31st January - Law News

Edition 4051: 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: In Jerusalem, another Palestinian man has been killed by Israeli security forces, as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken touched down in the country. Following a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he called on both sides to calm tensions and honour 'the vision of two states'. But amid mounting anger and bloodshed, can his words have any real impact?

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Publication of criminal antecedents: Supreme Court seeks ECI response in BJP review petition against contempt proceedings | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/AHpgP2oyxK
  • 10 memes that accurately capture the pain of TC application season - Legal Cheek https://t.co/UG6s5aAM1Z 
  • Family judges will invite local MPs to attend court, the government has said in its response to the Justice Committee report | NLJ https://t.co/i9Ho8uswaD
  • How ESG is shaking things up at law firms - Legal Cheek https://t.co/YybpbPh1b
  • The legal profession marked the Day of the Endangered Lawyer this week, this year focusing on Afghanistan | NLJ https://t.co/Dk4qCYF2SL
  • Judge tells Kanye West's lawyers Greenberg Traurig to try harder to reach him - Legal Cheek https://t.co/qirUPrDHW1
  • A legal challenge against the UK government’s decision not to order an investigation into Russian interference in UK democratic processes has cleared its first hurdle at the European Court of Human Rights | NLJ https://t.co/MdmdFLByC
  • Suits out, sequins in! ‘Diva of Divorce’ Ayesha Vardag reveals new firm dress code which encourages lawyers to express themselves with gold leather trousers, scarlet Dr Martens and even pink hair - Legal Cheek https://t.co/bpjMpQUBKM
  • Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas has settled a legal dispute with an ex-partner who accused him of "deceptively" transmitting HIV to him https://t.co/Vx8Dx3qyAx
  • The Lord Chancellor Dominic Raab’s flagship Bill of Rights Bill has come under fire in a devastating report by peers and MPs | NLJ https://t.co/dm6s6II5nq
  • Over 700 solicitors admitted through new SQE route - Legal Cheek https://t.co/OThPn7vacJ
  • A draft statutory code of practice to stop ‘fire and rehire’ practices has been published by the government | NLJ https://t.co/SWRmOHMCs1
  • Rebuke for solicitor who made ‘lewd gesture’ at firm Christmas party - Legal Cheek https://t.co/0GFdDlN8Ls
  • Thousands of NHS staff with long Covid risk losing their pay https://t.co/xHphDscX47
  • Sportswear chain JD Sports has said stored data relating to 10 million customers might be at risk after it was hit by a cyber attack, information that "may have been accessed" by hackers included names, addresses, email accounts, phone numbers https://t.co/b999MffNea
  • The number of crown court cases waiting for trial for two years or more has reached a record high, official figures show | NLJ https://t.co/DHv6cCTSD2
  • Trowers and Travers reveal spring retention rates - Legal Cheek https://t.co/1DXdoMXCKT
  • A major search is under way for a woman who went missing while walking her dog. Nicola Bulley, from Inskip, was last seen walking on a footpath by the river off Garstang Road, in St Michael's on Wyre https://t.co/0kwBQHKBJ
  • Teacher accused of abuse at Edinburgh schools arrested - The man, who the BBC is calling Edgar, taught at private schools Edinburgh Academy and Fettes College in the 1960s and 70s https://t.co/EvG5kLl2aN
  • At least 28 people have been killed in an explosion at a mosque in the #Pakistani city of Peshawar. The blast happened when the mosque was packed with worshippers and more than 150 people were injured https://t.co/y7SGrOvvhv
  • 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 https://t.co/SEFKi3Ivb
  • Forsters boosts NQ lawyer pay to £80k - also ups law school maintenance grants - Legal Cheek https://t.co/cBnaJqt8m
  • Lisa Law joins Ledingham Chalmers in Inverness | Scottish Legal News https://t.co/MXV8U42azg
  • Revealed: Cressida Dick sought £500,000 to quit as Met chief - documents show tense exchanges between senior aide and London mayor’s office over ousting https://t.co/EFWpQEl8zd
  • Tyre Nichols' lawyer urges lawmakers to pass urgent police reforms #US https://t.co/KIAAhLTTOp
  • Which practice area boasts the smartest lawyers? - Legal Cheek https://t.co/P5o68kfUk
  • Partner promotions at McCash & Hunter | Scottish Legal News https://t.co/2rYPcK3z3P
  • Erdogan says Turkey may block #Sweden's Nato membership bid https://t.co/QsjGo0TwqW 
  • High Court: Enoch Burke to be fined €700 per day if he continues to defy court order | Irish Legal News https://t.co/PEXd5bs0oG
  • Tories call for action over legal threats from powerful figures facing scrutiny - Solicitors accused of using lawsuits to stifle criticism of prominent figures include those acting for Nadhim Zahawi https://t.co/GpSSBhUsHl