3rd January - Law News

Edition 3660: 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: Explosions rock Gaza amid Israeli bombing. The Israeli military claimed the strikes were in retaliation to rocket fire launched towards occupied territory from the Palestinian enclave.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind moves Supreme Court for court monitored probe into hate crimes, hate speeches against Muslims | Bar & Bench #India
  • Speaker defends Tony Blair knighthood after backlash: Critics say legacy of 2003 Iraq invasion makes former PM unsuitable for Queen’s highest honour 
  • The law firms with the best perks 2022 - Legal Cheek
  • Court to unseal deal between Jeffrey Epstein and Virginia Giuffre: Prince Andrew’s lawyers believe 2009 agreement could shield him from Giuffre’s civil sexual assault lawsuit 
  • Liz Truss asked for public money to cover £3,000 lunch: Reports say Truss demanded booking at ‘obviously incredibly expensive’ club owned by Tory donor 
  • Kerala High Court introduces e-filing but mandates filing two sets of physical copies | Bar & Bench #India 
  • Twitter has suspended the personal account of the ultra rightwing #US Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene for repeated violations of its rules around coronavirus misinformation
  • Your ultimate guides to training contract and pupillage applications this festive period - Legal Cheek
  • 2021: Ten newsmakers in law | Bar & Bench #India
  • The most eco-friendly law firms 2022 - Legal Cheek 
  • Defibrillator taken from an ambulance while paramedics responded to an emergency call on New Year's Day has been found after a social media appeal. North West Ambulance Service said "an unknown individual" took it from a vehicle on Union St West, Oldham
  • A 74-year-old man who collided with two parked cars while riding an e-scooter has died. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said he was travelling down Springfield Road, Tameside, when he crashed at about 13:40
  • Rules on live streaming of proceedings in Karnataka courts, tribunals notified | Bar & Bench #India
  • A second boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death in south London. Zaian Aimable-Lina was found fatally injured after police were called to Ashburton Park in Croydon
  • From paralegal to lawyer at a listed law firm - Legal Cheek 
  • Queen honours Brighton human rights barrister Zimran Samuel for helping victims of domestic abuse
  • Ministers are keen to ease immigration restrictions in a bid to make it easier for thousands of #Indian citizens to live and work in the UK as part of forthcoming trade talks
  • A #SouthKorean citizen has crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea in an apparent defection, South Korea's military says 
  • US judge delivers double setback to Prince Andrew’s abuse case battle: Pressure grows on duke to settle alleged victim’s claim before key hearing this week 
  • Fraudsters are using power-of-attorney rules to steal people’s homes
  • A large fire is raging at the Houses of Parliament in the #SouthAfrican city of Cape Town. Video footage shows a plume of black smoke filling the sky, with huge flames coming out from the roof of the building
  • Face masks are to be worn in classrooms in England's secondary schools to reduce the spread of the Omicron variant, the government has announced
  • #French car-burning returns for New Year's Eve - a total of 874 cars have been set alight during New Year's Eve celebrations
  • The United Arab Emirates has announced that it will ban citizens who have not had three doses of a vaccine against Covid-19 from travelling abroad 
  • #Pakistan shows dismal Human Rights record under Imran Khan government
  • Maxwell’s attorney and family vow to appeal guilty verdict but face obstacles #US 
  • The Beckhams descend on Middle Temple - Legal Cheek
  • New law allowing assisted suicide takes effect in #Austria
  • Rowley Regis: Driver arrested after girl, 14, dies in crash
  • Lawyer Amy Spencer sent "at least 50" x-rated pictures to violent prisoner Grant McNamara behind bars for a meat cleaver attack, after defending him in court
  • Croydon stabbing: Boy, 15, killed in London park named
  • Priti Patel vows to curb eco protests and asylum appeals in 2022: Home secretary delivers dictatorial legal wishlist in new year video message which opposition calls ‘slogans not solutions’