2nd August - Law News

Edition 3870: 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: How will China respond if the US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan this week, and could Taiwan be the next Ukraine if Xi Jinping decides to invade the country? 

Focus of the Day Article: ‘This must be stopped’: US begins court battle against publishing giants’ merger. The justice department is seeking to block the $2.2bn merger between Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster. Full story - Guardian Law

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • BCLP increases maintenance grants and vac scheme pay - also scraps grade requirements - Legal Cheek https://t.co/YxEcInUHc0
  • The very human history of defamation from the Duke d’OrlĂ©ans to Wagatha Christie - Legal Cheek https://t.co/YITqUAWKNR 
  • Kennedys continues US expansion w Aug 01, 2022
  • Bakers bumps TC numbers from 33 to 40 - Legal Cheek https://t.co/RKQFq4FFyC 
  • Dentons hires veteran Dublin disputes lawyer from McCann FitzGerald - The Global Legal Post https://t.co/vnEuYbz3ig
  • Shoosmiths and ULaw join forces to offer pro bono support to businesses and charities - Legal Cheek https://t.co/x2RBSz2AQA
  • Three British men accused of being mercenaries are to stand trial in a Russian proxy court in eastern Ukraine. John Harding, Dylan Healy, and Andrew Hill will be tried in the so-called Donetsk People's Republic https://t.co/nKwz1XXrbh 
  • Mortgage borrowing rules have been eased after the Bank of England scrapped an affordability test. The "stress test" forced lenders to calculate whether potential borrowers would be able to cope if interest rates climbed by up to 3% https://t.co/b3YG3doPKF 
  • Oligarchs using UK property to launder illegal wealth are being targeted by a new register which has come into force. Any anonymous foreign company seeking to buy UK land or property will need to reveal the true owners https://t.co/lg5jXzslAn 
  • Four teenagers should not have been jailed for eight years for conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm, a Labour MP says. The young men were convicted over social media messages discussing revenge attacks, sent three days after the death of a friend https://t.co/JW07qI4IGQ
  • A last-minute Court of Appeal hearing has ruled the withdrawal of life support for Archie Battersbee should not be postponed beyond Tuesday https://t.co/3bo2Y3RFqb
  • City pay war: Macfarlanes boosts NQ rates to £107.5k - Legal Cheek https://t.co/kUBUKm67fc 
  • Ince CEO to step down as firm reveals 'financial difficulties' - The Global Legal Post https://t.co/aWFI1gRhxG
  • Linklaters retains 47 of 51 NQ lawyers - Legal Cheek https://t.co/ovHn9gNSAT
  • Waitrose has become the latest UK supermarket to scrap best before dates on hundreds of products in an attempt to tackle food waste. It will remove the dates from nearly 500 items of fresh food - including fruit and vegetables - from September https://t.co/2imwwfgXUn
  • Ince share price plunges over 50% following stock exchange announcement - Legal Cheek https://t.co/lQRxLst7D7
  • Allow TV full access to our courtrooms and justice will truly be seen to be done https://t.co/rIhpoEp64B
  • SNP proposal for national slavery apology blasted as the lowest form of 'virtue signalling' by the political right https://t.co/5hn3RXfvCC 
  • Court-appointed expert can be named in ‘parental alienation’ case https://t.co/oSfh0pqiI5
  • Wagatha Christie: big-budget drama joins race to bring libel trial to screen https://t.co/RLVLUlXTJf 
  • TikToking future magic circle trainee documents life as ‘British uni version of Elle Woods’ - Legal Cheek https://t.co/jZ1hVGq4pN
  • Braverman orders government lawyers to offer ‘solutions’ to legal challenges https://t.co/cd5KnbQ7o9 
  • Kaplan offers new SQE assessment dates after ‘IT issue’ forced cancellations - Legal Cheek https://t.co/JqDcRZWhtD 
  • Mortgage affordability test scrapped by Bank of England https://t.co/b3YG3doPKF
  • A court of appeal hearing will take place on Monday morning in the long-running legal battle over whether to turn off life support treatment for 12-year-old Archie Battersbee https://t.co/vb1mQMir45 
  • Freshfields partner profits push past £2 million - Legal Cheek https://t.co/Egftfb4Yfc 
  • Nadine Dorries’s ‘disturbing’ tweets on Sunak condemned by Tory MPs. Culture secretary’s post portraying Sunak wielding knife at Boris Johnson denounced in light of MPs’ murders https://t.co/3zxKM6WRMi
  • Top judges use Wikipedia, research shows - Legal Cheek https://t.co/JFHWDsDqNg
  • TV cameras to film in criminal courts for first time today - Legal Cheek https://t.co/3DWSvfzCdm