31st October - Law News

Edition 3596: 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:  Fishing is not only an important industry for the UK and France, but a deeply emotional issue as well. It was fiercely debated during discussions on Britain's departure from the European Union. Both countries accuse the other of breaking post-Brexit agreements on licences for trawlers. But what's really behind the stormy relations?

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Abortion was legalised in Northern Ireland in 2019 – so why are we still waiting for it?
  • Matheson launches 2021 diversity and inclusion scholarship in memory of Cara O’Hagan | Irish Legal News
  • Is my phone listening to me? We ask the expert - Data protection advocate Mariano delli Santi on whether we should worry about targeted advertising
  • Top sports lawyer cleared over football transfer payments | Law Gazette 
  • £295,000 bottle of wine stolen from #Spanish restaurant’s cellar 
  • Legal aid: Scottish government told to explain itself as it plays games on eve of COP26 - Scottish Legal News 
  • Transparency to be ‘new norm’ in Family Division - McFarlane | Law Gazette
  • Civil liberty fears as police consider using drones that film from 1,500ft - England and Wales police ask private firms for information on systems that film high-quality images at a distance
  • Conversion therapy to be restricted but not banned in proposed bill
  • FCA wins appeal over action on Carillion collapse | Law Gazette
  • The courts, prisons and probation services received an extra £2.2bn, including funding to clear the courts backlog, in Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak’s autumn Budget | NLJ
  • Diego Gallagher elected president of Dublin Solicitors’ Bar Association | Irish Legal News
  • The ever-popular Will Aid returns this November, with potential benefits for both firms and charities | NLJ
  • In-person hearings to resume at Inner House on November 15 - Scottish Legal News 
  • The Law Society and City of London Law Society have pledged to hold the government to account over its economic crime levy, due to begin next year | NLJ
  • Cop 26: Lawyers must wake up to climate ‘madness’, says former Ireland president | Law Gazette
  • An extra clause addressing affirmative cyber cover is to be added to the minimum terms and conditions for professional indemnity insurance, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has announced | NLJ
  • DWF conference to discuss Northern Ireland’s personal injury discount rate | Irish Legal News
  • Outer House awards expenses in seven unopposed information disclosure petitions to General Teaching Council - Scottish Legal News
  • #US rapper Fetty Wap has been indicted on drug trafficking conspiracy charges, federal prosecutors say. The 30-year-old, whose real name is Willie Junior Maxwell II, was arrested on Thursday at a stadium in New York City ahead of his concert 
  • Covid passes will be needed for most of the fans as Wales hosts international rugby at a full stadium for the first time since the pandemic. Each ticket holder will also have an arrival time at a specific gate to stagger entries
  • Prince Andrew asks New York court to dismiss a legal action brought against him by Virginia Giuffre. The Duke of York's lawyers said the "baseless lawsuit" should be dismissed because Ms Giuffre failed to sufficiently outline her claims against him 
  • Cautious welcome for family court transparency review | Law Gazette 
  • Comedian had right to mock disabled teen singer, Canadian court rules - The legal battle had waged for more than a decade and raised questions over satire and the need to protect vulnerable children 
  • Outcry after Oklahoma prisoner vomits and convulses during execution #US
  • Raab’s plans to overhaul the Human Rights Act make no sense | Law Gazette 
  • Murlands Solicitors appoints Sarah Shannon as partner | Irish Legal News 
  • Webinar to mark Pro Bono Week in Northern Ireland | Irish Legal News 
  • Mishcon fined £25,000 over football transfer payments | Law Gazette 
  • Penelope Jackson jailed for minimum of 18 years for husband’s murder - Jury at Bristol crown court finds retired accountant guilty of murdering ex-soldier David Jackson


