20th November - Law News

Edition 3981: 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: Qatar is ready for football's biggest showcase. The FIFA World Cup is being played in the Middle East for the first time. But the lead-up has put Qatar under intense international, especially on human rights and its treatment of migrant workers. So what will be the impact of the World Cup on Qatar and the region, on and off the pitch? 

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Man to man: Wellbeing at work | Law Gazette
  • More than €220,000 raised by Lawyers Against Homelessness | Irish Legal News 
  • Investigators probe collapse of Pure Business Group | Law Gazette 
  • Eton College apologises after allegations pupils jeered visiting state schoolgirls: Private school sanctions a number of boys after investigation into misogynistic language and racial slurs 
  • "Old school" solicitor used £500,000 of client money to prop up firm - Legal Futures
  • A Scottish engineer who spent two months in custody in Iraq has been reunited with his family. Brian Glendinning touched down in Edinburgh after being locked up in an overcrowded prison in Iraq
  • A migrant staying at the Manston processing centre in Kent has died, the Home Office has said. The man was taken to hospital on Friday evening after becoming unwell, but died on Saturday morning
  • Aberdeen law alumna Yorm Ama Abledu wins 2022 IBA Outstanding Young Lawyer Award | Scottish Legal News
  • Woman who left the law in 2016 fined £10,000 for drugs convictions | Law Gazette
  • US says Saudi Arabia’s MBS is immune from Jamal Khashoggi lawsuit | Irish Legal News
  • Bundles being done badly, judge tells housing lawyers | Law Gazette 
  • Consumers “don’t care whether legal businesses are regulated” - Legal Futures
  • Awaab Ishak death: boss of Rochdale housing body sacked - Gareth Swarbrick is fired four days after coroner found two-year-old Awaab died because of ‘chronic exposure’ to mould
  • LSB mulls more comprehensive redress for wronged clients | Law Gazette
  • Walkers appoints Aongus McCarthy as asset management and investment funds partner | Irish Legal News
  • Trainee solicitor banned for offering unlawful immigration advice | Law Gazette 
  • TLT hires Christina Lishman as managing associate in Belfast | Irish Legal News
  • Fifa president Gianni Infantino has accused the West of "hypocrisy" in its reporting about Qatar's human rights record on the eve of the World Cup 
  • Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has been sentenced to over 11 years in prison for defrauding investors in her blood testing start-up that was once valued at $9bn (£7.5bn) 
  • NI High Court: Grandmother denied contact to grandson after refusing to accept her son’s murder conviction | Irish Legal News 
  • Dundee legal community walks the walk for access to justice | Scottish Legal News 
  • Leading firm stores up cash reserves ahead of economic challenges | Law Gazette 
  • Sasha Butterworth elected senior partner of TLT | Scottish Legal News 
  • LAA accused of potential discrimination over duty rota | Law Gazette 
  • MoJ delays fixed costs extension again as CJC consults on Belsner impact - Legal Futures
  • Mercy Law Resource Centre welcomes solicitor Adam Boyle | Irish Legal News
  • Clyde & Co appoints three new senior associates in Edinburgh | Scottish Legal News 
  • The justice budget suffered a ‘real terms cut’ in the Autumn Statement this week, lawyers have warned, despite Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s pledge to protect public services | NLJ 
  • Fixed costs extension delayed to October 2023 | Law Gazette