31st August - Law News

Edition 3899: 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: Identifying as a black Ukrainian, Eno says most of the ideas that have changed his life as a designer have come from tough times in Ukraine. As he waits to bring his machines from Kyiv, and works on new shows while navigating the unfamiliar Hungarian system, he is optimistic about the future, telling other Ukrainian refugees: 'If we had the will to withstand the Russians we also have the willpower to move and forge ahead in life.'

Focus of the Day Article: Local authority age assessments considered in R (HAM) v Brent LBC - This decision, handed down by Swift J in the High Court, concerns the requirements for fairness in local authority age assessments for asylum seekers and the correct approach to be adopted. Full story - UK Human Rights Blog

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Wholesale gas prices tumble as Europe prepares to intervene in energy markets 
  • UK law firm financial results tracker - The Global Legal Post
  • Australasian Lawyer’s annual Elite Women showcase is back to recognise women who prove that they are slowly changing the status quo #Australia
  • Paul Pogba's lawyers respond to brother's threat: The facts have been reported to the police 
  • Stewarts unveils bumper results with revenue climbing 43% to £114m - The Global Legal Post 
  • Jurors deciding whether Ryan Giggs is guilty or not have been instructed they can give a majority verdict 
  • Inventing Anna: Rachel DeLoache Williams sues Netflix for defamation
  • Why Johnny Depp follows the lawyer who was removed and not Camille who helped him win defamation case? #US 
  • Paul Weiss secures veteran litigation partner duo from Winston & Strawn in New York - The Global Legal Post 
  • A 2010 book on the British empire by the man set to be chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, shows a very different worldview to that of some of his Tory colleagues 
  • A 21-year-old who died after being stabbed at Notting Hill Carnival has been named as rapper Takayo Nembhard. Mr Nembhard, known as TKorStretch, from Bristol, was attacked in Ladbroke Grove at about 20:00 BST on Monday
  • Iran closes #Iraq borders amid Baghdad violence as Shia cleric steps down. Death toll rises after unrest following announcement of Muqtada al-Sadr’s resignation from politics 
  • Police in Liverpool have made more than 30 arrests in 24 hours as they crack down on organised crime after the fatal shooting of Olivia Pratt-Korbel. Merseyside Police said it had made 32 arrests, carried out 66 stop and searches 
  • DLA Piper hires Hausfeld’s former Brussels, Paris head Laurent Geelhand amid ongoing European antitrust push - The Global Legal Post 
  • Spat at, abused and run off the road: why do some people hate cyclists so much? 
  • Queensland author Chelsea Watego launches racial discrimination case over 2018 arrest #Australia
  • Two 16-year-old boys have died after getting into difficulty at Enagh Lough, close to Londonderry. Emergency services were called to Temple Road at about 18:30 BST on Monday 
  • Big Boys Don’t Cry review – a former abuse victim confronts his harrowing childhood


30th August - Law News

Edition 3898: 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: Pakistan is at "ground zero" of the world's extreme weather emergency, according to the country's climate minister. Floods have swept away entire villages and fields of crops, while millions are left without shelter. With dozens more deaths overnight, it's estimated more than a thousand people have died since the monster monsoons began in June.

Focus of the Day Article: Talented people from lower socio-economic backgrounds continue to face major obstacles to career progression at senior levels in the UK financial and professional services, research shows. Full story - New Law Journal

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • From crime to the courts: the biggest issues the UK’s new PM will face
  • Quinn Emanuel secures RPC's competition head in London - The Global Legal Post
  • Starting a new practice group in a BigLaw firm - Lawyers Weekly
  • CMS boosts trainee pay for second time this year and ups law school maintenance grants - Legal Cheek 
  • Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea against Truecaller app; says not court's job to ban apps | Bar & Bench #India 
  • How law fared during COVID-19 compared to other sectors - Lawyers Weekly #Australia 
  • Meet the Fuggers and their lawyers who masterminded the deal structure of the century - Legal Cheek
  • Protégé: What life after law looks like - Lawyers Weekly 
  • UK criminal justice Which laws are most commonly flouted? 
  • Deceptive (dating) by design? - Legal Cheek
  • Wilson Sonsini hires Daiichi Sankyo associate GC to boost New York life sciences bench - The Global Legal Post 
  • Promoting junior prosecutors will help clear courts backlog, says Labour. Emily Thornberry says plan will ‘get the wheels of justice turning’ as almost 350,000 cases await trial
  • The ‘pervasiveness’ of ESG across legal practice - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Clifford Chance launches mentorship programme for aspiring lawyers in Singapore - Legal Cheek
  • Palestinians facing mass eviction in the West Bank The Palestinians facing mass eviction in the West Bank: Fears are mounting among more than a thousand Palestinians that #Israel’s army will soon force them to leave their homes in the occupied West Bank 
  • Gibraltar can officially call itself a city, 180 years after it was first granted the status by Queen Victoria. The British overseas territory had bid to become a city earlier this year as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
  • Shine Lawyers’ holding company reports 22% net profit increase - Lawyers Weekly #Australia 
  • Hundreds of people are stranded across the river in the Manoor valley of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province after a flash flood hit the region on Friday, destroying at least 10 bridges and dozens of buildings 
  • Have I Got News For You slammed for ‘insulting’ strike gag - Legal Cheek
  • Criminal barristers vote in favour of full-blown strike as row over legal aid fees escalates - Legal Cheek


