Thursday

31st March - Law News

Edition 3747: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story:  Western Australia is easing its COVID-19 restrictions, even as case numbers continue to grow significantly. The state has set another case record with nearly 10,000 new cases, while there are now more than 50,000 known active infections.

Focus of the Day Article: Publishing Whitehall submissions on judicial review reform proposals would have been helpful to parliamentarians, a tribunal has said, while ruling for the government on non-disclosure. The first-tier tribunal (general regulatory chamber) dismissed Public Law Project’s appeal against the Information Commissioner’s decision not to require the Ministry of Justice to disclose submissions by 14 government departments and 10 Downing Street to the Independent Review of Administrative Law. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

Saturday Conversations on Law

Wednesday

30th March - Law News

Edition 3746: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story:  Are you an overseas or UK qualified lawyer? The introduction of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) last year changed how you can become a solicitor. This free webinar will give you the facts on: what becoming a solicitor through the SQE means what we mean by a qualified lawyer and who it includes what qualified lawyers will need to do, including UK and Irish lawyers, barristers and chartered legal executives how you can apply for SQE assessment exemptions and tips for a good application the options for current Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme candidates and the important deadlines they need to know

Focus of the Day Article: A law firm unfairly dismissed an assistant solicitor who was recovering from cancer, an employment tribunal has ruled. However, Employment Judge Bedeau found that Luton firm Rodman Pearce would have validly terminated the employment of Elona Onibere two months later had it followed the correct procedures. Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law

Tuesday

29th March - Law News

Edition 3745: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story:  Angela Davis grew up in segregated Alabama and became a world renowned political thinker, activist, author and academic. Her involvement with a politically distorted murder trial sent her into hiding, becoming one of the FBI’s most wanted. She spent 18 months in jail before she was acquitted of all charges. She returned to teaching, writing a series of seminal books on social justice and equality. She joined Krishnan to talk about Socialism, how change happens, and her life.

Focus of the Day Article:  The Scottish government should act to review the scope of its new land interests register in the wake of proposed UK legislation to force overseas entities to declare their ‘beneficial owner’. Full story - Scottish Legal News

