28th February - Law News

Edition 3716: 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: Ten years ago, Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman, who perceived the unarmed teenager as a threat. He would later be acquitted of all charges in the killing, arguing successfully that he had acted in self defense. These events reignited the conversation about race and justice in America. "The contemporary civil rights movement unfolded directly in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin,” says Henry Louis Gates Jr. in a new Opinion video. Former President Barack Obama argues that Trayvon's death "was the start of America looking inward and in fits and starts coming to terms with what has always been our original sin." 

 Focus of the Day Article: Lawyers have called on the government to do its best to help avert a refugee and humanitarian crisis, following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Full story - New Law Journal
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Law Pod UK: Latest Episode - UK Human Rights Blog
  • US and UK law firms announce bumper financial results - Legal Cheek 
  • Court of Appeal refuses permission to judicially review infected blood compensation scheme - UK Human Rights Blog
  • UK expected to ease visa restrictions for Ukrainians fleeing war: Foreign secretary says refugees will be welcomed after immigration minister provoked outrage with tweet
  • 6 skills to help you stay on top of your game in 2022 - Lawyers Weekly
  • 'Chief happiness officer', 'micro retreats' and even a 😎 emoji! Clifford Chance partner sets out vision for future in eye-catching manifesto - Legal Cheek
  • Putin has used British rich man’s law to avoid scrutiny, at a crippling cost to us all
  • Gilchrist Connell improves social justice contribution - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Russian invasion prompts CMS, Bakers and Dentons to close Kyiv offices - Legal Cheek 
  • The Weekly Round-Up: restrictions, refugees and the right to privacy - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Statements of protected witness after redaction of identity can be provided to UAPA accused: Supreme Court | Bar & Bench #India 
  • Mishcon joins initiative to fund refugee lawyers through SQE - Legal Cheek
  • Police are appealing for help to find a missing 96-year-old woman. Rita - whose surname has not been released by officers - is from Brecon, Powys, and was last seen at 10:20 GMT on Saturday
  • Award win sees surge in trust, says legal counsel - Lawyers Weekly 
  • Bloomberg v ZXC – the Supreme Court decides - Aileen McColgan QC - UK Human Rights Blog
  • New 50mph zones could be introduced on two more sections of Welsh roads to tackle pollution. The Welsh government wants to reduce nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentration 
  • Simmons launches in Silicon Valley as A&O enters Boston - Legal Cheek
  • “It is a case of affair and sexual relationship ending in breakup:” Rajasthan High Court quashes rape case | Bar & Bench #India
  • How a court case over pollution could be used to unravel federal regulatory power #US 
  • Full video: Funding the SQE - Legal Cheek
  • The EU, US and their allies have agreed to cut off a number of Russian banks from the main international payment system, Swift 
  • Planning exemption for conversion of vacant pubs into homes extended | Irish Legal News
  • Join our volunteers! - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Ketanji Brown Jackson will be a superb addition to the US supreme court #US 
  • New rules to tackle offshore crypto crime | Law Gazette


27th February - Law News

Edition 3715: 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: The international response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine has largely been limited to sanctions and condemnation. UN Security Council permanent member Russia used its veto to block a resolution against the invasion. The U.S and EU are preparing sanctions targeting Russia's president, but former leader Dmitry Medvedev responded by saying Moscow doesn't really need diplomatic ties with the West. Can anything be done to return to diplomacy?

