31st January - Law News

Edition 3688: 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: SRA updating its approach to financial penalties. Changes are being proposed are designed to help resolve cases much more quickly, reducing cost, delay and stress for all involved, while also improving public protection, consistency and providing a deterrent to reduce future risk of repeated behaviour.

 Focus of the Day Article: Lawyers are being arbitrarily arrested, prosecuted, convicted, forcibly disappeared, and even killed across the world because of their work upholding the rule of law, the Law Society has warned. Full story - New Law Journal
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • ULaw signs SQE partnerships with six universities - Legal Cheek
  • The Independent Human Rights Act Review and the government's Bill of Rights - UK Human Rights Blog 
  • BPP students to reverse mentor law firms on diversity and inclusion - Legal Cheek
  • UK Supreme Court issues landmark judgments on the scope of duty principle in the tort of negligence | Dentons
  • One in six young barristers want to quit, new report finds - Legal Cheek 
  • England footballer Mason Greenwood arrested on suspicion of rape and assault. Greater Manchester Police said it was made aware of "social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence"
  • Spotlight: Senior Advocate Rebecca John who has been assisting the Delhi High Court in the martial rape case, has given deep insight into the intricacies of the law | Bar & Bench #India
  • Can lawyers be leaders? - Legal Cheek
  • The Weekly Round-Up: Deprivations of citizenship, the state of the union and prison over Pride and Prejudice - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Another blow for Lindiwe Sisulu as ANC distances itself from attacks on judiciary #SouthAfrica
  • Virtual hearings starving junior lawyers of advocacy opportunities, warns top judge - Legal Cheek
  • Hijab, other religious symbols could affect secular nature of Student Police Cadet; cannot be part of uniform: Kerala govt | Bar & Bench #India
  • Is “Perception-Based Recording” for hate crime compatible with freedom of speech? - UK Human Rights Blog 
  • Withers latest to drop 'Dear Sirs' in emails - Legal Cheek
  • Make your professional profile ‘pitch perfect’ in 2022 - Lawyers Weekly 
  • ‘Greased piglet’ Boris Johnson could evade justice due to the Met’s disastrous move | Charles Falconer
  • 42-year-old #Turkish lawyer Şafak Mahmutyazıcıoğlu was shot to death in Istanbul by two assailants late on Jan. 26 following a fight that reportedly broke out over money
  • Brahmins claim to be victims of affirmative action: This 'untouchable' lawyer begs to differ | Bar & Bench #India
  • Revealed: The best chambers for quality of work 2022 - Legal Cheek
  • Fresh revelations about Jennifer Arcuri affair threaten to damage Boris Johnson. Hundreds of pages of notes and documents have been handed to City Hall’s oversight committee
  • Section 138 of Negotiable Instruments Act: Bombay High Court issues practice directions for trial courts | Bar & Bench #India
  • Buy now, pay later grocery schemes are a ‘debt trap’ for struggling families 
  • Group of NHS medics launch legal bid against compulsory Covid jabs: Group includes intensive care doctor who told Sajid Javid he did not agree with policy in England 
  • Covid: NHS staff seek jobs over border to avoid vaccine


