30th April - Law News

Edition 3777: 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: Seven people were arrested by the Ayodhya police on Thursday, all accused of disturbing the peace and equanimity of the city by throwing objectionable posters and objects at several mosques in Ayodhya, India.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Remote firm reports 56% profit jump and bonus dividend | Law Gazette
  • Coercive treatment for anorexia can be withdrawn in best interests of ward even if they may die | Irish Legal News
  • Patrick Schofield wins Matheson’s Tim Scanlon Corporate Law Bursary | Irish Legal News
  • SRA obtains fresh order for Khan to deliver up files | Law Gazette
  • DWF promotes Julie Galbraith to Belfast leadership role | Irish Legal News 
  • An IS group militant from the UK has been jailed for life by a US court for his involvement with a notorious hostage-taking terror cell. Alexanda Kotey, 38, pleaded guilty last September
  • The Conservative MP accused of watching pornography in the House of Commons chamber has been named as Neil Parish. He has been suspended from the parliamentary party and is under investigation by Parliament's standards commissioner 
  • Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker has been jailed for two and a half years for hiding £2.5m worth of assets and loans to avoid paying debts. The 54-year-old six-time Grand Slam champion was found guilty of four charges under the Insolvency Act 
  • JR reforms become law as parliament winds down | Law Gazette 
  • UK government accused of undermining free and fair elections | Scottish Legal News 
  • HSF and Clifford Chance break partnership records | Law Gazette 
  • Minister: Reforms “not exactly” what criminal legal aid review said - Legal Futures
  • "No upper limit" - Ambitious Keystone returns cash to shareholders - Legal Futures 
  • Laurence Fox seeks first libel jury trial for a decade | Law Gazette 
  • PII: Legal Services Board targets “balance” between public and profession - Legal Futures
  • Attending jihadi meetings, being member of organization which is not banned is not 'terrorist act' under UAPA: Karnataka High Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood will remain on bail until mid-June over allegations he raped and assaulted a young woman. The 20-year-old was arrested in January after images and videos were posted online by a woman 
  • The UK has proposed new rules making fake reviews of goods illegal. But experts say that's not the only way companies are skewing buyer perception
  • Black children are more likely to face tougher punishments at school because they are viewed as "less innocent" and more adult-like
  • US family caused a bomb scare at #Israel's main international airport after presenting an unexploded artillery shell at a security check. They had picked up the ordnance on a visit to the Israeli occupied Golan Heights
  • Slater and Gordon declines to explain 'secret' ATE payments | Law Gazette
  • Eversheds distances itself from Russian spin-off | Law Gazette
  • Outrageous libel laws protected Jimmy Savile. At last, change is on the cards
  • A Ukrainian father's terrifying journey to a Russian prison and back
  • The leader of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has been arrested for alleged drug smuggling and money laundering in the #US. Premier Andrew Fahie was detained in Miami by US agents posing as cocaine traffickers from a Mexican drug cartel 
  • EHRC: Action plan announced to tackle sexual harassment culture in hospitality | Scottish Legal News
  • A serving Met Police officer has been charged with rape. PC Ireland Murdock allegedly attacked his victim in Lambeth while he was off duty on 25 September last year
  • Advocate Niall McCluskey dies at 53: Mr McCluskey obtained his LLB and diploma from the University of Aberdeen and called to the bar in 1995, having been in private practice as a solicitor and a procurator fiscal depute | Scottish Legal News
  • Number of children in custody in England and Wales set to double by 2024
  • ‘No more blame culture’: MPs call to scrap clin neg system | Law Gazette
  • Finally, this reckless government faces a reckoning for Covid deaths in care homes
  • MPs call for no-fault compensation in clinical negligence - Legal Futures
  • UK ports consider legal action after Rees-Mogg delays Brexit controls 
  • Jimmy Savile escaped justice because of libel laws, claims reporter
  • Partners at law firms in England and Wales saw their pay increase by nearly 40 per cent in the first full year of the pandemic, according to new figures | Irish Legal News
  • #Canadian health officials have removed a ban on blood donations from gay men, one that has long been condemned as homophobic. The old rule prevented donations from men who have had sex with other men within three months of giving blood