29th August - Law News

Edition 3897: 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 fifth effort to pass a global agreement to protect the world's oceans and marine life has failed. Talks to pass the UN High Seas Treaty had been ongoing for two weeks in New York, but governments could not agree on the terms. Despite international waters representing nearly two-thirds of the world's oceans, only 1.2% is protected. Environmental campaigners have called it a "missed opportunity". The last international agreement on ocean protection was signed 40 years ago in 1982 - the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • BIICL—Autumn 2022 training programme | NLJ
  • A man who tortured his baby has had his automatic release from prison placed on hold under new powers to protect the public from dangerous offenders. Tony Hudgell, now seven, was badly abused by his birth parents Anthony Smith and Jody Simpson
  • The SQE: one year on - Legal Cheek 
  • The in-house legal team at telecoms giant Vodafone UK has pioneered a ‘Greener Litigation’ initiative aimed at encouraging corporate counsel to reduce the environmental impact of litigation| NLJ 
  • Hotel quarantine class action given go-ahead in Victoria - Lawyers Weekly #Australia 
  • Clifford Chance becomes UK's largest TC provider with 110 - Legal Cheek
  • I earned £7k more as a barista, says criminal barrister - Legal Cheek 
  • Slater & Gordon’s net profit fell 85% in FY22, but “strong” turnaround offers hope for FY23 - Lawyers Weekly 
  • Over three quarters of students pass SQE2 - Legal Cheek 
  • Sustainability and what it means to law firms - Legal Cheek 
  • London-based Bishop & Sewell has become the latest law firm to launched an ESG (environmental, social and governance) advisory group to assist the firm and its clients | NLJ
  • UK fast fashion staff deprived of pay by jobs agency: Observer investigation of firm supplying workers for Boohoo, PrettyLittleThing and other major brands uncovers cases where it withheld wages 
  • #Pakistan is appealing for further international assistance as floods devastate the country, leaving people searching for higher, drier ground
  • Virginia Bell to lead inquiry into Morrison’s secret ministries - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data breach lawsuit ends in 11th hour settlement: Dramatic move shows Mark Zuckerberg ‘desperate to avoid being questioned over cover-up’, says Observer journalist who exposed scandal 
  • Fieldfisher ups London NQ lawyer pay to £92k - Legal Cheek
  • The Home Office is launching a ‘scale-up’ visa route next week to help businesses recruit highly skilled employees | NLJ 
  • Henry Hendron appears in court on drugs charges - Legal Cheek 
  • Billionaire closes main road in South Kensington for gardening work: Ivy owner Richard Caring wins council permission to close part of Onslow Square, a busy ambulance and bus route, for two weeks


28th August - Law News

Edition 3896: 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: Conflict and drought have left more than five million people in Chad desperately short of food. The government has declared a food emergency, in the hope other countries will deliver aid. However, aid has been slow to arrive. 

Saturday Conversations on Law


27th August - Law News

Edition 3895: 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: Facing the threat of disqualification from the Indian state assembly of Jharkhand, Chief Minister Hemant Soren and his ally Congress are planning to shift MLAs to resorts - the standard tactic of  attempts of poaching and bringing down governments. In 2016 when the ruling party of India, BJP tried to sell off ancient land so adivashi owned historical forrests could be bulldozed into land making factories and roads, Soren as the opposition leader had stood by the side of minority rights. 

