3rd November - Law News

Edition 3599: 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: Two Metropolitan Police officers have admitted taking photos of the bodies of two murdered sisters and sharing them on WhatsApp. An Old Bailey judge told retired PC Deniz Jaffer and PC Jamie Lewis that they faced lengthy prison terms, after pleading guilty to misconduct in public office. The mother of the two women told this programme that what the officers did took her to “a very dark place”, while the police conduct watchdog described their  actions as sickening, declaring that the Met's culture had to change now.

Focus of the Day Story:  Law firms around the world are finding they can play a major and direct role in addressing climate change by just doing what they do – namely, letting their lawyers be lawyers. Full story - Legal Futures
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Irish Journal of European Law launches 2022 call for papers | Irish Legal News
  • ‘Nihilistic litigation’: Divorce judge laments costs of mammoth case | Law Gazette
  • Police removal of Edinburgh lawyer from court sparks solidarity in Glasgow - Scottish Legal News
  • My legal life: Maxine Twynam, Boyle Tricks Leonard Solicitors - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Sinn Féin now accepts non-jury trials in ‘exceptional circumstances’ | Irish Legal News
  • Former Fifa officials Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have been charged with fraud and other offences in Switzerland. Swiss prosecutors say Mr Blatter unlawfully arranged a transfer of two million Swiss francs ($2.19m; £1.6m) to Mr Platini in 2011
  • Leading from the front on family court transparency | Law Gazette
  • Claims of authorities turning a blind eye to drug deaths at HMP Shotts - Scottish Legal News 
  • The Guardian view on the family courts: secrecy isn’t working | Editorial 
  • Budget boost to drive Land Registry’s digital push | Law Gazette
  • Orkney fish farming company fails to overturn refusal of permission for proposed salmon farm sites - Scottish Legal News
  • Morrisons has backed down after customers complained about its labelling of a chicken meat product as containing "non-EU salt and pepper"
  • Four partners set to make £1.3m apiece after selling firm | Law Gazette 
  • Solicitor who “concealed nothing” from elderly client cleared of dishonesty - Legal Futures
  • Britain’s prisons are becoming ever more like the failed US system 
  • Alleged extremist to face trial for law firm terror attack - Legal Futures 
  • The next generation of lawyers can help the most vulnerable in society | Law Gazette
  • Acquisition no15 for Knights as it unveils bank backing for more - Legal Futures 
  • The Bar of Ireland has announced a number of initiatives to mark the centenary of Frances Kyle and Averil Deverell becoming Ireland’s first woman barristers | Irish Legal News
  • Solicitor and legal regulator heads latest class action - Legal Futures 
  • Leading PI firm sitting on cash pile on hunt for acquisitions | Law Gazette 
  • Turkish Civil Society and the (EU-Oriented) Europeanization of Turkey until the Mid-2000s | Uğur Tekiner 
  • A teenager who shot a boy in the face has been sentenced to 24 years in custody for attempted murder. Jacob Talbot-Lummis, 16, wounded his victim, who was aged 15 at the time, as he was leaving home for school in Kesgrave, Suffolk, on 7 September 2020 
  • An #Israeli minister has said she could not attend the COP26 summit on Monday because it was not wheelchair accessible. Karine Elharrar tweeted that it was "sad" the UN "does not provide accessibility to its events" 
  • This ‘reform’ of judicial review will put the government above the law 
  • Claim against HSBC over 15-year-old trading time barred | Law Gazette 
  • What does it take to be a member of the SDT? | Law Gazette 
  • Budget boost to drive Land Registry’s digital push | Law Gazette
  • Courts ‘are close to collapse over police disclosure failures’ 
  • Ex-Dechert partner settles 'spying' claim | Law Gazette 
  • A scheme organised by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC has seen more than 100 female Afghan judges and their families rescued | Irish Legal News 
  • Lawyer in the news: Terry Donovan, Kingsley Napley - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Prince Andrew’s criticisms of Virginia Giuffre may backfire, lawyers say. UK experts say accusing Giuffre of seeking a ‘payday’ at prince’s expense is risky