15th November - Law News

Edition 3611: 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:
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald spoke to RT’s Chris Hedges about the eerie similarities between the US government’s legally excessive actions after the 9/11 terror attacks and the Capitol riot earlier this year.

Focus of the Day Article: 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. Full story - New Law Journal
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Paul McCann was the head of litigation and Sydney office lead partner of a top-tier firm who saw a “noticeable decline in the happiness factor” for lawyers across the board - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Delhi judges should mark their leave one day in advance: Delhi High Court | Bar & Bench #India 
  • Why Google’s landmark victory is music to TikTok’s ears - Legal Cheek
  • We are in the midst of possibly the greatest revolution in the way we work in the modern era, and men in law are starting to take full advantage – for themselves and their families - Lawyers Weekly
  • #Austria is placing about 2 million unvaccinated people in lockdown from Monday amid record infection levels and growing pressure on hospitals
  • Three arrested under Terrorism Act after car blast at Liverpool Women's Hospital
  • 'Should I do the SQE during my law degree?' - Legal Cheek
  • Tips to avoid lawyers’ mental health epidemic - Lawyers Weekly 
  • [Delhi Pollution] It has become a fashion to bash farmers; I am a farmer: SC judge Justice Surya Kant | Bar & Bench #India
  • What do corporate lawyers do? - Legal Cheek
  • Cocaine with a street value of £33m has been discovered in a lorry load of frozen onion rings bound for the UK
  • Brentford stabbing: Norris Henry, 37, is charged with the murder of Ali Abucar Ali, 20, and the attempted murder of an 82-year-old woman
  • Tanya Musgrove, the ballerina who became a family lawyer - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • A man who died after being stabbed in a street fight has been named by police. Officers arrived at Wilford Crescent in The Meadows area of Nottingham at about 22:30 GMT on Wednesday after receiving reports of a fight
  • The fugitive behind one of America's most notorious bank robberies has been identified after a 52-year search, law enforcement officials have announced
  • Azeem Rafiq: from England hopeful to revealing cricket’s racism. Rafiq’s remarkable career is filled with tremendous peaks and bitter lows as a climax nears in his fight with Yorkshire CCC
  • City firms to offer part-time training contracts for disabled aspiring lawyers - Legal Cheek
  • MPs are keeping secret their employment agreements for second jobs worth up to £100,000 annually after quietly changing the rules on disclosure: rule change in 2015 meanns their employment contracts need no longer be disclosed to standards commissioner
  • What happens when someone is convicted of a criminal offence & is given a custodial sentence? But, what happens after they’ve served the totality of their sentence? 
  • Militaries are huge energy users whose greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are making a significant contribution to the climate crisis. Because reporting military emissions is voluntary, data is often absent or incomplete
  • Backbencher Richard Fuller MP has four roles outside Parliament and advised a company that invests in surveillance kit 
  • Wife making unproven allegations of criminal conduct is cruelty to husband: Delhi High Court | Bar & Bench #India 
  • What they don't teach you at law school - Legal Cheek 
  • Law departments cannot risk becoming a “bottleneck for business”. Helping the business scale their operations at this critical juncture not only helps manage workflow issues but will also help shore up the long-term relevance of the law department
  • Walker Morris increases trainee numbers by a quarter - Legal Cheek 
  • Kangana Ranaut seeks transfer of her cross complaint against Javed Akhtar to another Magistrate | Bar & Bench #India 
  • Clifford Chance joins magic circle rivals in upping NQ lawyer pay to £107.5k - Legal Cheek
  • A deal aimed at staving off dangerous climate change has been struck at the COP26 summit in Glasgow. The Glasgow Climate Pact is the first-ever climate deal to explicitly plan to reduce coal, the worst fossil fuel for greenhouse gases
  • Life as a lawyer in the fast-moving automotive sector - Legal Cheek