9th November - Law News

Edition 3970: 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 latest injunction against HS2 protestors bans nearly everyone anywhere on 170 mile route. Full story - UK Human Rights Blog
Today's Highlighted Video Story:  Where there are successive planning permissions relating to the same site, and the later permissions are for changes to one part of a wider development approved in the original planning permission, is the effect of implementing the later permission(s) that the original permission is completely unimplementable? Or can the original permission still be implemented in relation to areas unaffected by the later permission(s)?

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • When are the £324 cost-of-living payments and energy rebates due?
  • My legal life: Constanza Vergara Jaakkola, PĂ©rez-Llorca - Profile | Law Gazette
  • A Tory MP has been criticised for using an "outdated" slur in the Commons. Speaking yesterday, Mark Francois referred to Japanese people as "Japs" when asking a question about ship building
  • A former lord chief justice said this week that the United Kingdom would face a ‘constitutional catastrophe’ if governments were permitted to make laws without proper parliamentary scrutiny | Law Gazette
  • Have you established a firm-wide third-party referral process? - Legal Futures
  • Former #Qatar international Khalid Salman told German broadcaster ZDF that LGBTQ+ people attending the tournament should "accept rules"
  • Multiple arrests have been made after a second day of widespread disruption by protesters on the M25. The motorway was blocked and gantries were climbed in Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent and Surrey by Just Stop Oil activists
  • Overcrowding has eased in recent days, but the "crisis is not over", the head of the Home Affairs Committee of MPs has said: Dame Diana Johnson says the Manston immigration processing site is back to a safe occupancy level of 1,600 people
  • Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy told a woman he is accused of trying to rape that her boyfriend was "OK" if they had sex, a court heard
  • McKees appoints Linus Murray as corporate and commercial partner | Irish Legal News
  • AI project makes Dundee team the last word in protecting online identities | Scottish Legal News
  • Lawyer in the news: Esther Woolford, Clarke Willmott - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Charity specialist absorbs Hall & Birtles | Law Gazette
  • Insurer attitudes forcing more companies to sue for payouts - Legal Futures
  • ECtHR: UK can extradite man to US despite concern over life imprisonment without parole | Irish Legal News 
  • Lawyers charging £800 an hour told to revise costs budget | Law Gazette 
  • Conleth Bradley SC has been appointed to the board of directors of the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation | Irish Legal News
  • CPRC to give ‘early notice’ of fixed costs rules | Law Gazette 
  • International judges to visit Mock Court Project | Scottish Legal News 
  • Questions about Metamorph intensify after Beaumont Legal sale - Legal Futures
  • DWF expands in North America with £27m acquisition | Law Gazette 
  • A notorious Instagram influencer from #Nigeria has been jailed for more than 11 years in the US for his role in an international fraud syndicate. Hushpuppi, real name Ramon Abbas, flaunted his wealthy lifestyle on his page
  • Gavin Williamson has denied further accusations of bullying after an allegation from an official emerged. According to the Guardian, Sir Gavin told a senior civil servant to "slit your throat" and "jump out of the window" when he was defence secretary
  • Scottish public opinion diverges from rest of UK on taxation, crime and policing | Scottish Legal News
  • Government rules out cohabitation reform | Law Gazette
  • Senior civil servant claims Gavin Williamson told them to ‘slit your throat’ 
  • Culture-focused multi-disciplinary practice absorbs Yorkshire law firm - Legal Futures
  • LGB Alliance provides ‘public benefit’, court hears, in case brought by trans group - Claim made in final arguments of action brought by Mermaids seeking removal of charitable status from LGB Alliance 
  • Dominic Raab’s dangerous Bill of Rights Bill will resume its parliamentary passage within weeks, according to media reports over the weekend | Law Gazette
  • The sister of jailed British-Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah says she "hopes and trusts" that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will be able to secure his release while visiting Egypt for COP27 
  • Hayes promotes Tim Waghorn to partner and head of banking and financial services | Irish Legal News