8th June - Law News

Edition 3816: 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: Since Russia invaded Ukraine, hundreds of children have been killed, hundreds more have been injured, and millions have fled. Ukraine's children have suffered immeasurably since Vladimir Putin’s forces started the conflict, more than 100 days ago. For those families who have stayed, the children live with the reality of war every day, under constant threat from Russian bombing.

Focus of the Day Article: Email-based fraud is on the rise and is the dominant method criminals use to access law firms’ systems, according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).  Full story - Legal Futures
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • The cost of living crisis and the rule of law | Law Gazette
  • Priti Patel accused of trying to deport former Iranian police officer to Rwanda. Man reportedly fled to the UK after being sentenced to five years’ jail for refusing to fire at Iranian protesters
  • Transport company Hermes fined £850,000 for failings that led to man’s death | Scottish Legal News
  • Legal aid to be provided under new capacity regime | Irish Legal News
  • Nupur Sharma, the ultra-rightwing #Indian lawyer turned BJP politician who is behind offensive Prophet Muhammad comments
  • SFO faces third appeal over Unaoil investigation | Law Gazette 
  • Costs of botched Rangers case set to exceed £100m | Scottish Legal News
  • England is making it a legal requirement for doctors to notify their local council or health protection team about any suspected monkeypox cases. It brings the infection in line with ones such as measles, scarlet fever and tuberculosis
  • The days of hunting through cables to find the right charger may be coming to an end. The European Union has provisionally agreed new portable electronic devices must, by autumn 2024, use a USB Type-C charger
  • High Court: Challenge to controversial Personal Injuries Guidelines dismissed | Irish Legal News
  • Tribunal may have let view of “obnoxious” solicitor colour decision - Legal Futures
  • Alterations made to remodelled housing emergency scheme | Law Gazette
  • Legal Leaders 2022 Case Study Compendium – Volume 3 | Scottish Legal News
  • Seven England fans were arrested in Munich on Monday, including three for making a Nazi salute. More than 4,500 England fans were expected in Munich for Tuesday's Nations League game against Germany
  • Angelina Jolie "sought to inflict harm" on her former husband Brad Pitt when she sold her stake in their co-owned vineyard to a Russian oligarch, new legal documents have claimed
  • A 27-year-old man described in court as a Nazi has been jailed for eight and-a-half years for being a member of a banned fascist group. Alex Davies of Swansea, was a member of National Action (NA) after it was outlawed in December 2016
  • Online dispute resolution could unlock £3.4bn a year | Law Gazette 
  • Last-minute damages claim portal reprieve for defendants - Legal Futures
  • MHC: Two-thirds of Irish employers unprepared for new whistleblowing law | Irish Legal News
  • UK provides more support to Ukraine war crimes investigation | Law Gazette 
  • Email phishing and ransomware on the rise, SRA warns firms - Legal Futures
  • The family of the Israeli writer whose article inspired the 1986 Tom Cruise movie Top Gun is suing film studio Paramount Pictures for copyright infringement over its sequel
  • ‘Ethical gatekeepers’ riposte to critics of lawyers | Law Gazette
  • Unscrupulous ivory traders can evade new UK ban, charity says
  • Clifford Chance appoints first global head of wellbeing | Law Gazette 
  • The Guardian view on a four-day week: policies needed to make it a reality | Editorial
  • Ukraine: UK justice ministry offers more support for ICC war crimes investigation - Dominic Raab to unveil new raft of measures, which include providing court with a specialist legal and police team
  • Tech tips for lawyers: 10 ways I’ve improved my workspace in 2022 - Legal Futures
  • SFO disclosure failings probe delayed by a month | Law Gazette
  • Defamation trial hears ‘malicious’ text message Pauline Hanson sent former senator’s wife #Australia 
  • Appeal judge deprecates litigators who display their "machismo" - Legal Futures 
  • Solicitor transferred dead client’s £1m home into his own name | Law Gazette