31st December - Law News

Edition 4022: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011.

Season's Greetings to all readers!
Today's Highlighted Video Story: Andrew Tate, the controversial influencer and misogynist, faces a further 30 days in detention after prosecutors in Romania requested an extension for their investigation. Tate was detained along with his brother Tristan and two other suspects, after a raid on his house in Bucharest. They've been accused in connection with a human trafficking and rape investigation. 

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Complained about neglect in a care home and faced a visiting ban? This is the new normal 
  • Leaving No One Behind: Human Rights and Gender as Critical Frameworks for U=U – Health and Human Rights Journal
  • Protesting Serbs in northern #Kosovo start removing barricades - the removal of the roadblock paves the way for easing soaring tensions in the volatile region 
  • Countries imposing COVID rules for travellers from #China. The US, Italy and other countries introduce restrictions after surge in infections in China 
  • Why environmental disaster victims are looking to European courts - Campaigners are finding courts increasingly open to considering cases – and finding in their favour 
  • ‘Suicidal thoughts strike every day’: #India’s sextortion scourge. Sexual blackmail schemes are spreading from the upper echelons of Indian society to the poor and working class 
  • New Year partygoers are being urged to report drink and needle-spiking as quickly as possible. Almost 5,000 reports of needle and drink spiking were made to UK police forces over the course of a year 
  • A care agency boss has described the NHS as "a joke" after a disabled man was forced to wait for 48 hours in A&E. One patient with severe epilepsy, had been taken to the Grange Hospital near Cwmbran, Torfaen complaining of chest pain 
  • #Nigeria's police chief suspends officer who allegedly shot dead a pregnant female lawyer in the main city Lagos on Christmas Day. Drambi Vandi is reported to have hit Bolanle Raheem as she and several family members were driving home from a church service 
  • More former British and Irish Lions are among those suing rugby authorities for their brain injuries. The high-profile stars join more than 200 male and female players' action 
  • Doncaster surgery sends cancer text instead of festive message
  • Urgent plea to only use A&E in Greater Manchester if life-threatening


30th December - Law News

Edition 4021: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011.

Season's Greetings to all readers!
Today's Highlighted Video Story: Brazilian football legend Pelé has died aged 82. The only player to win three World Cups, Pelé is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the sport’s history

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • The Ukraine conflict marked a sea-change for the release of intelligence, the head of the spy agency GCHQ Sir Jeremy Fleming has said 
  • Britain's biggest energy suppliers have been contacting customers about a minimal price change starting in the new year 
  • Brazilian football legend Pele, arguably the greatest player ever, has died at the age of 82. He is credited with scoring a world record 1,281 goals in 1,363 appearances during a 21-year career, including 77 goals in 92 matches for his country 
  • 2023: Working practices for law firms are changing | Law Gazette 
  • The EU's disease agency has said the screening of travellers from #China for Covid-19 would be "unjustified". On Thursday, Italy urged the rest of the EU to follow its lead and ensure Chinese arrivals were tested, and quarantined if necessary
  • Article 72 of Constitution, Section 432 of CrPC all have basis in Valmiki Ramayana: Madras High Court judge Justice GR Swaminathan | Bar & Bench #India
  • Best of the blogs - 24 December 2022 🎄 | Law Gazette 
  • Silk numbers fall as just one solicitor-advocate appointed in 2023 round: The first appointment round for King’s Counsel in 70 years sees 95 silks make the grade | The Global Legal Post
  • Uzbekistan's health ministry has said that 18 children have died after drinking a cough syrup manufactured by #Indian drug maker Marion Biotech. Preliminary tests showed a batch of the medicine contained ethylene glycol, a toxic substance 
  • ‘End of lawyers?’ Susskind appointed honorary KC | Law Gazette
  • The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has accused the government of refusing to negotiate on public sector pay. ts new general secretary, Paul Nowak, suggested in an interview that ministers were using pay review bodies "as a human shield" in negotiations
  • Owner of vehicle liable to maintain animals seized from vehicle under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act: Bombay High Court | Bar & Bench #India 
  • A third person has been arrested over the Christmas Eve pub shooting that killed Elle Edwards and injured four men. Merseyside Police said the 26-year-old was not thought to have been the target when she was shot
  • Jobs saved as big legal aid provider collapses into administration | Law Gazette 
  • A woman has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect after the unexplained death of an eight-year-old girl. Police are investigating circumstances surrounding the "sudden death" of the girl at Lampeter, in Ceredigion 
  • Ince suspends share trading after account reporting delay | Law Gazette


29th December - Law News

Edition 4020: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011.

