12th June - Law News

Edition 3820: 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: A month ago, Israeli soldiers shot dead Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the occupied West Bank. Known as the 'Voice of Palestine', the Palestinian-American was killed while doing what she'd done for 25 years: telling the stories of resistance to Israeli occupation. Al Jazeera is referring the case to the International Criminal Court and continues to demand an independent investigation. But are hopes of accountability fading away?
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Email is the Achilles’ heel of law firms when it comes to cybercrime, acting as the conduit for 83% of cybercrimes reported to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) in 2021 | NLJ 
  • Mother in law: Anxious child? Don't blame yourself | Law Gazette
  • Law firms which fall within the scope of the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 will need to provide the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) with more data by the end of July, or face regulatory action | NLJ
  • A scheme to give divorcing couples £500 vouchers for mediation is to be extended until March 2023, with a further £5.4m funding announced | NLJ 
  • An Iranian ex-police commander due to be deported from the UK to Rwanda under a controversial scheme says he fears being killed by Iranian agents there 
  • A #US judge has dismissed a rape allegation lawsuit against Cristiano Ronaldo because the accuser's lawyer relied on leaked and stolen records. Kathryn Mayorga alleges that the Manchester United footballer raped her at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 
  • Government blames Easter for court backlog rise | Law Gazette
  • The Bar Council is launching a Pupillage Gateway platform for applicants and recruiters | NLJ
  • Minister refuses to answer questions on NI protocol advice | Law Gazette
  • Partner fined after charitable trusts used client account as bank - Legal Futures
  • The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) consultation on reforms proposed by the criminal legal aid review closed this week, with alarm bells raised across the profession | NLJ
  • Human rights offence mooted in corporate crime reform | Law Gazette 
  • FCA toughens up new claims management company ‘phoenixing’ ban - Legal Futures
  • Government minister Heather Wheeler has apologised after describing Birmingham and Blackpool as "godawful" places. Full of disdain, the Tory MP for South Derbyshire made the remark at a conference in London launching the government's new digital strategy
  • Flights at East Midlands Airport have again been disrupted after drones were spotted nearby. Eight services were diverted on Friday evening and the runway was closed
  • Rogue CMC owners banned from resurfacing under new name | Law Gazette
  • Brian Burston consoled upset One Nation staffer by offering best sex of her life, defamation trial hears #Australia
  • New UK telecoms legislation presents challenges for landowners | Irish Legal News
  • Regulators must tackle “out-of-date” lawyers, LSB says - Legal Futures
  • Council of Europe rebukes UK over Troubles immunity plan - Body criticises plan to grant conditional immunity to people accused of murder in Northern Ireland conflict
  • Prince Charles criticised ‘appalling’ Rwanda migrant scheme – source says Prince of Wales was ‘more than disappointed’ with deportation plans
  • Solicitors probed over client loans to fund divorce cases | Law Gazette 
  • #Brazilian police have found possible human remains in their search for UK journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira. experts will analyse the "organic material" found in a river near the town of Atalaia do Norte in the remote Amazon
  • PracticeEvolve ask for law firm’s thoughts to a changing market | Scottish Legal News
  • Judge calls for guidance on rights of unqualified agency advocates - Legal Futures
  • Bringing a clin neg claim – it could easily have been me | Law Gazette 
  • The Legal Services Board (LSB), eight regulators and two disciplinary tribunals have committed themselves to taking action to ensure more inclusive workplaces | NLJ 
  • Fixed costs – a fix that doesn’t fix what needs fixing - Legal Futures
  • A well-known Magic Circle lawyer and a former attorney general are among lawyers recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list | NLJ
  • Johnny Depp lawyer promoted in wake of trial success | Irish Legal News
  • A fraudster who became the UK's most wanted woman after fleeing to Spain while on trial for money laundering has been jailed for eight years. Sarah Panitzke, 48, from York, went missing in 2013 while on trial for her part in a £1bn mobile phone tax scam
  • It’s time to limber up and get ready for the London Legal Walk, due to take place on 28 June | NLJ