28th September - Law News

Edition 3928: 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:  The newest addition to former President Donald Trump’s legal team, Chris Kise, has been sidelined from the Mar-a-Lago documents investigation less than a month after he was brought on to represent Trump in the matter,

Focus of the Day Article: Two Crown court judges wrongly blamed the government for failing to resolve the criminal bar strike when refusing extend custody time limits, lawyers for the Crown Prosecution Service told the High Court today. The CPS is challenging decisions in two separate criminal cases, arguing that the non-attendance of counsel at trial due to the Criminal Bar Association’s ongoing industrial action amounts to a ‘good and sufficient cause’ to extend the custody time limit (CTL). Full story - The Law Society Gazette

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Museums in England and Wales to gain powers to dispose of objects on moral grounds - a provision of the new Charities Act could have a significant impact on restitution cases for years to come 
  • SRA bans IT worker convicted of stealing hardware from law firm - Legal Futures
  • A new study has cast doubt on government claims that hydrogen could be used to heat homes and so cut greenhouse gas emissions. The report, published in the journal Joule, analysed more than 30 studies that looked at hydrogen and heating
  • UK climate activists held in jail for up to six months before trial - Campaigners say protesters arrested for blocking roads getting ‘lost in prison system’ while on remand 
  • Best of the blogs - 25 September 2022 | Law Gazette
  • BSB to test if review and comparison websites work for barristers - Legal Futures
  • Disability should not be treated as a diversity afterthought | Law Gazette 
  • "Credible sanctions": Bill to remove SRA fining cap for economic crime - Legal Futures
  • Labour MP Rupa Huq has been suspended from the parliamentary party pending an investigation after she called the chancellor "superficially" black
  • My legal life: Jane Wessel, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer - Profile | Law Gazette 
  • Two years ago, Isobel, a British woman in her early 20s, went to the police and told them how a gang of men had sexually exploited her
  • Licensed conveyancers to face explicit duty to treat customers fairly - Legal Futures 
  • A leaked dossier has suggested the process of awarding a £97m Scottish ferries contract may have been rigged. The two ferries are still being built for CalMac, but will be at least £150m over budget and five years late
  • Met Police will attend all London burglary reports - the proportion of reported burglaries attended by an officer from the force had fallen to 50% 
  • The assault on EU workplace rights begins | Law Gazette 
  • Police made four arrests after a group of about 100 men assaulted customers at a pub near Wembley Stadium before England's match with Germany on Monday 
  • #Australian soldier alleges torture survival course involved simulated child rape and left him with PTSD 
  • Progeny looks to increase legal services offering after Scottish MDP move - Legal Futures
  • Lawyer in the news: Nicola Hall, Robert Lizar Solicitors - Profile | Law Gazette 
  • Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked extensive US intelligence surveillance operations, has been granted Russian citizenship 
  • SDT grants law firm access to papers to help sue struck-off solicitor - Legal Futures
  • Star and Arthur: A group of MPs remains "extremely concerned" about council failings in areas where two children were murdered
  • Urgent call for review into sentencing pregnant women due to health risks 
  • Home Office U-turn over deportation of Albanian asylum seekers: Letter undermines Priti Patel’s claim that Albanian’s arriving with ‘spurious’ claims could be removed quickly
  • Crown Court judges have been releasing potentially dangerous criminals unlawfully because of delays linked to the criminal barristers' strike, the High Court has heard 
  • Judges wrong to state views about barristers’ strike, high court told - DPP is challenging decisions by judges not to keep defendants behind bars in cases affected by strike 
  • MPs investigating if Boris Johnson misled Parliament over Partygate have rejected claims the probe is "unfair". The Privileges Committee is looking into what the former PM told Parliament about Covid-rule breaking 
  • Hundreds recalled over shoulder op concerns at Walsall hospital 
  • TikTok could face a £27m fine for failing to protect children's privacy when they're using the platform. The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) found the video-sharing platform may have processed the data of under-13s without appropriate consent 
  • Ukraine war: #Russia admits mobilisation errors, amid growing public opposition - Multiple reports say people with no military experience - or who are too old or disabled - are being called up
  • Solicitors have welcomed a decision to replace the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) with an indemnity scheme managed by the regulator | NLJ


