4th November - Law News

Edition 3965: 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 proposed rise in legal aid fees is a step in the right direction, but further action is urgently needed to resolve the long-term crisis in the sector, the Law Society of Scotland has said. Full story - Scottish Legal News
Today's Highlighted Video Story: Daniel Lavelle is a journalist who spent some of his teenage years in the care system. He is also somewhat of an anomaly. Statistics show one in four people who leave care in the UK end up homeless. They are also likely to end up in a prison. In a special Guardian video Lavelle reflects on his experiences, and meets others who've been through the system to find out what is going wrong for some of the country's most vulnerable children. He also talks to those who've made it out the other side 'damaged but not broken'

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Removing the ‘A’ from ALSPs - Legal Futures
  • Eight in 10 rape charges tried by UK military courts end without conviction - Only 11 out of 53 charges of rape heard by service justice system in past three years led to guilty charges
  • Solicitor fined over convictions for assault and drink driving | Law Gazette
  • UK subsidiary of mining giant Glencore ordered to pay more than £275m for bribing officials in African countries to get access to oil. It paid $26m through agents and employees to officials of crude oil firms in Nigeria, Cameroon and Ivory Coast 
  • Knights partner fined after assault and drink-drive convictions - Legal Futures
  • Mining giant Glencore flew cash bribes to Africa via private jet, UK court hears - Corruption at FTSE 100 firm described as endemic at sentence hearing 
  • 'Resourcing' required to achieve 53,000 backlog target, DPP tells MPs | Law Gazette 
  • A child and a teenager have been sexually assaulted at a hotel used to house asylum seekers in London 
  • Home secretary Suella Braverman facing legal action over Manston children safety 
  • Diversity Lab certifies more than 40 in-house teams for D&I efforts - The Global Legal Post 
  • ‘Freedom-killing monster’: illegal rave crackdown in #Italy draws criticism 
  • Ministry of Justice "reinforced negative race stereotypes" with advert - Legal Futures 
  • #Egyptian regime criticized as climate activist arrested in run-up to Cop27 - Concern over country’s human rights record after Indian Ajit Rajagopal arrested on walk to raise awareness about climate crisis 
  • Former City partner appointed to Court of Appeal | Law Gazette 
  • #Pakistan's former prime minister, Imran Khan, has been shot and wounded in the leg in an attack on his protest march in the eastern city of Wazirabad
  • Perkins Coie acquires New York start-up advisory boutique Kluk Farber Law - The Global Legal Post 
  • PI firm bought out after profits more than halve in a year | Law Gazette 
  • SRA fines overhaul “of grave concern” to solicitors - Legal Futures 
  • You should all understand crypto, lawyers told | Law Gazette 
  • Singer Mariah Carey is no longer being sued for copyright infringement over her hit song All I Want for Christmas is You, after country singer Andy Stone dropped his legal action. He sued claiming he co-wrote a song with the same name five years earlier 
  • Call to end use of gagging orders to silence victims of police misogyny - Chief constables most to blame for crises sapping legitimacy of policing, says Police Federation leader 
  • Eric Allison, Guardian’s prison correspondent, dies at 79 - Former inmate, who claimed to be only man to escape from Strangeways, joined paper at 60 and worked to expose cruelty of prison system 
  • Large PI firm sold in latest post-reform consolidation move - Legal Futures
  • Senior arbitration talent departs Matrix Chambers for 3 Verulam Buildings in London - The Global Legal Post 
  • Prison officer job ad banned over ‘negative racial stereotype’ - ASA rules that UK Facebook ad showing white officer with black prisoner showed an ‘imbalanced power dynamic’ 
  • The UK should stop discriminating against Albanians to excuse "policy failures", the country's PM has said. Edi Rama said "rhetoric" blaming his citizens for the UK's crime and border problems ignored the facts