21st May - Law News

Edition 3798: 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: Indian Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu today surrendered in a court in Punjab's Patiala, a day after the Supreme Court sentenced him to one year in jail in a road-rage incident in which a man was killed 34 years ago. He had earlier requested a few more weeks to surrender on health grounds.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Judicial reviews seen as major obstacle to meeting Ireland’s housing needs | Irish Legal News
  • Equalising goal: Law Society proposes SLAPP curbs | Law Gazette
  • Lawtons choose PracticeEvolve to manage clients more effectively | Irish Legal News 
  • It’s fun to pay… Sidley Austin announces partnership with YMCA | Law Gazette
  • Law firms under pressure to show values in clients they take on - Legal Futures 
  • A university has been told to pay more than £50,000 in damages for discriminating against student Natasha Abrahart, who killed herself in 2018. She was found dead on the day she was due to take part in a group presentation at the University of Bristol
  • A woman who was terrorised and abused by an MI5 agent is taking legal action against the security service. Beth, not her real name, has lodged a formal complaint with the watchdog for the intelligence agencies, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) 
  • Barrister wins appeal over disbarment for sexual assault | Law Gazette 
  • Five new senators of the College of Justice have been installed at individual ceremonies in Parliament House, Edinburgh | Scottish Legal News 
  • Ex-Labour MP must pay £434k damages to woman he repeatedly assaulted 
  • What did we learn from ‘Wagatha Christie’? No one wins in Britain’s slow and broken courts 
  • Lord Chief warns over lack of Crown Court judges and lawyers - Legal Futures 
  • Russians lead commercial litigant table - for now | Law Gazette 
  • Knights bolsters presence in South-East with £11.5m acquisition - Legal Futures
  • Mason Hayes & Curran appoints 15 new partners | Irish Legal News 
  • National memorial for witchcraft accused to be considered | Scottish Legal News
  • Knights expands south with £11.5m deal to buy rival | Law Gazette 
  • Chancellor Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty have made the Sunday Times Rich List of the UK's wealthiest 250 people for the first time. Their joint £730m fortune ranks them at 222 of the paper's annual list
  • Friend of Craig McLachlan tells court he feared harassment reports would destroy the actor #Australia
  • Wrong to ignore referee in football injury claim, High Court rules | Law Gazette
  • 'Deal with this problem': lord chief wades into legal aid dispute | Law Gazette 
  • Property search merger “lessens competition”, CMA says - Legal Futures
  • The government's independent adviser on tackling violence against women and girls has suggested her calls for street harassment to be made a crime are being blocked
  • Lord chief calculates the cost of legal aid cuts | Law Gazette
  • A man fascinated with serial killers has been jailed for a minimum of 31 years for murdering an 18-year-old woman he abducted from a bus stop. Bobbi-Anne McLeod's body was found in woodland near Plymouth in November 
  • Jailed solicitor struck off for role in property sales scam | Law Gazette 
  • Canadian distillery drops Scottish sounding products after SWA dispute | Scottish Legal News
  • Cleaver Fulton Rankin shortlisted for responsible business award | Irish Legal News 
  • 'Textbook SLAPP': Oligarch’s libel lawyers reported to SRA | Law Gazette


20th May - Law News

Edition 3797: 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: They are young men, teenagers or barely into their twenties, already serving years in prison for serious violent offences, including murder. But the new governor of HMP Swinfen Hall in Staffordshire is determined they can still change, that the violence which has dominated their lives can end before they go back out into the world. Exclusive access was given to the filmmakers the prison to see its new rehabilitation programme in action and they were able to meet the prisoners trying to face up to the reality of their crimes and a mother, bereaved by knife violence, who's helping them do it

