30th June - Law News

Edition 3838: 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 Ethical Dilemmas at the Criminal Bar online seminar explored common ethics that arise in criminal proceedings, including returning instructions, absconding clients and mental incapacity. Led by experienced criminal barristers

Focus of the Day Article: The Law Commission of England and Wales has been asked by the government to review the 'disordered and unclear' law on contempt of court and consider ways to improve its effectiveness, consistency, and coherence. Among the possibilities is codification. . Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Ex-education secretary Gavin Williamson takes £50k second job with education firm - former minister will spend 80 hours a year chairing advisory board of RTC Education
  • The Tory bill of rights is a gift to the world’s tyrants
  • Irwin Mitchell did not have consent for £28,000 deduction, court rules | Law Gazette
  • Opinion: Repeat customers – CMA uncovers yet more competition law breaches in the construction sector | Scottish Legal News
  • Queen’s approval of laws must be more transparent, Scottish ministers told 
  • Contempt law under spotlight at government request | Law Gazette
  • Sheriff Adrian Cottam appointed deputy director of Judicial Institute | Scottish Legal News
  • Setting the record straight on barristers' pay | Law Gazette
  • 'Something has gone very badly wrong': judge turns down 19 appeals | Law Gazette
  • The parents of a 12-year-old boy at the centre of a life support dispute have won an appeal for his case to be heard again. Archie Battersbee was found unconscious at his home
  • Mum was left in tears after supermarket staff told her to stop breastfeeding her daughter in her car. Beth Coles, 25, took her baby Rosie for a feed when she became agitated in Sainsbury's in Kidderminster
  • No longer just contracts – BT expands managed services partnership - Legal Futures
  • Fred Banning: Pro bono and the rewarding opportunities it offers | Scottish Legal News 
  • The US supreme court is letting prayer back in public schools. This is unsettling 
  • Scotland could become independent if the SNP won a majority of votes in a UK election, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The first minister wants a referendum in 2023, and is pushing for the Supreme Court to rule on a bill to set this up
  • Airbnb has permanently banned parties and events at homes on its platform, after a temporary measure during the pandemic proved popular with host: the rule has become "much more than a public health measure" since it was introduced in August 2020
  • Courts and tribunals may grant remote access to in-person and hybrid hearings after temporary measures introduced at the height of the pandemic were today replaced by a permanent regime with ‘expanded powers’. | Law Gazette
  • Firm fined for inadequate anti-money laundering controls - Legal Futures
  • Scottish government memo details secret changes sought by the Queen | Scottish Legal News
  • Labour MP in bid to include right to abortion in British bill of rights
  • Male MPs attempt menopause in hot flush vest – then can’t wait to take it off. Politicians try out device fitted with heated pads that mimics one of the menopause’s most unpleasant symptoms
  • Court staff asked to report strikers' data for Raab | Law Gazette
  • Jeffrey to take reins at Law Society as it closes Brussels office - Legal Futures
  • Landmark launches Scotland’s first customer onboarding solution – LandmarkAgent | Scottish Legal News 
  • Simon Case refuses to come clean about his dirty work for Boris Johnson
  • ALG’s Eileen Roberts nominated to High Court | Irish Legal News 
  • ‘If you love or are a woman, don’t go to Malta,’ say couple in abortion drama
  • Solicitor admits ‘burn it’ evidence call but denies contempt | Law Gazette
  • ‘He bought me like a chicken’: the struggle to end slavery in #Niger - Al-Husseina Amadou was just one of thousands of girls in west Africa who are still bought cheaply as a wahaya, or ‘fifth wife’
  • William Fry partner Lyn Brennan to lead New York office | Irish Legal News


29th June - Law News

Edition 3837: 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: 0:02 / 9:16 - Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd (Appellant) v Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd

