10th October - Law News

Edition 3575: 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 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to two journalists, the Philippines’ Maria Ressa and Russian journalist, Dmitry Muratov, for their fight to defend freedom of expression. The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the pair as joint winners of the 2021 prize.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Scottish government announces £30m fund for victims - Scottish Legal News
  • Wales legal chief attacks Westminster for ‘political trick’ on devolution | Law Gazette
  • Vast majority of Irish solicitors want hybrid working post-pandemic | Irish Legal News
  • Law Society celebrates solicitor ‘champions’ | Law Gazette
  • The unprecedented challenge made by #Poland's prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, to one of the European Union's core legal principles has seriously escalated his government's dispute with Brussels
  • More than 500 cases of Covid-19 have been linked to the TRNSMT music festival, new data shows. About 50,000 people descended on Glasgow Green for the three-day event last month
  • Winding up petitions – new law gives small firms breathing space - Scottish Legal News
  • 15-year-old & her mum say they were intimidated by anti-vax protestors outside a Covid vaccination centre. Grace Baker-Earle, who uses a wheelchair after contracting Covid, was confronted after receiving the jab at Cardiff's Bayside mass vaccination centre
  • HMCTS splashes £40m on solar panels and green technology | Law Gazette
  • Carer’s Allowance Supplement Bill passed - Scottish Legal News
  • Commissioner sounds alarm on data protection reforms | Law Gazette 
  • A round-up of human rights stories from around the world | Irish Legal News
  • Plans for a phone service aimed at protecting lone women walking home: It would allow users to opt into a GPS tracking system and an alert would be triggered if they did not reach their destination on time
  • Former president of Ukraine wins London jurisdiction challenge | Law Gazette
  • Facebook says it will begin clamping down on the illegal sale of protected areas of the Amazon rainforest on its site
  • Despondent defendants say Supreme Court costs ruling is ‘alarming’ | Law Gazette
  • Met appoints Whitehall troubleshooter Louise Casey to wipe out misogyny
  • SYLA: Race and ethnicity – access to the profession - Scottish Legal News
  • A #US appeals court has temporarily reinstated Texas's near total ban on abortions. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to a request from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that an injunction imposed against the law be lifted
  • Revealed: anti-vaccine TikTok videos being viewed by children as young as nine
  • Police in Berlin say they are investigating after staff at the US embassy reported experiencing symptoms of the so-called Havana syndrome #Germany
  • Six out of 10 people 'not comfortable' approaching solicitors | Law Gazette
  • #US President Biden has rejected an attempt by Donald Trump to withhold documents from the congressional committee investigating the Capitol riot
  • Brussels vows swift response to #Poland’s ruling against EU law
  • MBM Commercial launches World Tech Legal - Scottish Legal News 
  • #US Federal court rules insurers don’t have to pay out more than $1bn in Covid claims from businesses
  • Barrister jailed for child sexual offences | Law Gazette 
  • Leman Solicitors and Tughans join World Tech Legal | Irish Legal News 
  • Serial killer Stephen Port was identified by police as a "significant witness" with a rape allegation against him hours after his first victim was found dead, an inquest has heard
  • People in the #Indian state of Rajasthan are using snakes as murder weapons - Scottish Legal News 
  • District judge criticised for dismissing abuse allegations | Law Gazette 
  • Poland set for fresh battle with EU after judges rule country’s constitution trumps EU law - Scottish Legal News