2nd September - Law News

Edition 3901: 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: How to improve your advocacy - tips from the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority)

Focus of the Day Article: DDisputed elections in Africa and the role of courts. The involvement of courts in electoral disputes has emerged as an increasingly common phenomenon in Africa. Full story - The Global Legal Post

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Donald Trump says he plans to pardon US Capitol attack participants if elected: ‘I mean full pardons with an apology to many,’ says former president as January 6 rioter sentenced to 10 years for assault #US
  • Society ‘in principle’ backs SRA-run SIF replacement | Law Gazette
  • House of Zana boutique owner celebrates trademark win against Zara
  • Kennedys boosts NQ pay by 60% | Law Gazette
  • CILEX private client firm becomes first to transfer to SRA - Legal Futures
  • Motor fraud declining - but cost of living crisis stokes concerns | Law Gazette
  • Former Capsticks boss admits unwanted sexual advances | Law Gazette 
  • Pundit Gary Neville is to be referred to the Attorney General for a social media post he made during his ex-Manchester United team-mate Ryan Giggs' domestic violence trial. Judge Hilary Manley, has referred it as a possible case of contempt of court
  • CCTV footage of the gunman fleeing after the fatal shooting of Olivia Pratt-Korbel has been released. Merseyside Police revealed the shooter used two guns in the attack that killed the nine-year-old
  • Court rejects firms' claims for cracked trial fees | Law Gazette
  • Rwanda threat raised UK asylum seekers’ suicide risk, clinicians said 
  • Decisions to suspend solicitors “should stay public” for extra three years - Legal Futures 
  • ICO takes 17 months to reach Whitehall JR decision | Law Gazette
  • #Russian oil chief Maganov dies in 'fall from hospital window' - Maganov is the latest of a number of high-profile business executives to die in mysterious circumstances
  • Ohio officer kills 20-year-old Black man seconds after opening his bedroom door #US
  • The UN has accused China of "serious human rights violations" in a long-awaited report into allegations of abuse in Xinjiang province. #China had urged the UN not to release the report - with Beijing calling it a "farce" arranged by Western powers 
  • Mayson: LSB’s ongoing competence push is “mission impossible” - Legal Futures
  • At their height, pop band The Monkees was one of the most popular bands in America. They were also the subject of an FBI file linked to the Vietnam War. Now, Monkees singer Micky Dolenz, 77, is suing the agency to find out more
  • Garage data probe raises spectre of solicitor misconduct | Law Gazette 
  • Canada will investigate spy smuggling allegations regarding Shamima Begum
  • Two Trump lawyers could be witnesses or targets in FBI investigation #US
  • A detailed clinical review of the backgrounds of asylum seekers likely to be sent to Rwanda has found many may have been tortured. The research by charity Medical Justice questions how people have so far been selected for the proposed flights
  • Need for specialist IP solicitors meets new "clear and compelling" costs test - Legal Futures
  • When Crown court judges start to look young | Law Gazette
  • What is really going on with solicitors’ PII this year? - Legal Futures 
  • Former ComReg chair appointed to competition watchdog | Irish Legal News
  • Government appoints anti-‘woke’ activist as V&A trustee - Rightwing commentator Zewditu Gebreyohanes is director of a group waging ‘politicised’ campaign against the National Trust
  • Children as young as 11 have been subjected to brutal attacks by teenagers in a Lancashire town - with the assaults filmed and shared on social media
  • #China’s treatment of Uyghurs may be crime against humanity, says UN human rights chief - Michelle Bachelet accuses Beijing of ‘serious human rights violations’ minutes before her term ends 
  • Best of the blogs - 28 August 2022 | Law Gazette
  • Justin Kouame appointed to Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission | Irish Legal News