Focus of the Day Article: Law firms based in the UK are top of the legal world when judged by their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, research has found. Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in a #US prison for helping disgraced former financier Jeffrey Epstein abuse young girls
  • England: Corporation tax rise could reverse trend of lawyers forming limited companies | Irish Legal News
  • Queen’s secret influence on laws revealed in Scottish government memo
  • Best of the blogs - 25 June 2022 | Law Gazette
  • LK Shields appoints Aideen Burke as partner and head of IP, tech, media and privacy team | Irish Legal News
  • Solicitors angry that vulnerable clients ‘wide open’ to unregulated market | Law Gazette
  • NI High Court: Parental order refused for ‘vindictive’ father who called police on his son’s mother | Irish Legal News
  • Louisiana judge blocks abortion ban amid uproar after Roe v Wade ruling - State temporarily blocked from enforcing ban as other US states pass ‘trigger laws’ designed to severely curtail access to abortion #US
  • Met Police placed into advanced stage of monitoring - Recently the force has been hit by a series of scandals including the murder of Sarah Everard, the strip-search of Child Q and officers being caught exchanging offensive messages 
  • SRA accused of selective accounting over indemnity fund plan | Law Gazette
  • Scotland's first minister has proposed 19 October 2023 as the date for another referendum on independence. Nicola Sturgeon said the question would be the same as in the last referendum in 2014: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" 
  • Insolvency cases on the rise after difficult year for litigation funder - Legal Futures
  • Brexit has claimed another casualty – the Brussels office of the Law Society is to close after 31 years at the heart of the city’s EU district | Law Gazette 
  • #US Supreme court sides with high school coach who led on-field prayers - Ruling expands religious rights of government employees in latest of decisions taking a broad view of religious liberty
  • Firm fined after wrongly saying it had proper AML risk assessment | Law Gazette 
  • Roe vs Wade overturn will herald the renaissance of feminism at its bravest and best – For 30 years the women’s movement swerved violently to the left and wokeism. Last week it woke up
  • Greens urge disciplinary action against lawyer MPs over rule of law threats - Legal Futures
  • ‘The system is in crisis’: barristers make their case as strike begins
  • At least 46 people have been found dead in an abandoned truck on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas. A fire official said 16 people, including four children, had also been taken to hospital #US
  • Litigation funder Therium should be jointly and severally liable for indemnity costs after a specialist currency debt management firm unsuccessfully sued HSBC, the High Court has ruled | Law Gazette 
  • Republicans have hijacked the #US supreme court. It’s time to expand it
  • Law firm owner rebuked for caseworker supervision failure - Legal Futures
  • More women than men made senior counsel in legal first | Irish Legal News
  • The Law Society has appointed a former managing partner and chief executive of City firm Lewis Silkin as its new chief executive. Ian Jeffery will take over from interim CEO Gerry Walsh in September | Law Gazette
  • ‘A nightmare’: British Muslims left stranded by Saudi hajj booking system - Hundreds who paid for travel through Motawif system say they missed flights after their bookings ‘failed’
  • Why are criminal barristers in England and Wales striking and what will be the impact?
  • Former human rights lawyer Phil Shiner today pleaded not guilty to three counts of fraud over claims made against soldiers who fought in Iraq | Law Gazette 
  • Business recovery firm eyes acquisitions in bid to double size of ABS - Legal Futures 
  • Criminal barristers begin strike in row over legal aid fees - The CBA says the offer of a 15% uplift in fees is insufficient and is calling for a 25% rise to make up for years of funding cuts
  • Zara Aleena: police arrest man on suspicion of murder in east London 
  • A £20m experiment offering a basic income to young people leaving care will launch in Wales on Friday. From 1 July, the Welsh government will offer around 500 18-year-olds £19,200 a year before tax - no strings attached
  • A woman who is suing a rape crisis charity says she felt unable to speak at a support group after a transgender woman began attending the same meeting
  • On the picket line: Raab condemns strike as barristers down tools | Law Gazette


28th June - Law News

Edition 3836: 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: Barristers in England and Wales have begun strike action in a dispute over pay and conditions. Some crown courts are running limited services, with criminal trials and other cases postponed or rescheduled from Monday, the first day of a walkout by thousands of lawyers. Barristers on picket lines accused the Government of not listening to their concerns about the criminal justice system.

Focus of the Day Article: Traditional partnerships are waning as figures show most UK law firms have adopted limited company structures for tax purposes, The Times reports. Research by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) indicates that 53 per cent of firms south of the border are limited companies – an increase of about 90 per cent over the past decade. Full story - Irish Legal News

