18th November - Law News

Edition 3979: 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: International law institute launches project to deepen research into corporate-related climate litigation. The British Institute of International and Comparative Law will draw on experts from science, the judiciary, legal practice and academia. Full story - The Global Legal Post
Today's Highlighted Video Story: Welcome to SRA's compliance officers virtual week, introduced by Anna Bradley, Chair of the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The first session is Complying with sanctions and financial crime regulations introduced by Collette Best, Director of Anti Money-Laundering 

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • AA wrote to former boss with 1p coin for company shares | Law Gazette 
  • #US lawsuit launched against FTX founder and celebrity backers
  • Belsner faces £130k costs payment but Checkmylegalfees "has a future" - Legal Futures 
  • Militant solicitors better than quiet quitters, Society tells MPs | Law Gazette 
  • Britain’s justice system is hampered by bad data collection 
  • Conveyancing regulator freezes practising fees | Law Gazette 
  • High Court rejects struck-off solicitor’s bid to return to roll - Legal Futures 
  • Lord chancellor and justice secretary Dominic Raab has asked the prime minister to launch an independent investigation into his behaviour following allegations that have appeared in the national media | Law Gazette 
  • Awaab Ishak’s death must lead to new law to protect tenants - Dr Tom Woolley calls for housing managers to be held liable and legislation to end the danger of mould growth 
  • New restraint order for 'out of touch with reality' litigant | Law Gazette 
  • Royal Mail has asked the government if it can stop its letter deliveries on Saturdays, as it seeks to turn its fortunes around after slumping to a loss in the first half of the year 
  • Ince sells loss-making corporate adviser seven months after buying it - Legal Futures 
  • Belsner takes a bite out of 'cannibal' legal industry | Law Gazette 
  • Legal Services Act with us for “one or two decades” more, LSB chief says - Legal Futures 
  • Apprenticeship award for legal aid firm | Law Gazette
  • Events which will play out during the remainder of this month are likely to have a significant impact on the future identity both of our profession and of the government, which are curiously intertwined in a fierce struggle at the moment | Law Gazette 
  • Former City solicitor to head public law campaign group | Law Gazette 
  • Former UK ambassador among prisoners to be freed in Myanmar - Ex-diplomat Vicky Bowman and Toru Kubota were jailed earlier this year while Sean Turnell was detained shortly after the 2021 coup 
  • An astronomer has been locked out of her Twitter account since August 2022, when she shared a video of a meteor which was flagged by the site's automated moderation tools