14th January - Law News

Edition 3671: 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: America is a nation of immigrants that continues to wrestle with a hatred of immigrants. An examination of the history of anti-immigrant panic in the US: Undocumented Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas joins to explain why he thinks America's broken immigration system might be by design.

  Focus of the Day Article: Senior counsel success for pair of women commercial disputes lawyers in Singapore. Appointment of Marina Chin and Swee Yen Koh alongside Tan Puay Boon bring total SC tally to 94. Full story - The Global Legal Post

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Crypto: Let’s party like it’s 1996 | Law Gazette 
  • Boris Johnson's staff accused of more rule-breaking parties inside No 10
  • UK Proposes to Extend UK REACH Registration Deadline and Explore Alternative Information Requirements
  • Mishcon expects ‘very strong’ year as IPO looms | Law Gazette 
  • #US federal judge in Chicago wants attorneys at global law firm Dentons to explain their request to withdraw as counsel to a Japanese pachinko billionaire who is embroiled in a multi-million dollar legal fee fight with litigation firm Bartlit Beck
  • Gateley ‘on track’ as interim profit rises 19.5% | Law Gazette
  • McCartan Turkington Breen appoints two new partners and six associates | Irish Legal News
  • An alert from the security service MI5 stated that Christine Ching Kui Lee "established links" for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) with current and aspiring MPs
  • The Duke of York's military titles and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen, Buckingham Palace has announced. Prince Andrew will stop using the style His Royal Highness in an official capacity, a royal source said
  • End-to-end e-conveyancing is here, supplier claims | Law Gazette
  • New barrister-run litigation firm chooses SRA regulation - Legal Futures 
  • UP court issues arrest warrant against Swami Prasad Maurya in seven-year-old case of hurting religious sentiment | Bar & Bench #India
  • A lawyer for the woman accusing the Duke of York of sexually assaulting her at 17 says a money settlement alone will not be enough for his client #US
  • Junior solicitor at SRA's lawyers struck off for misleading client - Legal Futures
  • The self-isolation period for people who test positive for Covid-19 is being cut to five full days in England, from Monday, people will be able to leave isolation after negative lateral flow tests on days five and six
  • In-house solicitor found with 15,000 indecent images of children struck off | Law Gazette
  • Irish solicitor James MacGuill takes up CCBE leadership | Irish Legal News
  • Solicitor Soophia Khan jailed for contempt | Law Gazette
  • DAC Beachcroft moves to new Glasgow office | Scottish Legal News J
  • Khan asks High Court to set aside SRA's deliver-up orders | Law Gazette 
  • UK government sued over ‘pie-in-the-sky’ net-zero climate strategy - ClientEarth and Friends of the Earth say strategy fails to include policies needed to ensure emissions cuts 
  • Proposed legislation which will provide a right of access to birth certificates, birth and early life information for people who have questions about their origins has been published | Irish Legal News
  • Planners set to approve 51-storey London tower with only one staircase: Fire safety expert says it would be ‘utter madness’ to approve plans for one of UK’s tallest residential buildings
  • MoJ confirms probate fee hike | Law Gazette
  • Leading campaigner urges UK to target wealth of Kazakhstani elite- Bill Browder, who pushed for Magnitsky law, says anti-corruption laws should be used in response to deaths of at least 164 protesters
  • The UK Supreme Court, in partnership with Royal Holloway, University of London, has launched an online course | Scottish Legal News
  • UK barrister Simon Davis has been appointed as #Cayman’s new Director of Public Prosecutions, the Judicial and Legal Services Commission announced Tuesday
  • Supreme Court allows leapfrog appeal in CETA challenge | Irish Legal News
  • #French police have arrested a suspect over the unsolved 2012 murder of a British family and a French citizen in the Alps. Few details were given, but police said a man was in custody "in order to do verifications regarding his schedule" 
  • ‘VIP lane’ for PPE contracts unlawful, High Court rules | Law Gazette 
  • Richard Shepherd joins Gilson Gray | Scottish Legal News
  • A mother and stepfather who kept their starving autistic son locked in a "disgusting" attic bedroom have been found guilty of false imprisonment. Matthew Langley, 22, was "close to death" inside the vomit and faeces-covered room
  • ‘What we saw alarmed us’: the long fight to expose ‘VIP lane’ Covid contracts - Court ruling that UK government’s way of procuring PPE was illegal was culmination of transparency struggle starting in mid 2020
  • Can client development skills help law firms also retain their legal talent? 
  • Kim Kardashian is among three celebrities being sued by investors in the EthereumMax crypto-currency. Other defendants include boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr, basketball player Paul Pierce, and the currency's creators
  • Philip Lee welcomes four newly-qualified solicitors | Irish Legal News 
  • Prince Andrew civil case: What happens next?
  • The UK is heading towards authoritarianism: just look at this attack on a minority 
  • #Spanish court orders doctors be compensated for lack of Covid PPE
  • The Post Office has been unable to contact 126 people who were convicted of crimes on the basis of evidence from the flawed Horizon computer system 
  • Sarah Jones blasts government over killer knife legal loophole after LBC investigation 
  • Met Police facing legal challenge for not investigating Boris Johnson parties 
  • UK lawmaker Jim Shannonbreaks down when revealing mother-in-law died alone of Covid 
  • Shoosmiths opens Brussels office | Scottish Legal News 
  • The jail sentence handed to the mother of murdered toddler Star Hobson was "too low", the attorney general says. Star died in 2020 after months of "neglect, cruelty and injury"