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Ireland welcomes progress on EU directive on ESG reporting | Irish Legal News
  • An extra 4,000 prison places are to be created, spread across 16 prisons, Justice Secretary Dominic Raab said last week | NLJ
  • Dechert and ex-partner face joint trial over hacking and abduction claims | Law Gazette
  • Inner House finds former employee of housebuilder entitled to payment of bonuses post-termination | Scottish Legal News 
  • Chelsea's Russian owner Roman Abramovich says he is "giving trustees of Chelsea's charitable foundation the stewardship and care" of the club. Abramovich, who took over at Chelsea in the 2003, has made the move amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine
  • The Court of Appeal has warned judges to ‘remain above the fray and neutral’ where cases involve litigants in person | NLJ
  • 'Almost unendurable': rape case delayed 21 times | Law Gazette 
  • Director of Public Prosecutions Max Hill QC has vowed to do better on Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO), following concerns about low numbers of convictions | NLJ
  • Four Bars condemn illegal Russian invasion of Ukraine | Irish Legal News 
  • Hundreds defy banned Basant kite flying festival in #Pakistan - The government imposed the ban because of unsafe practices. But despite a police crackdown, every year hundreds of people continue to fly kites from their rooftops 
  • Witness on video link tried to give evidence while driving a van | Law Gazette 
  • Law firm gunnercooke has become the first major UK law firm to officially accept payment in cryptoassets such as Ethereum (Ether) and Bitcoin | NLJ 
  • Oil giant BP is under pressure from the UK government to offload its 20% stake in the Russian state-owned oil firm Rosneft. Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng spoke to BP boss Bernard Looney on Friday following Russia's invasion of Ukraine
  • GQ|Littler appoints Alison Finn as first senior associate in Dublin | Irish Legal News
  • Crown court judge who claimed he was subjected to ‘improper pressure’ over his handling of an application to extend custody time limits at the height of the pandemic has been given formal advice for misconduct | Law Gazette
  • Peers should consider whether the introduction of suspended or prospective-only quashing orders in judicial reviews correctly balance ‘providing courts with discretion and placing a presumption on how they should act’ | NLJ
  • Dr Aurel Sari: International legal aspects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine | Scottish Legal News 
  • Ketanji Brown Jackson: who is Biden’s #US supreme court choice? - The Harvard graduate, 51, has been a judge of the DC circuit court of appeals since replacing Merrick Garland
  • #Russia has limited access to Facebook over the platform's stance on the accounts of several Moscow-backed news outlets amid the invasion of Ukraine
  • The deaths of two patients have sparked damning reports into the failings of mental health services in north Wales. They died at two separate units run by Betsi Cadwaladr health board
  • Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross faces no action over undeclared earnings
  • MoJ exploring fresh JR reforms, tribunal hears | Law Gazette
  • Burges Salmon advises Atlas Hotels on acquisition of six new properties | Scottish Legal News
  • Breaches of embargo on publication of the contents of a court judgment are ‘becoming more frequent’, the Court of Appeal has warned | NLJ
  • Police bid for journalist’s notes ‘deeply concerning’ for press freedom, court hears | Law Gazette
  • Lawyers have called on the government to do its best to help avert a refugee and humanitarian crisis, following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia | NLJ 
  • Former solicitor in contempt over 'abusive and vile' messages to SDT staff | Law Gazette 
  • CEO of Home Office contractor apologises for racist messages by staff: Boss of Mitie, awarded contracts worth £2.55bn, apologised to home secretary and has launched an investigation 
  • The much-anticipated Belsner appeal, which could have a significant effect on costs for low value personal injury cases, has been postponed | NLJ
  • Analysis: Only the financial equivalent of unleashing a nuclear arsenal will dent #Russia’s foreign assets war chest 
  • Andrew Forrest hits back at Facebook claim he signed away his rights #Australia