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • One fifth of London trainees paid less than Law Society’s recommended minimum - Legal Cheek https://t.co/i8qZt0Vd6e 
  • Coaching helps lawyers ‘redefine success’ - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/oCkbxaS1O5 
  • How I secured a magic circle training contract as a neurodivergent graduate - Legal Cheek https://t.co/cGKq0ZlbO7
  • No one wants to take responsibility: Delhi High Court pulls up authorities for dengue menace | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/rOixRoxGe9
  • Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich suffered symptoms of suspected poisoning at talks in Kyiv earlier this month, sources close to him claim. The Chelsea FC owner - who has now recovered - reportedly suffered sore eyes and skin peeling https://t.co/DreegM9tiV 
  • The first fines for breaches of Covid-19 rules as part of a police investigation into government lockdown parties will be issued soon. Westminster sources suggested the force will issue at least 15 fines initially https://t.co/hmmolt8Gtt
  • Dentons increases NQ lawyer pay by 15% to £92k - Legal Cheek https://t.co/OLqCQfr8ct 
  • Time for Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from election cases – his wife’s texts prove it #US https://t.co/F782Dgfehm
  • Trainee numbers dipped 11% in first year of pandemic, new stats show - Legal Cheek https://t.co/vHyZAx5vvb
  • The long fight to prosecute our father for rape: Sisters Alex and Chyann were repeatedly raped by their father as children https://t.co/3IA9wG3vZK 
  • Plea filed before Bombay High Court against non-implementation of child marriage prohibition laws in Maharashtra | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/BjpP2beJ7x
  • A woman has admitted using her car to try to move a climate change protester blocking the road in Grays, Essex. Sherrilyn Speid, 35, of Grays, pleaded guilty to a charge of dangerous driving when she appeared at Southend Magistrates' Court https://t.co/pdyvim38gx 
  • 5 ways to use the SQE to qualify as a solicitor - Legal Cheek https://t.co/CaVi1Y7PfK
  • 5-step guide on building your CPD plan - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/tapr17FxAC 
  • Legal recruiters help displaced Ukrainian lawyers find jobs - Legal Cheek https://t.co/5CTCcXHuIT 
  • "Where are the judges:" Bar, Bench bemoan burgeoning vacancies in Bombay High Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/0dXURVG4Bo 
  • Actor Noel Clarke will not face a criminal investigation over sexual offence allegations, police have said. The Metropolitan Police says they have insufficient evidence to take the matter further https://t.co/AyfF54KqYB 
  • #Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shadowed by an agent linked to a political assassination team for almost a year before he was shot dead, an investigation has found https://t.co/oOAyQuzriH 
  • Online law school launches ‘O Shaped Lawyer’ course - Legal Cheek https://t.co/r8cPRgk31i 
  • Ministers plan to force all ferry companies operating from UK ports to pay at least the National Minimum Wage, in a bid to persuade P&O Ferries to reinstate 800 workers it has sacked https://t.co/rmKFF3kN8W
  • Meet the senior lawyer running against Craig Kelly - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/1DDIYpIj7s 
  • Criminal bar gets its first hijab-wearing QC - Legal Cheek https://t.co/adNm2dZJRC 
  • The UK's attorney general has appointed a war crimes lawyer to advise Ukraine over the Russian invasion. Suella Braverman said Sir Howard Morrison would become an independent adviser to Ukraine's chief prosecutor, Iryna Venediktova https://t.co/g3vbS0yNLk
  • Will Smith slapped Chris Rock in the face on stage at the Oscars after the comic's joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. "Jada, can't wait for GI Jane 2," he said, in a reference to her shaved hairdo, a result of the hair loss condition alopecia #US https://t.co/vLtWwJ9Hgy
  • City law firm partner apologises after breaking judgment embargo by posting result in group chat - Legal Cheek https://t.co/aw64GZCNOF 
  • Supreme Court allows persons with disability to provisionally apply for entry into IPS, DANIPS, IRPFS | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/b34UFudEu0 
  • Government paid firm linked to Tory peer £122m for PPE bought for £46m https://t.co/zGdCigselb 
  • Full video: The non-law dilemma - Legal Cheek https://t.co/uLjYTAVSaO
  • No sea experience needed, says P&O agency ad for crews - Stewards sought on Facebook to replace crew members sacked without notice https://t.co/TIxyQOPAsZ 
  • Barrister Amy Stout gives birth after leaving Supreme Court in taxi - Legal Cheek https://t.co/GGFyNjmsuD 
  • Sanction under Section 188 CrPC necessary only if entire offence is committed outside India: Supreme Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/zF2Vhpm1Q1

Monday

28th March - Law News

Edition 3744: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story:  Is the Bilderberg Group – a group of political and economic elites -  trying to control the world through capitalism.

Focus of the Day Article:  The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has dropped plans for further reforms to whiplash claims for the time being, prompting relief among claimant personal injury lawyers. Publishing its delayed response to the second part of its consultation ‘Reforming the soft tissue injury (whiplash) claims process’ this week, the MoJ confirmed there would be no change to the recoverability of disbursements since adding further restrictions at this time ‘would put undue burdens on unrepresented claimants’. Full story - New Law Journal

