12th January - Law News

Edition 4034: 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 Law News/Article: Key property forms have been updated to reflect changes arising from building safety legislation introduced last year and make the conveyancing process more efficient. Revised versions of the TA7 leasehold information and LPE1 leasehold property enquiries form have now gone live. Full story - Law Society Gazette

Today's Highlighted Video Story: On appeal from: [2020] CSIH 51. The Appellant is the mother and guardian of Andrew McCue. Andrew is disabled and thus entitled to community care services from the Respondent, a local authority. The Respondent has the power to charge for its services, though certain deductions may be applied to reduce the contribution payable. This appeal concerns the Respondent’s decision to allow only certain deductions together with the validity of the charging policy. The Supreme Court unanimously dismisses the appeal. Lord Sales gives the only judgment, with which the other Justices agree. More information is available on our website: UKSC 2021/0028

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Hogan Lovells promotes competition lawyer Alice Wallace-Wright to partner | Irish Legal News
  • Back to the future? Costs lawyers see Belsner solution in the past | Law Gazette 
  • UK review of gender recognition list risks ‘trans travel ban’
  • KPMG forges ahead with legal expansion | Law Gazette
  • Andrew Tate, the online influencer who is a role model to many of the boys: How schools are tackling his evil influence 
  • Royal Mail tells people not to send post abroad due to 'cyber incident' 
  • A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder over the fatal shooting of a woman at a pub on Christmas Eve. Elle Edwards, 26, was shot outside The Lighthouse in Wallasey, Wirral, shortly before midnight on 24 December
  • Fate of Alireza Akbari: #Iran preparing to execute British citizen - family 
  • Andrew Bridgen has been suspended as a Conservative MP for spreading misinformation about Covid vaccination. It comes after the North West Leicestershire MP posted a tweet that compared vaccines to the Holocaust
  • Paschal O’Hare grows in response to personal injury demand | Irish Legal News
  • The power of philosophy in prison 
  • Conveyancing forms updated to reflect building safety reforms | Law Gazette
  • Harvey Weinstein says #MeToo skewed New York rape conviction in appeal - Lawyers for the disgraced producer ask court of appeals to dismiss rape conviction and order new trial, despite second conviction
  • Kieran Dillon appointed State Solicitor for Donegal | Irish Legal News 
  • Struck off solicitor made bankrupt by former firm | Law Gazette 
  • Cardinal George Pell, Australia’s most senior Catholic who was found guilty and then acquitted of child sexual abuse in recent years, has died in Vatican City aged 81 
  • Junior sues ex-firm for hacking her ‘intimate’ WhatsApp messages | Law Gazette
  • Fieldfisher senior associates Neil Cahill and William Glover examine an ongoing row between Ireland and the European Public Prosecutor’s Office | Irish Legal News 
  • Counter-terrorism police investigate after uranium seized at Heathrow - Border Force officials found small amount on passenger flight from Oman on 29 December 
  • New bar chief concerned about LSB overreach | Law Gazette 
  • NI High Court rejects healthcare waiting times challenge | Irish Legal News
  • #Zambia has killed the death penalty, but other rights remain on death row 
  • Ministers refuse to budge on civil legal aid timetable | Law Gazette 
  • US: Biden urged to close Guantánamo Bay on 21st anniversary of camp’s opening | Irish Legal News
  • Fraudster posed as doctor in UK for 19 years, court hears: Zholia Alemi allegedly forged qualifications despite failing medical degree and was paid up to £1.3m by NHS
  • Negotiations on #Chagos Islands’ sovereignty face legal challenge - Pre-action letter says talks between UK and Mauritius ‘being held without consulting Chagossian people’ 
  • #Brazil riots: Arrests ordered for top officials after capital stormed 
  • Andrew Tate loses bid to end detention in #Romania
  • Church of England announces £100m fund after slavery links 
  • Shamima Begum acknowledges she joined a terror group 
  • Ministers’ procurement bill a ‘charter for cronies’, says Labour - Opposition plans to put forward amendments to outlaw ‘VIP lanes’ and introduce clawback clauses
  • The Ukrainian National Bar Association’s vice president talks about running the legal profession on a war footing | Law Gazette
  • Law PLC has its worst year as all listed firms' share prices fall - Legal Futures