Focus of the Day Article: A law firm owner has been fined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority after repeatedly failing to pay fees owed to a barrister. Ahmed Mohammed Hersi, sole principal of north west London firm Hersi & Co, did not pay an invoice of £29,000 issued to him for counsel fees back in 2017, an SRA decision notice states. He then failed to abide by a county court order made in 2018 to pay these fees, which with interest had increased to £40,000. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Shane Bazzi wins appeal in defamation case over Peter Dutton tweet #Australia 
  • MI5 agent used secret status to terrorise girlfriend - The foreign national cannot be named, despite evidence he is a threat to women, after the government took the BBC to court to block publication 
  • BHL launches legal expenses insurance push with Minster Law - Legal Futures
  • The government faces the threat of further disruption in the courts as dozens of solicitors prepare to join the criminal bar in protest action over the government’s controversial criminal legal aid reforms | Law Gazette
  • City partner put making money before clients, High Court rules - Legal Futures
  • Prejudices that led to witch-hunts still affect women today, says historian 
  • Judicial diversity progress 'better than people might think', says lord chief justice | Law Gazette 
  • John Nimmo joins MBM Commercial | Scottish Legal News
  • A former employee in the residential property department of a stock exchange-listed firm has been banned for posing as someone who could carry out matrimonial work | Law Gazette
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been told he faces no further action after police closed their Partygate investigation, No 10 says 
  • Northern Ireland to allow some new creditors’ bankruptcy petitions from September | Irish Legal News
  • Thomas Ross QC: Does the Faculty of Advocates labour under a culture of misogyny? | Scottish Legal News
  • Solicitor William Nash obituary
  • Solicitor rebuked over referrals from genealogists - Legal Futures
  • HS2 protestor held in contempt told he must face costs penalty | Law Gazette
  • The Law Society of Scotland has congratulated John Scott QC as he today takes the precedent-setting step from solicitor advocate to senator of the College of Justice | Scottish Legal News 
  • Co-op Legal Services eyes £100m turnover in growth push - Legal Futures 
  • William Fry hires Barry Scannell as technology consultant | Irish Legal News
  • 7 criminal barristers have lost a High Court battle with the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) over their fees for a £5m fraud trial in which a five-million page hard drive was served on the defence shortly before trial | Law Gazette
  • Courts crisis - Inspectors demand more resources for defence | Law Gazette
  • ECtHR: Lawyer should not have been fined for telling joke in court | Scottish Legal News
  • Laurence Fox denied first libel jury trial for a decade | Law Gazette 
  • Remote firm brings solicitors and barristers under one banner | Law Gazette 
  • Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation trial hears conflicting evidence over Afghan deaths #Australia 
  • UN confirms death of one of last #Rwandan genocide fugitives. Phénéas Munyarugarama is second person wanted for their involvement in 1994 mass killings to die 
  • Principal fined for not paying counsel’s £29,000 fees | Law Gazette 
  • Rights watchdog to appear in Supreme Court case concerning surrogacy | Irish Legal News 
  • Trans people ‘not an ideology’, MSPs weighing gender recognition reform told - Director of Stonewall Scotland speaks to parliamentarians as they take evidence on draft bill


19th May - Law News

Edition 3796: 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 United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the United States Women's National Team Players Association (USWNTPA) and the United States National Soccer Team Players Association (USNSTPA) have agreed to a deal that achieves "equal pay and set the global standard moving forward in international football" 

Focus of the Day Article: Controversial legislation aimed at ending prosecutions for killings during the Troubles will be introduced to Westminster. The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation Bill) will create a new independent body called the Independent Commission for Reconciliation and Information Recovery (ICRIR) and offer immunity from prosecution for individuals who co-operate with it. Full story - Irish Legal News