27th September - Law News

Edition 3927: 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:  Iran's President has warned protesters they will be dealt with 'decisively' following a week of anti-government demonstrations across the country. 35 activists urging gender equality have been killed by the security apparatus of the government 

Focus of the Day Article: Victims’ commissioner quits, launching scathing attack on government. In letter to justice secretary, Dame Vera Baird says ‘criminal justice system is in chaos’ and victims’ interests not a priority. Full story - Guardian Law

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • The peer who organised the Queen's funeral has been banned from driving for six months, despite claiming he needed his licence to arrange the King's upcoming coronation
  • Different cultures, different projects: Life on international secondment with a Magic Circle law firm - Legal Cheek
  • Addleshaws selects new City HQ - Legal Cheek
  • Two teenage boys have appeared in court charged with the murder of Khayri Mclean, who was stabbed outside his school in Huddersfield. Khayri, 15, was attacked near the entrance to North Huddersfield Trust School 
  • Supreme Court to be included in National Judicial Data Grid, e-courts app; all judgments to be freely available | Bar & Bench #India
  • US trio boost junior City lawyer pay - Legal Cheek 
  • A former looked-after child can bring a human rights claim against council authorities for failing to remove him from the care of his mother soon enough, the Court of Appeal has agreed | NLJ
  • Hate speech on TV channels not dealt with firmly: Supreme Court 
  • Life as an international lawyer in Hong Kong - Legal Cheek 
  • Squire Patton Boggs adds private equity team from Lamy Lexel in Paris - The Global Legal Post
  • Sidley keeps 10 out of 12 London NQs - Legal Cheek
  • Glasgow leapfrogs Oxford in latest law school rankings - Legal Cheek 
  • Tughans welcomes six new trainee solicitors | Irish Legal News
  • Eyewitness accounts take precedence where expert testimony is unable to ‘unlock’ a case, the Court of Appeal has held | NLJ
  • MKB Law welcomes three new trainee solicitors | Irish Legal News
  • Allowing Hijab may help expose other students to diversity, be culturally sensitive: Supreme Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • J.D. Scanlon & Co welcomes new solicitor Hilary Cahalan | Irish Legal News 
  • Police have dropped an investigation into an online threat to JK Rowling, over her support for Salman Rushdie after he was attacked on stage
  • Calcutta High Court takes note of surge pricing, ride cancellations; refuses Uber's plea for stay on guidelines regulating cab aggregators | Bar & Bench #India
  • Dillon Eustace hires Conal Keane to lead Cayman Islands litigation and insolvency practice | Irish Legal News
  • Former Supreme Court judge Justice KT Thomas nominated as trustee of PM Cares Fund | Bar & Bench #India
  • Celebrate 100 years of women at the bar at the UK Supreme Court | Irish Legal News
  • Celebrate 100 years of women at the bar at the UK Supreme Court | Irish Legal News
  • A British man released by #Russia has said he was "treated worse than a dog" and kept in solitary confinement for five months
  • Clare Daly: Independent complaints mechanism a welcome advance for online safety | Irish Legal News
  • Has general category pool shrunk due to EWS quota? Supreme Court asks [Day 5] | Bar & Bench #India
  • Lord Advocate pledges robust prosecution for crimes of domestic abuse | Scottish Legal News
  • The Weekly Round-up: Elizabeth II's state funeral, section 28 roll-out, and facial recognition technology - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Steven Walker KC admitted to Thailand Arbitration Center Panel of Arbitrators | Scottish Legal News
  • A judicial review challenge brought by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to refusals to extend the custody time limits of defendants in two separate cases has hit obstacles due to administrative delays | NLJ
  • Police have charged a further five men in relation to disorder in Leicester. They were all arrested in the days and weeks before 17 September, when major disorder broke out involving hundreds of people


26th September - Law News

Edition 3926: 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: Elana Bolds, Tina Padilla and Claudia Bracho are leaders in the gang violence intervention field – from active shooter drills with children in Richmond to bringing in gang members to help with food distribution in Los Angeles. 

