5th June - Law News

Edition 3813: 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: At least 49 people have been killed and more than 300 injured after a massive fire swept through a container depot in southeastern Bangladesh, according to senior officials. The fire broke out at a container facility on Saturday night at Sitakunda, 40km (25 miles) from the port city of Chittagong, triggering multiple explosions, officials said.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Review of civil legal aid to report in twelve months #Ireland
  • Fitting a technology lens on the EU mandatory human rights & environmental due diligence Directive 
  • The Law Society has criticised the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA’s) proposals on health and wellbeing at work | NLJ
  • Secret Service were warned of security risk to Pence day before Capitol attack. Ex-vice-president’s chief of staff warned head of his Secret Service detail that Trump was about to turn on Pence #US
  • Clearview AI Draws Another Fine; UK ICO Assesses £7.5 Million for Scraping of Facial Recognition Data
  • Several people have been arrested in #HongKong, reports say, as authorities seek to restrict public commemoration of the Tiananmen Square massacre
  • The rapper ex-boyfriend of singer Emeli Sande has been stabbed to death at a Jubilee party. Hypo's real name was Lamar Jackson
  • An Atrocity Crimes Advisory Group (ACA) for Ukraine has been set up by the EU, US and UK to help hold accountable those who commit war crimes during the Russian invasion | NLJ
  • Sealed offers and the assessment of CPO Costs in the Upper Tribunal Firm
  • Pretoria finally helps UN criminal tribunal track down #Rwanda genocide suspect Fulgence Kayishema
  • The disclosure guidelines have been changed to stop ‘invasive and disproportionate’ requests for victims’ private information during criminal investigations | NLJ
  • European Commission conditionally approves #Poland recovery plan upon judiciary reforms
  • Students at a Hong Kong university have hid tiny figurines of a "democracy goddess" around campus in the lead-up to Saturday's anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre #China
  • The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) protection against costs orders should continue, the Supreme Court has held | NLJ 
  • Nepali woman’s account of rape prompts wave of protest over laws: Calls grow for repeal of statute of limitations and widening of definition of rape after former model makes allegations on TikTok
  • Tottenham Hotspur defender Emerson Royal has thanked an off-duty #Brazilian police officer who rescued him from an attempted armed robbery in Sao Paulo 
  • An entire fishing village is asking for permission from the courts to die. 600 people in a Muslim village. Their reason – harassment from authorities who have prevented them from fishing #India
  • Ex-Trump White House adviser Peter Navarro has been charged with contempt of Congress for refusing to co-operate with the inquiry into last year's #US Capitol riot. He is the second Trump aide to be arrested after defying a legal summons
  • Research into fast-track and multi-track civil claims has revealed a patchwork of bottlenecks and delays across England and Wales | NLJ 
  • Mariah Carey being sued for $20m over All I Want for Christmas Is You: Songwriter Andy Stone claims he co-wrote hit in 1989 and has never given permission for it to be used
  • At least four killed and about 30 injured when a train derailed in #Germany's south-eastern state of Bavaria, police say. The train carrying many students, was heading to Munich when three carriages came off the tracks near Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • Samuel Townend QC, of Keating Chambers, has been elected as next year’s Vice Chair of the Bar Council | NLJ 
  • The Anti-Feminist Energy Fueling the Johnny Depp Misinformation Campaign 
  • Champions League Final: Harrowing accounts of post-match violence spark debate #France
  • Royal Courts of Justice Statistics Guidance document 
  • A traffic-holding system for lorries planning to cross the English Channel will be lifted after the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) said the move would allow it to resume work relocating a contraflow barrier
  • Strengthening accountability and justice for serious violations of international law 
  • Mediation to help thousands more families avoid costly legal battles
  • The Orange Order has launched an inquiry into a social media video appearing to show a group of people singing a song mocking the killing of Michaela McAreavey in Mauritius 
  • The handling of academic cheating cases is in urgent need of reform