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • A New York man has a beef to pick with McDonald's and Wendy's: misleading adverts he says make their burgers look much bigger than they actually are #US 
  • #India's Supreme Court has ordered the release of one of the men convicted of involvement in the 1991 murder of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi
  • Alaa Abdel Fattah: UK urged to help jailed British-Egyptian activist #Egypt
  • Former clients hit with indemnity costs for ‘hopeless’ appeal | Law Gazette 
  • World’s highest jailing rate found in Uyghur county of China, data leak suggests #Uyghurs
  • Controversial legacy legislation to be introduced to Westminster today | Irish Legal News
  • Plight of Afghan judges in spotlight as court hears UK asylum challenge - Three judicial reviews of Afghans who face ‘real risk to life’ could force wholesale Home Office rethink
  • Planning your office for the next generation - Legal Futures
  • New firm Power Law LLP to focus on business clients | Irish Legal News
  • A High Court ruling will allow the BBC to publish a story about a man it says exploited his status as an MI5 informant to abuse his partner. The BBC said the decision will allow it to tell a story that is "firmly in the public interest"
  • A hospital trust has been fined more than £1.3m after admitting failures in care that contributed to the deaths of two patients. Mohammed Ismael Zaman, 31, died of severe blood loss while undergoing dialysis at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in 2019 
  • A 21-year-old #Russian soldier has pleaded guilty to killing an unarmed civilian, in the first war crimes trial in Ukraine since the war started. Vadim Shishimarin admitted shooting a 62-year-old man a few days after the invasion began 
  • Don’t assume litigation lawyers always want their trial payday | Law Gazette
  • Jamie Gray appointed as partner at Burness Paull | Scottish Legal News 
  • Advice deserts? We have a telephone helpline, says minister | Law Gazette
  • Smaller law firms eager to grow as confidence stays high - Legal Futures 
  • McKee Campbell Morrison appoints Michael Flett as associate director | Scottish Legal News 
  • Legal advice clinic for LGBTQ+ issues reaches landmark: Cardiff LGBTQ+ Law Clinic was set up in May 2021 to provide free legal advice for individuals across the country, and is on the verge of passing 100 enquiries in that time | Law Gazette 
  • Listed company's law firm shoots up rankings with £47m turnover - Legal Futures
  • As a high-profile tax dispute regarding film distribution schemes rumbles on, the Court of Appeal could yet be asked to give guidance on a lawyer’s duty of care | Law Gazette
  • Dechert ex-partner ‘disgrace to profession’, court hears | Law Gazette 
  • The Legal Aid Agency has sought to assure anxious criminal legal aid providers that it will try to ensure they do not lose out on work when new contracts begin later this year | Law Gazette 
  • ABS evolves platform model with other lawyers and professionals - Legal Futures
  • Priti Patel lifts restrictions on police stop and search powers: Home secretary announces the end of limitations on use of section 60 powers where serious violence anticipated
  • Lawyer in the news: Stuart Luke, Instalaw Solicitors - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Colleague feared Craig McLachlan could take his own life after articles alleging harassment, court hears #Australia
  • Best of the blogs - 14 May 2022 | Law Gazette 
  • New firm Power Law LLP to focus on business clients | Irish Legal News 
  • Dechert ex-partner leaked to press and ‘plainly lied’ in court – judge | Law Gazette


18th May - Law News

Edition 3795: 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 Feb. 24, the first day of the war in Ukraine, a Russian attack on a hospital in the eastern city of Vuhledar killed four people and wounded 10 others. The next day, elsewhere in Ukraine, a cancer center and a children’s hospital were hit. And the attacks on the nation’s health care infrastructure kept coming, at a rate of at least two a day, by some counts — hospitals, clinics, maternity wards, a nursing home, an addiction treatment facility, a blood bank.

Focus of the Day Article:  The High Court has rejected a company’s claim to litigation privilege over the identity of who instructed its lawyers. Mr Justice Robin Knowles said the two-part test was whether the communication itself was privileged and whether the privilege would be undermined by the disclosure sought. Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • AML laws have failed: it is time to start again | Law Gazette 
  • #Cuban parliament approves penal code which activists warn curbs dissent 
  • Central London firms end merger talks | Law Gazette
  • ‘It’s harmful and humiliating’: how Amber Heard’s haters undermine the victims of domestic violence 
  • An unnamed Conservative MP has been arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault. The Metropolitan Police confirmed a man was in custody over allegations dating back to between 2002 and 2009 
  • Small firms still upbeat as post-lockdown boom subsides | Law Gazette 
  • Craig McLachlan denies he manipulated and insulted fellow actors during Rocky Horror Show, court hears 
  • Locking up pregnant women damages mothers and children – yet the UK does it
  • Laura Castle had admitted fatally shaking 13-month-old Leiland-James Corkill after her lawyer said she "lost it" over his crying 
  • Liz Truss has said a new law would be introduced to change the post-Brexit trade deal for Northern Ireland. The foreign secretary insisted the bill would be legal under international law 
  • Barrister given green light to pursue outstanding fees claim - Legal Futures 
  • When Hana found out she was pregnant, she knew she wanted to have an abortion - but her search for a clinic on Google led her to an anti-abortion centre, set on talking her out of her decision 
  • From the world of forensic accountancy, a checklist for barristers on valuing a business asset | COUNSEL
  • A new app has been launched by the UK government to prevent people falling victim to online approaches by foreign spies. MI5 says it has seen 10,000 UK nationals targeted by fake social media profiles on sites like LinkedIn and Facebook
  • Fraudster paralegal took £438,000 from firm to spend on gambling | Law Gazette
  • Elon Musk warns Twitter deal stuck without fake account proof - Mr Musk tweeted that the deal "cannot move forward" unless Twitter backs up its claims that less than 5% of accounts are fake or spam accounts 
  • A hospital trust is investigating after a patient was incorrectly diagnosed and treated for Alzheimer's disease for seven years. Alex Preston, from Anstey, Leicestershire, was 54 at the time and said the diagnosis completely destroyed his life 
  • The age of consent: Kate Parker, Jodie Comer, and the Schools Consent Project | COUNSEL 
  • A new Indian government survey shows that there have been improvements in the country's sex ratio, but an overwhelming majority still desires a male child
  • London judges dismiss Trinidad death penalty appeal | Law Gazette 
  • Volunteer police officers in England and Wales will be authorised to use Tasers, the home secretary is to announce. The Home Office said it would ensure they are not "at a disadvantage" when facing attackers 
  • Identity of person instructing solicitors not covered by privilege - Legal Futures 
  • My legal life: Fiona Hewitt, Neves Solicitors - Profile | Law Gazette 
  • Sentencing Council guidance coming into force at the end of this month will clarify how to sentence cases considering "intended sexual harm" by paedophiles - even where there was not actually a victim and no sexual activity happened 
  • Sir Mark Hedley, the retired senior family law judge, shares his lessons learnt from 21 years at the Bar and 21 years on the Bench | COUNSEL 
  • Study reveals misunderstandings over early disclosure scheme | Law Gazette 
  • Paralegal jailed for stealing £438k from law firm to feed gambling habit - Legal Futures 
  • Judge blasts ‘wasteful’ lawyers who filed 6,000-page bundles | Law Gazette 
  • Commercial Court judges express frustration at parties' excesses - Legal Futures
  • The Road Dance review – boiling fury in tale of rape and denial in the Hebrides


