13th 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.


 Focus of the Day Law News/Article: Lawyers have lambasted both the government’s Illegal Migration Bill and the surrounding rhetoric about ‘lefty lawyers’. Full story New Law Journal

Today's Highlighted Video Story: The BBC's director general Tim Davie who has had strong Conservative party links and is a government favoured appointee said, it had been a "difficult day" for the corporation after a Match of the Day staff walk-out led to the programme going ahead with no commentary and without pundits. Presenters and commentators walked out in support of Gary Lineker, who was suspended from the show after taking to Twitter to criticise the UK government's extremist asylum policy.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Chancery Lane unveils 21st Century Justice project | Law Gazette 
  • Power under Section 319 CrPC to summon additional accused should be exercised only when strong evidence exists: Supreme Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • Apprenticeship specialist creates new pathway for part-qualified aspiring solicitors - Legal Cheek
  • Czernuszka v King: A new precedent for rugby injury claims? - Legal Cheek 
  • SQE added to routes for becoming a government lawyer | Law Gazette 
  • Bar course provider pass rates vary from 93% to just 22%, new report shows - Legal Cheek 
  • Number of right-wing extremist prisoners on the rise | Scottish Legal News 
  • Government to meet tech firms following collapse of Silicon Valley Bank UK - Industry leaders expected to call for state intervention to avoid failure of hundreds of UK firms 
  • PI specialist Fletchers expands TC offering with Leeds office launch - Legal Cheek
  • Pay dispute between government and judges rumbles on | Law Gazette 
  • Delhi High Court allows Bharat Bachao collective's seminar on fascism | Bar & Bench #India 
  • 'I have my first pupillage interview. Any advice?' - Legal Cheek
  • Bar on transgender, gay persons from blood donation due to higher HIV, Hepatitis prevalence among them: Central government to Supreme Court | Bar & Bench #India 
  • Afghan girls may be blocked from taking GCSEs as families moved from London - ‘Barbaric’ to take away exam chance after all teenage refugees have overcome, headteacher says 
  • Magistrates' sentencing powers scaled back | Law Gazette 
  • Over a third of lawyers missed out on pay boosts last year - Legal Cheek 
  • One of the main leaders of the #US Capitol riots emigrated from Serbia soon after the 2020 election. The extremist and his wife continue to encourage political violence 
  • Belfast solicitor Alphonsus Maginness has been appointed to the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) for a four-year term | Irish Legal News 
  • ‘A training contract is like a marriage - you need to find the right one’ - Legal Cheek 
  • Revealed: child refugees will be detained or deported under small boats plan - Senior Tories condemn ‘sickening’ plans which would allow unaccompanied minors to be held, in U-turn on past legislation n
  • Sexting solicitor says he didn't see power imbalance with 18-year-old | Law Gazette
  • Gender pay gap bot targets law firms (again!) - Legal Cheek 
  • #French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to enshrine the right to abortion in the country’s constitution | Scottish Legal News
  • Email typo causes lawyer to have a complete nightmare on live TV - Legal Cheek 
  • Soophia Khan sentenced to 12 months in prison for contempt | Law Gazette 
  • Equality law failures around Northern Ireland’s high street voucher scheme | Irish Legal News 
  • Lineker row threatens to topple BBC chiefs and hit Tory asylum plans - Broadcaster forced to slash TV coverage, while BBC's chair and director general face calls to resign over crisis 
  • A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a woman was stabbed outside a leisure centre in Cheltenham on Thursday night and was taken to hospital where she is now said to be in a stable condition