Season's Greetings to all readers!
Today's Highlighted Video Story: The Bevy is a community-owned pub on a housing estate in Brighton in which people can buy shares for £10.  But it's more than that: it’s a warm bank, it’s a drop-in centre and a rare space for the community to meet. How does the model stay afloat and keep the lights on when everyone is affected by the cost of living crisis? The Guardian video producers Maeve Shearlaw and Christopher Cherry spent time there in the run-up to Christmas, as the locals watched the World Cup, to find out.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • US energy giant ExxonMobil is suing the EU in a bid to force the bloc to scrap its new windfall tax on oil firms 
  • Ministers’ efforts to claw back cash from PPE fraud branded ‘pitiful’ - only £18m has been retrieved by Department of Health, out of suspect Covid contracts potentially worth £630m
  • Madras High Court issues directions for surprise checks, toll-free helpline to ensure implementation of health insurance scheme in hospitals | Bar & Bench #India
  • I have a friend on death row. He’s the most remarkable person I know 
  • #Russian soldiers called up to fight in Ukraine will have the chance to store frozen sperm in a cryobank for free, according to a leading Russian lawyer Igor Trunov 
  • A British woman has been stabbed to death during a break-in at her home in #Australia. Emma Lovell, 41, originally from Hasketon, Suffolk, died after confronting intruders
  • Law Pod UK latest episode: An Essential Inquest Law Update - UK Human Rights Blog
  • The United Kingdom has charged a 19-year-old man over a deadly incident in the English Channel in which a boat packed with migrants capsized, resulting in the loss of four lives
  • This festive season, many displaced women are struggling - With inadequate aid, women-headed households in Syria, Afghanistan and Ukraine will find it hard to keep their children fed and warm
  • Law Pod UK latest episode: The most significant cases of 2022 - UK Human Rights Blog
  • #Russia bans oil exports to countries that imposed price cap
  • Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death on the floor of a nightclub in Birmingham. Cody Fisher, 23, who was a non-league footballer and school sport coach, was fatally injured at The Crane nightclub 
  • Top #US court keeps Covid-era curbs in place to block migrants 
  • Donald Trump’s tax returns to be made public by #US House panel on Friday
  • Jammu and Kashmir High Court dismisses plea by ex-minister Chaudhary Lal Singh against eviction from government bungalow; imposes ₹25K costs | Bar & Bench #India
  • #Indian police investigate Russian politician’s hotel death
  • Blind BBC News correspondent Sean Dilley defeats mugger who stole his phone
  • Cody Fisher stabbed to death on Birmingham nightclub dance floor 
  • A 62-year-old man has died in West Lothian after being hit by a police car. The pedestrian was struck by a marked Police Scotland vehicle on Almond Link Road in Livingston at about 22:15 on Boxing Day
  • Covid in #China: People rush to book travel as borders finally reopen


28th December - Law News

Edition 4019: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011.

Season's Greetings to all readers!
Today's Highlighted Video Story: Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov issued an ultimatum to Ukraine advising the country to agree to Russia's demands, which includes giving up occupied territory within Ukraine

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • How price pressures lead to exploitation of workers | Workers' rights 
  • More than 90% of hand carwashes in UK employing workers illegally, study finds 
  • Reflections on 40 years in law - Lawyers Weekly 
  • Supporting women lawyers into leadership positions - Lawyers Weekly 
  • Woman killed in Wallasey Christmas Eve pub shooting named
  • Why endpoint protection is critical for law firms facing increasing cyber threats - Lawyers Weekly 
  • Man stabbed to death on Birmingham nightclub dance floor 
  • Legal Lightbulbs: Can lawyers innovate, or are they doomed by the traditional mindset? - Lawyers Weekly 
  • Commercial Chancery set Serle Court Chambers has announced its participation in the 10,000 Black Interns scheme, a programme aimed at transforming the horizons of young Black talent with paid internships across over 25 sectors – The Barrister Magazine 
  • Life sciences consultancy Trinity adds veteran tech GC as first legal leader - The Global Legal Post 
  • A guide for future DDJ/DJ applicants on ‘matching up’ to the competency framework and the important changes in application procedure | COUNSEL
  • Why young barristers should build their practice internationally – and the relaunched grant programmes helping them to do so | COUNSEL 
  • #China to end Covid quarantine for foreign arrivals