17th May - Law News

Edition 3794: 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: Jay Chandler (Appellant) v The State (Respondent) (No 2) (Trinidad and Tobago) – JCPC 2020/0051

Focus of the Day Article:  It is difficult to disagree with the sentiments expressed in the editorial about the actions of Messrs Jackson and McConnachie who have damaged the reputation of the legal profession in Scotland and the Faculty of Advocates in particular. There will be those who would wish these two to be removed as practising lawyers and there will be those who will take the view that their activities support the introduction of the proposed regulatory body which will oversee entry to the profession and discipline of those who are already members. Full story - Scottish Legal News

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Accused languishes in jail after Trial Judge misinterprets Supreme Court bail order; SC calls for action | Bar & Bench #India 
  • Solicitor apprenticeships: what you need to know... - Legal Cheek 
  • Jammu and Kashmir confluence of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam; plurality should be sustained: CJI NV Ramana quotes poet Raja Basu | Bar & Bench #India
  • Latest speakers announced as profession gears up for LegalEdCon 2022 - Legal Cheek
  • The possibility of more rises in food prices is a "major worry" for the UK and other countries, the Bank of England governor has warned. Apologising for sounding "apocalyptic", Andrew Bailey said the war in Ukraine was affecting food supplies
  • Meet the Bar Pro Bono Award Winners 2021 | COUNSEL
  • Ropes & Gray launches social mobility work experience programme - Legal Cheek
  • Callum Wheeler found guilty of murdering police community support officer Julia James while she was walking her dog in woodland in Kent. He beat Mrs James to death with a railway jack after "ambushing" the 53-year-old in woods near her home in Snowdon 
  • A fifth of law firms will require LPC grads to sit parts of the SQE - Legal Cheek 
  • Barrister's best: Michael J Beloff QC | COUNSEL 
  • film actress and her martial arts instructor husband have been jailed for child sex offences. Zara Phythian - who appeared in Doctor Strange with Benedict Cumberbatch - sexually abused a 13-year-old girl together with her husband Victor Marke 
  • The Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) has launched a consultation on the impact of fixed recoverable costs (FRC) on vulnerable parties and witnesses in civil cases | NLJ
  • How to solve a problem like Brecani? | COUNSEL 
  • ‘The legal industry is not a hierarchy with private practice at the top’ - Legal Cheek 
  • The fast-developing role of DNA in criminal prosecutions and challenges therein | COUNSEL 
  • A tale of two femicides - and media bias 
  • Tail docking, animal fighting, animal mutilation, administering poison and causing unnecessary suffering are to be given more severe sentences, under proposed Sentencing Council guidelines | NLJ 
  • The attorney general’s office was worthy of respect. Suella the stooge disgraces it: Indulging the PM on the Northern Ireland protocol is to hold her own role in contempt 
  • Delhi High Court seeks report about illegal hair salons after death of 35-year-old from hair transplant | Bar & Bench #India 
  • The price of wheat has jumped on international markets after #India banned the export of the staple cereal. The export ban comes after a heatwave hit India's wheat crops, taking domestic prices to a record high 
  • Squire Patton Boggs bumps NQ rates to £100k from January 2023 - Legal Cheek
  • 'The overall culture in law is damaging many junior lawyers’, JLD chair warns - Legal Cheek
  • Prima Facie: 'Comer is fantastic in this one-woman show' | COUNSEL
  • On this day, 100 years ago, the first woman was called to the bar - Legal Cheek 
  • Book review: Spider Woman: a Life | COUNSEL May 16, 2022
  • SQE prep provider pledges to reduce law fair merch in new eco push - Legal Cheek


