17th June - Law News

Edition 3825: 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:   48 Hours in A Kansas Abortion Clinic - Recent abortion bans in Texas and Oklahoma are forcing many patients in the region to travel to Kansas.

Focus of the Day Article: Corporate legal spend shifts more in-house, report finds. More than half of legal spend was in house compared to 49% last year according to survey of 400-plus legal departments. Full story - The Global Legal Post
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Rwanda refugee policy is like the rendition of slaves in the 1800s
  • Drunk trainee fined for fondling colleagues at Christmas party | Law Gazette
  • How pricing directors use matter management to ensure profitability - Legal Futures
  • Managers of a food waste company have been jailed after two staff members drowned in a tanker of pig feed. Nathan Walker, 19, died after falling into the tanker at Greenfeeds Limited in Normanton, Leicestershire, in December 2016
  • 'Comprehensive strategy' needed to replace flawed courts reform | Law Gazette 
  • What is the ECHR and how did it intervene in UK’s Rwanda flight plans?
  • Cycling's governing body, the UCI, has toughened its rules on transgender eligibility by doubling the period of time before a rider transitioning from male to female can compete. The UCI has changed the permitted level to 2.5 nmol/L for a 24-month period 
  • Millions of iPhone users could be eligible for payouts, following the launch of a legal claim accusing Apple of secretly slowing the performance of older phones. Justin Gutmann alleges the company misled users over an upgrade
  • Geraldine Hanna takes up victims’ commissioner role in Northern Ireland | Irish Legal News
  • HMCTS spends £404m on agency staff in five years | Law Gazette
  • Claim for £750m against Apple launched alleging battery ‘throttling’
  • White paper to tackle unfair evictions and bad landlords in England - Private rentals white paper also includes clampdown on unfit homes and plan to outlaw landlord bans on ‘DSS tenants’
  • Rail appeal would make collective proceedings ‘unworkable’, court hears | Law Gazette
  • Strasbourg's Rwanda ruling divides public law specialists | Law Gazette 
  • It took a human rights court to halt No 10’s Rwanda flight – and act with basic humanity
  • SRA should be able to fine much more than £25,000, LSB tells Raab - Legal Futures
  • Boris Johnson's former ethics adviser Lord Geidt says he quit after being placed in an “impossible and odious” position over a plan to risk breaking the ministerial code 
  • Historic name disappears as RadcliffesLeBrasseur swallowed by merger | Law Gazette 
  • Leading firm overlooks another employment claim made against it - Legal Futures 
  • #Australian man uses forklift to stop would-be thief stealing his car - Police say a woman had broken into the man's home in Logan, west of Brisbane, showering and changing clothes before attempting to steal the car
  • Lawyers take Boris Johnson to task over provocative comments | Irish Legal News
  • More than 100 men who worked at the British embassy in Afghanistan remain in the country, with some having been beaten and tortured. The men worked for the global security company, GardaWorld, and many had been in post for more than a decade
  • #Brazilian police say a suspect has confessed to shooting missing British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira. Amarildo da Costa de Oliveira, took investigators to a site where human remains were dug up
  • Home secretary Patel seeks to curb modern slavery claims as Rwanda plan labelled ‘government by gimmick’
  • Judiciary snubs trade union's request for council seat | Law Gazette
  • High Court: No case justifies only using grade A fee-earners - Legal Futures
  • Tories accused of hypocrisy for secrecy about how many days MPs clock in | House of Commons - Jacob Rees-Mogg among ministers trying to stop release of data about use of Commons work passes
  • Haze Fan: China says Bloomberg staffer released on bail earlier this year 
  • Raab intervenes to back higher SRA fines | Law Gazette
  • Thinktank that briefed against XR given $30k by ExxonMobil in 2017 - Report shows Policy Exchange, which called for criminalisation of climate group, previously received money from oil firm
  • KPMG hires Philip Lee partner John Given to head legal services business | Irish Legal News
  • Fine for male trainee who told female colleague: "I roofied your drink" - Legal Futures 
  • Crown Courts are to be upgraded with better technology while staff will receive specialist training to help with rape trials, the government says. The pilot, in Newcastle, Leeds and London, will see independent advisers on hand in courts to support victims 
  • Authorities in #Saudi Arabia have been seizing rainbow-coloured toys and children's clothing, which encourage homosexuality. An Al-Ekhbariya report showed commerce ministry officials removing a range of items from shops in the capital Riyadh