30th November - Law News

Edition 3991: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011.


Focus of the Day Article: A campaign group for people injured by their healthcare is calling for more publicly funded advice and advocacy so they no longer feel that they have to go “straight to a lawyer”. Full story - Legal Futures 
Today's Highlighted Video Story: Neil Basu was in charge of some of Britain's biggest policing operations of the last decade. The most senior serving ethnic minority officer in the country, as head of counter-terrorism he was the man at the very top during the Manchester Arena bombing, the London Bridge attack and the Salisbury poisonings.  Tonight, hours before leaving the Metropolitan Police, he's been speaking exclusively to this programme about battles with his own colleagues on racism, falling out with the government, protecting the royals - and the inside story of the terror plots he foiled, and those he didn't.


Saturday Conversations on Law
  • The leader of a far-right militia has been found guilty of plotting to stop US President Joe Biden from taking office after the 2020 election
  • Best of the blogs - 26 November 2022 | Law Gazette 
  • It's disability, not inability – that's why I want to be remembered! | Law Gazette 
  • Lawyer in the news: Kelly Darlington, Farleys - Profile | Law Gazette 
  • Solicitor struck off for single incident of "manifest incompetence" - Legal Futures 
  • Solicitors should not police economic crime | Law Gazette 
  • Parents warned Christmas puppy purchases could fund organised crime gang networks | Scottish Legal News 
  • A man has been arrested over the deaths of at least 27 people who drowned attempting to cross the English Channel in a dinghy last year 
  • SRA finds major flaws with supervision of immigration solicitors | Law Gazette
  • UK condemns ‘abhorrent’ torture of death row inmate in #Saudi Arabia - highest level’ and demands end to executions
  • Metamorph mystery deepens as Stockdale returns to group board - Legal Futures
  • Immensa lab errors may have led to 23 Covid-19 deaths 
  • My legal life: Zane Shihab, Armstrong Teasdale - Profile | Law Gazette 
  • Lawscot Challenge returns to test students’ legal skills | Scottish Legal News 
  • Solicitor hit by £15,000 fine as SRA wields new power | Law Gazette 
  • Lucy the labrador provides support as Australia’s first full-time court dog #Australia 
  • Court of Appeal rules against EasyJet again on flight delay claims - Legal Futures 
  • #China's protests against Covid restrictions which erupted over the weekend appear to have died down, as authorities begin clamping down. A heavy police presence has been reported in several cities, and some gatherings were quelled or failed to materialise 
  • Controversial measures which would have forced big technology platforms to take down legal but allegedly harmful material, have been axed from the Online Safety Bill 
  • Former QC selection chief in line to lead judicial appointments | Law Gazette
  • Owen Paterson’s lawyers admit irony of his seeking ECHR’s help 
  • SRA issues new warning on solicitors using SLAPPs | Law Gazette 
  • ILN’s primer series becomes a book – Practical Jurisprudence: Attempts to make legal philosophy interesting out now! | Irish Legal News 
  • Leasehold extension specialist with “social aim” launches ABS - Legal Futures 
  • Barristers face Beijing ban on Hong Kong national security law cases | Law Gazette 
  • Fundamental right to propagate religion under Article 25 does not include right to convert: Central government to Supreme Court | Bar & Bench #India 
  • Man in critical condition after being shot by police in Somerset - Officers were investigating possible firearms offences when incident took place in Wick St Lawrence, say police 
  • Animal vaccine company succeeds in defending $53m class action - Lawyers Weekly 
  • Climate protesters target Eversheds' London office - Legal Cheek


29th November - Law News

Edition 3990: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011.


