14th September - Law News

Edition 3914: 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: Unbundling is when tasks that make up a legal service are taken on by the client rather than the law firm completing the whole process. For example, the client might complete some forms themselves or attend a court hearing without representation. The SRA recently ran a six-month unbundling pilot in family law to understand the potential benefits, disadvantages and risks, as well as the barriers firms face in offering unbundled services.

Focus of the Day Article: A barrister has been reprimanded for allowing a Twitter account with which he was associated to send “inappropriate and offensive” tweets to a colleague at the same chambers. Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Will budgeting survive latest costs review? | Law Gazette
  • First fully automated matter heralds new approach to remortgage work - Legal Futures 
  • UK authorities protected Prince Andrew from US Epstein investigation, book says
  • Center Parcs backtracks over eviction of holidaymakers for Queen’s funeral
  • King Charles’s staff given redundancy notice during church service for Queen
  • ‘We are still stuck with many women leaving the profession early’ - The Global Legal Post
  • Criminal bar demonstrations cancelled - but strike continues | Law Gazette
  • Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has been found not guilty of one count of rape on the direction of the judge at his trial
  • Tech lawyer Peter Bolger joins EY Law Ireland as partner | Irish Legal News
  • How to create a brand for your new law firm and attract clients - Legal Futures
  • TLT secures licence for first ever rum distillery on Islay | Scottish Legal News
  • Litigation funder likely to lose £5m after shock court defeat | Law Gazette
  • First Northern Ireland appeals over Post Office convictions now before court | Irish Legal News
  • Barrister fined over Twitter abuse of chambers colleague | Law Gazette
  • Sara Phelan SC takes reins of new Bar Council | Irish Legal News
  • Solicitor admits propping up firm with legal aid payments | Law Gazette 
  • Litigation funder's share price slumps after adverse High Court ruling - Legal Futures
  • Lawyers at proclamation of the King | Scottish Legal News
  • After eight years under the ultra right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, data shows that crimes against women in #India remain unabated
  • SFO disclosure reviews cost nearly £450,000 | Law Gazette
  • An activist in #Thailand has been jailed for two years after a court found she insulted the monarchy by dressing like the Thai queen. Jatuporn 'New' Saeoueng, 25, wore a pink dress at a political demonstration in Bangkok in 2020
  • MAPD starts acquisition push with North-West law firm - Legal Futures 
  • Ince’s ex-chief removed as director over possible ‘conflict of interest’ | Law Gazette 
  • Helen McEntee to address legal conference on national security oversight | Irish Legal News
  • Legal sector continued to grow in July | Law Gazette
  • Rich households will receive twice as much support aimed at reducing the cost of living than poorer households next year
  • The arrests of anti-monarchy protesters after the death of Queen Elizabeth II are "deeply concerning", free-speech campaigners have said. Police in Scotland have arrested two people in recent days citing 'breaches in peace'
  • Barrister reprimanded for "offensive" tweets aimed at colleague - Legal Futures
  • It seems from the TV and newspapers that we are not allowed to speak about anything other than the change of epoch from Elizabeth ll to Charles lll, and so I will comply | Law Gazette
  • Twitter Data Has Revealed A Coordinated Campaign Of Hate Against Meghan Markle. A concentrated set of users drive 70% of the hate content targeting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, an analysis found