6th November - Law News

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story:
Recently, big brands in India have been at the receiving end of a lot of backlash for their advertisements. Top brands were forced to withdraw their ads following threats. Experts say ads must stay away from religion and politics.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Warrenpoint and Limavady solicitors appointed as notaries public | Irish Legal News
  • Lord Hope recalls being ‘deeply disturbed’ in criminal appeal - Scottish Legal News 
  • ECtHR: Romanian politician fails in appeal against conviction over judges’ failure to sign judgment | Irish Legal News 
  • The British Transport Police (BTP) has apologised to the British African community for "systemic racism" and a corrupt officer in the 1970s. A number of young black people were jailed for crimes they did not commit 
  • Maldon District Council meeting disrupted and police called
  • ‘You use it, you pay for it’: Conveyancers change how they fund ombudsman | Law Gazette 
  • ‘Authoritarian nightmare of juryless trials’ moves a step closer with Lord Advocate’s endorsement - Scottish Legal News 
  • The British army has serious questions to answer about the alleged killing of Agnes Wanjiru
  • Inner House refuses appeal by Scottish Football Association in Rangers sponsorship dispute - Scottish Legal News 
  • The drive for net zero | Law Gazette 
  • Northern Ireland’s mental health and domestic violence courts delayed by pandemic | Irish Legal News 
  • How lawyers can work together to help those in need | Law Gazette 
  • Lawyers call for more work on domestic violence in Northern Ireland | Irish Legal News 
  • Sleaze row: Paterson vote ‘completely undermines trust’, says ex-government legal chief | Law Gazette 
  • Carolanne Cunningham joins Griffin as general counsel | Irish Legal News
  • Israeli bookstores pull Sally Rooney's books in boycott row - The acclaimed writer said it was in support of calls to boycott #Israel over its policies towards the Palestinians 
  • ‘Overworked’ Slater and Gordon solicitor used client payout on other cases | Law Gazette
  • More than half of licensed taxi drivers have not returned to the trade since the pandemic - the shortage has prompted concerns over the safety of women, students and night time workers struggling to get home
  • More openness in family courts will put children’s privacy at risk 
  • The late Hollywood actress Natalie Wood was sexually assaulted as a teenager by the actor Kirk Douglas, a new book has claimed. Ms Wood's sister, Lana, makes the allegations in her memoir "Little Sister", due for release on 9 November 
  • Defenders of judicial review plead their case to MPs | Law Gazette 
  • Two death row inmates in Japan are taking legal action against same-day executions. Prisoners on death row are only notified hours before they are to be executed. Capital punishment is conducted by hanging
  • Lawyer Roger Hutton has resigned his post as Yorkshire chairman over the club's response to racism experienced by former player Azeem Rafiq. He had been under mounting pressure to step down and "apologised unreservedly" to 30-year-old Rafiq
  • A person has died after an attempt to cross the English Channel, French authorities have confirmed. The person was found dead on a beach near Calais on Thursday morning, following the discovery of a boat which was full of water 
  • Barristers from ethnic minority backgrounds ‘face systemic obstacles’ - Report by Bar Council’s race working group says ethnic minority barristers are paid less and are at greater risk of bullying 
  • Overseas use 'puts future of English law at risk' | Law Gazette 
  • Reporting Year 2021: Characteristics of children in need
  • 'Too little focus on the value [of] the rule of law' - lord chief justice | Law Gazette 
  • CSA collection and write-off strategy nears completion | Family Law Week 
  • Firm announces it will pay NQs almost £150,000 a year | Law Gazette 
  • Guarding Special Guardianship: the need for legal aid reform Family Law Week
  • Charity’s private prosecution ‘perverting the course of public justice’ | Law Gazette 
  • A hospital worker has admitted murdering two women in 1987, and sexually abusing at least 100 female corpses, including children. David Fuller, 67, of Heathfield, East Sussex, attacked Wendy Knell and Caroline Pierce in Tunbridge Wells
  • Met Police counter-terror officer secretly filmed dozens of women while posing as airline pilot