16th May - Law News

Edition 3793: 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: Finland has confirmed that it will apply for Nato membership, abandoning the neutral status the country has held since the end of World War Two. The move comes despite warnings from Russian president Vladimir Putin, who told his Finnish counterpart that joining Nato would be a "mistake". President Sauli Niinisto called it a "historic day". He says the shift in policy is in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Focus of the Day Article:  Slater & Gordon has been ordered to provide details of alleged ‘secret commissions’ paid by an insurer, in a test case that could open the ‘floodgates’. The High Court this week ordered the firm to answer Part 18 requests for information from former personal injury clients Rhys Edwards and Wayne Raubenheimer. Full story - New Law Journal

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Squire Patton Boggs bumps NQ rates to £100k from January 2023 - Legal Cheek 
  • 'The overall culture in law is damaging many junior lawyers’, JLD chair warns - Legal Cheek
  • Prima Facie: 'Comer is fantastic in this one-woman show' | COUNSEL
  • On this day, 100 years ago, the first woman was called to the bar - Legal Cheek
  • Book review: Spider Woman: a Life | COUNSEL 
  • SQE prep provider pledges to reduce law fair merch in new eco push - Legal Cheek
  • Barristers are particularly at risk of burnout because of the nature of our work and our approach to it – but it doesn’t have to be this way | COUNSEL
  • The man who killed a stranger with a single punch, and then turned his life around 
  • Build your practice as a junior tenant: top tips to help fledgling junior tenants navigate the exhilarating – and exhausting – early years of practice | COUNSEL
  • Dominoes player wins case over ‘racist’ noise ban in London square - Westminster city council decision to ban Ernest Theophile, 74, and friends from gathering was ‘flawed’ and ‘untenable’, says judge
  • Ukraine refugees staying with UK hosts not cleared by criminal record checks 
  • The Weekly Round-up: Roe v Wade, Bell v Tavistock and guidance on suitable accommodation and misuse of private information - UK Human Rights Blog
  • David Sherborne: the ‘Wagatha Christie’ star lawyer with a celebrity following 
  • Young Barristers’ Committee’s raft of initiatives designed to address your issues of concern | COUNSEL
  • Bombay High Court pulls up State authorities for compelling English teacher to take Math classes, withholding his salary | Bar & Bench #India May 15, 2022
  • Why the UK’s dire rates of sick pay bode ill for the economy
  • Law Pod UK Latest Episode: Belfast special report. Elections, the Northern Ireland Protocol and non-diminution of EU rights - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Manchester Law School makes module on Excel, PowerPoint and Word compulsory on LLB - Legal Cheek
  • A woman who died with her three dogs after they were hit by a car has been named by police. Olivia Riley, 41, from Suffolk, was found dead after officers and paramedics were called to Cheyne Walk in Chelsea at about 06:20 BST on Saturday
  • Litigation funder sets aside £6m for client redress | Law Gazette
  • US firm trainee: 'Should I pay off my student loan in one go?' - Legal Cheek
  • Does it pay to represent yourself in court? | Law Gazette
  • Ten killed in ‘racially motivated’ shooting in Buffalo, US - Ten killed in ‘racially motivated’ shooting. White gunman kills 10, wounds three at a supermarket in a Black neighbourhood in Buffalo, New York state
  • Solicitors are being asked for their views on how to stop unscrupulous sellers, following a surge in the funeral plans market | NLJ 
  • Ex-managing partner misled tribunal in discrimination claim - Legal Futures
  • Criminal barristers’ ‘no returns’ policy in protest at the underfunding of the justice system & low advocacy fees is ‘causing significant & widespread disruption to the listing of cases in courts’, Criminal Bar Association (CBA) chair Jo Sidhu QC has said
  • The UK response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis: should Ukrainian refugees claim asylum in the first safe country they reach? | COUNSEL
  • First class law grad ditches legal career to play Call of Duty professionally - Legal Cheek 
  • A Metropolitan Police officer accused of a string of sex offences has appeared in court charged with three further counts of rape. David Carrick, 47, of Hertfordshire, faces a total of 44 charges relating to 12 women between 2003 and 2020
  • The attorney general’s office was worthy of respect. Suella the stooge disgraces it 
  • Queen’s platinum jubilee: the royals must span the social divides - Brexit, Covid and Black Lives Matter have highlighted divisions in society. But we have more in common than we sometimes realise
  • A man who sexually assaulted two women and carried out a series of hammer attacks in central London has been jailed. Morteza Ahmadi, 39, randomly targeted pedestrians and pub-goers in and around Regent Street on 1 October 2021


