21st June - Law News

Edition 3829: 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: They call themselves "The Tyre Extinguishers" and say they have one aim: to make it impossible to own a 4x4 in the world's urban areas. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) The climate activists go out at night and deflate the tyres of SUVs in affluent areas, from the UK and Scandinavia, to New Zealand and the USA. They claim they've struck around 5,000 vehicles all over Britain in the last few months, with one police force describing their actions as reckless.

Focus of the Day Article: In R (Patton) v HM Assistant Coroner for Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire [2022] EWHC 1377 (Admin), Mrs Justice Hill quashed a ruling that the Article 2 general (or systemic) duty has not been potentially engaged by the death of Kianna Patton. Full story - UK Human Rights Blog

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • World Athletics president Lord Coe has hinted the sport could follow swimming in banning transgender women from elite female competitions, insisting "fairness is non-negotiable" https://t.co/XxCTaoo4jp
  • Top 10 places for Leeds, Queen’s Belfast and Warwick in latest law school rankings - Legal Cheek https://t.co/MSXJXdo1Wv
  • Bi-annual legal profession event launches at Vivid - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/fv9b7r7uij
  • What should litigants wear to court? Judges continue to dish out a dressing down | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/KucbeQZu2k
  • Unqualified advocates are allowed to appear in court, judge rules - Legal Cheek https://t.co/oHPtDRSq6Q
  • [MLC elections] Courts can intervene only if many MLAs put behind bars as subterfuge to prevent them from voting: Bombay High Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/DbUCbffDsu 
  • A former City partner's guide to navigating the training contract application process - Legal Cheek https://t.co/WMNjU2Y1N
  • Depp v Heard: What have we learned? - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/gBoy5suqZc Jun 20, 2022
  • Kingston and York uni grads triumph in 4 Pump Court’s inaugural Pride Moot - Legal Cheek https://t.co/jXlvuSzUMX
  • Concealing facts ground to decline bail: Punjab and Haryana High Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/E0ED5c8rpL
  • Plan to introduce legislation this week to make it legal for employers to bring in agency staff to replace striking workers. The new law is likely to come into force in mid-July and would not impact train strikes taking place this week https://t.co/gKgNDMkB4E
  • Rules on so-called buy now pay later (BNPL) loans will be tightened up, the government says - including new guidelines on advertising and checks to ensure customers can afford to pay. BNPL schemes encourage people to spend beyond their means https://t.co/rVtg8RhlsO
  • Criminal barristers have voted to strike in an escalating dispute with the government over funding for trials. The vote by defence barristers is likely to cause chaos in the criminal courts, delaying trials and sentencing https://t.co/y9rvbw490G
  • Secrets and lies: The UK’s troubled regime of freedom of information - Legal Cheek https://t.co/rkK7bHlFyW
  • The Corporate Counsel Show: What makes an award-winning government team? - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/uXCDNFf95N
  • Former Supreme Court judge Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai appointed chairperson of Press Council of India | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/7PoOa30t3
  • Delhi court rejects bail of jailed AAP minister Satyendar Jain | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/uCc2jLqvd
  • Former Armagh solicitor accused of stealing £73,000 from estate of deceased client to face trial https://t.co/4odrrw1raJ
  • Algo Legal v. Sequoia: Bengaluru court adjourns case to June 29 | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/mOiqGNnM1s
  • The UK's energy regulator has announced plans to better protect customers who pay their bills through direct debit. Ofgem accused some firms of using customers' accumulated credit like an "interest-free company credit card" https://t.co/j1zgEV00Se
  • At least 59 people are known to have died in lightning strikes and landslides triggered by severe monsoon storms in #India and #Bangladesh. Millions of people have been stranded while emergency workers have struggled to reach those affected https://t.co/fJMrDgISAy
  • Ex-City comms chief launches pro bono project for non-lawyers - Legal Cheek https://t.co/sxVVRVG4nV
  • SRA business plan and budget 2022/23 consultation – Law Society response https://t.co/qaHhC8lA6j
  • #Ukraine's parliament has voted in favour of banning some Russian music in media and public spaces. The ban will not apply to all Russian music, but rather relates to music created or performed by those who are or were Russian citizens after 1991 https://t.co/ruFXzuWjMb
  • The role of the law officers: where politics and law collide | The Institute for Government https://t.co/PuqN8Dl3P
  • Fina, swimming's world governing body, has voted to stop transgenders from competing in women's elite races if they have gone through any part of the process of male puberty https://t.co/GIShk8VBAb
  • High Court delivers landmark decision on binding death benefit nominations - Lawyers Weekly #Australia https://t.co/AcBGvn1B11
  • Wheelchair user dragged himself up stairs ‘after rail staff refused to help’. Chris Nicholson was left stranded on platform at Milton Keynes station in 31C heat https://t.co/rWffRO8mKX
  • Ex-White & Case lawyer secures funding for virtual law firm - Legal Cheek https://t.co/Y0IU6fk20A
  • Film-maker Paul Haggis arrested over sexual assault allegations in Italy. Prosecutors say allegations involve ‘young foreign woman’ who was forced to have ‘non-consensual’ sexual relations over two days https://t.co/iqIUBL2Zig 
  • Children and protective parents are being let down by a system in which pseudo-science holds sway https://t.co/RgEriRf425 
  • Eight suspects linked to Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira deaths https://t.co/gudVU9Ihla
  • Carrie Johnson and the curious case of the vanishing Times story: Report had claimed Boris Johnson tried to hire his now wife as chief of staff when foreign secretary, but then it was deleted https://t.co/j8fp4KlNom