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Second man arrested on suspicion of murdering Liverpool girl Olivia Pratt-Korbel 
  • Imran Khan: what do terrorism charges signify for former #Pakistan PM?
  • Sceptical crime lawyers lambast Raab's plan to "extend" higher rights - Legal Futures
  • Rise in Albanian asylum seekers may be down to criminal gangs - Albanian gangs controlling UK drugs trade offer minibus trip and Channel crossing for £4,000 on TikTok
  • There is little evidence of bullying, discrimination and harassment on Bar training courses, students have reported as part of Bar Standards Board (BSB) research into equality and diversity (E&D) at the vocational stage of training - Legal Futures 
  • Lawyers who engaged the enemy more closely | Law Gazette 
  • ‘It gives me peace’: house legends Larry Heard and Robert Owens on winning their Trax legal battle 
  • Lily Sullivan: Murderer Lewis Haines jailed minimum 23 years - Lewis Haines, 31, of Flemish Court, Lamphey, Pembrokeshire, had admitted murdering Lily Sullivan, 18, but claimed it was not sexually motivated
  • Police investigating the fatal shooting of Olivia Platt-Korbel have released an image of the car believed to have taken the intended target to hospital 
  • Oklahoma man executed after Republican governor denies clemency - James Coddington, 50, convicted of 1997 killing, given lethal injection at state penitentiary after parole plea falls on deaf ears
  • Holding big corporations to account – lessons from BHP v Mariana - Legal Futures 
  • Ince raises £9.5m to stave off ‘financial difficulties’ | Law Gazette
  • Energy firms refusing to supply small UK businesses over bankruptcy fears - Hospitality sector in particular is finding it hard to renew contracts, with some asked for £10,000 deposit 
  • Climate change: #Russia burns off gas as Europe's energy bills rocket - Scientists are concerned about the large volumes of carbon dioxide and soot it is creating, which could exacerbate the melting of Arctic ice
  • ‘Orwellian’ government unit accused of blocking FoI requests to be replaced 
  • UN rights chief under ‘tremendous pressure’ over Xinjiang report. Michelle Bachelet says she has faced pressure ‘to publish or not to publish’ report on the human rights situation in #China’s Xinjiang region
  • #Spain passes ‘only yes means yes’ sexual consent law - Legislation that says consent cannot be assumed by default or silence was drawn up after ‘wolf pack’ case 
  • A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a nine-year-old girl was fatally shot in her own home. Olivia Pratt-Korbel was hit in the chest as her mother struggled with a gunman at the door of their house in Dovecot, Liverpool 
  • 'Historic moment': results day for first candidates to sit SQE2 | Law Gazette
  • The High Court has struck out a “vexatious” and “abusive” fraud claim by a litigant in person, seeking £160,000 in damages from a solicitor over a 17-year-old property dispute - Legal Futures 
  • Kenyan tribes launch £168bn case against UK in European Court of Human Rights | Scottish Legal News 
  • More advocacy rights? Solicitors 'already stretched to breaking point' | Law Gazette 
  • Biggest conveyancing firms grab market share as 'dabblers' start to exit - Legal Futures
  • Irish lawyer Maree Gallagher appointed president of British Irish Chamber of Commerce | Irish Legal News
  • Burness Paull staff to receive bonus after firm records £36m profits | Scottish Legal News 
  • An #Israeli minister wants Netzah Yehuda, a special unit of ultra-Orthodox Jewish soldiers, to be disbanded after a video posted online showed them beating two Palestinians in the occupied West Bank
  • ‘Only interested in her own career’: Liz Truss fans prove elusive in constituency town - Interview with health secretary interrupted by woman who accuses him of ‘doing nothing’ about ambulance waits
  • Royal Mail: 115,000 postal workers walk out on Friday - It is the first of four days of industrial action, with walkouts also taking place on 31 August and 8 and 9 September
  • Millions prepare for huge rise in energy bills - That annual bill is predicted to soar to more than £3,500, leaving many struggling or unable to pay 
  • Woman confronts Steve Barclay on NHS outside hospital - Interview with health secretary interrupted by woman who accuses him of ‘doing nothing’ about ambulance waits


26th August - Law News

Edition 3894: 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 US federal judge ordered the Justice Department to release a redacted version of the Mar-a-Lago search warrant affidavit by noon on Friday

Focus of the Day Article: Global law firms boosted UK productivity during pandemic, study finds. Double-digit increase in hours worked achieved by workforce that grew only marginally. Full story - The Global Legal Post

