28th March - Law News

Edition 4109: 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: Pregnant women in English jails are seven times more likely to suffer stillbirth - campaigners demand new sentencing guidelines after data reveals a dramatic rise in the chance of a prisoner’s baby dying. Full story Gurdian Law
Today's Highlighted Video Story: Labour's governing body is to vote on banning the party's former leader Jeremy Corbyn from standing as a Labour candidate. Keir Starmer will put the rule change to the National Executive committee. Mr Corbyn, who is already suspended from the parliamentary party after a row over anti semitism, is now being banned from standing on the wider charge of leading Labour to electoral disaster in 2019.
But Mr Corbyn insisted he was "not going anywhere".

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Dramatic scenes from school shooting in Tennessee Dramatic scenes from school shooting in Tennessee Six people, three of them children, have been killed in a primary school shooting in Nashville #US https://t.co/AMPJX8Xkh4
  • Sad day for the State: Madhya Pradesh High Court warns lawyers of contempt action if they do not end strike | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/0tDkGXeZd
  • GPT-4 claims it could 'potentially replace' paralegals: New AI tool reckons it can replicate their research and organisational skills - Legal Cheek https://t.co/gHv6jpiMDh
  • More UK in-house teams plan to cut legal spend than most global peers, study shows - The Global Legal Post https://t.co/8Oa0FB1tNS
  • HSF becomes first City law firm to sign up to ‘living pension’ - Legal Cheek https://t.co/k8FJeRWSF
  • 'A crucial part of managing risk': IBA takes global view of professional indemnity insurance: New report from International Bar Association asks whether indemnity insurance should be mandatory for lawyers in every jurisdiction - The Global Legal Post https://t.co/sxczszJTw
  • #Israel judicial reform: the reforms will shield PM Netanyahu, who is currently on trial for alleged corruption https://t.co/MOmFT1oXCd
  • After it was reported that an unnamed OnlyFans creator had claimed tax relief on breast enhancement surgery, the accountant who filed the return has said she was "surprised" to see it making headlines https://t.co/dk3EkI6WHC
  • Man who praised Samuel Paty murder found guilty of terrorism offences - Ajmal Shahpal also praised the killer of French school teacher Samuel Paty for being "as brave as a lion" https://t.co/ioIuECBLkF
  • Trainee solicitor stole over £100k from firm to fund gambling addiction and was jailed for two years - Legal Cheek https://t.co/KP5SLfEDGB 
  • #Kenya’s Landmark Supreme Court Decision on Non-Discrimination for Sexual Minorities | OHRH https://t.co/h9YLnO5cpR
  • Cleary secures Linklaters private equity partner to continue run of senior London lateral hires - The Global Legal Post https://t.co/rKMJLt58jZ
  • Did deregulation kill SVB? - Legal Cheek https://t.co/9rhawxvXsM 
  • POCSO Act: Delhi High Court suspends sentence of man after noting girl lied about her age to accused, eloped with him voluntarily | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/fNvKaVPGwD 
  • Meet the Lambo-driving criminal law solicitor with over 100k followers on TikTok - Legal Cheek https://t.co/iRppsEpDEU 
  • The voting numbers behind Humza Yousaf's victory as SNP leader and the new first minister of Scotland https://t.co/OSMGMeM91M
  • Georgina McManus: 'Part of my job is to liaise with creative people and help bring fantasy to reality' - The Global Legal Post https://t.co/rKhuPaf0Bo 
  • Union leader urges TUC to unite in defying planned anti-strike law - Fire Brigades Union chief says joint action needed to oppose minimum service levels bill https://t.co/NsmvyvVFch 
  • Plea in Supreme Court challenges Section 8(3) of Representation of People Act providing automatic disqualification of convicted MPs/ MLAs | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/XrrT7FAtIR 
  • Reddit user asks ChatGPT to explain Donoghue v Stevenson in a ‘gangsta way’ - Legal Cheek https://t.co/0e8klqAPwz
  • Senior Advocate Gaurav Pachnanda fast-tracked to the English Bar | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/TdBqZEnj4T 
  • Simmons & Simmons posts 75% spring retention rate - Legal Cheek https://t.co/sSRXTEilY3 
  • How Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal and Subramanian Swamy once united to challenge criminal defamation law | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/uYV1tzbRFS
  • Sweet success! Law firm dishes out Wonka-style golden ticket TC offers - Legal Cheek https://t.co/CZ5n07yrre
  • The Joint Committee on Human Rights is seeking evidence from lawyers as part of an inquiry into the Illegal Migration Bill | NLJ https://t.co/xkxUlhk0Wt
  • Brown Rudnick and Mishcon de Reya elected to board of network helping police cryptoassets - The Global Legal Post https://t.co/NyOAa5aJYe
  • Muslim lawyers share advice this Ramadan - Legal Cheek https://t.co/VFNomjMMB1


