28th February - Law News

Edition 4081: 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: Police should be given power to charge suspects, say senior officers in England. Police chiefs say delays in charging suspects are leading to backlogs of cases and guilty walking free. Full story Guardian Law

Today's Highlighted Video Story: How is the agreement being received in Northern Ireland? A group representing some leading industry bodies has already hailed it as a sign that businesses will get the kind of stability and certainty which they've been hoping for, as well as cutting out a lot of red tape.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Northern Ireland Brexit deal: At-a-glance https://t.co/riuKDCo314 
  • Russell-Cooke and Wedlake Bell post spring trainee retention scores - Legal Cheek https://t.co/n2IR42JBZC
  • NLU students must not look down upon students from other law schools: CJI DY Chandrachud | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/ddRaPbFGvP
  • Elon Musk defends racist tirade by Dilbert creator Scott Adams https://t.co/sZ7Z1ohug8
  • Kim Kardashian gives fans law school update - Legal Cheek https://t.co/O5jMV1lKaF
  • Tender conditions for Dharavi slum redevelopment were revised in public interest, not to favour Adani: Maharashtra to Bombay High Court | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/Vwgyzjw0jn 
  • King Charles has met European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen for tea at Windsor Castle following the unveiling of a new Northern Ireland Brexit deal https://t.co/VzNjJcBZqm 
  • Opening doors to Black lawyers: How Shearman & Sterling is building a more inclusive workforce - Legal Cheek https://t.co/fxI3KvR4CS
  • Legal Notes by Arvind Datar: The Precedential Value of Minority Judgments | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/5oW1n26VNh 
  • Bar Council attempts to clear up confusion after telling chambers to disregard the ‘skills section’ on Gateway pupillage applications - Legal Cheek https://t.co/j3Ri0J7y21
  • Supreme Court issues fresh directions for implementing law prohibiting Manual Scavenging | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/oxzlDabCda
  • Some UK law firms need to more to guard against the risk of potentially abusive litigation, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has warned - Legal Cheek https://t.co/6rPcWasS7c
  • Any perceived obscenity in book or work of art is brought upon by the viewer: Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/gff35gQMmP
  • Inside one of the most followed law firm grad rec Instagram accounts - Legal Cheek https://t.co/z6deae1Fml 
  • McCann FitzGerald hires responsible business head Sabina Cotter | Irish Legal News https://t.co/r3mKoP39Dy 
  • The New IRA has admitted it shot Det Ch Insp John Caldwell in Omagh on Wednesday. It did so in a typed statement which appeared on a wall in Londonderry on Sunday night https://t.co/oKyB414old
  • Court case held in the metaverse - Legal Cheek https://t.co/yrAeOv1XRS 
  • A #Thai drug dealer underwent several facial plastic surgeries to look like "a handsome Korean man" and evade the law, local authorities have said. Saharat Sawangjaeng, who adopted the alias Seong Jimin, was caught last week at a condominium in Bangkok https://t.co/YpxiBM9Pu7
  • Women are being misled and manipulated about abortion by some crisis pregnancy advice centres in the UK, according to evidence from a Panorama investigation https://t.co/qLaWgR7cBg 
  • Pawan Khera: Provisions invoked by UP Police | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/NnzrDOS6QL 
  • Reed Smith records 77% spring trainee retention rate - Legal Cheek https://t.co/bHJgflUWHQ 
  • Thorntons appoints commercial real estate partners | Scottish Legal News https://t.co/23PNzr2I95 
  • A new law increasing the legal age of marriage to 18 has come into force in England and Wales. Previously people could get married at 16 or 17 if they had parental consent https://t.co/WFqC1NQMyj 
  • The College of Legal Practice’s module leader and supervisor Nabeala Fiaz explains how she combines her passion for law and education - Legal Cheek https://t.co/iPgQPunLYT 
  • Only 22 housing possession cases referred to mediation pilot | Law Gazette https://t.co/tp0ltwv7Je 
  • Surge in number of Britons fighting to hold on to their citizenship - After the Shamima Begum decision, figures show a dramatic increase in challenges to Home Office https://t.co/TUM87QUz8A
  • Chief Justice: Civil legal aid cannot be limitless demand-led system | Irish Legal News https://t.co/gPc7NqfaxB
  • #Italy migrant boat shipwreck: Nearly 60 killed off Calabria coast https://t.co/suJ0z9Zpj1
  • "Cuckooing” in the homes of vulnerable people by drug gangs should become a criminal offence, according to a call from the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) thinktank, which has gathered cross-party backing https://t.co/LhvTiogorp
  • Trans violent offenders banned from women’s prisons in England and Wales - New rules also cover transgender women ‘with their male genitalia intact’, says Dominic Raab https://t.co/nLoLKqwGqd 
  • The Observer view on the government’s pointless voter ID scheme https://t.co/BBoFYmHT6i 
  • Cost of living: Ofgem price cap leads to debate over energy bill support https://t.co/3GDQwTFq5n 
  • The government is setting up a job centre league table and will give £250 bonuses to staff who get the most people into work https://t.co/Oqin0BCcKP 
  • NHS staff cried in safety interviews, says watchdog https://t.co/lJ4K0apuNq


