13th June - Law News

Edition 3821: 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: People globally are facing a cost-of-living crisis, but in Japan shoppers have been used to decades of stable or falling prices. The country now faces rising prices, which is a big deal, partly because people's wages haven’t gone up since the 90s. Japan hit its inflation target of 2% in April this year, almost a decade after it was set. But with much of it driven by the global rise in prices, rather than consumer demand, many are questioning whether it is the kind of inflation the country needs.
Focus of the Day Article: A scheme to give divorcing couples £500 vouchers for mediation is to be extended until March 2023, with a further £5.4m funding announced. Full story - New Law Journal
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Law Pod UK Latest Episode: Wendy Joseph QC - UK Human Rights Blog
  • BCLP launches ‘European vac scheme’ for aspiring lawyers studying English and French law - Legal Cheek
  • Macdonald Henderson appoints Michael Strain to dispute resolution team | Scottish Legal News
  • Ginni Thomas pressed 29 lawmakers in bid to overturn Trump loss, emails show - Wife of #US supreme court justice Clarence Thomas accused of ‘undermining democracy’ after Washington Post revelation 
  • ‘What should I wear for my summer vac scheme?’ - Legal Cheek
  • A cross-party group of #US senators say they have agreed a framework for potential legislation on gun safety. The measures would include support for tougher background checks for buyers under the age of 21 and cracking down on illegal gun purchases
  • UK Supreme Court decisions giving ‘troubling impression’ of successful political pressure | Scottish Legal News
  • The UK's competition watchdog has been asked to conduct an urgent review into whether a 5p fuel duty cut is being passed on quickly enough to drivers 
  • Newspapers, agencies do not perform public function; not subject to writ jurisdiction under Article 226: Delhi High Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • #Australian newspaper Sydney Morning Herald denies outing Rebel Wilson over its reporting of her new relationship with a woman: it had known about the relationship before the matter was public and had given Wilson two days to comment
  • An imam has been dismissed as a government adviser after backing calls for a film about the Prophet Mohammed's daughter to be banned. Qari Asim, 44, was removed from his role as an Islamophobia consultant after protests against the film The Lady of Heaven 
  • Bar Council revamps Pupillage Gateway - Legal Cheek
  • Opinion: Sanctions compliance steps up a gear | Scottish Legal News 
  • The Weekly Round-up: social care spending, Stafford statements and Ukraine's legal battle - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Ashurst bumps trainee solicitor pay to £55k - Legal Cheek 
  • Tens of thousands of protesters have rallied across the US to call for stricter gun laws in the wake of two mass shootings. Those taking part at the hundreds of marches carried slogans like "I want freedom from getting shot" 
  • A woman has said she cannot remember the last time she had a hot meal due to the rising prices of her bills. Denise Gun, 57, works for a creche run by Chell Area Family Action Group in the Whitfield Valley Centre, Stoke-on-Trent
  • British Muslims hoping to make a pilgrimage to Mecca are at risk of losing thousands of pounds after the #Saudi government has enforced online booking
  • #Moroccan cinema authorities have banned the controversial British film Lady of Heaven, after it was condemned by the country's religious council. The film claims to tell the story of Lady Fatima, the daughter of Prophet Muhammad
  • Nominations open for Aberdeenshire solicitors to join Law Society Council | Scottish Legal News 
  • Planning law changes have seen 16,000 residential units ringfenced for individual buyers | Irish Legal News
  • Irwin Mitchell looks to power all offices using renewable energy within three years - Legal Cheek
  • Police in the #US state of Idaho have arrested 31 members of a white supremacist group and charged them with plotting to riot at a gay pride event
  • Role of agents soliciting life insurance policies needs to be looked into: NCDRC | Bar & Bench #India
  • A 15-year-old boy who was found stabbed at a house in Manchester and later died in hospital has been named by police. Jakub Szymanski was found injured by paramedics at an address on Bednal Avenue in Miles Platting on Thursday
  • The government is preparing to repeal a legal ban that prevents agency staff filling in for striking workers: a potential change in legislation could allow companies to hire temporary workers to cover some roles and prevent disruption
  • Mum told she has terminal cancer while giving birth by C-section - after doctors labelled her ‘hypochondriac’
  • Northern Ireland courts saw activity return to pre-pandemic levels in 2021 | Irish Legal News 
  • Don't disrupt associates' holidays, Mayer Brown London boss tells partners - Legal Cheek
  • Anti-money laundering proposals ‘uninspired and insipid’, say MPs - Law Commission review of corporate criminal liability in England and Wales also criticised by campaigners 
  • Barristers to be balloted on possible walkouts in row over legal aid rates
  • Anger has engulfed the Islamic world since last week, when Nupur Sharma, spokeswoman for #Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party made a disrespectful comment on the Holy Prophet on a TV debate show
  • LK Shields hires Abigail Butler as senior associate | Irish Legal News 
  • The ‘trial’ in Donetsk has set a chilling precedent for conflict in the 21st century