12th October - Law News

Edition 3577: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011  


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Focus of the Day Story: In this claim for judicial review, the issue was whether it was lawful for the claimant independent fostering agency (Cornerstone) only to accept heterosexual evangelical Christians as potential carers under the Equality Act 2010 (EA 2010) and the European Convention on Human Rights (the Convention). Ofsted wrote a draft report in which they considered this policy to be unlawful when reviewed in the context of the EA 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) and in a report issued in draft on 12 June 2019 Ofsted assessed the effectiveness of Cornerstone’s leaders and managers as ‘Inadequate’. Full story - UK Human Rights Blog
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Aspiring barrister who sought refuge alone in the UK at 17 launches campaign to help other young asylum seekers - Legal Cheek https://t.co/x3pLv3Kmxx
  • An Israeli court’s approval of a ‘quiet’ Jewish prayer at the Al Aqsa mosque has been condemned and has raised concerns of another illegal takeover by the occupying state
  • ‘Minor cases’ of violence against women can escalate https://t.co/X9QC00EuiX
  • Hit billing targets and earn £150k, Orrick tells London NQs - Legal Cheek https://t.co/2y7zc0KuF5
  • What you need to know about the #Poland-European Union rift https://t.co/U3MMr4OMdz 
  • #US police probed after man screaming 'I'm paraplegic' dragged from car - Bodycam footage shows officers stopping Clifford Owensby in Dayton, Ohio, last month https://t.co/qOIHRD3abM 
  • For African nations, capital punishment is a grim colonial legacy that lingers on https://t.co/6RkQSCbH5O
  • Latham trainee looks to challenge LexisNexis and Westlaw with free case law hub - Legal Cheek https://t.co/qs3AlrKzDb
  • How PayPal’s ‘digital discrimination’ is stifling the #Palestinian economy https://t.co/tCTUun6q8
  • The Boutique Lawyer Show: Life as an international parental child abduction lawyer - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/ENiPSwV28
  • California bans non-consensual condom removal during sexual intercourse #US https://t.co/npP3dixQz
  • Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has been refused bail for a third time ahead of a trial facing multiple charges of rape and sexual assault https://t.co/x4xuoyMYD
  • Eversheds launches legal tech grad scheme - Legal Cheek https://t.co/XKljgzFSXE
  • Trainee solicitor pay reaches £62.5k in the City - Legal Cheek https://t.co/pY56g3JwFy
  • Conviction or acquittal cannot be set aside merely because there was possibility of joint/ separate trial: Supreme Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/3Oj9Gahxo0
  • Tory MP says using term ‘white privilege’ should be reported as extremism https://t.co/fTF5JBCc05
  • London law firm launches novel association with Italian MDP - Legal Futures https://t.co/8QnBbjk40x
  • Old wounds are exposed as #Spain finally brings up the bodies of Franco’s victims https://t.co/XvEXvf1C6r
  • Judge's fury at suggestion his clerk leaked draft ruling - Legal Futures https://t.co/1vmzvPYi0K 
  • Centre notifies new Chief Justices for 8 High Courts, transfer of 5 others | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/TRlyINy742 
  • Court finds Withers negligent again but causation lacks once more - Legal Futures https://t.co/Ok4LfHLCBi
  • Law Society calls on government to fund SQE loans as over 1,000 students enrol for first exam - Legal Cheek https://t.co/XrxmDjw1N
  • The legal profession is letting down its graduates - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/XSoYVSgtpN
  • Don’t extend magistrates’ powers – there’s a better way to reform the court system https://t.co/lML5fqH2v7
  • At least 750 allegations of sexual misconduct were made against serving police officers across Britain over five years, new figures show. Data was obtained from 31 police forces in England, Wales and Scotland under the Freedom of Information Act https://t.co/ltQgac6fsG 
  • The Corporate Counsel Show: An extraordinary life and legal career - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/lnNfVIggt
  • The Metropolitan Police will not take any further action against the Duke of York following a review prompted by Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre https://t.co/SNkRjzMyqX
  • A Year After ‘Defund,’ Police Departments Get Their Money Back - The abrupt reversals have come in response to rising levels of crime, the exodus of officers and political pressures #US https://t.co/IUnq7yWvzm
  • Mass protests in #Poland amid EU law controversy https://t.co/X7FkQlEFeG
  • Osborne Clarke to mentor disadvantaged school kids in social mobility push - Legal Cheek https://t.co/fHqUa4hF
  • A critical juncture for debt recovery - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/AXt0YqzCcA
  • Fossil fuel companies paying top law firms millions to ‘dodge responsibility’ https://t.co/E8cvkZuFDD 
  • 'Cruella de Vil QC' hits back at Boris Johnson after PM takes pop in conference speech - Legal Cheek https://t.co/IEWvUQLxI
  • Harvey Weinstein PA says abusers still have the legal power to silence victims https://t.co/oZ0SqceOa9
  • 'The pressure to be mentally strong can be dangerous' - Legal Cheek https://t.co/OPpOJlVj1q
  • Now live: The 2022 Chambers Most List - Legal Cheek https://t.co/tZsvwZ4uhL