5th March - Law News

Edition 4086: 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 head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog has announced more inspections at Iran's Fordo nuclear plant and the installation of new monitoring equipment at the facility. Nuclear watchdog head Rafael Grossi said the talks could help restore the nuclear deal between Iran and several Western countries.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • The High Court has rejected a bid to strike out a claim brought on an opt-out basis by a representative against a firm of intellectual property lawyers | NLJ 
  • The Supreme Court will head north to sit at Manchester Civil Justice Centre next week | NLJ 
  • Legal aid 'hurdle' removed for domestic abuse applicants | Law Gazette
  • Short lived – how to encourage litigants into the new trial schemes - Legal Futures 
  • The minimum age for marriage rose to 18 this week, as the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022 came into force | NLJ 
  • ‘It makes me want to cry’: inside crumbling courts as judges wrestle with rise in rent eviction cases | UK cost of living crisis 
  • Bar tribunal chair 'completely misunderstood' his role, court told | Law Gazette 
  • LPA reform which ends legal executive anomaly backed by MPs - Legal Futures 
  • Lawyers have highlighted their concerns about the £1.3bn court reform programme, following a devastating report by the National Audit Office (NAO)| NLJ 
  • Sacked solicitor duped investors into thinking he was still working | Law Gazette 
  • SRA wins approval to destroy 765,000 files from shut-down firms - Legal Futures 
  • A woman has been awarded nearly £100,000 in damages after suffering image-based abuse by her former partner, who covertly recorded her and posted the images on porn sites | NLJ
  • Judges' pension rights will be preserved, Raab confirms | Law Gazette 
  • Bellamy declines opportunity to back fixed costs uprating - Legal Futures 
  • The chair of the City of London Law Society has hit back at allegations that efforts to improve diversity and inclusion in the capital’s business centre 'have failed because they were never meant to work' | Law Gazette 
  • HF gives staff shares as it bids to double turnover in four years - Legal Futures
  • Three lifeboats from Kent and a French salvage tug were launched after a fire broke out on a ferry in the Channel. The lifeboats from Dover, Ramsgate and Dungeness were sent to the vessel - the Isle of Innisfree, owned by Irish Ferries 
  • Police have been granted more time to question two men arrested in connection with the attempted murder of Det Ch Insp John Caldwell. The senior officer was shot several times in Omagh last week and is still critically ill in hospital 
  • The government has committed itself to ratifying the Singapore Convention on Mediation, in a move welcomed by the legal profession | NLJ 
  • Five airlines are suing the Dutch government over plans to cut the number of flights operating from Europe's third-busiest airport. The government cited local concerns at Amsterdam Schiphol about the impact of flying on noise pollution and climate 
  • Lawyers have been combing through the fine detail of the Windsor Framework, an agreement in principle on amending the Northern Ireland Protocol | NLJ 
  • Reality TV participant Stephen Bear's revenge porn prison sentence 'sends clear message' 
  • Johnson may have misled Parliament over parties, say MPs - The privileges committee said it had seen evidence that "strongly suggests" Covid rule breaches would have been "obvious" to Mr Johnson 
  • Court set to hear claims of 'secret' IP commissions | Law Gazette 
  • Burges Salmon promotes Claire MacLean to partner | Scottish Legal News 
  • Consultants in England want at least three times their basic pay to provide emergency cover for junior doctors during this month's three-day walkout
  • Matt Hancock's reaction to photo of kiss with aide revealed in text leak