4th August - Law News

Edition 3872: 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 Chinese state-owned CCTV firm with one million cameras in the UK

Focus of the Day Article: A solicitor “duped” into paying over £1.2m in sale proceeds to third parties in what turned out to be property frauds has failed in his appeal against being struck off. Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Clive Palmer and Mark McGowan ordered to pay damages to each other in defamation case #Australia
  • Former Met Police chief Dame Cressida Dick may have breached professional standards relating to the murder of a private detective. Daniel Morgan was found in the car park of the Golden Lion pub, south London, with an axe in his head in 1987 
  • Alex Jones concedes Sandy Hook school shooting was '100% real' - The parents of a child killed in the shooting are seeking at least $150m (£123m) in a defamation trial brought against the prominent radio host #US 
  • The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has refused an application from Archie Battersbee's parents to postpone the withdrawal of his life support
  • Solicitors could be jailed for new property register failures - Legal Futures
  • Litigation funding “explosion” driving class actions across Europe - Legal Futures 
  • Archie Battersbee: mother says life support to be removed at 11am Wednesday | The Guardian
  • AG tells government lawyers to be more like those in private practice - Legal Futures
  • Kent and Sussex hosepipe ban announced from 12 August - The measure affects at least one million people, and rule-breakers could be hit with a £1,000 fine
  • Third murder arrest over missing student nurse - Owami Davies, 24, left her family home in Grays, Essex, and was last seen in West Croydon on 7 July 
  • ‘Vexatious’ contempt bid against protest solicitor thrown out by judge | Law Gazette
  • "Uneconomic": NAH stops accepting tariff-only whiplash claims - Legal Futures
  • "Duped" solicitor fails in challenge to strike-off - Legal Futures
  • Exam operator announces refunds for SQE fiasco | Law Gazette
  • Barristers should avoid “supportive” comments after winning cases - Legal Futures
  • High Court upholds ruling that $3m CFA is unforceable - Legal Futures 
  • Why law firms need to raise staff awareness of the menopause - Legal Futures
  • Tenants whose bills are included in their rent could miss out on the government's £400 energy rebate because it is paid to their landlord, warn charities
  • England: Legal Ombudsman rubbished by public as wait times reach two years | Scottish Legal News
  • Judge throws out ‘frivolous’ case by UK puppy farm firm against lawyer 
  • Solicitor ‘duped’ by fraudster clients loses appeal against ban | Law Gazette
  • Soophia Khan’s strike out application refused by SDT | Law Gazette 
  • High Court upholds ruling that $3m CFA is unforceable - Legal Futures 
  • Carole Packman murder: Parole dates given to paper before family 
  • Tory leadership contest ballot papers delayed over security fears
  • Cases like Archie Battersbee’s rely on complex ethical decisions. This is how they’re made
  • Justin Welby ‘affirms validity’ of 1998 gay sex is sin declaration n 
  • Archie Battersbee: mother says life support to be removed at 11am Wednesday | The Guardian 
  • Gillespie Macandrew appoints legal heavyweight Michael Shaw as chair | Scottish Legal News
  • Dr Bitcoin awarded £1 after 'deliberately false' libel evidence | Law Gazette
  • Rapper Pa Salieu says he has been removed from the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony after failing a background check. He was convicted in March of possessing a bottle as an offensive weapon during a brawl which saw his friend stabbed to death 
  • Thousands of small firms go bust owing millions in bounce back Covid loans