26th February - Law News

Edition 3714: 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 Attacks Ukraine: As Russia-Ukraine crisis escalate, the government began evacuating students in Ukraine as calls to for rescuing the thousands of stranded Indians in the war-torn country grew increasingly desperate.
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • KPMG: Fraud cases rise in Scottish courts sparking concern over economic crime | Scottish Legal News
  • A #Japanese court has awarded damages to people who were forcibly sterilised under an old eugenics law intended to prevent the births of “inferior children” | Irish Legal News
  • Litigation funding and marginal gains | Law Gazette
  • High Court: Application for leave to execute 11-year-old judgment against debtor refused | Irish Legal News 
  • Rape cases should be tried in specialist courts, says report
  • The second day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been accompanied by further false or misleading imagery on social media claiming to be from the conflict 
  • SRA pleads with Supreme Court to avoid adverse costs orders | Law Gazette
  • Drink driving Bradford solicitor is sanctioned
  • Clifford Chance tech lawyer says London law firm should adopt Silicon Valley work culture
  • Ukraine invasion triggers lawyers' fury | Law Gazette
  • A man has pleaded guilty to murdering primary school teacher Sabina Nessa. Koci Selamaj beat and strangled the 28-year-old as she walked through a park in Kidbrooke, south-east London
  • Russia bans British airlines from its airspace 
  • Encephalitis: Sussex man's legal action over wife's hospital care
  • Firm 'happy to ignore' costs budget to leave client with shortfall | Law Gazette
  • Inner House rules chair of Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry Lady Smith acted ultra vires in restricting publication of legal claims | Scottish Legal News
  • Mishcon to help refugee lawyers requalify as solicitors | Law Gazette 
  • The 2022 Champions League final will be played in Paris after #Russia was stripped of the match following the nation's invasion of Ukraine
  • Michael Molineaux obituary - As a lawyer, he was admired and respected for his intelligent and perspicacious mind, and renowned for solving the most complex problems 
  • Rebuked solicitor did not realise he was breaching signature rule | Law Gazette 
  • Tycoon’s son sentenced to death in #Pakistan in high-profile rape and murder case: Zahir Jaffer tortured and beheaded Noor Mukadam, in July last year, in case that sparked outrage over violence against women 
  • The rape and murder of Noor Muqaddam, by a man from the same circle of rich friends, outraged #Pakistan - and it highlighted the shocking levels of violence women there face
  • Solicitor’s long career ended after asking client for £100 payment | Law Gazette
  • Three ex-Minneapolis policemen present at the death of George Floyd denied the unarmed black man of his civil rights, a jury has found #US
  • She caught my hand and asked me 'what wrong did I do?' Justice Indira Banerjee recounts encounter with trafficking survivor | Bar & Bench #India
  • Britons living in EU can’t keep pre-Brexit rights, European court advised
  • 'Lottery lawyer' loses bid to suppress phone evidence, separate trials - Former law firm partner Jason Kurland charged with duping lottery winners out of more than $100 million #US
  • Struck-off solicitor mounted ‘campaign of harassment’ against SDT chief, court hears | Law Gazette 
  • Success for Aidan O’Neil and Fred Mackintosh in Supreme Court extradition case | Scottish Legal News
  • Woman, 60, wins tribunal case after boss 'fired her for being bad at social media' 
  • Amnesty: ‘Worst fears’ realised as Russia invades Ukraine | Irish Legal News
  • Freshfields latest top firm to boost cash reserves | Law Gazette
  • BHSM appoints solicitor David Sheehan to construction team | Irish Legal News 
  • Metropolitan Police officer accused of 29 sex crimes found collapsed in Belmarsh prison cell 
  • The two lead prosecutors of the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation into the Trump Org resigned Wednesday#US
  • Kyiv furious as EU wavers on banning Russia from Swift payment system: Ukraine foreign minister voices anger as EU leaders likely to decide against blocking #Russia from international payments system


25th February - Law News

Edition 3713: 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: Political scientist & author Brian Klaas says “strongmen” leaders like Vladimir Putin activate a template in the human brain, causing many to gravitate toward them. Klaas tells Reality Check’s John Avlon about his research into sociopaths - how they are naturally drawn to power and all too often, succeed in getting it.