30th January - Law News

Edition 3687: 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: A dispute has broken out in France over the price of a baguette. They usually cost about a dollar each at the bakery, but a French supermarket chain is selling the bread for a fraction of the price.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • WorkNest’s Paman Singh sets new record with Law Society accreditation | Scottish Legal News 
  • Hewlett-Packard wins civil fraud case against Mike Lynch over Autonomy sale
  • Consultants head back to ‘traditional’ practice by starting new firm | Law Gazette 
  • Nearly half of law firms are considering mergers and acquisitions (M&As), researchers have found | NLJ
  • Scots Law Series – Practical Advice Beyond Disruption | Scottish Legal News 
  • Court transfers judicial review case from London to Manchester | Law Gazette
  • I was engaged to an undercover police officer - everything in the relationship was a lie 
  • A 35-year-old man has been found guilty of stalking British number one tennis player Emma Raducanu. Amrit Magar from Edgware was convicted at Bromley Magistrates' Court on Friday and will be sentenced at a later date
  • The High Court has dismissed a ‘failure to remove’ claim against two local authorities, in a case involving the application of the Human Right Act 1998 to local authorities exercising statutory child protection functions | NLJ
  • The Australian woman suing #Iceland: Walker was convicted of assaulting her ex-husband in Reykjavík in 2017. Now she and eight other women are taking Iceland to court claiming human rights violations
  • US tech giant wins biggest ever civil fraud trial | Law Gazette
  • RT @anyleftiwonder: Search underway for teenager who may have travelled to Blackpool 
  • Lawyers are being arbitrarily arrested, prosecuted, convicted, forcibly disappeared, and even killed across the world because of their work upholding the rule of law, the Law Society has warned | NLJ
  • A 19th Century lighthouse lantern worth about £1m was stolen from a storage facility, police said. The theft has been linked to a series of high value burglaries in Ilfracombe and Woolacombe in north Devon.
  • A 24-year old man has been arrested after a report of racist abuse directed at ITV pundit and former England footballer Ashley Cole during Swindon Town's FA Cup match with Manchester City
  • TLT appoints commercial property expert Karen Hunt in Glasgow | Scottish Legal News
  • SRA 'elevated' technical issue into dishonesty suspicion, court hears | Law Gazette
  • A joint report on the safe introduction of self-driving vehicles has been published by the Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission this week | NLJ
  • Professor Alan Miller to chair national drugs collaborative | Scottish Legal News
  • Biggest civil fraud trial ends in ‘substantial’ victory for HP | Law Gazette 
  • Calling all sports-loving people in the legal world―this year’s Law Society RFC 7s and Netball Tournament is on, and bigger than ever | NLJ
  • ‘Killed by indifference’: #France shocked by death on busy Paris street. Swiss photographer René Robert died from hypothermia after falling and being ignored for nine hours
  • LawCare reveals fall in lawyers seeking support - but more reporting stress | Law Gazette 
  • Tech entrepreneur Mike Lynch can be extradited to US, rules Priti Patel 
  • IP-No: Mishcon postpones listing as market deemed too volatile | Law Gazette J
  • Darren Polson joins Aberdein Considine as head of mortgage operations | Scottish Legal News
  • Singer Chris Brown has been accused of drugging and raping a woman and is being sued for $20 million (£14.9m). The alleged assault reportedly took place on a yacht on 30 December 2020 in Miami, Florida #US
  • Scottish Law Commission – discussion paper on heritable securities: default and post-default | Scottish Legal News 
  • A gang leader and his second-in-command who left a vulnerable man whose home they had "cuckooed" to "bleed to death in his living room" have been jailed. Leigh Smith, 48, was stabbed multiple times by Jacob Cookson, 18, and Logan Eaton, 17


29th January - Law News

Edition 3686: 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 Madras High Court has reserved it's orders on a plea for a CBI probe into the death by suicide of a class XII girl. The parents allege the school attempted to forcibly convert her to Christianity after a seeing an unverified video in which the girl says two years ago that her warden asked her parents if she would convert to Christianity & her family refused. However in a new unverified video the 17 year old says "I couldn't concentrate in studies. I took poison fearing my marks would decline". The girl blames the warden of making her do other work saying "I had to look after accounts, do all the work"

