18th November - Law News

Edition 3614: 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: His testimony to MPs gave harrowing insight into the closed world of top-flight cricket. Azeem Rafiq's account of the bullying and racism he faced during his time at Yorkshire County Cricket Club caused much soul searching among cricket's authorities yesterday. But what long-lasting impact will it have?

Focus of the Day Story:  A not-for-profit organisation engaged in a series of legal battles with the government has publicly apologised after falling foul of civil procedure rules. In an apology published on the Good Law Project (GLP) website, founder Jolyon Maugham QC said he wanted the organisation to put its hand up ‘promptly and fulsomely’ when it made mistakes. Full story - The Law Society Gazette 
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • RCCW takes on seven new members of staff - Scottish Legal News 
  • Peng Shuai: Doubt cast on email from #Chinese tennis star - One of China's biggest sporting stars, she has not been heard from since she made sexual assault allegations against a top Chinese official
  • Potential class action over NSW police strip searches focuses on Splendour in the Grass #Australia
  • Ronan Daly Jermyn appoints five new partners | Irish Legal News
  • ‘Stocktake’ requirement before heading to court discussed by civil rule-makers | Law Gazette
  • #US tourists fined for sneaking into Rome's Colosseum for a beer
  • Insulate Britain activist says he will block more roads if not jailed - Ben Taylor, 27, was one of nine members of group accused of breaching injunction over M25
  • New bill quietly gives powers to remove British citizenship without notice: Clause added to nationality and borders bill also appears to allow Home Office to act retrospectively in some cases
  • Northern Ireland ministers have voted in favour of Covid vaccine passports to be introduced from next month. Under the measure, people have to provide a passport or proof of a Covid test result to access nightclubs, pubs or restaurants
  • Jacob Anthony Chansley of the baseless QAnon conspiracy has been sentenced to 41 months in prison for his involvement in the #US Capitol riot. He was among the Trump supporters who tried to stop Congress from certifying the 2020 presidential election
  • Michael Gove backer won £164m in PPE contracts after ‘VIP lane’ referral - David Meller’s company was among 47 awarded PPE contracts after referrals from politicians and officials
  • The sisters of Stephen Port's final victim launched their own investigation when the Met Police failed do so, an inquest has been told
  • #Australia moves towards raising age of criminal responsibility but advocates say 12 still too young
  • The Archbishop of Canterbury has apologised for saying a "significant cloud" hung over the name of the late Bishop of Chichester George Bell
  • Victorian pandemic laws: what changes have been made to the controversial bill? #Australia
  • European court to rule on challenge to Irish president’s religious oath | Irish Legal News 
  • Vaccine research among cyber attack targets 
  • Insulate Britain protesters jailed for defying road blockade ban
  • Claimant solicitors 'told clients to delete' holiday social media posts | Law Gazette
  • "Abusive" to bring minor data breach claim in High Court - Legal Futures
  • Felix Main becomes third recipient of Kirk Murdoch Scholarship - Scottish Legal News
  • Consumer panel and Bar Council at odds over future of aptitude test - Legal Futures
  • Parliament to vote on bill to ban child marriage in England and Wales - Marriage of under-18s associated with risk of domestic, sexual and ‘honour’-based violence, say MPs, who will vote on Friday
  • Women lawyers write to CJI, Supreme Court judges to continue hybrid hearings | Bar & Bench #India
  • Tributes paid to first Muslim QC Sibghatullah (Sibghat) Kadri | Law Gazette
  • An #Australian man has launched a defamation case against one of the nation's biggest news channels after it wrongly identified him as an alleged child abductor
  • The students losing thousands in an Edinburgh rental scam
  • Northern Ireland to hold inquiry into mother and baby institutions and Magdalene laundries | Irish Legal News
  • CJC backs new pre-action protocols and ‘good faith obligation’ - Legal Futures
  • Under Taliban rule, female judges in Afghanistan have reportedly been tortured and received death threats. Hundreds were forced into hiding
  • RT @CrimeGirI: 
  • Amazon to stop accepting Visa credit cards in UK - It said the move was due to high credit card transaction fees but said Visa debit cards would still be accepted
  • Every part of justice system fails mentally ill people, inspectors find - Six regulatory bodies say people with mental health issues in England and Wales are offered poor support 
  • Research to establish if and why Catholic children more likely to be detained in Northern Ireland | Irish Legal News 
  • 'The UK is not remotely a corrupt country' | Law Gazette 
  • Family law one year on – less intimidating, more efficient - Scottish Legal News 
  • Lawyer’s anger as £27m NHS claim is settled two days before trial | Law Gazette
  • Prince Andrew’s £1.5m loan paid off by firms linked to Tory donor – report 
  • High-profile solicitor seeks to get SRA prosecution thrown out | Law Gazette 
  • Man who published tweets encouraging terrorism against India sentenced - Scottish Legal News
  • Drunkenness no basis for avoiding contributory negligence, Court of Appeal rules | Law Gazette
  • English High Court orders construction company to pay over £220,000 for aggregate it claimed was unfit for purpose - Scottish Legal News
  • SMS hotlines and integrity officers set to tackle racist abuse at #Australian sporting events
  • Ex-Dechert partner to explain how mobile phone was stolen | Law Gazette