4th May - Law News

Edition 3781: 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: US President Biden spoke out for the first time since a draft of the Supreme Court opinion that would strike down Roe v. Wade was leaked

Focus of the Day Article: When the NHS spends billions on personal injury cases, it’s the public that loses. Full story - Guardian Law

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • #India seizes $725 million of Xiaomi assets over illegal remittances 
  • UK government drops maternity charity after critical tweets - Group championing rights of new mothers and pregnant women removed after commenting on government’s lack of progress 
  • This abortion rights group is encouraging more women to share their abortion stories #US 
  • Aspects of Nehru, Mountbatten letters to stay redacted: UK tribunal
  • 17 types of animals it is illegal to own as pets in the UK 
  • One of UK’s most wanted men arrested at Lisbon airport - Alex Male is alleged to have been a regional distributor of class A drugs across south-west England 
  • Nottinghamshire police boss Caroline Henry caught speeding five times - Conservative Caroline Henry, the PCC for Nottinghamshire, appeared before Nottingham magistrates earlier after previously admitting the offences 
  • Some energy suppliers have been given a three-week deadline to explain accusations they have increased customers' direct debit payments by "more than is necessary" 
  • Europe has to monitor hate speech and illegal content on social media more closely
  • Edmonton lawyer drops Queen's Counsel title after controversy over appointment process #Canada
  • People left out of pocket by traders say UK county court system ‘unfit for purpose’
  • Priti Patel faces legal threat over Ukraine visa delays 
  • The Kardashian-Jenners have won a defamation case brought against them by Blac Chyna - the influencer, model and former fiancĂ©e of Rob Kardadhian
  • Covid breach court case criticised by Bedford gym owner 
  • Ministers plan to use noise cameras to ‘banish boy racers’
  • What does the calorie labelling law mean for people with eating disorders? 
  • Nicola Sturgeon has said her government is considering “carefully” whether legal advice regarding a second Scottish independence referendum can be made public
  • Using gaming tactics in apps raises new legal issues
  • Legal aid system in grave danger if no new money in budget : senior barrister & ex crown prosecutor #NewZealand
  • Magistrates' sentencing powers doubled in bid to tackle courts backlog 
  • #US Supreme Court may overturn abortion law, leak suggests - In a 98-page draft opinion, Justice Samuel Alito writes that the 1973 Roe v Wade decision legalising abortion across the US is "egregiously wrong"
  • EU accuses Apple of breaking competition law over contactless payments 
  • UK home secretary, Priti Patel, is facing mass legal action over delays that have left thousands of Ukrainians at risk of trauma and Russian bombs, or in limbo in eastern Europe
  • UK Tribunal Rules for Pastor Whose Homophobic Tweet Led to Backlash
  • Amazon will pay US staff travel expenses for abortions and other treatments 
  • 'Boris could deport Boris': Immigration lawyer says Becker may be deported under reforms
  • German man who had four children with his sister reveals fight to make incest legal
  • Wales FM Mark Drakeford says Boris Johnson's law-breaking is worse than Eluned Morgan's
  • #US police are searching for an escaped inmate who is facing murder charges, and a guard who may have helped him. Inmate Casey White and corrections officer Vicki White were last seen on Friday morning at the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office in Alabama