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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.

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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
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  • Richard Hartley obituary - Skilful and persuasive barrister who won over the jury for Bruce Grobbelaar and other high-profile clients https://t.co/olsylX1ma2 
  • My legal life: Michael Kerrigan, Debenhams Ottaway - Profile | Law Gazette https://t.co/TX93o7xn8O
  • SRA sanctioned for wrongly publishing trainee’s ban - Legal Futures https://t.co/0QUA5mcPRY
  • The Met could have stopped police rapist David Carrick – how can it have failed yet again? https://t.co/EtPFZ1OcOz
  • Solicitors face trial as duty of care summary judgment set aside | Law Gazette https://t.co/yuvTTAwqHB 
  • MP who received donation from landowner refuses to criticise Dartmoor camping decision - Totnes MP Anthony Mangnall was given £5,000 https://t.co/P7kyoy1NCh
  • 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 https://t.co/2ibdbCNMg1
  • 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 https://t.co/lNSV12H3MI 
  • Former MHC head joins Rethink Ireland board | Irish Legal News https://t.co/6fYBIb9XfB 
  • 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" https://t.co/YzDx5uxk5p
  • Firm that released £1.28m for failed off-plan did not breach contract | Law Gazette https://t.co/SPimrUX6gz 
  • How to remain competitive with a digital operational strategy - Legal Futures https://t.co/PIDmwADWnm
  • A new law to ban all forms of conversion therapy in England and Wales will include transgender people, the government says https://t.co/xq4FYp3ayJ 
  • Child Law Project urges action on lack of specialised services and residential placements for vulnerable children | Irish Legal News https://t.co/sW3NgUr5Qi 
  • Lawyer in the news: Josie Hicklin, Greater Manchester Law Centre - Profile | Law Gazette https://t.co/FBhXS3GMnX 
  • 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 https://t.co/NcF7g1pUBg
  • DWF announces 15 promotions in Scotland | Scottish Legal News https://t.co/YLSPto1w6o
  • US firms in London shun low-margin work to outperform Brits | Law Gazette https://t.co/2n26GcbKJ2 
  • Scotland gender bill: What next for Sunak and Sturgeon? https://t.co/rY6RzBm15s 
  • Killamarsh murders: Probation failings over killer Damien Bendall https://t.co/i9FAWYotpi
  • 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 https://t.co/vBjEVr71kI
  • A39 Somerset: Double-decker bus crash sparks major incident https://t.co/j7gKKb1kSu 
  • Knights moves into Bristol with acquisition number 19 - Legal Futures https://t.co/fUV5vZ95Q4 
  • Strasbourg lawyer Michael Clements returns to KRW LAW | Irish Legal News https://t.co/3TS1fVl5FY 
  • Big majority of Conservative voters support legal aid - poll | Law Gazette https://t.co/IVMDBqrAVy
  • Robbie O’Driscoll takes reins of A&L Goodbody in London | Irish Legal News https://t.co/xIzQdFeW5K
  • Open justice: ‘Wide-ranging’ initiatives this year | Law Gazette https://t.co/ulpB4KmtJG 
  • Bank's solicitor "may have owed duty of care" to third party - Legal Futures https://t.co/Sx2RvfpCoo
  • David McNaughtan KC returns to Compass Chambers | Scottish Legal News https://t.co/5lLtOhtqMW
  • CILEX strengthens 'championing body' role by acquiring paralegal institute | Law Gazette https://t.co/Nf8YFxdUZy
  • TikTok fined €5m over EU cookie rule violations | Irish Legal News https://t.co/N0xUDtjo3v
  • Ex-solicitor to pay £15,000 SRA costs 12 years after strike-off | Law Gazette https://t.co/N3NBUoeV0o 
  • Judges allow partial appeal against Rwanda asylum seeker ruling https://t.co/Xs5D6xRF66
  • Rishi Sunak blocks Scotland’s gender recognition legislation https://t.co/t2yGmIw468