29th April - Law News

Edition 3776: 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: Exclusive new modelling, seen by this programme, suggests that 70 per cent of UK households are in areas that breach three World Health Organisation guidelines on dangerous air pollutants, and 97% breach at least one guideline

Focus of the Day Article: Clifford Chance unveils 'most diverse ever' partner promotions round. Largest cohort since 2007 sees 37 lawyers made up as firm measures up to latest diversity targets. Full story - The Global Legal Post

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • £1bn courts repair bill is threat to justice system, MPs report | Law Gazette
  • RT @acatfromgreece: The criminal justice system in a leaflet.
  • Legal time-bar for latent damages claims – changes to the discoverability test under Scots law | Scottish Legal News 
  • Services firms line up to tackle crypto fraud | Law Gazette
  • Northern Ireland parties set out justice priorities at Law Society event | Irish Legal News 
  • Bar left reeling from malicious cyber attack | Law Gazette 
  • Terra Firma’s Roddy MacLeod pens new book: Contentious Executries | Scottish Legal News
  • Slater and Gordon denies bullying costs recovery lawyers | Law Gazette 
  • The supreme court’s coming abortion ruling may spark a new era of #US unrest
  • MPs lament “missed opportunities” of court reform programme - Legal Futures
  • Nothern Ireland judge rebukes ‘time-wasting’ personal litigant over failed appeal | Irish Legal News
  • Keen: 'Role of the lord chancellor has diminished' | Law Gazette
  • Six ways to improve your clients' conveyancing experience - Legal Futures 
  • Samsung's latest advert has been criticised by some women's running groups and safety campaigners for being "unrealistic". The film shows a young woman getting up at 02:00 to go for a run through the streets of a city alone
  • Conservative MP Jamie Wallis has been charged with failing to stop after a car crash last November. South Wales Police said Mr Wallis, 37, from Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, has also been charged with failing to report the crash, careless driving 
  • Council paid £60k a week for ‘wholly unsuitable’ place for vulnerable girl - ourt of protection orders education secretary to explain ‘national crisis’ in secure placements for children with complex needs 
  • Labour MP Liam Byrne has been found to have bullied a former member of staff and will be suspended from the Commons for only two days 
  • Ukrainians deported to #Russia beaten and mistreated 
  • Bermondsey stabbings: Joshua Jacques, 28, is due at Westminster Magistrates' Court later 
  • Ince’s takeover of Arden approved by High Court | Law Gazette 
  • Foreign nationals and ethnic minorities receiving longer prison sentences in Ireland | Irish Legal News
  • Bleak outlook for creditors owed £40m after PI firm collapse - Legal Futures
  • #Singapore executes man on drugs charge, rejecting mental disability plea
  • The parents of a US Marine freed in a prisoner swap with #Russia have spoken of their joy at his release. Trevor Reed had been held in a Russian jail since 2019. He was traded for Konstantin Yaroshenko, a Russian jailed on drug-smuggling charges 
  • Joint enterprise ruling has not led to fewer homicide charges, report finds 
  • An MP has spoken out about lewd comments allegedly made to her by a member of the Keir Starmer's cabinet
  • EHRC: Britain’s human rights record reviewed ahead of UN examination | Scottish Legal News 
  • Bar Council and Ward Hadaway become latest cyber-attack victims - Legal Futures 
  • Trump appeals against judge’s contempt order and $10,000-a-day fine - Ex-president found to be in contempt after failure to comply with subpoena in New York state attorney general’s fraud investigation #US 
  • EU announces plans to protect journalists from vexatious lawsuits - Anti-Slapp directive would also enable EU states to refuse to recognise judgments passed in UK 
  • Criminal legal aid sector ‘will disappear’, MPs hear | Law Gazette 
  • Tory councillors disciplined for ‘hate’ directed at Jewish Labour candidate- Dan Ozarow felt terrorised by abuse of him and his family after negative campaigning in Hertfordshire 
  • Serious Fraud Office requests documents at Gupta-linked firms
  • Legislate to help legal regulators deal with sanctions busters, Raab told - Legal Futures 
  • Channel 4 privatisation to begin amid criticism from MPs and industry: Process for privatisation announced as part of sweeping changes to UK media landscape
  • Proud Boys member pleads guilty for role in US Capitol attack #US
  • 'Resist prolixity' from lawyers, Vos tells judges | Law Gazette
  • A woman who rode an e-scooter while drunk after a hen do has been banned from driving for 18 months. Paige Burnley, 26, was stopped by police in Cheltenham at 22:40 BST on 9 April after being spotted weaving in and out of traffic 
  • Terrorism offenders ‘enjoy high status’ in prison, QC’s official report says


