2nd June - Law News

Edition 3810: 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: We've been reporting on the experiences of the Britons who chose to volunteer in the war in Ukraine. Pro-Russian media has targeted these foreigners, with one site publishing a list of hundreds of names they claim are "mercenaries" fighting for the Ukrainians. 
Focus of the Day Article: The criminal bar could escalate action over legal aid fees in three weeks’ time as pressure mounts on the government to rethink its £135m reform package. Since 11 April, hundreds of barristers have adopted a policy of ‘no returns’ – refusing to cover cases returned by the original barrister due to a diary clash – in response to the government’s refusal to increase their fees by 25%. Full story - The Law Society Gazette
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Worthingtons Solicitors grows Belfast and Newtownards offices | Irish Legal News
  • Opinion: Litigation funding and the Post Office scandal | Scottish Legal News 
  • Irish Legal News reporter shortlisted for Justice Media Award | Irish Legal News
  • Time is running out to help save the criminal justice system | Law Gazette 
  • A jury has found both Amber Heard and Johnny Depp liable for defamation in their lawsuits against each other #US
  • Aberdein Considine celebrates 40th anniversary with community fundraising initiative | Scottish Legal News
  • Jury finds against Amber Heard's defamation case, Depp awarded $15 million in damages
  • Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has been charged with another count of rape. The 27-year-old is now accused of eight counts of rape, one count of sexual assault and one count of attempted rape after a new complainant came forward 
  • Inside Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's legal battle
  • GrĂ¡inne Mellon shortlisted for Legal Aid Barrister of the Year award | Irish Legal News
  • New legal aid means test thresholds will be out of date immediately | Law Gazette
  • A year of the OIC - how do we judge success? - Legal Futures
  • Stop treating rape complainants as suspects, data watchdog tells police | Law Gazette
  • Commercial Court could face wave of ‘sanctions-related claims’ | Law Gazette
  • For the next three months, Germans will be able to travel the country for just €9 (£7.50; $9.50) a month in a drive to tackle the soaring cost of living. All local and regional transport on trains, buses and metro is included 
  • West Ham United defender Kurt Zouma has been ordered to carry out 180 hours of community service after he pleaded guilty to kicking and slapping his cat. The 27-year-old has also been banned from keeping cats for five years
  • Ten teenagers have been found guilty of murdering an 18-year-old man in a group attack. Jack Woodley suffered a single fatal stab wound while being punched, kicked and stamped upon in Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, in October
  • Lord chancellor must ‘rein in’ cabinet on rule of law – LCJ | Law Gazette 
  • Appeal judges reject challenge to litigation funder assignment - Legal Futures
  • Ukraine jails two #Russian soldiers for shelling villages
  • Claimant jailed for contempt over £4m NHS fraud | Law Gazette
  • Driving tests are being bulk booked and resold for profit, as a chronic backlog means learners are otherwise waiting months for a test date 
  • Government to keep lawyers out of Russia services ban - Legal Futures
  • UK to partially ratify domestic abuse convention after 10-year delay - Britain to abide by Istanbul convention but reserves key article and is accused of failing to protect migrant women
  • Mills Selig promotes Rebecca Logan to senior associate | Irish Legal News 
  • Priti Patel’s own officials warned her about easing stop and search conditions - Home Office assessment found lifting restrictions may lead to more BAME people being stopped
  • First year of RTA portal was great for insurers: what next? | Law Gazette 
  • Senior judges back push to move High Court cases to the regions - Legal Futures 
  • First flight taking non-white Channel migrants to Rwanda set for 14 June
  • Mass civil legal action to seek compensation for #Ukrainian war victims
  • Richard Grogan & Associates promotes Natasha Hand to senior associate | Irish Legal News
  • PI claims leaving some clients worse off, Legal Ombudsman warns - Legal Futures 
  • Ciara Dowd: Proposed amendments in the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill 2022 | Irish Legal News
  • Paris politician apologises over Champions League stadium chaos - Pierre Rabadan, the Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of Sports, Olympic and Paralympic Games made the comments during an interview #France
  • Labour leader Keir Starmer and his deputy Angela Rayner have received police questionnaires as part of an inquiry into alleged Covid rule-breaking. Both attended a gathering in Durham on 30 April last year, at which Starmer drank beer and ate curry