9th January - Law News

Edition 3666: 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: Protesters in South Korea started a movement 30 years ago to bring attention to the plight of so-called “comfort women”. They are demanding compensation for Koreans who were sexually enslaved before and during the second world war. Some activists fear the survivors may never live to see justice.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • 'Hillsborough Law' seeks to curb legal spend by public bodies at inquests | Law Gazette 
  • Opinion: The future of Irish banking will be decided over the coming months | Irish Legal News
  • Trainee solicitor prepares for Syria trip to help at refugee camps | Law Gazette
  • CILEX member permanently excluded after fraud convictions - Legal Futures
  • LPC pass rates unaffected by pandemic | Law Gazette
  • Former publican makes legal history with abuse of process claim | Law Gazette
  • Skerries practice merges into Gerrard L. McGowan Solicitors LLP | Irish Legal News
  • Sussex firm moves into 'house of brands' | Law Gazette
  • Are you ready to sign a personal guarantee to secure your indemnity insurance? - Legal Futures
  • #Kazakhstan's former intelligence chief has been arrested on suspicion of treason following nationwide anti-government protests. The detention of Karim Massimov was announced by the National Security Committee, a body he headed until his removal this week
  • Review by the Court concerning reduction of sentence: a brief Commentary | Robert O Harmsen -
  • The time for evidence-based law | Joao Padua - 
  • Growing Yorkshire firm hands ownership over to employee trust | Law Gazette
  • ‘Funds for favours’: Geidt pressed to reopen investigation into PM’s flat - Emergence of ‘great exhibition’ messages seems to undermine ethics adviser’s finding
  • England: Domestic abuse victims to be given more time to report assaults | Irish Legal News
  • Use of secondary legislation ‘dangerous for democracy’, peers warn | Law Gazette
  • Judge slashes QC's £110k brief fee for case that settled before trial - Legal Futures
  • I’m a police officer, and I fear increased powers of stop and search will undermine public trust
  • Counsel’s fee stripped back for claim settled two weeks before trial | Law Gazette
  • #Canadian officials say a group of social media influencers whose rowdy behaviour on a flight led to their stranding in Mexico have flown home to face an inquiry 
  • Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic thus a bigger spreader of the covid19 virus, had a vaccine exemption to enter #Australia after a Covid infection on 16 December, his lawyers say in court documents
  • France fines Google and Facebook €210m | Irish Legal News 
  • First female judge nominated for #Pakistan’s supreme court - Move to appoint Justice Ayesha Malik, who banned virginity tests for rape survivors, described as ‘defining moment’ for the country 
  • Increase in judicial retirement age could help diversity, MPs told | Law Gazette
  • First law firm deal for 'House of brands' group - Legal Futures 
  • A round-up of human rights stories from around the world | Scottish Legal News 
  • Flat owners will not have to pay to remove dangerous cladding from lower-height buildings under new government plans
  • Role models are key to improving diversity in the profession | Law Gazette
  • Scottish ministers have appointed 15 part-time sheriffs and 17 part-time summary sheriffs | Scottish Legal News 
  • Former Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings has alleged a social event which took place in No 10 on 20 May 2020 may have broken Covid rules
  • Fiduciary duty breaches do not need to go to High Court, costs judge rules | Law Gazette
  • Lawyers jump to juries’ defence as Tories fume at Colston Four verdict 
  • A philosophical look at corruption | Scottish Legal News 
  • A #German court has sentenced an ex-teacher to life in prison for murdering a man he met on an online dating site and desecrating his body. The judge in Berlin said Stefan R, 42, had killed the electrical engineer to "act out his fantasies of cannibalism" 
  • Photographing breastfeeding mothers? It’s the mark of a truly misogynistic society