28th April - Law News

Edition 3775: 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 eastern city of Mariupol has endured weeks of Russian bombardment. But overnight, after talks with the UN Secretary General, Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed "in principle" to let aid organisations help evacuate civilians out of the city's Azovstal steel plant. Pete Walsh is Ukraine Country Director for Save The Children and tells The World the humanitarian community needs “unfettered, unobstructed” access to reach those in acute need.

Focus of the Day Article: Public law specialists behind a High Court case that provided important legal aid clarification for low-income homeowners with ‘trapped capital’ are worried that many people are still being denied fair and effective access to justice. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Mary Lou McDonald to sue RTÉ for alleged defamation | Irish Legal News
  • Tesla shares have fallen after investor concerns that boss Elon Musk may have to sell shares in the electric car maker to help pay for the takeover of Twitter 
  • Defence counsel backs ‘naming and shaming’ oligarch solicitors | Law Gazette
  • Mason Hayes & Curran hires Hazel McDwyer as IP partner | Irish Legal News 
  • A&O announces bumper promotion round | Law Gazette
  • The Duke of York has been stripped of his Freedom of the City of York honour following a vote by councillors. The motion to remove the accolade given to Prince Andrew in 1987 was carried unanimously at a full council meeting
  • Belfast firm Elliott Duffy Garrett welcomes three solicitors | Irish Legal News
  • Legal aid barriers remain for people with 'trapped capital' - research | Law Gazette
  • Is Biden subverting the #US constitution? | Scottish Legal News
  • Belfast to host Commonwealth Mediation Conference next month | Irish Legal News
  • SRA granted access to more Post Office documents | Law Gazette
  • Government policies on discharging untested patients from hospital to care homes in England at the start of the Covid pandemic have been ruled unlawful by the High Court 
  • Shelter says 227,000 'no fault' evictions in three years is appalling
  • The Conservative Party is investigating claims a Tory MP watched porn on his mobile phone while sitting next to a female minister in the Commons chamber 
  • Reality TV star and former glamour model Katie Price has appeared before magistrates in Crawley charged with breaching a restraining order
  • Cost of living crisis driving non-tariff OIC claims as "wristlash" emerges - Legal Futures
  • Indonesian children jailed in #Australia as adult people smugglers win court battle to clear their names
  • Ward Hadaway blackmailed after cyber attack | Law Gazette 
  • "Ground down" veteran barrister fined for direct access offences - Legal Futures
  • Relief as government drops 'remedy presumption' from JR bill | Law Gazette
  • Food giant Kellogg's is taking the government to court over new rules that would prevent some cereals being prominently displayed in stores because of their high sugar content 
  • Father accused of causing mother’s dowry death can't be granted custody of child: Punjab & Haryana High Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • Tracy-Ann Oberman pays ‘substantial damages’ for antisemitism claims #US
  • Thompsons Solicitors to make case at UKSC for better consumer protection laws | Scottish Legal News
  • The Mail on Sunday's editor has refused to meet the Speaker of the House of Commons over the paper's ardently misogynistic article about Angela Rayner
  • The prison service has failed to recognise the dangers of convicted terrorists pose inside jail. The independent reviewer of terrorist legislation, Jonathan Hall QC, said prisons must not provide opportunities for militants to plan new attacks
  • Multi-party data access project is “legal sector world first” - Legal Futures
  • 'We have to fight': legal aid providers could decline work | Law Gazette 
  • Legal regulators "need to do more" in dealing with SLAPPs - Legal Futures
  • A man arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a missing woman has been further arrested on suspicion of her murder. Katie Kenyon, 33, was last seen on Friday getting into a Ford Transit van in Burnley, Lancashire
  • Janjaweed militia blamed for attacks that left at least 200 dead in Darfur 
  • Julie Ahern appointed head of legal at Children’s Rights Alliance | Irish Legal News
  • Twitter takeover: EU and UK warn Elon Musk must comply or face sanctions 
  • Tory MP Imran Ahmad Khan, guilty of sexual assault advised Home Office on child sexual exploitation 
  • New law raises minimum marriage age to 18 in England and Wales


