31st March - Law News

Edition 4112: 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:  Professor Dagmar Schiek of University College Cork (UCC) has been awarded a European Union research grant of €2.5 million to develop a new theory of European law. Professor Schiek is the first legal scholar in Ireland to secure an ERC Advanced Grant. She has received funding for a project entitled RIGHTS-TO-UNITE. The project aims to generate a new socio-legal theory of European integration, covering the EU and its neighbours, and to explore its viability through qualitative research. Full story Irish Legal News
Today's Highlighted Video Story: Lanny Davis, the attorney representing Michael Cohen, urged people watching the case to remember that former President Donald Trump is innocent until proven guilty in the hush money case he's facing in Manhattan. However, Davis believes the case against Trump is strong


Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Paltrow awarded 'symbolic' $1
  • Former #US President Donald Trump will be charged over hush money payments made to a porn star just before the 2016 presidential election. The details of the charges he will face have not yet been released 
  • Thorntons appoints seven newly qualified solicitors | Scottish Legal News
  • Declaration of Conscience a "magician's trick", says top KC - Legal Futures
  • DCC Malcolm Graham appointed to the Scottish Sentencing Council | Scottish Legal News
  • New appointments at Tughans | Irish Legal News
  • Regional litigation funder lifts £1m cap on new investments | Law Gazette
  • Lawyers should “draw line” on which clients to represent - Legal Futures
  • Family lawyers welcome 'revolutionary' surrogacy recommendations | Law Gazette
  • Notorious prisoner Charles Bronson has lost his latest bid to be freed from jail, the Parole Board has said. The panel said he had a "history of persistent rule-breaking", "lives his life rigidly by his own rules"
  • Carolyn Jameson recruited as Citizen Ticket chair | Scottish Legal News
  • 'Impact investors' needed to build justicetech ecosystem | Law Gazette 
  • LSB chief: We’re “five years too late” to regulate AI - Legal Futures 
  • The police watchdog has referred the case of an unarmed black man shot dead by an officer to the CPS. Father-to-be Chris Kaba, 24, was shot by a Met Police officer through the windscreen of a car in Streatham Hill, south London, on 5 September last year
  • Humza Yousaf's first question session in the Scottish Parliament has been hit by a series of disruptions from climate protesters. The public gallery in the Holyrood chamber was eventually cleared after the session had to be suspended five times
  • 'National Legal Service' plan puts City levy back on the agenda | Law Gazette
  • Brian McConnachie KC fined £8,000 and censured over phone messages | Scottish Legal News
  • Bhatia tells SDT he was 'fairy godmother' to pregnant employee | Law Gazette
  • SRA warns profession: Practising fees will go up this year - Legal Futures
  • 'Cautiously optimistic' ombudsman plans to halve waiting times | Law Gazette
  • Simple rules of engagement for barristers - Retired circuit judge Alasdair Darroch on observing the ‘cab rank’ rule
  • Innes & Mackay named top estate agency for second year running | Scottish Legal News
  • #Switzerland and France accused of lack of climate action in ECHR hearing 
  • Council allowed to defend £6m claim despite 'inexcusable' delay | Law Gazette 
  • Europe’s human rights watchdog warns UK over illegal migration bill 
  • Oisín McLoughlin joins Ogier Leman LLP | Irish Legal News 
  • A man has been found guilty of murdering a 71-year-old who mistook his home for a B&B and got into his bed. Margaret Barnes, from Birmingham, died following the attack last July while she was visiting Barmouth, Gwynedd
  • Northern Ireland software developer settles disability discrimination case | Irish Legal News 
  • Addleshaw Goddard marks first anniversary in Ireland with launch of energy practice | Irish Legal News 
  • Rishi Sunak's wife has shares in childcare firm that will benefit from budget policy - calls for an investigation after it emerged Akshata Murthy is a shareholder in Koru Kids - one of England's six private childminder agencies 
  • Met Police drop sexual assault investigation into Tory MP Julian Knight - Scotland Yard received an allegation on 28 October last year, before a further referral relating to the incident was made on 7 December
  • Welsh government to press ahead with visitor levy plan - Proposal for charge to stay overnight in commercially let accommodation will be put to Senedd 
  • Angry Fox News chief said fact-checks of Trump’s election lies ‘bad for business’ - Suzanne Scott wrote in December 2020 that fact-checks ‘have to stop’, messages obtained from $1.6bn Dominion lawsuit reveal #US
  • Billionaire chic: the meaning of Gwyneth Paltrow’s court wardrobe 
  • I’ve seen abusers use family courts to control and torment victims – but change is coming | Charlotte Proudman 
  • Intended parents should get legal status from birth, says British surrogacy review 
  • Adidas asks #US to bar Black Lives Matter from using three stripes in trademark - The sportswear company claims the BLM Global Network Foundation’s yellow-stripe design would be confused with its three-stripe logo 
  • A man who killed a fellow passenger with a horseshoe after a row about music being played on their train has been found guilty of murder. Kirkpatrick Virgo attacked Thomas Parker, 24, on a platform at Reading station after the journey on 30 July