27th February - Law News

Edition 4080: 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: A family judge was wrong to take a limited approach in a case concerning an ex-husband’s deliberate and repeated non-disclosure of assets, the Court of Appeal has held. Full story New Law Journal

Today's Highlighted Video Story: UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is set to meet with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, to strike a new Brexit deal for Northern Ireland. Mr Sunak will meet Ms von der Leyen in Berkshire, UK later today, where they are expected to sign off a deal over trade arrangements. The Northern Ireland Protocol has been a big sticking point between the two sides since the UK formally left the EU in 2020, and resulted in a political impasse which also caused a shutdown of the government in Northern Ireland.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Flynn O’Driscoll tops Irish M&A rankings | Irish Legal News https://t.co/S6nVh3DGlM
  • Theatrical bus claimants ordered to pay insurer £75,000 | Law Gazette https://t.co/rceKgQEVu9
  • Faculty promotes career possibilities at the bar | Scottish Legal News https://t.co/pE0jefFdrr 
  • Most students who die by suicide from Dalit, Adivasi communities; judges cannot shy away from social realities: CJI DY Chandrachudd | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/MIDe9hD4XR
  • Supreme Court reveals what it's like to work for a justice - Legal Cheek https://t.co/de56e14UR3 
  • High Court: Bank granted leave to lodge tender on condition that discovery process is completed | Irish Legal News https://t.co/XUQpzRK2DU
  • An unregistered barrister has been disbarred after he made misleading statements in the family court while posing as a ‘criminal barrister' | Law Gazette https://t.co/7TREbimTCo 
  • Bird & Bird becomes latest City player to embrace solicitor apprenticeships - Legal Cheek https://t.co/rjGzdRC6a6
  • Firms told to change client care letters ahead of rule changes | Law Gazette https://t.co/ghqcEHHy4Y
  • Ronnie Clancy KC: It comes as no great surprise that Shamima Begum has lost her appeal against the Home Secretary’s decision of 19 February 2019 depriving her of United Kingdom citizenship | Scottish Legal News https://t.co/POjDLGhWVF
  • Law student claims TC interview offer at US firm's London office was ‘rescinded’ after ‘bofadeez nutz’ voicemail - Legal Cheek https://t.co/5Ps9TKDBrJ
  • Home-working lawyers doing longer hours, research finds - Legal Cheek https://t.co/LVLHwG9Zzg 
  • Solicitor opens advice clinic in home town | Law Gazette https://t.co/WvXSLpax4e 
  • Lawyer of the Month: Aonghus Kelly | Irish Legal News https://t.co/HyY0GNAY8p 
  • 'Am I doing my preferred TC seat too early?' - Legal Cheek https://t.co/FOwZGmSkHu 
  • HMCTS was forewarned about the risk of digital courts | Law Gazette https://t.co/AoRJub4MDT 
  • A round-up of human rights stories from around the world | Scottish Legal News https://t.co/xRSOjyX49E 
  • The Law Commission has extended the timetable for finalising its 14th programme of law reform for the next five years and beyond, which it first consulted on in 2021, receiving 500 responses and nearly 200 suggestions for reform | NLJ https://t.co/CEx3r17EZ9
  • Junior lawyer to deliver aid to earthquake survivors: Sheroze Nadeem left for Turkey and Syria on Friday - Legal Cheek https://t.co/yEGrg0dTgt
  • Lord Neuberger has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the five-day 2023 London International Disputes Week (LIDW) in May | NLJ https://t.co/gNhnQHH0ln 
  • One in 100 police officers in England and Wales faced a criminal charge last year - Figure has surged over the past 10 years with pressure growing for officers to be sacked on the spot https://t.co/vGhjRGNNaN 
  • Family call on Dominic Raab to review plan to release pilot who killed wife - Mother of Joanna Brown, who was bludgeoned to death by husband Robert, says she ‘fears for women’ https://t.co/2GrrfAIjEK


26th February - Law News

Edition 4079: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011.