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Why I quit the London office of a US law firm to pursue my passion for beekeeping - Legal Cheek https://t.co/FpUlY2EhEF 
  • How P&O Ferries broke the law – and what the consequences might be https://t.co/whkwM5mZ9R
  • Amnesty hits out at Tory plans to replace Human Rights Act with bill of rights https://t.co/18WIdDc1ac
  • The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has dropped plans for further reforms to whiplash claims for the time being, prompting relief among claimant personal injury lawyers | NLJ https://t.co/AhuaqePphI
  • Why the Birmingham Six’s story must not be forgotten https://t.co/U4BvjtMu2T 
  • A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a mother-of-two was stabbed to death in east London while her children were at school. She has been named as Yasmin Begum, 40, from Globe Road in Bethnal Green https://t.co/oXcnVH4IQh 
  • Milbank bumps trainee pay to £62.5k - Legal Cheek https://t.co/3BYFQUxJfD
  • Ted Cruz and the ‘racist baby’: sometimes reality threatens my political maturity #US https://t.co/bCCAFDfx6x
  • A prisoner who escaped wearing nothing but his underwear and socks is now believed to have changed his appearance. Dorset Police said Kyle Darren Eglington assaulted a security officer in Hardy Road, Poole, on Saturday before making off from a prison van https://t.co/z7ktfv1QeB
  • Much tougher guidelines will be introduced in response to the "hugely distressing" strip-searching of a black schoolgirl referred to as Child Q, the education secretary has said https://t.co/k3nojvlSk5
  • 10 predictions for class actions in 2022 - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/yzbXkB6dxu 
  • Muslim Americans sue over #US border officers’ ‘invasive’ questions on religion https://t.co/T2Bmi2fvyy
  • There will be ‘no more paper in the county courts’ by 2024, the Master of the Rolls, Sir Geoffrey Vos, has said | NLJ https://t.co/zJK8zJlsgh 
  • The Weekly Round-Up: Nazanin returns, P&O face protests, and Met "likely" racist - UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/2xB1Q8a3gC
  • Top tips to kickstart your career in law - Legal Cheek https://t.co/XK8asSgEQt
  • Overseas nurses in the UK forced to pay out thousands if they want to quit jobs - Observer investigation uncovers NHS trusts and private care homes charging staff who leave to recoup recruitment costs https://t.co/CCuqTqK6Lp 
  • Asian cricketer was ‘silenced’ for criticising club’s blackface party: ECB to investigate as game risks losing generation of aspiring players over racism https://t.co/QErpyHDru3 
  • New UK bill of rights will stop fascists' speeches being ‘whittled away by wokery’ https://t.co/rcc5408QZA 
  • More rape survivors allowed to pre-record evidence in England and Wales https://t.co/HdT8RQ4zr4 
  • Parliament was given insufficient opportunity to scrutinise and amend emergency pandemic laws, the cross-party Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) has said | NLJ https://t.co/FqwJGJRBDX 
  • 'Lingering myth' holding up digital ID verification | Law Gazette https://t.co/usqE8Art3f 
  • Secure your place at The Legal Cheek Spring 2022 Virtual Vacation Scheme - Legal Cheek https://t.co/Feqip5jQ3y 
  • Punishing refugees who seek asylum in the UK is at odds with voters’ views, according to a poll of 1,954 respondents, weighted to reflect the UK population, commissioned by the Law Society | NLJ https://t.co/W0qojgyymZ 
  • And the winners of the Legal Cheek Awards 2022 are… - Legal Cheek https://t.co/gUlOqbba5M 
  • P&O Ferries will face expensive legal action for firing 800 crew members with immediate effect via video call, lawyers have predicted | NLJ https://t.co/GhqlRKnKLL
  • A man whose body was discovered buried in a back garden died as a result of a stab wound to the neck, a post-mortem examination has found. Nicholas Billingham, 42, was found at a house in Moore Street, in the Kingsley area of Northampton https://t.co/jF5zuKy7qb

Sunday

27th March - Law News

Edition 3743: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story:  UKSC 2020/0125 Court of Appeal (Civil Division) At all material times the Respondents were members of a corporate group of companies (the "Group"). Their ultimate parent company was Smith & Williamson Holdings Ltd ("SWHL"). The Respondents were the employing entities in the Group. They would employ staff pursuant to contracts of employment and would make the staff available to other group companies in return for a fee. 

