9th January - Law News

Edition 4031: 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: More than half a million pounds has been spent to care for dogs involved in court cases over the past three years. Full story - Scottish Legal News

Today's Highlighted Video Story: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s justice minister has unveiled a plan to overhaul the country’s judicial system and weaken the country’s Supreme Court. Thousands of Israelis have protested against proposals to strip the Supreme Court of its powers to overturn laws voted on in the Knesset. 

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Business leader Helen Pitcher has been appointed Chair of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), the independent selection body for courts and tribunals judiciary | NLJ 
  • Supporters of #Brazilian far-right ex-President Jair Bolsonaro have stormed Congress and the Supreme Court and surrounded the presidential Palace
  • Ministers have launched a consultation relating to the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments—a key issue for lawyers since Brexit | NLJ
  • The Home Office is consulting on extending the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002's (POCA 2002) investigative powers to staff at five organisations | NLJ 
  • Electronic trade, hate crime and automated vehicles are among the subjects of eight major reports published by the Law Commission in the past 12 months | NLJ
  • A total of 68 mergers were notified to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) in 2022, a 16 per cent decrease from 81 in 2021, according to its annual merger report | Irish Legal News
  • Ana Montes - among the best-known Cold War spies caught by the #US - has been released from prison after more than 20 years in custody
  • Two men have been hanged in #Iran for allegedly killing a member of the military during nationwide protests. Mohammad Mahdi Karami and Seyed Mohammad Hosseini were found guilty of "corruption on earth"
  • Cases of the Year: 2022 - UK Human Rights Blog
  • An #Italian man has admitted stealing more than 1,000 unpublished manuscripts, many written by high-profile authors. Filippo Bernardini impersonated figures from the publishing industry to trick people into handing over their works 
  • A six-year-old boy has been detained by police after shooting a teacher in the #US state of Virginia, officers say. The shooting happened shortly after 14:00 local time (19:00 GMT) at Richneck Elementary School in the city of Newport News
  • Wikipedia's parent company has denied claims the Saudi government infiltrated its team in the Middle East. International human rights groups said #Saudi officials had altered or deleted content on the website 
  • Schoolchildren have formed a guard of honour in memory of a footballer who was stabbed to death on a nightclub dancefloor on Boxing Day. There was also be a minute's silence for Cody Fisher at his club's match 
  • Partner appointments at MBM Commercial | Scottish Legal News