18th September - Law News

Edition 3918: 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: US House Speaker Speaker Nancy Pelosi has arrived in Armenia, where a ceasefire has held after an outburst of fighting with neighbouring Azerbaijan that killed hundreds of troops from both sides.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • SRA rebuffs request to reopen board meetings to public and press | Law Gazette
  • Lawyers should have "ethical obligation" to advise on climate risks - Legal Futures
  • Matheson named Ireland’s tax firm of the year | Irish Legal News
  • Martin Browne appointed partner and head of HF Ireland | Irish Legal News
  • Which philosophical beliefs are worthy of protection from discrimination? | Scottish Legal News 
  • A manifesto for a 21st century law firm client relationship - Legal Futures
  • Crowds gathered outside the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police earlier, in a rally against racism and police brutality. It followed the killing of a 24-year-old unarmed black man, Chris Kaba, by a Met officer on 5 September
  • Duty solicitor scheme 'close to collapse', lord chancellor told | Law Gazette
  • #Saudi Arabia among three countries responsible for 88 per cent of executions | Scottish Legal News
  • An estimated 1,820 people died in the UK after being given contaminated blood transfusions between 1970 and 1991, a report has found. The authors calculated that 26,800 people - possibly more - were probably infected with hepatitis C
  • Barrister jailed for four years for rape | Law Gazette
  • SRA rejects legal press request to reopen board meetings to scrutiny - Legal Futures
  • Prisoners who have spent 10+ years in jail, have long pending appeals, should be released on bail: Supreme Court to High Courts | Bar & Bench #India
  • Idea of monarchy as symbol of duty or sacrifice ‘a lie’, says Labour’s Clive Lewis
  • A suspected gang of thieves who allegedly stole items worth €300,000 (£260,000) from first-class passengers on French trains has been captured
  • Asthmatic solicitor unfairly treated by Starling bank, tribunal rules | Law Gazette
  • Barrister jailed for four years after rape conviction - Legal Futures
  • The police watchdog will examine whether race was a factor in the fatal shooting of a black man by an officer. Chris Kaba, who was unarmed, was shot on 5 September after a pursuit that ended in south London. His family has accused the Met Police of racism
  • Everything from the gratuitous wall-to-wall media coverage to the arrest of anti-monarchy protestors and the state-sanctioned cancel culture of those who dissent has laid bare the fact that this transition is as much about coercion as consent
  • Simpson Millar apologises to clients after weeks of conveyancing chaos | Law Gazette 
  • Are #Australia’s whistleblowing laws fit for purpose? A former tax officer’s hearing may tell us
  • KCs pay tribute to Queen's 'steadfast and true public service' | Law Gazette
  • Solicitor struck off for parental consent affidavit deception - Legal Futures
  • Man detained after ‘disturbance’ at Queen’s lying in state in Westminster
  • Solicitor struck off after ‘moment of madness’ verifying forged signature | Law Gazette
  • Lakhimpur, #India family shattered by rape and murder of Dalit sisters 
  • Work piling up for in-house lawyers | Law Gazette