11th May - Law News

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story: For the first time since 1963, the Queen missed reading out the government's legislative plans - leaving Prince Charles and William to fly the royal flag. For Boris Johnson's critics this wasn't the only omission. There was no dedicated bill to help families bear the burden of the highest price rises in 40 years: in its place a vague commitment to grow the economy. But the heir to the throne did have a list of 38 bills - including legislation to try and make good on the levelling up pledge. 

Focus of the Day Article: The difficulty of people signing up to a collective action and the availability of third-party funding were legitimate factors to take into account in making it opt-out, the Court of Appeal has ruled. Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • NEW Law Society of Scotland accredited PEAT2 training provider – Kinch Robinson | Scottish Legal News 
  • Consequences ‘dire’ if Human Rights Act ditched, more than 50 groups warn
  • #SriLankan troops ordered to open fire on looters and vandals as protests continue - Demonstrators are calling for the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa over the island's worst economic crisis in history 
  • Rights groups condemn plan to scrap Human Rights Act | Scottish Legal News 
  • Turkish flight aborted as passengers get plane crash pics - Several young #Israelis were identified as suspects and are being questioned. The plane departed five hours late after being cleared to leave 
  • SLAPPs risk tarnishing the reputation of our justice system | Law Gazette 
  • Matheson opens new premises in Cork city centre | Irish Legal News 
  • Judges have overturned a decision to award £290,000 compensation to the son of a diver who died off Cape Wrath. Lex Warner, from Sutton Coldfield, was injured in a fall on the boat before he made the dive on the Highlands' north coast in 2012
  • Mental health: 'Time for a culture change in the law' | Law Gazette 
  • Troubles victims’ families seek Supreme Court appeal over UK legacy plans | Irish Legal News 
  • Footage of the moment Ava White was stabbed and her alleged killer fleeing the scene has been played to a jury. The 12-year-old died after she was stabbed in Liverpool city centre while out with friends on 25 November 2021 
  • Rebekah Vardy "had no choice" but to bring the libel claim against Coleen Rooney, the High Court has been told. Her lawyer Hugh Tomlinson said it was necessary to "establish her innocence and vindicate her reputation" 
  • Rights reform and Brexit freedoms expected in Queen’s speech | Law Gazette 
  • Tory MP Jamie Wallis has pleaded not guilty to four traffic offences. Mr Wallis, from Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, has denied failing to stop, failing to report a road traffic collision, careless driving and leaving a vehicle in a dangerous position 
  • The omission from the Queen's Speech of measures to improve workers' rights has been met with backlash. Flexible working rights, protections against pregnancy discrimination, and rights for staff to keep all tips had been hoped for in an Employment Bill 
  • NI Court of Appeal: Prisoner fails in bid to have his housing benefit continue while imprisoned | Irish Legal News 
  • LiP loses costs challenge over 'no longer instructed' barrister | Law Gazette 
  • Solicitor who injected blood into food not guilty due to insanity - Legal Futures 
  • Swansea is the first Welsh council joins Land Registry's digital register | Law Gazette 
  • Davidson Chalmers Stewart promotes Steven McAllister to partner | Scottish Legal News 
  • Women have spoken about their experiences of sexual assaults and violence in and around city centre venues. Police in Southampton have said tackling violence against women and girls is now their top priority 
  • Solicitor jailed for sexual assault struck off | Law Gazette 
  • Prince Charles is to read the Queen's Speech on her behalf for the first time ever, after the 96-year-old monarch pulled out due to mobility problems. He will open Parliament with the Duke of Cambridge, after the Queen granted special permission 
  • Court of Appeal backs decision to make collective action opt-out - Legal Futures 
  • Alarm after EHRC says long Covid should not be treated as disability 
  • Russia - City firms 'applying sniff test' to potential clients | Law Gazette 
  • Best of the blogs - 7 May 2022 | Law Gazette 
  • SRA budget to rise £5.3m this year as cost of living crisis bites - Legal Futures 
  • Affordable Covid drugs kept out of reach by sluggish WTO 
  • Mother in law: The writing process continues - Diary of a busy practitioner, juggling work and family somewhere in England | Law Gazette
  • Jail for solicitor who plundered elderly client's bank account - Legal Futures