19th November - Law News

Edition 3980: 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: India's BJP leader BL Santhosh has been summoned by the Telangana police over his party's alleged attempts to "buy" four MLAs from Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's TRS. 

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Jina “Mahsa” Amini’s death at the hands of the #Iranian Morality Police has challenged the rights of women and bodily autonomy
  • Fixed costs and more: a fix that doesn’t fix what needs fixing – part 2 - Legal Futures
  • Commission to probe status of blockchain-based organisations | Law Gazette
  • Bombay High Court grants bail to temple priest accused of cultivating cannabis in temple premises | Bar & Bench #India
  • 'Crunch time': Society tells Hunt to protect justice spending | Law Gazette
  • Survey: Shaky economy pushing clients to less expensive competitors - Legal Futures
  • Joanne Harris sees off vote to oust her from Society of Authors role
  • Judicial salary review put on hold until next year | Law Gazette 
  • A sexual predator described as a "danger to any woman" has pleaded guilty to the murder of Zara Aleena. Jordan McSweeney, 29, also admitted sexually assaulting the 35-year-old law graduate as she walked home from a night out in east London last summer
  • Suella Braverman failed to prove source of MI5 spy story leak - Mr Justice Chamberlain made the comments as he ruled against the government's attempt to have its legal costs paid by the BBC 
  • Fine for law firm that acted on both sides of development agreement - Legal Futures 
  • There will be no foie gras served in royal residences, a letter from Buckingham Palace to animal rights campaigners has confirmed. King Charles is understood to have been a longstanding opponent of the food 
  • Inquest jury find errors made by West Midlands police: they "materially contributed" to the deaths of Raneem Oudeh and Khowla Saleem, both stabbed to death in Solihull, West Midlands, in August 2018 by Raneem's estranged husband Janbaz Tarin 
  • Manchester United are exploring their legal options as they look to end Cristiano Ronaldo's time at the club. He has just over seven months remaining on his £500,000-a-week contract
  • Ex-AA boss warned he had 'less than 50%' chance of success | Law Gazette
  • #Russian soldier seeking asylum in Madrid denounces ‘criminal’ Ukraine war 
  • Autumn statement: Real terms cut for justice spending | Law Gazette 
  • Alcohol will not be sold at the World Cup's eight stadiums in #Qatar after Fifa changed its policy to discourage lager-lout football hooligans disrespecting the host country 
  • Crowdfunding raises £9.1m for 413 judicial reviews - Legal Futures 
  • Two police officers have escaped injury after their patrol vehicle was damaged in a bomb attack in County Tyrone. It happened overnight in the Mount Carmel Heights area of Strabane, where residents reported hearing a loud bang overnight 
  • Brittney Griner begins sentence in remote #Russian penal colony 
  • SDT asks for extra £1m from profession after sudden eviction notice | Law Gazette
  • The US has determined that #Saudi Arabia's de facto leader - Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - has immunity from a lawsuit filed by murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi's fiancĂ©e
  • Twitter has told employees that the company's office buildings will be temporarily closed, effective immediately
  • Legal London’s coming home | Law Gazette
  • In the heart of ‘legal London’, we need a toilet. What, another one? It’s a mere 98 years since the first Ladies’ toilet opened for use at the Law Society, a move that entailed ‘a considerable amount of expense’ | Law Gazette
  • Lawyers write “user manuals” so colleagues can understand them - Legal Futures 
  • City partner rebuked over 'driving at pedestrian' conviction | Law Gazette
  • SRA fines firm that took ‘unfair advantage’ of client | Law Gazette 
  • Bar Council makes 'special pleading' ahead of autumn statement | Law Gazette 
  • Footballer Benjamin Mendy was a "predatory serial rapist" who lured young women into "toxic and dangerous" situations, a jury has been told