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Disputes and the drama triangle | Law Gazette https://t.co/tTeGKh6vuo
  • Carolyn Jackson recognised as medical negligence law specialist | Scottish Legal News https://t.co/dwLdO6AEbo
  • Home Office illegally seized phones of 2,000 asylum seekers, court rules | Immigration and asylum https://t.co/sORZPzLRw8
  • Police are hunting a prisoner who escaped wearing nothing but his underwear and socks. Dorset Police said Kyle Darren Eglington assaulted security officers in Hardy Road, Poole on Saturday before making off from a prison van https://t.co/VkqKjuxovR 
  • City firms urged to agree common approach to social mobility - Legal Futures https://t.co/LODf1hlS4w
  • 'Too ready to take offence': Forstater tribunal hears closing arguments | Law Gazette https://t.co/6UckupjKDq
  • Court of Appeal: 12-year sentence upheld for violent rapes of 17-year-old girl at party | Irish Legal News https://t.co/iKgBqR3ELl 
  • RTI Act applied to ED if information sought related to corruption and human rights violation: Delhi High Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/CZPB5fmKhE 
  • Non-practising solicitors could be required to fill out an annual application in order to remain on the roll, under Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) proposals | NLJ https://t.co/qN2AYPzrKl 
  • Dismissal was part of firm’s fair redundancy process, judge rules | Law Gazette https://t.co/6HFLJnlnJM
  • Which?: Young people most likely to report being scammed amid dramatic rise in fraud | Scottish Legal News https://t.co/JPUeeIGuWt 
  • 'Absolute scandal': HMCTS urged to cut £593 divorce fee | Law Gazette https://t.co/8dqoTQzXZs 
  • Justice Minister Helen McEntee has announced funding totalling €4.6m for more than 60 organisations to support victims of crime | Irish Legal News https://t.co/SuXFYK89GL 
  • Cambridge college master aghast as slave trader plaque stays. Sonita Alleyne says church ‘is meant to love us all’ after decision on Tobias Rustat memorial https://t.co/9Mc3dbr0fh
  • Scarborough solicitor offers house to Ukrainian refugees | Law Gazette https://t.co/5fqpo33lE1 
  • Legal Ombudsman budget to top £15m after 5.8% increase approval - Legal Futures https://t.co/XBHKhNN5PR 
  • In the Spring Statement this week, Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s headline change was a one per cent cut in income tax, due to take effect in two years’ time (April 2024) | NLJ https://t.co/9qfY5ufP1A
  • The government must do more to recover taxes that went unpaid during the pandemic, a group of MPs has said. The Public Accounts Committee said the total UK tax debt was £39bn - more than double the amount at the start of 2020 https://t.co/2y8vVWnSPY
  • Gillespie Macandrew announces nine promotions | Scottish Legal News https://t.co/vlVbUbqSC1 
  • Former Spanish king loses state immunity bid | Law Gazette https://t.co/Y3AO2sWDgJ
  • The SRA's first ABS - still going strong, 10 years on - Legal Futures https://t.co/UsW6zdD8Ns 
  • Scope of new land interests register should be reviewed | Scottish Legal News https://t.co/f1Ls38j7UC
  • JK Rowling hits back at Vladimir Putin, after the Russian president cited her in a wide-ranging speech that saw him criticise "cancel culture". Mr Putin compared recent criticism of Rowling by the trans community to that faced by pro-war Russian artists https://t.co/6DfjZVG1NC 
  • SRA probes exposure to sanctioned clients | Law Gazette https://t.co/QTv4mrS9A
  • Minister names more law firms acting for Russians on sanctions | Law Gazette https://t.co/6LbskV7ts
  • A man who murdered his ex-girlfriend's two-year-old son has been jailed for life after the couple's horrific abuse was captured on secret recordings. Kyrell Matthews died in October 2019 with 41 rib fractures and internal injuries https://t.co/LyBHNThgtx
  • Black entrepreneur stopped by Met police because he was ‘not dressed for the climate’ - Eric Boateng-Taylor was stopped by officers in Croydon who demanded to know why he was wearing a jacket https://t.co/UQzFgDLbCu
  • Two men and a 17-year-old girl have been jailed for life for the homophobic murder of a doctor in a city centre park. Psychiatrist Dr Gary Jenkins, 54, was attacked in Cardiff's Bute Park on 20 July 2021, and died 16 days later https://t.co/aOIkbzus2h