Focus of the Day Article: Lifelong support for Glasgow Rangers Football Club is not enough to pass the ‘philosophical belief’ test under the Equality Act 2010, an employment tribunal has ruled. Full story - New Law Journal

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Graduate programme grows at Thorntons | Scottish Legal News
  • Drelon v France: Collection and retention of personal data concerning presumed sexual orientation was a violation of Article 8 - UK Human Rights Blog 
  • Gilson Gray acquires Wallace Financial Planning | Scottish Legal News
  • Addleshaw Goddard signs 15-year lease on new London headquarters - The Global Legal Post
  • TLT achieves international standard for environmental management | Scottish Legal News
  • ‘Tiny changes can have a massive butterfly effect’: Clifford Chance's UK inclusion head on her D&I story - The Global Legal Post 
  • Willkie hires crypto partner from Perkins Coie as it bolsters digital assets leadership - The Global Legal Post
  • Witnesses can give evidence by WhatsApp, Court of Appeal rules | Law Gazette
  • Demonstrations paused after 'constructive' meeting with Lewis | Law Gazette
  • NHS litigation: grounds for optimism | Law Gazette
  • Arbitration’s development must maintain parity with litigation, judge warns - The Global Legal Post
  • Hillsborough lawyer nominated for Liverpool's highest civic honour | Law Gazette
  • Number of law firms continues to sink despite ever-expanding profession - Legal Futures
  • Ashfield hot tub row councillor Tom Hollis guilty of careless driving 
  • Government in court for no sign language at Covid briefings
  • The Civil Justice Council (CJC) has extended the closing date of its consultation on costs by an additional two weeks, to 12pm on 14 October 2022 | NLJ 
  • Claimant hit with indemnity costs over witness statement | Law Gazette 
  • “Exponential growth” for open-source contract platform - Legal Futures
  • Addleshaws signs 15-year lease on new London office | Law Gazette 
  • Law Commission seeks ban on discrimination in appointing arbitrators - Legal Futures
  • Linklaters rehires M&A partner from Latham & Watkins in Spain to boost corporate practice - The Global Legal Post 
  • Digital law firm partners with start-up platform as part of expansion - Legal Futures
  • Greene tells tribunal: I did not lie to the court | Law Gazette
  • Anexo drops interim dividend to invest in emissions cases instead - Legal Futures
  • Many English maternity units not meeting safety standards
  • The second reading of the government’s Bill of Rights Bill, which was due to take place on 12 September 2022, did not go ahead as scheduled, as parliamentary business was suspended for the period of national mourning | NLJ
  • Investment in paralegals pays dividends - Legal Futures
  • Lifelong support for Glasgow Rangers Football Club is not enough to pass the ‘philosophical belief’ test under the Equality Act 2010, an employment tribunal has ruled | NLJ 
  • Barrister "could and should" have stopped offensive tweets being sent - Legal Futures 
  • Emiliano Sala crash death: Pilot told friend doomed plane was 'dodgy' 
  • The family of Chris Kaba, an unarmed black man killed by the Metropolitan Police in south London, has been shown body-worn police camera footage of the moments leading up to his death
  • ‘He’s done’: how Donald Trump’s legal woes have just gotten a lot worse - New York civil lawsuit accusing Trump family of ‘staggering’ fraud could derail presidential bid, experts say #US 
  • Majority of UK public agree with liberal views on race and sexual identity - Annual survey shows rapid shift in attitudes over recent decades 
  • Kwasi Kwarteng to shrink part-time work benefits to grow labour supply - New UK chancellor aims to reverse inactivity in labour market, especially among over-50s
  • #Iran sends police to end Mahsa Amini protests as reports say seven killed - Internet blackouts and Instagram blocks also reported amid anger after 22-year-old woman’s death in custody


