10th June - Law News

Edition 3818: 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: Brown Rudnick promotes Johnny Depp's lawyer to partner. Camille Vasquez regarded as key to landing $15m verdict in favour of Depp. Full story - The Global Legal Post
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • MPs condemn ‘improper’ attacks on judges | Law Gazette
  • Ryan Cushley elected chair of Employment Lawyers Group NI | Irish Legal News 
  • One of #Pakistan's most prominent and contentious TV hosts, Aamir Liaquat Hussain, has died aged 50 after being found unconscious at home in Karachi
  • Law firm staff cash in £2m shares after being allowed to sell early | Law Gazette
  • Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter has denied approving fraudulent payments to Michel Platini, saying that a 2011 transfer followed a "gentleman's agreement" between the pair
  • CAT prefers opt-in to opt-out in choosing truck cartel claimant - Legal Futures 
  • Mishcon de Reya’s IPO shelved indefinitely | Law Gazette
  • Dublin firm Kenny Solicitors joins Eversheds Sutherland LLP | Irish Legal News
  • The #US House of Representatives has voted through a series of measures regulating the sale of guns, but which are destined to fail in the Senate. The new measures would bar sales of semiautomatic weapons to people under 21 and ban large-capacity magazines
  • 'Record-breaking' year for conveyancers | Law Gazette
  • Dentons appoints Alison Weatherhead to new post | Scottish Legal News 
  • The age at which people can buy tobacco and cigarettes in England should be raised year by year so that eventually no-one can buy them, a review says. The call has been made in an independent report by ex-charity boss Javed Khan asked for by ministers 
  • Irish budget airline Ryanair says it is still insisting that all South Africans travelling on flights to the UK must prove their nationality by taking a test in the Afrikaans language
  • Prince William spotted selling Big Issue in central London - the magazine is sold by homeless people, long-term unemployed people, and those who need money to avoid getting into debt, the Big Issue says
  • Children in care have reported being groomed and sexually assaulted in homes run by a firm making huge profits. Multiple employees of Calcot Services for Children say vulnerable young people were failed 
  • £2bn trucks cartel claim gets green light | Law Gazette
  • Online rule committee will be catalyst for digital justice, says Birss - Legal Futures
  • Bonnet de douche, Rodney! Del Boy becomes a literary work in court ruling
  • Law firm staff cash in £2m shares after being allowed to sell early | Law Gazette
  • Victoria Blair: Housebuilding – the compelling case for more investment | Scottish Legal News
  • ‘The worst law on earth’: why the rich love London’s reputation managers 
  • Top criminal silk suspended over ‘lamentable’ disclosure failings | Law Gazette
  • Judicial independence tainted by ministers, Commons inquiry finds
  • Mishcon puts float on ice as staff at listed firms enjoy share rewards - Legal Futures
  • PracticeEvolve ask for law firm’s thoughts to a changing market | Scottish Legal News
  • Man arrested near rightwing #US supreme court justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home charged with attempted murder #US
  • Why we need a Bad Law Project, according to rightwing activist Laurence Fox | Law Gazette
  • An anti-lockdown protester has been sentenced after a BBC journalist was chased and called a traitor near Downing Street. Joseph Olswang, 39, was part of a group of people who shouted abuse at Newsnight political editor Nicholas Watt on 14 June 2021
  • MPs warn of “politicisation” of Supreme Court - Legal Futures 
  • Decision on lifting EU sanctions against Alisher Usmanov and sisters expected soon 
  • £98m wasted on failed upgrade of offender tagging system, say auditors 
  • England: Legal services regulators and tribunals commit to creating more inclusive profession | Scottish Legal News 
  • Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove has vowed to end the "scourge" of unoccupied second homes, as part of government plans to boost housing. A new bill making it easier to charge higher council tax on empty properties in England would "bring life back"