6th June - Law News

Edition 3814: 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: The UN and human rights groups have warned authorities in Sri Lanka against using excessive force at largely peaceful protests during a growing economic crisis. For weeks, the police have been accused of heavy-handedness during protests, though authorities say the use of water cannon and tear gas is to restore order as tensions escalate. But the family of a young father who was shot dead by police say they are still fighting for justice.

Focus of the Day Article:  Research into fast-track and multi-track civil claims has revealed a patchwork of bottlenecks and delays across England and Wales. The joint study of 8,500 cases (not including small claims) by Express Solicitors and the Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO), Civil court delays, published last week, exposed ‘significant regional differences’.  Full story - New Law Journal

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Celebrations for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee continue for a fourth day, one mosque has opened its doors to the local community. The Baitur Raheem mosque in Cardiff is one of many across the UK hosting an event to commemorate the Queen's 70 years of reign 
  • Depp v Heard: What have we learned? - Lawyers Weekly
  • School leaders criticise attorney general’s advice on trans pupils - One headteacher accuses Suella Braverman of stoking ‘silly’ anti-woke culture war
  • What lawyers want from the new Minister for Cyber Security - Lawyers Weekly #Australia 
  • Lord Chief Justice rallies lawyers as countdown to London Legal Walk begins - Legal Cheek
  • Delhi HC stays order permitting lawyer's presence during Satyendar Jain's ED questioning #India 
  • How to nail a summer vac scheme - Legal Cheek 
  • A store manager and owner got into a fight over a sign. Now, a tribunal says the owner must pay $70K #Canada 
  • The incredible true story of the only solicitor ever to hang for murder - Legal Cheek
  • The Northern Ireland Legacy Bill: Reconciliation or restriction? - UK Human Rights Blog
  • More than 100 trains were delayed and at least 20 cancelled on the line connecting London and Edinburgh after a trespasser got on the tracks. Services on the East Coast mainline came to a standstill on Saturday 
  • Criminal law not an attractive long-term career, say 81% of junior lawyers - Legal Cheek 
  • Criminal law sees a greater prevalence of mental health issues than most other practice areas, requiring many lawyers in this space to be “quasi mental health practitioners” - Lawyers Weekly
  • HSF confirms SQE maintenance grant of £17,000 - Legal Cheek 
  • Reflections of an employment lawyer returning to personal injury law - Lawyers Weekly
  • #China's Liang Wenbo has been banned from World Snooker Tour events until 1 August following his conviction for a domestic-related assault. He had been suspended since April, when he was given a 12-month community order by a Sheffield court 
  • A fire and a huge explosion have killed at least 34 people and injured hundreds more at a storage depot near the city of Chittagong, #Bangladesh. A number of containers containing chemicals exploded at the site in Sitakunda
  • A man is in a critical condition after being Tasered by police and falling in the River Thames. Police were called to reports of a man armed with a screwdriver and shouting on Chelsea Bridge Road, in Chelsea, just after 09:00 BST on Saturday
  • The Weekly Round-up: children’s social care, traveller discrimination and Ukraine war crime verdicts - UK Human Rights Blog 
  • How to break into law as a career changer - Legal Cheek
  • While granting bail to a man accused of committing offences under the Uttar Pradesh Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, 1955, the Allahabad High Court on Thursday directed him to deposit ₹1 lakh in favour of any one registered Gaushala | Bar & Bench #India 
  • 30 Under 30 Awards Finalist Showcase 2022 | Financial services - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Justice Deepak Gupta appointed as arbitrator in dispute between L&L Partners and heirs of Vijay Sondhi | Bar & Bench #India
  • One of the main suspects in the murder of the former Russian spy and Kremlin critic, Alexander Litvinenko, has died of Covid-19. Dmitry Kovtun was one of two men UK authorities say fatally poisoned Mr Litvinenko in London in 2006