1st June - Law News

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 Today's Highlighted Video Story: SRA seminar - We would like to hear from the legal profession on the shared challenges and opportunities we all face in the year ahead, and how these should be reflected as we plan our work for the year ahead. In addition to discussing our core activity protecting the public and delivering effective regulation, we would welcome your thoughts on areas such as: how people use technology, how we can all work together to further support the development and use of technology and innovation, what further changes could be made to improve the accessibility of legal services for consumers the regulation of anti money laundering activities within the legal sector.

Focus of the Day Article: The High Court has transferred another case from London to Leeds at the same time as senior judges emphasised that the location of the lawyers is not a trump card in determining venue. Full story - Legal Futures
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Universities have called for an urgent resolution to a row about UK access to a major EU research programme. Universities UK, which represents 140 institutions, fears ministers could be about to abandon the Horizon scheme
  • Met police blocked from fresh challenge to Sarah Everard vigil ruling - Reclaim These Streets organisers said court decision was ‘vindication’ 
  • Lawyer in the news: ​David Robinson, Kennedys - Profile | Law Gazette 
  • James Hamilton appointed as chair of new white collar crime body | Irish Legal News 
  • Judge Susan Walker to become president of Employment Tribunals (Scotland) | Scottish Legal News
  • Windrush pro bono scheme relaunched to reach more victims | Law Gazette
  • Laila Kennedy elected president of the Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association | Scottish Legal News 
  • Lawtech initiative 'created a sense of urgency' | Law Gazette 
  • Helen Kidd joins Lindsays as a partner | Scottish Legal News
  • Lavelle Partners promotes property lawyer Greg Flanagan to partner | Irish Legal News
  • "It felt as though I was the one being investigated," a woman who took a rape complaint to the police has said. Sarah Jenkin said police asked for consent to access all her medical and social records, and her mobile phone 
  • Legal aid action could escalate in three weeks' time | Law Gazette 
  • Gender Recognition Reform Bill ‘risks becoming bad law’ | Scottish Legal News 
  • Research: Family law market grows as number of firms falls - Legal Futures 
  • Murray Etherington becomes president of the Law Society of Scotland | Scottish Legal News
  • Emails should be courteous, not explosive | Law Gazette
  • Tribunal strikes off solicitor jailed for property fraud - Legal Futures 
  • King’s Inns triumphs in ICC Moot Court Competition | Irish Legal News 
  • How can we defend clients when we cannot defend ourselves? | Law Gazette 
  • #Canada should introduce a total ban on the buying and selling of all handguns, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said. His government is proposing a new law that would freeze private ownership of all short-barrelled firearms 
  • Stella Creasy's bourgeois feminism - Criminalising catcalling won't stop men hitting their wives 
  • Court refuses judicial review of SRA and LAA over control order - Legal Futures
  • Scots back proposals to make misogyny a hate crime | Scottish Legal News 
  • Father and son found guilty of murder in Suffolk vigilante attack: David and Edward King stabbed Neil Charles to death after he was allegedly seen trying to steal from the older man’s car 
  • BLM appointed to Hastings Direct legal panel | Irish Legal News
  • Leading PI specialist moves into commercial litigation - Legal Futures 
  • Britain: Employment tribunals citing menopause rise 44 per cent year on year | Irish Legal News 
  • Best of the blogs - 28 May 2022 | Law Gazette 
  • Boris Johnson accused of abusing ministerial code so rule-breakers can avoid sack 
  • Van Morrison takes legal action against Northern Ireland health department and minister over Covid article 
  • Uefa has commissioned an independent report into the scenes outside the ground that delayed Saturday's Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid