5th January - Law News

Edition 4027: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011.

Season's Greetings to all readers!
Today's Highlighted Video Story: Australians are holding on to about $4000 each in cash, according to the Reserve Bank. But with the move towards digital transactions and cash being used for money laundering, what reasons are there to keep it? Nassim Khadem explains why it's still important to some.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Slater & Gordon accepts £82k fine for Quindell system failures - Legal Futures 
  • Border Force strikes could be extended to Dover and other ports 
  • PI firm lost almost £8m in year before restructure | Law Gazette 
  • Trump blaming abortion for midterms flop shows ‘ship is sinking’, insider says #US 
  • Streamlining your firm’s handling of matter mobility - Legal Futures
  • Shearman & Sterling and Hogan Lovells respond to merger rumours | Law Gazette
  • Supreme Court: Law firm waived equitable lien with new retainer - Legal Futures
  • Solicitor struck off after immigration clients misled for years | Law Gazette
  • Record number of women apply for silk as 95 KCs are appointed - Legal Futures
  • Man leaps out of crown court dock and flees after sentencing - Nicholas Bunclark, 30, escaped from Liverpool crown court after being given jail sentence for assault 
  • Beijing overrules Hong Kong courts to allow authorities to bar British barristers from security law trials - The Global Legal Post 
  • Foreign lawyer was duped by suspected fraudster to front firm - Legal Futures
  • Linklaters bolsters global dispute resolution offering with partner hires in Spain and China - The Global Legal Post 
  • Olympic cyclist Mark Cavendish and his wife were subjected to a knifepoint robbery while at home with their children, a trial has heard 
  • Scottish firm fails to avoid English negligence claim in jurisdiction appeal | Law Gazette
  • The son of Aled Davies, who went missing on New Year's Eve, has urged people to check their CCTV footage for any signs of him. Gruffudd Glyn said any footage would be vital to help establish his father's movements that night 
  • Evidence show grooming & sexual exploitation of a schoolgirl was handed to MI5 months before she was charged with terrorism offences. The prosecution of Rhianan Rudd was later dropped after the Home Office concluded she was a victim of exploitation
  • #Iran's Revolutionary Guards set to be labelled as terrorist group by UK 
  • Sam Bankman-Fried pleaded not guilty in a US court to claims that he took customer deposits at FTX to fund his other firm, Alameda Research #US 
  • ‘Everyone is looking for options’: Russian women fly to #Argentina to give birth - South American country is experiencing a boom in birth tourism, as Russians make use of rare visa-free travel 
  • A woman who falsely claimed she had been raped and trafficked by an Asian grooming gang has been found guilty of perverting the course of justice. Eleanor Williams, 22, of Barrow-in-Furness, was found guilty of eight counts at Preston Crown Court 
  • Advancing a Human Rights-Based Approach to Access to Medicines: Lessons Learned from the Constitutional Court of Peru – Health and Human Rights Journal