20th November - Law News

Edition 3616: 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: India's Prime Minister has admitted defeat and announced that the Union government will withdraw the controversial farm laws that led to protests across the country. Farmers who have been protesting at Singhu border, one of the prominent venues of the anti-farm laws agitation, reacted on the centre's move and shared their experiences of the protest site.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Criminal investigation opened on outage that caused conveyancing chaos | Law Gazette
  • Mr Justice Kevin Cross retires from the High Court | Irish Legal News
  • Former Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre has pulled out of the contest to become the next chair of media regulator Ofcom
  • A #US teenager who shot dead two men during racial justice protests has been cleared of homicide and all other charges after claiming self-defence. Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, killed the men and wounded a third on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Windfarm security guard died of hypothermia after companies’ failings - Scottish Legal News
  • Top firm extends paid paternity leave to 12 weeks | Law Gazette
  • Brodies receives higher education legal appointment - Scottish Legal News 
  • Open borders in EU has led to ‘mass migration crisis’, says Priti Patel: Home secretary says policy to blame as France ‘overwhelmed’ with migrants trying to reach UK 
  • A cinema has been told to shut down after the owner defied the law and refused to ask for Covid passes. Earlier this week, Anna Redfern, owner of Cinema & Co in Swansea, said she would not be complying with the Welsh government rules 
  • Consultant solicitor was not an employee, rules employment tribunal | Law Gazette
  • Commercial lease obligations – where are we now? - Scottish Legal News 
  • Pandemic has highlighted digital gaps, property lawyers say - Legal Futures
  • Judicial diversity update criticised for scant detail on selection process | Law Gazette
  • Solicitors rebuked for frying pan attack and non-disclosure agreement - Legal Futures
  • While Liverpool called for calm, home secretary Priti Patel exploited the terror incident for political gain
  • Law firm closures fall during Covid but support scheme abuses emerge - Legal Futures
  • Solicitor struck off for lying in job interview about previous sacking - Legal Futures
  • Advocate Paul McNairney has passed away at the age of 39. Dean of Faculty Roddy Dunlop QC said: “It is fortunately rare, and thus doubly tragic, when we see the passing of such a young member of Faculty.” 
  • Tim Paine has stepped down as #Australia Test captain before the Ashes over a historical investigation into sexually explicit texts to a female colleague
  • #India's ultra-rightwing PM Narendra Modi has announced the repeal of three controversial farm laws after a year of protests
  • #Pakistan PM Imran launches 'digital power of attorney' portal for overseas Pakistanis, felicitates them on getting voting rights
  • Government did nothing about chambers sanctions because 'it needs Chinese dosh' | Law Gazette
  • "Why are you not in Court?" Justice Subramonium Prasad asks lawyers who failed to appear physically | Bar & Bench #India
  • #Malaysian transgender Nur Sajat: 'I had to run away'. The offence was to wear a baju kurung, the traditional long-sleeved outfit worn by Malay women, at a private religious ceremony she held in 2018
  • About six million Sky routers had a significant software bug that could have allowed hackers to take over home networks, researchers say it took Sky 18 months to address the issue
  • Research reveals Garda influence over selection of criminal defence solicitors | Irish Legal News
  • Outer House judge rejects averments of pre-contract discussions in dispute over quality of construction stone - Scottish Legal News
  • Inability to find criminal lawyers 'chickens coming home to roost' - LCJ | Law Gazette
  • A recent EAT judgment finds even costs incurred by choice need to be deducted when calculating NMW - Scottish Legal News
  • #Germany is set to introduce tighter curbs on people who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19, as cases in the country hit a record high
  • US Secretary of State under pressure to condemn UK government’s Troubles plan - Scottish Legal News
  • Burnett: Lawyers like remote hearings so they can do more | Law Gazette
  • Simmons & Simmons becomes lead sponsor of women’s rugby at Railway Union RFC | Irish Legal News 
  • Worklife, wellbeing and mental health: Bringing men into the frame | Law Gazette
  • ‘Non-issuance of e-visas to UK tourists wanting to visit #India may impact bookings’ 
  • About 150 British army Royal Engineers will be sent to help reinforce Poland's border with Belarus, the defence secretary has said. The border is seen as an entry point to the EU