17th November - Law News

Edition 3978: 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: Solicitors Regulation Authority plans to link new fining powers to firms’ and individuals’ income will lead to penalties that are neither fair nor reliable, the Law Society said. The regulator unveiled proposals in August to raise the maximum fine it can impose on firms to 5% of its turnover. The SRA also wants to take the means of solicitors into account when setting a fine and has created a table of bands for punishments that can be issued. Full story - The Law Society Gazette
Today's Highlighted Video Story: Americans Amanda Eid and Josh Zurawski share their terrifying experience after being denied an abortion due to Texas' strict anti-abortion laws

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Ex-Ince chief back in law after buying firm out of administration | Law Gazette
  • NHS trust warns staff about solicitors 'coercing' vulnerable patients | Law Gazette 
  • Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been charged by the Football Association with 232 alleged breaches of betting rules. The alleged breaches took place between 25 February 2017 and 23 January 2021 
  • Belsner: CoA orders £155,000 costs within two weeks | Law Gazette
  • #Vietnam Using Jail to 'Silence' Human Rights Journalist, Lawyer Kurtulus Bastimar Says 
  • Solicitors "coercing" hospital patients into signing legal papers - Legal Futures 
  • Alex Salmond's lawyer Gordon Jackson KC hit with five-month suspension after naming accusers on train
  • KPMG pays £5m to settle Quindell audit claim | Law Gazette
  • Lawyer for group bankrolling Jewish terrorists running coalition talks for Ben Gvir #Israel
  • Struck-off solicitor may face civil restraint order after 'misconceived' appeal fails | Law Gazette
  • The UK should be ashamed of ‘joint enterprise’ convictions. America has put us on notice
  • Legal aid: Firm paid £1,387 less than psychologist it instructed | Law Gazette
  • #Iran issues first death sentence over protests: Unnamed person faces execution for alleged arson as part of crackdown on unrest triggered by death of Mahsa Amini 
  • "Honorable" solicitor and practice manager fined for misusing legal aid cash - Legal Futures
  • UCL academics criticise use of agency workers to replace striking security staff
  • SRA plans for income-linked fines 'excessive and unjustified' | Law Gazette
  • Identity of those instructing solicitors not protected by litigation privilege - Legal Futures 
  • Made(dot)com customers given 25 November delivery deadline