9th June - Law News

Edition 3817: 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: More than 90 women and girls sexually assaulted by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar are suing the FBI for over a billion dollars

Focus of the Day Article: Legal regulators and disciplinary tribunals have pledged their commitment to ensuring a more inclusive profession by pledging to come down harder on misconduct affecting minority groups. Regulators for solicitors, barristers, legal executives, costs lawyers and licensed conveyancers are among those to have reaffirmed their aim that the profession reflects the society it serves. The tribunals for solicitors and barristers are also signatories to similar pledges.  Full story - The Law Society Gazette
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove has vowed to end the "scourge" of unoccupied second homes, as part of government plans to boost housing. A new bill making it easier to charge higher council tax on empty properties in England would "bring life back"
  • Harvey Weinstein to be charged with indecent assault in UK - The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge the 70-year-old after a review of evidence gathered by the force
  • Caroline MacBeath joins McEwan Fraser Legal | Scottish Legal News 
  • £135m for criminal legal aid ‘woefully inadequate’ – Society | Law Gazette
  • Nearly 300 barristers petition justice minister over ‘unsustainable’ District Court fees | Irish Legal News
  • National firm pledges carbon ‘net zero’ by 2040 | Law Gazette
  • Morton Fraser announces 22 promotions | Scottish Legal News
  • The UK has decided not to impose direct rule on the British Virgin Islands, despite a report finding gross failures of governance in the territory, review said the BVI's constitution should be suspended and government dissolved amid corruption concerns
  • Uvalde mass shooting: Survivor testifies - Speaking in a pre-recorded message to #US lawmakers, Miah Cerrillo, 11, said that she fears that a similar shooting may happen again
  • Will anti-abortionists use ‘uterus surveillance’ against women in the #US? 
  • Curbs on civil legal aid for terrorists questioned by MPs | Law Gazette 
  • Former FIFA president Blatter, 86, and Platini, 66, start a two-week trial at #Switzerland's Federal Criminal Court in the southern city of Bellinzona, following a mammoth investigation that began in 2015 and lasted six years 
  • IBA project to probe role of lawyers as “ethical gatekeepers” - Legal Futures
  • Tesco's adverts for one of its plant-based food ranges have been banned for being misleading, adverts for Plant Chef campaign featured a woman biting into a veggie burger, along with the claim it was "better for the planet"
  • Trade mark law specialist Stobbs opens doors in Dublin | Irish Legal News 
  • A teacher wounded in a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, has criticised police as "cowards" for delaying taking action while his pupils were killed #US
  • Family solicitors welcome extension of voucher scheme | Law Gazette 
  • Veteran British freelance journalist Dom Phillips, 57, and respected Indigenous specialist Bruno Pereira, 41, went missing early Sunday while traveling by boat in #Brazil's Javari Valley, near the border with Peru, where Phillips was researching a book 
  • Bodycam footage shows officials borrowing a family's boat to chase suspected thief in Florida #US 
  • “Postcode lottery” with civil cases waiting up to 15 months for CCMCs - Legal Futures
  • Pharmacists say physical and verbal abuse against them has become unacceptably common and many now feel unsafe when at work. Police forces say they are being called out to handle pharmacy-based crimes
  • Macnabs partner Garry Sutherland becomes solicitor advocate | Scottish Legal News
  • Health and social care leadership in England will be overhauled after a review found evidence of bullying and blame cultures
  • Young shoppers risk building up debts by borrowing money to make buy now pay later repayments, Citizens Advice says. Half of 18 to 34-year-olds used different types of credit - such as credit cards or borrowing from family - to make the payments, it said
  • Legal aid report author Bellamy appointed justice minister | Law Gazette 
  • Cost of cyber insurance becoming unaffordable for some - Legal Futures 
  • Police officer mental health absences up 22 per cent | Scottish Legal News
  • Legal regulators pledge to stamp out 'non-inclusive' misconduct | Law Gazette
  • Tribunals agree to “deterrent” sanctions for sexual and racial misconduct - Legal Futures
  • Palestinian human rights lawyer to speak in Blackhall Place | Irish Legal News
  • A Manchester City fan who ran onto the pitch and taunted Aston Villa keeper Robin Olsen on the final day of the season at Etihad Stadium has received a four-year football banning order after attending Manchester Magistrates' Court
  • England: New inquiry launched to understand public perceptions of sentencing | Scottish Legal News 
  • Brenda Edwards has said her son Jamal died from cardiac arrhythmia after he took recreational drugs. The music entrepreneur, who helped launch the careers of Dave and Ed Sheeran, died in February aged 31