26th June - Law News

Edition 3834: 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: Ethiopia is one of the most ethnically-diverese nations in Africa. It also has the second largest population of the continent. But it has struggled with rising ethnic-based violence and tension in recent years. Hundreds of civilians were targeted by armed men in the Gimbi district of Ethiopia’s Oromia region, in an attack that began last Saturday. Witnesses said most of the victims belonged to the Amhara ethnic group.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Silks accuse LCJ of 'intimidating' lawyers over court walkouts | Law Gazette
  • Gateley director banned for accepting £2,500 ‘gift’ | Law Gazette
  • Low-value commercial cases – an achievable challenge for ATE insurers - Legal Futures
  • Top Indian judge hails court’s constitutional role | Law Gazette
  • Does copyrighted work prevent others from turning an image into a tattoo? A question set to be decided by a jury in California federal court, where the case of photographer Jeffrey B. Sedlik versus celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D is due to go to trial 
  • Commission probes law on remotely driven cars | Law Gazette
  • Firms that embrace innovation will be organic growth winners - Legal Futures 
  • Women lawyers pessimistic about pay equality | Law Gazette 
  • BSB prosecutions of striking barristers "unlikely to succeed" - Legal Futures
  • Court rejects claim that instructions of counsel create conflict | Law Gazette 
  • A row is building up over Marks & Spencer's plans to demolish and rebuild its flagship London store. Minister Michael Gove had already ordered a review into the idea due to concerns over carbon emissions from bulldozing the building
  • Eighteen migrants have died and others were injured when a huge crowd tried to cross into #Spain's North African enclave of Melilla, officials from neighbouring Morocco say. Reports say some of those who died had fallen from the top of a border fence
  • Two people have been shot dead and 21 injured in a shooting at a nightclub and nearby streets in the centre of the #Norwegian capital, Oslo, police say. The shootings are being investigated as a terrorist act 
  • Traditional partnerships dying out as ABSs top 1,000 - Legal Futures 
  • Senior met officer ‘left out evidence’ in UK holidaymaker murder investigation
  • Kennedys posts record global revenue | Law Gazette
  • Australian law firm targets UK SMEs with unlimited subscription service - Legal Futures 
  • Mother in law: Brain fog | Law Gazette
  • Rikki Neave murder: James Watson jailed for 15 years - The killer of the six-year-old schoolboy who evaded justice for nearly three decades has been jailed for a minimum of 15 years