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • A gang leader and his second-in-command who left a vulnerable man whose home they had "cuckooed" to "bleed to death in his living room" have been jailed. Leigh Smith, 48, was stabbed multiple times by Jacob Cookson, 18, and Logan Eaton, 17 
  • Listed firm borrowed £10m to fund acquisition | Law Gazette
  • UK government advisers call for ‘proactive regulation’ around genomics: Report highlights ethical and practical issues surrounding the rapid advancement of the field
  • Khan practice intervention ‘fundamentally flawed’ | Law Gazette
  • Why the date people are most likely to file for divorce is changing in 2022
  • Blog: The role of the regulator when things go wrong
  • A bill which would make British Sign Language a legally recognised language has received government backing. The proposed law, which passed its first hurdle in the Commons on Friday, would require public bodies to promote the language 
  • Former Linklaters partner paid ‘very large’ sums for trial evidence | Law Gazette
  • A British "hitman" has been found guilty of conspiring to kill a Pakistani dissident in the Netherlands. A court in London heard Muhammad Gohir Khan was offered £100,000 (about $134,000) to carry out the murder in Rotterdam last year 
  • The Premier League and Uefa are taking legal advice over the use of images of their trophies in non-fungible token (NFT) digital assets being promoted by John Terry and other big names in English football 
  • Some of the nurses and doctors at the biggest hospital in #Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region are having to beg for food to feed themselves. They have not been paid for eight months
  • Couple jailed over the death of their eight-week old baby who died in south London with more than 60 broken bones in her body. Amina-Faye Johnson suffered 41 fractures to her ribs and 24 more to other limbs during "continued physical abuse", police said
  • Legal problem diagnosis app crowdfunds cash for expansion - Legal Futures
  • Solicitor claiming race discrimination against CPS loses latest case | Law Gazette
  • High Court spreads load as it transfers JR from London to Manchester - Legal Futures
  • Leading criminal barrister Michelle Colborne QC has returned to Bradford’s Broadway House Chambers after taking a sabbatical in 2019
  • Number of pupil barristers rebounds after Covid-related slump - Legal Futures
  • Bar Council reveals declining state of junior lawyers’ mental health 
  • Lawyer or leader? Obviously the best answer is to be both | Law Gazette 
  • Insurers invest in new professional negligence ABS - Legal Futures 
  • Recorded rapes and sexual offences in England and Wales hit record high - There were 63,136 rapes recorded in the year to September, ONS figures show, up 13% from the previous year 
  • Netflix must answer a defamation case over its hit series The Queen's Gambit, a US judge has ruled. The streaming giant is accused of misrepresenting "one of the most significant career achievements" of chess master Nona Gaprindashvili 
  • Review to examine which abortion objectives have not been achieved #Ireland 
  • A former Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with rape, attempted rape and indecent assault. It follows allegations of an incident in Teddington in April 2004 when Stephen Kyere was a serving officer but was off duty, the Met said 
  • The Highway Code: 8 changes you need to know from 29 January 2022: Rules for all types of road users will be updated in The Highway Code to improve the safety of people walking, cycling and riding horses
  • Doubts emerge over the timing of the positive Covid test Novak Djokovic used to enter #Australia to try to compete in the Australian Open. The serial number on his test on 16 Dec appears out of sequence with a sample of tests from Serbia over this period
  • Battered Biden gets opportunity to change political narrative as Justice Breyer retires: president faces high expectations as he prepares make one of his most consequential decisions #US 
  • An 18-year-old man has been charged in connection with the attack of two Jewish men who were beaten-up while locking up their shop in north London. Police were called to Cadoxton Avenue, Haringey, at 21:50 GMT on Wednesday
  • Justice minister defends legal aid timetable | Law Gazette
  • #US appeals court overturns convictions of two former Deutsche Bank traders who were prosecuted for rigging interest rates. In a legally significant judgment, judges acquitted Matthew Connolly, 58, from New Jersey and Gavin Black, 52, from Twickenham 
  • The Metropolitan Police has asked senior civil servant Sue Gray to make "minimal reference" to events they are investigating in her report. Ms Gray's inquiry into lockdown parties in Downing Street had been due to be released this week
  • UK equalities watchdog urges Scotland to pause gender recognition reforms - Campaigners criticise letter from Equality and Human Rights Commission as ‘troubling’
  • Criminal legal aid response is too important to rush | Law Gazette 
  • Court rules woman was raped, in landmark Scottish civil case: Woman says she has closure as court awards her damages, after jury found criminal charges not proven 
  • Home Office loses appeal over citizenship removal | Law Gazette 
  • MoD seeks to buy back 38,000 homes leased from billionaire: Guy Hands and Annington Homes, rather than taxpayers, benefited from soaring UK property market after 1996 privatisation 
  • UK warned to bolster defences against cyber attacks as Russia threatens Ukraine 
  • UK unlawfully stripped woman of citizenship without telling her – court: Ruling against Home Office comes as government tries to remove requirement to give notice in some circumstances 
  • Lawyers question strength of Prince Andrew’s response to lawsuit. Legal experts question whether document filed with US district court can help royal avoid ‘disastrous’ trial


