10th January - Law News

Edition 3667: 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: Thousands took to the street of Magdeburg, Germany, to rally against COVID restrictions. When clashes erupted, the police were forced to deploy pepper spray. The country’s latest anti-virus safety measures include the ‘2G+’ requirement, under which fully vaccinated and recovered persons must provide a negative COVID test result to enter bars, restaurants, and caf├ęs – facilities that are now out of bounds across the country for anyone not in either category.

  Focus of the Day Article: Former New Zealand Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has been confirmed as the new Information Commissioner. Full story - New Law Journal

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Countries Accused Of Human Rights Abuses Are Pouring Money Into Football
  • John Quinn, the Isle of Man attorney general dies
  • At least 19 people, including nine children, have died after a fire in a New York apartment building. Another 32 people were sent to hospital, several of whom are in a critical condition, according to New York Mayor Eric Adams #US
  • Delhi High Court upholds POCSO conviction of accused despite father's testimony that victim was 16 years old | Bar & Bench #India
  • Gay marriage-cake case declared inadmissible by Strasbourg Court - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Venues would have a legal duty to put in place security measures to protect the public from terror attacks under government plans. It comes in the wake of the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing, when 22 people were killed as they left an Ariana Grande concert
  • Being so secure in her industry has allowed the principal of this maritime law firm to work more collaboratively with other lawyers - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Thousands protest in #France against proposed new vaccine pass
  • Police are investigating racist abuse that was directed at ex-England defender Ashley Cole at Swindon's FA Cup clash with Manchester City
  • Brook House Inquiry: Phase 1 Hearings Reviewed - Appin Mackay-Champion - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Lawyers waiting for turn to argue before Delhi High Court contribute to raise college fees of 2 girls in another case | Bar & Bench #India
  • Prominent Afghan professor arrested for criticising Taliban rule: The arrest of Faizullah Jalal is stoking fears that the Taliban will reimpose harsh rules on freedom of speech
  • As order is restored in Kazakhstan, its future is murkier than ever
  • Barrister avoids counselling for ‘abhorrent’ behaviour towards female clerk - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Asylum seekers: The homes where ceilings have fallen in
  • Guidance from Divisional Court on Article 2 inquests - UK Human Rights Blog
  • "You want to answer in Gujarati? (Then) I will speak to you in Kannada:" Gujarat High Court CJ Aravind Kumar to litigant | Bar & Bench #India
  • Polite lawyers are actually the most aggressive, research finds: Barristers who use the word ‘respect’ when speaking to opponents in court may actually be conveying ‘disrespect’, a new study has found - Legal Cheek
  • Suella Braverman accused of politically driven meddling over Colston Four |
  • One date to rule them all: McQuillan, McGuigan and McKenna [2021] UKSC 55 - UK Human Rights Blog 
  • A bid by the #Australian government to delay covid vaccine dodger Novak Djokovic's appeal against deportation has been rejected by a judge overseeing his case
  • Travers boosts vac scheme pay by nearly 70% as it looks to get students back into the office this summer - Legal Cheek
  • NY attorney general subpoenas Trump, Ivanka and Donald Jr - Letitia James seeks testimony and documents from ex-president and his children as part of probe into Trump Organization #US
  • Joint practitioner group mooted to fight legal aid cuts | Law Gazette
  • #UAE authorities retaliated against human rights activist: Rights group says Emirati authorities punished human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor after media published letter in which he detailed abuses
  • End mass jabs and live with Covid, says ex-head of vaccine taskforce 
  • Djokovic pictured maskless at public event one day after positive Covid test
  • ‘Colston Four’ acquittal raises difficult questions | Jan 09, 2022
  • Desmond Tutu’s funeral and Kazakhstan clashes: human rights this fortnight – in pictures
  • At least 21 people have died after heavy snow trapped them in their vehicles in northern #Pakistan. As many as 1,000 vehicles became stranded as would-be tourists reportedly rushed to view the winter snowfall in the hilltop town of Murree
  • LawTuber gives snapshot of life as a magic circle trainee - Legal Cheek 
  • Prince Andrew ‘rushing through sale of £17m Swiss chalet’ as legal bills spiral