30th October - Law News

Edition 3594: 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 India (anti-drugs) law is clear, but enforcement agencies are misusing it," says Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on whether the law should be reformed. "80% cases made out by Sameer Wankhede and other NCB officials in Mumbai are fake, we will prove it in court," he adds.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Dillon Eustace appoints Conor Kiernan as banking partner | Irish Legal News
  • Appeal against two convictions by man who raped women in their own bedrooms refused by High Court - Scottish Legal News
  • #Pakistani Twitter users are shaking their heads at the misogyny of Abrar ul Haq's 'Begum Shak Karti Hai'
  • CJEU: Poland must pay EU daily €1m fine as judicial independence row escalates | Irish Legal News
  • Former CAG Vinod Rai tenders unconditional apology to Sanjay Nirupam in defamation case | Bar & Bench #India
  • Firm's insurer targets fraud exception to defeat £6m claim - Legal Futures 
  • Law Society unveils climate resolution | Law Gazette
  • Barrister sanctioned for own fundamentally dishonest PI claim - Legal Futures
  • A woman has been found guilty of murder after stabbing her husband to death following a row over a birthday meal. Penelope Jackson, 66, attacked 78-year-old David Jackson with a kitchen knife at their home in Somerset in February
  • Self-harm among women and children in UK prisons rises to record levels
  • Judge bemoans public authorities' "dispiriting" approach to costs - Legal Futures
  • An on-the-run prisoner who was jailed for strangling a woman has been arrested by police. Marcus Coates was an inmate at HMP Leyhill near Bristol and was last seen in the city on Thursday near the bus station 
  • High Court: DPP restrained from prosecuting drug-driving charge due to breach of fair procedures | Irish Legal News
  • Cladding-hit flat owner is trolled online by Government agency worker for speaking out - The social media account behind the trolling was linked to Homes England 
  • Lawyers the only winners in "nihilistic" divorce dispute, says judge - Legal Futures
  • Callow junior left to run firm rebuked over conveyancing failures | Law Gazette
  • An investigation into pollution of the River Llynfi has ended with no realistic prospect of a conviction, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has said. The incident, which took place on 31 July last year, had a highly detrimental effect on the river
  • NHS seeking further £18m in compensation from Multiplex over Glasgow hospital defects - Scottish Legal News
  • Guide on Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights 
  • Woman disciplined for taking too much time off work due to menopause sickness is calling for better services. Mo Wildridge, 51, said although her boss was "understanding" of what she was going through, her employer told her they were "following guidelines" 
  • Zayn Malik has "adamantly" denied assault of Gigi Hadid's mum, Yolanda Hadid. The former One Direction singer told TMZ claims that he hit Yolanda Hadid are "false allegations"
  • Scrapped Covid rules could be brought back to allow Wales to have a "normal" Christmas, First Minister Mark Drakeford has warned. Covid passes will be extended to cinemas, theatres and concert halls from 15 November as part of the plans
  • Concerns raised over JR bill’s court reforms | Law Gazette
  • Insulate Britain protesters caused delays on the M25 by walking alongside oncoming traffic, police said. The protest group said the decision to stop sitting in the middle of roads had been made following "feedback" from frustrated drivers
  • A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with a number of child sex offences. Det Con Francois Olwage, 51, from Stevenage, allegedly arranged to meet a girl he believed to be 13 years old
  • Assange extradition appeal: lawyers cite new claims of CIA plot to harm him
  • Catherine Pierse appointed as next director of public prosecutions | Irish Legal News
  • Nigerian technology specialist expands to UK | Law Gazette
  • By banning six Palestinian NGOs, #Israel has entered a new era of impunity
  • Barrister sanctioned over his own 'dishonest' RTA claim | Law Gazette 
  • Ex-stripper refused anonymity claims breach of human rights - Scottish Legal News 
  • Assange supporters block road outside RCJ | Law Gazette
  • UK announces extra £2.2bn to address mounting criminal backlog in England | Irish Legal News
  • Openness ‘new norm’ in Family Division, McFarlane says | Law Gazette 
  • Proposals to reform Probation Board for Northern Ireland due for consultation | Irish Legal News
  • People in #India's most populous state who praised arch rival Pakistan's cricketing victory in a recent match could face sedition charges, authorities said on Thursday 
  • Sussex professor resigns after transgender rights row: Kathleen Stock announces resignation as university says ‘no substantive allegations of wrongdoing’ were made against her
  • Online anonymity: be careful what you wish for | Law Gazette 
  • Can an animal be a person? Yes – if they are Pablo Escobar’s cocaine hippos


29th October - Law News

Edition 3593: 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:  Up to 10 people, including children, are reported to have been killed in an Ethiopian airstrike on the northern Tigray region, as Prime Minister Abiy's forces claim they had targeted military equipment. Thousands of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands have been displaced in almost 12 months of fighting. The Amhara region has become the frontline, and civilians are joining the militias to fight the Tigray rebel forces alongside the government. 

