16th March - Law News

Edition 4096: 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 High Court has told a claimant making sweeping criticisms of the defence’s expert witness that the best forum for testing the evidence is at trial. Mr Dexter Dias KC, sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court, dismissed the claimant’s application in Fawcett & Ors v TUI UK Ltd to exclude the expert’s evidence ahead of an imminent personal injury trial. Full story The Law Society Gazette

Today's Highlighted Video Story: A few clips of Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault discussing justice, power, and the notion of human nature in their famous 1971 debate. This is a version of an upload from the previous channel. The translation is my own, although I referenced the published text (which by the way was edited by Foucault prior to publication, which is why there are various differences between the published transcript and the actual recording). The audio has also been improved.  The debate was about human nature and took place in November 1971 at the Eindhoven University of Technology, in the Nederlands, as part of the “International Philosophers Project” initiated by the Dutch Broadcasting Foundation and arranged by the Dutch philosopher Fons Elders, who was also the moderator.

Saturday Conversations on Law
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  • Silicon Valley Bank: parent company, CEO and CFO sued amid market turmoil #US
  • Blavo boss struck off after offering no defence to fraud | Law Gazette
  • US companies spend record $3.5bn on class action defence in 2022, study finds - The Global Legal Post
  • Shares in troubled #Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse have plunged to a record low as investors remain on edge after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank
  • Linklaters secures private equity ‘rising star’ in London from Travers Smith - The Global Legal Post
  • A woman who made half a million pounds by shoplifting on "an industrial scale" has been warned to expect a "substantial" jail sentence. Narinder Kaur, 53, tricked high street stores into giving her refunds for goods she had stolen
  • Eco-anxiety “a wellbeing issue” for barristers - Legal Futures 
  • #Pakistan's main opposition leader Imran Khan has greeted supporters outside his home, hours after there were violent clashes as police tried to arrest him
  • Disability fit-for-work tests will be abolished under reforms billed as the "biggest change to our welfare system in a decade"
  • Labour leader Keir Starmer has suggested BBC impartiality has been put at risk by Conservative MPs "waging war on free speech" in the Gary Lineker row and BBC bosses who "cave" in to them
  • Taylor Wessing raids two international rivals for Dublin partners - The Global Legal Post
  • ‘Matters outstanding’ delay Ince results - again | Law Gazette 
  • Gary Lineker: false claim I called northern voters ‘racist’ is dangerous - Match of the Day host decries Stoke-on-Trent North MP’s claim he called constituents ‘racist bigots’
  • Ince senior partner jumps ship to join marine insurer Gard - The Global Legal Post
  • Barrister jailed for defrauding his own grandmother disbarred - Legal Futures
  • A 19-year-old man has been charged, and two other men arrested, over a drive-by shooting during a funeral outside a church in central London. Four women and two girls were injured in the incident in Euston in January
  • Wachtell and Sullivan & Cromwell called in for Pfizer’s blockbuster $43bn Seagen acquisition - The Global Legal Post
  • Expert’s evidence attacked as ‘worthless’ should be heard, judge rules | Law Gazette 
  • Top tier 30-lawyer West Coast patent team migrates from Dentons to DLA Piper - The Global Legal Post
  • Solicitor fined for arranging loans of £1.8m between clients - Legal Futures
  • SVB collapse galvanizes tech sector lawyers as Clifford Chance advises HSBC on rescue of UK arm - The Global Legal Post
  • Almost all deputy GCs work in “under-resourced” departments - Legal Futures 
  • Emer Finnegan to lead legal service for two EU institutions | Irish Legal News 
  • Liability should be shared with SFO, says Dechert as it fights ENRC claim | Law Gazette 
  • Asylum seekers win permission to challenge UK’s Rwanda policy 
  • Lord Hodge re-appointed to Church of Scotland role | Scottish Legal News
  • A woman who says she was left feeling unsafe in the workplace after being sexually harassed at a Christmas party has been awarded nearly £19,000. Shirley Lyons claimed a colleague from Starplan had touched her bottom
  • The Holy Land and Us review – this taboo-busting look at Israel and Palestine isn’t afraid of controversy
  • Retraining on Law Society's budget wishlist | Law Gazette 
  • Harvey Weinstein will not be retried on counts that deadlocked LA jury - Jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict on charges brought by Jennifer Siebel Newsom and Lauren Young #US
  • HMP Aylesbury ‘thrown into chaos’ by MoJ policy change, says watchdog - Prison specialising in people convicted of violent crimes was changed into a category C training prison in October
  • Retrieve her! Police speak to Rishi Sunak’s family over off-lead dog - TikTok clip shows PM’s pet near Serpentine in Hyde Park, where dogs must be kept on a lead to protect wildlife
  • RDJ appoints Evin McCarthy to lead real estate group | Irish Legal News 
  • Migration bill ‘would rock the UK’s standing as a reliable nation’ | Law Gazette
  • Gillian Treasurer named director of legal at British & Irish Lions | Scottish Legal News