12th January - Law News

Edition 3669: 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: With tensions escalating along the border with Russia, Luke Harding visits troops in Ukraine's Donbas region to gauge the mood ahead of a possible invasion. The war here has continued since 2014, when pro-Russian fighters attacked Ukrainian territory. But in recent weeks large numbers of separatist troops have entered the region, while talks between Vladimir Putin and US president Joe Biden have not provided the diplomatic solution many had hoped for

  Focus of the Day Article: Only one in six criminal barristers say the judiciary make adequate allowance for professionals’ caring or childcare responsibilities, with many arguing that the interests of parties and counsel are the Crown Court’s lowest priorities. Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Cleaver Fulton Rankin appoints new head of corporate | Irish Legal News
  • Brodies re-elects Christine O’Neill QC for fourth term as chairman | Scottish Legal News
  • Accident victim signed up to CFA within two minutes, transcript shows | Law Gazette
  • High Court in Belfast to hear claim for compensation after alleged waterboarding | Irish Legal News
  • Senior Downing Street political staff had to intervene during the first half of 2021 to prevent events at No 10 - such as leaving parties - going ahead
  • Listed Gateley announces 11th acquisition | Law Gazette
  • Amy Cornelius and Gregor Hayworth join Burges Salmon in Edinburgh | Scottish Legal News
  • Is the Nationality and Borders Bill just another example of bad law-making? | Law Gazette
  • Two men have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a teenager who went missing 15 years ago. Andrew Gosden, from Doncaster, was last seen on 14 September 2007, aged 14
  • Slater and Gordon records £19.5m pandemic loss | Law Gazette
  • Claire Campbell's 16-year-old son, Luke, died after taking ecstasy bought by friends on the darknet - a part of the internet that can only be accessed with special software
  • Melissa Collins elected as president of JCI Dublin | Irish Legal News
  • Law firm that held deposits defeats claim over failed property development - Legal Futures
  • Danielle Mari Connell appointed as TANQ committee member | Scottish Legal News
  • #Lithuania pays Guantánamo ‘forever prisoner’ Abu Zubaydah €100,000 over CIA torture - Compensation for allowing torture at Vilnius black site indicates changing attitudes in Washington, lawyers say
  • Peers urged to back 'health needs screening' for remote proceedings | Law Gazette
  • The lifting of restrictions on large outdoor events in Scotland is expected to be announced this afternoon. The move would allow football fans to return to stadiums when the Scottish Premiership's winter break ends next week
  • Law firm’s prisoner charity doubles caseload in six months - Legal Futures
  • Lords watchdog assesses complaint against Tory peer Michelle Mone over PPE firm - Commissioners asked to investigate after files appear to suggest Tory peer was involved in company awarded £203m contracts
  • #Australian Border Force investigating whether Novak Djokovic made false travel claim
  • The courts don't care about us, criminal barristers say as strike looms - Legal Futures
  • Scottish government’s inept consultation interferes with rule of law | Scottish Legal News
  • Bradford adoption: Couple say troubled council 'broke our family' - Sonny and Sarita Simak spent three years fighting to be reunited with a boy they planned to adopt after he was wrongly removed by Bradford Council
  • One of Britain's largest energy suppliers Ovo Energy has apologised after it advised customers they could cuddle pets and eat porridge to stay warm - a link to a blog "containing energy-saving tips" was sent to its SSE customers 
  • Lawyer demands e-scooter reform as illegal rider makes injury claim | Law Gazette
  • The acquittal of the Colston Four does not edit history
  • Former #Fiji Solicitor-General Nainendra Nand passes away
  • Employment Tribunals head Shona Simon to retire | Scottish Legal News
  • Mishcon loses 18 lawyers to Greenberg ahead of planned IPO | Law Gazette
  • S&G refunds £4,000 deduction in latest Checkmylegalfees clash - Legal Futures
  • Leaked email about drinks event at No 10 explodes Johnson’s defences 
  • The High Court has struck out libel claims made by a former Warwick University law professor against two fellow academics, an investigator and a law student - Legal Futures
  • Find another way to resolve dispute, High Court tells parties - Legal Futures
  • The Colston Four’s critics are deluded to think Britain owes no apology for its past
  • People without Covid symptoms no longer need a PCR test to confirm a positive lateral flow in England. The change reflects the high prevalence of coronavirus in the community and the accuracy of rapid tests
  • Criminal bar explores appetite for action over legal aid | Law Gazette 
  • A prisoner who gave birth to a stillborn baby in the toilet of a cell has said she "will never forgive the prison" for the "horror death". Louise Powell said she begged for an ambulance before her baby died at HMP Styal in Cheshire