5th October - Law News

Edition 3570: 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 Solicitors Regulation Authority has worked with the Bar Standards Board and CILEx Regulation to develop competences, resources and videos for lawyers who practise in inquests. Derek Winter DL, the Deputy Chief Coroner of England and Wales, has had input into these materials. In this video, he explains:
• what coroners expect from the lawyers who practise in inquests
• what the lawyers who practise in inquests should do to help them run smoothly

Focus of the Day Story: The Court of Appeal has ruled that an artificial intelligence machine cannot qualify as an “inventor” for the purposes of Sections 7 and 13 of the Patents Act because it is not a person. Further, in determining whether a person had the right to apply for a patent under Section 7(2)(b), there was no rule of law that new intangible property produced by existing tangible property was the property of the owner of the tangible property, and certainly no rule that property in an invention created by a machine was owned by the owner of the machine. Full story - UK Human Rights Blog
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • ‘Record’ investment to support NSW legal assistance sector - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/8q4KYRQrhm
  • BPP unveils SQE course details - Legal Cheek https://t.co/aUqfDCbftz
  • If judges are denied elevation or transferred, how can they function without fear: Former SC judge Justice Kurian Joseph | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/L1cW6lIySn
  • Five arrested after Iain Duncan Smith ‘hit on head with traffic cone’ - Alleged attack came as the noted hardline Tory walked to speak at party conference fringe event https://t.co/tGSumB6mr
  • Drivers clash with Insulate Britain activists blocking three London roads - Protesters stop traffic at Hanger Lane, the Blackwall tunnel and Wandsworth Bridge https://t.co/M7ThLdji9q
  • The responsibility is on police to restore trust in their ability to protect women - The responsibility is on police to restore trust in their ability to protect women https://t.co/t01tTM2amv
  • Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram suffer outage https://t.co/sP6lIMcsh2
  • The Conservative Party is facing fresh questions about donations made by the wife of a former Russian minister. Lubov Chernukhin is one of the biggest donors to the Tories, giving nearly £1.9m since 2012 https://t.co/4yRgmm0M5X
  • Setting ambitious diversity and inclusion targets will both attract new clients and retain talented staff, said Ashurst’s global managing partner - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/zyuUNKmKkg
  • Big law firms love LinkedIn and YouTube, research finds - Legal Cheek https://t.co/D8vP9e4Njz 
  • [Prevention of Corruption Act] Actions contrary to norms but without dishonest intention not criminal misconduct: Kerala High Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/2TZURaJQh
  • BT collective action ruling "could open the floodgates" - Legal Futures https://t.co/sASi2tyPHk 
  • Create database of lawyers offering free legal aid, like during MeToo movement: Justice DY Chandrachud | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/vK4bGgK5jA 
  • Scotland mulls single regulator for all lawyers - Legal Futures https://t.co/cvKMNwxTlJ
  • NQ solicitor salaries move to £85k at Squire Patton Boggs - Legal Cheek https://t.co/S8qpW5hCx8 
  • LegalZoom is first business to have ABSs in England and the US - Legal Futures https://t.co/z8YuEqPhw
  • A businessman whose companies have backed 34 Tory MPs made millions from an allegedly corrupt Russian pipeline deal, leaked files show. Former oil executive Victor Fedotov owns a firm currently seeking UK government approval https://t.co/AZyY5NbpXV
  • State cannot insist on Speed Governors manufactured by govt empanelled companies: Madras High Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/vedIkfnGBP
  • Gender pay gap at Bar has widened over past 20 years - Legal Futures https://t.co/qLiYjuKHHA 
  • Does legal disruptive innovation mean the end of lawyers? - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/5sxiMG5GZa
  • A former Facebook whistleblower responsible for a series of bombshell leaks has revealed her identity. Frances Haugen, 37, who worked as a product manager on the civic integrity team at Facebook https://t.co/CPq3Vjtnfz
  • Metropolitan Police officer accused of raping woman he met on Tinder - PC David Carrick, 46, of Stevenage, Hertfordshire, appeared before St Albans Magistrates' Court on Monday morning https://t.co/WSaxYUEP1L
  • Over two-thirds of lawyers have suffered mental ill-health - Legal Cheek https://t.co/CI8T2H0TxD
  • Legal profession continues to be feudal; recruitment to lawyers' chambers should be institutionalised: Justice DY Chandrachud | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/YB6VCFC5a7
  • The Corporate Counsel Show: Prosecuting animal cruelty cases - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/OSA07IDJ4H
  • Mishcon launches in Hong Kong ahead of stock market flotation - Legal Cheek https://t.co/idiGp5bPN6 
  • Pandora Papers: Tory donor Mohamed Amersi involved in telecoms corruption scandal https://t.co/aaNR4GqHpd
  • What it was like working for the Child Abuse Royal Commission - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/D9SZzxUXp2 
  • Supreme Court issues notice to Madhya Pradesh, MCI in challenge to 100% reservation for State domicile students in PG Medical seats | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/3ypDPIK5Rz
  • The go-to student guide for life as a lawyer at the leading corporate law firms in the UK is now live with its 2022 edition - Legal Cheek https://t.co/SZM6Y85Ye9 
  • The changes you need to make to have impact as a leader - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/u8F5h4JtsN
  • Road legal! Bradford Uni law student bags car following mock trial success - Legal Cheek https://t.co/hmtfamOJGz