20th June - Law News

Edition 3828: 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: Allegations that Qatar is underreporting the number of migrant workers who have died of heat stroke have been revealed. Across the Gulf, extreme heat is affecting more-and-more people, especially millions of migrant workers who go there to support their families back home. Temperatures that go above 50C, thanks to climate change, can leave workers with life-altering illnesses including heart failure.

Focus of the Day Article: Criminal barristers are voting on whether to drastically escalate their ‘no returns’ protest action by executing court walkouts. Full story - New Law Journal

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • 'Can I send LinkedIn requests to lawyers I meet on my vac scheme?' - Legal Cheek
  • LawTech Talks: Reducing risk and enabling efficiency with legal docs - Lawyers Weekly
  • Cyber security: A legal requirement? - Lawyers Weekly 
  • 5 times the Johnson government complained about 'lefty lawyers' - Legal Cheek 
  • £68m of cocaine delivered with bananas to two supermarkets in #Czech Republic
  • The Weekly Round-up: social care spending, Stafford statements and Ukraine's legal battle - UK Human Rights Blog
  • ‘Illustrious’ solicitor dies in accident just weeks after retiring: Leading solicitor Pat Kelly was a gentleman of kindness and class who helped thousands of people at their most desperate and vulnerable
  • Drunk trainee solicitor fined for groping colleagues at work Christmas party - Legal Cheek
  • The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) has today published its Annual Report 2021, providing an overview of its performance and output for the year | Irish Legal News
  • White & Case boosts maintenance grant by over 60% in response to ‘increased cost of living’ - Legal Cheek
  • The SQE: Navigating the new pathway to qualification as a solicitor - Legal Cheek 
  • Over-75s & people at high risk urged to get a Covid booster vaccine, amid warnings of a new wave of infections in Scotland. The booster jab is available until 30 June to everyone in the older age group and people over 12 with a weakened immune system
  • HSF kicks off autumn retention season with 84% result - Legal Cheek 
  • Inquiry urged into ‘parental alienation’ court experts: Lawyers and MPs in England and Wales express concern over ‘unregulated’ psychologists who play key role in disputes over domestic abuse
  • Solicitors invited to see caveats portal in action | Scottish Legal News 
  • Refugees, welcome to Schrödinger’s Rwanda - Priti Patel’s illogical thought experiment on asylum seekers is grist to Boris Johnson’s Brexit mill
  • Why law students shouldn't be discouraged by anti-lawyer rhetoric - Legal Cheek 
  • Article 2 inquest determination concerning Community Mental Health Services quashed - UK Human Rights Blog
  • A scheme offering interest-free loans to the financially vulnerable is being expanded to reach up to 20,000 people. After a successful trial in Manchester the No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) will be rolled out across the UK from September
  • Workers at an Apple store in Maryland have voted to unionise, forming the tech giant's first retail union in the United States. The employees of the shop in Towson passed the measure 65-33, with about a dozen abstentions #US
  • The Dutch Supreme Court ruled the #Netherlands was partially liable in the deaths of about 350 Muslim men murdered by Bosnian Serb forces during the massacre
  • A round-up of human rights stories from around the world | Scottish Legal News
  • Wage increase may lead to employee reductions, says workplace lawyer - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • One in four UK prisoners has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, says report
  • Virtual student event NEXT WEEK: How to use QWE to qualify as a solicitor - with Reed Smith, Flex Legal, Elevate, Accutrainee and BARBRI - Legal Cheek
  • Court of Appeal: Injuries award increased after trial judge applied erroneous 40 per cent deduction for future loss of earnings | Irish Legal News
  • NSW lawyers push A-G to retain COVID-era court measures - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Thousands of victims of violent and sexual crime stuck in England and Wales court backlog
  • Grandmother of Aiden Aslin being held prisoner in Ukraine says she is not giving up hope after he was given a death sentence. He was captured fighting against Russia and sentenced as a mercenary by a court not recognised by the international community