25th June - Law News

Edition 3833: 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 Supreme Court rejected an appeal against exoneration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a 2002 Gujarat riots case. The appeal by Zakia Jafri, wife of Congress MP Ehsan Jafri who was killed in the violence, was "devoid of merits", the court said.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Damning verdict on Raab’s Bill of Rights | Law Gazette
  • A criminal record should not be a life sentence 
  • Insolvency funder blames Covid measures for profit slump | Law Gazette 
  • More women than men have been appointed senior counsel this year in a legal first. Twenty-eight barristers and six solicitors have been made senior counsel – 20 of whom are female and 14 male | Irish Legal News
  • Law firms making ‘wildly inflated’ costs claims, standards body finds | Law Gazette
  • Costs lawyers urged to play bigger role in "out of control" market - Legal Futures
  • Mishcon awarded interim £1.9m after ‘negligence’ win | Law Gazette
  • #Saudis free youngest prisoner who faced execution - Murtaja Qureiris had once been facing the death penalty, although he was finally sentenced to a prison term 
  • #Japanese man loses USB stick with entire city's personal details - the man, said to be in his 40s, works for a company tasked with providing benefits to tax-exempt households
  • Millions of women in the #US will lose the legal right to abortion, after the Supreme Court overturned a 50-year-old ruling that legalised it nationwide 
  • #US Supreme court decision to overturn New York gun law met with outrage
  • Former Dechert client drops defence over ex-partner’s conduct | Law Gazette 
  • Disabled swimmer loses legal challenge over London bathing pond ticket prices - Christina Efthimiou claimed price increase at Kenwood ladies’ bathing pond had unfair impact on people with disabilities 
  • Law Society announces winners of Justice Media Awards 2022 | Irish Legal News
  • Dramatic fall in successful high court challenges to government policy 
  • GLD publicly fires back at 'derogatory' article | Law Gazette
  • SRA seeks whistleblowing role as part of SLAPPs action - Legal Futures
  • #US government lawyers threatened to quit en masse as then-President Donald Trump hounded them almost daily to help overturn his 2020 election defeat, a congressional inquiry has heard
  • England: Lord Chief Justice says striking barristers should be reported to regulators | Irish Legal News
  • SRA delves once again into race disparity in investigations | Law Gazette 
  • Kennedys reports uptick in UK revenue | Irish Legal News 
  • Motor industry giant Toyota is recalling 2,700 of its first mass-produced all-electric vehicles over concerns their wheels may fall off - the bolts on the bZ4X's wheels "can loosen to the point where the wheel can detach from the vehicle" 
  • The #US Senate has passed a gun control bill - the most significant firearms legislation in nearly 30 years. Fifteen Republicans joined Democrats in the upper chamber of Congress to approve the measure by 65 votes to 33 
  • The bodies of UK journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira have been handed over to their families in Brazil, according to local media 
  • SRA fining power increase should not be conflated with sanctions regime | Law Gazette 
  • Lord Chief Justice and BSB warn striking barristers of disciplinary risks - Legal Futures 
  • #US supreme court overturns New York handgun law in bitter blow to gun-control push 
  • ‘False narrative’: campaigners say British bill of rights could undermine free speech
  • SRA reports £161m of suspect transactions by law firms to NCA - Legal Futures
  • Ministers press on with ‘cynical’ plan to let agency staff replace striking workers
  • Lasting powers of attorney are taking nearly three months to register – double the Office of the Public Guardian’s target, the government has revealed | Law Gazette 
  • One of the UK's biggest cheddar cheese suppliers has been fined more than £1.5m after admitting a host of pollution and odour charges. The Dairy Crest Ltd plant at Davidstow, Cornwall, polluted the local area over a five year period up to 2021
  • Veteran barrister’s sexist language was misconduct, High Court rules | Law Gazette


24th June - Law News

Edition 3832: 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: Afghanistan's devastating earthquake will be a major test for the Taliban-led government, since they took over the country less than six months ago. Sanctions imposed by the international community mean the nation has been cut off from receiving much overseas assistance. Longtime Afghanistan reporter Lynne O'Donnell tells The World has called it "a desperate situation".

Focus of the Day Article: The High Court has ordered that a law firm should be paid for months of work it carried out on a bond issue despite the transaction eventually being aborted. In Blacklion Law LLP v Amira Nature Foods Ltd & Anor His Honour Judge Paul Matthews ruled that central London firm Blacklion completed more than 90% of the work that would be needed for the transaction and should received the agreed £300,000 fixed fee. Full story - Law Society Gazette

