22nd November - Law News

Edition 3618: 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 gather for rally in Kenosha, Wisconsin, organised by faith leaders and activists after Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges against him earlier during the week.

Focus of the Day Story:  Salvato v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2021] EWCA Civ 1482 — read judgment - The Court of Appeal has allowed the Secretary of State’s appeal against a ruling that the system of calculating childcare for Universal Credit indirectly discriminates against women. The judgment below was reported in the blog here.. Full story - UK Human Rights Blog 
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Sense of peace much better when parties agree to mediation: Justice Gita Mittal on ADR | Bar & Bench #India 
  • Meet the man helping students hack law school revision - Legal Cheek
  • An Open Letter to the Judges of the Supreme Court: "The time has come for a full-fledged hearing on what is no longer a Winter’s Tale." | Bar & Bench #India 
  • Welsh Labour and Plaid Cymru's ruling bodies have approved a co-operation deal between the parties in the Senedd: The "very wide-ranging" deal includes a pledge to extend free school meals to all primary school pupils 
  • Supreme Court issues notice on plea to cancel former MP Chief Secretary Gopal Reddy's anticipatory bail | Bar & Bench #India 
  • Ramnagesh Akubathini who tweeted rape threats to Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma daughter granted bail | Bar & Bench #India
  • Allen & Overy picks new City HQ - Legal Cheek
  • Man wrongfully identified as Cleo Smith abductor launches defamation action - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • An online portal to match lawyers with pro bono opportunities has been launched by the charity LawWorks, (the solicitors pro bono group) | NLJ
  • Johnson & Johnson split: it’s not me, it’s the (pharma) boom - Legal Cheek
  • Law Pod UK latest: Henrietta Lacks - UK Human Rights Blog 
  • ‘Barriers to entry remain’ for women in legaltech - Lawyers Weekly 
  • ‘Commercial awareness is more than reading the FT and using buzzwords’ - Legal Cheek
  • Investigations into judges behaving badly would be speeded up and more details made public, under a consultation launched this week by the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice | NLJ
  • A review into whether medical devices are equally effective regardless of the patient's ethnicity has been ordered by Health Secretary Sajid Javid
  • Court of Appeal upholds Universal Credit childcare rules - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Police have arrested 30 climate activists after the Lambeth Bridge was closed by a sit-down protest. The demonstration was held in support of nine Insulate Britain campaigners who were jailed this week for defying an injunction on road blockades
  • Rebooting ethics education in the digital age | Simon Rogerson
  • BARBRI encourages STEM students to bring their skills to the legal profession with new full SQE1 scholarship - Legal Cheek
  • Eversheds Sutherland and Osborne Clarke are to offer all trainees the opportunity to work part-time, as part of a Lawyers with Disabilities Division (LDD) project to promote part-time qualifying opportunities | NLJ
  • Rebuke for solicitor who 'struck' member of the public with a frying pan while holidaying in Wales - Legal Cheek
  • Diversity and inclusion: a magic circle firm’s perspective - Legal Cheek
  • ‘Will doing both a client and international secondment impact my chances of being kept on as an NQ?’ - Legal Cheek
  • The Civil Justice Council is consulting on what role pre-action protocols (PAPs) should play in the civil justice system | NLJ
  • Flexibility trumps pay as lawyers top priority, research shows - Legal Cheek N
  • Half of all legal professionals think the pandemic has been detrimental to their career, with many now looking for new roles, research has found | NLJ
  • Partner of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Lib Dem leader Ed Davey quits HSF advisory role amid MPs second jobs row - Legal Cheek
  • New racism scandal rocks English football