3rd September - Law News

Edition 3902: 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: Engaging effectively with people who are vulnerable - tips from the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority)

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • A coroner has ruled that tech giant Meta must send a senior executive from the US to give evidence at the inquest into the death of Molly Russell
  • SQE: one year on | Law Gazette 
  • ‘I will never ride a bike again’: why people are giving up on cycling - how safety concerns have deterred them from travelling by bike 
  • ‘Consumers have right to know about solicitors’ shortcomings’ - panel chair | Law Gazette 
  • Chris Dawson receives death threats in jail after being found guilty of murdering his wife, court hears #Australia
  • Gerrard and Dechert face another High Court action | Law Gazette 
  • Law Society “could support” in-house alternative to SIF - Legal Futures 
  • Paperless conveyancing 'the norm' by 2025, Land Registry suggests | Law Gazette 
  • Priti Patel instigated review into the stepping down of former Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, who had overseen a catalogue of incompetence and failure with the force during her stewardship, accuses Sadiq Khan
  • No 10 retained cabinet minister and aide accused of sexual misconduct – reports: One claim of sexual assault allegedly dismissed on the grounds that the man ‘had women throwing themselves at him’
  • A man who admitted having an "Aladdin's cave" of weapons and bomb components in his home has been jailed for a year. Robert James Templeton, 36, had pleaded guilty to having explosive substances and ammunition under suspicious circumstances
  • Trump investigation: #US court unseals list of seized Mar-a-Lago material
  • Wayne Couzens appears in court over two charges of flashing - Sarah Everard’s killer spoke by video link, facing two alleged incidents of indecent exposure in Kent 
  • Axiom financial adviser faces March 2024 retrial | Law Gazette
  • Up to 70% of land register updates to be automated by 2025 - Legal Futures
  • Significant opportunities to bring Becky Godden's killer to justice sooner were missed during a flawed murder investigation. Wiltshire Chief Constable Kier Pritchard has been heavily criticised over the inquiry into double murderer Christopher Halliwell
  • #Argentina's vice-president has narrowly avoided assassination after a gunman's weapon jammed as he aimed at her. Cristina Fern├índez de Kirchner was greeting supporters outside her home when a man emerged from the crowd and pointed a handgun in her face
  • Court of Appeal reopens claims on child abuse duty of care | Law Gazette
  • Five key points from the UN report on Xinjiang human rights abuses - Damning report cites human rights violations against #Uyghur Muslims in north-west Chinese province
  • An ex-New York City police officer who assaulted law enforcement officials during the 6 January riots has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Thomas Webster, 56, was convicted in May on multiple charges #US
  • SRA lays out when it would act over sexual misconduct outside practice - Legal Futures
  • The UK's former ambassador to Myanmar and her husband have each been sentenced to one year in prison: Vicky Bowman and her husband Htein Lin, a former political prisoner, were charged with violating immigration laws
  • NT supreme court judge says antiracism is becoming ‘a religion or a cult’ #Australia
  • Dangerous e-bike chargers were found on sale on Amazon and eBay, according to consumer safety charity Electrical Safety First
  • Firm offers a week’s pay to all as cost-of-living help | Law Gazette 
  • Lawyer criticises UN report’s failure to call #Uyghur oppression ‘genocide’ - Sir Geoffrey Nice QC says outgoing human rights chief’s report on China makes it easier for international community to do nothing 
  • Male partner who "harassed" junior female colleague agrees to come off roll - Legal Futures 
  • Flirting, banter and plying with drink: SRA sets out detailed sexual misconduct guidance | Law Gazette 
  • HMRC issues winding up petition against PPE firm linked to Tory peer