14th November - Law News

Edition 3975: 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: The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill could have a devastating impact on legal certainty in the UK, lawyers have warned. Under the Bill, currently at committee stage, all retained EU law would be repealed on 31 December 2023, unless incorporated into UK domestic law. Full story - New Law Journal
Today's Highlighted Video Story: Hundreds of thousands of photographs from the Holocaust are being scanned with the help of an algorithm to identify the people in them. Software engineer Daniel Platt’s programme, From Numbers to Names, uses facial recognition technology to gives probabilities of facial matches from different photos. One search managed to identify Holocaust survivor Blanche Fixler in a photo she had never seen before, taken in France, which was on display at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. “To give somebody a name, you are restoring someone’s own dignity to them, some comfort to their family. It is a form of memorial to the entire Jewish community,” said Scott Miller, exhibit curator of the museum. There are hundreds of thousands of people murdered by the Nazis, for which there are pictures, but no names.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • A man who spent £25,000 on a fake airport sign in mid Wales is bringing the joke to an end after 20 years. For the past two decades, a billboard for Llandegley International has been a landmark near the Powys village 
  • A call for evidence on the operation, risks and benefits of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the wider blockchain has been launched by the Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Committee | NLJ
  • The latest injunction against HS2 protestors bans nearly everyone anywhere on 170 mile route - UK Human Rights Blog 
  • Arthur Cox to sponsor Belfast’s Pegasus Hockey Club | Irish Legal News 
  • PI groups join as test cases lined up for Court of Appeal | Law Gazette 
  • A police officer has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was found injured in a hotel. Concerns were reported over the woman's welfare at a hotel on Brook Street in Manchester city centre on Thursday, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said 
  • The Legal Services Board (LSB) has set out its proposed regulatory performance framework, due to take effect on 1 January 2023 | NLJ 
  • Solicitor with 'complete blind spot' for client care suspended | Law Gazette 
  • Delhi High Court upholds dismissal of Police Head Constable caught taking money from passengers at airport | Bar & Bench #India 
  • The Weekly Round-up: Migrant tagging, pandemic education rights, and Mental Health Act reform - UK Human Rights Blog 
  • Squires to set up shop in WeWork before relocating to new London HQ - Legal Cheek 
  • Justice reform 'needs more data' - lawtech experts | Law Gazette 
  • Suspended part-time sheriff loses challenges against Scottish Ministers’ decision to stop funding his legal representation | Scottish Legal News
  • Baker McKenzie fees face criticism from High Court judge for contributing to 'disproportionate' costs - Legal Cheek
  • A Royal Air Force officer who was involved in a cycling accident while stationed in Cyprus cannot sue for injuries in England, the Court of Appeal has held | NLJ 
  • Derogatory, contemptuous observations against Karnataka HC: Supreme Court issues contempt notice to petitioner, AoR | Bar & Bench #India 
  • The small boats storm and the unlawful seizure of mobile phones - UK Human Rights Blog 
  • Mother in law: Letting things go - Diary of a busy practitioner, juggling work and family somewhere in England | Law Gazette
  • Dominic Raab faces questions over aggressive behaviour claims 
  • Best of the blogs - 12 November 2022 | Law Gazette
  • Qld lawyer charged over alleged laundering of $4.5m - Lawyers Weekly #Australia 
  • [Plea for guidelines on seizure of digital devices] Supreme Court imposes ₹25,000 costs on Central government for not filing response | Bar & Bench #India
  • Ultra-conservative gala welcomes supreme court justices who ended Roe v Wade - Opinion author Samuel Alito gets long ovation at anniversary dinner for Federalist Society #US 
  • An Iranian man who lived in a Paris airport for 18 years has died. Caught in a diplomatic limbo, Mehran Karimi Nasseri made a small area of Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport his home in 1988 #France 
  • UK and French coastguards ‘passed buck’ as 27 people drowned in Channel - Crucial hours wasted debating who should rescue dinghy carrying 34 passengers, ITV documentary reveals 
  • Trade mark owners who are not using their mark may need to do more than simply filing and refiling in order to hang onto their rights, following Lidl Great Britain Ltd v Tesco Stores Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 1433 | NLJ