16th November - Law News

Edition 3612: 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:
“People think when you get exonerated the fight is over - it’s just beginning." Dontae Sharpe spent 26 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. After proving his innocence and fighting to have his name cleared, he was granted a full pardon on 12 November 2021. This documentary highlighted the miscarriage of justice, and his fight with the criminal justice system that stole his freedom.

Focus of the Day Story:  What happens when someone is convicted of a criminal offence and is given a custodial sentence? Sometimes, the individual will serve at least part of their sentence in prison and the remainder on licence. But, what happens after they’ve served the totality of their sentence? Full story - UK Human Rights Blog 
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Pioneer Legal Promotes Anupam Shukla and Shoubhik Dasgupta to partnership | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/vVTzNb0e1T
  • The Boutique Lawyer Show: Why this firm has a dedicated LGBTQIA+ practice group - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/9fpaJkWW7p
  • [NDPS case] Mere non-recovery of drugs not ground for grant of bail: Mumbai court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/Dr2rFdzHWJ 
  • Firms must better support clients’ climate risk journeys - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/Zf2SEiFYoB 
  • An exploration of the financial ties between Conservative MPs and private health companies https://t.co/fbBsWbUADx
  • NHS bosses advise all hospitals to review security after Liverpool blast: NHS England to send guidance to all trusts as terror threat level in country upgraded to ‘severe’ https://t.co/MhUJELEdXw
  • Alex Jones liable for damages over Sandy Hook shooting claims, judge rules: Court in Connecticut will determine amount conspiracy theorist must pay over claims that school massacre was a hoax #US https://t.co/tfIitxwyAL
  • [Vidhispeaks] Abortion Rights in North America and India: A comparative socio-legal analysis | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/RlCx4anOkA
  • How to stand out in training contract applications - Legal Cheek https://t.co/mGTAQQ2z96
  • A group of Australian women who were strip-searched and examined at Doha airport are suing authorities in #Qatar https://t.co/OjfbH21ajC
  • The UK terror threat level has been raised to "severe" after an explosion outside Liverpool Women's Hospital https://t.co/fQVbo1F53t
  • Leading NewLaw firm LegalVision is set to launch in the United Kingdom, following growth in #Australia and #NewZealand, which has “exceeded expectations” - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/aMHwQEEU5C
  • Following an investigation into a number of posts made across the G&B Lawyers Facebook page, solicitor Nathan Buckley has been suspended from practising until June 2022 - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/iICtjE2sPw
  • Italian gang jailed for £26m celebrity raids: Jugoslav Jovanovic, Alessandro Maltese and Alessandro Donati each admitted to burgling the Kensington mansion of Tamara Ecclestone in December 2019 https://t.co/PQAB3sCjQz
  • Trump ally Steve Bannon surrenders to authorities to face contempt of Congress charges after refusing to give evidence about the Capitol riot #US https://t.co/et9ujk2dWm
  • A #Kenyan court has jailed four police officers for the manslaughter of British aristocrat Alexander Monson, who died in custody after being arrested in Mombasa in 2012 https://t.co/uhNbppxtoW
  • Union considers legal action over Channel refugee ‘pushbacks’: Border Force staff express concern at Priti Patel’s proposed tactic of forcing boats back to France https://t.co/V2rWLV0rDe 
  • Protégé: From one side of the system to the other: How this new lawyer is building a legal career with unique first-hand experience - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/5dXgKdyhGg 
  • "Profound conflicts of interest": US lawyers push back at ABS moves - Legal Futures https://t.co/WzffCHzVl3
  • Is it all over for law firm freebies? - Legal Cheek https://t.co/fAxNBytVpV 
  • Solicitor who used client account like a “piggy bank” is struck off - Legal Futures https://t.co/dCwba61dpx 
  • Centre has been requesting HC Chief Justices to consider SC/ST, OBC, minorities, women candidates for judgeship: Kiren Rijiju | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/KDTIpu1zWW
  • Legal bodies, QCs oppose new Victorian pandemic bill - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/7G9RcoJVfy
  • Clients' desperation grows as impact of Simplify cyber-attack stretches on - Legal Futures https://t.co/H0jZukiSX5
  • Lottery scammers pretend to work for Simmons & Simmons - Legal Cheek https://t.co/NXR6UAltAC
  • Regardless of a firm’s choice of data sharing techniques, said businesses will have to get ahead of the game if they are to better serve clients and navigate evolving regulatory and security requirements - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/65vhj3LRhd 
  • Racial discrimination on Northern Circuit "legitimised by silence" - Legal Futures https://t.co/oiipGitrhP 
  • 47 students receive total of ₹40 lakh as part of CAN Foundation's Eklavya scholarship | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/6Yp1Z5eoxc
  • A Maori tribe has told anti-vaccine protesters in #NewZealand to stop the use of a famous haka "immediately" https://t.co/gk02zTDgGC 
  • Akin Gump boosts trainee pay 14% to £62.5k - Legal Cheek https://t.co/A8K5ogomm9 
  • If global finance can step up to the net-zero challenge, governments surely can | Mark Carney | The Guardian https://t.co/AmR2bi9FID 
  • Why science grads make great lawyers - Legal Cheek https://t.co/VNOjlJqlKe
  • Boris Johnson’s betrayal of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe shows us who he really is https://t.co/OVKw1XP5fD 
  • ULaw appoints academic management heavyweight as new CEO - Legal Cheek https://t.co/uMLPM3jnVX