19th June - Law News

Edition 3827: 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: With tensions high in the occupied West Bank, many people have responded to local initiatives to fill the streets with the Palestinian flag. But Israeli settlers, living illegally on Palestinian territory, are trying to stop the flags from being raised.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Tribunal member given formal advice after nodding off during hearing | Law Gazette
  • The backlog in the Crown Court has increased not decreased, according to official HM Courts and Tribunals figures | New Law Journal
  • Four women in #Morocco have filed complaints of sexual harassment against French insurance tycoon Jacques Bouthier. Now aged between 26 and 28, they had been employed by his firm in Tangier
  • Algorithm opt-out under scrutiny in data protection reform | Law Gazette
  • TV judge calls for social media responses to government attacks | Law Gazette
  • Barrister suspended for telling jury that judge was talking "rubbish" - Legal Futures
  • A ‘failure to prevent fraud’ offences could be introduced to hold corporates accountable for criminal activity, under Law Commission proposals | New Law Journal 
  • The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) launched a consultation last week on whether to revise the unspent criminal convictions eligibility rule of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 | New Law Journal
  • Criminal barristers are voting on whether to drastically escalate their ‘no returns’ protest action by executing court walkouts | New Law Journal
  • Britain's hidden role in Rwandan state violence
  • Firm that refused to mediate was 'unreasonable', court rules | Law Gazette 
  • Dozens of staff at an ambulance trust claim they cannot drive its £54m fleet of new vehicles due to their height or body shape: string of problems with converted Fiats, which replaced the ageing Mercedes vans at the East of England Ambulance Service
  • The number of women and people of colour in senior roles within conveyancing is still ‘unsatisfactory’, the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has said | New Law Journal
  • Why are the UK and US still downplaying the genocide of the Tutsi in #Rwanda?
  • Assange vows to appeal as Patel approves extradition | Law Gazette 
  • Four people accused of murdering a high-profile #Paraguayan prosecutor while he was on his honeymoon have been sentenced to 23 years in prison. The accused confessed to killing anti-mafia prosecutor Marcelo Pecci, 45, on a private beach resort in Colombia
  • Law firms in court dispute over identical web copy - Legal Futures
  • The family of a man who drowned in a pig feed tanker while trying to save a teenager say he had no hope of escape. Gavin Rawson, 35, died trying to rescue Nathan Walker, 19, working in Leicestershire, in December 2016 
  • British State Complicity In Genocide: Rwanda 1994
  • Britain has a decision to make: the rule of Boris Johnson – or the rule of law?
  • Outdoor public events have been banned in an area of France as a record breaking heatwave sweeps across Europe. Concerts and large public gatherings have been called off in the Gironde department around Bordeaux
  • Britain has approved Assange’s extradition – war criminals and murderers, rejoice
  • The remains of one of the two bodies found in the Amazon rainforest are those of UK journalist Dom Phillips, Brazilian police have confirmed. They say the identification was based on dental records
  • Non-white asylum claimants who arrived in the UK in small boats or in the back of lorries could be electronically tagged under a new Home Office trial. A 12-month trial could affect adults due to be removed from the UK
  • Damning report led by Anne Whyte QC laid bare "systemic" issues of physical and emotional abuse in gymnastics, as well as some incidents of sexual abuse: incidents of athletes being made to train on broken bones, punished for needing toilet
  • An assault on a temple of #Afghanistan's tiny Sikh community has left one worshipper and a Taliban militant dead as well as the unidentified attackers. The temple in the capital Kabul was hit by a bomb early in the morning when up to 30 people were inside
  • Criminal legal aid fees will increase 'by end of September' | Law Gazette 
  • Law firm entitled to fire employee who "lost it" during meeting - Legal Futures
  • Using artificial intelligence in the legal profession - Legal Futures 
  • UK Paratroopers banned from Nato deployment after Essex orgy – Colchester barracks incident came after other cases and could be seen to denigrate women, says head of army
  • Exam boards have been criticised by a watchdog for oversights on GCSE and A-level papers where pupils were tested on topics they were told would not come up or sat papers with mistakes
  • The week Boris Johnson went to war with the law
  • City law firm "unreasonably" refused offers to mediate negligence claim - Legal Futures
  • A new service has launched to allow people to make 999 calls using British Sign Language (BSL) for the first time. The new service, 999 BSL, will allow deaf people to make emergency calls using an app or website, connecting callers with a BSL interpreter