14th January - Law News

Edition 4036: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011.


Today's Highlighted Video Story: A day after the man accused of urinating on a woman on an Air India flight seven weeks ago claimed that he did not do so and that it was his elderly co-passenger who urinated on herself, the woman has rubbished the claim, calling it "completely false and concocted".

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Lord Keen of Elie KC: ‘Constitutionally improper’ for UK government to not block GRR Bill | Scottish Legal News
  • Bar regulator fails end-of-year inspection - but SRA fares better | Law Gazette
  • Global bar led by woman for first time in 20 years | Law Gazette
  • Class actions focusing on banks and competition law breaches - Legal Futures
  • Over €500m spent on public inquiries since 1990s | Irish Legal News
  • Arthur Cox promotes two partners in planning and corporate law teams | Irish Legal News
  • Despite his acquittal on all but two charges, the Premier League star Benjamin Mendy may still struggle to shake the image portrayed of him in court - a sex-mad, out-of-control, multi-millionaire
  • Law centre's relief over debt advice funding | Law Gazette
  • #US government has announced name changes for five places whose designations included a racist term for Native American women
  • Footballer Benjamin Mendy has been found not guilty of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault against four young women. The jury failed to reach verdicts on one count of rape and one of attempted rape and a retrial will take place
  • The UK's data watchdog has told the BBC it will not be prosecuting three Jeremy Corbyn supporters - Georgie Robertson, Laura Murray and Harry Hayball - accused of leaking confidential information
  • Members’ provision halved as claimant firm’s profits slip | Law Gazette
  • Naomi Cunningham: The ‘chilling effect’ of Scotland’s proposed gender recognition regime | Scottish Legal News
  • Solicitor’s legal spending platform raises $7m for further expansion - Legal Futures
  • Supreme Court dismisses appeal on community care charges | Law Gazette
  • LAA and Land Registry staff to strike over pay | Law Gazette
  • UK risks being listed as a ‘human rights abuser’, NGO warns - Human Rights Watch warns UK has ‘very short window’ to reverse legislation, including restrictions on the right to protest
  • Police are investigating after a woman died in a dog attack. Armed officers were deployed and seven dogs seized following the attack in Caterham, Surrey
  • A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Elle Edwards, who was shot at a Merseyside pub on Christmas Eve. The 26-year-old beautician was shot in the head at about 23:50 GMT while celebrating Christmas
  • Blixt to pay £22m for first two acquisitions as it builds national practice - Legal Futures
  • Supreme Court to hear leapfrog appeal in ‘reasonable mistake’ child sex case | Irish Legal News
  • Bridging the gap: Size shouldn't be bar to social mobility progress | Law Gazette
  • Analysis: English High Court holds crypto-wallet provider a constructive trustee of stolen funds | Irish Legal News
  • Staff at employee-owned firm receive £3,600 profit shares in first year - Legal Futures
  • Special counsel to look into Biden's handling of classified files #US 
  • 'Underappreciated' associates want to quit - survey | Law Gazette 
  • ‘The nation’s executioners’: the US supreme court’s shift towards capital punishment #US
  • Newcastle United star Joelinton has been charged with drink-driving after being stopped by police in the early hours of the morning. Police said a 26-year-old man was pulled over in the Ponteland Road area of Newcastle