18th January - Law News

Edition 4040: 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: A Dunbartonshire company director has been disqualified for eight years after his firm instigated 193 million automated calls and failed to pay a £500,000 fine. In 2018, Stephen Foote’s firm, CRDNN Limited, contravened regulation 19 and 24 of the privacy and electronic communications regulations 2003 (PECR) in that CRDNN made an approximate 193 million unauthorised automated calls, of which 52,994,243 connected. Full story - Scottish Legal News
Today's Highlighted Video Story: Social media bosses who repeatedly fail to protect children from online harms will face jail, after the Government was forced to head off a potential rebellion by Tory backbenchers. Under the changes to the Online Safety Bill, executives whose platforms fail to block content involving abuse, suicide and self harm could get two years in prison - a concession that prevents a potentially embarrassing Commons defeat for Rishi Sunak

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • The impact of EU law on lawyers' fees | Law Gazette 23 
  • Richard Hartley obituary - Skilful and persuasive barrister who won over the jury for Bruce Grobbelaar and other high-profile clients 
  • My legal life: Michael Kerrigan, Debenhams Ottaway - Profile | Law Gazette
  • SRA sanctioned for wrongly publishing trainee’s ban - Legal Futures
  • The Met could have stopped police rapist David Carrick – how can it have failed yet again?
  • Solicitors face trial as duty of care summary judgment set aside | Law Gazette 
  • MP who received donation from landowner refuses to criticise Dartmoor camping decision - Totnes MP Anthony Mangnall was given £5,000
  • Climate campaigner Greta Thunberg has been detained by police at a protest outside a western #German village. She had been protesting with activists seeking to stop the abandoned village of L├╝tzerath from being demolished for the expansion of a coal mine
  • A trial into a tweet by Elon Musk alleging that he would take Tesla private in a $72bn (£58.7bn) buyout is set to begin on Tuesday. Mr Musk is being sued by Tesla shareholders, who say that he manipulated the share price of the company #US 
  • Former MHC head joins Rethink Ireland board | Irish Legal News 
  • BBC silence on Nadhim Zahawi tax probe 'deafening' - Revelations that the former Tory chancellor owes millions of pounds in tax look to have been filed in the "Michelle Mone drawer"
  • Firm that released £1.28m for failed off-plan did not breach contract | Law Gazette 
  • How to remain competitive with a digital operational strategy - Legal Futures
  • A new law to ban all forms of conversion therapy in England and Wales will include transgender people, the government says 
  • Child Law Project urges action on lack of specialised services and residential placements for vulnerable children | Irish Legal News 
  • Lawyer in the news: Josie Hicklin, Greater Manchester Law Centre - Profile | Law Gazette 
  • Warning after Amazon customer sent dog food instead of iPhone - The online retail giant initially refused to refund the sum because Mr Burton had signed for the delivery
  • DWF announces 15 promotions in Scotland | Scottish Legal News
  • US firms in London shun low-margin work to outperform Brits | Law Gazette 
  • Scotland gender bill: What next for Sunak and Sturgeon? 
  • Killamarsh murders: Probation failings over killer Damien Bendall
  • Tech bosses could face jail time for failing to protect children online, after the government conceded to a backbench rebellion. Nearly 50 Tory MPs wanted to amend the Online Safety Bill
  • A39 Somerset: Double-decker bus crash sparks major incident 
  • Knights moves into Bristol with acquisition number 19 - Legal Futures 
  • Strasbourg lawyer Michael Clements returns to KRW LAW | Irish Legal News 
  • Big majority of Conservative voters support legal aid - poll | Law Gazette
  • Robbie O’Driscoll takes reins of A&L Goodbody in London | Irish Legal News
  • Open justice: ‘Wide-ranging’ initiatives this year | Law Gazette 
  • Bank's solicitor "may have owed duty of care" to third party - Legal Futures
  • David McNaughtan KC returns to Compass Chambers | Scottish Legal News
  • CILEX strengthens 'championing body' role by acquiring paralegal institute | Law Gazette
  • TikTok fined €5m over EU cookie rule violations | Irish Legal News
  • Ex-solicitor to pay £15,000 SRA costs 12 years after strike-off | Law Gazette 
  • Judges allow partial appeal against Rwanda asylum seeker ruling
  • Rishi Sunak blocks Scotland’s gender recognition legislation