11th November - Law News

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story:
In the months leading up to Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial for killing two people, we analyzed hours of footage and interviewed key witnesses from that fatal night in Kenosha, Wis., to understand how the country’s polarization set the scene for violence.

Focus of the Day Story:  Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has called on the Scottish government to hand back unprecedented emergency powers granted to it during the Covid-19 pandemic, as a consultation into making powers permanent closes. Full story - Scottish Legal News 
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Open justice reminder for judges after reporters barred from court | Law Gazette 
  • A #US teenager charged with shooting three people during civil unrest on the streets of Wisconsin last year has taken the stand in his own defence. Kyle Rittenhouse broke down in tears, forcing a brief recess
  • Nuala Jackson SC to stand down from Family Lawyers Association | Irish Legal News
  • Tribunal rejects bid by formerly suspended solicitor to run own firm | Law Gazette
  • How to see if a company is eco-friendly and socially responsible - Legal Futures
  • Man complains of police ‘bullying’ after mooning at speed camera: Darrell Meekcom, 55, says he has reported incident in which he was arrested by six officers at his Midlands home
  • #Singapore: indefinite stay of execution for man with learning disabilities after he gets Covid
  • Devonshires pays tribute to longstanding medical negligence solicitor | Law Gazette
  • #Greek minister urges victims to ‘speak up’ amid wave of domestic violence
  • Czech billionaire lawyer Daniel Kretinsky has completed his purchase of a 27% stake in West Ham United
  • Attorneys general to reflect on Brexit impact on Irish and UK constitutions | Irish Legal News
  • Seller’s conveyancer calls police after harassment from buyers - Legal Futures
  • Solicitor who misappropriated £164,264 then lied to SRA and court is struck off | Law Gazette
  • Family spared trial over mummified remains of woman found on mattress - Charges against artist’s brother, sister and mother to stay on file but prosecution ‘not in public interest’, says judge
  • CervicalCheck Tribunal received just eight claims in 11 months | Irish Legal News
  • Partner struck off for telling "outrageous" lies to SRA - Legal Futures 
  • Clinical negligence reforms ‘could prevent infant deaths’ | Law Gazette 
  • National firm’s subscription service “will change the way we work” - Legal Futures
  • Troubles amnesty would be ‘kick in the teeth’, says daughter of victim - Patricia Burns, whose father was shot dead in Belfast 49 years ago, is seeking judicial review to pre-empt legislation
  • Legal aid practitioners to retain choice over court-assessed bills | Law Gazette
  • The UK's Supreme Court rejects claim that sought billions of pounds in damages from Google over alleged illegal tracking of millions of iPhones. The judge said the claimant had failed to prove damage had been caused to individuals by the data collection 
  • A #Japanese train driver is suing his employer after he was docked 56 yen ($0.49; £0.36) in wages for causing a brief delay to the country's famously punctual rail system
  • Scottish government should prepare to hand back emergency Covid powers - Scottish Legal News
  • Land Registry announces first mandatory digital process | Law Gazette 
  • Diane McGiffen announced as next CEO of Law Society - Scottish Legal News 
  • A #US judge has ruled a congressional committee investigating the Capitol riot can access some of ex-President Donald Trump's White House records 
  • Post Office inquiry chair seeks waiver on legal privilege | Law Gazette
  • Recruitment firm wrongly claimed furlough as staff worked, ex-employees say - Secret recordings obtained by File on 4 and The Times newspaper appear to show managers at Brewster Partners telling staff how to avoid detection while they continued to work
  • Ann Lalor appoined to lead Pinsent Masons in Dublin | Irish Legal News
  • Man convicted of assaulting wife and young son fails in challenge to three-year non-contact order - Scottish Legal News 
  • Major PI litigation funder goes into administration | Law Gazette
  • “Basic errors” keep law firms scoring low for customer experience - Legal Futures
  • Law Society welcomes £2.7m Loughborough ‘supercourt’ | Law Gazette 
  • Less than half of barristers happy with their working lives - Legal Futures 
  • Should a law school be named after a genocidal judge? | Law Gazette 
  • Law firm subject to UK's biggest ever proceeds of crime forfeiture - Legal Futures
  • Tempting to view the demise of Pure Legal and Hampson Hughes in recent weeks as indicative of the struggles of the personal injury sector. Yet the wider picture is a little more nuanced | Law Gazette 
  • Solicitor sacked over order to move offices wins tribunal claim - Legal Futures