Focus of the Day Story: Lawyers fear voicing mental health concerns as workplace stress erodes wellbeing, global study finds. IBA says report is 'call to action' as high-performing lawyers battle to reconcile sense of purpose with permanent pressure and fear of failure. Full story - The Global Legal Post
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • US private equity moves in to snap up biggest PI firm | Law Gazette 
  • Budget 21: MoJ set for windfall with 4.1% real terms increase by 2025 | Law Gazette
  • ‘Reasonable questions’ surround Trump’s purchase of Scottish properties - Scottish Legal News
  • UK ‘washing hands’ of Britons in Syria - former DPP | Law Gazette
  • Helen’s law: killer refused parole for failing to disclose where body hidden: Glyn Razzel, who murdered his wife in 2002, first person affected by new law, named after woman who vanished in 1988
  • The remaining seven countries on England's Covid travel red list will be removed from next Monday. Fully-vaccinated arrivals from Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Peru, Panama, Haiti and Venezuela will no longer have to quarantine in a hotel 
  • There have been protests and complaints of restricted freedom, but much of Europe is now using Covid passports to enter bars, restaurants, cinemas and museums
  • Ince makes bid for listed corporate adviser | Law Gazette
  • Philip Alston: The ‘special practice’ at the International Court of Justice which has to cease - Scottish Legal News 
  • Benjamin Iliffe, 36 sent deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner a threatening email telling her to "watch your back and your kids", and has been now been sentenced 
  • Workers win Supreme Court ruling on union rights | Law Gazette 
  • Allow us the option of a humane, painless death
  • North-west PI firm goes under with all staff made redundant | Law Gazette 
  • City firm reports itself to SRA over unauthorised court recordings - Legal Futures
  • Private security guards to receive human trafficking training | Irish Legal News
  • Service with a smile? Why customer service should be a top priority for law firms - Legal Futures
  • JR bill cruises through Commons vote as rebellion fails to materialise | Law Gazette 
  • Pandemic “boosted profits of motor insurers by £3.3bn” - Legal Futures 
  • The organiser of the flight in which footballer Emiliano Sala died has been found guilty by majority verdict of endangering the safety of an aircraft. David Henderson was found guilty after a trial at Cardiff Crown Court 
  • Another man overturns convictions for assisting Gerry Adams’ prison escape bid | Irish Legal News
  • "A step in the right direction" - legal leaders seek positives from Budget - Legal Futures
  • Killer of retired CPS lawyer gets 33-year term | Law Gazette 
  • Fiscal watchdog says Brexit would cut GDP by around 4% long term, while Covid impacts would hit output by a further 2%
  • Newly qualified left in charge of firm rebuked over client account failures - Legal Futures
  • Harper Macleod appointed to advise pioneering marine energy centre EMEC - Scottish Legal News 
  • The head of the British Army General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith says he is appalled by allegations that British soldiers may have been involved in the murder of a Kenyan woman Agnes Wanjiru. He is determined to support the authorities to establish the facts
  • A woman who was sexually abused in a children's home in the 1950s has called for an inquiry and an apology. Mo Simmons, 80, and her two brothers were taken to Hollybrook Children's Home in Southampton when she was 10 years old
  • Budget 21: Backlog funding ‘window dressing’ | Law Gazette 
  • The BBC has profiled lawyer Manjula Pradeep who was born in Western India to a Dalit family, a community on the lowest rung of the caste ladder - Scottish Legal News 
  • Budget 21: Tax advisers in line for new sanctions | Law Gazette 
  • Irish lawyers nominated at Inspirational Women in Law Awards | Irish Legal News 
  • Budget 21: MoJ set for windfall with 4.1% real terms increase by 2025 | Law Gazette 
  • ECtHR: Disabled voters can be required to use back entrance at polling places - Scottish Legal News
  • 'The government has listened' - Chancery Lane welcomes budget boost | Law Gazette
  • John Lewis pulls controversial advert for being ‘potentially misleading’: Home insurance ad featuring a boy in a dress taken off air after financial regulator warning


28th October - Law News

Edition 3592: 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:  Four years after Beijing's crackdown on the mainly-Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, the high-tech police state is being replace by a push or tourism - but AP journalist Dake Kang, who recently visited the region says the sense of normality is far from the truth.

