12th November - Law News

Edition 3973: 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 WhatsApp message from an unknown number to none other than (India) Assam Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma led to a CID investigation into a case of the alleged suicide of a 13-year-old Adivasi domestic help in Darrang district to figure out that there was a cover-up by the top police officials of the district to turn a case of rape and murder of the minor girl to suicide allegedly after being bribed by the accused.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • The drivers of increased matter mobility - Legal Futures 
  • ECHR has not taken sides in debate on impact of transgender laws, Scottish court told
  • End of complaints backlog inevitable, ombudsman predicts | Law Gazette
  • Big firms could cut lawyer numbers as profitability “continues to fall” - Legal Futures
  • Under the shadow of death: prisoners who escaped execution in Iran 
  • MP surgery visits reveal unmet housing need | Law Gazette
  • Dishonest paralegal, drink driving, AML failure - SRA hands out penalties - Legal Futures
  • A security guard has admitted spying for Russia while working at the British Embassy in Berlin. Prosecutors alleged David Smith, 58, had wanted to hurt the UK and the embassy where he had worked for eight years
  • People who do not ‘look like’ typical judge have lowest trust in judiciary 
  • Construction has been halted on the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago after a noose was found at the site. Lakeside Alliance, a group of Black-owned construction companies behind the project, said they reported the incident to police #US
  • No police action over Shaun Bailey Tory lockdown breaching event - former mayoral candidate Bailey and Tory aides were seen posing for a photo, raising glasses besides buffet food while London was under restrictions in December 2020
  • Embattled cryptocurrency exchange FTX has filed for bankruptcy in the #US, seeking court protection as it looks for a way to return money to users. The company said that former boss Sam Bankman-Fried had also stepped down as chief executive 
  • Police reforms possible only if police officials recognize citizens as their masters: Kerala High Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • Personal injury solicitor awarded £32,000 for unfair dismissal - Legal Futures 
  • Delhi High Court directs Tata Power to provide electricity connection to 200 Hindu migrant families from Pakistan | Bar & Bench #India
  • A man arrested in a Scottish hospital last year is US fugitive Nicholas Rossi, a court has ruled. The man had claimed to have been the victim of mistaken identity, and insisted his name was Arthur Knight
  • Solicitor awarded £32,000 over anxiety during employment transfer | Law Gazette
  • ‘Whisper list’ contains 40 politicians never to accept a drink from, MP claims - Names of people known for ‘bullying or sexual misconduct’ are shared around Westminster, says Charlotte Nichols
  • Funder eyes Covid loan claims after half-year losses | Law Gazette 
  • Client losses from cyber-attacks on law firms continue to fall - Legal Futures
  • Over 100 Irish young people take part in Browne Jacobson careers event | Irish Legal News
  • Several firms involved with Grenfell Tower are still engaging in a "merry-go-round of buck-passing" following the fire that killed 72 people, a long-running public inquiry has heard as it drew to a close
  • Youth diversion scheme could be extended to under-25s | Irish Legal News
  • MHC: Nearly half of Irish financial services leaders expect UK will rejoin EU | Irish Legal News
  • #Israel: leader of far-right Jewish Power party pays tribute to late racist rabbi - Itamar Ben-Gvir, whose party helped prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu back to power, praises Meir Kahane at memorial
  • Exodus continues at Twitter as Elon Musk hints at possible bankruptcy - Departures of top figures handling safety, security, privacy and compliance come amid warnings from Federal Trade Commission
  • Alex Jones to pay extra $473m damages over 'fake Sandy Hook' claim #US 
  • A US regulator says it is watching events at Twitter with "deep concern" after the platform's top privacy and compliance officers reportedly quit. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said new chief executive Elon Musk was "not above the law"