4th January - Law News

Edition 3661: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011  

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story: Two prominent Indian stand-up comedians, Kunal Kamra and Munawar Faruqui, have said it’s becoming unsafe to perform after they received threats from right-wing Hindu nationalists. Faruqui, who is Muslim, was jailed earlier this year for jokes he didn’t even tell. Authorities say the arrest was in the interest of law and order, and to protect religious sentiments. But critics argue that laws are being misused to silence free speech, especially among critics of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • COVID-19: Calcutta High Court switches to full virtual hearing | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/ekib0efKqG
  • Law change allows wild birds to be killed to protect game birds in England - Certain species such as carrion crows and jackdaws can be shot after government updates guidelines https://t.co/UDBcDk8OKL 
  • Raising awareness for First Nations people - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/J4gf1WxEUN
  • Shoosmiths grabs place on housebuilder Taylor Wimpey’s Scottish legal panel https://t.co/0jqNCU4cYH
  • Former lord chancellor to become Sir Robert Buckland | Law Gazette https://t.co/bSnjuSelbW 
  • Glorification of Plymouth shooter by ‘incels’ prompts calls for action: Request for problem to be taken more seriously comes as data shows sixfold rise in visits to incel forums https://t.co/xig2A4HQkX
  • Prince Andrew accuser’s 2009 deal with Jeffrey Epstein made public - Virginia Giuffre agreed not to sue anyone connected to Jeffrey Epstein who could be described as a "potential defendant", a 2009 damages settlement against the sex offender shows https://t.co/AKyMC0KXjH 
  • High performance in an evolving market - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/DUT6fUqUse 
  • FCA Takes Next Step Towards a UK Consumer Duty https://t.co/ZlV722HbSS
  • Dechert top earner’s profit share falls by nearly half | Law Gazette https://t.co/c0gEB7t1eu
  • The Corporate Counsel Show: Riding waves of change and better understanding the in-house market - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/suIEirAoyf 
  • Airport staff in Mauritius have found a newborn baby boy abandoned in the rubbish bin toilet of a plane's toilet. A 20-year-old woman from Madagascar, suspected of having given birth on the flight, was arrested https://t.co/F8nTgQYrKo
  • Bar chair accuses lord chancellor of being ‘thin-skinned’ over failure to meet | Law Gazette https://t.co/1sqfHTc2lb
  • Having turned down partnership at a firm in her native UK to follow a different vocational path, Charlotte Smith has learned how to better manage her energy, tap into a mindset of potential and discover confidence in herself - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/jRGLX26wOj
  • #Australian police are investigating allegations from a former Australian youth cricket player that he was raped by a team official during a 1985 tour. Jamie Mitchell, 55, believes he was assaulted after a team doctor treated him with a sedative https://t.co/VtwpHhx7xr
  • Charles Russell Speechlys faces retrial over £50,000 bill | Law Gazette https://t.co/GmQypJlJtj 
  • A critical incident has been declared at four Lincolnshire hospitals because of staff shortages due to Covid-19 https://t.co/af1qkeDVll
  • Latest Law Pod UK Episode: Interview with Nazir Afzal OBE - UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/3khf8u4Te7
  • English courts can still grant pan-EU trade mark injunctions, judge rules | Law Gazette https://t.co/8jczm4iKZY 
  • Children are being helped by adult chaperones on their way to and from school in high-crime inner city areas. The £1.2m project is being piloted in the West Midlands with support from the Home Office and the Police and Crime Commissioner https://t.co/ChwoacGjxv
  • Enforced quarantine in hotels: a breach of the right to liberty? - UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/PISDe81yao
  • World-renowned rights defender held again in Hong Kong clampdown | Law Gazette https://t.co/k2Woo1WEYu
  • New NHS figures show that thousands of people injured in household accidents were admitted to English hospitals during Covid-19 lockdowns https://t.co/roa3qXLs07
  • Whistleblower warns baffling illness affects growing number of young adults in #Canadian province. Several new cases in New Brunswick involve caretakers of those afflicted, suggesting a possible environmental trigger https://t.co/95kx5WMa1p 
  • Law firm management chief to lead cricket board's diversity action plan | Law Gazette https://t.co/BUc159NM08
  • The first day of 2022 brought in some major legal changes for the United States of America #US https://t.co/G1CrvNEtcD
  • The Weekly Round-Up: New COVID-19 rules for three nations and no investigation into Met on Downing Street Christmas party - UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/Cft4CCbXLK 
  • A class action firm will explore compensation options for victims of surgeon Dr Daniel Lanzer who allegedly engaged in several troubling practices, including serious safety and hygiene breaches and procedures that left patients in extreme pain #Australia https://t.co/t8EYiSJQC0
  • Tory peer to lead boycott of Coca-Cola over role in Beijing Winter Olympics https://t.co/7MlaOEWyj5 
  • NCB moves Bombay High Court for cancellation of bail granted to Nawab Malik's son-in-law in drug case | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/Za18k03ag6 
  • It’s not the police’s job to shut down political debate. They should stick to solving crime https://t.co/edKCeOM7fZ 
  • Legal tricks won't wash any more. Prince Andrew is jeopardising the monarchy https://t.co/tKjRllxMyc