8th September - Law News

Edition 3908: 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: The Solomon Islands parliament is beginning to debate a conetentious bill to defer elections. It comes as the prime minister of the Pacific nation intensifies his attack on Australia over its offer to help fund the poll.

Focus of the Day Article: Solicitors interested in applying for posts as a deputy district judge will have a chance this week to gain inside knowledge of the selection process. An online pre-application seminar organised by the Judicial Office on Thursday aims to help applicants be better prepared and to receive up-to-date guidance and advice on the Judicial Appointments Commission's latest selection round. Attendees will also hear from serving deputy district judges and a representative for the JAC. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed a discrimination claim brought by an Irish man who was disqualified from receiving a State pension while he served a prison sentence in the State | Irish Legal News
  • Northern Ireland’s Lady Chief Justice calls for funding boost at opening of new legal term | Irish Legal News
  • No firearm was found at the scene after a man was shot dead by police in south London, it has emerged. Chris Kaba, 24, died after a police pursuit of a car ended in Streatham Hill on Monday night 
  • Morton Fraser takes on 11 new trainees | Scottish Legal News
  • Criminal bar demands to meet new justice secretary this week | Law Gazette
  • Govan Law Centre shares misgivings over Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill | Scottish Legal News
  • Osofsky calls for reform of disclosure rules | Law Gazette
  • Solicitors cannot use lien to block disclosure of file in negligence claim - Legal Futures 
  • Friends Legal acquires East Lothian firm Garden Stirling Burnet | Scottish Legal News 
  • West reluctant to put Putin on trial, say Ukrainian officials
  • Crown courts back to ‘business as normal’, senior judge says | Law Gazette 
  • Firm had no duty to advise prospective client before CFA was signed - Legal Futures 
  • Injury specialist crosses Pennines in latest expansion | Law Gazette
  • Solicitors offered insight into DDJ applications | Law Gazette
  • Ryan Giggs faces retrial after previous jury discharged
  • Firm avoids tribunal after admitting to acting in conflict | Law Gazette 
  • Law firm fined for failing to recognise conflict that arose in probate case - Legal Futures
  • In Herzliya in #Israel, people have begun a petition to try to save a modern-day hermit from being thrown out of his unusual dwelling, built in a cave on the coast 
  • Plenty of people had already expressed their reservations about Liz Truss as prime minister. But one constituency has a particular reason to shudder: the insurance lobby | Law Gazette
  • Liz Truss’s justice secretary urged to meet striking criminal barristers 
  • Replacing SIF with compensation fund would be "unlawful" - Legal Futures
  • Criminal barristers’ strike: share your views - We would like to hear your thoughts on criminal barristers in England and Wales going on strike for the first time since 2014
  • Haarlem in The #Netherlands is set to ban most meat ads from public spaces because of the food's climate impact. In what is thought to be the first such move by a city, it will enforce the ban from 2024 
  • The British Pregnancy Advisory Service has called the new health secretary's record on abortion rights "deeply concerning". Therese Coffey has been appointed as health secretary by new Prime Minister Liz Truss
  • Shona Gilroy, John Hamilton QC, Michael Hanlon, Paul Haran, David Harvie, Krista Johnston, Derek Livingston, Charles Lugton, John MacRitchie, David Taylor and James Varney have been appointed to the office of sheriff | Scottish Legal News
  • A woman with a severe allergy died after eating a Pret a Manger wrap that had been labelled vegan but included dairy protein, her inquest heard. Mum-of-five Celia Marsh collapsed while on a shopping trip with her husband and three of her daughters