Focus of the Day Story: A fresh attempt to assess the advocacy standards of solicitors is one of the stand-out features of the business plan for the coming year published by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The regulator said that standards of representation within the criminal and civil justice system continue to be a key issue, brought into sharper focus following the pandemic. Full story - The Law Society Gazette
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Investigators exploring fatal New Mexico film set say there was "some complacency" around safety. Presenting their initial findings on Thursday's shooting, officials said they believe actor Alec Baldwin was handed a gun loaded with a live round #US
  • Trump’s judges will call the shots for years to come. The judicial system is broken #US
  • Fieldfisher names Robert Shooter as next managing partner | Irish Legal News
  • Book: Funding Personal Injury Litigation in Scotland - Scottish Legal News
  • An Italian man has pleaded guilty to all charges relating to a £26m series of burglaries that targeted the luxury homes of celebrities in west London. Jugoslav Jovanovic previously admitted to conspiring to burgle the homes of the wealthy 
  • Homicides in Scotland fall by 12 per cent - Scottish Legal News
  • Scottish corporate insolvencies rose 29 per cent between July and September - Scottish Legal News 
  • ECtHR: Spanish law giving father’s name precedence over mother’s ruled discriminatory - Scottish Legal News
  • Glasgow City Council ordered to pay over £1.3 million to man abused in foster care - Scottish Legal News
  • Government approves Labour Court recommendations for construction pay rise | Irish Legal News
  • A man has been arrested after deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner received threatening and abusive phone calls. The 52-year-old was held by Greater Manchester Police on suspicion of malicious communications at an address in Halifax on Wednesday morning
  • UKSC: Employer’s circumvention of trade union in pay negotiations ruled unlawful - Scottish Legal News
  • Louisa Knox appointed to Scottish Financial Enterprise board - Scottish Legal News
  • #Poland told to pay €1m a day in legal row with EU
  • Call for addiction services in new family court system | Irish Legal News 
  • A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with rape. PC Adam Zaman, 28, is alleged to have carried out the attack in the City of London on Sunday evening when he was off duty
  • Funding ‘emergency’ advice makes fiscal sense | Law Gazette
  • Law firm first to sell advice using cryptocurrency tokens - Legal Futures
  • The master of a Cambridge University college has described the return of a looted bronze cockerel to representatives of Nigeria as a "momentous occasion" 
  • Cleaver Fulton Rankin awarded business continuity management certification | Irish Legal News
  • SRA business plan targets solicitor-advocates and technology - Legal Futures
  • Former police office Wayne Couzens, Sarah Everard murderer, applies to appeal against whole-life sentence
  • Siblings appeal strike-off over property scheme advice | Law Gazette
  • Listed law firm to buy its own corporate adviser for £10m - Legal Futures
  • Opinion: The ‘special practice’ at the International Court of Justice which has to cease | Irish Legal News
  • Major private equity house buys top-100 law firm - Legal Futures
  • Northern Ireland Office may directly instruct trusts to offer abortion services: Brandon Lewis warns he will soon have ‘no alternative but to take further steps’ to ensure services are provided 
  • Almost 1m Tripadvisor reviews in 2020 found to be fraudulent: In total Tripadvisor penalised 34,605 properties for fraudulent activity and banned 20,299 members
  • Activists from the environmental group Insulate Britain obstructed the A40, which connects with the M40 and M25, in west London during rush hour on Wednesday
  • Pro bono week turns 20 | Law Gazette
  • Julian Assange: what to expect from the extradition appeal
  • The Irish Prison Service (IPS) has withdrawn its appeal of a significant High Court judgment which found that the service must provide reasonable accommodation to disabled prison officers | Irish Legal News
  • A 19-year-old man has been charged with murder after the death of two teenage boys. They were found fatally injured in Regency Court, Brentwood, Essex, at about 01:30 BST on Sunday
  • Online testing for future judges piloted in Northern Ireland | Irish Legal News 
  • Prince Andrew’s lawyer asks to keep 2009 legal agreement sealed: Attorney says the deal can protect the prince against a lawsuit that claims that he assaulted Virginia Giuffre when she was 17 
  • JR bill back in Commons as Davis threatens to rebel | Law Gazette
  • Bobbie Goulding in group of ex-rugby league internationals to sue over brain damage
  • A former close aide to Hillary Clinton has reportedly written in a new memoir how she was sexually assaulted by a US senator. Huma Abedin said the unnamed politician pounced on her on a couch in the mid-2000s #US
  • Council worker sacked for comments about Zionism wins back job - Stan Keable awarded £70,000 after tribunal judge in London rules he was unfairly dismissed from role
  • Barrister disbarred after sexual assault conviction | Law Gazette 
  • An English & Scottish conflict: the impact of untraced insurers on the exercise of discretion in respect of limitation - Scottish Legal News
  • Solicitor struck off for dishonest evidence opens appeal | Law Gazette
  • David Davis to rebel against ‘profoundly unconservative’ judicial review bill - Scottish Legal News
  • Pregnant women are being turned away from Covid vaccine clinics, experts warn: Members of JCVI say focus on those who have not had any jabs must take precedence over efforts to increase booster uptake
  • SRA to look again at advocacy standards | Law Gazette
  • Edinburgh sheriff rules writing on back of envelope did not alter terms of Irish citizen’s will - Scottish Legal News
  • Tesco shopper thrown out for using £100 cash to pay £60 bill wins £5,000 compensation - The man was interrogated by police over his rare choice of payment method 
  • Bar's aptitude test must be scrapped | Law Gazette
  • Face coverings have been made mandatory for everyone working in the House of Commons except MPs


