  • Solicitor threatened law firm in bid to have it withdraw complaint - Legal Futures
  • Open justice restriction to remain in Scotland s | Law Gazette
  • ‘Regrettable’ that only two paramedics at fatal cage fight, says coroner 
  • SCJC consults on mode of attendance at court hearings - Scottish Legal News
  • Amazon pays £492m in UK tax as sales surge to £20.6bn - GMB, the union for Amazon workers, said the company's tax bill was "frankly insulting" and said firms that had profited from the pandemic should pay more 
  • #Egypt accused of widespread state-sanctioned killings of dissidents 
  • LK Shields makes double associate appointment | Irish Legal News 
  • “Angry” public wants total ban on PI cold calling, survey finds - Legal Futures
  • An historic trial is beginning in #France over the 2015 Paris attacks which left 130 people dead
  • Calls for closer scrutiny of crown prosecutors’ social media accounts: CPS lawyer was rebuked for sharing Britain First posts calling for Nelson Mandela’s statue to be torn down
  • Litigation funder launches “automated secondary market” - Legal Futures
  • Solicitor struck off for billing elderly former client | Law Gazette
  • Implementation of Irish Sea border checks delayed again | Irish Legal News 
  • The 'soft landing' growth strategy for law firms - Legal Futures 
  • Northern Ireland marks opening of the new legal year | Irish Legal News
  • The Hong Kong Alliance is known for organising the city's famed annual vigil for victims of the deadly 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, several members now arrested
  • NI businesses in rent arrears to be protected from eviction until March 2022 | Irish Legal News
  • Darlington man jailed for four years for killing woman during sex: Campaigners say Sam Pybus’s sentence for strangling Sophie Moss sends ‘dreadful message’
  • The home secretary is expected to hold talks with her French counterpart about the number of migrants crossing the English Channel to the UK. Priti Patel and Interior Minister GĂ©rald Darmanin are both due to attend a meeting of G7 ministers in London 
  • Britney Spears' father has filed papers in a Los Angeles court to end the 13-year conservatorship that saw him overseeing her life and finances #US 
  • Wales could lose eight of its 40 MPs under major proposals to change the country's Westminster constituencies
  • Andrea Constand on Her Memoir and Cosby's Overturned Conviction - As she releases her memoir, Constand details her reactions to the court decision that overturned Bill Cosby’s conviction on sexual assault charges #US
  • Developers Plan to Demolish Al Capone’s Mansion. Some Want It Preserved #US
  • Terra Firma Chambers has announced the passing of former member Steven Stuart QC. Mr Stuart called to the bar in 1979, taking silk in 2008 - Scottish Legal News 
  • Proposed UK government amnesty ‘even more far-reaching than Pinochet’s’ | Irish Legal News
  • Official: MoJ will extend fixed recoverable costs | Law Gazette 
  • Melissa Rigby joins Fraser Irvine Sheriff Officers in Edinburgh - Scottish Legal News 
  • #Mexico decriminalises abortion in landmark ruling
  • City courts need more money to stay competitive, warns lobby group | Law Gazette 
  • Anderson Strathern team raises funds for Social Bite - Scottish Legal News 
  • Secret soundings for judiciary must go, says Boyce | Law Gazette 
  • What has Boris Johnson announced in his social care plan? 
  • Sheriff Appeal Court finds certificate for repair costs on burdened farm property contained manifest errors - Scottish Legal News 
  • Crisis appointments at rape crisis centre tripled at end of lockdown | Irish Legal News