20th September - Law News

Edition 3920: 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: Senior leaders have called for calm after days of violent anti-government protests in Haiti. Protesters are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry, after an end to government fuel subsidies caused petrol and diesel prices to skyrocket. Justice Minister Berto Dorcé vowed to identify and punish those behind attacks on property. UN Secretary General António Guterres said he is "deeply concerned" about the unrest.

Focus of the Day Article: In recent years, digital assets including cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have commanded considerable media attention.  Speaking extra-judicially in the foreward to the UKJT Statement on Crypto-assets and Smart Contracts in November 2019, the Master of the Rolls, Sir Geoffrey Vos, has stated that: “In legal terms, cryptoassets and smart contracts undoubtedly represent the future”.  To what extent should the law of the future grant property rights in respect of crypto assets? Will the inalienable right to peaceful enjoyment of possessions apply to tokens existing only on the blockchain? Or to NFTs residing only in the ‘metaverse’?  Full story - UK Human Rights Blog

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • TLT sets science-based 2040 net-zero target - Legal Cheek https://t.co/Uc2UxdBnxC
  • Existence of infrastructure does not confer automatic right on lawyers to argue over virtual hearing: MP HC tells Supreme Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/eYXOU1N8Nz
  • 8 Cheetahs from Namibia arrive in Gwalior on Prime Minister Modi's birthday, two years after Supreme Court order | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/YrbmdDuB6
  • Is now the time to dual-qualify? - Legal Cheek https://t.co/dfALBjGWoF
  • ‘Australia/China collaboration can help address climate change,’ says BigLaw firm - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/4EKQUNdwp
  • Leicester disorder: Police injured tackling 'significant aggression' - The unrest came amid tensions involving mainly young men from sections of the Muslim and Hindu communities https://t.co/NPtvZc3RMu
  • As the nation mourns the Queen, we are grieving the preventable death of Chris Kaba https://t.co/22UdWHsjd
  • Garden Court barrister threatened with arrest if he wrote ‘not my King’ on blank sheet of paper - Legal Cheek https://t.co/5kc3RqyEl
  • Andhra Pradesh government moves Supreme Court against High Court order to build Amaravati as capital | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/o79WDj5C30
  • Conduct surprise inspections, take steps to close law colleges functioning without infra: Delhi High Court directs Bar Council of India | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/Ywv6jhpKDC 
  • Top literary references and Latin phrases law students need to know - Legal Cheek https://t.co/qSM8wDomaR
  • Managing media in high-profile cases - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/KGcK2ZMwRx 
  • AI creativity machine to have its day in Supreme Court - Legal Cheek https://t.co/lkUsvC42on 
  • Life after law: How this former lawyer rediscovered her vocational purpose - Lawyers Weekly https://t.co/Aip4lFS7No
  • Legal aid in India neglected, have compassion and devote some time to it: CJI Lalit tells law students | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/Ce6flH3vFH
  • Fifteen people have been arrested in east Leicester during an operation to "deter further disorder" over communal unrest in the city during the weekend. It comes after a further protest took place on Sunday, following large-scale disorder on Saturday https://t.co/RX4HLhgpuM
  • The doors of Westminster Abbey have opened ahead of the state funeral of Britain's longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. The king to lead a sombre procession behind his mother's coffin on the short journey from Westminster Hall to the Abbey late https://t.co/cG8btZvtBd
  • Still holding up a decade later? An insight into the effectiveness of the Etridge Protocol - Legal Cheek https://t.co/uhAR45MWnY
  • Offence of private gain at the cost of public funds: Enforcement Directorate opposes Sanjay Raut bail plea | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/KFOd3XFSKP
  • Gowling WLG eyes Leeds launch - Legal Cheek https://t.co/Iy6uGDmxnH
  • Most governmental roles at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) have now been allocated, with barrister and former Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis replacing Dominic Raab as Justice Secretary | NLJ https://t.co/zxp6nULjoE