7th September - Law News

Edition 3907: 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: Traces of drugs have been found in marine life, thanks to the untreated sewage being pumped into British waters, according to a joint study by two leading UK universities, which this programme has been given exclusive access to.

Focus of the Day Article: The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is unlikely to take action against solicitors convicted in exercising their right to protest where no significant harm has been caused, it said yesterday. Full story - Legal Futures

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Sacked minister’s wife calls Liz Truss an ‘imbecile’ in Twitter outburst - Felicity Cornelius-Mercer said system ‘stinks’ after husband Johnny was removed as veterans affairs minister
  • Good causes could lose £1bn as Camelot sues over ‘unlawful’ national lottery licence - UK Lotto operator challenges the Gambling Commission’s decision to award £6.4bn contract to its rival, Allwyn
  • Compensation replacement for SIF ‘unlawful’ | Law Gazette
  • Compensation replacement for SIF ‘unlawful’ | Law Gazette 
  • Become an insurance lawyer - it may not be sexy but it's a good career - Legal Futures
  • Man shot dead by police in Streatham named Chris Kaba. Mother-in-law to be, Ms Alleyne sad had her daughter's fiancĂ© been white he would have been given "a chance to get out the car"
  • #Gibraltar government braces for public inquiry to hear corruption allegations
  • The former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas says he has faced a torrent of abuse after allegations he hid his HIV status from his partner. Mr Thomas, who denies the allegations, said reaction to the civil case has affected his daily life
  • Liberalising legislation to help lawyer-led MDPs grow in Germany - Legal Futures
  • News focus: Universities step up to save Support Through Court | Law Gazette
  • ‘Our people are still trapped’: Uyghur exiles demand action on abuses #China
  • Mother in law: Making the most of the next chapter | Law Gazette
  • Firm uses AI to spot high-value personal injury claims in portals - Legal Futures
  • Malaysian businessman at the heart of a massive bribery scandal involving the #US Navy has escaped house arrest, Leonard Glenn Francis, known as "Fat Leonard," cut his ankle bracelet off before disappearing from his San Diego home 
  • My legal life: Cindy Yip, Google - Profile | Law Gazette
  • A group in Tayside has scrapped the role of period dignity officer after facing a backlash for appointing a man. Jason Grant's hiring sparked a heated online debate, with critics saying the job should have gone to a woman
  • #Canada stabbings: One suspect found dead - An officer said Damien Sanderson, 31, had injuries that did not appear self-inflicted - but gave no details 
  • Cleaning up after Raab and Braverman | Law Gazette
  • A cycling club said it faces closure after being charged thousands of pounds on a charity bike ride in Spain. Riders said they were told to pay an €8,500 (£7,330) tariff by Spanish border officials when they collected their bikes
  • Des Collins, Collins Solicitors - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Leeds: M62 motorist brings sick driver's car safely to a stop - John Barlow said he spotted the Audi going slowly in the outside lane of the M62 near Leeds on Saturday. The driver was slumped with a bloodied face
  • A British former trader has had a conviction in the US for "rigging" interest rates overturned in spite of pleading guilty. Mike Curtler, formerly of Deutsche Bank, was among 38 former traders and brokers prosecuted after the US Department of Justice
  • A man has been shot dead by police in south London. Officers said they were pursuing a "suspect vehicle" at about 21:50 BST on Monday and ended the chase by making "tactical contact" in Kirkstall Gardens, Streatham Hill
  • Another 13 locations have been earmarked for shared banking hubs to ensure services are available in areas where the last bank branch has closed
  • Rwanda policy exposes asylum seekers to ‘significant risk of torture’, High Court hears | Law Gazette
  • Birmingham solicitors oppose regulator's plan to replace SIF - Legal Futures 
  • The Guardian view on the barristers’ strike: justice is on their side | Editorial
  • Irish regulators have fined Instagram €405m for violating children's privacy. The long-running complaint concerned children's data - particularly their phone numbers and email addresses
  • EAT allows sacked law firm boss to continue challenging 2014 ruling - Legal Futures
  • A man who has an "obsession" with broadcaster Emily Maitlis has been given an eight-year prison sentence for repeatedly writing to her. Edward Vines was found guilty of attempting to breach a restraining order 
  • Liz Truss will have an opportunity to reset the government’s approach to the rule of law and address the crisis in the justice system, the Law Society said | Law Gazette 
  • A young woman tearfully told detectives how she woke up in bed with Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy raping her, a court has heard. The 28-year-old denies charges of rape, attempted rape and sexual assault