14th November - Law News

Edition 3610: 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:
One of the most significant commitments to come out of COP26 was the promise, by Brazil and others, to end deforestation this decade. About 60% of the Amazon rainforest lies within Brazil's borders, and its destruction has gathered pace since President Jair Bolsonaro took power.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • 'Great deal more to do': senior judges report on diversity progress | Law Gazette
  • Renfrewshire hotel owners’ petition for review of council development plan rejected as incompetent - Scottish Legal News
  • Cleaver Fulton Rankin announces four promotions | Irish Legal News
  • McFarlane issues double warning to family lawyers | Law Gazette
  • Lawyer of the Month: Stuart Munro - Scottish Legal News
  • At least 68 prisoners have been killed in new fighting at an #Ecuadorean prison more than a hundred inmates died in clashes between rival gangs in September, officials say
  • Father Lee and his partner Fabiano Da Silva Duarte have become the first same-sex couple to be officially blessed by the Church in Wales. It comes after the Church's governing body approved a new service of blessing for same-sex couples in September 
  • High Court: Solicitor fails in challenge to WRC handling of unfair dismissal claim against Arthur Cox | Irish Legal News
  • Defence solicitors fire back at Raab over guilty plea accusation | Law Gazette
  • Two MPs have admitted using their Commons offices for non-parliamentary paid meetings. Liberal Democrat Layla Moran and Conservative Crispin Blunt appeared via video link on a panel discussing political prisoners in Saudi Arabia 
  • Is your firm ahead of these key legal trends for 2022? - Legal Futures
  • Needs of victims ‘central’ to Northern Ireland’s criminal justice system | Irish Legal News
  • Ryanair barred from changing jurisdiction choice in PI claim | Law Gazette
  • “Lessons for other legal regulators” from Faculty Office review - Legal Futures
  • Two brothers who believed Covid jabs were part of a conspiracy to turn people into "unthinking beings" have been jailed for buying a firearm. Carlisle Crown Court heard Harry Wilson, 24, from Kendal, ordered a Glock 19 pistol
  • Law firm BLM has launched a subscription-based legal support service, which offers clients an alternative way to buy legal services | NLJ 
  • A survey question asking schoolchildren to describe their body image has been branded "crude and disrespectful". Options include "much too fat", "much too thin" or "about the right size"
  • Ex-DWF chief back as strategic adviser for fast-growing firm | Law Gazette 
  • Barristers from ethnic minority backgrounds find it harder to secure pupillage and face systemic obstacles throughout their career, according to a report by the Bar Council’s Race Working Group | NLJ
  • Faculty: Virtual hearings hamper professional development of junior bar - Scottish Legal News 
  • Provision of s 20 accommodation under the Children Act 1989 does not automatically give a local authority a general duty of care, the High Court has confirmed | NLJ 
  • Disclosure of audit files would ‘undermine the purpose’ of disclosure pilot | Law Gazette
  • Brexit has made it easier for small boat crossings to reach UK, refugees say | Immigration and asylum - Outside EU, people can no longer be returned to other European countries under legislation known as Dublin regulation
  • The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) could take legal action against the government over changes to its pension scheme, which it says will make firefighters pay the cost of age discrimination introduced by the government into the scheme | NLJ
  • CA: Lawyers can be cross-examined in wasted costs applications - Legal Futures
  • JCB failed to do checks over potential use of equipment in Palestine
  • The leader of the Scottish Conservatives has reported himself over undeclared earnings while serving as an MP. Douglas Ross has apologised for failing to fully record his MSP salary and earnings as a football referee
  • Kilkenny-based Poe Kiely Hogan Lanigan Solicitors appoints six new staff | Irish Legal News 
  • Littler: Most companies still planning to return to office soon | Irish Legal News 
  • MoJ is wrong on the SEND Tribunal | Law Gazette
  • "Significant weaknesses" in legal regulators' approach to money laundering - Legal Futures
  • Britney Spears’s conservatorship terminated after nearly 14 years #US 
  • Sophie Moss killer: wife condemns decision not to increase sentence 
  • Conveyancing giant told to improve communication after cyber-attack - Legal Futures 
  • Tory treasurer could net millions from controversial LV= takeover: Secrecy obscures fees already paid to Malik Karim’s investment bank for advice on pension firm’s demutualisation
  • Voluntary assisted dying: Perrottet speaks of sick grandmother as he opposes NSW bill #Australia
  • Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon has been charged with contempt of Congress after refusing to testify about the US Capitol riot #US