3rd November - Law News

Edition 3964: 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:  A significant number of chambers do not know whether their barristers have declared that they are subject to the money laundering regulations (MLRs), the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has warned. Full story - Legal Futures
Today's Highlighted Video Story: SSAFA and another (Respondents) v Allgemeines Krankenhaus Viersen GmbH (Appellant) - SSAFA and another (Respondents) v Allgemeines Krankenhaus Viersen GmbH (Appellant)

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Litigant who flouted ‘all courts’ ban jailed for 15 months | Law Gazette
  • A group of migrants were mistakenly taken from Kent and stranded in London, cold, hungry and without accommodation. About 40 migrants were transported out of Manston, the overcrowded processing centre, on Tuesday 
  • My legal life: Anna McIntyre, Serious Fraud Office - Profile | Law Gazette 
  • Improve access to court judgments, MPs tell HMCTS | Law Gazette 
  • MPs call for single portal for public access to courts - Legal Futures 
  • New network to support junior solicitors | Law Gazette 
  • Ombudsman sets start date for one-year complaint limit | Law Gazette 
  • Jailed policemen Jonathon Cobban, 35, and Joel Borders, 45, shared WhatsApp messages about women and disabled people in a group with Wayne Couzens 
  • We can do better than female quotas, says former Law Society president | Law Gazette
  • In-house counsel ‘risk averse’ about reporting cyber crime | Law Gazette 
  • Bullying within judiciary revealed in research commissioned by LCJ | Law Gazette
  • Chambers “do not know money laundering status of barristers” - Legal Futures
  • A Victims Commissioner has described the sentence handed down to her stalker of 19 years as "an insult". In October Elliot Fogel, 47, was found guilty for a sixth time of breaching a lifetime restraining order designed to stop him contacting Claire Waxman 
  • Government breaching EU withdrawal terms, High Court hears | Law Gazette
  • Solicitor siblings fail in High Court appeal against strike-offs - Legal Futures
  • Conditions at an overcrowded migrant centre in Kent were akin to living in a prison or a zoo, a recent resident. Ahmed - not his real name - said people at the Manston processing centre were treated like "animals" with 130 forced to share a single tent 
  • ‘Prevalent’ predatory, misogynistic culture in police, official report finds - inspectorate uncovers widespread vetting failures with officers cleared to join after committing serious crimes
  • Military police records of LGBT people dismissed for being gay have been destroyed. Veterans who requested documents about investigations and interrogations into them by the military police have been told the files were deleted in 2010 
  • Allahabad High Court stays demolition of hospital accused of transfusing juice instead of platelets | Bar & Bench #India
  • Non party applying for copy of court order can keep anonymity | Law Gazette
  • All change for the Law Society’s communities | Law Gazette 
  • Lawyer in the news: Manoj Vaghela, Charles Russell Speechlys - Profile | Law Gazette 
  • A prison job advert showing a black inmate and a white officer has been banned due to racial stereotyping. The Ministry of Justice's (MoJ) paid-for Facebook ad showed "an imbalanced power dynamic", the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled 
  • Hundreds of police officers who should have failed vetting checks may be in the job in England and Wales, a damning report has found
  • Workload-sharing app seeks to boost lawyers' job satisfaction - Legal Futures
  • Government tests energy blackout emergency plans as supply fears grow