 Focus of the Day Article: Class action caseloads at record high as labour and employment claims rise, study finds: Corporate legal departments spent $3.37bn on defending and assessing class actions last year. Full story - The Global Legal Post
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Capital allowances update – an ETN & CIOT seminar | Scottish Legal News 
  • Our law firms must get out of Russia | Law Gazette 
  • Defendants waiting over six months for trial up 15% in England and Wales 
  • Legal app ad using the word ‘shyster’ cleared of causing offence | Law Gazette 
  • The government wants to stop a BBC programme that alleges an MI5 agent is a dangerous extremist and misogynist, who abused two former female partners: A High Court judgment published on Thursday revealed details of the previously-secret legal battle 
  • Happiness officers: does every workplace need to hire someone to bring the joy?
  • MoJ working towards mid-March for legal aid response | Law Gazette 
  • Wildlife groups urge MPs to back protest amendments to crime bill - Bee and butterfly groups are among those asking MPs to ‘defend freedoms’ essential to protecting environment
  • Prince Harry has begun a High Court libel action against the publisher of the Daily Mail, his spokesperson has confirmed
  • No realistic prospect of conviction for PC Adam Zaman, 28, who was accused of raping a woman while off-duty at the Andaz Hotel in Liverpool Street, central London, in October last year: case dismissed
  • The government should seize the assets of #Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich who owns Chelsea Football Club, amid concerns about alleged links to corruption, according to a Labour MP
  • Fixed costs: Housing specialists gather evidence on legal aid consequences | Law Gazette
  • Web designer’s #US supreme court case could trample LGBTQ+ rights, advocates say
  • 'Shambolic': family lawyers told divorce service will close soon | Law Gazette
  • Disabled staff and clients deserve more from the law - Legal Futures
  • Law firms feature strongly in Stonewall's employer rankings | Law Gazette
  • Dating apps accused of ignoring sexual assault
  • Doctor sacked for biblical views on gender to appeal against tribunal outcome
  • Mishcon takes next step in IPO plan by naming independent directors - Legal Futures
  • Students in England to pay back loans over 40 years instead of 30
  • Employee unfairly dismissed & discriminated against following treatment for cancer, tribunal rules: Judge says compliance officer’s dismissal was ‘tainted with discrimination’ as experts advise firms to be ‘mindful’ of the impact of disabilities on staff
  • A jury is deciding whether a former detective showed "extreme indifference to human life" during the raid that led to the death of Breonna Taylor #US
  • All remaining legal Covid restrictions have been removed in England, nearly two years after the first rules were introduced
  • Vos halts PI fees appeal after wider issues raised | Law Gazette
  • Law student Alicia Smyth is the first recipient of a new scholarship at Griffith University that will nurture the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal eagles #Australia
  • Scot whose extradition was sought by US over fraud accusations wins Supreme Court appeal | Scottish Legal News
  • To Tory MPs seeking to derail the green agenda, I say watch out – we’re coming for you | Gemma Rogers
  • Facebook has been accused of colluding with OnlyFans to blacklist rival adult websites in a lawsuit filed in the #US
  • Russian forces have launched a military assault on neighbouring Ukraine, crossing its borders and bombing military targets near big cities. President Vladimir Putin said #Russia did not plan to occupy Ukraine
  • Can a foreigner sue in a #Bangladeshi Court?
  • Attorney-at-Law Mekelia Green says she has removed alleged defamatory social media posts she made last week about attorney Nigel Jones and his firm in compliance with a Supreme Court order #Jamaica
  • Watchdog clears legal app over using 'shyster' in TV advert - Legal Futures 
  • Automated contracts ‘happening now’ says master of rolls | Law Gazette
  • Employer defaulting in paying EPF contribution must pay damages; mens rea/ actus reus not relevant: Supreme Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • Party funding linked to Russia – how much have Tories benefited? Despite Johnson’s denial over input from oligarchs, donations from those with Russian business links or dual nationality boost the Conservatives
  • 5 qualities you need to become a great lawyer #India
  • Aged debt and more write-offs - larger law firms count cost of Covid - Legal Futures
  • Trump lawyer says whole family may plead the fifth amendment in probe into their finances #US
  • Addleshaw Goddard’s pre-tax profits up by a third | Law Gazette
  • A legal challenge over plans to build a national Holocaust memorial next to the Houses of Parliament in London is due to be heard at the High Court
  • A&L Goodbody’s Belfast office to become more inclusive of working parents | Irish Legal News
  • UK conveyancing market trends and the impact on law firms
  • “Reckless” solicitor fined for role in scheme offering 1,000% return - Legal Futures
  • Future Legal Mind Competition 2022
  • ‘Reeling’ PI market needed fees solution, Court of Appeal hears | Law Gazette
  • UK Departs, Slightly, From EU Competition Rules
  • Mark Toland appointed as interim inspector of prisons | Irish Legal News


