8th January - Law News

Edition 3665: 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: In a border state, the security of the Indian Prime Minister's convoy was breached. But at a time when this should only be a concern for all, this issue has now been completely politicized by both Congress and the BJP. While the BJP claims that Congress conspired to physically harm the PM, Congress is linking it to Punjabi pride. Are the parallel probes and constant back and forth over this extremely sensitive issue only for elections?

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Top UK law firm fined record sum for breaching money-laundering rules
  • Ghislaine Maxwell: key juror has hired lawyer, trial judge says #US
  • ICO consultation on the draft journalism code of practice | Scottish Legal News
  • Aoife Murphy appointed senior legal counsel at Laya Healthcare | Irish Legal News 
  • UK to investigate tattoo ink health risks after EU ban
  • High-profile firm's owners forgo profits to invest in business | Law Gazette
  • Armstrong Solicitors grows residential conveyancing team | Irish Legal News
  • Colston Four acquittal raises doubts about 10-year jail term proposal - Legal experts say new law would mean all cases about monument damage go before juries
  • Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy, who has been charged with rape and sexual assault, has been released from prison on bail. The 27-year-old is accused of attacking five women between October 2020 and August 2021
  • Check in on your isolating colleagues - they may need it | Law Gazette 
  • Sidney Poitier dies aged 94 - He was one of the last surviving major stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood
  • Philip Lee promotes six to senior associate | Irish Legal News
  • Arsenal will wear a white kit in Sunday's FA Cup tie at Nottingham Forest as part of an initiative to combat youth knife crime in London. 27 teenagers were stabbed to death in London in 2021, with teen homicides in the capital the highest since 2008
  • One of the few black female QCs in England and Wales calls for action on inequality
  • A UK beauty queen denied permission to fly to the US to compete in a global pageant says she believes her visa was refused because she was born in Syria
  • Lawyers furious as judges demand proof of positive Covid tests | Law Gazette
  • A 13-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man who was stabbed to death in west London. Dariusz Wolosz, 46, was attacked on Yiewsley High Street in West Drayton in the early hours of Tuesday morning 
  • Detained #Ugandans satirical novelist tortured in custody: Lawyer - Rukirabashaija, author of satirical novels about corruption and greed, is being held incommunicado, his lawyer says
  • Extremist told to read classics by UK judge ‘enjoyed Shakespeare more than Austen’
  • EU defends Ireland’s data protection watchdog | Irish Legal News
  • #Kazakhstan's authoritarian leader says he has ordered security forces to "fire without warning" amid a violent crackdown on anti-government protests. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev also said "20,000 bandits" had attacked the main city of Almaty
  • #Australia has said it is investigating the visas of other foreign tennis players, after detaining Novak Djokovic in a chaotic row over vaccine rules. The men's world number one remains in immigration detention in Melbourne
  • Renewed calls have been made for a Hillsborough Law to ensure fairer treatment for bereaved families. Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram and Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said the government needed to "level the scales of justice" 
  • Justice delayed is justice denied: All is not well in the Supreme Court - The functioning of the Registry of the Supreme Court needs closer supervision and control and needs to be seriously reformed fundamentally | Bar & Bench #India Jan 07, 2022
  • International firm stays in City with Walkie-Talkie lease | Law Gazette
  • Fugitive Indian businessman Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi hire the same formidable London barrister to fight their extradition battles
  • ‘Gay cake’ case could return to domestic courts after Strasbourg ruling | Scottish Legal News
  • Lawyers announce withdrawal from Edinburgh Sheriff Court duty solicitor scheme
  • Boris Johnson accused of corruption after ‘great exhibition’ text emerges
  • Sensitive processing for law enforcement purposes: National Security and Investment Act 2021 (Appropriate Policy Document)
  • Why do people fear lawyers? | Law Gazette
  • Attorney General Merrick Garland: Justice Department will hold January 6 perpetrators 'at any level, accountable under law' #US
  • Tory Minister vows to close ‘loophole’ after court clears Colston statue topplers
  • ECtHR declares appeal in 'gay cake case' inadmissible | Law Gazette
  • Tory peer Michelle Mone secretly involved in PPE firm she referred to government 
  • I’m one of the Colston Four. Our victory took the nation closer to racial justice | Rhian Graham 
  • Britain’s shameful slavery history matters – that’s why a jury acquitted the Colston Four | David Olusoga
  • 'I prosecuted young offenders for years - and more police won't stop knife crime' 
  • Jurors see the bigger picture: activists who were cleared in court
  • Amal Clooney made fellow of WS Society | Scottish Legal News
  • National security law gives UK government power to block acquisitions