20th January - Law News

Edition 4042: 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: The government has stalled on proposals to introduce a ‘failure to prevent’ offence on fraud—made as part of the Law Commission’s recommendations for tackling economic crime last June and reiterated by the Justice Select Committee in October. Full story - New Law Journal
Today's Highlighted Video Story: Big companies are using their leverage to get employees back in the office without any convincing reasons says founder & CEO of EZPR Ed Zitron. Plus, the New York Times’ Kashmir Hill explains the controversy surrounding Madison Square Garden’s use of facial recognition technology to ban some customers. And Sangeeta Singh-Kurtz and Lakshmi Rengarajan, hosts of the “Land of the Giants: Dating Games” podcast, discuss the rise of premium dating apps

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Government must show commitment to defending the rule of law | Law Gazette
  • Legal experts call for new UK offence of inducing sexual activity by deception
  • Lord chancellor need not be a lawyer, peers conclude | Law Gazette
  • Usain Bolt lawyers say $12.7m is missing from Olympic champion’s account
  • Next PM “could separate roles of Lord Chancellor and justice secretary” - Legal Futures
  • Dechert in court over allegations of leaks and wrongdoing | Law Gazette 
  • MoJ hails success of family mediation vouchers | Law Gazette 
  • Actor Alec Baldwin will be charged with involuntary manslaughter over the shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was killed on a film set when he fired a prop gun #US
  • Libor 'fall guy' Hayes finally has review date | Law Gazette
  • MoJ calls for evidence on dual or multiple discount rates - Legal Futures
  • Society slams retained EU law 'sunset' measure | Law Gazette
  • President Macron's reform programme faces a make-or-break moment, as #frenchielover unions stage a day of mass strikes and protests on Thursday against his plans to push back the age of retirement
  • Ex-Barclays boss saw Jeffrey Epstein abuse young women, #US lawsuit claims
  • Drink drive barrister rebuked by SRA | Law Gazette
  • British actor Julian Sands has been reported missing after going hiking in mountains north of Los Angeles. He disappeared last Friday in the Baldy Bowl area during bad weather in the San Gabriel Mountains #US
  • LawtechUK: Regulatory risks of AI "inhibiting law firm adoption" - Legal Futures
  • Brexiter James Dyson has accused the government of having a "stupid" and "short-sighted" approach to the economy and business in the UK. He said growth had "become a dirty word" during Rishi Sunak's premiership
  • Steve Banerjee's Chippendales, the #Indian whose US strip club empire ended with a murder
  • Father issues plea for mum missing with newborn - Constance "Toots" Marten, 35, Mark Gordon and their baby have been missing since their car broke down and caught fire near Bolton on 5 January
  • Jacinda Ardern, #NewZealand PM quits citing burnout - The shock announcement comes as polling indicates her Labour Party party faces a difficult path to re-election on 14 October
  • Costs protection still in place for last-minute discontinuance, rules CoA | Law Gazette