18th March - Law News

Edition 4098: 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: The National Investigation agency  of India on Friday filed two chargesheets in special courts against 68 activists of the banned Popular Front of India (PFI) in two separate cases in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, an official said. With these, the number of chargesheets filed by the agency against PFI members this month, has gone up to four.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Putting a data minimisation strategy in place - Legal Futures
  • Judge throws out 'extravagant' claim about litigant's lookalike | Law Gazette
  • ‘Hostile, authoritarian’ UK downgraded in civic freedoms index - Civicus Monitor cites hostility towards campaigners and charities, and clamp down on public protests
  • Tribunal right to strike out judge's grievance claims | Law Gazette
  • Consortium wins bid to run £3m LawtechUK operation - Legal Futures 
  • England and Manchester City footballer Kyle Walker will not face criminal charges over newspaper allegations that he indecently exposed himself in a bar
  • A PC who repeatedly struck ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson on the night he was killed by her colleague has been found guilty of gross misconduct. Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith hit the former footballer six times with her baton as he lay on the floor helpless
  • Met police on ‘last chance’ as Casey report to condemn failure to change - findings of official review due out on Tuesday described as ‘horrible’ and ‘atrocious’ for force
  • UK mounted police chase down man holding mobile phone while driving - Officers on horseback deployed to reduce use of phones by motorist; driver faces £200 fine and six points on licence
  • A former security guard’s communications with neo-Nazi extremists were uncovered after an online chat group was infiltrated by an undercover counter-terrorism officer | Scottish Legal News
  • Circuit judge fails in discrimination and harassment claim - Legal Futures
  • Roger Waters threatens legal action over German concert cancellations 
  • Split liability offer did not meet Part 36 requirements | Law Gazette 
  • Network launched for barristers who have experienced mental illness - Legal Futures
  • gunnercooke Scotland expands with appointment of two partners | Scottish Legal News
  • SRA pleased with SQE start - but black candidates way behind | Law Gazette
  • A man who allegedly prevented Home Office officials from carrying out their duties on Glasgow’s Kenmure Street has been acquitted after a trial | Scottish Legal News
  • Murderers with a history of coercive behaviour towards their victims or who use extreme violence could face tougher sentences under new government plans
  • Good first year for SQE but market confidence needs building - Legal Futures
  • Royal Mail is falling down on its letter delivery obligations, a group of MPs has said. The firm has been prioritising parcel deliveries over letters, they said, and called on Ofcom to investigate
  • More than 1,000 Passport Office workers will go on strike for five weeks over a dispute about jobs, pay and conditions 
  • A matter of time: Why lawyers should embrace four-day week | Law Gazette
  • Chris Kaba: The family of an unarmed black man who was killed by police have voiced concerns over the resignations of two watchdog staff members overseeing an investigation into what happeneds
  • Leila Borrington: Woman jailed for killing three-year-old stepson
  • Lawtech initiative gets a geeky new home | Law Gazette 
  • SFO not responsible for financial hit to ENRC, High Court told | Law Gazette
  • #France pension protests: Clashes after Macron orders rise in pension age without vote - BBC News