4th October - Law News

Edition 3569: 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: Solicitors have called for any increase in probate fees to be accompanied by ‘real and tangible improvements in the service’. Full story - New Law Journal
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • How I became a green energy lawyer - Legal Cheek
  • In plain sight, Boris Johnson is rigging the system to stay in power - Weakening the courts, limiting protest, hobbling the elections regulator. If another country did this, what would we call it?
  • LawTech Talks: Getting more women into legal tech leadership - Lawyers Weekly
  • Competition for pupillage fiercer than ever, Bar Council report finds - Legal Cheek
  • Severed finger's owner traced by police in Southampton
  • Church sex abuse: Thousands of paedophiles in #French Church, inquiry says
  • The secret wealth of world leaders, politicians and billionaires has been exposed in one of the biggest leaks of financial documents. Some 35 current and former leaders and more than 300 public officials are featured in the files from offshore companies
  • The Weekly Round-Up: public executions, same-sex adoption and refugee rights - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Legal aid: Are City lawyers best placed to plug the gap? - Legal Cheek 
  • PM Boris Johnson points to criminal justice delays that mean sexual violence and other cases can take years to be heard
  • Goodwin boosts London trainee pay by 14% to £57,000 - Legal Cheek 
  • Can AI qualify as an "inventor" for the purposes of patent law? - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Donald Trump asks Florida judge to force Twitter to reinstate account - The request follows the former president suing Twitter, Facebook and Google in July accusing them of censoring conservative voices #US
  • Norton Rose Fulbright to help fund underprivileged aspiring lawyers through university - Legal Cheek 
  • The Lawyer Behind the Memo on How Trump Could Stay in Office #US 
  • Botox and lip-fillers no longer available to under-18s in England - Law passes meaning it will be illegal to administer products for cosmetic purposes to those under 18 
  • MPs and civil servants called to account for misleading use of statistics - Official watchdog has responded to a rise in complaints from politicians and the public about misuse of figures
  • A hedge fund lawyer Matthew Adam Feargrieve who punched a fashion designer during a performance of Wagner at the Royal Opera House has been rebuked by the Solicitors Regulation Authority - Legal Cheek
  • In Bell and A v Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and others [2021] EWCA Civ 1363 the Court of Appeal advised judges to avoid formulating policy in an area of social and moral complexity - UK Human Rights Blog 
  • The Speaker of the House of Commons has asked for an urgent meeting with the Met Police after it was confirmed that Wayne Couzens was on duty five times at parliament last year 
  • Two men arrested after a video was posted on social media purportedly showed a female nightclubber's drink being spiked. Police have said two 18-year-olds from Gloucestershire have been arrested on suspicion of administering a noxious substance
  • Tensions rise at #Kosovo border as number plate row escalates
  • Jonathan Cooper obituary: Human rights barrister at the forefront of the fight to decriminalise homosexuality around the world
  • Apprentice star Lottie Lion starts law degree at Bristol Uni - Legal Cheek 
  • Transgender person allowed to appear for Kolkata Police recruitment exam: Calcutta High Court told | Bar & Bench #India 
  • What’s been happening in venture capital? - Lawyers Weekly
  • Tax through time: How to get the rich to pay their way - Legal Cheek 
  • Lone police officers in Scotland to offer checks on their own identity 
  • A high-profile rape allegation at #Chinese tech giant Alibaba has sparked a social media storm in recent weeks about the "toxic" work culture of pressuring employees to drink at work gatherings
  • Tens of thousands of people have been holding rallies across all 50 #US states in support of abortion rights. They have been galvanised in opposition to a new Texas law that severely limits access to abortions in the state
  • A Canadian national who narrated propaganda videos for the Islamic State group has been charged in the US. #Saudi-born Mohammed Khalifa was seized by a Kurdish-led militia in Syria in 2019 and later handed over to the FBI
  • At the Tory party conference this week, Priti Patel will announce plans for longer sentences and new powers for police to seize protesters' equipment
  • Despite the horrifying levels of violence against women, there is no strategy to end it. Just promises to ‘learn lessons’ Oct 03, 2021
  • Queen ‘to spend millions funding Prince Andrew’s defence against sex abuse claims’ 
  • 'Pls fix, thx': Is this the latest junior lawyer social media trend? - Legal Cheek