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Surrogate girl, 6, loses battle to list her father on UK birth certificate - Child’s case argued that practice of naming surrogate mother’s husband breached her human rights
  • Profits soar by 25% at Weightmans | Law Gazette
  • The Guardian view on Raab’s bill of rights: liberty bent to prejudice | Editorial
  • Solicitor who let one mistake "snowball" fined by tribunal - Legal Futures
  • The #US is banning the sale of all products sold by Juul, one of the country's top e-cigarette companies. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it did not have enough data to be sure that marketing the firm's products was "appropriate 
  • Three years after an artwork by graffiti artist Banksy was stolen from a door at the Bataclan music hall in Paris, eight people have been convicted of theft or handling stolen goods #France
  • #Ukraine and #Moldova have both been granted EU candidate status, President of the European Council Charles Michel has announced
  • Greens MP calls for inquiry into botched NSW police operation against Blockade #Australia
  • Bill of Rights: Raab pledges ‘fundamental commitment’ to ECHR | Law Gazette
  • Lawyers who break AML rules face bigger, more public fines - Legal Futures
  • Environmental concerns remain as Toyota files appeal against class action ruling over diesel filters #Australia
  • The provisions so far announced for the government's Bill of Rights will put the UK on a collision course with the rule of law, the Law Society said | Law Gazette
  • Court says widower can use embryo made with late wife - Ted Jennings, 38, has argued he has the blessing of Fern-Marie Choya, who died, aged 40, in 2019, while pregnant with their twins 
  • The #US Supreme Court has struck down a New York law restricting gun carrying rights. The law required residents who want a licence to prove "proper cause" to carry concealed weapons
  • Two people have been charged with conspiring to transport a child into the UK in order to harvest organs. Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, and Ike Ekweremadu, 60, both Nigerian nationals, will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court later 
  • Value of medico-legal market slumps by further 5% - Legal Futures
  • A British bill of rights? This draconian plan is a rights removal bill
  • 11-year old Raheem Bailey, a pupil at Abertillery Learning Community in Blaenau Gwent, caught his finger climbing a fence trying to escape racist bullies 
  • Met to be re-investigated over serial killer - Stephen Port, 47, is serving a whole-life term for the murders of Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor in Barking, East London
  • Young people go to European court to stop treaty that aids fossil fuel investors - Five claimants aged 17-31 want their governments to exit the energy charter treaty, which compensates oil and gas firms
  • Widower wins right to have baby using embryo created with his late wife - ‘False narrative’: campaigners say British bill of rights could undermine free speech
  • Family specialists choose employee ownership over acquisition - Legal Futures 
  • The Guardian view on criminal record checks: the case for second chances
  • Barristers participating in court walkouts over the government’s legal aid reforms could face wasted costs and disciplinary proceedings, the lord chief justice warned | Law Gazette
  • Refugees previously despatched to Rwanda now in Europe - as recently as 2017, refugees despatched there by Israel were rapidly deported and are now in Europe 
  • Three fishing crew died off north Wales because their boat was unstable and heavily loaded, a report has found. Ross Ballantine, 39, Alan Minard, 20, and skipper Carl McGrath, 34, all died when their boat, the Nicola Faith, sank
  • The days of spending paper banknotes in the shops are numbered: 100 days, to be exact - so start hunting at home. Remaining paper £20 or £50 notes should be spent or deposited by the end of September, the Bank of England said
  • Heavy rain, threadbare resources and rugged terrain are hampering rescuers in south-east #Afghanistan, where a powerful earthquake is reported to have killed more than 1,000 people
  • 8 medical personnel to stand trial accused of criminal negligence in the death #Argentinian Diego Maradona. A judge has ordered a culpable homicide trial after a medical panel found Maradona's treatment was rife with "deficiencies and irregularities"
  • Glencore pleads guilty to bribery related to African oil operations - SFO says subsidiary of commodity trading company will be sentenced in November
  • Lawyers who break AML rules face bigger, more public fines - Legal Futures
  • The master of the rolls Sir Geoffrey Vos, in his recent speech on the future of disputes, predicted that most personal injury and medical negligence disputes ‘will be resolved very quickly’ by artificial intelligence | Law Gazette 
  • A pregnant woman has recounted the "horrendous" conditions she endured as a modern slavery victim. Maros Tancos tricked the victim and numerous other vulnerable Slovaks into coming to the UK with the promise of a better life
  • Solicitor struck off for blue badge misuse fails in High Court appeal - Legal Futures
  • The head of the International Energy Agency has warned that #Russia may stop supplying gas to Europe this winter 
  • Legal profession finding new ways to treat trauma | Law Gazette


23rd June - Law News

Edition 3831: 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 Bar Council's seminar led by expert representatives from the Legal Aid Agency, specialist publicly-funded chambers and solicitors’ associations on how to receive payments faster and reduce the risk of your fees being rejected.

Focus of the Day Article: No 10 to set out sweeping plans to override power of human rights court. Proposal to replace Human Rights Act with bill of rights is effort to make government ‘untouchable’, say critics. Full story - Guardian Law