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Bar strike: More solicitors could be granted advocacy rights | Law Gazette 
  • Funds lawyer Siobhan Moloney appointed chair of GemCap Investment Funds | Irish Legal News 
  • Call to arms for firms to enforce veterans’ rights | Law Gazette 
  • Chaos as bail and adjournment applications flood Crown court | Law Gazette 
  • Oil firm Rockhopper wins £210m payout after being banned from drilling 
  • Panel warns on impact of “seismic” change to complaint time-limits - Legal Futures 
  • Hundreds of drug driving prosecutions abandoned due to forensic delays | Scottish Legal News 
  • William Fry congratulates winners at Irish Junior Lawn Tennis Championship | Irish Legal News 
  • The International Bar Association has condemned the arrest and pre-trial detention of Russian lawyer Dmitry Talantov, president of the Bar Association of the Republic of Udmurtia | Law Gazette 
  • Court throws out £1.3m claim against City firm over service failure - Legal Futures
  • Ex-Pinsent Masons employee banned over ‘offensive’ messages | Law Gazette
  • Emily Maitlis says ‘active Tory party agent’ shaping BBC news output. Former Newsnight presenter says former No 10 communications chief Sir Robbie Gibb on board acting as ‘arbiter of impartiality’
  • Cleaver Fulton Rankin welcomes four trainee solicitors | Irish Legal News 
  • Former law centre chief Gary Lee joins wards of court office | Irish Legal News 
  • Californian legislators bid to crush any ambitions to allow ABSs - Legal Futures
  • SRA to issue guidance on ‘without prejudice’ pre-action letters | Law Gazette 
  • Usain Bolt files trade mark application for victory pose | Scottish Legal News 
  • SRA set to curb litigators' use of 'private and confidential' letters - Legal Futures
  • British Sikh activist ‘tortured in India after tip-off from UK intelligence’. Lawyers for Jagtar Singh Johal say he was given electric shocks after unlawful arrest in Punjab in 2017
  • Google change reduces airline emissions calculations 
  • A man targeted by a gunman in the shooting that killed nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel is due to face further questioning about her murder. Olivia was shot as her mother struggled with two men, one with a gun, at her home in Liverpool on Monday night
  • A record label has cut ties with an AI rapper after criticism it contained racial stereotypes, including repeated use of the N-word
  • Anti-social behaviour injunctions are a great unknown | Law Gazette 
  • Footballer Benjamin Mendy tried to "debate" a woman into having sex after getting her alone at a gathering at his mansion, a court has heard. In a police interview played to Chester Crown Court, the woman alleged she was raped by the 28-year-old July 2021


25th August - Law News

Edition 3893: 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: About 300 home owners have been left with unfinished houses after a Queensland residential construction company collapsed, owing about $14 million

Focus of the Day Article: Lord chancellor Dominic Raab has rejected criticisms of the proposed Bill of Rights from seven United Nations human rights experts, saying they are based on a 'flawed understanding'. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Breaking the taboo: more firms need to talk about fertility | Law Gazette 
  • Classified records: 700 pages retrieved at Trump home in January #US 
  • Solicitors 'cannot strike but they'll continue to quit' over legal aid | Law Gazette 
  • Your ultimate guide to the UK’s International Data Transfer Agreement (IDTA) 
  • Best of the blogs - 13 August 2022 | Law Gazette
  • Firm goes for partnership model for first time in its history | Law Gazette 
  • SRA plans huge increase in fines for misconduct by wealthy solicitors - Legal Futures 
  • A new police officer is at risk of dismissal after a disciplinary panel found she had urinated in a clothes shop fitting room while drunk off-duty. PC Amelia Shearer of Cleveland Police wept after being found guilty 
  • Justice should be colour blind. So why is it served for Ukraine but not the Congolese? #DRC Guardian
  • Raab rejects ‘flawed’ UN criticism of Bill of Rights | Law Gazette 
  • Barrister’s witness statement transcription tool trained in legal English - Legal Futures 
  • A man who was targeted by a gunman in a shooting which left a young girl dead has been arrested and will be questioned over the killing. Nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel was shot as her mother struggled with two me 
  • Former #US police officer pleads guilty to Breonna Taylor cover-up 
  • Stewarts’ partner profits almost double to £2.74m | Law Gazette 
  • Solicitor rebuked for offering invalid document certification services - Legal Futures 
  • Attack on bar strike is a smokescreen for energy crisis, says Labour | Law Gazette 
  • Criminal bar 'holding justice to ransom' - lord chancellor | Law Gazette
  • Scott Morrison’s secret ministries ‘fundamentally undermined’ responsible government, advice shows #Australia 
  • City firm sees off £1.3m negligence claim form | Law Gazette 
  • Multi-billion-pound class actions target video games and cryptocurrency - Legal Futures
  • Mother in law: How the pandemic changed us | Law Gazette