27th October - Law News

Edition 3591: 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:  Migrants are dying in Poland's forested border with Belarus, as the countries are locked in a geopolitical standoff. Polish authorities accuse Belarus of deliberately abandoning migrants near its border in an attempt to destabilise the EU due to the bloc imposing sanctions on Belarus after its disputed election. Poland has responded by declaring an emergency zone, forbidden to journalists and activists, where it is believed that, hidden from sight, they are illegally forcing asylum seekers back over the border instead of processing applications.

Focus of the Day Story: The Court of Appeal has rejected an attempt by a man found guilty of soliciting the murder of his partner to blame his lawyers for abandoning his appeal against conviction. Lady Justice Thirlwall said it was clear that David John Harris was “content to and did abandon” the application for permission appeal on the advice of his lawyers. Full story - Legal Futures
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Outer House judge reduces licences for lethal control of Scottish beavers after petition by environmental charity - Scottish Legal News 
  • Serial LiP with conspiracy claims against 13 lawyers is ordered to stop | Law Gazette 
  • Academics call on PM to end oil and gas exploration - Scottish Legal News 
  • The government says it will force water companies to make a "progressive reduction" in the sewage it dumps in rivers. Peers proposed a change to the Environment Bill last week in an attempt to cut the pollution, but it did not win enough support from MPs
  • Is a lesbian transphobic if she does not want to have sex with trans women?
  • Manifesto for legal services | Law Gazette
  • Scottish government has ‘no understanding’ of legal aid problem - Scottish Legal News
  • A stalker who has had a "persistent and obsessive fixation" with Emily Maitlis for more than 25 years has written more letters to her from jail, a court has heard
  • Barrister struck off over sexual assault on colleague - Legal Futures 
  • My legal life: Marcia Longdon, Kingsley Napley - Profile | Law Gazette
  • “Slapdash” conveyancer fined £10,000 by SDT - Legal Futures
  • SRA approves cyber-losses clause despite insurer concerns - Legal Futures 
  • Jailed man fails in bid to blame lawyers for dropping conviction appeal - Legal Futures
  • News focus: Should the right to justice override the principle of transparency? | Law Gazette
  • Ex-minister Owen Paterson could be suspended from the Commons for 30 days after an MPs' watchdog found he had "repeatedly" used his position as an MP to benefit two companies who paid him as a consultant
  • The authorities would have been led to "the bomb" if they had followed the Manchester Arena attacker on his return from Libya, an inquiry has heard
  • CoA overturns ruling in sex-worker visit case | Law Gazette 
  • #Dutch psychologist says he sold ‘suicide powder’ to over 100 people - Wim van Dijk says he wants to fuel debate on assisted dying and does not care about possible jail term 
  • Emails intercepted in £640,000 conveyancing fraud | Law Gazette 
  • David Davis vows to lead rebellion against judicial review changes
  • LSB approves new regulator for accountant probate providers - Legal Futures
  • Barrister who deceived wife for divorce loses disbarral challenge | Law Gazette
  • #Japan's Princess Mako has married her college sweetheart Kei Komuro - thus losing her royal status. Under Japanese law, female imperial family members forfeit their status upon marriage to a "commoner" although male members do not
  • Banning anonymous social media accounts would only stifle free speech and democracy 
  • How can law firms adapt to post-pandemic working? - Legal Futures 
  • Ex-presidents leave Law Society Council | Law Gazette 
  • City giant to face trial over alleged conflicts of interest - Legal Futures 
  • Probate experts warn against online wills | Law Gazette 
  • The Guardian view on #US abortion laws: freedoms hanging by a thread | Editorial
  • Big law firms “more concerned about cyber-attacks than Covid” - Legal Futures
  • Hogan Lovells wins partial victory in conflict claim | Law Gazette
  • UK government ‘waging secret war against transparency’ - Cabinet Office denies it is blocking freedom of information requests despite ‘downward’ trend
  • Police officers and staff who abuse their position for a sexual purpose have "no place in policing and will be found out", a watchdog has warned
  • A new temporary injunction has been granted against environmental group Insulate Britain after protesters brought parts of London to a standstill 
  • The Metropolitan Police will apologise to the family of two murdered sisters for failings in the way it responded when they were reported missing. Bibaa Henry, 46, and Nicole Smallman, 27, were stabbed to death by Danyal Hussein in north London 
  • Lawyer in the news: Ahmed Aydeed, Duncan Lewis - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Be warned: this government is robbing you of your right to challenge the state | David Davis