Saturday

26th March - Law News

Edition 3742: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story:  The Central Bureau of Investigation, India has been told to take over the case of eight Muslims burnt alive in West Bengal's Birbhum. The Calcutta High Court transferred the case to the CBI after denying a request by the Mamata Banerjee government to not hand over the investigation to the central agency.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Two men and a 17-year-old girl have been jailed for life for the homophobic murder of a doctor in a city centre park. Psychiatrist Dr Gary Jenkins, 54, was attacked in Cardiff's Bute Park on 20 July 2021, and died 16 days later https://t.co/aOIkbzus2h 
  • A smacking ban could have been imposed years ago – and saved children’s lives https://t.co/eN2caqEcLJ 
  • A P&O Ferries ship has been detained in Northern Ireland over safety concerns. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said the European Causeway passenger boat had been held in Larne over multiple issues https://t.co/tnAOcSKzSn
  • Second conviction quashed in fresh blow for SFO chief | Law Gazette https://t.co/G3wq7V1t1D 
  • Delhi High Court reduces fine imposed on ISIS convict considering his "impoverished state" | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/4Bfn2ekVke 
  • Slaughter and May appoints six new London partners | Law Gazette https://t.co/Ehtof72szW 
  • Top defence solicitor pleads guilty to assaulting former colleague in Dublin city - Cahir O’Higgins (47) apologised to Stephen O’Mahony and his family in court #Ireland https://t.co/UTJ8Ej7c4k
  • Don’t ‘scapegoat’ lawyers over Russia - Law Society | Law Gazette https://t.co/t9W2Nt4odR 
  • Google’s conduct over Friendlyjordies videos described as ‘extraordinary’ by judge overseeing defamation trial #Australia https://t.co/tnTkdh6meA 
  • Purpose over profit: Profession needs "fundamental" cultural reset - Legal Futures https://t.co/GHvBBSON3f 
  • Dubai ruler’s litigation was ‘abusive’, judge rules | Law Gazette https://t.co/QzogWjbgmB 
  • How Lawyers Can Be Better Client Mental Health Advocates https://t.co/AvieoKHpkN
  • Tory peer lobbied for PPE firm months after lawyers said she had stopped, leaked emails suggest. Michelle Mone promoted PPE Medpro for Covid contract in May 2020 – and again in October https://t.co/lrCT7b4ghL 
  • UK resettlement scheme for Ukrainians is a ‘disgrace’, says Briton in Lviv. Tory ministers’ lies about visa scheme’s success ‘does not match reality on the ground’ https://t.co/0uwFMrNWLF 
  • Good Law Project fails to revive PPE claim after serving one day late | Law Gazette https://t.co/LhAewEXdjh 
  • Partner celebrated “huge victory” by accidentally breaking CA embargo - Legal Futures https://t.co/Rc3VM1VgLB
  • R. Kelly's lawyer asks for a new trial, arguing singer shouldn't have to defend himself from 'sexual deviant' accusations #US https://t.co/Dk6qR0P7A2
  • Magistrates to get half a day's formal training for new sentencing powers | Law Gazette https://t.co/FuTW436DyI 
  • A loophole allowing drivers to escape punishment for handheld phone use if they are taking a photo or playing a game has closed, fines up to £1,000 and six points on the culprit's licence for scrolling through playlists or taking pictures https://t.co/GoBPxlc7A9 
  • #Ukraine's Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova has said the country is in the process of documenting thousands of incidents believed to contravene its criminal code on the rules of war. As of 24 March, there have been 2,472 cases documented by her office https://t.co/kdPpP4xSGk 
  • Wales is to press ahead with scrapping self-isolation rules and the legal requirement to wear a mask in shops, buses and trains on Monday https://t.co/j7T9of70Hb
  • Recruiting, managing and celebrating neurodiverse lawyers - Legal Futures https://t.co/ER3Af90XUO 
  • Ukrainians are being arbitrarily detained and subjected to enforced disappearances in #Russian-controlled areas, the UN has told. At least 36 cases of civilian detentions were verified by the UN, with families often denied any information https://t.co/UP644kZdiT
  • Heavy metal and the beauty industry: an unexpected connection from ancient Afghanistan | St John Simpson https://t.co/TJ070N6fUl
  • Dubai ruler to have no direct contact with two children after UK court battle - Sheikh Mohammed’s ex-wife Princess Haya granted responsibility for decisions on their children’s medical care and schooling https://t.co/ihWj05X90t
  • Bar chief hits back at 'enablers' tag for lawyers with Russian clients | Law Gazette https://t.co/NEqUPkJ1su 
  • White knight or asset stripper? Knights' model under scrutiny - Legal Futures https://t.co/ssKdeJYuvp 
  • Duke of Sussex’s lawyers criticised for embargo breach | Law Gazette https://t.co/rsQjs3mrJI 
  • Vigilantes stalk #Ukraine border as sex traffickers target fleeing women and children https://t.co/V8Qk7rv0v4
  • Lockdown conveyancing redundancy was genuine, tribunal rules - Legal Futures https://t.co/EIYTpZSK9h 
  • #Spain’s former king can face trial in UK over harassment claims, court rules - English court finds Juan Carlos does not have immunity in case brought by ex-lover Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein https://t.co/wwgkE5SMED
  • P&O Ferries boss Peter Hebblethwaite has admitted to MPs that a decision to sack 800 workers last week without notice broke the law https://t.co/qTUJ5ipkg5 
  • France opens inquiry into alleged torture by Interpol’s Emirati head - Ahmed Nasser al-Raisi accused of being responsible for the torture of opposition figure in #UAE https://t.co/DX2pZeMwWo