Focus of the Day Article: Parents warned Christmas puppy purchases could fund organised crime gang networks. Full story - Scottish Legal News 
Today's Highlighted Video Story: In 2020, the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, announced one of the harshest Covid lockdowns in the world, causing nearly 200 million migrant labourers to be stranded without wages, food and housing.  Many undertook long journeys to return to their home villages, while others, caught in limbo with their families, were forced to wait, living on the street or under the flyovers they had once laboured to build.  And as workers' rights eroded, the push for unionisation gathered momentum in the country. Filmed in Mumbai, this documentary reveals the deep divide between those who have and those who do not, while questioning the actions of India's leader.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Harnessing resilience when working with difficult clients - Lawyers Weekly 
  • It can be hard to distinguish the cultural claims of right and left. Just look at Qatar 
  • The importance of ‘shame-free conversations’ in sex ed - Lawyers Weekly 
  • Top chambers boost pupillage awards as talent war intensifies - Legal Cheek 
  • [The Viewpoint] Securities Law Update | Liability of a Company Secretary for Wrong Disclosure in a Listed Company | Bar & Bench #India 
  • The troubled crypto firm BlockFi has filed for bankruptcy in the US, as the dramatic collapse of FTX continues to reverberate across the industry. The company had already halted most activity on its platform, citing "significant exposure" to FTX
  • A drug "super cartel" that controlled about a third of Europe's cocaine supply has been dismantled, police have announced. Dubbed Operation Desert Light, 49 people were arrested across six European countries, the EU's police agency, Europol, said 
  • National Grid has decided not to activate a scheme on Tuesday to help the UK avoid power cuts after being poised to do so. It would have seen some households offered discounts on their electricity bills if they cut peak-time use
  • How lawyers can better engage neuropsychologists - Lawyers Weekly 
  • The varied work of a corporate partner - Legal Cheek 
  • Partners must embrace change to succeed - Lawyers Weekly 
  • Ban for trainee solicitor who gave unqualified immigration advice - Legal Cheek
  • Wellcome Collection closes 'racist, sexist and ableist' Medicine Man display
  • Pop star Dua Lipa has been granted #Albanian citizenship for promoting the country through her music and fame. The star was born in London in 1995 to Kosovan-Albanian parents, and briefly returned to the region as a teenager 
  • #Chinese police beat a BBC journalist in Shanghai and briefly arrested him while he was covering anti-government lockdown protests gripping the nation. Ed Lawrence was detained at the main protest in the city on Sunday, 
  • Bill of Rights risks driving big law firms out the UK, Law Society warns - Legal Cheek
  • The government has warned energy firms not to hike direct debit payments for customers who are making "huge efforts" to cut usage 
  • Delhi High Court orders Telegram to disclose identities of channel operators sharing Dainik Jagran ePapers sans authorisation | Bar & Bench #India 
  • The path to training at a listed law firm - Legal Cheek 
  • Shahdara Bar Association introduces new dress code for law interns in court premises from December 1 | Bar & Bench #India 
  • Tributes pour in after TikTok star solicitor Richard Grogan dies - Legal Cheek 
  • Simmons hands out £1,500 cost-of-living bonus to staff - Legal Cheek 
  • Just Stop Oil expected to begin two weeks of action in London from Monday. Scotland Yard believes environmental activist group will launch two weeks of ‘disruption’ in the capital before Christmas 
  • #US Soccer Federation displayed Iran’s national flag on social media, in a now-deleted graphic, without the emblem of the Islamic Republic 
  • Wagatha Christie hits the West End - Legal Cheek


28th November - Law News

Edition 3989: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011.

Focus of the Day Article: Personal injury lawyers have been given an extra six months’ reprieve on the implementation of the fixed costs regime for civil litigation. Full story - New Law Journal 
Today's Highlighted Video Story: From truck drivers in Chile and South Korea to rail workers and nurses in the UK, a global cost of living crisis is pushing workers to go on strike. Economies, barely recovering from the pandemic, are now facing more hardship. The war in Ukraine, a climate crisis and the price of food and fuel have pushed several countries beyond their ability to cope. The UN says the cost of living crisis is the worst the world has experienced so far in the 21st century. Is this challenge too big for many governments?

