1st January - Law News

Edition 3658: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011  

A very Happy New Year to all our readers!

 Today's Highlighted Video Story: Old Dhaka in Bangladesh celebrates 2022 with a spectacular firework show!

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Postman sacked for routinely driving van after drinking beer - tribunal: Ian Partington claimed his behaviour was 'perfectly acceptable conduct'
  • The Welsh Government responds to reports of ‘Welsh invasion’ of Bristol on New Year’s Eve
  • Rule changes and law updates which come into force from January
  • A truck driver who was facing a 110-year jail term for a deadly crash has had his sentence reduced to 10 years, following widespread outcry. Rogel Aguilera-Mederos' lorry crashed into traffic in 2019, killing four people in the US state of Colorado #US
  • Campbell Watson, a solicitor in Kinross who played a prominent role in the community over many years, has died aged 74 
  • A promising new antiviral pill to treat symptomatic Covid has been approved by the UK medicines regulator. The drug - Paxlovid - is intended for use soon after symptoms develop in people at high risk of severe disease
  • Lawyers for Virginia Giuffre who has accused Prince Andrew of sexual assault are seeking proof of the British royal's alleged inability to sweat
  • Two in three UK drivers unaware of planned Highway Code changes: Cycling group says key changes need to be clearly explained, as Labour claims ministers are ‘missing in action’
  • Average length of time for care proceedings has continued to rise, Ministry of Justice data reveals
  • Monkeys blamed for hundreds of puppy deaths captured in #India: Villagers claim animals were carrying out ‘revenge killings’ after dogs killed an infant monkey
  • LSB annual regulatory performance report: regulators must improve accountability | Solicitors Journal
  • A woman in her 90s has suffered life-threatening injuries after the car she was a passenger in crashed while being driven the wrong way along the A1(M)
  • #Irish solicitor 'absolutely raging' some employers are forcing close contacts of Covid to return to work 
  • Mother asks for police apology over officer’s selfie of murdered son. Mandy Jamieson accuses Ryan Connolly of sullying memory of son Daniel Gee-Jamieson
  • Government ignores MPs’ calls to stop miscarriages of justice as review finds a third of Covid prosecutions were unlawful
  • Majority of officials who downgraded northern rail plans don’t live there: Only a quarter of those who wrote Integrated Rail Plan rely on north of England’s sub-par services
  • Speculation grows that Maxwell may try to cut a deal for reduced sentence: Experts say any deal depends on whether US government believes it is worth investigating network that may have been involved
  • UK told to strengthen law to tackle sexism or devolve it to Scotland 
  • Rehana Popal, once a child refugee, is now UK's first female barrister of Afghan descent
  • Bar Council chair criticises ‘thin-skinned’ Raab for not meeting him 
  • Covid visit ban breached Manx homeowner's human rights, deemster says 
  • A legal ruling has big implications for free speech in England 
  • #Ugandan author Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, who won a prestigious prize this year for courageous writing, has been detained, his lawyer has confirmed 
  • Lawyer Of Tulsa Race Massacre Survivors: We Must Have Closure, Know Where The Mass Graves Are #US
  • Boris Johnson ‘to be cleared of breaking ministerial code’ over No 10 refurb - Ethics adviser Lord Geidt will criticise prime minister but not rule he misled donations inquiry, say reports
  • Nearly 100 terrorists being considered for release by parole board after law change in wake of attacks 
  • Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo says he suffered cuts to the face after attempting to fight off a gang of robbers while with his family