27th April - Law News

Edition 3774: 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: What Elon Musk's Twitter takeover means for free speech and the spread of misinformation. 

Focus of the Day Article: The potential negligence of a QC and high-profile law firm to advise a client on limitation was irrelevant as the underlying claim would not have succeeded anyway, the High Court has ruled. Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Bar of Northern Ireland calls for end to ‘unsustainable underfunding’ of legal aid | Irish Legal News
  • Best of the blogs - 23 April 2022 | Law Gazette
  • No free speech protection for statement that people of Kashmir are slaves, under military occupation: J&K High Court | Bar & Bench #India 
  • Tribunal proceedings could be recorded | Law Gazette 
  • Rights commission launches online learning module for public servants | Irish Legal News 
  • The war, the WTO and solicitors | Law Gazette 
  • Law firm receptionist fired for being pregnant awarded £23,500 - Legal Futures 
  • The theft of a blue plaque honouring a British-Nigerian man in Liverpool who drowned after he was chased by police is being treated as a hate crime
  • Up for grabs to any Tories donors: Boris Johnson has threatened to privatise the Passport Office if it does not start delivering better value for money 
  • Boris Johnson has told his ministers he wants to reduce childcare costs by easing health and safety rules
  • Elon Musk has been warned he must protect Twitter users from harmful content after he struck a $44bn deal to buy the social media giant
  • DJ Tim Westwood accused of sexual misconduct 
  • Legal aid crisis ‘more parlous’ for solicitors | Law Gazette 
  • Conveyancing firms "must apply" for PII two months before deadline - Legal Futures 
  • Ministry of Justice to be grilled by MPs over legal aid proposals | Law Gazette 
  • Leading lawyer Gordon Keyden is set to retire from global law firm Clyde & Co after more than 45 years of service to the firm and its clients | Scottish Legal News
  • Minister apologises for misleading parliament on negligence costs | Law Gazette 
  • High Court throws out negligence claim over MMR vaccine advice - Legal Futures
  • Eversheds ‘completes transition of Russian operations’ | Law Gazette
  • Protocol challenges make Northern Ireland legal history with appeal to UK Supreme Court | Irish Legal News
  • Police have released footage from the set of the film Rust, including of the aftermath of the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin
  • Law Society: Covid boosted finances - and firms' willingness to change - Legal Futures
  • Elon Musk buys Twitter: Human rights groups have raised concerns that a lack of moderation could lead to a rise in hate speech. Many Twitter users are also asking whether this means accounts suspended by the company will be allowed back 
  • DPP says ‘shrunk font’ suggestion is ‘inaccurate’ | Law Gazette 
  • Five new partners among promotions at Shepherd and Wedderburn | Scottish Legal News 
  • Bar Standards Board clears barrister over Hillsborough remarks: Jonathan Goldberg, who repeated discredited claims about Liverpool fans, is cleared of breaching professional standards
  • Take solicitors out of flight delay claims - MPs | Law Gazette 
  • The UK government has dropped plans to turn back people crossing the English Channel just over a week before they were due to be challenged in court 
  • Johnny Depp has said text messages he sent about burning and drowning his former partner Amber Heard were a joke based on a Monty Python sketch. #US
  • #US climate activist dies after setting himself on fire outside supreme court. Wynn Bruce, 50, from Colorado, who friend said had been planning self-immolation for a year, died on Saturday from his injuries


26th April - Law News

Edition 3773: 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: As Russia sent troops into Ukraine in February, countries around the world imposed severe sanctions on a group of influential Russian billionaires known as oligarchs. The intention being to turn the screw on Vladimir Putin’s war finances.

