2nd November - Law News

Edition 3598: 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:  Australia's border has reopened for the first time in 20 months, sparking emotional reunions at Sydney Airport. Only vaccinated Australian citizens are allowed into the country for now. The rules have also changed to allow vaccinated Australian citizens to travel internationally without having to apply for an exemption to leave the country.

Focus of the Day Story:  TIn 2015, the Court of Appeal found that the fast-track procedure rules for appeals against the refusal of some types of asylum claim (the FTR) was “structurally unfair, unjust and ultra vires” (R (Detention Action) v First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) [2015] EWCA Civ 840; [2015] 1 WLR 5341, known as DA6). The Court of Appeal quashed the FTR because this structural unfairness “created a risk that the applicants would have inadequate time to obtain advice, marshall their evidence and properly present their cases”, which “created an unacceptable risk of unfairness in a significant number of cases”. Full story - UK Human Rights Blog
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Legal notice sent to Hyderabad Police Commissioner over searches in mobiles, WhatsApp chats for "drugs" | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/51NKGc5asE 
  • Disbarment for barrister who asked fellow lawyer to lie about sex assault - Legal Cheek https://t.co/ndMRFDesYk 
  • Wellness has ‘been a priority for our firm for a long time’ - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/StJ2e2aFKZ
  • Don’t scrap the bar aptitude test, urges Bar Council. Up the pass mark instead - Legal Cheek https://t.co/Ouq0hyBAoV
  • Uttarakhand High Court sets aside CAT principal Bench order allowing Centre's plea to transfer case from Nainital to Delhi | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/iZvfwKgLD
  • Bar Association labels Victoria’s new pandemic legislation ‘appalling’ - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/HIwXrQy6Nd
  • Why aspiring lawyers should welcome the SQE’s arrival - Legal Cheek https://t.co/WOwSWbqon
  • Delhi High Court asks Twitter to remove objectionable images of Hindu goddess Kali | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/xFtcsyti3l 
  • London firm allows young lawyers to refuse to act for polluters - Legal Futures https://t.co/P4XX4lNLWN 
  • Pro bono is an obligation, not a duty, for government law firms - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/eQIgKe8qnv
  • AI-powered bots could resolve simple disputes, says MR - Legal Futures https://t.co/fGADJJ31FB
  • Revealed: The extreme working hours of big-paying US law firms in London - Legal Cheek https://t.co/RSFXY6hD0Z
  • Court allows part of negligence claim against firm to go to trial - Legal Futures https://t.co/gz0ZTBZMjY
  • "Facts and circumstances" formula cannot be used to escape duty to record reasons for granting bail: Supreme Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/2kXZh4tgly 
  • Lawyers can alter the future of climate change - Legal Futures https://t.co/uqX4ZTphwN
  • Legal notice sent to Hyderabad Police Commissioner over searches in mobiles, WhatsApp chats for "drugs" | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/51NKGbNzB6 
  • “Deplorable” solicitor struck off for manifest incompetence - Legal Futures https://t.co/QUa4tdXgNm 
  • The mother-of-four who went from being a personal trainer to a lawyer - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/aEzJW3uE2W 
  • Luton man left shocked as his house is ‘stolen’ - Having been alerted by neighbours, the Reverend Mike Hall drove to Luton and found building work under way and a new owner who said he had bought the house https://t.co/L7L7XiMnit
  • Barclays boss Jes Staley has quit in a shock exit after a probe into his links with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The City watchdog & Bank of England have been investigating if Mr Staley's relationship to the dead financier was closer than first thought https://t.co/zv0POpimer
  • SQE prep provider launches £50k social mobility scholarship fund - Legal Cheek https://t.co/s5Tiyw9tvu
  • Protégé: The journey from writing to law and how this lawyer found a way to do both - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/JHI1K7jWxP
  • The UK is prepared to take legal action against France over the ongoing row about post-Brexit fishing rights, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has said. Last month, the UK and Jersey denied permits to dozens of French boats to operate in their waters https://t.co/lRKQUch3E
  • Macfarlanes launches ‘app scheme’ - Legal Cheek https://t.co/dAlIPF2381
  • [Aryan Khan drug case] Seven co-accused get bail from Mumbai NDPS Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/5a0EJxV0e2
  • [Vidhispeaks] Exploring community data rights over non-personal data | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/tAORw8zQIZ
  • From airports in Croatia to railways in South Africa: the varied career of a global infrastructure lawyer - Legal Cheek https://t.co/dzvBc8xBkg 
  • National Trust members vote to ban trail hunts on its land https://t.co/MtbuxYgBXx
  • City Consortium outlines SQE plan for future trainees - Legal Cheek https://t.co/9dM9PbHlDU 
  • A major incident has been declared after two trains collided in Salisbury, leaving several people injured. The collision happened near London Road and involved a South Western Railway and a Great Western service https://t.co/XRttFg8CGW