26th January - Law News

Edition 4046: 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: Afghan women judges were ‘hunted’ by Taliban before relocating to Ireland. Full story - Irish Legal News  
Today's Highlighted Video Story: Prosecutors and the defense gave opening statements in the trial of former South Carolina (US) attorney Alex Murdaugh, who is charged with killing his wife and son.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Donald Trump will be allowed back onto Facebook and Instagram, after Meta announced it would be ending its two-year suspension of his accounts
  • Solicitors need ECHR rights, too | Law Gazette
  • The importance of L&D for your (invaluable) legal accounts department - Legal Futures
  • FCA concerned about 'inappropriate sourcing' of CMC clients | Law Gazette
  • Allahabad High Court grants anticipatory bail to man accused of inciting public to demolish Gyanvapi mosque | Bar & Bench #India
  • A quarter of judgments still unpublished | Law Gazette
  • Probation service and ministers have ‘blood on hands’, say Zara Aleena’s family - Watchdog report uncovers series of failings in supervision of Jordan McSweeney, who murdered the law graduate last year
  • A disabled woman said she was reduced to tears when asked to leave a pub because of her assistance dog. Louise Harris, who has multiple sclerosis, was approached by a manager in Hanley Wetherspoons on 13 January
  • High Court rejects committal applications against City partners - Legal Futures
  • It's time for law officers to stand up to ministers, say peers | Law Gazette
  • Tory MP's private member’s bill would enable courts in England and Wales to penalise wealthy figures using vexatious litigation known as Slapps
  • Costly turnpikes on the silk road | Law Gazette
  • Ex-managing partner fails in £80k claim despite discrimination finding - Legal Futures
  • UK government ‘let lawyers bypass sanctions’ to help Putin ally sue journalist - Documents seen by Open Democracy show UK firm got approval to engage with Wagner group founder Yevgeny Prigozhin
  • Slater and Gordon seeks new funding after reporting another huge loss | Law Gazette
  • The boss of Eurostar has said its trains between the UK and Paris are carrying 30% fewer passengers. Chief executive Gwendoline Cazenave said with post-Brexit border checks and current levels of border staff, there were "bottlenecks" in stations
  • Influencer Andrew Tate said the case against him was "empty" as he was taken for questioning at #Romania's organised crime unit on Wednesday. He is currently detained alongside his brother Tristan over allegations of rape and human trafficking 
  • A quarter of listed cases not published by National Archives - Legal Futures
  • Justin Bieber sells rights to songs for $200m
  • Referral routes widened for early advice pilot | Law Gazette
  • Stricter rules for tattoos and piercings in Wales - About 3,500 practitioners will need to be licensed and 1,868 business premises will require approval 
  • CMCs still pushing out “misleading and unfair” advertising - Legal Futures
  • Fears missing couple and baby are sleeping in tent in icy temperatures 
  • Zara Aleena’s family may sue over murder by released prisoner - Legal action being considered after report highlights failings that allowed Jordan McSweeney to kill London woman
  • A nightclub where a footballer was stabbed to death on the dance floor has lost its licence amid fears it posed "terrifying" risks to public safety. Cody Fisher was killed at the Crane venue in Digbeth, Birmingham 
  • Trans rights in Scotland and a constitutional clash
  • Children punched and hit over the head in care homes rated ‘good’ 
  • A person has been found guilty of raping two women in attacks carried out before she changed gender. Isla Bryson committed the crimes in Clydebank and Glasgow in 2016 and 2019