6th March - Law News

Edition 4087: 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 UK The government has committed itself to ratifying the Singapore Convention on Mediation, in a move welcomed by the legal profession. Full story New Law Journal
Today's Highlighted Video Story: Prime minister Rishi Sunak is set to unveil new laws this week to stop people who arrive in the UK on small boats from claiming asylum - declaring "Make no mistake, if you come here illegally you will not be able to stay". At the moment, people are allowed to stay in the UK to have their asylum case heard. But under the new law that would be stopped, and anyone who's been removed would be banned from returning.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Baker McKenzie Belgium managing partner departs firm following review into racism claims - Legal Cheek 
  • Cash for cutting rights | Law Gazette 
  • Shearman and Hogan Lovells end merger talks - Legal Cheek 
  • Walgreens limits abortion pills sales after pressure from conservative states #US 
  • ULaw strikes SQE tie-up with Royal Holloway - Legal Cheek 
  • The Weekly Round-up: Shamima Begum, UN resolution against Russia, and new law on Child marriages - UK Human Rights Blog 
  • US outfit Cravath set to offer English legal services for first time - Legal Cheek 
  • Hogan Lovells and Shearman call off merger talks | Law Gazette 
  • Surrogacy, IVF and equality: JR176(2)’s application for judicial review - UK Human Rights Blog 
  • Law Society to trial regional admission ceremonies for solicitors qualifying outside London - Legal Cheek
  • Legal aid: Law Society seeks permission to challenge government in High Court - Legal Cheek 
  • Buckland: 'Fast track' Law Commission bills for 'good law' | Law Gazette 
  • The Solicitors’ Charity, which helps solicitors in need or crisis, is asking solicitors to fill out a confidential, online five-minute questionnaire to help it identify areas where they need to provide more support and resources | NLJ 
  • Law Pod UK latest episode: The Environmental Minimum with Dr Stefan Theil - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Applications have opened for the Law Society’s annual Diversity Access Scheme (DAS), which aims to improve social mobility and diversity in the legal profession | NLJ 
  • The probation service is in a desperate state 
  • 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