Friday

25th March - Law News

Edition 3741: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story:  In the days leading up to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a common counterargument to the voices warning of Vladimir Putin's possible next steps permeated America's political discourse from both the left and right. The isolationist impulse is nothing new, including “America First.”

Focus of the Day Article: Men dominate Slaughter and May partner promotions in first year after publication of diversity targets. Just one woman made up in eight-strong cohort although five-year average is just shy of long-term goal. Full story - The Global Legal Post

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Non-practising solicitors set to pay £40 a year to stay on roll | Law Gazette https://t.co/rp0bJriADO 
  • Macdonald Henderson advises on disposal of Ping Network Solutions to Sword Group | Scottish Legal News https://t.co/i310aXvO2B 
  • Knights woes continue as staff face share options losses | Law Gazette https://t.co/KZSEGwKMxh 
  • Chief Justice: Don’t let Irish criminal justice system end up like the US | Irish Legal News https://t.co/3HPNYHhlJL 
  • NI Court of Appeal quashes decision to discontinue prosecution of Soldier F | Irish Legal News https://t.co/NHz8ZE7m1x 
  • Don't include personal attacks in statements, family judge urges solicitors | Law Gazette https://t.co/1QYHSCfxiw 
  • Addleshaw Goddard opens in Luxembourg | Scottish Legal News https://t.co/QXHk7Y6zTs
  • Solicitors 'have higher hurdle to jump' to reach the bench | Law Gazette https://t.co/qcdFJSVH5z 
  • EU nationals to require prior authorisation before crossing border into Northern Ireland | Irish Legal News https://t.co/y5n5xVD6kR 
  • Commercial partner apologises for judgment embargo breach | Law Gazette https://t.co/quIGai0jIK
  • SRA to reintroduce annual process and fee to stay on roll - Legal Futures https://t.co/b48TrTvhrp 
  • #Russian journalist has been killed during shelling by Russian forces in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. Oksana Baulina had been reporting from Kyiv and the western city of Lviv for investigative website The Insider, the outlet said in a statement https://t.co/ZVtC0C4ayu 
  • Media should have ET documents, appeal decides | Law Gazette https://t.co/6iJpWEjIwF 
  • Why the QC title is still relevant in the modern world | Law Gazette https://t.co/9p8KeaRA8D 
  • Boris Johnson’s PR Guru Advising Firm Whose Founder Worked with Putin’s Top Energy Crony - A tangled web of influence from Gazprom to the Conservative Party to GB News – at its epicentre is a Tory PR lobbyist https://t.co/klprog6dfN Mar 24, 2022
  • Two police officers who conducted a strip-search of a black pupil are no longer in public-facing roles, the Met Police told a community meeting https://t.co/5bZYSLNtvN 
  • The driver of the Croydon tram which crashed killing seven people is being prosecuted by the railway watchdog. Transport for London (TfL) and the operator, Tram Operations Limited, are also facing action for breaches of health and safety law https://t.co/QDHon2bdEP 
  • Claimant lawyer relief after further whiplash reform put on ice - Legal Futures https://t.co/1PTDd03ByP 
  • Julian Assange’s fiancĂ©e believes journalists barred from wedding so he is not seen as ‘human’ https://t.co/cQkGkMB25u 
  • Karnataka High Court refuses to quash rape case against husband | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/Iw78MLmtS1 
  • Civil Court delays will harm UK businesses, legal experts say https://t.co/xtQyqNbeec 
  • Stormy Daniels refuses court order to pay Trump’s legal bills: ‘I will go to jail before I pay a penny’ #US https://t.co/cWPSGjh4eY 
  • Judge terminates appointment of guardian who criticised solicitor - Legal Futures https://t.co/bioLLkAsh3 
  • A top solicitor has avoided registering as a sex offender after pinching women’s bottoms on a night out at his village pub https://t.co/0bHtNHHDTT
  • Trainee beats lockdown to earn solicitor’s role in Lancashire https://t.co/9iGBwH8hSv 
  • The UK's national fraud reporting centre is warning about fake emails pretending to raise money for victims of the war in Ukraine https://t.co/yDOTYCxwBU 
  • UK Fast Tracks Bill For New Register Of Overseas Entities https://t.co/cUqu9KaBk1 
  • Consultancy law firms "putting pressure on talent retention" - Legal Futures https://t.co/YTt5sSeVnP

Thursday

24th March - Law News

Edition 3740: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story:  An inquest into the arson murders of Hannah Clarke and her three children hears chilling details of her estranged husband Rowan Baxter including daily sexual demands, recorded phone calls and stalking through shopping centres.

