22nd June - Law News

Edition 3830: 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: SC (Jamaica) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) – UKSC 2020/0138 Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Focus of the Day Article: Vulnerable clients are being disadvantaged by the “cold, clinical and chaotic manner” in which they are treated by some lawyers, a report for the Legal Services Board (LSB) has found. Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Ed Sheeran and his co-writers have been awarded an interim payment of more than £900,000 after winning a high-profile copyright case over his number one single Shape of You | Law Gazette
  • The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill, introduced to parliament this week by foreign secretary Liz Truss, is drafted in a very curious way | Law Gazette
  • WS Society appoints charity law specialist Sophie Mills as solicitor | Scottish Legal News
  • Peter Dutton asks high court for permission to appeal against defamation case loss to Shane Bazzi #Australia
  • Axiom trial: fund ‘set up to fill black hole’ | Law Gazette 
  • A woman whose partner died after having an AstraZeneca jab has become the first person to receive compensation over a Covid vaccine death. Vikki Spit's former rock singer fiancĂ© Zion fell ill eight days after he had his injection and died in May 2021
  • UK summer of unrest? Strikes in the air from barristers to NHS - Several professions could be about to follow rail workers in striking, but reasons and plans vary
  • Hillsborough investigation still open, says SRA | Law Gazette
  • Law firms in court dispute over identical web copy - Legal Futures
  • 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
  • Irish Law Awards now open for nominations | Irish Legal News
  • Claims of sexual abuse and corruption at the United Nations should urgently be investigated by an independent panel, an ex-senior UN member has said
  • Security vulnerability in the fitness app Strava allowed suspicious figures to identify and track security personnel working at secretive bases in #Israel
  • A former soldier has been jailed for at least 38 years for murdering his neighbours after a long-running dispute about parking. Collin Reeves, 35, killed Jennifer and Stephen Chapple
  • The first images showing reluctant to intetvene armed police waiting in a corridor during last month's school shooting in Uvalde, Texas #US
  • Is it all plain sailing for Scotland’s green freeports? | Scottish Legal News
  • Stonewall ‘malicious’ in legal fight against Allison Bailey, tribunal hears - Barrister involved in employment tribunal with her chambers and leading LGBTQ+ charity 
  • Tribunal rejects claims from LAA solicitor in WhatsApp row - Legal Futures
  • Taking the traditional knock for knock insurance claims a stage further | Scottish Legal News
  • #US Supreme Court: The woman who could end Roe v Wade
  • Sudanese trafficking victims must stay in detention, judge rules - Three men, who were tortured and had been at risk of being put on UK flight to #Rwanda, say being locked up is worsening trauma
  • Courts ready to go remote as rail strikes loom | Law Gazette
  • Former chief justice Susan Denham awarded honorary degree | Irish Legal News
  • Transgender players banned from women's internationals while rugby league's governing body does further research on inclusion. It wanted to "balance the individual's right to participate... against perceived risk to other participants"
  • Company supporting children in care sets up law firm - Legal Futures 
  • Litigation funders’ warchest reaches new record | Law Gazette
  • Citizenship ceremonies take place in person for first time since 2020 | Irish Legal News
  • LiP support service under threat after government cuts funding | Law Gazette
  • Barrister failed to justify direct access client’s £420,000 bill - Legal Futures
  • US calls on #Vietnam to release environmental activist Nguy Thi Khanh - Award-winning founder of green development centre was arrested on tax evasion charges in February
  • Best of the blogs - 18 June 2022 | Law Gazette
  • Trump ally’s Senate campaign video blocked on social media - Eric Greitens' campaign add shows him brandishing a gun and declaring that he is hunting RINOs, or Republicans In Name Only #US