7th November - Law News

Edition 3603: 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: Gangs in Haiti are increasingly targeting schools and students. The United Nations children’s agency, UNICEF, says the gangs are also forcing teachers to pay so-called “protection money” or risk being abducted.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Experts too often ‘descend into the arena’, says master of the rolls | Law Gazette 
  • Fieldfisher lawyer elected secretary of Irish Environmental Law Association | Irish Legal News
  • Wellbeing is a two-way street, judge tells 'wildly optimistic' lawyers | Law Gazette
  • Carr: Improving diversity of SDT panels a priority - Legal Futures
  • Wellbeing is a two-way street, judge tells 'wildly optimistic' lawyers | Law Gazette 
  • GardaĆ­ (Irish police) have arrested a man on suspicion of making threats to kill an MP in the UK. The 41-year-old, who is believed to be from England, was detained in Douglas, a suburb of Cork city 
  • Walkers Ireland names Jonathan Sheehan as next managing partner | Irish Legal News
  • Caroline Colliston becomes DWF’s executive partner for Scotland - Scottish Legal News
  • Firm owner who used client account as a ‘piggy bank’ is struck off | Law Gazette
  • Rights of way bill to be published ‘imminently’ ahead of November registration deadline | Irish Legal News
  • Family lawyers have expressed concerns over ‘revolutionary’ proposals by the president of the Family Division for greater transparency | NLJ
  • Toning down the theatrics: Barristers "less aggressive" in remote hearings - Legal Futures
  • GLD wants to increase diversity target at senior levels | Law Gazette 
  • Conveyancers introduce 'polluter pays' for cost of Legal Ombudsman - Legal Futures
  • Leasehold practitioners have reported low interest in commonhold since the government proposed reforms in January | NLJ
  • A fourth paddleboarder has died and a woman has been arrested following an incident in a Welsh river. Andrea Powell, 41, died in hospital after being rescued from the River Cleddau in Haverfordwest 
  • Liberty and Stopwatch take legal action against Priti Patel over stop and search - Scottish Legal News
  • Supreme Court sending ‘mood music’ on social and economic rights JRs | Law Gazette
  • Nottingham Law School lecturers have called for more creativity in changing attitudes to misogyny and street harassment | NLJ
  • At least eigh died and scores of people have been hurt after a crowd surge on the opening night of a music festival in Houston, Texas. Panic broke out after the crowd began to press towards the front of the stage at Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival #US 
  • English judge allows Scots law of damages in mesothelioma claim - Scottish Legal News 
  • Legislation to replace strategic housing development process approved for publication | Irish Legal News 
  • Lawyers will be ‘more in demand than ever’ with online courts, says Vos | Law Gazette 
  • Last chance to complete LSRA survey on barriers and diversity in the legal professions | Irish Legal News 
  • Ethnic minority barristers face ‘systemic obstacles’ to rewarding careers | Law Gazette
  • Adult child of married parents refused permission to appeal against refusal of financial support in English courts - Scottish Legal News