27th March - Law News

Edition 4108: 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: Family lawyers have queried the value of compulsory mediation, following government proposals to make it a prerequisite to the family courts. Full story New Law Journal
Today's Highlighted Video Story: Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets across Israel after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired his defence minister. Yoav Gallant had spoken out against controversial plans to overhaul the justice system. In Jerusalem, police and soldiers used water cannon against demonstrators near Mr Netanyahu's house. Early on Monday morning, Israel's President Isaac Herzog called on the government to halt the reforms

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Creed III actor Jonathan Majors has been arrested on strangulation, assault and harassment charges. The New York Police Department said Mr Majors, who stars alongside Michael B Jordan in the recently released film, was involved in a domestic dispute #US https://t.co/ztODFPM0MT
  • A major incident has been declared after about 200 barrels of reservoir fluid including oil leaked into the water at Poole Harbour in Dorset https://t.co/tSv7ftAyCf 
  • Pregnant women in English jails are seven times more likely to suffer stillbirth https://t.co/LjcJGi6Ira
  • Lawyer writes to Supreme Court for gender-neutral bathrooms, LGBTQIA+ representation on Gender Sensitisation Committee | Bar & Bench #India https://t.co/L6oeUDZ30k
  • 'Wrong people, time and attitude': Society's warning over mediation reforms | Law Gazette https://t.co/OHqHTZdi7O
  • Children as young as eight are being strip-searched by the police, according to a report showing "deeply concerning" and "widespread" failures. It also found black children were up to six times more likely to be searched than the overall child population https://t.co/kBU6TfECeL 
  • Linklaters gives lawyers option to switch bank holidays: Magic Circle firm says move will provide flexibility to observe religious and cultural events - Legal Cheek https://t.co/TuQ7HHms3D
  • Ministers are planning to bring in tougher sentences for murder where it is preceded by domestic abuse| NLJ https://t.co/R6Ik0pQas4
  • The Weekly Round-up: Putin's arrest warrant, "Increasingly authoritarian" UK, Murderer sentencing - UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/PZsaUaYUJ2
  • Lawyers have welcomed the Bar Council of India’s historic decision to allow foreign lawyers and law firms to practise law in India, on a restricted and reciprocal basis | NLJ https://t.co/nu2rlWWrvJ
  • Nato has condemned #Russia's "dangerous" and "irresponsible" rhetoric after Vladimir Putin's decision to station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus https://t.co/9KJOX7YvDv 
  • Baker McKenzie keeps 13 out of 18 spring qualifying trainees - Legal Cheek https://t.co/8HeQflQk1C 
  • The sale of laughing gas will be banned under plans to tackle anti-social behaviour, Michael Gove has announced, stating that nitrous oxide can have a "damaging effect on young brains" and its public use can lead to "greater lawlessness" https://t.co/v5ePX9jERn 
  • PII premium rises dip below 10% as market softens at last | Law Gazette https://t.co/EBT8ZwaBZX
  • 2023: Year of the Nuisance? - UK Human Rights Blog https://t.co/mV0vrkELSr 
  • Stress of Ofsted inspections cited as factor in deaths of 10 teachers - Observer investigation uncovers link between school reports and heart attacks, strokes and nervous breakdowns https://t.co/hqTDl64iOZ 
  • Justice secretary Dominic Raab acted unlawfully in amending the rules governing Parole Board hearings, the High Court has held | NLJ https://t.co/qItU7Xx178
  • Clyde & Co launches ‘paralegal academy’ with route to solicitor qualification - Legal Cheek https://t.co/MdVcKAuU7K
  • People in #Lebanon have woken up in two rival time zones, amid a row between political and religious authorities over when clocks should go forward https://t.co/XurQsEYOV5 
  • Sony tries to hit pause on copyright battle with Jimi Hendrix Experience estates | Law Gazette https://t.co/weS4oaov38
  • Bar course grad wins The Apprentice 2023: Marnie Swindells secures Alan Sugar’s £250,000 investment for boxing gym business - Legal Cheek https://t.co/URymLQsAva 
  • Family lawyers have queried the value of compulsory mediation, following government proposals to make it a prerequisite to the family courts | NLJ https://t.co/T21DoYZXh1
  • Offenders who engage in anti-social behaviour will have to do immediate community work in hi-vis jackets or jumpsuits under new government plans. It aims to have people repair damage they cause within 48 hours of being given an order https://t.co/odIP2DQ9nS 
  • Top Tory MPs ask for £10,000 a day to work for fake Korean company - Video footage shows Matt Hancock and Kwasi Kwarteng discussing pay rates after being duped by campaigners https://t.co/a0DKNE0xnT 
  • A man has been arrested on suspicion of blackmailing TV presenter Alison Hammond. West Midlands police said the 36-year-old was arrested at an address in Warwickshire on Saturday evening https://t.co/Wwgn5wVfUT 
  • Cab rank rule row rocks the Bar: Does saving the planet trump barristers’ professional obligation to represent everyone? - Legal Cheek https://t.co/vliuD3qiiR