2nd November - Law News

Edition 3963: 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:  Prosecutors accuse Trump Organization of ‘greed and cheating’ in tax fraud trial. Lawyers argued the firm paid an executive $1.76m through perks such as free apartment, leased car and grandchildren’s tuition fees. Full story - Guardian Law
Today's Highlighted Video Story: In the debate over abortion, it often seems there’s not much room for nuance: You’re either for it or against it. But in the Opinion video above, the Rev. Clinton L. Stancil, the pastor of Wayman A.M.E. Church in St. Louis, articulates a position that is heard all too rarely, particularly among faith leaders. He is opposed to abortion on moral grounds and counsels his parishioners against getting the procedure. But he is also vehemently supportive of a woman’s right to choose. In an interview with Opinion Video, he called the Supreme Court decision that eliminated the constitutional right to abortion “a tragedy.”

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • About 1,000 people in Tehran have been charged in connection with the anti-government protests that have engulfed #Iran, the city's chief prosecutor says
  • Elon Musk has said Twitter will charge $8 (£7) monthly to Twitter users who want a blue tick by their name indicating a verified account
  • ‘I felt like a failure as a woman and as a mother’, the birth of barrister Rhiannon Malone’s son, one year ago, was supposed to be the happiest day of her life - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • The National Union of Students (NUS) has dismissed its president, Shaima Dallali, because she tweeted about a Jewish massacre from 628 AD, which the NUS deemed as anti-Semitism
  • Early advice pilot 'lost opportunity' to collect valuable data | Law Gazette
  • Dover attack on migrant centre driven by hate, say terror police 
  • Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock has been suspended as a Conservative MP after joining the cast of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
  • Barrister's app shuns AI in favour of human collaboration - Legal Futures
  • Lawfare slips through parliamentary warfare | Law Gazette
  • Making financial services less ‘male, stale and pale’ - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • SRA reported £149m of ‘suspicious activity’ last year | Law Gazette 
  • Fine for complaints partner who “frustrated” Legal Ombudsman - Legal Futures
  • ‘Unconscionable’ for A-G to let prosecution of lawyer-turned-whistleblower go ahead - Lawyers Weekly
  • Government 'must prioritise' Mental Health Act reform | Law Gazette 
  • The Guardian view on China’s response to dissent: repression, at home and away
  • Mothers in law still struggle to juggle despite more supportive employers - Legal Futures
  • Tech can reinvigorate our commitment to the rule of law - Lawyers Weekly 
  • Lawyers should uphold Constitution; actions of lawyers in the present will impact society in future: Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul | Bar & Bench #India
  • SRA refers firms handling matters worth £149m to crime agency - Legal Futures 
  • Justice Crowley on the ‘greatest rewards’ from service as a lawyer - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Womble Bond Dickinson in merger talks with BDB Pitmans - Legal Cheek
  • Lawyers will put an end to this war, Zelensky tells international bar | Law Gazette
  • Will Clifford Chance wave the Wharf goodbye? - Legal Cheek
  • A man has been charged with attempting to kidnap senior US politician Nancy Pelosi and assaulting her husband. The 42-year-old is accused of breaking into the couple's San Francisco home early on Friday and assaulting Paul Pelosi, 82, with a hammer #US 
  • Complaint under Section 138 NI Act cannot be transferred as per convenience of accused: Supreme Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • Former Premier League footballer Joey Barton has been cleared of assaulting his wife after a judge ruled he could not have a fair trial