24th February - Law News

Edition 3712: 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: Ukraine will introduce a nationwide state of emergency in which special restrictions will apply to keep the country calm and protect its economy amid fears of a Russian invasion. Alexander Titov, a lecturer in modern European history at Queen's University Belfast tells The World it's unlikely to be anything of a deterrent to the Russian President.

 Focus of the Day Article: Judges have been reminded of their limited scope for assisting litigants in person as part of a Court of Appeal ruling on a contested will. Lord Justice Snowden said there were ‘fundamental problems’ with the conclusion of a High Court judge that litigants had been treated fairly because the original trial judge had effectively done their job for them. Full story - The Law Society Gazette
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Zachary Rolfe trial: other officer present when Kumanjayi Walker was shot begins evidence #Australia
  • 'Drunk' Florida lawyer arrested 'for stripping at a bar and refusing to put her clothes back on' #US
  • CPS head Max Hill severely criticised over record low in rape convictions - Vera Baird, victims’ commissioner, says DPP has overseen ‘catastrophic’ period in CPS’s history
  • Councillor struck off after housing fraud conviction | Law Gazette
  • Clin neg costs reforms "could lead to exodus" of small law firms - Legal Futures
  • Man arrested after hostage standoff at Amsterdam Apple store - Police say a 27-year-old gunman entered the store on Tuesday, taking one person hostage and demanding some €200m (£165m; $230m) in cryptocurrency 
  • Colombian court decriminalises abortion up to 24 weeks | Irish Legal News 
  • Entrepreneur in contempt over £200,000 dispute with Farrer & Co | Law Gazette 
  • Facebook rejects Andrew Forrest’s legal claim it should be liable for cryptocurrency scam ads - Social media giant tells #US court its terms of service protect it against claims by Australian billionaire
  • Solicitor struck off after housing fraud conviction - Legal Futures
  • CBA prepares to issue ballot papers on legal aid action | Law Gazette 
  • EU draft law would require firms to check suppliers for human rights, environmental ethics
  • Boyd Legal acquires clientele of Somerville & Russell following administration | Scottish Legal News
  • Human Rights Campaign Condemns Passage of Bill Attacking Transgender Children in Iowa #US
  • Leak confirms Partygate questionnaire includes police caution - Met’s questionnaire asks recipients if they have ‘reasonable excuse’ for attending gatherings in lockdown
  • Record year for Hogan Lovells as PEP surges to £1.8m | Law Gazette 
  • A stalker who walked 23 miles to the London home of tennis star Emma Raducanu has been handed a five-year restraining order. Amrit Magar, left the 19-year-old feeling she was "constantly looking over her shoulder", Bromley Magistrates' Court heard
  • Institutional burials bill to be brought to Oireachtas within fortnight | Irish Legal News
  • Judges told to stay ‘above the fray’ in cases with LiPs | Law Gazette
  • Suspended jail sentence for client over unpaid Farrer & Co bill - Legal Futures
  • Barclays has suspended millions of pounds in bonus share awards to former boss Jes Staley amid an investigation by regulators into his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein 
  • Northern Ireland’s new domestic abuse offence comes into force | Irish Legal News
  • A Corrections Department denial that its national office has a list of the top five annoying barristers, has only piqued the interest of a lawyer who wonders if he’s on the list #NewZealand 
  • Convicted solicitors ordered to pay back £200,000 | Law Gazette 
  • Employment law platform targets DIY market with £500 service - Legal Futures
  • Police move to ban reporters from Birmingham Six journalist hearing: West Midlands police want notes of former MP Chris Mullin, thought to hold identity of surviving pub bomber
  • Post Office disclosure could be used against lawyers before SDT | Law Gazette
  • Solicitor injected supermarket food with his own blood, court hears - The rampage at supermarkets in Fulham caused almost £500,000 in damage, the court heard 
  • DWP admits wrongly rejecting disabled people for benefits at record rate 
  • I grew up near an open prison. The number of escapes now is really alarming
  • Firms with offices in Kyiv ready to act as Russia crisis escalates | Law Gazette 
  • Dublin City Council spent €2.5m on legal fees last year #Ireland