28th January - Law News

Edition 3685: 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 mutilated body of a 24-year-old Muslim, Arbaaz Aftab Mullah, was discovered on a railway track near his home. His family believe he was murdered because of his interfaith relationship with a Hindu woman and that he is one of the latest victims of the 'love jihad' conspiracy theory, which has swept across groups of Hindu nationalists in India. The theory claims that Muslim men are seducing Hindu women and luring them into marriage in order to convert them to Islam. The claims are baseless, yet the consequences are real

 Focus of the Day Article: DLA Piper signs 'industry first' corporate solar power purchase agreement. Fifteen European and UK offices to source renewable energy from new solar farm. Full story - The Global Legal Post
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • AG seeks injunction against BBC over ‘national security’ story, High Court hears | Law Gazette
  • Governments around the world used Covid to erode human rights
  • #Gabon kit man Serge Mombo arrested after Afcon return over sex abuse allegations. The arrest is part of the Gabonese government's inquiry into alleged widespread sexual abuse in football following allegations reported by a British newspaper 
  • Braverman: 'Virtue' in having a political attorney general | Law Gazette
  • Ayesha Malik becomes #Pakistan's first female Supreme Court judge 
  • Lords call for Zac Goldsmith to explain Kabul animal airlift email. Peers say Foreign Office minister’s statement to house contradicts email saying PM authorised flight
  • Battered Biden gets chance to change political narrative as Breyer retires #US 
  • A teenager has been arrested after two older men were attacked while locking up their shop in north London. Police were called to Cadoxton Avenue, Haringey, at 21:50 GMT on Wednesday following reports of an assault
  • A man stopped by police told officers he had been driving with no licence or insurance for more than 70 years. While on patrol, police pulled over the man near Tesco Extra, in Bulwell, Nottingham, on Wednesday evening
  • Software billionaire loses bid to delay decision on US extradition | Law Gazette
  • Care home worker who refused Covid vaccine was fairly dismissed, tribunal rules: Judge finds claimant’s unwillingness to have the jab amounted to gross misconduct and put staff, visitors and residents at risk 
  • Lawtech Sandbox pioneers to set out their wares | Law Gazette
  • A man has admitted intending to cause harassment, alarm or distress to Prof Sir Chris Whitty when he approached him in a central London park. Jonathan Chew and Lewis Hughes accosted England's chief medical officer in St James's Park last year
  • #Ugandan novelist detained again despite release order: Lawyer - Kakwenza Rukirabashaija was arrested in December for allegedly offending President Museveni and his son on Twitter
  • Call for culture shift as one in six young barristers want to quit - Legal Futures
  • Grant programme has helped 10,000 LiPs, says government - Legal Futures
  • Salary war goes on as firm moves NQs onto £161,500 a year | Law Gazette
  • Bute Park attack: Doctor's attackers 'laughed' and 'were having fun' - Three people accused of murdering a psychiatrist in a city centre park "laughed" and seemed to be "having fun" as they attacked him, a court heard 
  • Residents of one street near a primary school in Bridgend county have described the situation as parents descend on the area for the school run., they have taken the step of setting up a barricade - using items such as deck chairs
  • Jobseekers on Universal Credit will have to look for jobs outside their chosen field more quickly or face sanctions under Tory government plans. From Thursday, people will have to look outside their sectors after just four weeks, rather than three month
  • Mourners gathered to pay their last respects to former Supreme Court chief justice Miriam Naor as she was laid to rest on Tuesday in her native Jerusalem’s Sanhedria cemetery after dying earlier this week at the age of 74 #Israel
  • Multi-disciplinary network strikes third UK deal with BSB-regulated firm - Legal Futures
  • One in six young barristers want to quit, regulator suggests | Law Gazette 
  • Prince Andrew denies close friendship with Ghislaine Maxwell in US court files
  • Barrister set to be appointed independent chair of review into State’s abortion laws - Marie O’Shea will be appointed by Minister for Health following a tender process #Ireland
  • Covid vaccines: 80,000 unvaccinated NHS staff in England being told if they work with patients and don't get a jab by next week they could be moved to a different role or even sacked
  • Legal aid needs more than a sticking plaster
  • An intruder who was seen wearing a "Camp Auschwitz" sweatshirt during the US Capitol riot last year has pleaded guilty to entering the building
  • Face coverings and Covid passes are no longer legally required in England, after the relaxation of Plan B rules came into effect on Thursday
  • ULaw expands SQE empire | Law Gazette
  • Plans to expand the type of cybersecurity incidents that must be reported to UK authorities under the Network and Information Security (NIS) Regulations have been outlined by the UK government
  • No-fault regime proposed for self-driving cars | Law Gazette
  • BBC to be taken to court to stop it from reporting on spy story - Attorney general is seeking an injunction gagging broadcaster, with hearing set for March 
  • For 10 years, Matthew Hardy harassed people online by creating fake social media accounts to spread lies about them. His targets had very little in common - they varied in age, had unconnected jobs and were living in different areas when they were targeted
  • Lawfare: a new word to use against solicitors | Law Gazette
  • UK Financial Conduct Authority Consults on Its Financial Promotion Rules for Cryptoassets and Other High-Risk Investments 
  • Annual figures show motor PI claims falling sharply in 2021 | Law Gazette
  • A major UK human rights body has urged the Scottish government to pause its reforms to the gender recognition process for further consideration
  • Prince Andrew denies being co-conspirator of Epstein and insists on jury trial