Focus of the Day Article: Barristers will not be balloted on whether they are happy to accept the proposed £135m package of criminal legal aid reforms announced last week, the Criminal Bar Association has revealed. CBA chair Jo Sidhu QC said the government's response to Sir Christopher Bellamy's recommendations ‘betrays a wholesale failure to recognise the severity of the crisis currently engulfing our criminal justice system and the urgency needed to address that huge challenge’. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • What if our critics are right? | Law Gazette https://t.co/heDLdGc35c 
  • Doubt over PM claim that P&O sackings may be illegal https://t.co/YlsKDo0t12
  • Murgitroyd appoints John Gillies as global people director | Scottish Legal News https://t.co/NcRDGnnfYk 
  • Fighting racial discrimination together | Law Gazette https://t.co/SGEUFBnFuw 
  • Alastair Fiddes to join Gilson Gray as chief financial officer | Scottish Legal News https://t.co/3pktE6a0X2 
  • MoJ shelves plans for further whiplash reform | Law Gazette https://t.co/N1rZWqt2TX
  • Repeal of Human Rights Act ‘particularly unwise’ in light of Ukraine invasion | Scottish Legal News https://t.co/NLN6ML2bSz
  • Police officers in botched Rangers probe accused of perjury | Scottish Legal News https://t.co/0CpKBBz9Tv
  • Barristers to press ahead with legal aid action | Law Gazette https://t.co/k5KrsN58BR
  • 7 years ago, a man was fined for pretending to be a ghost in Portsmouth cemetery. Police spokesman said of witnesses complaining about Anthony Stallard 'throwing his arms in the air and saying woooooo' https://t.co/EY1VLMMyvn
  • Nearly two-thirds of new solicitors are women as gender gap widens - Legal Futures https://t.co/UsFwkxEsYA
  • Delhi Riots hate speech: Delhi High Court expresses displeasure at "delinquent approach" of lawyers | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/qm2tj7XB4h
  • More funding for ombudsman despite failings | Law Gazette https://t.co/rF6vxwRAsK
  • What the metaverse means for lawyers - Legal Futures https://t.co/stmat5iEqe 
  • ReganWall grows with appointment of solicitor Deirdre Potenz | Irish Legal News https://t.co/ReLfJGY5sU 
  • The head teacher of the school where a black pupil was strip-searched should resign, Hackney's mayor says. A safeguarding report found the search of the girl, 15, known as Child Q was unjustified and racism was "likely" to have been a factor https://t.co/Hfoj0KjGfh 
  • Search teams have found a black box from the #China Eastern flight which nosedived into mountains in southern China this week. Chinese aviation officials announced the finding at a press conference on Wednesday, after two days of searching https://t.co/Qh1UaVTFDB
