4th June - Law News

Edition 3812: 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: A teenager in Hyderabad who went to a pub for a party was allegedly gang-raped by schoolboys inside a Mercedes car at an upscale part of town last Saturday. The accused are Class 11 and 12 students and belong to "politically influential" families, say the police. An MLA's son is believed to be part of the group, but the police say he may not have been involved in the gang-rape.
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Former Employee Of NFT Marketplace Charged In First Ever Digital Asset Insider Trading Scheme #US
  • Trial for man accused of raping Brittany Higgins delayed after defendant’s lawyer unable to appear | Australian Capital Territory #Australia
  • DOJ special counsel John Durham, who carried Donald Trump's hopes of showing his Russia scandal to have political roots, failed to convict Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann of lying #US
  • Is there need to have so many Additional AGs and Chief Standing Counsel? Allahabad High Court asks State Cabinet | Bar & Bench #India
  • Uefa has apologised to Liverpool and Real Madrid fans caught up in events around the Champions League final and said it must not happen again
  • Imperial measures drive will add costs for businesses, Asda boss says 
  • UK Net Zero Strategy: UK government faces legal challenges over climate plan
  • Biden tells lawmakers to pass gun control laws. In emotional speech, #US president says it’s time for lawmakers to enact tough laws – including a ban on assault weapons – to curb gun violence
  • Jury in Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial found "they both lied," legal expert says
  • The impact of pay equity claims in the legal industry and beyond 
  • Car tyres produce vastly more particle pollution than exhausts, tests show: Toxic particles from tyre wear almost 2,000 times worse than from exhausts as weight of cars increases
  • Leading Perth barrister wants WA to follow Canadian lead in decriminalising drugs #Australia
  • How a mass shooting changed UK gun laws
  • Met police profiling children ‘on a large scale’, documents show: force says Project Alpha scours social media to identify offenders and fight serious violence
  • UK Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill – compulsory purchase powers and the best of the rest
  • After years fighting for the ‘little guy’, #HongKong crackdown forces UK lawyer to flee
  • #Kuwait has summoned a top US diplomat in protest over tweets from the American embassy supporting LGBT rights, its foreign ministry says. US officials there had posted a rainbow flag and message of solidarity from President Joe Biden for Pride month
  • Sultana Tafadar, the first hijab-wearing criminal barrister, was appointed as counselor to Queen Elizabeth II of England, one of the highest positions a lawyer can hold in England, for those who showed “excellence in advocacy.”
  • Norfolk Constabulary is being investigated following the death of a man after a police chase, the police watchdog has announced. Officers were pursuing on A47 near Little Fransham, at about 17:00 BST on 23 May when it left the carriageway and overturned
  • Multi-million euro theft trial of former solicitor Michael Lynn ends in hung jury. The jury was unable to reach a majority verdict after just over 12 hours of deliberations in the wake of the three-and-a-half month trial #Ireland
  • Anti-extremism Prevent strategy 'failing to engage Muslim communities' - Dame Sara Khan said a "vacuum" of information about its purpose had been left by the government, which was then being filled by Islamists
  • International Criminal Court to open office in Kyiv | Scottish Legal News
  • Asylum seekers stage hunger strike as UK prepares Rwanda deportation - Seventeen asylum seekers at Brook House detention centre near Gatwick Airport, Sussex, have spoken of an atmosphere of distress and despair among detainees
  • Amber Heard reportedly plans to appeal against Johnny Depp defamation verdict #US
  • A small number of free tickets to the Wales-Ukraine World Cup play-off final will be given to Ukrainian refugees. The FAW and the Welsh government are in discussions on how many will be made available for Sunday's game
  • High Court ruling brings end to garda court presenter system | Irish Legal News
  • Author with British citizenship barred from flight home to UK. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi says Ryanair worker in Brussels wrongly took issue with her travel documents
  • Home Office threatens non-white hunger strikers with faster deportation to Rwanda - Letter seen as potential warning to 17 asylum seekers who began protest after being given offshoring date
  • A firm controlled by JK Rowling has been accused of preventing access to paths on forestry estates in the Scottish Borders. Walkers and mountain-bikers claim that navigating a historical six-mile right-of-way has been hampered by the firm
  • The #Nigerian government has banned the sale of bushmeat as a precaution to stop the spread of monkeypox. Six cases have been detected in the country this month bringing to 21 the number of confirmed infections this year, the authorities said