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • The youngest victim among the at least 21 people who died at a drinking place at the weekend was 13, police minister Bheki Cele has said. The cause of the deaths was not immediately clear and the authorities are investigating #SouthAfrica 
  • Mishcon launches Asia secondments for London trainees - Legal Cheek
  • The EOFY guide for buying cars for your legal business - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Qualifying Work Experience: Looking beyond the traditional training contract - Legal Cheek
  • Jugjugg Jeeyo: Ranchi court refuses to stay release of movie in copyright infringement suit | Bar & Bench #India
  • ULaw launches bar course in Newcastle - Legal Cheek Jun 27, 2022
  • #Australian Family Lawyers unveils 18-week paid maternity leave entitlements - Lawyers Weekly
  • Legal aid reforms need two-year impact review, says CILEX – The Barrister Magazine
  • Households could get discounts on electricity bills if they use less energy at peak times
  • Former prime minister Sir John Major has described the contaminated blood scandal as "incredibly bad luck", drawing gasps from families watching him give evidence under oath to the public inquiry into the disaster
  • SQE prep provider creates ‘humanitarian scholarship’ for aspiring lawyers fleeing war - Legal Cheek
  • The Doors Opened by the Group of Companies Doctrine in Arbitrations | Bar & Bench #India
  • Hurling casteist abuses must be in public place or in public view to constitute offence under SC/ST Act: Karnataka High Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • UK’s biggest exam board apologises for ‘confusion' and 'stress’ after A-Level law students were tested on unexpected tort topic - Legal Cheek
  • Gujarat ATS takes Teesta Setalvad into custody after Supreme Court judgment [Read FIR] | Bar & Bench #India
  • Social media tells judges which case will come up before them even before they look at the file: Justice DY Chandrachud | Bar & Bench #India
  • Russia has defaulted on its overseas At least four people have been killed and more than 300 were injured after a stand collapsed during a bullfight in central #Colombia
  • Top lawyers give the lowdown on what ESG really means - Legal Cheek
  • Barristers will walk out of courts across England and Wales on Monday in a dispute over legal aid funding. During the strikes, they will not accept new cases or take on work for colleagues whose cases have overrun 
  • Media has right to report on registration of FIRs, arrest of persons, filing of cases in courts: Bombay High Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • Travers tackles food waste with its free canteen - Legal Cheek
  • The Corporate Counsel Show: From insolvency litigator to award-winning FMCG counsel - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • How the Christian right took over the judiciary and changed America 
  • Medical negligence law: ‘fascinating, intellectually stimulating and challenging’ - Lawyers Weekly
  • Homophobia is responsible for a large portion of abuse aimed at footballers and basketballers in the men's and women's game, according to a new report
  • Criminal barristers to strike as row over legal aid escalates - Legal Cheek


27th June - Law News

Edition 3835: 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: SRA's free webinar on practical tips on creating and updating your firm-wide AML risk assessment. Topics covered include: risk assessment areas firms are getting wrong good practice in other law firms from our latest round of AML visits how to get your firm-wide risk assessments right and make it the backbone of your AML controls.

Focus of the Day Article: Justice Secretary Dominic Raab introduced the Bill in Parliament the previous week. It introduces a permission stage where potential claimants will first have to persuade a court they have suffered a ‘significant disadvantage’. Courts awarding damages for human rights breaches will be required to consider the claimant’s conduct, such as violent or criminal behaviour. Full story - New Law Journal

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Former Tory MP Neil Parish says he was felt "frightened" by the paparazzi and by death threats received after he was seen watching pornography at work
  • Webinar: Human Rights in Ireland – Key Developments | Irish Legal News
  • Court of Appeal: Increased sentence for man who stabbed doctor with used needle | Irish Legal News
  • LawTech Talks: Reducing risk and enabling efficiency with legal docs - Lawyers Weekly
  • Bar Council & Law Society react to PM’s comments – The Barrister Magazine
  • Government has all but forced criminal barristers to take serious action, says leading QC – The Barrister Magazine
  • RPC increases trainee pay in London and Bristol - Legal Cheek
  • ALG’s Eileen Roberts nominated to High Court | Irish Legal News
  • Mayer Brown posts autumn retention score with one of the City’s first solicitor apprentices accepting NQ role - Legal Cheek
  • James McCrone, Lynsey Morgan and Alistair Sloan join Optimum Advocates | Scottish Legal News
  • It is crucial for the CCI, which has been often criticised for its inconsistent approach, to promulgate meaningful policies to induce the reportage of cartel activity | Bar & Bench #India
  • Patna High Court's first woman judge Justice Indu Prabha Singh passes away | Bar & Bench #India
  • Competition Appeal Tribunal gives green light for RHA £2 billion claim to proceed – The Barrister Magazine
  • High Court rejects barrister's appeal against fine for calling opponent a 'hysterical woman' - Legal Cheek
  • Prince Charles 'handled a suitcase with 1m euros' in donations for his charities from the Qatari PM. All donations from the sheikh were passed immediately to one of the prince's charities and all the correct processes were followed
  • Standards to reduce drug deaths not being implemented effectively | Scottish Legal News
  • Americans take to streets across US to protest for abortion rights – in pictures
  • Partners less happy than trainees, research suggests - Legal Cheek J
  • The Weekly Round-up: Rwanda flight, Julian Assange, and asylum tagging - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Westwater Advocates welcomes Duncan Milne and Michael A S Briggs | Scottish Legal News
  • The Treasury Devil and the scandal that never was – The Barrister Magazine
  • Biden administration signals fight to stop states banning abortion pill #US
  • Mock trial winner 'lost for words' after scooping Smart car - Legal Cheek 
  • Arnot Manderson welcomes five newly called advocates with long serving clerk set to retire | Scottish Legal News
  • A&O and Travers Smith launch LGBTQI Legal Aid Fund - Legal Cheek 
  • Criminal bar reassured over disciplinary proceedings risk | Law Gazette


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