23rd 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.


Focus of the Day Law News/Article: 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’. Full story - New Law Journal  
Today's Highlighted Video Story: Sara & Hossein Asset Holdings Ltd (Respondent) v Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd (Appellant) - Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd (Blacks) rented commercial retail premises from Sara & Hossein Asset Holdings Ltd (S&H) pursuant to two leases dated 2013 and 2018 respectively (the Leases). S&H claimed service charge arrears from Blacks for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 under the Leases. The Leases provided that S&H shall calculate the total cost of various services and expenses. Once this was ascertained, the Leases provided that S&H would give Blacks a certificate with the amount of the total cost and the sum payable by Blacks. Blacks argued that the service charges were excessive and not properly due under the Leases.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Civil servant who finished LLB in 2021 becomes country’s youngest judge at 29 - Legal Cheek 
  • US Department of Justice (DoJ) investigators have found six more classified documents during a 13-hour search of President Joe Biden's home in Delaware, a lawyer for Mr Biden says
  • The Weekly Round-up: Anti-strike laws, war crimes, and gender recognition certificates - UK Human Rights Blog
  • #Indian PM Narendra Modi ‘directly’ responsible for the 2002 Gujarat massacre of Muslims
  • Energy suppliers should stop forcing vulnerable households on to prepayment meters, the government has said. Business Secretary Grant Shapps' warned he would "name and shame" suppliers who were doing "nowhere near enough" for vulnerable customers 
  • US law firms in London outperform UK rivals thanks to focus on high margin work - Legal Cheek
  • CA rules for claimants in mixed injuries cases - but uncertainty remains - Legal Futures
  • Clifford Chance's top paid partner made almost £5 million last year, records show - Legal Cheek
  • Sturgeon: I trust 16-year-olds to make decisions 
  • Türkiye, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia lead Muslim world's outrage after #Sweden allowed a notorious habitual offender Rasmus Paludan to burn a copy of Holy Quran under "freedom of expression" guise 
  • Clifford Chance posts 69% spring retention result - Legal Cheek 
  • Probe urged over claims BBC chair helped Johnson secure loan
  • Police investigating rape claims in England believe victim-blaming myths, study finds
  • Call for a parliamentary investigation into claims the chairman of the BBC helped Boris Johnson secure a loan - weeks before the then-prime minister recommended him for the role
  • Police in California are responding to a shooting that has left several people injured, according to #US media reports. The incident happened in Monterey Park, located about eight miles (13km) east of Los Angeles, after 22:00 local time on Saturday
  • Flawed costs reforms must be fixed before next roll-out - Legal Futures 
  • What to expect when you start out as a lawyer - Legal Cheek 
  • Revealed: scores of child asylum seekers kidnapped from Home Office hotel - Call for inquiry after Observer investigation uncovers scale of trafficking by criminal gangs 
  • Regulator mulls tweaking SQE to reflect Welsh law - Legal Cheek
  • Stoking a culture war? No, Nicola Sturgeon, this is about balancing conflicting rights 
  • Firm handed largest-ever fine for transparency rules non-compliance - Legal Futures 
  • Kanye West’s lawyers Greenberg Traurig request court’s permission to use newspaper ads to tell him they quit - Legal Cheek