6th August - Law News

Edition 3874: 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: "New fashion has started. Demoralise the investigating agencies, demoralise the country if the judgment is not in favour. Supreme Court has declared that the ED has the power to investigate people, conduct searches and even arrest citizens under the stringent provisions of PMLA," Ashwani Dubey, Supreme Court advocate, said.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • #Ukraine ‘endangers civilians’ with army bases in residential areas, says Amnesty
  • Consultation seeks views on ‘live links’ in Northern Ireland courts | Irish Legal News 
  • A judge has ordered Kevin Spacey to pay House of Cards producers $31m (£25.5m) for the costs involved in removing him from the series following sexual misconduct allegations #US 
  • The rise of the legal resource manager – part 2 - Legal Futures 
  • Leading firm closes departments and puts 100 jobs at risk | Law Gazette 
  • A retired teacher fighting extradition from South Africa has admitted abusing schoolboys in Edinburgh, according to court documents seen: broadcaster Nicky Campbell is one of a number of former pupils who have made allegations
  • Greenwich shooting: Man airlifted to hospital after armed police incident - Firearms officers responded to multiple 999 reports of a man with a firearm in Creek Road, Greenwich, at about 14:30 BST
  • A man who stabbed a burglar to death after seeing him breaking into his home via a video doorbell has been jailed. Jordan Brophy, 31, and three others targeted the home of Karl Townsend in Halewood on 29 October 2021 while he and his family were out 
  • Lawyers seek end to mixed injury damages roadblock | Law Gazette 
  • Profits at Addleshaw Goddard reach £155m | Irish Legal News 
  • SRA to reinstate annual fee for 60,000 non-practising solicitors - Legal Futures
  • OIC mixed claims: 14 months on and still no nearer the Court of Appeal - Legal Futures
  • Northern Ireland solicitors reject ‘retrograde’ UK human rights plan | Irish Legal News
  • £250 goodwill payouts for SQE fiasco | Law Gazette
  • Solicitor found in criminal contempt for "act of colossal stupidity" - Legal Futures
  • The family of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee cannot move him to a hospice for withdrawal of treatment, a High Court judge has ruled
  • Companies will be prosecuted if they continue to advertise a prescription-only hay-fever drug on social media, the UK government says. Kenalog is a steroid injection that the NHS stopped offering years ago because of the risk of serious side effects 
  • Four Vietnamese nationals who are believed to have been in a mill when it caught fire have been named by police. Officers began searching Bismark House Mill in Oldham after human remains were found by demolition workers
  • Sheriff finds death of Orkney Council employee run over by tipper lorry during roadworks to have been avoidable | Scottish Legal News
  • Magistrates' court caseload down 20% in two years | Law Gazette
  • Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered to pay $4.1m (£3.3m) in damages after falsely claiming the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax #US
  • Afghanistan refugees: Hotels and hopelessness, but opportunity too, in UK 
  • SRA eyes in-house alternative to Solicitors Indemnity Fund after u-turn - Legal Futures
  • 'We must make sure everyone learns lessons from this' | Law Gazette 
  • Quarter of lockdown fines issues in most deprived areas | Scottish Legal News 
  • City firm eschews one-off boost in favour of ‘sustained’ salary rises | Law Gazette 
  • Keir Starmer found to have breached MPs’ code of conduct over register of interests 
  • Khan faces strike off after dishonesty allegations found proven | Law Gazette
  • An independent inquiry led by a barrister is to be launched by the BBC into what it knew about the conduct of former Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood. The corporation previously acknowledged six complaints about bullying and sexual misconduct, which the DJ denies 
  • ‘Erasing our existence’: #Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill blamed for rise in attacks