Focus of the Day Article: Members of the Scottish Solicitors Bar Association (SSBA) will no longer accept new instructions in summary cases where a contravention of section one of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 is alleged. Full story - Scottish Legal News

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • In the spirit of accessibility, Supreme Court has decided to continue online hearings on miscellaneous days: CJI NV Ramana | Bar & Bench #India
  • Elon Musk strikes deal to buy Twitter for $44bn - He also called for a series of changes from relaxing its content restrictions to eradicating fake accounts
  • Obituary: Jim Hall, admired Edinburgh lawyer and Writer to the Signet
  • SRA appoints new education and training chief - Legal Cheek
  • Disinformation and the courtroom: the Moscow show trials | COUNSEL 
  • Priti Patel’s refugee pushback policy withdrawn days before legal review: Government lawyers confirm Home Office plan to force small boats back to France has been abandoned
  • The Met’s pre-election pause in Partygate updates is a political act
  • Pinsents ups NQ lawyer pay to £92k in London and £61k in regions - Legal Cheek
  • Darlington-based House of Zana has been threatened with legal action by the Spanish fashion giant Zara, which claims the brand is "conceptually identical" 
  • Spending time in the #Australian armed forces can bring a new approach to practising law, Keith Wolahan explained - Lawyers Weekly
  • Top TC application tips from a future City trainee on TikTok - Legal Cheek
  • "Plant and care for ten saplings:" Madhya Pradesh High Court's condition for grant of bail to accused in attempt to murder case | Bar & Bench #India
  • Welsh law firm partners with virtual law school for SQE training - Legal Cheek
  • The Boutique Lawyer Show: Should you fire your accountant? - Lawyers Weekly
  • Irwin Mitchell hands lawyers £900 to help with rising cost of living - Legal Cheek
  • The Corporate Counsel Show: Creating a career and lifestyle that works for you - Lawyers Weekly 
  • Full video: How to use new SQE pathways to qualify as a solicitor - Legal Cheek
  • 10,000 Black Interns and the Bar | COUNSEL 
  • The UK's aviation watchdog should have stronger powers to protect passengers hit by the kind of disruption caused by the pandemic, MPs have recommended 
  • MP convicted of sexually molesting boy, 15, fails to keep his promise to resign
  • A Ukrainian firm managing partner on life right now - Lawyers Weekly
  • Recent cases involving serious sexual offences have taken the longest time on record to go through Crown Courts in England and Wales, the BBC has found 
  • Top London lawyers reject US congressman's accusation of 'enabling malign activities of Russian oligarchs' - Legal Cheek 
  • Peaceful agitation a fundamental right: Mumbai court acquits five women booked for impeding road traffic | Bar & Bench #India
  • A Welshman has been released from detention in Yemen after being held without charge or trial for five years. Luke Symons, of Cardiff, was 25 when he was seized in 2017 by the Houthis, a rebel group fighting the Yemen government in the civil war
  • HSF ups financial support for future trainees studying the LPC to £12,500 - Legal Cheek
  • Six lawyers from firms including CMS, Shillings, and Carter Ruck have denounced a US congressman’s call to ban them from the United States because of their work for Russian oligarchs | RollOnFriday
  • Coal Scam: Company and directors convicted for conspiracy, forging documents to cheat Government of India | Bar & Bench #India
  • Ferry company P&O has been forced to reverse an attempt to pay its new, cheaper seafarers less money. It comes after the RMT Union received reports of agency workers at Dover being asked to sign contracts replacing their old ones with reduced payment
  • In this era of instant noodles, people expect instant justice: CJI NV Ramana | Bar & Bench #India


25th April - Law News

Edition 3772: 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: On Thursday 13 January, the UK Supreme Court hosted a webinar on Career Pathways to Becoming a Justice. The event provided early and mid-career legal professionals with an opportunity to learn more about the appointment process and what it takes to become a well-qualified candidate, enabling aspiring future Justices to kick-start long-term career planning.