26th October - Law News

Edition 3590: 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:  Whistleblower Frances Haugen has told UK MPs Facebook is "unquestionably making hate worse", as they consider what new rules to impose on big social networks

Focus of the Day Story: The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) sparked controversy with its recent judgment passed down in IX v Wabe eV and MH Müller Handels GmbH v MJ. This case required the CJEU to again consider the right to freedom of religion. It ruled that employers can ban workers from observing religious symbols, including headscarves, to maintain a neutral image in front of its customers. Full story - UK Human Rights Blog
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Jammu & Kashmir fast track court sentences sub-judge to 10 years in jail for rape | Bar & Bench #India
  • The Binance backlash: the potential dangers of crypto derivatives - Legal Cheek
  • Accountants to gain client credit risk transparency through new partnership - Lawyers Weekly #Australia 
  • Whistleblower Frances Haugen has told MPs Facebook is "unquestionably making hate worse", as they consider what new rules to impose on big social networks
  • Law firm partner workloads increase as remote working makes it more difficult to delegate to juniors and trainees, survey finds - Legal Cheek 
  • People’s faith in judiciary is biggest strength of democracy: Chief Justice of India NV Ramana | Bar & Bench #India
  • Ex-Eversheds trainee who sexually assaulted two sleeping students at house party jailed for 8 years - Legal Cheek
  • Tory MPs have been defending themselves from accusations they have given the go-ahead to water companies to dump raw sewage in rivers. Proposal from the Lords to the Environment Bill to place legal duties on the companies to reduce discharges was defeated 
  • ‘Own your experience as a law career changer’ - Legal Cheek
  • Common aim of judges, lawyers is to administer justice: SC judge Justice DY Chandrachud | Bar & Bench #India
  • BPP looks to secure welfare benefits for society’s ‘most vulnerable’ with new student-staffed pro bono clinic - Legal Cheek 
  • National Living Wage set to rise to £9.50 an hour 
  • Possessing book of Bhagat Singh not barred by law: Karnataka court acquits UAPA accused | Bar & Bench #India
  • The Corporate Counsel Show: Unpacking trust levels in legal departments - Lawyers Weekly
  • Jailing of most mothers for non-violent crimes should stop, says report - UK consultancy also, for first time, uncovers huge cost of putting children in care during sentences 
  • NQ solicitor pay hits £140k at Cleary Gottlieb - Legal Cheek 
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses, blood transfusions and capacity: PW | Law & Religion UK
  • The first weekend of enforcement of Scotland's vaccine passport scheme was an "unmitigated disaster", according to a body representing night-time venues
  • CBI is used to settle scores; congress used it, now BJP is using it: Siddhartha Dave [Part 2] | Bar & Bench #India
  • Major phone networks have agreed to automatically block almost all internet calls coming from abroad if they pretend to be from UK numbers, Ofcom has confirmed. Criminals have been using internet-based calling technology
  • Navigating the trauma of loss - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Members of #Sudan's transitional government and other civilian leaders have been arrested amid reports of a military coup. Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok is among those reported to have been put under house arrest by unidentified soldiers
  • CCTV use by churches | Law & Religion UK
  • Court of Justice of the EU allows prohibition of religious symbols in the workplace - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Monitoring Attacks on Health Care as a Basis to Facilitate Accountability for Human Rights Violations
  • Safeguarding the Lives of Children Affected by Boko Haram: Application of the SAFE Model of Child Protection to a Rights-Based Situation Analysis
  • LEAP to ‘celebrate the many great achievements of the profession’ - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • 'The hurdles I overcame on my path to partnership' - Legal Cheek 
  • Disrupting Legacies of Trauma: Interdisciplinary Interventions for Health and Human Rights 
  • ‘Cycle of deceit’: The law firms buying into media scams to fool clients - Lawyers Weekly #Australia


