3rd June - Law News

Edition 3811: 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: Afghanistan's opium trade is facing fresh scrutiny, amid renewed Taliban efforts to stop the drug's cultivation. Money is not the only thing drying up for farmers, with an ongoing drought pushing the sector towards collapse.

Focus of the Day Article: Law firm mergers: the cultural iceberg below the surface. If people buy off people, then it’s the individuals mergers bring together that will ultimately make them a success or failure. Full story - The Global Legal Post
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • McKenna & Co welcomes new trainee Méabh Flynn | Irish Legal News
  • GLD 'committed to levelling up' as it seeks 50 London lawyers | Law Gazette
  • Lord Reed to become patron of Aberdeen Law Project | Scottish Legal News
  • Time is running out to help save the criminal justice system | Law Gazette
  • A new organisation to represent the interests of Scottish conveyancers has been proposed | Scottish Legal News
  • First electronically signed property deal goes through | Law Gazette 
  • Depp-Heard trial: Why Johnny Depp lost in the UK but won in the US 
  • Mother of woman who died after implant procedure labels body modifier ‘a monster’ in court #Australia 
  • Travel companies asked for special immigration visas for overseas workers at a meeting with Grant Shapps on Wednesday, which has been refused, more disruptions expected as a result 
  • Australian sitcom actor Robert Hughes will be freed from jail and deported to the UK after serving a sentence for child sexual abuse - In 2014 he was convicted of a string of child sexual offences - which he denied - against girls in the 1980s and 1990s
  • The Driving and Vehicles Standards Agency (DVSA) says it is cracking down on companies reselling driving tests to learners for profit. An investigation found that some learner drivers had paid more than £200 - more than double the standard fee
  • Solicitor who did not understand her firm's accounts suspended - Legal Futures 
  • Hogan Lovells finalises Moscow office spin-off | Law Gazette
  • New Law Society president Murray Etherington vows to protect legal aid | Scottish Legal News
  • Turkey will be known as #Türkiye at the UN from now on, after it agreed to a formal request from Ankara. Several international bodies will be asked to make the name change as part of a rebranding campaign launched by the Turkish president late last year 
  • Training courses seek to develop in-house skills | Law Gazette
  • MedCo looks to shift balance between tier 1 and 2 MROs - Legal Futures
  • #French police officers investigated over use of teargas against Liverpool fans
  • The Law Society of Northern Ireland has issued a warning about a scammer calling himself “Andy Williams” or “Andrew Williams”. | Irish Legal News
  • Fixed-fee family law information service aims to “fill knowledge gap” - Legal Futures
  • The former head of #Colombia's once-powerful Cali drugs cartel has died in prison in the United States. At one point, Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela controlled the vast majority of the world's cocaine trade and was an arch-nemesis of Pablo Escobar 
  • "Missguided is my little treat," said Beth Harvey who orders about once a month. But when her latest fashion parcel didn't arrive she joined a queue of customers left chasing their orders and refunds
  • Former City partner and ex-AG in jubilee birthday honours | Law Gazette 
  • What will Johnny Depp’s legal victory mean for his and Amber Heard’s careers?
  • Five years after the Grenfell fire in which 72 people died, the government has banned the specific type of cladding which allowed the blaze to spread so rapidly
  • Lawyers "underestimate public appetite" for using technology - Legal Futures
  • My advice to the new Cressida Dick: police violent men, not the women they abuse 
  • Teenage gunman accused of shooting 10 people dead in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, last month has been charged with domestic terrorism. Prosecutors allege 18-year-old Payton Gendron, who earlier pleaded not guilty, was motivated by racial hatred #US
  • Ethics watchdog says PM has failed to allay fears he is above the rules: Jonathan Evans rows in behind Lord Geidt with critical statement on Boris Johnson’s changes to code
  • No future in criminal defence, juniors tell Law Society | Law Gazette 
  • Sarah Everard vigil: Met to prosecute six over alleged Covid rule breaches 
  • Walsall mayor suspended from Tory party over racist WhatsApp post: Rose Martin has claimed someone hacked her account and posted offending image