Focus of the Day Article: The Home Office’s top civil servant has told thousands of his staff they will not be breaking the law or be guilty of racism if they enforce Priti Patel’s plan to send people with rejected UK asylum claims to Rwanda. Full story - Guardian Law

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Police have issued a warning to drivers after a motorist was clocked at 148mph on an Ayrshire road 
  • More than 100 killed at #Nigerian illegal oil refinery blast - Authorities say victims ‘burnt beyond recognition’ in explosion at bunkering site in Imo state 
  • Stronger than expected law firm performance during the pandemic | The Law Society
  • Ethicon class action members to be compensated, Federal Court orders - Lawyers Weekly #Australia 
  • Female lawyers crave realistic role models, survey finds | RollOnFriday 
  • Hill Dickinson provides staff with emergency childcare cover as part of new wellbeing initiative - Legal Cheek
  • From Kuala Lumpur to Leeds - and what I learnt along the way - Legal Cheek
  • A family have lost £3,000 on a holiday after the mum was not allowed to board a flight due to a post-Brexit rule for entry to a group of European countries 
  • How GCs can steer a business’ ESG framework - Lawyers Weekly 
  • Law firms as social enterprises - the future, or just a CSR pipedream? - Legal Cheek
  • Calcutta High Court imposes ₹25,000 costs on party for seeking repeated adjournments | Bar & Bench #India
  • #Nigerian police are looking for the owner of the illegal oil refinery where an explosion killed at least 100 people according to the authorities
  • The first MP to declare themselves transgender has said he hopes to begin transitioning "as quickly as possible". Jamie Wallis stated last month that he has gender dysphoria and had been raped and blackmailed 
  • Slavery protesters target royal tour in St Vincent - Earl and Countess of Wessex met with a frosty welcome amid demands for reparations
  • Irwin Mitchell launches in Liverpool and Cardiff - Legal Cheek 
  • How Corrs Chambers Westgarth was ‘well placed’ to deal with the pandemic - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Barrister and filmmaker, Haresh Sood has created and produced a feature-length documentary inspired by the hit film Monsoon Wedding | COUNSEL
  • NQ lawyer salaries at Weil hit £150k - Legal Cheek 
  • The culture secretary Nadine Dorries has used the excuse of dyslexia to shield her to mix up her words in a video that has been shared on social media. The video demonstrated a socially unable individual in charge of important online legislation 
  • Law Pod UK latest episode: the computer says no! - UK Human Rights Blog 
  • It is critical that professionals be able to identify the signs that they are being micromanaged and be able to implement steps to manage this - Lawyers Weekly
  • 'Should I say I'm an incoming vac schemer on LinkedIn?' - Legal Cheek
  • Same-sex marriage in the Caribbean: winds of change? | COUNSEL 
  • Homes For Ukraine whistleblower says UK refugee scheme is ‘designed to fail’ 
  • Law firms as social enterprises - the future, or just a CSR pipedream? - Legal Cheek 
  • Three cabinet ministers reportedly facing allegations of sexual misconduct - Ministers are among 56 MPs said to be accused of sexual misconduct after being referred to parliamentary watchdog 
  • A judge in #Singapore has rebuked a group of prospective lawyers who cheated in their Bar exams, including in a paper on ethics and professional responsibility | RollOnFriday
  • Gyanvapi Mosque - Kashi Vishwanath Temple dispute: Allahabad High Court upholds order directing videography of site | Bar & Bench #India 
  • Florida bride and caterer charged after serving marijuana-laced food at wedding #US
  • Prisoners in the central jail in the #Indian union territory of Puducherry briefly forget their worries when they start dancing
  • Marjorie Taylor Greene denies calling for an "insurrection" in Washington as part of a trial challenging her right to stand for re-election under a Civil War era law that bars officials from holding office if they violate their oath to protect the #US 
  • Health Secretary Sajid Javid is to review what immediate changes can be made to gender treatment services for children in England. Javid HAD told MPs that services in this area were too affirmative and narrow, and "bordering on ideological"


