17th November - Law News

Edition 3613: 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: On the border with Barcelona, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat is one of the most densely populated cities in the European Union and home to a large migrant community. Dedicated to protecting the most vulnerable members of this fringe society, a group of young volunteers set up Sindicat, a renters union. The group is working relentlessly to counteract the housing crisis engulfing the often undocumented residents, who at times resort to squatting as they fight for a place to live in their city.

Focus of the Day Story:  A leading QC has criticised NHS Resolution for “unacceptable” delays in settling one of the largest ever settlements in a clinical negligence case. Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust agreed to pay £27m after a young boy suffered life-changing injuries in 2009 because it failed to diagnose that he was suffering from the HSV virus when he was admitted at the age of 17 months with a seizure. Full story - Legal Futures 
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • The Liverpool bomb attacker was a failed asylum seeker who had been refused permission by judges to appeal to stay in the country
  • The Supreme Court’s ruling in Lloyd, blocking a multi-billion-pound claim against Google, exposes the lack of legislation providing redress in mass claims. But CPR 19.6 could offer a way forward | Law Gazette
  • Inner House reverses commercial judge’s decision to bar damages action against investment group - Scottish Legal News
  • Looking after our juniors | Law Gazette
  • Ireland referred to CJEU over alleged breach of drinking water laws | Irish Legal News
  • Director “had no standing” to challenge assignment to litigation funder - Legal Futures
  • Costs in pension divorce case a ‘shaming indictment’ of our legal system | Law Gazette
  • QC criticises NHS Resolution for "unacceptable" delay in settling huge claim - Legal Futures
  • Victoria’s controversial pandemic bill poised to pass parliament after amendments #Australia
  • Transport for Wales (TfW) has tried to reassure fans ahead of Tuesday night's Wales v Belgium fixture at Cardiff City Stadium. Chief operating officer Marie Daly said 600 people tried to travel between Cardiff and Newport after the Belarus match
  • Scotland's vaccine passport scheme could be rolled out to cinemas, theatres and more hospitality venues from 6 December, the first minister has confirmed
  • Police have started a major search for a woman missing since 2012. Claire Holland, 32, from Lawrence Weston in Bristol, was last seen on the evening of 6 June, the day after the Queen's Diamond Jubilee weekend
  • Boris Johnson has set out plans to stop MPs from working as paid consultants, ahead of a Commons debate on banning some second jobs 
  • Disciplinary hearings for judges to stay private in revamped system - Legal Futures
  • Union ballots HMCTS staff over Common Platform rollout | Law Gazette 
  • Tribunal: Barrister's 'fundamentally dishonest' claim was not fraudulent - Legal Futures
  • PM fails to stifle sleaze scandal as ratification of Paterson report blocked | Kwasi Kwarteng
  • England cricketing trio Matthew Hoggard, Tim Bresnan and Alex Hales accused by Azeem Rafiq in DCMS select committee racism related testimony
  • #Polish forces have used tear gas and water cannon against migrants trying to cross into the country from Belarus. Videos showed migrants throwing stones and other objects at the Polish forces guarding a fortified border crossing
  • Legal Ombudsman's costs had to be challenged | Law Gazette
  • Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has been charged with two further counts of rape. Mr Mendy, of Prestbury, has been summonsed to appear at Stockport Magistrates' Court on Wednesday
  • Amnesty report: #Qatar migrant workers trapped and exploited before World Cup
  • Ministers have rejected a call for greater oversight of the UK’s Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) after a foreign agent crossed ‘red lines’, Sir Brian Leveson has told the Gazette during his first interview as investigatory powers commissioner
  • Use of bail and remand consultation launches - Scottish Legal News 
  • My legal life: Joanne Cummings, Spencer West - Profile | Law Gazette 
  • Almost £225,000 in wages and freebies taken from gambling industry by 28 MPs - Guardian audit since August 2020 shows 19 Conservative MPs and nine Labour were beneficiaries
  • JUSTICE raises serious concerns over Windrush compensation scheme - Scottish Legal News
  • More than 2,500 police officers and staff are working without the appropriate level of vetting. Figures show more than a quarter of UK forces have not checked all personnel to meet national guidelines introduced in 2006
  • The government's attempt to reverse its changes to the system for monitoring parliament's standards has been blocked by a Conservative MP. The Commons was expected to pass a motion on Monday night that would scrap the controversial reforms
  • Legal aid for Windrush victims 'would save taxpayer money' | Law Gazette
  • Private practice solicitor of the year Anne Kavanagh talks about hospitals, career breaks and test cases - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Ex-DWF solicitor alleges he faced discrimination as wife’s carer | Law Gazette
  • No convictions under Northern Ireland mental capacity law | Irish Legal News
  • Banned caseworker fined £700 for breach of the Solicitors Act | Law Gazette
  • Youth diversion projects to benefit from €5m funding boost | Irish Legal News
  • Maugham apologises for Good Law Project’s procedure rules mistake | Law Gazette
  • Thirteen law schools to compete in 12th National Moot Court Competition | Irish Legal News
  • Judicial misconduct findings should be ‘more detailed’, but no public hearings | Law Gazette
  • The man who died when a homemade bomb exploded outside Liverpool Women's Hospital has been named by police as Emad Al Swealmeen. The 32-year-old was a passenger in a taxi when his device blew up