  • A book that claimed to have solved the question of who betrayed Anne Frank has been recalled by its Dutch publisher. The investigating team unearthed a Jewish man called Arnold van den Bergh responsible for her and her family's arrests https://t.co/vmuPdSCKoK 
  • Suspended solicitor denied re-entry after nine years | Law Gazette https://t.co/EKlnB3C1i4 
  • Knights' share price dives after profits warning - Legal Futures https://t.co/dy1xvJMxmC 
  • A huge marble memorial featuring a solar-powered jukebox has been built in a city cemetery without permission. The memorial to William Collins, who died in Spain in 2020, is thought to have been erected about a week ago at Sheffield's Shiregreen Cemetery https://t.co/5IHoZtCcy8 
  • P&O Ferries has said 800 redundant staff will be offered £36.5m in total - with around 40 getting more than £100,000 each https://t.co/BAm8XHQSrI
  • The Law Society of Scotland has called on the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) to focus more on its core role in handling legal complaints and go further in controlling its costs | Scottish Legal News https://t.co/cNQX1GesxY 
  • Mishcon sued for up to £65m over collapsed property deal | Law Gazette https://t.co/d69ayBkUYQ 
  • “Core of dissatisfaction” with lawyers fuelling complaints to LeO - Legal Futures https://t.co/BER4P5PLwl
  • Lee Squires joins ByrneWallace as partner and head of indirect taxes | Irish Legal News https://t.co/vNVjC5jDyk 
  • Lack of transcripts 'prejudices employment hearings' | Law Gazette https://t.co/33sQcbImBi 
  • John Barilaro tells court he felt ‘broken’ after Friendlyjordies videos appeared on YouTube #Australia https://t.co/eHszBre8M2 
  • MoJ finally responds to part 2 of whiplash consultation - five years on - Legal Futures https://t.co/IcRsm28vuu
  • Guardian wins legal challenge over access to employment tribunal papers - Ruling builds on recent judgments enhancing rights of reporters to access documents placed before court https://t.co/4SiiNPk7Vu 
  • Former actress Amanda Bynes has been released from her nine-year conservatorship by a judge in California. The one-time child star was placed under the legal guardianship - similar to that of Britney Spears - in 2013, while undergoing psychiatric care #US https://t.co/4JRcc73UgM 
  • Former MP can protect Birmingham bombings source | Law Gazette https://t.co/OOFRsa1hGR 
  • Spend a day with me in the eviction court, Mr Sunak, and you’ll understand the ‘cost of living’ https://t.co/PzmCCmCob9
  • Florida governor Ron DeSantis has signed a proclamation recognising runner-up Emma Weyant as the winner of the highest #US women's national college swimming title - an event she lost to transgender Lia Thomas https://t.co/eECFaMRXpa
  • Family members, friends and colleagues have paid tribute to Gemma Lodge, a senior associate at DLA Piper, and former Law Society social mobility champion who has died at a tragically early age | Law Gazette https://t.co/khPjJn9xw8