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Axiom solicitor hid ‘ill-gotten gains’ after call from reporter, court hears | Law Gazette
  • Sotomayor accuses supreme court conservatives of dismantling church-state separation #US 
  • Alan Cassels joins Burness Paull - He is a leading banking partner with extensive cross-border banking expertise | Scottish Legal News
  • The government must provide ‘a political commitment to fund capacity across the justice system’, the Bar Council has urged as it published data revealing a ‘postcode lottery of access to local justice across England and Wales’ | Law Gazette
  • Ukraine has become the 36th state to ratify the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence | Irish Legal News
  • Whiplash doctor loses claim that insurers tried to ruin her | Law Gazette 
  • Seonaid Stevenson-McCabe named new vice-chair of JUSTICE Scotland | Scottish Legal News
  • Ukraine Briton told execution will go ahead - Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner were sentenced by a court which is not internationally recognised, in the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DPR)
  • Vulnerable clients’ problems can be exacerbated by lawyers acting in a ‘cold, clinical or chaotic’ manner, research for the oversight regulator has found | Law Gazette
  • A former partner at listed law firm Gateley has been suspended for a year after accepting a £2,500 cash gift from a client and later asking the client for an introduction fee - Legal Futures
  • A barrister who referred to a ‘hysterical woman’ in a post-case chat with the other side’s barrister has opened his appeal against a £500 fine from his regulator | Law Gazette 
  • Lawyers to march at Dublin Pride 2022 | Irish Legal News
  • A small central London law firm has been awarded the £300,000 plus interest owed under a retainer which the client had claimed was not payable as the transaction it advised on did not go ahead - Legal Futures
  • Elon Musk’s daughter legally changes name and cuts ties with her father #US 
  • Victoria has become #Australia's first state to specifically ban the display of the Nazi swastika. Under a new law, people who intentionally exhibit the symbol face up to a year in jail or a A$22,000 (£12,300; $15,000) fine
  • Ampersand’s Usman Tariq has been appointed along with 48 other junior counsel to the UK Covid-19 Inquiry legal team | Scottish Legal News Jun 22, 2022
  • Vulnerable clients struggle in face of “cold, clinical and chaotic” lawyers - Legal Futures
  • Baroness Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth, is involved in a bitter dispute with some of the organisation's member states - only days before she asks them for a second term of office
  • The European Court of Human Rights block on sending asylum seekers to Rwanda could be overturned by UK ministers under new proposals to circumvent human rights. The plan would allow ministers to ignore the court's injunctions Jun 22, 2022
  • Refugees from Ukraine: UK set to welcome lone teenagers after rule change, no tags and no flights to Rwanda
  • Comedian Bill Cosby sexually assaulted a teenager at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 1975, a jury has found. Judy Huth testified to the civil trial that Cosby, 84, had forced her to perform a sex act on him at the venue when she was 16 years old
  • What would a British bill of rights look like? Plans to replace the Human Rights Act with a UK-focused alternative will be presented this week
  • Britain's first openly gay senior judge will lead a review into the impact of a historical ban on LGBT people serving in the armed forces
  • Trump supporters threatened election officials and their families after they refused to quash his 2020 defeat, a congressional panel has heard #US
  • The third anniversary of a pledge to create a more equal legal profession has prompted a fresh call for law firms to analyse data they hold to understand the barriers preventing women becoming leaders | Law Gazette
  • Meta, Facebook's owner, says it has removed a large number of accounts and groups posting pictures and videos of upskirting, following an investigation
  • Scottish solicitor Margaret Gribbon has dealt with many serious employment issues and cases over the years. Her experience dates back to working for the Equal Opportunities Commission, Citizens Advice Bureau, and as a trade unionist | Scottish Legal News 
  • Absolute privilege applies to communications within pre-action protocols and protects them from defamation claims, a High Court master has ruled - Legal Futures
  • Solicitors encouraged to join bar picket line | Law Gazette
  • Man arrested for stealing sausage rolls killed himself after police labelled him a paedophile - Cleveland police blame ‘genuine human error’ in release papers that brought Brian Temple months of threats and abuse
  • LGBT Stonewall sought barrister's removal, tribunal hears | Law Gazette 
  • Thousands in England and Wales locked out of jobs because of mistakes in youth, campaigners say
  • Football box was a business expense, Axiom fund solicitor tells jurors | Law Gazette 
  • Raab urged to let parliament scrutinise Human Rights Act replacement. Letter from 150 organisations adds to MPs’ concern about the bill of rights bypassing pre-legislative process
  • No 10 to set out sweeping plans to override power of Europe’s human rights court - Proposal to replace Human Rights Act with bill of rights is effort to make government ‘untouchable’, say critics
  • Post Office confirms NDA waiver as Horizon public inquiry continues | Scottish Legal News 
  • Lawyers’ challenges regarding Russia sanctions | Law Gazette 
  • The High Court has ordered that a law firm should be paid for months of work it carried out on a bond issue despite the transaction eventually being aborted | Law Gazette
  • Gerrard dropped by his former firm's solicitors | Law Gazette


