15th September - Law News

Edition 3915: 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: In a defamation case, the former Australian federal MP Andrew Laming has received an apology from Nine News in Federal Court over allegations aired in a TV story last year.

Focus of the Day Article: A Southampton firm will lose out on three months’ duty solicitor work due to government ‘bureaucracy’ that could have devastating consequences – and it is not alone. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Prince Andrew joins Queen procession amid concern over stand-in role: Position as counsellor of state under scrutiny as fresh reports about Jeffrey Epstein scandal emerge
  • Parents were unfairly denied lawyer at dying baby hearing | Law Gazette
  • Britain likes to consider itself the cradle of free speech – until someone heckles Prince Andrew 
  • Baker McKenzie ‘parting ways’ with top UAE lawyer over tweets | Law Gazette 
  • Parents of dying baby "should have had adjournment" after lawyers withdrew - Legal Futures
  • Gateley continues unchecked growth with positive figures | Law Gazette 
  • Ukraine war: Accounts of #Russian torture emerge in liberated areas
  • 'Rocket fuel' consolidator buys one firm and seeks more | Law Gazette 
  • LawCare urges SRA to consider wellbeing of those facing disciplinary action - Legal Futures
  • Will budgeting survive latest costs review? | Law Gazette
  • Kenneth Starr, the prosecutor whose investigation led to President Bill Clinton's impeachment, has died at the age of 76, his family says. Starr, a former judge and #US solicitor general, died at a Houston hospital on Tuesday of complications from surgery
  • Another Black man has died at the hands of the Met police. When will this stop?
  • Gay rights group was set up ‘to promote transphobic activity’, court told. Claim comes in appeal by trans rights charity against decision to give LGB Alliance charitable status
  • Lord chancellor postpones meeting with criminal bar chiefs | Law Gazette 
  • Hibernian Law Journal appoints Joshua Kieran-Glennon as editor-in-chief | Irish Legal News 
  • #US teenager who stabbed her alleged rapist to death has been sentenced by an Iowa court to five years' probation. Pieper Lewis, 17, was also ordered to pay $150,000 (£130,350) to Zachary Brooks' family over his murder in 2020. She was 15 at the time 
  • Listed legal business: strong results, a conflict of interest and acquisitions - Legal Futures 
  • Womble Bond Dickinson adds Wilmer & Lee partner trio as it opens in Huntsville, US - The Global Legal Post
  • PE-backed conveyancer puts acquisitions on hold - Legal Futures 
  • EU countries told to scrutinise Russian visa applications for security risks | Scottish Legal News 
  • Duty rota omissions 'devastating' for firms | Law Gazette 
  • Top-50 financial results table 2022: updated live | Law Gazette 
  • GSK Stockmann adds Luther London head for City launch - The Global Legal Post
  • Money matters – and crime doesn’t pay | Law Gazette