23rd November - Law News

Edition 3619: 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: Dealing with complaints before they come to the Legal Ombudsman. The presentation will share the latest data from the Legal Ombudsman, giving insight into the top complaint types, areas of law, and current trends and complaint themes

Focus of the Day Story: There’s no doubt that the past two years have sparked an unprecedented level of change in both our personal and professional lives – and crucially, in how lawyers run their law firms. The question that should be on every solicitor, barrister and other legal professional’s mind is, what’s next?  Full story - Legal Futures 
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • From self-taught coder to tech lawyer - Legal Cheek https://t.co/5uaOEqLvu3 
  • JK Rowling says trans rights activists posted her address online https://t.co/0tmQPWSSJD
  • A private investigator has apologised for targeting the Duke of Sussex's ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy for surveillance when they were dating. Gavin Burrows has said, the press had focused on Prince Harry in the 2000s as "the new Diana" https://t.co/pgdG6rH7Ib
  • A record number of people contacted the NSPCC with concerns about child sexual abuse, with nearly 5,000 calls made to the charity's helpline in six months https://t.co/zMfZ6SwUe
  • High Court dismisses appeal in ‘largest women’s health class action in #Australia’s history’ - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/0w8AghMQRC
  • The Women's Tennis Association has said that a call between Peng Shuai and the president of the International Olympic Committee does not address its concerns over the #Chinese player's wellbeing https://t.co/tcgV96tuuh
  • 'There are people who might not want Kim Kardashian to become a lawyer', says Kanye West - Legal Cheek https://t.co/DlC22Ph9aU 
  • Delhi court summons Delhi BJP Chief Adesh Gupta in defamation suit by Raghav Chadha, Delhi Jal Board | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/Q6oYm26yN
  • A ‘new era’ for litigators? - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/beCXJqiiMZ 
  • Ghislaine Maxwell's brother, Ian, has said he doubts his sister will get a fair hearing at her trial on sex trafficking and other charges which is due to start next week https://t.co/Ex64OA36mo
  • Reed Smith joins NQ salary war with 19% boost to £107.5k - Legal Cheek https://t.co/BrMJ5J117W
  • Bulb Energy, which has 1.7 million customers, has announced that the firm will be put into administration. It is the largest UK energy company to face difficulties following a sharp rise in wholesale gas prices this year https://t.co/JuShJxQBGP
  • Two mothers who died of herpes after giving birth could have been infected by a single surgeon. The doctor performed Caesareans on both the women in 2018 https://t.co/I6cI2EUHhb
  • Double child killer Colin Pitchfork was arrested and recalled to prison because he had been approaching young women. He was released two months ago after spending 33 years in jail for murdering two teenage girls in the 1980s https://t.co/auX6tl6vf0
  • [BREAKING] No positive evidence against Aryan Khan: Bombay High Court in bail order [READ ORDER] | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/S4rqKhoPdo 
  • It’s time the UK recognised assisted dying as a human right https://t.co/1jkAVT9xgj
  • DLA Piper partner becomes City of London Lord Mayor - Legal Cheek https://t.co/vIEUBWG6XT 
  • Solicitor suspended for "dumping" hours on file to meet billing targets - Legal Futures https://t.co/9UAqTcCDEg 
  • [Release of undertrials] Telangana High Court dispenses with need for certified bail order copy | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/qnekTDn42E
  • Can big tech ever be reined in? https://t.co/1VMCSM1KHp
  • Pure Legal was put into administration by secured creditors owed £6.4m - Legal Futures https://t.co/QR4RegIUM0
  • A-G considers reform following ‘malicious’ harassment of solicitor - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/MJ3ajQYole
  • Law firm ordered to pay £1,000 for employee's "racist" comment - Legal Futures https://t.co/Ch8RLtS8tR 
  • Barristers fall out over Middle Temple LGBTQ+ qualifying session - Legal Cheek https://t.co/jUi0NwCva4
  • Madhya Pradesh High Court paves way for establishment of National Forensic Sciences University in State | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/WsNwzPY0gA
  • Attempted murder arrest after football disorder - A 52-year-old man was found with a serious head injury in west London following Queens Park Rangers' 2-0 win over Luton Town on Friday night https://t.co/QVgbkCG9jd
  • The Observer view on Priti Patel’s fake migrant crisis: The home secretary fans rhetorical flames on asylum seekers and refugees, but the numbers disagree https://t.co/gNuO5QjGpJ
  • The first minister and the Scottish Conservative leader are making a joint visit to a drugs recovery group. Why? https://t.co/opIGpKdBc8
  • From offender to lawyer: The lessons and insights behind this lawyer’s career - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/gC39JPv0hf 
  • #Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai said she was safe and well in a video call on Sunday, the International Olympic Committee says https://t.co/c2UdQWfQ8c 
  • Ex-Love Islander sets sights on career as criminal lawyer - Legal Cheek https://t.co/OB3fqzrBfH 
  • Jai Bhim conveys Dr Ambedkar's message, Suriya acted with complete restraint: Justice K Chandru | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/hNiN82fSUq
  • Police in #Kenya have launched an investigation after a BBC staff member was found dead in the capital Nairobi. Kate Mitchell, a British national who worked for BBC Media Action in a number of African countries, died on Friday https://t.co/EDoM2UstPp
  • Climate protesters block London bridges after activists jailed https://t.co/aI2JQTdL7P
  • New homes and buildings in England will be required by law to install electric vehicle charging points from next year, the prime minister is set to announce https://t.co/U49DLZOOWc 
  • A trip to #Switzerland in search of a good death: ‘All this instead of just doing it in Brighton’ https://t.co/5Az2CBM8GK
  • Police and banks tell shoppers to be vigilant for Black Friday scams: Online crime during Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2020 defrauded UK shoppers by £2.5m https://t.co/RTxhiEMUVb 
  • New law school launches conversion course at quarter the price of GDL - Legal Cheek https://t.co/dSM3DUxoWd
  • I fought for Sally Clark and other cot death mothers. I’m still haunted by their fate https://t.co/C8VXoLVbpe
  • The Corporate Counsel Show: ‘The Great Scramble for Talent’ - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/utvNbdna2n
  • Tory MPs suggest sending migrants to UK to the Falklands. Conservatives are coming up with extreme ideas to placate voters angry at lack of border controls post-Brexit https://t.co/73LI4LLnYo 
  • Home Office ‘covering up’ its own study of why refugees come to the UK https://t.co/a13u1uJ7RQ
  • Exclusive: Boris Johnson in fresh inquiry after Jennifer Arcuri agrees to assist ethics watchdog https://t.co/FFIDr5Ir7i 
  • At least 20 injured after car speeds through Christmas parade in Wisconsin, #US. A red SUV drove though the celebrations in Waukesha near Milwaukee, polce said https://t.co/GqStrPyxhD 
  • ESG investor cornerstones IPO of graphite miner Evolution Energy Minerals - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/CkW5oUwPew 
  • WhatsApp privacy policy tweaked in Europe after record fine - Following an investigation, the Irish data protection watchdog issued a €225m (£190m) fine - the second-largest in history over GDPR - and ordered WhatsApp to change its policies https://t.co/mzcvAsRaIw