22nd June - Law News

Edition 3830: 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: SC (Jamaica) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) – UKSC 2020/0138 Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Focus of the Day Article: Vulnerable clients are being disadvantaged by the “cold, clinical and chaotic manner” in which they are treated by some lawyers, a report for the Legal Services Board (LSB) has found. Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Ed Sheeran and his co-writers have been awarded an interim payment of more than £900,000 after winning a high-profile copyright case over his number one single Shape of You | Law Gazette
  • The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill, introduced to parliament this week by foreign secretary Liz Truss, is drafted in a very curious way | Law Gazette
  • WS Society appoints charity law specialist Sophie Mills as solicitor | Scottish Legal News
  • Peter Dutton asks high court for permission to appeal against defamation case loss to Shane Bazzi #Australia
  • Axiom trial: fund ‘set up to fill black hole’ | Law Gazette 
  • A woman whose partner died after having an AstraZeneca jab has become the first person to receive compensation over a Covid vaccine death. Vikki Spit's former rock singer fiancĂ© Zion fell ill eight days after he had his injection and died in May 2021
  • UK summer of unrest? Strikes in the air from barristers to NHS - Several professions could be about to follow rail workers in striking, but reasons and plans vary
  • Hillsborough investigation still open, says SRA | Law Gazette
  • Law firms in court dispute over identical web copy - Legal Futures
  • Tributes have been paid to Ian Balfour, a scion of the Edinburgh law firm Balfour and Manson, who has died aged 89 | Scottish Legal News
  • Irish Law Awards now open for nominations | Irish Legal News
  • Claims of sexual abuse and corruption at the United Nations should urgently be investigated by an independent panel, an ex-senior UN member has said
  • Security vulnerability in the fitness app Strava allowed suspicious figures to identify and track security personnel working at secretive bases in #Israel
  • A former soldier has been jailed for at least 38 years for murdering his neighbours after a long-running dispute about parking. Collin Reeves, 35, killed Jennifer and Stephen Chapple
  • The first images showing reluctant to intetvene armed police waiting in a corridor during last month's school shooting in Uvalde, Texas #US
  • Is it all plain sailing for Scotland’s green freeports? | Scottish Legal News
  • Stonewall ‘malicious’ in legal fight against Allison Bailey, tribunal hears - Barrister involved in employment tribunal with her chambers and leading LGBTQ+ charity 
  • Tribunal rejects claims from LAA solicitor in WhatsApp row - Legal Futures
  • Taking the traditional knock for knock insurance claims a stage further | Scottish Legal News
  • #US Supreme Court: The woman who could end Roe v Wade
  • Sudanese trafficking victims must stay in detention, judge rules - Three men, who were tortured and had been at risk of being put on UK flight to #Rwanda, say being locked up is worsening trauma
  • Courts ready to go remote as rail strikes loom | Law Gazette
  • Former chief justice Susan Denham awarded honorary degree | Irish Legal News
  • Transgender players banned from women's internationals while rugby league's governing body does further research on inclusion. It wanted to "balance the individual's right to participate... against perceived risk to other participants"
  • Company supporting children in care sets up law firm - Legal Futures 
  • Litigation funders’ warchest reaches new record | Law Gazette
  • Citizenship ceremonies take place in person for first time since 2020 | Irish Legal News
  • LiP support service under threat after government cuts funding | Law Gazette
  • Barrister failed to justify direct access client’s £420,000 bill - Legal Futures
  • US calls on #Vietnam to release environmental activist Nguy Thi Khanh - Award-winning founder of green development centre was arrested on tax evasion charges in February
  • Best of the blogs - 18 June 2022 | Law Gazette
  • Trump ally’s Senate campaign video blocked on social media - Eric Greitens' campaign add shows him brandishing a gun and declaring that he is hunting RINOs, or Republicans In Name Only #US


21st June - Law News

Edition 3829: 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 call themselves "The Tyre Extinguishers" and say they have one aim: to make it impossible to own a 4x4 in the world's urban areas. (Subscribe: The climate activists go out at night and deflate the tyres of SUVs in affluent areas, from the UK and Scandinavia, to New Zealand and the USA. They claim they've struck around 5,000 vehicles all over Britain in the last few months, with one police force describing their actions as reckless.