27th January - Law News

Edition 3684: 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 US city of San Francisco has pledged to step up policing in Asian-American communities ahead of Lunar New Year celebrations following a spike in hate crimes against them. Statistics show a near six-fold increase in 2021, but officials believe the actual number is much higher. Manny Tsigas reports. WARNING: Contains distressing vision from the start.

 Focus of the Day Article: Candidates logging into their SQE accounts to receive their results were able to see data about other candidates - however, the exam provider for the Solicitors Regulation Authority insists no reportable breach occurred. Full story - The Law Society Gazette
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • A distraught #NewZEaland family have lost their fight for the return of their beloved pet moggy after taking their case to the Disputes Tribunal - despite winning the case
  • Credit Suisse issues fourth-quarter profit warning as legal costs rise
  • Man who took uncle into Carlow post office to collect his pension 'didn't know he was dead'
  • One million face masks, described by a confidential government report as counterfeit, were sent out for use in NHS hospitals despite warnings about their authenticity
  • Growing PI firm says new £8m warchest will fund more acquisitions | Law Gazette
  • Crimes of bogus lawyer known as the 'Devil's Advocate' highlighted in new documentary series
  • Millar McCall Wylie appoints Emma Rooney as associate director | Irish Legal News
  • First SQE results hit by IT glitches, data issues and delays | Law Gazette
  • At risk for upholding the law: Day of the Endangered Lawyer | The Law Society
  • Alberta announces investigator, terms for inquiry into suspended justice minister - Solicitor General Kaycee Madu called Edmonton police chief after a distracted driving ticket #Canada
  • Cardiff doctor tortured, robbed and left to die in gruesome ‘homophobic’ attack in Sophia Gardens, court hears
  • Collapse in number of motor claims continues but clin neg cases jump - Legal Futures
  • Boris Johnson authorised the evacuation of animals from Afghanistan during the fall of Kabul, according to emails leaked by a whistleblower. He previously dismissed as "nonsense" claims he intervened in the evacuation of the Nowzad charity 
  • Lawyers engaging in ‘trench warfare’ may be summoned to court – Flaux | Law Gazette
  • Bid to improve consistency of sanctions for sexual and racial misconduct - Legal Futures
  • A Brief But Spectacular take on immigrant justice in America #US
  • #Saudi Arabia and #Thailand have ended a 30-year row over a scandal involving stolen jewels and a string of murders. A Thai cleaner working for a Saudi prince took the gems in 1989. A rare 50 carat blue diamond was never recovered
  • An #Indian court has finally cleared Shilpa Shetty of obscenity charges 15 years after the Bollywood star was kissed on stage by actor Richard Gere. Footage from 2007 showed the Hollywood star kissing Ms Shetty's cheek at an Aids awareness event in Delhi
  • Immigration solicitor certified LPA without checking client's capacity - Legal Futures
