16th September - Law News

Edition 3916: 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: An attorney hired by Alex Jones to testify for Free Speech Systems, Brittany Paz, gave hours of testimony about Jones' Infowars Show, admitting that false statements were made about the Sandy Hook shooting for money. A Connecticut jury is now determining how much money Jones and his company must pay in damages to the families affected and an FBI agent who responded to the school massacre in the US

Focus of the Day Article: In-house teams face twin challenge of increased workloads and managing risk, survey finds. More than two-thirds of legal leaders say tackling risk is a top strategic priority - The Global Legal Post

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • LGB Alliance co-founder breaks down in court when asked to define ‘lesbian’: Court case over organisation’s charitable status brought by trans rights group is adjourned after exchange 
  • Court denies claimant chance to recover deductions made by PI firm | Law Gazette 
  • Scottish legislators have no ‘reasonable excuse’ to ignore basic tenets of the rule of law | Scottish Legal News 
  • #NewZealand bodies in suitcase: Woman arrested in S Korea over children's deaths
  • Unbundling has potential to improve access to justice - and clients - Legal Futures
  • Former Wales rugby union captain and legendary broadcaster and commentator Eddie Butler has died at the age of 65. After rising to prominence with club side Pontypool, Butler played 16 times for Wales 
  • SRA confirms indemnity fund replacement | Law Gazette 
  • Lord Wallace of Tankerness pays tribute to the Queen | Scottish Legal News
  • EU to impose regulation and fee caps on litigation funders | Law Gazette
  • New listing system in Supreme Court leaves little time to take up final disposal matters: Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul bench | Bar & Bench #India 
  • What’s the lifespan of your law firm’s brand? - Legal Futures
  • Chris Kaba family to be shown police video of events that lead to his killing - IPOC watchdog insists review of evidence led it to investigate firearms officer for homicide 
  • Legal aid solicitor fined for using disbursement money to pay staff | Law Gazette 
  • Paul Pogba’s brother Mathias reportedly in police custody amid extortion claims
  • PI market consolidates as big firms take large market share - Legal Futures 
  • #France must rethink case of IS-linked women refused re-entry, rules ECHR 
  • Police take to rooftops and manholes ahead of funeral for massive security operation
  • Billionaire boss of fashion retailer Patagonia gives company away - Yvon Chouinard said that under a new ownership structure, any profit not reinvested in running the business would go to fighting climate change
  • Funeral bank holiday will affect 'very small number' of completions | Law Gazette
  • R&B star R. Kelly has been found guilty of child sexual abuse in his second federal trial. The jury convicted the 55-year-old on six out of 13 counts after a four-week case in his hometown of Chicago #US
  • The Treasury is considering removing a cap on bankers' bonuses as part of a post-Brexit shake-up of City rules: City bosses have long complained about the EU-wide bonus rules which cap bonuses at twice an employee's salary
  • ‘Lie of gender identity’ spurred founding of LGB Alliance, court told. Co-founder says group offended by ‘redefinition’ of homosexuality as she defends charity against accusation of anti-trans agenda 
  • SRA: Sudden spike in number of law firms facing financial difficulties - Legal Futures 
  • France must rethink case of IS-linked women refused re-entry, rules ECHR 
  • Digby Brown welcomes new trainees | Scottish Legal News 
  • Ireland for Law delegation promoting Irish legal services in New York | Irish Legal News
  • Kwasi Kwarteng sacking Tom Scholar marks ‘shift away from impartial advice’ 
  • Irish lawyer helping to develop plan for Pakistan courts backlog | Irish Legal News