1st May - Law News

Edition 3778: 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: Scientists have long warned that climate change will lead to more intense weather. Many point to record-breaking temperatures now in India and Pakistan as proof. Although heatwaves are common in the region, they don't usually start until May or June. The intense heat has increased demand for electricity, leading to power outages. So what can be done to reduce the impact of the heatwaves?

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Rebekah Vardy has suggested agent may have leaked Coleen Rooney stories to Sun, court hears
  • Neil Parish has told the BBC he is resigning as an MP after admitting he watched pornography twice in Parliament. Mr Parish, who has represented Tiverton and Honiton in Devon since 2010, said it had been a "moment of madness" 
  • Solicitor removed restriction without beneficiary's consent - Legal Futures
  • SRA's respect rule "will fill gap" exposed by Beckwith ruling - Legal Futures 
  • The cap on the number of days the Crown Court can sit during a financial year has been lifted for a second year, in order to tackle the backlog of cases | NLJ 
  • Karen Wylie becomes accredited mediator | Scottish Legal News 
  • Clifford Chance finalises Moscow spin-off | Law Gazette 
  • Low-income individuals with ‘trapped capital’ are unable to access legal aid in 30% of cases, research by the Public Law Project has found | NLJ
  • Charles Russell Speechlys to pay out £1.5m in negligence claim | Law Gazette 
  • Estate administration: the digital assets dilemma - Legal Futures 
  • 2021 broke recruitment records for employment lawyers, according to research by market analytics firm Vacancysoft | NLJ
  • DLA Piper announces raft of appointments | Irish Legal News 
  • Thousands face losing summer holidays as Passport Office delays continue: Travellers told to apply as soon as possible as MPs accuse agency of running ‘absolute shambles’
  • Government ‘looking carefully’ at radical clin neg proposals | Law Gazette
  • Social media posts have falsely linked a recent spike in unexplained hepatitis in children to the Covid vaccine. The affected children were mostly under the age of five and therefore not eligible for the jab, health agencies monitoring the situation say 
  • A body has been found by police searching for a woman who went missing more than a week ago. Katie Kenyon, a 33-year-old mother of two, was last seen getting into a Ford Transit van in Burnley on 22 April 
  • Government seeks new LSB chair to help "reshape legal services" - Legal Futures
  • The Law Commission is extending its timetable for choosing its 14th Programme of law reform after receiving about 500 responses covering nearly 200 possibilities for law reform | NLJ 
  • A police officer who appeared on the Nigerian version of Big Brother without permission from her bosses has been given a final written warning. PC Khafilat Kareem was a serving Metropolitan Police officer when she applied to be on the show in 2019 
  • London defence solicitors demand 25% fee increase | Law Gazette 
  • Nigel Ross appointed as sheriff principal of Lothian and Borders | Scottish Legal News
  • The whole basis of the clinical negligence system needs reform, a committee of MPs has said | NLJ
  • Long way to go - SRA unveils "unacceptable" ethnicity profile - Legal Futures
  • Chancery interim applications in person next month | Law Gazette 
  • #US: Wrongly convicted Miami man released after 30 years | Irish Legal News
  • Robert Skinner calls time on 35 years at the bar | Scottish Legal News 
  • Barrister was discriminated against for gender-critical views, tribunal hears - Allison Bailey says Garden Court chambers and Stonewall wrongly treated her gender-critical views as transphobic 
  • #US: Wrongly convicted Miami man released after 30 years | Scottish Legal News
  • The Metropolitan Police is seeking a fresh appeal against a High Court ruling that went against it over a planned Sarah Everard vigil last year