  • Lindsays has welcomed Aziz Yasin to its commercial property team in Edinburgh as a banking and finance solicitor | Scottish Legal News
  • BSB considers regulating intermediaries after Absolute Barrister collapse - Legal Futures
  • Recovered billions could support ‘under-resourced’ law enforcement, report suggests | Law Gazette
  • Two men have been arrested as part of an investigation into an attack on a Texas synagogue which saw a gunman take four people hostage. Malik Faisal Akram, 44, from Blackburn in Lancashire, was shot dead by the FBI after a 10-hour standoff in the #US
  • A #US hospital has rejected a patient for a heart transplant at least in part because he is not vaccinated against Covid-19. DJ Ferguson, 31, is in dire need of a new heart, but Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston took him off their list
  • Northern Ireland charity regulator was constrained by flawed legislation | Irish Legal News
  • Activist deceived into relationship with Met officer wins £229,000 compensation - Award made to Kate Wilson after tribunal rules police grossly violated her human rights 
  • Human drivers should not be legally accountable for road safety in the era of autonomous cars, according to the law commissions for England and Wales, and Scotland
  • Court fees for special exemptions orders to be waived until May in #Ireland | Irish Legal News
  • Organisers of the Beijing Winter Olympics have eased a Covid-19 testing requirement for participants, amid a growing number of cases in the capital. The new change makes it easier for participants arriving at the Games to be considered virus-free #China 
  • Convicts have fundamental right to conjugal relationship only for specific purpose, not as a matter of course: Madras High Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • BSB asked to pursue ‘consequences’ for bosses of failed barrister service | Law Gazette
  • A prosecutor has told a jury in an opening statement that California lawyer Michael Avenatti stole nearly $300,000 in book proceeds from porn star Stormy Daniels while a defense lawyer says it's not true #US 
  • Crowdfunding bankrolls £2.3m of Scottish legal action | Scottish Legal News
  • A brief guide to solicitors’ professional indemnity insurance (PII) in 2022
  • Court allows ‘clear and obvious’ Part 36 mistake to be changed | Law Gazette
  • #Bulgaria referred to rights body over Covid vaccine rollout
  • Suffolk County Council council is spending thousands of pounds fighting the parents of disabled children in court — despite winning just three in ten cases
  • Workers paid less than minimum wage to pick berries destined for UK supermarkets
  • Barrister Ade Oluborode announces bid for Trinity seat in Seanad byelection - Independent candidate for vacant seat describes herself as a ‘voice for inclusion’ #Ireland
  • New year and a new broom for family justice? | Law Gazette
  • Pressure grows on UK to beef up measures to tackle economic crime 
  • Draft legislation: The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2022
  • NHS trust loses costs battle after arguing 'specialised' solicitor skills not needed | Law Gazette


