22nd January - Law News

Edition 4044: 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: Imran Khan, the former prime minister of Pakistan, has warned the country could face an economic collapse if there isn’t a general election early this year. The cricketer-turned-politician was ousted in a vote of no confidence last April. Mr Khan has tried to push the government to bring the elections forward. His critics say his efforts are adding to the country’s economic issues.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Elite chefs say kitchen work 'like going to war' - study finds
  • CILEX has acquired the Institute of Paralegals (IoP) and its voluntary regulator, the Professional Paralegal Register (PPR) | NLJ
  • Archbishop will not give new prayer blessing for gay couples
  • Some 770 defendants have been incarcerated for more than two years awaiting trial, as the justice system buckles under the pressure of ever-increasing numbers of prisoners on remand | NLJ
  • Girl whose limbs were amputated after she was wrongly discharged from hospital has had a £39m settlement approved in the High Court. At Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey with "red flags for meningitis and sepsis" but was given paracetamol and discharged
  • Thousands of people protested in Dartmoor on Saturday in opposition to the loss of wild camping rights. It comes after a decision by the high court to outlaw the long-held custom of camping on the moor without asking the landowner's permission 
  • Miss Wales Darcey Corria has suffered a broken pelvis and two broken bones in her neck after an M4 crash. She is being treated at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW), Cardiff, following the crash near Bridgend
  • The head of a people-smuggling ring who fled the UK to avoid jail has been arrested. Tarik Namik led a gang that brought people from Iraq and Iran to the UK hidden in lorries
  • Members of the public across the three main parties support legal aid, research has shown | NLJ
  • A storm of words: The UK’s latest constitutional clash parsed | Scottish Legal News
  • All eight legal regulators need to be more transparent and make more robust decisions, the Legal Services Board (LSB) has declared | NLJ
  • Stagecoach co-founder Dame Ann Gloag charged with human trafficking offences
  • Former chancellor and Tory party chairman Nadhim Zahawi claims an error in his tax affairs was accepted by HMRC as having been "careless and not deliberate"
  • The Law Society issued a plea for an extension and clarity on what’s at stake this week as the controversial Retained EU Law Bill entered its final stage in the House of Commons | NLJ
  • Rishi Sunak fined for not wearing seatbelt in back of car
  • JUSTICE invites applications for our two three-month internship positions commencing in Spring 2023. These are paid positions, funded by The Portal Trust | NLJ
  • Court delay compensation prioritised in legislative programme | Irish Legal News
  • Personal injury lawyers have welcomed aspects of a landmark Court of Appeal decision on mixed injury cases, although some warned it could create ‘more uncertainty’ | NLJ
  • Suicidal patients in England are being put at risk of serious harm, with one in five calls to NHS helplines going unanswered. One caller said after repeatedly trying to get through, staff eventually told her to "think happy thoughts"
  • A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a terrorism offence after he was allegedly spotted with a suspected firearm and suspicious package at a hospital maternity ward 
  • Labour calls for Nadhim Zahawi to be sacked over tax claims
  • Two Irish lawyers among IBA’s new chief officers | Irish Legal News 
  • Three Scots lawyers jailed for money-laundering | Scottish Legal News 
  • Be wary of lone policemen, warns London head teacher - Fionnuala Kennedy, head of Wimbledon High School in south London, made the comments after the David Carrick case 
  • Cian Smith takes top legal role at National Lottery | Irish Legal News