Focus of the Day Article: In R (Patton) v HM Assistant Coroner for Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire [2022] EWHC 1377 (Admin), Mrs Justice Hill quashed a ruling that the Article 2 general (or systemic) duty has not been potentially engaged by the death of Kianna Patton. Full story - UK Human Rights Blog

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • World Athletics president Lord Coe has hinted the sport could follow swimming in banning transgender women from elite female competitions, insisting "fairness is non-negotiable"
  • Top 10 places for Leeds, Queen’s Belfast and Warwick in latest law school rankings - Legal Cheek
  • Bi-annual legal profession event launches at Vivid - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • What should litigants wear to court? Judges continue to dish out a dressing down | Bar & Bench #India
  • Unqualified advocates are allowed to appear in court, judge rules - Legal Cheek
  • [MLC elections] Courts can intervene only if many MLAs put behind bars as subterfuge to prevent them from voting: Bombay High Court | Bar & Bench #India 
  • A former City partner's guide to navigating the training contract application process - Legal Cheek
  • Depp v Heard: What have we learned? - Lawyers Weekly Jun 20, 2022
  • Kingston and York uni grads triumph in 4 Pump Court’s inaugural Pride Moot - Legal Cheek
  • Concealing facts ground to decline bail: Punjab and Haryana High Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • Plan to introduce legislation this week to make it legal for employers to bring in agency staff to replace striking workers. The new law is likely to come into force in mid-July and would not impact train strikes taking place this week
  • Rules on so-called buy now pay later (BNPL) loans will be tightened up, the government says - including new guidelines on advertising and checks to ensure customers can afford to pay. BNPL schemes encourage people to spend beyond their means
  • Criminal barristers have voted to strike in an escalating dispute with the government over funding for trials. The vote by defence barristers is likely to cause chaos in the criminal courts, delaying trials and sentencing
  • Secrets and lies: The UK’s troubled regime of freedom of information - Legal Cheek
  • The Corporate Counsel Show: What makes an award-winning government team? - Lawyers Weekly
  • Former Supreme Court judge Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai appointed chairperson of Press Council of India | Bar & Bench #India
  • Delhi court rejects bail of jailed AAP minister Satyendar Jain | Bar & Bench #India
  • Former Armagh solicitor accused of stealing £73,000 from estate of deceased client to face trial
  • Algo Legal v. Sequoia: Bengaluru court adjourns case to June 29 | Bar & Bench #India
  • The UK's energy regulator has announced plans to better protect customers who pay their bills through direct debit. Ofgem accused some firms of using customers' accumulated credit like an "interest-free company credit card"
  • At least 59 people are known to have died in lightning strikes and landslides triggered by severe monsoon storms in #India and #Bangladesh. Millions of people have been stranded while emergency workers have struggled to reach those affected
  • Ex-City comms chief launches pro bono project for non-lawyers - Legal Cheek
  • SRA business plan and budget 2022/23 consultation – Law Society response
  • #Ukraine's parliament has voted in favour of banning some Russian music in media and public spaces. The ban will not apply to all Russian music, but rather relates to music created or performed by those who are or were Russian citizens after 1991
  • The role of the law officers: where politics and law collide | The Institute for Government
  • Fina, swimming's world governing body, has voted to stop transgenders from competing in women's elite races if they have gone through any part of the process of male puberty
  • High Court delivers landmark decision on binding death benefit nominations - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Wheelchair user dragged himself up stairs ‘after rail staff refused to help’. Chris Nicholson was left stranded on platform at Milton Keynes station in 31C heat
  • Ex-White & Case lawyer secures funding for virtual law firm - Legal Cheek
  • Film-maker Paul Haggis arrested over sexual assault allegations in Italy. Prosecutors say allegations involve ‘young foreign woman’ who was forced to have ‘non-consensual’ sexual relations over two days 
  • Children and protective parents are being let down by a system in which pseudo-science holds sway 
  • Eight suspects linked to Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira deaths
  • Carrie Johnson and the curious case of the vanishing Times story: Report had claimed Boris Johnson tried to hire his now wife as chief of staff when foreign secretary, but then it was deleted


20th June - Law News

Edition 3828: 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: Allegations that Qatar is underreporting the number of migrant workers who have died of heat stroke have been revealed. Across the Gulf, extreme heat is affecting more-and-more people, especially millions of migrant workers who go there to support their families back home. Temperatures that go above 50C, thanks to climate change, can leave workers with life-altering illnesses including heart failure.