26th January - Law News

Edition 3683: 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 Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation into parties held in No 10 during the coronavirus pandemic. Commissioner Cressida Dick said they were looking into "potential breaches of Covid-19 regulations" in Downing Street and Whitehall since 2020. The news comes after fresh allegations of a birthday party being held for the prime minister in June 2020.

 Focus of the Day Article: Judges will be doing more to encourage the involvement of junior barristers and solicitors in remote hearings, the Chancellor of the High Court has said. Sir Julian Flaux also outlined how he wanted to see more property cases before the Business & Property Courts. Full story - Legal Futures
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Top-200 firms finalise merger plan but London office to close | Law Gazette
  • Louise Rands Silva obituary: she worked as my assistant for nearly 30 years, on cases, books and a myriad of other activities relating to matters of international law and justice 
  • Barrister who made lewd remarks to mini-pupil loses suspension appeal | Law Gazette 
  • £262bn investor says it will target bosses who fail on climate or human rights - Aviva Investors says voting at AGMs will be influenced by policies on climate, human rights, biodiversity and executive pay
  • Automated justice: striking the balance in injury claims - Legal Futures 
  • Day of the Endangered Lawyer | Law Gazette 
  • Barrister suspended for lewd comments to mini-pupil fails in appeal - Legal Futures
  • Hymen repair surgery and virginity testing to be banned in UK
  • Attempting to ban protest is usually the mark of a repressive state. That’s not us, is it?
  • The Premier League will speak to the Football Association, the English Football League and the police amid a rise in incidents of crowd trouble. Arrests at football matches across the top five English leagues are at their highest levels in years
  • Accountancy body refused permission to exit probate regulation - Legal Futures
  • Magistrates told to stay silent on 'disrespectful' attacks by lawyers | Law Gazette
  • Flaux: Remote hearings robbing junior lawyers of vital experience - Legal Futures
  • Sentencing guidelines plans could be frustrated by ‘limited’ data | Irish Legal News
  • Guidance urging people to work from home wherever possible in Scotland is to be relaxed in favour of a "hybrid" system of office and remote working. Phase back into spending some time in the office from Monday 31 January
  • Solicitor “failed to notice” client's judicial review had been struck out - Legal Futures
  • 'Back in to work' day - offices still half-empty | Law Gazette
  • Rapper Cardi B awarded almost £1m in damages in defamation lawsuit win against a YouTuber
  • Three new hires at Weightmans in Glasgow | Scottish Legal News
  • NHS Resolution names 11 firms to share work worth £193m a year | Law Gazette
  • Campaign seeks to recruit 4,000 lay magistrates in England and Wales - Largest recruitment effort in 650-year history of magistracy comes amid 372,000 backlog of cases in magistrates courts
  • Police to investigate Downing Street parties over potential lockdown breaches, Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick confirms
  • Northern Ireland protocol book released with open access | Irish Legal News
  • Supreme Court not feeling government 'pressure' over JR - Reed | Law Gazette
  • Google warns of ‘devastating’ impact if court ruling on defamatory hyperlinks not overturned
  • Covid danger in St Lucia’s tiny courts puts stop to murder trials - Covid danger in St Lucia’s tiny courts puts stop to murder trials: Ninety wait for justice as infection controls prevent juries from sitting for two years
  • Covid focuses minds as more firms look to grow through mergers | Law Gazette
  • Metropolitan Police apology to woman over language in strip search - Dr Koshka Duff was detained in 2013 after offering a legal advice card to a black teenager during his stop-and-search 
  • Best of the blogs - 22 January 2022 | Law Gazette
  • The chief executive of Scottish beer giant Brewdog has been accused of inappropriate behaviour and abuse of power in the workplace by former staff
  • Vicky Crichton: Introduction of alternative business structures a ‘welcome step’ | Scottish Legal News


25th January - Law News

Edition 3682: 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: Find out what the CLAR report really means, hear responses from the Bar Council, Criminal Bar Association and more, find out about the consultation process and take the chance to ask your questions.

