11th September - Law News

Edition 3911: 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 30,000 refugees from the Ivory Coast living in Liberia have returned to their home country. The United Nations refugee agency calls it a success. However, the Liberian Refugee Repatriation Resettlement Commission says many others are refusing to return home, abandoning their Ivorian citizenship to become Liberians. 

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • What does ESG mean for disputes lawyers? - Legal Cheek 
  • Remembering Queen Elizabeth II in Zimbabwe - Some #Zimbabweans criticise the late monarch for failing to ‘promote the interests of Africans in the colonial era' 
  • The family of a London rapper shot dead by an armed Metropolitan Police officer in south London on Monday have called for the firearms officer to be "immediately suspended"
  • Elisabeth Davies has been re-appointed as chair of the Office for Legal Complaints (OLC) for a second term of office, the Legal Services Board (LSB) has announced | NLJ
  • EY partners to vote on break-up after bosses approve split | Irish Legal News
  • PEXA makes statement by buying property law firm Optima from Capita - Legal Futures
  • The arrest and pre-trial detention of Russian lawyer, Dmitry Talantov, president of the Bar Association of the Republic of Udmurtia, has been condemned by the International Bar Association (IBA) | NLJ
  • Opinion: Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry – Focus on further and higher education | Scottish Legal News
  • Mason Hayes & Curran names David McGovern as head of aviation and asset finance | Irish Legal News
  • National law firm sets validated science-based net zero target for 2040 - Legal Futures
  • Speech therapists in #HongKong jailed for 19 months after being found guilty of publishing "seditious" children's books. #China interpreted the books - about sheep trying to hold back wolves from their village - as referring to Hong Kong's independence
  • Northern Ireland barristers welcome U-turn on human rights | Irish Legal News
  • A bank holiday across the UK has been approved by King Charles III for the day of the funeral of his mother Queen Elizabeth II, although the date remains undetermined 
  • Senior MPs take oath of allegiance to King Charles although "There is no procedural requirement to do so." as declared by Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle
  • Employment Lawyers' Association Chair charts year ahead for employment lawyers | New Law Journal
  • Property investor accused of shutting down criticism over £10,000 courses
  • Hostile foreign powers “could flood OIC with fraudulent claims” - Legal Futures
  • European nature conservation laws remain enforceable against the Environment Agency, despite the UK having left the EU, the High Court has held in a landmark case | NLJ
  • The task of simplifying the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) is ‘a mammoth task and expected to take quite some time | NLJ
  • Ginni Thomas’s links to anti-abortion groups who lobbied to overturn Roe #US 
  • A sharp rise in gun violence and gang crime has become a leading issue in what #Sweden's media have described as one of the ugliest election campaigns in history
  • How to create a disaster recovery plan for your law firm - Legal Futures 
  • Conveyancing teams could save themselves ‘days, weeks or even months’ by embracing technology, research by lawtech company InfoTrack suggests | NLJ
  • Chris Miller to join Black Chambers | Scottish Legal News
  • Barristers accuse ministers of rushing release of pre-recorded video evidence
  • Legal profession pays tribute to the Queen as QCs become KCs - Legal Futures
  • Barristers accuse ministers of rushing release of pre-recorded video evidence
  • Duchy of Cornwall estate worth £1bn passes to Prince William
  • Will there be a bank holiday for Queen’s funeral?