5th January - Law News

Edition 3662: 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: Lawyers for Prince Andrew are arguing that the civil case against him brought by Virginia Guiffre should be dismissed at a hearing in New York. They claim a 2009 agreement between Ms Guiffre and Jeffrey Epstein - which was unsealed earlier this week - means no more legal action against "any other potential defendants". Ms Guiffre has claimed she was forced by Esptein to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 - claims the Prince strongly denies.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Edinburgh police broke up illegal Covid-breaking 1,000 person party
  • Chief Justice Roberts bats for judicial independence in annual year-end report #US
  • National Green Tribunal resolved to address environmental disputes in 2021 #India Times 
  • Taking pictures of breastfeeding mothers in public to be made illegal in England and Wales
  • How Isaiah survived Australia’s juvenile justice system #Australia 
  • Cat-scratchers, Covid and criminals, my first 6 weeks covering London's courts
  • Does it pay to represent yourself in court? 
  • From 6 April 2022, digital identity document validation technology (IDVT) will be introduced to support employers and landlords with right to work, right to rent and pre-employment DBS checks
  • Law PLC delivers for investors as listed firms' share prices soar - Legal Futures
  • #Chinese painter exhibits portraits of 86 human rights activists
  • 'Director deadlock' on future direction contributed to failure of top PI firm - Legal Futures
  • Funder refused permission to use privileged material in 'fraud' claim - Legal Futures
  • Special report: 'Court is terrifying, but it is often the only way to get compensation' #Ireland 
  • Tekatau Bio, 30, is the first person of Kiribati heritage to be admitted as a barrister and solicitor to the High Court of #NewZealand J
  • Prince Andrew's lawyers to ask #US court to dismiss civil sexual assault case 
  • A jail sentence and driving ban handed down before Christmas to a motorist who had been drinking when he killed a cyclist then fled the scene highlight the need for reform of the law, say campaigners 
  • How English law is failing Islamic communities and ethnic minorities - Legal Futures
  • Anyone convicted or cautioned for consensual homosexual activity, under now-abolished laws, can apply to have them "disregarded"
  • US dating giant Match Group launches legal war with UK-based Islamic app Muzmatch
  • More than 500,000 people have signed a petition calling for former Prime Minister Sir Tony Blair to have his knighthood removed. The petition complains that his role in the Iraq war makes him "personally responsible" for "war crimes"
  • Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has been convicted of defrauding investors after a months-long landmark trial in California. Prosecutors said Holmes knowingly lied about technology she said could detect diseases with a few drops of blood #US
  • Family of autistic man plan legal challenge over care conditions - Mother says her 24-year-old son’s care at a hospital in Cheshire is ‘worse than being in prison’
  • Igboho's lawyer, Olajengbesi resigns after attack by Yoruba nation agitators #Nigeria
  • UK motorist caught driving while distracted nine times in four years: About 90,000 people committed CU80 offence at least once in that period, as campaigners call for crackdown 
  • David Bowie's estate has sold the publishing rights to his "entire body of work" to Warner Chappell Music, including hundreds of songs such as Space Oddity, Changes and Let's Dance 
  • Madhya Pradesh High Court increases working hours by 30 minutes to tackle pendency | Bar & Bench #India
  • Driving laws: Motorists urged to check new European rule changes including licence warning
  • A Scottish MP has proposed changes to employment law which would guarantee all workers two weeks of paid leave after losing a loved one 
  • Motoring in 2022: Experts predict driving law changes and much needed electric scooter legislation 
  • [COVID-19] Supreme Court reverts to virtual hearing for 2 weeks from January 3 | Bar & Bench #India
  • Several French MPs say they have received death threats as they debate a Covid-19 pass that would bar the unvaccinated from much of public life 
  • Lawyer confronts driver on wrong side. His car, wife & 2 kids in it, pounded with liquor bottles #India