1st September - Law News

Edition 3900: 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: Hints and Tips for effective advocacy from the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority)

Focus of the Day Article: Decisions to suspend solicitors by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) or Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) should stay in the public domain for three years after they return to work, the Legal Services Consumer Panel (LSCP) has said. Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • EU foreign ministers agree to suspend visa travel deal with #Russia 
  • Competition law still isn’t up to the job | Law Gazette 
  • Irish lawyers acting for European judges in lawsuit over EU decision on Poland | Irish Legal News 
  • Settlement close? Criminal bar chief delivers farewell message | Law Gazette 
  • Professor Ursula Kilkelly to take up visiting position at Leiden Law School | Irish Legal News 
  • Veteran solicitor who neglected probate files was incompetent, SDT rules | Law Gazette 
  • Nourah al-Qahtani, a #Saudi woman jailed for 45 years for social media posts
  • Labour urges immediate rights extension for associate prosecutors - Legal Futures
  • The jury in the trial of former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs has been discharged after failing to reach verdicts on any of the charges. The 48-year-old denied headbutting ex-partner Kate Greville, 38, during a row at his home in November 2020
  • Rwanda asylum deal not legally binding: Law Society | Law Gazette 
  • Juries should be told to ignore body language, academics argue | Irish Legal News 
  • 'A force of nature': Tributes flood in for 'superb' Kennedys partner | Law Gazette 
  • In-house lawyers “should add regulatory rules to employment contracts” - Legal Futures 
  • Paralegals and postponements: Crown courts plough on | Law Gazette 
  • Fishermen in north-east England have begun a legal campaign over the deaths of thousands of shellfish last year. They fear the deaths were linked to the release of the chemical pyridine as a result of dredging 
  • Ankle tags and 24/7 surveillance – this is how the UK treats new migrants - The government’s need to be seen as tough on immigration is driving the Rwanda plan and GPS monitoring – but at what cost? 
  • US fossil fuel firm sues insurer for refusing to cover climate lawsuit 
  • The father of a 15-year-old girl waiting two years for her rape trial, has spoken of the devastating impact of court delays. The latest, further delay of nine more months, is because a suitable judge could not be found to hear the case 
  • The OIC effect? Number and value of motor fraud claims fall - Legal Futures 
  • Unilever's advert for one of its laundry detergents, Persil, has been banned for being misleading about its environmental benefits. The television advert said Persil was "kinder to our planet", and featured children picking up litter on a beach
  • Travers Smith’s PEP falls 10% as income rises | Law Gazette 
  • The Home Secretary should use their powers to reform "failing" police forces and replace the chief constable if necessary, a report has found 
  • Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet leader who ended cold war, dies aged 91 #Russia 
  • SRA: Expected spike in claims over dubious schemes has not happened - Legal Futures 
  • Four anti-vaccine protesters sentenced for threatening BBC’s Nick Watt 
  • Labour must stand shoulder to shoulder with the criminal bar | Law Gazette 
  • Shamima Begum, who fled the UK and joined the Islamic State group, was smuggled into Syria by an intelligence agent for Canada. Files seen claimed to have shared Ms Begum's passport details with Canada, and smuggled other Britons to fight for IS
  • Conveyancer checklist to reduce lease application errors | Law Gazette 
  • Top-50 financial results table 2022: updated live | Law Gazette
  • A former Scottish council leader has been charged in connection with an alleged romance fraud. East Dunbartonshire councillor, Andrew Polson, 50, was previously named in a separate civil court action by a woman who claimed he had breached her trust