21st November - Law News

Edition 3617: 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: For more than a year now, farmers across India have been holding mass protests, strikes and sit-ins. Their actions have been against a set of farm laws they say, hurt their livelihood. But the government had long defended the legislation - which would have ended minimum price guarantees for produce. That was until Friday, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a sudden announcement his administration will withdraw the controversial laws

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Callan Tansey celebrates five years in Ballina | Irish Legal News
  • HS2 contractors not immune from wildlife prosecutions, court rules | Law Gazette 
  • The Windrush Compensation Scheme is over-complex, lacks independence, suffers from delays and inconsistencies and is administered by inexperienced caseworkers, legal rights group JUSTICE has said | NLJ
  • Do long jail sentences stop crime? 
  • Prosecutor apologises to Court of Appeal for ‘incomprehensible’ charging decision | Law Gazette 
  • Amnesty: Article 16 risks human rights protections in Northern Ireland | Irish Legal News 
  • Solicitor struck off for lying during job interview | Law Gazette
  • MSPs to examine Scottish government’s use of emergency rule-making powers - Scottish Legal News
  • SRA seeks big increase in fining powers | Law Gazette 
  • Former chief justice Frank Clarke to launch Pro Bono Week Ireland | Irish Legal News 
  • Nine Insulate Britain activists ordered to pay £5,000 each in costs | Law Gazette
  • Lawyers’ groups reject SCJC attempts to entrench online courts - Scottish Legal News
  • Single-use plastic: Plates, cups and cutlery ban edges closer
  • Fast-track card holders may still face court checks | Law Gazette 
  • Treat terrorism like other crime regarding mental health, says watchdog Legislation reviewer warns against treating mental health differently in terrorism investigations
  • Tesla drivers left unable to start their cars after outage - BDozens of owners posted on social media about seeing an error message on the mobile app that was preventing them from connecting to their vehicles
  • Inner House refuses permission to appeal asylum decision by Iraqi policeman who claimed to have witnessed corruption - Scottish Legal News N
  • Taxpayers may be liable for up to £335m after a government bank failed to scrutinise collapsed lender Greensill Capital properly, MPs have said 
  • #US President Joe Biden has said he is angry after a teenager who shot dead two black men during racial unrest last year in Wisconsin was cleared by a court
  • Offer of support was 'not genuine', ex-DWF solicitor tells tribunal | Law Gazette
  • McCann FitzGerald names Stephen Holst as next managing partner | Irish Legal News 
  • Ex-MP Charlie Elphicke jailed for sexual assault now claiming universal credit
  • #Croatia violated rights of Afghan girl who was killed by train, court rules - Madina Hussiny, 6, died after police refused to let her family apply for asylum and made them walk back to Serbia 
  • Lawyers must be prised away from witness 'comfort blanket' - judge | Law Gazette
  • The law is failing domestic abuse victims in England and Wales. But we can change it
  • Sexism in the office? Women can be worse than men | Law Gazette