5th May - Law News

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story: Australia's Acting Education Minister Stuart Robert joins News Breakfast to discuss the government's proposal to introduce a literacy and numeracy test to trainee teachers before enrolling

Focus of the Day Article: A law firm seeking the identities of people who posted negative reviews about it online would need to show it has suffered serious financial loss, a High Court judge has suggested. Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • The views of a barrister were labelled "transphobic" in a colleague's email, tribunal told. Allison Bailey is suing her chambers and LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall, arguing she was unlawfully discriminated against due to her view that sex is biological 
  • Best of the blogs - 30 April 2022 | Law Gazette
  • Why did #MeToo bypass the music industry? Just look at the gatekeepers 
  • Exemplary damages ‘never appropriate’ as negotiating strategy | Law Gazette 
  • Appeal court shows mercy to LiP over ‘unless’ order | Law Gazette 
  • Russia has been banned from using British management consulting, accounting and PR services in new sanctions announced by the UK - critics question how this harms Russia in any shape or form
  • A group of more than 100,000 #Kenyans from the Talai clan has written to Prince William to seek an apology, and his support for reparations for human rights abuses they say they suffered during the British colonial settlement 
  • #US shaken to its core by supreme court draft that would overturn Roe v Wade
  • Sarah Everard's killer Wayne Couzens is challenging a sentencing order that said he should not be released from prison until he dies. It is part of a major review by the Court of Appeal of whole-life orders, including arguments for their wider use
  • Firm loses bid to identify ‘toxic environment’ reviewer | Law Gazette 
  • Partygate means all Covid fines should be overturned, lawyer argues 
  • City firm to pay £1.5m over negligent advice on company sale - Legal Futures 
  • Missing Alabama guard and inmate had 'special relationship' #US
  • Slaughters appoints first ‘responsible business’ director | Law Gazette 
  • Civil servants called UK Covid testing scheme ‘unlegit’, court hears 
  • The #Indian couple who survived war and a hijacking at sea - Akhil Reghu, 26, was among seven Indian sailors who were captured after Houthi rebels hijacked a civilian cargo vessel in the Red Sea in January
  • High Court rejects online legal services provider’s claim against DAS - Legal Futures 
  • Erosion of abortion rights gathers pace around the world as US signals new era
  • #US stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage on Tuesday during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles: Chappelle faced criticism and protests last year when his Netflix special was accused of being transphobic
  • My legal life: Hesham Puri, MK Law - Profile | Law Gazette 
  • Men and boys among alleged rape victims of #Russian soldiers in Ukraine
  • Judge throws cold water on "insignificant" data breach claims - Legal Futures
  • Who shot the dog? The canine killing that could play a crucial role in the Ben Roberts-Smith defamation trial #Australia
  • Lawyer in the news: ​Jade Quirke, Russell-Cooke - Profile | Law Gazette
  • ‘Betrayal’: chief justice orders inquiry into leak of draft abortion ruling #US 
  • Open thread: Would you take a pay cut to work from home? | Law Gazette
  • The Tories’ biggest trick is making their opponents fight post-Brexit policies in the courts
  • Magistrates' new jailing powers come in to force | Law Gazette