24th April - Law News

Edition 3771: 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: Israeli raids in the north of the occupied West Bank have intensified in recent weeks, after two gunmen from Jenin killed eight Israelis in separate attacks. Hundreds of fighters live in the Jenin refugee camp, which has become a stronghold for resistance against the Israeli occupation.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • ‘The courtroom is not fit for purpose’: the hard truths behind sexual assault drama Prima Facie
  • Exchange Chambers helping to shape new national strategy on ABI – The Barrister Magazine 
  • In Focus: Law firm profits leapt 40% in the pandemic - annual benchmarking survey | Law Gazette 
  • Legislation to ban combustible cladding introduced | Scottish Legal News
  • Two men and a woman have been stabbed and at least 10 other people injured in a town centre. Officers were called at about 08:00 BST to reports of people being assaulted in Bedworth, Warwickshire, on Coventry Road and Gilbert Close 
  • Analysis of the whole life order imposed upon Wayne Couzens for the murder of Sarah Everard – The Barrister Magazine 
  • Law enforcement agencies probing suspected financial crimes have the right to additional time when necessary to properly investigate, a Scottish court has ruled | Scottish Legal News
  • Bundles guidance 'highlights litigant-in-person struggles' | Law Gazette 
  • What does the future hold for criminal lawyers? – The Barrister Magazine 
  • Ireland to make five-year multi-entry visas more widely available | Irish Legal News 
  • LAA declines to disclose back-up advocacy numbers for 'no returns' | Law Gazette 
  • The International Law Framework – Establishing Violence Against Women and Girls as a Human Rights Abuse – The Barrister Magazine 
  • ‘Silence guarantees nothing will change’: film-makers challenge the anti-abortion movement
  • Admin hearings outside London in person from next week | Law Gazette 
  • A Russian oligarch's charity, which donated to a private hospital used by the Queen and the Royal Family, has had its bank accounts frozen. The Charity Commission has launched an inquiry into charities connected to Viateschlav Kantor
  • A woman has told how she has to live in a home with bare floors due to a policy which demands social housing tenants rip up carpets and floorboards when they move out 
  • Criminal Legal Aid: Review calls for new measures to secure sustainability of criminal defence sector – The Barrister Magazine 
  • Essay competition in memory of Lord Kerr invites submissions | Scottish Legal News
  • Five-year-old Fazlur Rahman has a stage four tumour in his neck and Afghan doctors are battling to prolong his young life with chemotherapy. He lies in an overcrowded and under-resourced cancer ward in Kabul's Jamhuriat hospital #Afghanistan 
  • A pill to help treat an overactive bladder - which affects millions of women - could soon be available to buy in the UK without prescription. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) wants women and doctors to submit their views
  • A year since wrongful convictions of subpostmasters were first overturned, most say they are no closer to agreeing a financial compensation settlement. They were wrongly accused of theft and false accounting by the Post Office due to faulty software
  • Legal Platforms: An opportunity for the Bar – The Barrister Magazine 
  • Priti Patel accused of misleading parliament over refugee pushbacks: Court ruling reveals unpublished parts of policy saying tactic would not be used against asylum seekers 
  • Gang member who helped arrange murder of Dutch journalist jailed for life | Scottish Legal News
  • Upbeat Irwin Mitchell announces expansion | Law Gazette
  • #SouthKorea’s highest court overturns military convictions of two gay soldiers 
  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a controversial bill dissolving Walt Disney World's self-governing status in the state. The move is seen as retribution for Disney's opposition to the state's so-called "Don't Say Gay" bill #US 
  • UK to require judicial authorisation before interception of journalists’ material | Irish Legal News
  • Court of Appeal rules in favour of journalist who had phone seized by gardaí in 2018 #Ireland
  • UK reportedly drafting bill to unilaterally scrap Northern Ireland Protocol | Irish Legal News 
  • Johnson leadership doubts resurface amid report of fresh Partygate fine at event he attended


