13th October - Law News

Edition 3578: 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 BBC's Moscow correspondent, Sarah Rainsford, was recently expelled from Russia, a country she first began visiting in her teens as a student. She has reported on the country since the start of Vladimir Putin's presidency, but has now been barred for life and declared a 'security threat'. The move comes during an unprecedented assault on rights and freedoms in Russia, where critics of the Kremlin are increasingly being labelled as hostile 'agents' of the West.

Focus of the Day Story: The global coronavirus pandemic, and the rise in people working from home, has unfortunately provoked a growth in cyber-crime. The UK government estimates that the cost of cyber-crime is £27bn per annum. Full story - Legal Futures
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • SIF saga latest: Solicitors 'should pay extra £10 a year' for retirement protection | Law Gazette
  • Scots rights watchdog welcomes UN resolution on environmental rights - Scottish Legal News
  • LCJ reveals new platform for remote hearings | Law Gazette
  • Tesco recalls own-brand chest and cold remedy
  • Disability charities call for new braille labelling legislation - Scottish Legal News
  • Brexit Minister Lord Frost has proposed plans for an entirely new protocol to replace the existing Northern Ireland Protocol. In a speech to diplomats in Portugal on Tuesday, he described his new legal text as "a better way forward"
  • Lawyer in the news: Alistair Robertson, DAC Beachcroft - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Radio presenter Emma Wilson has said Sarah Everard's murderer Wayne Couzens flashed her in 2008 and that Met Police officers laughed when she reported it
  • Irish lawyer elected as Lord Mayor of the City of London | Irish Legal News
  • Law firms blocking solicitors from bench - circuit chief | Law Gazette 
  • Law centre warns carbon tax hike could exacerbate fuel poverty | Irish Legal News
  • Elephant in the maternity room | Law Gazette
  • Lawyers are often the last line of defence between a publisher and a lawsuit, the Guardian’s director of editorial legal services writes
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn welcomes 28 new associates and senior associates - Scottish Legal News
  • Social Movements for Gender and Sexual Diversity: Case Studies from Jamaica, Nepal, and Japan | Diana J Fox
  • Inner House refuses Greenpeace appeal against consent for new oil field production wells - Scottish Legal News
  • My legal life: Tomas Vail, Vail Dispute Resolution - Profile | Law Gazette
  • California has become the first #US state to require large retailers to display toys and childcare items in gender-neutral ways. The new law, signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on Saturday, does not ban boys and girls sections in shops
  • The steps to take to apply for a spouse or partner visa from the United States - Scottish Legal News
  • Police claim busting gang involved in sale of stolen cars on OLX in Karachi #Pakistan
  • City firms unite to create ‘formidable’ litigation team | Law Gazette
  • Wife stabbed husband and put knife in again as he called 999, murder jury told - Penelope Jackson heard to say ‘I thought I’d get his heart but he hasn’t got one’ on recorded emergency call
  • Prison healthcare in Northern Ireland requires ‘significant uplift’ in funding | Irish Legal News
  • UK journalist wins £80k damages after being hired ‘to smear’ UAE and Egypt critics
  • Nationality and Borders Bill shows questionable priorities | Law Gazette
  • Missing Apostrophe in Facebook Post May Cost a Man in Defamation Case - An #Australian man claimed a real estate agent did not pay its “employees” retirement funds. The lack of a punctuation mark may cost him thousands
  • Together with its territories overseas, Britain is instrumental in a global game of deceit - The Pandora Papers Expose Britain’s Role in Money Laundering
  • In emails detailed by The New York Times, Raiders Coach Jon Gruden casually used misogynistic and homophobic language to disparage people #US
  • Ryanair bans Covid refund passengers from boarding new flights - Holidaymakers say they were given just hours to pay back cash claimed through credit cards
  • An #Afghan interpreter who helped rescue then-senator Joe Biden from the harsh Afghanistan countryside has managed to leave the region with his family
  • Footballers demand compensation over 'data misuse' - Led by former Cardiff City, Leyton Orient and Yeovil Town manager Russell Slade, 850 players want compensation for the trading of their performance data over the past six years
  • #India Supreme Court reduces sentence of rape convict as offence committed before 2018 Criminal Law amendment | Bar & Bench
  • London barrister from Northern Ireland shortlisted as young pro bono barrister of the year | Irish Legal News
  • Society ponders SDT support for lawyers | Law Gazette
  • Scottish expansion for fee-sharing law firm Spencer West - Scottish Legal News
  • Government faces potential JR over efforts to help Afghan judges | Law Gazette
  • Labour backs public inquiry into 2015 prisoner death - Scottish Legal News
  • New clash over magistrates' jailing powers | Law Gazette
  • Nearly 250 complaints of sexual misconduct against serving police officers - Scottish Legal News 
  • Firm found negligent fights off High Court claim | Law Gazette