16th June - Law News

Edition 3824: 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 former manager of Australia's World Vision operations in Gaza has been found guilty of funnelling millions of dollars of aid money to the Islamic terrorist group Hamas.

Focus of the Day Article: Mr Justice Mostyn, the lead judge of the Family Remedies Court, has insisted that a wealthy divorcing couple should be named – and said this will be his ‘last judgment’ on the subject of anonymity in the family court. The husband in Gallagher v Gallagher (No.1) (Reporting Restrictions) had applied for a reporting restriction order or anonymity order, arguing that allowing his name to be revealed following the multi-million-pound litigation would affect his commercial interests. Full story - The Law Society Gazette
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Firm offers all staff extra week’s pay after record year | Law Gazette
  • Tom McEntegart joins Anderson Strathern | Scottish Legal News
  • Lil Wayne denied UK entry for Strawberries and Creem festival, organisers say - The Home Office said applications were refused for people sentenced to a year or more in custody
  • Driver fined £1,100 for passing cyclist in Bridgend too closely - Wayne Humphreys, 77, was fined and given four penalty points for failing to leave enough space in his Audi Q8
  • Firm offers all staff extra week’s pay after record year | Law Gazette 
  • A man has been arrested at Gatwick Airport by counter-terror police on suspicion of spying. The arrest followed an investigation involving MI5 and the Metropolitan Police
  • Boris Johnson's ethics adviser Lord Geidt has resigned after saying there was a "legitimate question" over whether the PM had broken ministerial rules over Partygate
  • Palestinian reporter’s death charades weak #Israeli army investigations - Fatal shooting of Shireen Abu Aqleh in May raises fresh concerns over military inquiries into deaths of Palestinians
  • Jacob Rees-Mogg plan to axe EU laws sparks cabinet row - At least two ministers have railed against proposal while others say goal is impossible
  • Ministers have been urged to abandon plans to extend fixed recoverable costs to housing cases after being handed hard data to show the potentially catastrophic impact | Law Gazette
  • The EU has announced new legal action against the UK government over its plans to scrap parts of the post-Brexit deal for Northern Ireland, a bill on Monday aimed at unilaterally changing trade, tax and governance arrangements in the 2019 deal
  • New textbooks for #HongKong schools to state the territory was never a British colony, the books declare the British "only exercised colonial rule" in Hong Kong - a distinction drawn to highlight China's claims of unbroken sovereignty
  • Passengers have been advised not to travel on trains unless necessary during strikes next week, with only a fifth of services due to run. About half of all rail lines will be closed when thousands of workers walk out across Britain on 21, 23 and 25 June
  • Charges have been brought against "a number of individuals" by English cricket's governing body in relation to allegations of racism at Yorkshire. The accused, who have not been named, could be banned or fined by the England and Wales Cricket Board
  • The unregulated sector may account for up to 9% of the total market for individuals’ legal needs and up to 39% for small businesses, Legal Services Board (LSB) research has indicated - Legal Futures
  • Antisemitic sculpture can remain in church, #German court rules - Country’s highest court upholds rulings by lower courts on Judensau sculpture in Wittenberg church
  • NI bill a direct challenge to the rule of law, says Society | Law Gazette 
  • The question of whether mediation should be mandatory will become moot in the digital justice system currently being built, the Master of the Rolls said last week - Legal Futures
  • Brodies bolsters family practice with appointment of Jacqueline Stroud | Scottish Legal News 
  • The Supreme Court has dismissed another bid to block a flight removing the first group of asylum seekers to Rwanda under a controversial Home Office scheme today - but defended lawyers who challenge the government | Law Gazette
  • The flat faces bred into bulldogs can cause a "lifetime of suffering" and vets are urging people not to buy one. The bulldog has twice the health risks of other dogs, a study has found
  • 2 payments to help the poorest households with the cost of living will hit people's bank accounts from 14 July, 8 million UK homes on benefits will receive £326 by the end of July, with a second payment of £324 set to follow
  • Missguided shoppers left out-of-pocket after the fashion brand failed won't get their money back, say the administrators winding up the company
  • Divorce litigation becoming unaffordable for all but the rich, warns judge - Legal Futures
  • Dame Elish Angiolini QC appointed to Order of the Thistle | Scottish Legal News
  • Rwanda asylum flight: The Rwanda policy comes at considerable cost; £120m as an upfront payment to Kigali, for a start, and while ministers say the number of people who might be sent there is "uncapped", it's thought it may number just hundreds per year 
  • #Brazilian police have arrested a second suspect as they probe the disappearance of journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira
  • Preparations are under way for the next flight to take asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda, the government has said. A late intervention from the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) led to fresh challenges in the UK courts 
  • 'Assassination of judges in the US is relatively rare, but not unknown. At about the same time as the Kavanaugh arrest, a retired judge in Wisonsin was shot dead by a man whom he had once sentenced to prison' | Law Gazette
  • BBC to pay £30,000 to Bangladeshi Labour councillor for identity mix-up - Liza Begum said confusion with Apsana Begum who was acquitted of fraud charges ‘reflects notion all people of colour look the same’ 
  • Call to beef up rules on discrimination and harassment by barristers - Legal Futures 
  • Routinely anonymised family judgments unlawful, says remedies lead | Law Gazette
  • Court hears claims Lynette Dawson was seen alive in months after her 1982 disappearance
  • European Court of Human Rights grants urgent interim measure to stop removal of man to Rwanda | Scottish Legal News
  • Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal in challenge to Rwanda asylum plan | Scottish Legal News
  • LSB rejects new rules for unregulated sector despite ‘significant’ market share | Law Gazette
  • Asylum seekers are being rushed towards flights to Rwanda, without proper access to justice
  • Is the billable hour to charging what democracy is to governance? Not the best, simply the least worst? - Legal Futures 
  • Archie Battersbee: mother vows to fight court ruling that son is dead 
  • Northern Ireland and the doctrine of necessity | Law Gazette