11th January - Law News

Edition 3668: 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 many as 100 people were invited to a "bring-your-own-booze" drinks event in the Downing Street garden during the first lockdown, the BBC understands. The Metropolitan Police said it was in contact with the government over "widespread reporting relating to alleged breaches" of Covid rules. Witnesses have told the BBC the PM and his wife attended the gathering on 20 May 2020.

  Focus of the Day Article: In one of its final decisions of 2021, McQuillan, McGuigan and McKenna, the UK Supreme Court addressed challenges to the effectiveness of police investigations into events which took place during the Northern Ireland conflict. Full story - New Law Journal

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • What are the legal rights of unvaccinated workers in #Canada? https://t.co/K8SOTHmjEt
  • Willkie Farr increases NQ lawyer pay to £145k in London - Legal Cheek https://t.co/g6q0p6VtVn
  • Finding your voice as a lawyer - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/kdDglocdE8
  • Pass rates for the Legal Practice Course (LPC) have remained steady in spite of the coronavirus pandemic, new statistics from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have shown - Legal Cheek https://t.co/M34oUgFpy
  • Travers Smith raises NQ lawyer salary to £100k - Legal Cheek https://t.co/BARLdgyhs6
  • [Pegasus] Bhima Koregaon accused, counsel write to SC appointed Committee alleging phones were compromised | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/5VeR5cKLF2
  • Best law firms for legal tech 2022 - Legal Cheek https://t.co/AQ6ifx8HuZ
  • No leaseholder living in a building higher than 11m, around four to six storeys high, "will ever face any costs" for fixing dangerous cladding, the housing secretary has said https://t.co/gMIAZQPDg
  • Listed law firms record 26% share value rise in one year - Legal Cheek https://t.co/m9D8TfVZEz 
  • Ashurst boosts NQ pay to £105k - Legal Cheek https://t.co/1cjp8YDLCs 
  • Every winter, #Indian capital Delhi's toxic air is fuelled by farmers burning crop stubble. But the fires don't stop. Why? The answer lies in water, according to a climate expert https://t.co/KPbycCmd8
  • Eve Cornwell leaves fee-earning to take legal tech product manager role - Legal Cheek https://t.co/YERl436NwX
  • Eight men who sued Manchester City after saying they were abused by paedophile Barry Bennell more than 30 years ago have lost a High Court fight. The men said he abused them when they played for teams he coached in north-west England between 1979 and 1985 https://t.co/JdSS8G7oh
  • Four Supreme Court judges test positive for COVID-19 | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/ROpddpOVv
  • The first phase of an independent inquiry into the murder of Sarah Everard will conclude this year, the home secretary has said. Met Police officer Wayne Couzens staged a fake arrest to kidnap Ms Everard before he raped and murdered her https://t.co/f7iIkul0e
  • Ikea cuts sick pay for unvaccinated staff forced to self-isolate https://t.co/FqjKMdfmCQ
  • In the wake of the new Federal Circuit and Family Court of #Australia, collaboration and efficiency are shaping up as more common features of legal practice - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/RHKE0D6aN2
  • Full video: What does qualifying work experience mean for students hoping to secure training contracts under the new SQE regime? - Legal Cheek https://t.co/uiDokbN5oa
  • Ontario's legal community keeping a close eye on Laurentian University court battle #Canada https://t.co/Dj3BH2abDj 
  • Delhi High Court notice to NIA on plea by two Kerala women accused of spreading ISIS propaganda | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/HKu9DNHOd
  • Ohio solicitor general makes anti-vax mandate case to Supreme Court remotely after getting Covid #US https://t.co/E5Tdb61H3k
  • A court in #Myanmar has sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four more years in prison, in the latest of a series of trials. She was convicted for the illegal possession and import of walkie-talkies and breaking Covid-19 rules https://t.co/g4YpqOAYq8
  • Novak Djokovic's challenge to an order by the #Australian government revoking his entry visa has dramatically overturned the decision. Judge Anthony Kelly ordered the release of the tennis star from detention https://t.co/dqgnMbInGg
  • The Corporate Counsel Show: Why in-house recruitment is so busy right now - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/N8jmmFpZkn
  • Judge Timothy Walmsley held a minute of silence before sentencing Ahmaud Arbery's killers #US https://t.co/FspwWfR1uS
  • Joint NGO Letter to Khamenei on Baktash Abtin's Condition #Iran https://t.co/HVp4CUj0ZN
  • Support increases for Manchester bus driver sacked for being ‘too short’: More than 13,000 sign petition backing Tracey Scholes, who was dismissed after 34 years of service https://t.co/tYrPcbjV92
  • Gujarat High Court introduces online e-court fees platform on pilot basis | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/q5qC5rIpIE
  • Sentencing of Grimsby ex-soldier who admits murdering nursery worker delayed again https://t.co/M7ClLPdhlf 
  • An investigation has been launched after Sicily's normally white Scala dei Turchi cliffs were stained red. The marl cliffs, which attract thousands of tourists every year, were defaced sometime overnight on Friday #Italy https://t.co/90DqPnLIvA
  • Requiring PCR tests for isolation funds may fail legal test, UK officials told - Legal advice says any challenge under equalities law would have reasonable chance of success https://t.co/K3yZDd68Ct
  • ‘I’m obsessed with the future of the internet and the future of technology’ - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/AkQqHcXZ0p
  • Should City lawyers subsidise their less high-earning boyfriends and girlfriends? - Legal Cheek https://t.co/7KYqWRthsv
  • Court petition accuses Gwinnett Solicitor General, staff of criminal contempt #US https://t.co/C507tIbPcq
  • Irish solicitor becomes unexpected TikTok star - Legal Cheek https://t.co/O7jpidn47c
  • Novak Djokovic was given no assurances that a medical exemption would allow him into #Australia, lawyers fighting to deport the tennis star have argued https://t.co/2qDMwo4SOG