Today's Highlighted Video Story: Farmers in the Philippines say cheaper imports and rising transportation costs are forcing them to dump their produce. But a group has come together on social media to prevent that. 

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Family call on Dominic Raab to review plan to release pilot who killed wife - Mother of Joanna Brown, who was bludgeoned to death by husband Robert, says she ‘fears for women’ https://t.co/2GrrfAIjEK 
  • Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust prosecuted after three patients died https://t.co/qcuG48I8JF
  • The problem with Israel’s so called ‘crisis of democracy’ - Is the new Netanyahu government really on course to ‘destroy #Israeli democracy’? https://t.co/VIazZSWw0n 
  • The final rules for bringing the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) under the control of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have been agreed | NLJ https://t.co/wQPDPIcQqg
  • Man jailed after solicitors catch £2m will fraud - Legal Futures https://t.co/lUAZQPNFDm
  • Syrian refugees in #Turkey face return to quake-stricken areas https://t.co/ai6JXPePuc
  • The Law Society has called for the UK to sign and ratify the Hague 2019 Convention on the recognition and enforcement of judgments ‘as quickly as possible’ | NLJ https://t.co/pOu3JY5q50 
  • #Nigeria MP arrested with nearly $500,000 before election - Chinyere Igwe was found travelling with the money and a distribution list, police say a day before Nigerian elections https://t.co/cIxHukb7q4
  • Proposals to fine firms up to 5% of their annual turnover for breaches of the professional rule book have been confirmed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) | NLJ https://t.co/MxW2TMHSuM
  • Pilot suggests mediation in possession cases unpopular - Legal Futures https://t.co/t7e4gOCJnq 
  • The first group of 2,000 suspected gang members in #ElSalvador have been moved to a huge new prison, the centrepiece of President Nayib Bukele's self-declared war on crime https://t.co/T7xHRIrd3B
  • The Law Commission has highlighted serious safety concerns surrounding driverless cars, and has called on the government to impose a ban on remotely driving a vehicle from overseas due to lack of enforcement powers | NLJ https://t.co/xKjPPFsTx7
  • Why is the Alex Murdaugh trial captivating US audiences? - The 54-year-old South Carolina attorney has been accused of murdering his wife and son at their rural hunting lodge #US https://t.co/8w5lFvKDUG 
  • A family judge was wrong to take a limited approach in a case concerning an ex-husband’s deliberate and repeated non-disclosure of assets, the Court of Appeal has held | NLJ https://t.co/cixJDZ1rfR
  • Partner’s trainee supervision failure aided “property hijacks” - Legal Futures https://t.co/wEFDETZQQZ
  • #Turkish journalist Mir Ali Ko├žer detained over earthquake reports - He is one of at least four journalists being investigated for reporting or commenting on the earthquake https://t.co/1oDJzUxBqM 
  • An earthquake has shaken parts of Wales overnight. The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the 3.7 magnitude quake happened at 23:59 GMT on Friday. The epicentre was just north of Brynmawr, Blaenau Gwent, and west of Crickhowell, Powys https://t.co/8Shj7nVSki
  • Two Pakistanis leave Guantanamo after 20 years without charges #US https://t.co/freon8AfBa 
  • Lawyers have welcomed plans to keep 24 Nightingale Courts open for another year, but warned more was needed to tackle the backlog of cases | NLJ https://t.co/19L5IHD2HP
  • A man who killed his wife with a hammer is set to be released. With probation in tatters, who will protect us? https://t.co/RnnqD4nWqa 
  • Solicitors "went too far" after client was given vulnerability order - Legal Futures https://t.co/P3lBI3pnqZ 
  • 4 pupils have been suspended from a West Yorkshire secondary school after a copy of the Quran was damaged by students. Wednesday's incident at Wakefield's Kettlethorpe High School happened when a copy of the Islamic text was brought in by a Year 10 pupil https://t.co/RZQPF293SJ