23rd April - Law News

Edition 3770: 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: India plans to impose heavy penalties and mandate recalls if electric vehicle (EV) companies are found to be negligent, as part of new "quality-centric" rules, the country's transport minister said, after a spate of fires involving e-scooters. In the meantime, companies may take advance action to recall all defective batches of vehicles immediately, Nitin Gadkari said on Twitter on Thursday, adding that the safety of every commuter is a priority for the government.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Duncan Love elected president of Society of Advocates in Aberdeen | Scottish Legal News
  • Former chief of foreign aid contractor acquitted of bribery blasts police over investigation #Australia 
  • Activist Lawyer, featuring Emma McIlveen, launches | Irish Legal News 
  • Guns overtook car crashes as the leading cause of death for #US children and teenagers in 2020, new research shows. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that over 4,300 young Americans died of firearm-related injuries in 2020 
  • Some supermarkets are limiting how much cooking oil customers are able to buy as supplies are hit by war in Ukraine. Tesco is allowing three items per customer. Waitrose and Morrisons have limited shoppers to two items each 
  • New president and vice-president for Sheriff Appeal Court | Scottish Legal News
  • Former heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson punched a fellow airline passenger after the person "threw a water bottle at him," Tyson's spokesperson has said 
  • Alan Barratt, 62, and Susan Dalton, 66, tricked people into transferring savings to schemes supposedly investing in property or "truffle trees", now jailed for their part in a series of scams in which 245 people lost millions of pounds in pension savings
  • Latest Mayson report calls for extension of regulation | Law Gazette 
  • Personal injury ABS bosses fined for undeclared ATE commissions - Legal Futures
  • Scrapping limit on sitting days will boost court recovery | Law Gazette 
  • Parents to gain right to request flexible working | Irish Legal News 
  • "Attempts to lecture the judiciary:" Supreme Court takes objection to Home Secretary affidavit in Abu Salem plea | Bar & Bench #India
  • Gateley steps up diversification push with £20m acquisition - Legal Futures
  • A German man has been declared an official suspect by Portuguese prosecutors investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Christian Brueckner has been made an "arguido", but Portuguese authorities have not formally revealed the suspect's name 
  • Protecting and restoring nature – legal tools | Scottish Legal News 
  • Negligence claim thrown out as court rejects MMR evidence | Law Gazette
  • Law firm’s net-zero office generates electricity from lifts - Legal Futures 
  • Time is running out to apply for a devilling scholarship | Scottish Legal News
  • A satellite firm says it has identified a mass burial site containing about 200 graves near Mariupol, a city Russian forces have been trying to wrest control of for weeks #Ukraine 
  • Boris Johnson’s attempt to use his India visit to hail the success of JCB, the digger firm owned by a Tory donor, was met with a backlash on Thursday over the use of its machinery in the mass demolition of homes 
  • Priti Patel racist asylum plan ‘not racist or illegal’, civil servants told - Home Office official seeks to reassure staff over refugees to Rwanda scheme as union considers action over ‘callous policy’
  • Mayson: Legal regulation failing to prevent consumer harm - Legal Futures 
  • Unlimited sitting days to tackle backlog as action begins to bite | Law Gazette
  • Johnny Depp’s libel claim against the publisher of The Sun – which called him a ‘wife beater’ over allegations of domestic violence made by his ex-wife Amber Heard – was arguably the biggest English libel trial of the 21st century | Law Gazette
  • Belfast lawyer Gillian Shaw appointed senior legal counsel at Diaceutics | Irish Legal News 
  • A mother, stepfather and a teenage boy have been found guilty of murdering a five-year-old boy and dumping his body in a river. Angharad Williamson, 31, John Cole, 40, and a 14-year-old, who cannot be named, killed Logan Mwangi in July 2021 
  • How senior Tories’ frantic efforts failed to block Boris Johnson inquiry 
  • Carter-Ruck gets sale order over former clients’ home | Law Gazette
  • TLT expands Scottish employment expertise with appointment of Joanne Hennessy | Scottish Legal News
  • Gateley snaps up surveyor firm with £30m loan facility | Law Gazette