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Legal Twitter divided over review of barrister's book - Legal Cheek 
  • The Weekly Round-up: Cop27 deals, advertising restrictions, and online safety - UK Human Rights Blog 
  • Lord Chief Justice to retire - Legal Cheek 
  • #Barbados plans to make Tory MP pay reparations for family’s slave past - Richard Drax reported to have visited Caribbean island for meeting on next steps, including plans for former sugar plantation 
  • A man whose body was found dumped on a street covered in "potentially hazardous" substances had been shot and attacked with acid, police said. Liam Smith's body was discovered on Kilburn Drive in Shevington, Wigan, at about 19:00 BST on Thursday 
  • Protests in China against strict Covid measures have intensified, with some people publicly venting their anger at the Communist Party leaders. Thousands of protesters have turned out in Shanghai, where the BBC has seen people bundled into police cars 
  • Report reveals 'most feared' law firms - Legal Cheek 
  • Family of man killed over a decade ago demand apology from gardaĆ­ | Irish Legal News
  • Painful lessons about the duty of candour (more on the unlawful seizure of migrants’ mobiles) - UK Human Rights Blog 
  • Why I chose to be an energy lawyer - Legal Cheek 
  • Removal of gametes from brain dead man would breach his rights to privacy: Court of Protection - UK Human Rights Blog 
  • King Charles visits legal London - Legal Cheek 
  • British soldier guilty of manslaughter of Aidan McAnespie in 1988 | Irish Legal News 
  • ‘Can I wear a nose piercing to my winter vac scheme?’ - Legal Cheek 
  • The beginning of a pushback against Article 2 inquests? - UK Human Rights Blog 
  • High Court: Plaintiff’s second actions should not be dismissed as she did not receive a determination of issues in first action | Irish Legal News 
  • Covid: Over 2,000 law students join group action over lost learning - Legal Cheek 
  • Revealed: half of English police forces fail to meet standards in crime investigations 
  • The path to a training contract is rarely straightforward - Legal Cheek 
  • Meta seeks government protection from Rees-Mogg’s EU law bonfire 
  • Brexit blow: exports to Japan slump after ‘landmark’ free trade deal. First such accord after leaving EU was predicted to bring £15bn boost but UK now lags rivals 
  • Society condemns Home Office asylum delays | Law Gazette 
  • Baroness Hale badged 'affable member' of Inn 'staff' by newspaper - Legal Cheek
  • Key points from the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement last week | NLJ 
  • How to make the most of your legal software investment - Legal Futures 
  • Early legal advice scheme piloted in hospital | Law Gazette


27th November - Law News

Edition 3988: 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: A Delhi Court today took strong exception to jailed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) minister Satyendar Jain requesting Tihar Jail officials to provide him with a special diet in keeping with his religious beliefs. Dismissing his plea, the court also ruled that jail authorities cannot be held responsible for his weight loss.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Barrister jailed for child sex offences disbarred - Legal Futures 
  • The Law Commission has launched a call for evidence on decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs)—a type of organisation typically reliant on blockchain systems that are increasingly important in crypto-markets| NLJ 
  • Perpetrators offered help in firm’s domestic violence policy | Law Gazette 
  • Turnover and profits continue to rise at first listed law firm - Legal Futures 
  • Pseudonymous claimant debarred from proceedings | Law Gazette 
  • The five-year review of the judicial salary structure has been postponed, the Lord Chancellor Dominic Raab has confirmed | NLJ 
  • Trafficking would not have affected citizenship decision, court hears | Law Gazette 
  • "Win-win" as Sussex firm embraces employee ownership - Legal Futures 
  • The justice budget suffered a ‘real terms cut’ in the Autumn Statement this week, lawyers have warned, despite Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s pledge to protect public services | NLJ 
  • PI claimant may escape costs in 'perverse incentives' case | Law Gazette 
  • SRA uses enhanced fining power for the first time with £15,000 penalty - Legal Futures 
  • Personal injury lawyers have been given an extra six months’ reprieve on the implementation of the fixed costs regime for civil litigation | NLJ 
  • We are in the foothills of true judicial diversity | Law Gazette 
  • London Fire Brigade institutionally misogynist and racist - report 
  • Sharing pornographic deepfakes to be illegal in England and Wales - Tackling the rise in manipulated images, where a person's face is put on someone else's body, is part of a crackdown on the abuse of intimate pictures in the Online Safety Bill 
  • Donald Trump sued as New York Adult Survivors Act takes effect #US