25th September - Law News

Edition 3925: 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: The pilot of Emiliano Sala's plane told friends the aircraft was "dodgy" before the flight that killed the Argentine footballer. Pilot David Ibbotson is heard in audio saying "I'll be wearing my life jacket" on the journey from France to Wales. He also revealed the technical difficulties he had experienced with the 35-year-old Piper Malibu plane. The plane crashed into the English Channel in 2019, killing them both.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Students and staff at a school in Huddersfield are "devastated" after a 15-year-old pupil was stabbed to death, its head teacher has said. The boy was attacked on Wednesday afternoon, near the entrance to North Huddersfield Trust School 
  • The government has formally announced it is lifting the ban on fracking in a statement by Jacob Rees-Mogg. Hydraulic fracturing - fracking - is a technique for recovering gas and oil from shale rock 
  • The Met is "failing" in several areas of its work, according to the police inspectorate, which has raised "serious concerns" over the force's performance
  • Cambodia scams: Lured and trapped into slavery in South East Asia 
  • Claimant to pay indemnity costs after latest witness statement failure - Legal Futures
  • Children as young as nine say they are ill from work recycling plastic in #Turkey 
  • PCs in WhatsApp group with Sarah Everard killer found guilty - Jonathon Cobban, 35, and former PC Joel Borders, 45, shared WhatsApp messages about women and disabled people with Wayne Couzens 
  • Russia must face "just punishment" over its invasion of #Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky has told the UN General Assembly in New York
  • Five British nationals held by Russian-backed forces in Ukraine have been freed. The news ended "months of uncertainty and suffering for them", UK Prime Minister Liz Truss said 
  • A record reward of up to £200,000 has been offered in the search for the gunman who killed Olivia Pratt-Korbel


24th September - Law News

Edition 3924: 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 Federal Court has ruled in favour of an Indigenous group’s challenge against a drilling permit for Santos Ltd’s Barossa gas development, in what the Santos company called a “disappointing” setback for the $3.6bn project

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Man sentenced for harassing MP and her solicitor husband | Law Gazette
  • #Iran sends police to end protests as rights groups say six killed 
  • Lawyer in the news: Penny Simpson, Freeths - Profile | Law Gazette 
  • A 15-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital after an attack outside a Huddersfield school, police have said. Emergency services were called to Woodhouse Hill at 14:45 BST on Wednesday
  • Greene misled court over communications, former client tells SDT | Law Gazette
  • Poor writing, not legal terms, is what makes contracts hard to understand | Legal Futures
  • Big Brother watch - time for intercept evidence to be admissible in court? | Law Gazette
  • Donald Trump and three of his children have been hit by a fraud lawsuit after a New York investigation into their family business. It alleges that the Trump Organization committed "numerous" acts of fraud between 2011 and 2021 #US
  • Putting the ship of state on an even keel | Law Gazette 
  • SDT slams Khan's "reprehensible" claim that jailing was good for profession - Legal Futures
  • Best of the blogs - 17 September 2022 | Law Gazette 
  • Law firm unfairly dismissed conveyancer after inadequate investigation - Legal Futures


23rd September - Law News

Edition 3923: 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: As the southwest monsoon begins to withdraw from India, rainfall deficiency in major states has cast worries on the Kharif crop output. Ashok Gulati, INFOSYS Chair Professor, Agriculture ICRIER.
Focus of the Day Article: A very mixed picture at best: the listed law firms' roller coaster ride. While some fortunes have been made, Tony Williams argues the Covid-19 pandemic has underlined the enduring strength of the traditional law firm partnership model. Full story - The Global Legal Post

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Broadcaster Jeremy Vine has hit out at social media firms as he said his stalker had put out a video promising to be back days after being jailed
  • Needed – a phrase to describe us | Law Gazette
  • The #Australian Football League is investigating claims Aboriginal players were bullied by senior coaching staff. Hawthorn Football Club players were reportedly isolated from family, told to leave their partners and told to end a pregnancy 
  • Firms must deduct 50% from damages to survive fixed costs extension | Law Gazette
  • #Iran protests: Women burn headscarves in anti-hijab protests
  • Few couples applying for joint divorce, HMCTS figures reveal | Law Gazette
  • Killer is first inmate to face public Parole Board hearing: Russell Causley is serving life sentence for murder of his wife, whose body has never been found
  • Quarter of lawyers could work at fee-share firms "within three years" - Legal Futures
  • My legal life: Emma Levin, Mina - Profile | Law Gazette 
  • Armed officer leant out of a car window & fatally shot a man during a police stop on the M62 in West Yorkshire, an inquest has heard. Yassar Yaqub was shot when the Audi car he was travelling in was stopped on the M62 near Huddersfield in January 2017