15th May - Law News

Edition 3792: 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: At least 27 people were killed and 12 were injured in a fire at a four-storey commercial building in Delhi, India's Mundka on Friday evening. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today visited the fire incident site. Mr Kejriwal said that the Delhi government has ordered a magisterial enquiry into the incident and the culprits will not be spared. He announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each for the families of those who were killed. The injured will be given Rs 50,000 each, he said.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Slater & Gordon has been ordered to provide details of alleged ‘secret commissions’ paid by an insurer, in a test case that could open the ‘floodgates’ | NLJ 
  • Northern Ireland’s abortion buffer zones bill referred to UK Supreme Court | Irish Legal News
  • Legal services boom continues despite sanctions | Law Gazette
  • Protestors against a female immigration detention centre say it "retraumatises" already vulnerable women. Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre in County Durham houses women waiting to be deported from the UK 
  • The Court of Appeal has unanimously rejected BT’s argument that a collective proceedings order (CPO) should be ‘opt-in’, in a mass action claiming it abused its dominant market position by charging excessive landline prices | NLJ 
  • A 24-hour curfew has been declared in Sokoto, #Nigeria, after protesters took to the streets demanding the release of two suspects in the murder of a Christian student last week 
  • Means test timetable 'could be brought forward' due to inflation | Law Gazette
  • Wakefield Labour executive resigns accusing Keir Starmer of byelection stitch-up: Members quit en masse over ‘arrogant’ handling of candidate selection process
  • A film series on the next generation of women leaders in the law, Next 100 Voices, has been launched by Next 100 Years, the successor project to First 100 Years | NLJ 
  • Legal academics appointed to Royal Irish Academy committee | Irish Legal News 
  • Bar watchdog ‘must do better’ on investigations, DG admits | Law Gazette 
  • Plan to reduce time limit for complaints to LeO “goes too far” - Legal Futures 
  • A former firearms officer awarded £1m from Police Scotland says no amount of compensation will "ever make up for the pain and sacrifices" she made. Rhona Malone was victimised while working for the force, an employment tribunal ruled last year 
  • Comments about man’s bald head ruled to be sexual harassment | Scottish Legal News
  • High Court: Judge criticises terms in adoption legislation which ‘needlessly hurt the feelings’ of parents and children | Irish Legal News
  • Land Registry admits limits of property reference numbers | Law Gazette 
  • MPs and peers urge bigger fines for lawyers who break AML rules - Legal Futures
  • Mason Hayes & Curran hires Eimear Lyons as corporate partner | Irish Legal News
  • "Eating and petrol. That's what I use the money for," says Zach. The 30-year-old from Chester is explaining how he spent the money he got after pawning his laptop 
  • Fifty non-white migrants have been told they will be the first to be sent to Rwanda in east Africa as part of the Tory government's controversial resettlement policy
  • The Tory government is cutting ties with the National Union of Students because the latter's support of Palestinian rights, which is seen as anti-Israel bias by some Jewish students
  • The government is to delay a ban on multi-buy deals for junk food and pre-watershed TV advertising as families struggle with the cost of living 
  • MoJ denies new pilot scheme removes right to a trial | Law Gazette 
  • Ukraine has started its first war crimes trial since the beginning of #Russia's invasion, with a 21-year-old soldier appearing in the dock accused of killing an unarmed civilian 
  • Why lawyers should be thinking about sustainable development - Legal Futures 
  • Clyde & Co promotes six to legal director in Scotland | Scottish Legal News 
  • Two women have been arrested over the death of an eight-month-old baby following a "medical episode" at a nursery. Police were called to an incident at a nursery in Stockport, Greater Manchester, on Monday
  • Calling a man ‘bald’ is sexual harassment, employment tribunal rules 
  • A former bank employee has been jailed for taking almost £900,000 out of accounts, police have revealed. Hamzah Issak, 30, altered account details while working at a Leicester branch of HSBC between 2016 and 2018