7th January - Law News

Edition 3664: 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: Russia is now moving in to aid Kazakhstan after dozens of protesters and 13 police officers have been killed in a recent protest. 

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Colombian National Charged in Connection with Plot to Kill Haitian President #US
  • Philip Lee to upgrade premises and recruit at least 50 new lawyers | Irish Legal News
  • Combatting Stress in the Legal Profession: the 'New Normal'
  • Mishcon de Reya fined £232,500 over numerous AML failings | Law Gazette
  • QUB law student co-opted onto Newry, Mourne & Down council | Irish Legal News
  • Advocates use 'with respect' in court as “marker of disrespect” - Legal Futures
  • Digital evidence in criminal cases can ‘obscure rather than illuminate’ – Sharp | Law Gazette 
  • Lisa Brodyaga, Crusading Lawyer for Immigrants’ Rights, Dies at 81 #US 
  • Police inspector 'accused pensioner of being racist on Facebook then forged BNP spreadsheet'
  • Workplace Relations Commission left without functioning board | Irish Legal News
  • Costs judges “can deal with disputes” over law firm retainers - Legal Futures
  • Apple’s bid to reveal ATE premiums refused by tribunal | Law Gazette 
  • LPC pass rate holds up despite pandemic - Legal Futures
  • Gareth Lee started legal action back in 2014 after a Christian-run Belfast bakery refused to make him a cake with the slogan "Support Gay Marriage". ECHR ruled his case to be inadmissible 
  • Susan Scott promoted to partner at McCash & Hunter LLP | Scottish Legal News
  • Boris Johnson has accused anti-vaccine campaigners of speaking "mumbo jumbo" when it comes to coronavirus jabs. The prime minister said those spreading false information on social media were "totally wrong" and it was time for him "to call them out"
  • World number one men's tennis player Novak Djokovic should be deported from #Australia if he has not told the truth about his exemption from vaccination rules, the deputy prime minister says 
  • Partner hires up 26% last year due to ‘legal boom’ | Law Gazette
  • Minor rape victim's testimony prompts Delhi High Court to uphold convict's 10-year jail term | Bar & Bench #India 
  • Stronger training provisions to be included in judicial appointments reform bill | Irish Legal News
  • Clifford Chance’s top earner paid £3.2m last year | Law Gazette
  • Sharp decline in legal aid fees as pandemic wages on | Scottish Legal News
  • Part-time judges are working ‘on the cheap’, tribunal rules | Law Gazette 
  • Renewed withdrawals from legal aid schemes | Scottish Legal News
  • A teacher badly injured in a fall from a #Thailand balcony has been overwhelmed by an appeal to bring her home which has raised more than £30,000. Jill Dodds, 47, sustained spinal injuries on 18 December
  • The twists and turns of Novak Djokovic's #Australia visa mess and the dangers of being unvaccinated
  • The RAC has accused petrol retailers of ripping off motorists by refusing to pass on wholesale price cuts. The motoring organisation said unleaded petrol fell by 2p a litre, but should have come down by 12p
  • Domestic abuse victims to be given more time to go to the police | Law Gazette 
  • A&L Goodbody tops M&A league tables for 2021 | Irish Legal News 
  • Lessons from the Theranos scandal | Law Gazette
  • Edinburgh house price average breaks £300k as market remains intense | Scottish Legal News 
  • Domestic abuse victims in England and Wales to be given more time to report assaults
  • Are SDLT and LTT payable on the sale of property on the England-Wales border? | The Law Society 
  • Alison Hardiman appointed to government’s major projects advisory group | Irish Legal News 
  • Ghislaine Maxwell prosecutors ask judge for inquiry into juror: Maxwell’s legal team says they believe a new trial is warranted following revelations about juror 
  • Four people accused of illegally removing a statue of Edward Colston have been cleared of criminal damage. Sage Willoughby, Rhian Graham, Milo Ponsford and Jake Skuse were charged after a monument to the 17th Century slave trader was pulled down
  • Top #Irish solicitor shares seven things you must do before buying a house
  • Jon Needham: the man who went to hell and back as a child – and now fights for all rape victims
  • New legislation to crack down on cruel illegal hare coursing 
  • Flynn O’Driscoll appoints new partner and associates | Irish Legal News 
  • The UK's National Security and Investment Act Now Fully in Force