25th October - Law News

Edition 3589: 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:  Pro-military protesters blocked roads and bridges in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum on Sunday, but were dispersed by police, as tensions mount between supporters of the generals and interim government backers. 

Focus of the Day Story: Lady Brownlie, whose husband died on a driving tour organised by Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, has won her appeal at the Supreme Court, in a decision that has significant implications for English nationals injured or killed while travelling overseas. Full story - New Law Journal
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • The legal profession needs to focus less on individual resilience & more on resilience as a function of social groups in order to improve the general mental health of the Australian legal industry post-pandemic, according to one professor - Lawyers Weekly
  • Fund legal aid training contracts and pupillages, MPs and peers urge government - Legal Cheek
  • Omagh revisited - UK Human Rights Blog 
  • Eight men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after two teenage boys died. Essex Police said officers found three people injured after receiving a number of calls to Regency Court, Brentwood
  • Aberdein Considine hires banking veteran George McNaughton - Scottish Legal News
  • Assisted Dying Bill (England & Wales) | Law & Religion UK 
  • Why litigation is a game of chess - Legal Cheek 
  • Leaving law to become a sex and relationship coach - Lawyers Weekly 
  • Terra Firma ranked in five practice categories in latest edition of Chambers & Partners - Scottish Legal News 
  • The Weekly Round-up: Human trafficking, climate protest and algorithmic discrimination - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Abertay law grad sues uni over probe into ‘offensive’ gender comments - Legal Cheek
  • Ampersand Advocates welcomes top rankings in latest Chambers guide - Scottish Legal News
  • Anger as ministers block ‘fire and rehire’ bill in Commons - Opposition and unions say government is siding with bad bosses by scuppering proposed legislation
  • England: Backlog of criminal cases to last many years - Scottish Legal News 
  • Crew on Baldwin film raised prop gun concerns before fatal shooting - Text message warning of ‘super-unsafe’ conditions was later followed by a walkout by camera operators #US
  • BARBRI tests commercial awareness and creative thinking with new full SQE1 scholarship - Legal Cheek
  • Facebook boss ‘not willing to protect public from harm’. Frances Haugen says chief executive has not shown any desire to shield users from the consequences of harmful content
  • Customer service and having a good reputation online are as important as resolving a legal matter satisfactorily, law firms increasingly believe | NLJ 
  • Police investigating after Palace fans display banner at Newcastle match: The banner, depicting an image of the club’s new Saudi Arabian owners, PIF, about to behead a magpie as faceless fans in the background sang: “We’ve got our club back
  • UK government paves way to bring in tough ‘plan B’ Covid rules: Councils consulted over support for measures such as vaccine passports
  • #Colombia's most wanted drug trafficker and the leader of the country's largest criminal gang has been captured. Dairo Antonio Úsuga, better known as Otoniel, was seized after a joint operation by the army, air force and police on Saturday
  • Cleaver Fulton Rankin recognised for people management excellence | Irish Legal News
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