10th November - Law News

Edition 3971: 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: Half of expert witnesses would refuse to act in “highly contentious” matters, such as those involving transgender issues, a survey has found. The poll of 635 expert witnesses also found that, with the current high inflation, a majority would be increasing their rates – by an average of 11% of those who specified a figure. Full story - Legal Futures
Today's Highlighted Video Story:  Democrat Maura Healey has been elected as Massachusetts' first female governor, defeating Trump-backed nominee Geoff Diehl. This is the governor-elect's message to girls and LGBTQ community

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Fee share firm buys rival as new model market consolidates | Law Gazette 
  • Charities demand inquiry into Heathrow immigration centre conditions 
  • Finnish contract platform launches in the UK - Legal Futures 
  • Two abattoir workers tortured two acquaintances to death before mutilating them in a "gruesome echo" of their butchery work, a court has heard Nov 09, 2022
  • Pro bono should 'complement' legal aid - new AG | Law Gazette 
  • Martyna Ogonowksa was failed by a justice system rotten with rape myths
  • RAF officer injured abroad denied chance to sue in England | Law Gazette 
  • Drake and 21 Savage are being sued by Vogue's publisher Condé Nast over claims they used the brand name to promote their new album, Her Loss, without permission & the rappers' promo campaign was built "entirely" on the unauthorised use of Vogue trademarks 
  • Mid-sized commercial firms "need to shout" about their tech offering - Legal Futures 
  • EU law overhaul will have 'devastating impact' - Society | Law Gazette 
  • One in 300 animal welfare complaints at UK farms lead to prosecution – study
  • A broadcast journalist said she was handcuffed and in police custody for five hours after being arrested while reporting on a Just Stop Oil protest. LBC reporter Charlotte Lynch said she was on a road bridge over the M25 in Hertfordshire on Tuesday 
  • Law firms 'wait it out' as profitability slides | Law Gazette 
  • Judge ‘in error’ over sentence for Jeremy Vine stalker, says solicitor general - Alex Belfield could have been given longer prison term but legal technicality makes it too late to change 
  • LSB promises regulators “greater autonomy” in performance regime - Legal Futures 
  • Pro Bono Week: Humanitarian crises require long-term legal support | Law Gazette
  • US basketball star Brittney Griner transferred to #Russian penal colony 
  • UK rolling back efforts to tackle modern slavery, charity says - Reclassifying modern slavery as immigration issue and rhetoric of ‘abusing the system’ are among concerns levelled at government
  • Officers from the Metropolitan Police's Specialist Crime Command had discovered what they alleged was a "suspected makeshift 3D firearms factory" at a home in London 
  • A councillor has been threatened over her support for new relationship and sex education (RSE) teaching in Wales. Gwynedd council's Beca Brown believes the lessons will keep children safe and said "most parents" agree 
  • Birss: Why can't costs budgets be based on solicitors' estimates? - Legal Futures
  • EU proposes more transparency on short-term lets | Irish Legal News 
  • Just Stop Oil: What is it and what are its goals? 
  • Creditors stand to lose £3.6m from Hodders collapse | Law Gazette
  • Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has reappointed Lord Stewart of Dirleton KC as Advocate General for Scotland | Scottish Legal News
  • A coroner has said he has seen no evidence that Archie Battersbee was taking part in an online challenge when he fatally injured himself
  • UK government finds extra 1,400 laws to scrap under Rees-Mogg’s Brexit bill 
  • Conleth Bradley SC joins Glencree Centre board | Irish Legal News 
  • The Conservatives could gain slightly from a proposed shake-up of England's electoral map, an initial analysis suggests: the party would have won an additional five seats at the last election under new draft parliamentary constituencies 
  • A woman sexually assaulted by a former police officer while he was on bail has said she was failed by the police and the courts. She spoke out as her attacker, Dominic O'Brien, was jailed for three years