30th March - Law News

Edition 4111: 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 lack of information on low level offending could hamstring the prime minister's Anti-Social Behaviour Action Plan, the authors of a study on data and statistical gaps in the criminal justice system of England and Wales warn today. The effectiveness of sanctions against anti-social behaviour and the use of the so-called 'community trigger' are among the areas where no national data is collected despite repeated requests from MPs and others, according to the study by the Centre for Public Data. Full story The Law Society Gazette
Today's Highlighted Video Story: Months after the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, I began filming the U.S. Army’s 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment (known as the Gunners) in Baghdad. The unit was housed in a bombed-out palace on the banks of the Tigris that they named Gunner Palace. Rather than just making a movie about the men, I suggested that we make a film together — an offer that the soldiers quickly embraced. They told the story of the war as only they could: They played guitar, spat out rhymes and played to the camera. But behind all their bravado and posturing, they were just kids who desperately wanted the world to understand the war through their eyes.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • A member of the bench, among other things, has been fired after it was revealed he creates pornography on the adult website OnlyFans | Irish Legal News
  • Angela Rayner MP has called on Dominic Raab to apologise to rape victims for his "failures" as justice secretary. She said the charge rate for rape had "collapsed" under his watch to 1.6% 
  • Making pricing for profitability every lawyer’s responsibility  - Legal Futures
  • News focus: National Conveyancing Week - home truths | Law Gazette 
  • Lack of data could hinder PM's anti-social behaviour drive | Law Gazette 
  • District Court: Music licence granted to publican despite objection to sound levels being emitted from venue | Irish Legal News
  • Call to name courts with biggest backlogs - Legal Futures 
  • Mould and a broken toilet were just some of the problems Chiara said she and her family faced in their rented home over the past two years. But when the teacher complained to her landlord, she said they responded with a no-fault eviction notice Mar 29, 2023
  • 'National Legal Service': solicitors propose new vision for legal aid | Law Gazette
  • Balfour and Manson boosts private client team in Aberdeen | Scottish Legal News
  • Key figures in artificial intelligence want training of powerful AI systems to be suspended amid fears of a threat to humanity. They have signed an open letter warning of potential risks, and say the race to develop AI systems is out of control
  • One of Scotland's main police control rooms used a fake system to manipulate response time targets for eight years, thousands of calls to the Bilston Glen control room were allocated to a fictitious call sign known as DUMY 
  • Registers of Scotland publishes new owner location report | Scottish Legal News
  • A former president of Nottinghamshire Law Society, Ashish Bhatia faces allegations of discrimination against a former employee, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal heard | Law Gazette
  • In-house lawyers “most concerned by economic instability” - Legal Futures 
  • Future of professional ethics | Law Gazette
  • The author of a damning report which found evidence of racism, misogyny and homophobia in the Metropolitan Police has urged the force's chief to accept its problems are "institutional"
  • Lawyer of the Month: Inna Dzhurynska | Scottish Legal News
  • RDJ partner Brendan O’Connell scoops FAI award | Irish Legal News 
  • Plans to move away from using hotels to house migrants are set to be unveiled by the government on Wednesday. The announcement, said to be a "move to rudimentary accommodation", will be made in the Commons by immigration minister Robert Jenrick later
  • The number of homes available to rent in the UK has fallen by a third over the past 18 months. The sharp drop in the number of listings has helped drive up rents for new tenants by 11% 
  • Solicitor oath could ensure higher ethical standards - LSB chief | Law Gazette 
  • SFO's “cultural difficulties” require drastic change - Legal Futures
  • Two-thirds of UK workers with long Covid have faced unfair treatment, says report
  • The Irish government is set to bid for the EU’s new Anti-Money Laundering Authority (AMLA) to be headquartered in Ireland | Irish Legal News 
  • Defamation law reforms to be brought to Oireachtas this year | Irish Legal News
  • Would-be solicitors offered new app to access work experience | Law Gazette 
  • Netherlands: Sperm donor being sued after fathering hundreds of children | Scottish Legal News 
  • High Court: Losses too remote for claim against law firm - Legal Futures 
  • Brian Berrills & Company welcomes new associate solicitor Shona Goring | Irish Legal News 
  • Proposed legislation aimed at stopping cross-channel migration in small boats would be incompatible with the UK's international obligations, the leading human rights figure at the 46-member Council of Europe said | Law Gazette