6th January - Law News

Edition 3663: 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: Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic is set to be deported from Australia after his visa was cancelled this morning, with reports the tennis star will launch a court challenge. The Serbian refuses to declare his vaccination status, indicating that he is unlikely to have been vaccinated for the covid19 virus

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Morgan Lewis hires SEC lawyer, citing SPAC and digital asset trends #US
  • Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell say she deserves a new trial after a juror told media that he used his own experience of being sexually abused to persuade other jurors who doubted witnesses #US
  • Serbian Novak Djokovic has had his visa to enter #Australia dramatically revoked on his arrival in Melbourne. The tennis player refuses to declare his vaccination status
  • [Law Student Suicide] Kerala High Court declines bail to accused husband; grants bail to parents of accused | Bar & Bench #India
  • #US Judge blocks Navy vaccine policy for legal challengers citing religious objections
  • #NewZealand Covid experts take legal action against employer over alleged failure to protect them from abuse
  • SRA v Khan: High Court agrees to '11th hour' request | Law Gazette 
  • A #HongKong court sentenced a 36-year-old barrister to 15 months in prison for inciting an unauthorised assembly to commemorate those who died in China's 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square
  • The Welsh Rugby Union is considering playing home Six Nations games in England because of Covid crowd restrictions in Wales. First Minister's imposed restrictions on sporting events in Wales effectively means professional games are behind closed doors
  • Vodafone is delaying the brexit induced reintroduction of roaming charges in Europe by three weeks. The phone network had planned to bring in post-Brexit roaming fees on 6 January, matching other networks who plan to do so in 2022
  • The family of a terminally ill man murdered in County Antrim two years ago believe people have been intimidated from passing information to police. Glenn Quinn, 47, was beaten to death at his Ashleigh Park home in Carrickfergus on 4 January 2020
  • Accountants finally fall into line on price transparency for probate work - Legal Futures
  • Costs of 22 times damages are ‘reasonable and proportionate’, says judge | Law Gazette
  • Lord Ahmed of Rotherham found guilty of trying to rape a girl when he was a teenager in the 1970s, also convicted of a serious sexual assault against a boy during the same period. Jurors at Sheffield Crown Court were told the "repeated sexual abuse"
  • Pavement parking could be banned in weeks under new 2022 rules overhaul
  • Appeal judges shut door on single-stage flight claims - Legal Futures
  • Litigation funder ‘bypassed’ by divorce client seeks to recover £1m | Law Gazette 
  • From 4 January 2022, the government is able to scrutinise and intervene in certain acquisitions that could harm the UK’s national security 
  • Record year for City partner recruitment in 2021 - Legal Futures 
  • A disgraced union executive who lost her lawyer’s licence for “conduct unbecoming” after misusing funds for years — including money destined for renowned charities — is now appealing #Canada
  • Meghan to receive just £1 from Mail on Sunday for privacy invasion: Newspaper accepts defeat and will pay additional unspecified sum for infringing her copyright
  • Curfew in Delhi as #India Covid cases surge. India is bracing for a third wave of coronavirus as its largest cities - the capital Delhi and financial hub Mumbai - see a surge in cases
  • Firm in private prosecutions row is to close | Law Gazette
  • Junior lawyer burnout: M&A boom accelerates exit from elite firms
  • #Australians have reacted angrily to news that tennis player Novak Djokovic will play in the Australian Open, after being exempted from vaccination rules 
  • #French President Emmanuel Macron has warned he intends to make life difficult for people in France who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19. "I really want to hassle them, and we will continue to do this - to the end,"
  • A #US biology teacher Laura Russo has been arrested for allegedly giving a Covid vaccine to a student, say officials. She administered the dose at her home despite having no legal authorisation to give jabs, or consent from the boy's parents
  • Stamp Duty: Is it time to reform the tax we all love to hate?
  • The shortage of Appellate Division judges hampers the disposal of many cases as the number of judges has dropped to four from eleven in #Bangladesh
  • Can we trust the LSB to comment on the rule of law? | Law Gazette 
  • Legal ‘loophole’ blocks police whistleblowers and allows forces to ‘cover up corruption’, say former officers
  • ‘Ruined the experience for me’: mother’s story of breastfeeding voyeurism
  • Trump lawyers drafted letter for seizure of election ‘evidence’ in ‘interest of national security’, documents show #US
  • Emma Watson pro-Palestinian post sparks antisemitism row: Israeli officials attack actor’s message, and are accused of ‘cynical weaponisation’ of term
  • A legal overview: Understanding the UK National Security & Investment Regime Podcast
  • Twitter has permanently banned the popular news aggregation service Politics For All, in a sign of how the social media platform has substantial power to deprive news outlets of their audience without warning 
  • Newport-based Convey Group has announced a new industry-wide charity initiative for the conveyancing industry and the planned opening of a new office for the business
  • UK Government left Scottish ministers and officials in the dark for hours about a terrorist plot to blow up aircraft in mid-flight, newly released cabinet papers have revealed
  • A man tried to destroy a Banksy mural after hearing it was being moved from Wales to England, a court heard. Michael Thomas, 42, tried to break his way into a Port Talbot building to spray the £500,000 artwork with white paint on 26 November last year