Focus of the Day Article: Criminal barristers are voting on whether to drastically escalate their ‘no returns’ protest action by executing court walkouts. Full story - New Law Journal

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • 'Can I send LinkedIn requests to lawyers I meet on my vac scheme?' - Legal Cheek
  • LawTech Talks: Reducing risk and enabling efficiency with legal docs - Lawyers Weekly
  • Cyber security: A legal requirement? - Lawyers Weekly 
  • 5 times the Johnson government complained about 'lefty lawyers' - Legal Cheek 
  • £68m of cocaine delivered with bananas to two supermarkets in #Czech Republic
  • The Weekly Round-up: social care spending, Stafford statements and Ukraine's legal battle - UK Human Rights Blog
  • ‘Illustrious’ solicitor dies in accident just weeks after retiring: Leading solicitor Pat Kelly was a gentleman of kindness and class who helped thousands of people at their most desperate and vulnerable
  • Drunk trainee solicitor fined for groping colleagues at work Christmas party - Legal Cheek
  • The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) has today published its Annual Report 2021, providing an overview of its performance and output for the year | Irish Legal News
  • White & Case boosts maintenance grant by over 60% in response to ‘increased cost of living’ - Legal Cheek
  • The SQE: Navigating the new pathway to qualification as a solicitor - Legal Cheek 
  • Over-75s & people at high risk urged to get a Covid booster vaccine, amid warnings of a new wave of infections in Scotland. The booster jab is available until 30 June to everyone in the older age group and people over 12 with a weakened immune system
  • HSF kicks off autumn retention season with 84% result - Legal Cheek 
  • Inquiry urged into ‘parental alienation’ court experts: Lawyers and MPs in England and Wales express concern over ‘unregulated’ psychologists who play key role in disputes over domestic abuse
  • Solicitors invited to see caveats portal in action | Scottish Legal News 
  • Refugees, welcome to Schrödinger’s Rwanda - Priti Patel’s illogical thought experiment on asylum seekers is grist to Boris Johnson’s Brexit mill
  • Why law students shouldn't be discouraged by anti-lawyer rhetoric - Legal Cheek 
  • Article 2 inquest determination concerning Community Mental Health Services quashed - UK Human Rights Blog
  • A scheme offering interest-free loans to the financially vulnerable is being expanded to reach up to 20,000 people. After a successful trial in Manchester the No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) will be rolled out across the UK from September
  • Workers at an Apple store in Maryland have voted to unionise, forming the tech giant's first retail union in the United States. The employees of the shop in Towson passed the measure 65-33, with about a dozen abstentions #US
  • The Dutch Supreme Court ruled the #Netherlands was partially liable in the deaths of about 350 Muslim men murdered by Bosnian Serb forces during the massacre
  • A round-up of human rights stories from around the world | Scottish Legal News
  • Wage increase may lead to employee reductions, says workplace lawyer - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • One in four UK prisoners has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, says report
  • Virtual student event NEXT WEEK: How to use QWE to qualify as a solicitor - with Reed Smith, Flex Legal, Elevate, Accutrainee and BARBRI - Legal Cheek
  • Court of Appeal: Injuries award increased after trial judge applied erroneous 40 per cent deduction for future loss of earnings | Irish Legal News
  • NSW lawyers push A-G to retain COVID-era court measures - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Thousands of victims of violent and sexual crime stuck in England and Wales court backlog
  • Grandmother of Aiden Aslin being held prisoner in Ukraine says she is not giving up hope after he was given a death sentence. He was captured fighting against Russia and sentenced as a mercenary by a court not recognised by the international community