7th November - Law News

Edition 3968: 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 decline of local newspapers has resulted in court proceedings being less visible to the public, and digital media has so far failed to fill the gap, a parliamentary committee has warned. Full story - New Law Journal
Today's Highlighted Video Story: Young voters turned out in big numbers for the US presidential contest in 2020. But will they be as motivated to cast their ballots in the midterm elections on 8 November? From TikTok influencers to 20-something candidates, Gen Z is already focused on getting young people to the polls.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • A former Magic Circle lawyer makes the case for legal life in the South - Legal Cheek
  • New powers for forensic science regulator by end of March | Law Gazette 
  • Macfarlanes teams up with Brunel Law School to launch scholarship 'equivalent to the award of a training contract’ - Legal Cheek
  • Land Registry sets 'truth test' to tackle delays | Law Gazette
  • A free conference on the growing importance of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the civil justice system will take place on 2 December 2022 | NLJ
  • Lawyers encouraged to participate in Pro Bono Week | Law Gazette 
  • Black and blind bar grad speaks of smashing ‘triple-glazed glass ceiling’ to pursue barrister dream - Legal Cheek
  • Solicitor takes over firm to continue late mother's legacy | Law Gazette 
  • A clampdown on the practice of greenwashing investment products has been proposed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) | NLJ
  • Quantuma’s expands forensic accounting team with new director | Scottish Legal News
  • Totally lacking in knightly manners, Sir Gavin Williamson's expletive-laden text messages to a colleague were "not acceptable", a key ally of the prime minister has said. The messages threatened ex-chief whip Wendy Morton
  • An extra bank holiday will take place across the UK to mark the coronation of King Charles III next year. It will fall on Monday, 8 May 2023, two days after the ceremony at Westminster Abbey, the government said
  • Finding the right law firm for you - Legal Cheek
  • Russia sanctions force adjournment of three-week trial | Law Gazette 
  • Further civil costs reforms may be required, following the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Belsner v CAM Legal Services [2022] EWCA Civ 1387 | NLJ
  • Lawyers welcome progress on High Court’s new planning and environment division | Irish Legal News
  • Revealed: Law firms' average start work and finish times 2023 - Legal Cheek
  • Minister slams ‘anti-British’ lawyers for thwarting Rwanda plan | Law Gazette
  • Clifford Chance launches Polish TC programme for UK law grads - Legal Cheek
  • Magic Circle v US firms: A moot point - Legal Cheek
  • Meet 70+ leading law firms at the final Virtual Law Fair of 2022 - Legal Cheek
  • SRA conduct rules intrude into private life | Law Gazette
  • One of Wales' only ethic minority head teachers has told of the racism she has experienced in her career in a bid to bring about change. Reena Patel said she was called racist names by children when working as a supply teacher in Wales
  • Twitter has confirmed plans to allow users to buy blue-tick verified status. In an update for Apple devices, the company said the feature would be open to users in certain countries who sign up to its Twitter Blue service for $7.99 (£7) per month
  • Acceptance of PIAB assessments ‘approaching pre-guidelines levels’ | Irish Legal News