18th June - Law News

Edition 3826: 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: Announcements of an expedited recruitment process joined a revised age limit for the 'Agnipath' scheme on Friday, as the government scrambled to quell violence raging across the country against the new plan for the armed forces.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Labour's Starmer and Rayner return police questionnaire over lockdown drink
  • Carolyn Richards joins RCCW’s commercial property team | Scottish Legal News
  • Frederick Barclay ‘terrified’ of jail after judge rules he must stand trial: Former owner of Telegraph Media Group could face prison for his failure to pay £50m in divorce battle 
  • The annual Law Society of Scotland In-House Rising Star Award is back, and two Scottish solicitors have been shortlisted for this year’s award from six nominations | Scottish Legal News
  • Rwanda MoU: scrutiny is the oxygen of democracy | Law Gazette 
  • Fines for nuisance callers could be raised to £17.5m: Internet users will also be given tools to restrict cookie consent boxes under proposed data legislation
  • Belfast solicitor appointed honorary vice-consul of Spain | Irish Legal News
  • Ministers creating ‘hostile environment’ for protesters, say MPs: Human rights committee including peers says public order bill lacks nuance and targets peaceful protests
  • A patient with coeliac disease died days after being fed Weetabix in hospital, an inquest has heard. Hazel Pearson of Connah's Quay, Flintshire was being treated at Wrexham Maelor hospital
  • HMCTS figures confirm divorce 'bulge' | Law Gazette 
  • SRA should be able to fine much more than £25,000, LSB tells Raab - Legal Futures
  • What are my rights if my flight is cancelled?
  • A former soldier has been found guilty of murdering his neighbours after a long-running dispute about parking with his army dagger. Collin Reeves, 35, stabbed Jennifer and Stephen Chapple while their children slept upstairs
  • Westcor International Limited triples Scottish team | Scottish Legal News
  • Firm was right to sack ‘rude and aggressive’ employee | Law Gazette 
  • Cosmetics maker Revlon file for bankruptcy in the US: supply chain disruptions have driven up the cost of raw materials for its products. The 90-year-old firm says it has also been struggling with supplier payments, inflation and labour shortages 
  • Fine for male trainee who told female colleague: "I roofied your drink" - Legal Futures 
  • LK Shields Solicitors welcomes new corporate partner Gemma Forde | Irish Legal News
  • A passenger with restricted mobility has died at Gatwick Airport after leaving an aircraft. He decided to leave the EasyJet plane rather than wait for staff to return and fell while going up an escalator, an airport spokesman said
  • Apple faces £768m collective action for ‘throttling’ iPhones | Law Gazette
  • Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to US approved by UK Home Secretary Priti Patel
  • Leading firm overlooks another employment claim made against it - Legal Futures
  • Millions of people have received the wrong pension for decades because of government IT failures, the BBC has learned. The errors, which are understood to have been known about since the 1990s, have still not been corrected
  • 'No fault' evictions to be abolished under renter reforms | Law Gazette 
  • Tributes have been paid to Ian Balfour, a scion of the Edinburgh law firm Balfour and Manson, who has died aged 89 | Scottish Legal News
  • High Court: No case justifies only using grade A fee-earners - Legal Futures 
  • LK Shields Solicitors welcomes new corporate partner Gemma Forde | Irish Legal News
  • England: New pilots to boost support for rape complainants in court | Irish Legal News
  • Court of Appeal: €83,000 award upheld for woman who slipped on supermarket floor | Irish Legal News
  • How pricing directors use matter management to ensure profitability - Legal Futures