15th March - Law News

Edition 4095: 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: The Law Society of Scotland has said it has “huge concerns” about controversial UK government plans to deport asylum seekers who arrive irregularly and exclude them from modern slavery and human rights protections. Full story Scottish Legal News

Today's Highlighted Video Story: New figures show more than 1,500 police officers in England and Wales have been accused of violence against women and girls over a period of just six months - while only a tiny fraction of cases resulted in anyone being sacked. Police chiefs said it showed the urgency of rooting out "abusers and corrupt individuals" - while campaigners have called for a range of reforms to increase oversight and tackle misogyny. 

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Neurodiversity Celebration Week: Thinking outside the box - Legal Futures
  • Tearing up the ‘lefty lawyers’ script | Law Gazette
  • Woman allegedly raped as a teenager calls for change after ‘horrendous’ trial
  • Lawyer in the news: Jonathan Bridge, Farleys Solicitors - Profile | Law Gazette
  • Outstanding claims against the State worth €5 billion | Irish Legal News
  • Teachers invited to join landmark public legal education campaign | Law Gazette
  • Burness Paull appoints David Stewart as real estate partner | Scottish Legal News
  • Legal costs challenge fails over lack of detail in disputed items | Law Gazette
  • Antonio Neill, 24, who racially abused Brentford striker Ivan Toney on social media has been banned from every football ground in the United Kingdom for three years
  • More than 1,500 police officers were accused of violence against women and girls in a six-month period, figures for England and Wales suggest. But of the resolved cases, only 13 were sacked, according to data from the National Police Chiefs' Council
  • A woman who falsely claimed she was raped and trafficked by an Asian grooming gang has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years. Eleanor Williams sparked protests by opportunist extremists in her Cumbrian home town of Barrow 
  • SME firms performing well even though chargeable hours fall - Legal Futures
  • My legal life: Diogo Gouveia, Harbour - Profile | Law Gazette 
  • Slater and Gordon in talks to sell entire whiplash book to rival | Law Gazette
  • Outrageous slurs have been made about home secretary Suella: some of her MPs said she’s competent
  • Barrister who defrauded his grandmother disbarred | Law Gazette
  • Khan receives second jail term for SRA order contempt - Legal Futures
  • Gary Glitter recalled to prison after breaching licence conditions
  • SRA accuses former legal aid boss of 'utterly brazen fraud' | Law Gazette 
  • #Japanese man granted retrial after 45 years on death row - Iwao Hakamada, 87, was convicted of four murders in 1968 but granted ‘temporary release’ in 2014 after new evidence emerged
  • Arthur Cox partner appointed to IBA anti-corruption committee | Irish Legal News
  • "Manifestly incompetent" solicitor missed red flags on dubious deals - Legal Futures
  • BBC Tory favoured leadership under renewed pressure after Gary Lineker U-turn - Corporation’s reinstatement of Match of the Day presenter described as a ‘capitulation’
  • Fiona Bruce to step down as Refuge ambassador over Stanley Johnson comments - Question Time presenter made light of domestic violence on last Thursday’s show
  • Braverman policies are ‘heartless’, says ex-Home Office adviser Nimco Ali - Home secretary’s ‘racist’ immigration plans condemned by former Tory campaigner
  • Solicitors must shape the future of the justice system or risk being left behind | Law Gazette 
  • Theresa May says home secretary Suella Benjamin's asylum plan won't solve illegal migration issue
  • Garden Stirling Burnet launches new family law division | Scottish Legal News