5th November - Law News

Edition 3601: 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: Tax havens cost governments at least $245bn a year in lost revenue – and many of these havens are British. In fact, the country is leading the world in hiding legitimate money and laundering dirty cash. So how did we get here, and how has Britain managed to preside over a third of the world's lost taxes?

Focus of the Day Story:  Six major law firms partner with US pro bono legaltech Paladin for UK launch. UK Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance among partners helping Paladin bring pro bono legal offering to UK audience. Full story - The Global Legal Post
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Doctor who presided over cluster of infant deaths at Bacchus Marsh hospital banned from practising 
  • Climate change: Facebook fails to flag denial, study finds - The Center for Countering Digital Hate and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue said less than 10% of misleading posts were marked as misinformation
  • JR bill ‘not terribly dangerous’, says Labour ex-home secretary | Law Gazette
  • Police Scotland’s response to rape complainers ‘outdated and inconsistent’ - Rape Crisis Scotland report says officers’ ‘prejudicial attitudes’ leave survivors isolated and anxious
  • Yorkshire have been suspended from hosting England matches as the England and Wales Cricket Board delivered a devastating rebuke over the club's response to racism experienced by former player Azeem Rafiq
  • COVID-19 Not A Valid Ground For Seeking Extension Of Parole: Karnataka High Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • Zahir Jaffer, the primary suspect in the Noor Mukadam murder case, was forcefully removed from a sessions court in Islamabad by police on Wednesday after he disrupted proceedings and hurled obscenities at the judge #Pakistan 
  • Developer of unprofitable Aberdeen flats loses appeal against breach of contract action by project manager - Scottish Legal News
  • MP who made threatening phone calls to a woman because she was jealous of her relationship with her partner has been given a suspended sentence. Claudia Webbe was convicted of one charge of harassment last month
  • Fifteenth time lucky: advice clinic's legal aid struggle revealed | Law Gazette
  • Highest ever number of rapes recorded in England and Wales - Total of 61,158 offences recorded in year ending June 2021, amid national debate over women’s safety 
  • Cleo Smith update: West #Australian police charge Terence Kelly, 36, over alleged abduction
  • Humiliated Tory MP Owen Paterson has finally resigned after a row over his conduct led to a government u-turn
  • Cooler heads prevail following Edinburgh Sheriff Court incident - Scottish Legal News
  • Solicitor struck off for misleading client about settlement - Legal Futures 
  • JD Sports has hit out at the UK's competition watchdog after being forced to sell rival chain Footasylum. After an investigation, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) ruled that the takeover could lead to a "worse deal" for customers
  • Insulate Britain protesters have blocked two roads around Parliament Square in Westminster. The group said more than 60 activists had gathered at Bridge Street by Westminster Bridge and the peers' entrance to the Houses of Parliament
  • Owen Paterson row: Government U-turn over MPs' conduct plan - MPs - who must sign off any sanction - will now vote again on Mr Paterson' recommended 30-day suspension
  • ‘Grossly unhelpful’ expert ordered to pay £50k wasted costs | Law Gazette
  • UK’s first-ever Pakistani Muslim QC Sibghat Kadri passes away
  • Civil justice system “in desperate need of modernisation” - Legal Futures 
  • State pension payments still delayed for thousands - applications have yet to be processed for 4,900 people from whom the DWP has asked for extra details. 
  • Amanda Knox on how she thinks her case would be viewed today - After being found guilty along with her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and serving four years in prison, Knox and Sollecito were exonerated by the Italian Supreme Court on appeal in 2015
  • The first pill designed to treat symptomatic Covid has been approved by the UK medicines regulator. The tablet - molnupiravir - will be given twice a day to vulnerable patients recently diagnosed with the disease
  • Regulators will have veto over foreign qualifications, government promises | Law Gazette
  • High Court refuses new medical evidence for ex-solicitor's strike-off appeal - Legal Futures
  • Gillian McCluskey to head up litigation at Alston Law - Scottish Legal News 
  • Big firms join forces to improve BAME under-representation - Legal Futures
  • LAA ordered to apologise to law centre for 'unreasonable delays' | Law Gazette
  • A European manhunt is under way for a man accused of one of the biggest burglaries in English legal history, a BBC investigation has found. Alfredo Lindley is said to have led a series of burglaries on the luxury homes of three celebrities
  • Special committee to make recommendations on assisted human reproduction and international surrogacy | Irish Legal News
  • Land registration charge to soar from January | Law Gazette 
  • Pointed questions suggest #US supreme court ready to ease restrictions on guns
  • Solicitor struck off for blue badge parking deception | Law Gazette 
  • Fishing row: What happens if UK takes legal action against France over post-Brexit dispute? 
  • CPS fails in Supreme Court bid to recover confiscated £1.5m | Law Gazette 
  • UK's online safety bill: Internet trolls could face two years in prison for psychological harm
  • Violence, illegal force, abuse: who will remove G4S from children’s prisons?
  • Arrests in Belfast after police attacked in Brexit protocol unrest
  • Five activists have been arrested as hundreds of climate change protesters marched through Glasgow. Scuffles broke out during an Extinction Rebellion demonstration outside the SSE energy company as two activists tried to force their way into the building 
  • The British trawler that was detained by France during the post-Brexit fishing row has been released by the French authorities
  • Hundreds hunt for new jobs as another claims firm goes under | Law Gazette