21st January - Law News

Edition 4043: 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: The stories that have come out of the Twitter Files have touched on much more than institutional bias - revealing that, for years, Twitter has been pressured by some very powerful institutions to suppress, moderate and in some cases amplify its content. But given that Elon Musk was also selective with what he chose to hand over to reporters – what are we not seeing in the Twitter Files? 

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Today, 17 people will likely die in unimaginable pain. Here’s how you can help stop that
  • Revealed: Could ChatGPT pass the SQE? | Law Gazette
  • More conflict, more violence: that’s the future if the UK’s new anti-protest law is passed
  • Law firm fined record £20,000 for “reckless” AML breaches - Legal Futures
  • Police looking into Sunak’s failure to wear a seatbelt - No 10 says PM ‘fully accepts mistake’ as Lancashire Constabulary say they are making inquiries
  • People born of rape now recognised in Victims’ Code in England and Wales - Woman conceived through rape campaigned for law change after facing difficulties pursuing justice against her birth father
  • Donald Trump has withdrawn a lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James after a judge accused him of using the courts to seek revenge #US
  • North of England firm Brabners today reported a healthy rise in profits as its stable of celebrity clients continues to grow | Law Gazette
  • Squaring Circles’ Rachael Bicknell appointed to ADGM panel | Scottish Legal News
  • A stalker who targeted the actress Claire Foy has been given a suspended prison sentence and will be repatriated to the #US
  • Acquisitions help Gateley post significant growth in latest results - Legal Futures
  • Police forces in England and Wales have been told to check all their officers against national databases by 31 March. This week the Home Office demanded checks after the case of David Carrick, who admitted dozens of rapes and sexual offences
  • #US judge has ordered Donald Trump and one of his lawyers to jointly pay nearly $1m (£809,190) in fines for a "frivolous" lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and others
  • Influencer Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan are to stay in custody until 27 February after a #Romanian court extended their detention by police. The pair are being investigated over allegations of sexual assault and exploitation
  • Disability rights solicitor to face multiple charges at SDT | Law Gazette
  • Molly Joyce appointed acting executive director of penal reform group | Irish Legal News
  • UK rail firms ordered to stop abusing train cancellations loophole - Cancellations far higher than official data suggests, says ORR, driven by use of unrecorded ‘pre-cancellations’
  • £30m needed to raise prosecutor fees in line with defence | Law Gazette
  • Law firm did not breach contract by releasing off-plan deposits - Legal Futures
  • Romanian Daria Gusa was 16 and still at school, when she says she received a private message on Instagram from Andrew Tate, high-profile influencer who is being investigated
  • Video claiming to show Serbian volunteers training to fight alongside #Russian troops in Ukraine has prompted outrage in Serbia, exposing its complex relationship with Moscow
  • Dentists warn of permanent damage from clear braces ordered online - One man said aligners weakened his front teeth, leaving him unable to bite into an apple
  • MPs call for new tribunal to hear mental health treatment challenges | Law Gazette
  • Omar Mohammed joins Lindsays in Edinburgh | Scottish Legal News 
  • SQE update on the cards to reflect Welsh law | Law Gazette
  • Media get the go-ahead to report family proceedings | Law Gazette
  • Multi-million-pound campaign aims to remove stigma from PI claims - Legal Futures
  • England: Man fined for silent prayer outside abortion facility in Bournemouth | Scottish Legal News
  • Mental health racial bias in England and Wales is ‘inexcusable’, says report - MPs and peers say draft mental health bill must go further to strengthen patients’ choices 
  • Philip Lee promotes media lawyer Tamara Mitchell to senior associate | Irish Legal News
  • Westminster has dragged trans people into its attack on Scotland’s powers 
  • A mental health blogger who took her own life by swallowing a poisonous substance was failed by the psychiatric hospital caring for her, a jury has found Jan 20, 2023
  • ‘Slap in the face’: Tory seats gain more from £4bn levelling up fund, finds analysis