24th November - Law News

Edition 3620: 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: Years of racism. Sexist and homophobic messages. A former officer has made a series of troubling allegations against Leicestershire police, which prides itself on representing a rich diversity of communities.

Focus of the Day Story: The UK government must address ethical, legal, logistical and political challenges arising from new border checks due to launch next year that will affect UK residents travelling to the EU, according to the House of Lords Justice and Home Affairs Committee.  Full story - Scottish Legal News 
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Treasury highlights 'weaknesses' in anti-money laundering effort | Law Gazette
  • Review: Ireland and the Magdalene Laundries – A Campaign for Justice | Irish Legal News
  • The inquiry into Brook House removal centre, near Gatwick, is examining mistreatment of detainees, as well as the attitudes and culture of staff. It follows a series of investigations triggered by BBC's Panorama in 2017
  • MPs have backed a ban on virginity testing in England, after the government called it "indefensible". Anyone helping girls or women get the tests, which includes an intrusive vaginal examination, could face up to five years in prison
  • Tax silk tells court he ‘did not make any mistakes’ on film financing schemes | Law Gazette
  • A couple were killed in their home as their two children were asleep upstairs, police have said. Jennifer and Stephen Chapple were found seriously injured at the house in Dragon Rise, Norton Fitzwarren, Somerset, on Sunday
  • Former London capital firm employee who thought Russian gang was following him loses appeal against finding that he did not have disability - Scottish Legal News
  • An investigation has uncovered a black market in highly polluting greenhouse gases being smuggled into the UK from Eastern Europe 
  • Collapsed Pure’s debts run to almost £25m | Law Gazette
  • The foreign secretary has admitted that Parliament and the public were misled for decades about a British Airways flight which landed in Kuwait during an Iraqi invasion in 1990
  • RT @tann_law: Today with Clive from BBC at the SRA colp and cofa conference #colpcofa #sra #solicitors 
  • Northern Ireland charity announces £300k match fund for legacy gifts | Irish Legal News
  • Caroline Nokes MP says she got silent treatment from some within the Tory party after Stanley Johnson inappropriate touching claim
  • My legal life: Antonia Mee, Burgess Mee Family Law - Profile | Law Gazette
  • [POCSO Act] Romantic relationship cannot be lost sight of: Meghalaya High Court grants bail to accused | Bar & Bench #India
  • Raab’s no-show at bar conference a ‘dereliction of duty’ | Law Gazette 
  • How to practise in Australia without re-qualifying - Legal Futures
  • The conviction of a fourth member of the so-called Stockwell Six, wrongly jailed for allegedly attempting to rob a corrupt policeman, has been quashed. Texo Johnson, 67, was one of five young black men arrested in February 1972
  • Rudy Guede, convicted of the 2007 murder of UK exchange student Meredith Kercher, has finished his sentence early saying he wants to be forgotten #Italy
  • No instance of Rohingyas being associated with ISIS, no cross-border threat: Kerala to Supreme Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • "We're getting there," says Simplify as client anger rages on - Legal Futures
  • Spotlight shines on legal profession in ongoing MP jobs row | Law Gazette
  • Leading firm vets clients for conflicts with social purpose - Legal Futures
  • Rights and liberties of UK citizens must be protected in new EU travel rules - Scottish Legal News
  • Compensation fund pays out £600,000 to clients of dishonest solicitor - Legal Futures
  • Law firm ex-employee awarded £1,000 over race claim | Law Gazette 
  • #US added to list of ‘backsliding’ democracies for first time 
  • Acting for both sides "may become the norm" in divorce work - Legal Futures
  • Government unveils early legal advice pilot | Law Gazette
  • More than 90% of Black Friday deals were the same price or cheaper in the six months before the sales event last year, a Which? investigation has found
  • A mediator has ordered Kevin Spacey to pay nearly $31m (£23.2m) to the studio that made the hit Netflix show, House of Cards, for breach of contract following sexual harassment allegations against the #US actor
  • ‘No alternative’ to new walkouts in legal aid dispute, says QC 
  • Councils across the UK are to be forced to care for some of the unaccompanied asylum seeker children who have arrived via the English Channel in small boats 
  • Family lawyer Ken Breen joins KOD Lyons | Irish Legal News 
  • Wisconsin officials will seek to charge a driver who ploughed into a Christmas parade on Sunday with five counts of intentional homicide. Police said Darrell Edward Brooks Jr, 39, killed five people, aged between 52 and 81, and injured 48 others #US
  • Supreme Court hears Kurdish flags appeal | Law Gazette
  • Scotland is to introduce ‘sobriety tags’ for offenders who commit alcohol-fuelled crimes - Scottish Legal News 
  • Conveyancing IT crash should make firms 'review own response' | Law Gazette
  • Ireland’s controversial wardship system will be ended by June 2022 under plans set out by ministers | Irish Legal News 
  • Almost £9m was wrongly paid out by Stormont's main Covid-19 business support scheme, a public spending watchdog has estimated
  • News focus: Pacific trade deal facing formidable legal obstacles | Law Gazette
  • Northern Ireland's justice minister has raised concerns about a proposal for her department to "take the lead" in managing compliance around face coverings to help combat Covid-19