19th September - Law News

Edition 3919: 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: The Commons Speaker is understood to have refused a request to allow a Chinese delegation to attend the Queen's lying in state. The move is in retaliation for China's sanctions against British parliamentarians who have accused China of mistreating Uighur Muslims.  The row means China may stay away from Monday's state funeral, which will be packed with the world's leaders. Their attendance is a measure of how the late Queen's influence extended far beyond the Commonwealth and her dwindling number of realms. 

Focus of the Day Article: After days of lying-in-state, the body of the late Queen Elizabeth II will begin its final journey on Monday morning as part of a grand state funeral - first to Westminster Abbey, for a religious service in front of a congregation of thousands, and then on to Windsor Castle for a more intimate committal service and, finally, a private burial. Full story - The BBC

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • The Boutique Lawyer Show: Building a business in a burgeoning regional hub - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • A day in the life of a crypto lawyer - Legal Cheek
  • General counsels must be able to demonstrate and drive value to their business - Lawyers Weekly
  • The Weekly Round-up: Bill of Rights halted, Rwanda defence revealed, and inter-charity disputes - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Deterred from justice: The criminal bar’s darkest hour - Legal Cheek
  • DLA Piper, Skadden, Kirkland advise on GIC and Oak Street’s $14bn STORE Capital purchase - The Global Legal Post
  • The implications of quantum computing and the law - Lawyers Weekly 
  • Top City firms must do more to avoid climate 'catastrophe' - Legal Cheek
  • ‘Everyone’s been excluded, whether it was not being picked for the football team... or not being in a meeting at work' - The Global Legal Post
  • Ukraine war-grave sites prompt calls for tribunal over #Russian killings 
  • Courts and tribunals will close during HM The Queen’s State Funeral on 19 September, which has been declared a national bank holiday | NLJ
  • Not days, but years gone by: Supreme Court will not register 13,147 diary items with uncured defects since 2014 | Bar & Bench #India
  • Keystone Law's H1 profits dip despite 9% revenue rise as Covid restrictions and associated cost savings end - The Global Legal Post
  • Diversity and wellbeing — a Magic Circle firm’s perspective - Legal Cheek
  • Lawyers urged to warn clients when deals could undermine climate change targets - The Global Legal Post
  • People who wish to view Queen Elizabeth II's lying-in-state have been told it is too late to set off now to see it
  • The Criminal Law Solicitors Association (CLSA) has published an open letter to the new Justice Secretary, Brandon Lewis, pleading for action on the crisis facing duty solicitors | NLJ 
  • Property Rights, Crypto Tokens and Digital Assets: 8 Predictions - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Jacob Rees-Mogg’s imperial measurements consultation ‘biased’ after no option given to say no - ‘It’s a nonsense’: government facing claims of manipulating questions to get desired result from survey on ‘Brexit bonus’
  • Mathias Pogba has been charged and detained over an alleged plot to extort money from his brother Paul, the #France and Juventus midfielder 
  • A 28-year-old man has been charged with a public order offence after allegedly leaving the queue of mourners to approach the Queen's coffin on Friday
  • A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection with the stabbing of two police officers in central London on Friday
  • Police call for calm amid Leicester disorder & community protest: "We are aware of a video circulating showing a man pulling down a flag outside a religious building on Melton Road Leicester 
  • Barrister who raped woman he met on Tinder jailed for four years - Legal Cheek 
  • Lawyers should have to warn clients about environmental damage, say campaigners | Law Gazette
  • Ebay removes listings for Queen’s lying in state wristbands selling for up to £70k
  • Applications now open for Legal Cheek's October UK Virtual Law Fair 2022 - Legal Cheek 
  • Telford taxi driver who murdered family in fire refused parole again - Azhar Ali Mehmood, then 26, killed 16-year-old Lucy Lowe, the mother of his child, as well as her 17-year-old sister and mother Eileen Linda Lowe, 49
  • Plan to tackle Garda corruption published | Irish Legal News