14th October - Law News

Edition 3579: 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: The Solicitors Qualifying Exam could result in ‘precarious and exploitative’ jobs for junior lawyers, as small firms replace two-year training contracts with temporary positions, a trade union representing legal sector workers has warned. Full story - The Law Society Gazette
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • UK government embarking on ‘unprecedented programme of rights reversal’ - Scottish Legal News
  • Cabinet policy obliges ministers to delete instant messages - Legal challenge launched after use of self-destructing messages raises concerns over avoidance of scrutiny
  • Appeal judges uphold Order for Lifelong Restriction on Aberdeen man convicted of assaulting ex-partners - Scottish Legal News
  • Migrant families to Scotland could be better supported by series of changes to UK government immigration rules, an independent expert group has said - Scottish Legal News
  • Mergers, acquisitions and new firms abound in autumn rush - Legal Futures
  • ‘Time to rethink our museums and return stolen goods’, says high-profile lawyer | Law Gazette
  • MP Claudia Webbe found guilty of harassment - Leicester East MP was accused of making unwanted phone calls and threatening her partner’s female friend
  • Big firms’ support for clients during pandemic hit billable hours but not profits - Legal Futures
  • Tense scenes as lorry drivers use vehicles to try to break through demonstrators’ blockades - Drivers threaten Insulate Britain activists in Essex protests
  • UK Border Force could be given immunity over refugee deaths - Priti Patel is seeking legal protections for officers who ‘push back’ migrant boats
  • Julia Launders appointed editor-in-chief of Hibernian Law Journal | Irish Legal News
  • #Pakistan Supreme Court remands Saad Rizvi's detention case back to LHC for two-member special bench to decide
  • UK government embarking on ‘unprecedented programme of rights reversal’ | Irish Legal News
  • Unbundled family law service to expand as SRA eyes pilot - Legal Futures
  • Built on the bodies of slaves: how Africa was erased from the history of the modern world
  • Female police officers say misogyny remains unchecked
  • Football coach jailed for 25 years in #Dubai after four bottles of vape liquid containing cannabis oil were found in his car. Billy Hood from Notting Hill, west London, was arrested on 31 January & claims he was forced to sign confession in Arabic
  • NI High Court rules DUP ministers acting unlawfully by boycotting north-south meetings | Irish Legal News
  • The NHS Covid Pass, used to show a person's vaccine status for travel and events, stopped working on Wednesday
  • ‘Cheaper ticket to greater exploitation’: Trade union takes aim at SQE | Law Gazette
  • Watch: From heading the crime division of a Glasgow law firm at the age of 26 to becoming the first female rector in Glasgow University’s 571-year history, Rita Rae, Lady Rae, has had a long and illustrious career as a lawyer - Scottish Legal News
  • Religious treasures looted by Britain could be legally restored to Ethiopian Orthodox Church | Irish Legal News
  • Police have arrested 16 Insulate Britain protesters who have blocked another junction on the M25. Essex Police said officers were called to a slip road at junction 31 for Thurrock, near the Dartford Crossing, just after 08:25 BST
  • Listed tech startup acquires conveyancing firm as test bed | Law Gazette
  • Trailblazing Matheson partner recognised as world-leading antitrust lawyer | Irish Legal News
  • National Trust warns of threat from ‘ideological campaign’ waged against it - It was prompted to speak out as members raised concerns about a range of “extreme” positions taken by individuals involved in a group called Restore Trust
  • Why are political parties allowed to erect flag masts in public spaces without permission? Kerala High Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • A Scottish TikToker has won a victory against one of the UK's biggest food retailers after using her platform to campaign for a batch of "lumpy" oat milk to be removed
  • The rise of cyber-criminal threat for law firms since Covid-19 - Legal Futures 
  • So you want to be an… in-house lawyer? - Scottish Legal News 
  • Immigration solicitor fails to overturn second strike-off decision | Law Gazette 
  • The prevalence of antisemitic messages and memes on Instagram, where almost 70% of global users are aged between 13 and 34, and TikTok, where 69% of users are between 16 and 24 years old
  • Mortgage cryptocurrency "will lower cost of solicitors' PII" - Legal Futures
  • Trafficking victims should be granted leave to remain in UK, high court rules - Landmark judgment will apply to thousands who may otherwise have been sent back to home countries
  • Court throws out wasted costs order bid against Baker McKenzie | Law Gazette
  • Ten newly qualified solicitors secure permanent positions with Thorntons - Scottish Legal News
  • Negligent firm escapes liability as client "wouldn't have listened" anyway - Legal Futures 
  • Scullion LAW’s support for Marie Curie reaches £250,000 - Scottish Legal News 
  • Ex-Slater and Gordon solicitor misled clients over struck-out claims | Law Gazette 
  • High Court rejects appeal from sham marriages solicitor - Legal Futures 
  • Court dismisses 28 separate divorce petitions with identical wording | Law Gazette
  • Tech firm buys conveyancers to test products in “live environment” - Legal Futures 
  • Harper Macleod advises on £121 million windfarm sale - Scottish Legal News