12th March - Law News

Edition 4093: 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: Jonthan Rynhold, Head of the department of Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University, speaks about the "unprecedented pressure" of mass demonstrations against the Israeli government's plans to "reform" the judiciary. He says ties with US and Western European allies that democracy in Israel - central to underlying support - could be "severely damaged" because of threat to independence of the judiciary and individual and minority rights.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Do you need to adapt your pricing models to safeguard profitability? - Legal Futures 
  • Despite the current dip in professional services as a whole, the legal sector is predicted to buck the trend and grow by 6% this year | NLJ 
  • Convictions for child cruelty offences will lead to tougher punishments under revised sentencing guidelines | NLJ 
  • Solicitor kept £60,000 of client funds as cash in firm’s safe - Legal Futures
  • The government has extended legal aid in private and public family law cases, and changed the evidential requirements for domestic abuse | NLJ 
  • PE-backed family law firm makes second acquisition in a year - Legal Futures
  • The chairman of the Manchester Arena inquiry has called for legislative change to ensure the participation of witnesses | NLJ
  • New Zealand urged to embrace ABSs and independent regulation - Legal Futures
  • LawCare, the mental health and wellbeing charity, has launched a free online course for legal professionals | NLJ 
  • High-value Amazon orders 'switched for cat food', say customers & many other similar complaints from horrified customers 
  • Republicans push wave of bills that would bring homicide charges for abortion #US
  • Lawyers have lambasted both the government’s Illegal Migration Bill and the surrounding rhetoric about ‘lefty lawyers’ | NLJ 
  • Giving the middle finger is a ‘God-given right’, #Canadian judge rules
  • Gary Lineker spoke his mind. Now we should too: fate could have put any one of us in those migrant boats 
  • The government has committed itself to ratifying the Singapore Convention on Mediation, in a move welcomed by the legal profession | NLJ
  • A former suspect in the Manchester Arena bombing had his British citizenship revoked and then returned after MI5 changed its view of his role in the attack 
  • RT @jemmaforte: Joan Salter - holocaust survivor, confronting Braverman about her ‘language’.
  • Unregulated paralegal firm "conducted litigation" in possession claim - Legal Futures
  • Magistrates ‘incredibly disappointed’ as sentencing powers scaled back n 
  • The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has come in for criticism over its decision to drop charges against three former G4S executives following a ten-year investigation | NLJ 
  • #US regulators have shut down Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and taken control of its customer deposits in the largest failure of a US bank since 2008 
  • BBC will not broadcast Attenborough episode over fear of ‘rightwing backlash’ 
  • Rishi Sunak offers soft rebuke to claims Boris Johnson abused honours list - PM said Father’s Day card would be his ‘limit’ in response to Johnson nominating his father for knighthood
  • UK to help fund immigration detention centre in France, says Rishi Sunak
  • The government's rejection of all but one application for bathing water status for English rivers is "very disappointing", environmentalists say 
  • #China rejects Canada ‘smears’ amid covert ‘police stations’ probe - Beijing says Ottawa harming its reputation as police investigate alleged Chinese-run ‘police stations’ in Quebec 
  • Ex-Tory minister who tried to sell off forests is given Natural England role - Appointment of Dame Caroline Spelman to nature watchdog’s board sparks cronyism allegations