23rd November - Law News

Edition 3984: 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 government has delayed the extension of fixed recoverable costs (FRC) for most money cases worth up to £100,000 by a further six months to October 2023. Full story - Legal Futures
Today's Highlighted Video Story: Legal analyst Norm Eisen and CNN senior law enforcement analyst and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe break down the implications of the Supreme Court ruling that cleared the way for Congress to obtain former President Donald Trump's tax returns.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Lawyer in the news: Edward Lewis, Weightmans - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Top Whitehall official had to apologise over alleged bad behaviour by Raab
  • A shift in priorities - the legal profession has forever changed and we are still finding our feet in the post-pandemic world | Law Gazette 
  • Patent and trade mark specialist Hindles increases revenue by 25 per cent to £2.1 million | Scottish Legal News 
  • Uncommon knowledge | Law Gazette
  • Brandon Malone to become an advocate | Scottish Legal News 
  • Lying solicitor struck off but deemed too poor to pay any costs | Law Gazette 
  • Thames Water lifts hosepipe ban for millions after heavy rain and long after there has been no need to use hosepipe to water gardens
  • RMT general secretary Mick Lynch has announced further train strikes: 13-14 and 16-17 December and 3-4 and 6-7 January
  • Prince Andrew heckler will not face court - The case has now been dealt with "by way of an offer of an alternative to prosecution"
  • Barrister who misused gift aid overpayment from charity disbarred - Legal Futures
  • Shiner faces two-year wait for fraud trial | Law Gazette
  • A proposal for a fatal accident inquiry into a tragic collision involving of RAF Lossiemouth-based Tornado jets has been rejected by Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain KC | Scottish Legal News 
  • Most of the outstanding schools in England inspected last year have been downgraded, according to a report from the schools watchdog
  • MPs can claim Christmas parties on expenses, says Ipsa - The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) announced MPs can this year claim back money spent on food, decorations and non-alcoholic drinks for an "office festive event" 
  • The Manston migrant processing centre, a holding site for people who arrive in the UK on small boats, is empty, Home Office confirms. Thousands of migrants placed in tents at the former military airfield during the autumn, lead to outbreaks of disease 
  • Solicitor witness apologises for 'conspiracy and fraud' research | Law Gazette
  • CBI Scotland has announced the appointment of lawyer Jennifer Young as Scotland chair, unveiling an all-woman senior leadership team – a first for the organisation | Scottish Legal News
  • Energy firms fail vulnerable customers, the sector's watchdog has said, as people face a cold and costly winter. Ofgem told all 17 firms in its review to improve, with Good Energy, Outfox, So Energy, Tru Energy and Utilita found to have severe weaknesses 
  • Solicitor struck off for misusing client money and unauthorised practice - Legal Futures 
  • Shoppers searching for Black Friday bargains are being warned that most deals do not offer genuine discounts. Analysis of more than 200 offers last Black Friday found 98% were cheaper or the same price at other times in the year
  • Best of the blogs - 18 November 2022 | Law Gazette 
  • A court in the western #Indian state of Gujarat has handed a six-month jail sentence to a man for letting his cattle stray on the streets. Prakash Jairam Desai was found guilty of letting them loose and endangering people's lives 
  • Shiner faces two-year wait for trial on cold-calling fraud charges - Legal Futures 
  • My legal life: Geeta Daswani, The Daswani Law Company - Profile | Law Gazette 
  • Law firms looking to be bought "do not have the value they think" - Legal Futures
  • Eviction 'an exciting opportunity' says SDT | Law Gazette 
  • Justice Sec Raab accused of 'hurling tomatoes' across meeting room in explosive 'tirade' - Legal Cheek
  • US: Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to 11 years in prison | Scottish Legal News 
  • What law firms want their junior lawyers to know - Legal Cheek