23rd February - Law News

Edition 3711: 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: The process of appointing two new Supreme Court Justices begins today (Friday 11 February), as applications are invited from candidates to fill the vacancies resulting from the retirement of Lord Lloyd-Jones and Lady Arden of Heswall. Here, Lord Reed, President of the UK Supreme Court highlights what the role involves and who will make a suitable candidate.

 Focus of the Day Article: The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has stepped up its probe of solicitors who acted for the Post Office during the sub-postmasters’ scandal, it has emerged. Full story - Legal Futures
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Masterclass in Personal Injury and Medical Negligence Claims Podcast: Funding Claims and Recovering Expenses | Scottish Legal News
  • Keep EU law or face ‘unpredictable consequences’, former GLD chief warns | Law Gazette
  • More money and an 'initial litigation offering' - funding boom goes on - Legal Futures
  • The charges against four men accused over the shooting of black equal rights campaigner Sasha Johnson have been dropped. She was shot in the head during a silent disco in the garden of a house on Consort Road in Peckham, south London, in May last year
  • High Court makes promptness reminder in benefits uplift ruling | Law Gazette
  • Scotland's legal Covid-19 restrictions, including the wearing of face coverings, will end on 21 March. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said people would still be advised to wear masks in shops and on public transport
  • Leading financial services business lays out plan for ABS - Legal Futures
  • High Court makes promptness reminder in benefits uplift ruling | Law Gazette
  • Home Office faces legal action over conditions at women-only detention centre in County Durham
  • Sacked law firm receptionist suffered pregnancy discrimination | Law Gazette
  • Solicitor Peter Maxfield-Martin overturns disciplinary tribunal's dishonesty finding - Legal Futures
  • Nightingale courts bill up to £34m, justice minister reveals | Law Gazette
  • Three convicted terrorists, including Hashem Abedi who is serving life for 22 murders in the Manchester Arena bombing, have been found guilty of a "vicious attack" on a prison officer
  • OnlyFans has been accused of conspiring to blacklist the social media accounts of adult performers working for rival websites
  • Councils spend £45m on legal disrepair claims in four years
  • The tough-talking jurist who refused a Manhattan prosecutor’s bid last week to coddle an alleged teen robber — sending the punk to jail instead of back on the streets — has a history of passing judgment as she sees fit #US
  • High Court overturns tribunal's dishonesty finding | Law Gazette
  • Ministers to reject making misogyny a hate crime in England and Wales - Priti Patel says government will oppose Lords amendment when police, crime, sentencing and courts bill returns to parliament
  • Nordic Spotlight: Natalia Rigo Olafsson top notch lawyer and consul of Sweden in Mallorca
  • My legal life: Sam John, Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice, Associate, Cardiff - Profile | Law Gazette
  • #Myanmar junta takes place of Aung San Suu Kyi at Rohingya hearing 
  • Online subscription scams, many using bogus celebrity endorsements, are costing victims tens of millions of pounds a year
  • First Nations lawyer shakes up Sydney’s oldest law school #Australia 
  • Peers to run the rule over government’s JR reforms | Law Gazette
  • SRA obtains disclosure order in Post Office lawyers investigation - Legal Futures
  • UK wildlife campaigners call for legal right to access nature for all 
  • Commercial firm to accept crypto payments | Law Gazette
  • ‘Golden visa’ lawyers call for UK to rethink blanket ban - Critics say end of scheme risks billions in overseas investment due to myth that ‘foreign money is dirty money’ 
  • Angel Lynn: Court to review pair's kidnap sentences 
  • Government consults on legal direction to restrict Huawei in UK telecoms networks
  • Our criminal justice system needs major surgery, not a band aid | Law Gazette
  • Diary of a high street conveyancer; 21st February 2022
  • Two police constables and an ex-officer charged with sharing "grossly offensive" messages with Wayne Couzens have been named by prosecutors
  • Preparing for PII renewal on 1 April - Legal Futures 
  • Two women have been arrested on suspicion of assisting or encouraging suicide, following the death of a 60-year-old woman from Cardigan
  • All Covid restrictions will end in England on Thursday and free mass testing will stop from 1 April 
  • Drop Channel 4 privatisation plans, Conservative MPs urge Boris Johnson 
  • Todner issues JR proceedings over SRA prosecution | Law Gazette