 Focus of the Day Article: The Court of Appeal dismissed a set of claims for psychiatric injury on the basis of prior binding authority, but indicated that the issue is suitable for consideration by the Supreme Court. Full story - The UK Human Rights Blog
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • 8 New Year goals law students have already given up on - Legal Cheek
  • Law graduate refused admission following lengthy litigation history - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • ULaw extends ‘money back’ offer to out-of-work LLM students - Legal Cheek
  • Can anticipatory bail under CrPC be sought by juvenile: Calcutta High Court larger bench to examine | Bar & Bench #India
  • Law firms eye M&A as route to private equity or listing - Legal Futures 
  • Linklaters kicks off spring retention season with 94% result - Legal Cheek
  • Judge married to Tory grandee refuses to recuse herself in ex-MP case - Legal Futures 
  • ‘Challenges are always going to present the best opportunities to learn’ - Lawyers Weekly
  • Race disparity remains as first SQE results are unveiled - Legal Futures 
  • A lone gunman is dead after injuring four people inside a lecture hall at Heidelberg University, #German police have said
  • People arriving in England from abroad will no longer have to take Covid tests if they are fully vaccinated, the government has confirmed
  • Squire Patton Boggs boosts trainee salaries by as much as 27% - Legal Cheek
  • Protégé: How working in a legal clinic shaped this new lawyers’ career aspirations - Lawyers Weekly
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered a Cabinet Office inquiry into claims made by a Muslim MP who says her faith was given as a reason for her sacking as a minister in 2020
  • High-profile City litigator fails in appeal against strike-off - Legal Futures 
  • BCLP retains 13 out of 18 spring qualifying trainees - Legal Cheek
  • Sex trafficking: Children groomed in Romania sent to UK - Once they arrive as teenagers, they're kept captive and pimped out for sex
  • The Corporate Counsel Show: What you must demand from supply chains in 2022 - Lawyers Weekly 
  • No one is safe from the rich elite’s abuse of British law. Just ask Charlotte Leslie
  • The draft online safety bill would not stop the sharing of "insidious" images of child abuse and violence against women and girls, MPs have claimed
  • Julian Assange wins right to ask UK Supreme Court to consider case against US extradition
  • UK firms weigh risks of forcing their staff to get coronavirus jabs
  • An #Australian man has pleaded guilty to abducting four-year-old Cleo Smith and holding her at his home for 18 days. Cleo vanished from her family's tent last October while on a camping trip in Western Australia 
  • ‘Broken’ gun licensing scheme risks another Plymouth, warn campaigners - ‘Broken’ gun licensing scheme risks another Plymouth, warn campaigners. Pro- and anti-shooting groups warn Priti Patel over lack of resources for firearms control system
  • The families of two men who died after incidents involving Welsh police forces have spoken for the first time about their fight for justice. Mohamud Hassan, 24, and Mouayed Bashir, 29, died within weeks of each other after police attended their homes
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  • Tory Islamophobia: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered a Cabinet Office inquiry into claims made by a Muslim MP who says her faith was given as a reason for her sacking as a minister in 2020
  • Two men take corpse into Irish post office to claim dead man’s pension #Ireland
  • ‘Toxic work culture’ impacting productivity, say half of legal workers - Legal Cheek
  • Criminal barristers vote to take action if government does not increase legal aid - Legal Cheek
  • Why I rejected a magic circle TC offer to pursue a career at the bar - Legal Cheek