22nd February - Law News

Edition 3710: 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: How senior leaders role model law firm Lewis Silkin's values | Workplace Culture Thematic Review
Saturday Conversations on Law


21st February - Law News

Edition 3709: 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: Mounted police knock down Freedom Convoy protesters at a demo against COVID mandate in Ottawa, Canada.

 Focus of the Day Article: Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) inspectors have highlighted the impact of ‘rising caseloads and considerable backlogs’ on work at CPS London South, with particular problems found in disclosure and pre-charge reviews. Full story - New Law Journal
Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Privacy laws could be rolled back, UK government sources suggest
  • How I built a career as a construction lawyer - Legal Cheek
  • The Good Law Project and The Runnymede Trust, R (on the application of) v The Prime Minister and Anor [2022] EWHC 298 (Admin) (15 February 2022) | UK Human Rights Blog 
  • Revealed: Credit Suisse leak unmasks criminals, fraudsters and corrupt politicians 
  • Home Office is investigating claims racist WhatsApp messages were sent by immigration staff working for Mitie. The messages remarked on Syrian refugees, MP Diane Abbott and the home secretary 
  • Online law school strikes SQE deal with Oxford Brookes - Legal Cheek 
  • Court of Appeal examines limits of judicial authority - UK Human Rights Blog 
  • Dechert and Fried Frank raise junior lawyer salaries in London - Legal Cheek
  • Is Hindi national language? Bombay High Court says 'yes' to reject bail plea; Telugu accused moves Supreme Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • Law firm invites training contract seekers ten-pin bowling - Legal Cheek 
  • Building a successful family law firm - Lawyers Weekly
  • Personal injury CMC boss convicted for second time - Legal Futures 
  • The Queen has tested positive for Covid, Buckingham Palace has said. The monarch is experiencing "mild cold-like symptoms" but expects to continue "light duties" at Windsor over the coming week, the palace said 
  • Divorce that wife did not know about for 12 years is set aside | Law Gazette
  • Legal Ombudsman eyes major shake-up of rules to help tackle backlog - Legal Futures
  • BPP strikes SQE training deals with international and national law firms - Legal Cheek 
  • PM refuses to say whether he will resign if found to have broken lockdown laws
  • A round-up of human rights stories from around the world | Scottish Legal News
  • Law firm dismissed staff member because she was pregnant - Legal Futures
  • High Court overturns tribunal's dishonesty finding | Law Gazette 
  • Meet the aspiring barrister hoping to dismantle barriers and bring disability to the bar - Legal Cheek
  • So-called “sex-for-rent” arrangements should be criminalised in Ireland, justice minister Helen McEntee has said | Irish Legal News 
  • Parking charges law firm fined for unallocated payments from drivers - Legal Futures
  • Vegan court wigs are being trialled after a barrister sold 10 headpieces to his fellow advocates | Scottish Legal News
  • Matrix apologises for putting embargoed judgment on press release - Legal Cheek
  • Police in Canada's capital Ottawa have cleared a main protest site in front of parliament that had been occupied by demonstrators for over three weeks
  • The legal requirement to self-isolate after catching Covid in England is expected to be dropped from next week - as part of a "living with Covid" plan 
  • Over one million remote links in Northern Ireland courts since pandemic began | Irish Legal News