9th March - Law News

Edition 4090: 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’s gender pay gap shrank last year to a median of 4.7%, much lower than the national average, but its ethnicity pay gap almost doubled to 15.6%. There were no disability or sexual orientation pay gaps at Chancery Lane, because disabled and LGBTQ+ staff actually earned more than other workers. Full story Legal Futures
Today's Highlighted Video Story: On International Women's Day, four of our Judicial Assistants (JAs) shared their insights about what it means to embrace equity, and their experiences as women working in law.

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Plans for the Israeli judicial system are an anti-democratic coup – and will be resisted #Israel 
  • Gary Lineker has said he will try to keep speaking up for people with "no voice", after criticism of his tweets on Tory government's extreme asylum policy
  • Firms should treat every day as International Women's Day | Law Gazette 
  • Solicitor apprenticeships launched for part-qualified legal professionals - Legal Futures
  • Suella Braverman: small boats plan will push boundaries of international law 
  • Landmark damages awarded in so-called 'revenge porn' case | Law Gazette 
  • Police have launched an investigation after a newspaper alleged England and Manchester City footballer Kyle Walker indecently exposed himself in a bar 
  • A 14-year-old has been sentenced for causing the death of a woman while on a privately-owned electric scooter. The boy, who cannot be named, hit Linda Davis on a pavement in Rainworth, Notts 
  • Home secretary Suella Braverman must apologise to civil servants for accusing them of blocking efforts to stop small boat crossings, a union leader has said 
  • An increased reward of £150,000 is on offer for information leading to the conviction of those who tried to murder of one of Northern Ireland's top detectives 
  • What does the UK government’s bill on illegal migration propose?
  • Firm silent on reports of 12 trainee solicitors being released | Law Gazette 
  • Solicitor fined £32,000 for secretly working against firm's own client | Law Gazette
  • MoJ “must publish data on unrepresented defendants” - Legal Futures 
  • Rishi Sunak ‘extinguishing the right to seek refugee protection in UK’ 
  • 'Conveyancing crunch': workload rises as sector shrinks | Law Gazette 
  • Olivia Pratt-Korbel said ‘Mum, I’m scared’ before killer shot her, court told 
  • International Women's Day: Profession looks to do more and do it better | Law Gazette 
  • Competition law to grow fastest among practice areas - Legal Futures 
  • Heathrow Airport has been told to cut passenger charges for airlines next year, in a move that should feed through to ticket prices. The Civil Aviation Authority decided lower charges were required due to passenger numbers recovering quicker 
  • Protesters have clashed with police in #Georgia's capital, Tbilisi, after parliament backed a controversial draft law which critics say limits press freedom and suppresses civil society
  • The RMT union has called off planned strike action at Network Rail on 16 March, after receiving a new pay offer
  • In a draughty corridor of Leeds Family Court, a father cuddles his young son. The baby is chewing the string of his dad's hoodie, smiling broadly. Lawyers dressed in severe black outfits hurry over to say hello, and Freddie coos and giggles in response 
  • ENRC seeks millions for losses incurred over SFO investigation | Law Gazette
  • Former lord chancellor and serving MP Robert Buckland has joined a London firm in a part-time consultancy role | Law Gazette
  • New immigration legislation due to be announced today to tackle small boat crossings will be closely scrutinised to ensure Britain is upholding its international obligations, the Law Society has said | Law Gazette
  • Partner secretly worked on deal with his firm on opposite side - Legal Futures
  • ‘Martyn’s law’ anti-terrorism bill to be published this spring, says Braverman |
  • Rishi Sunak has backed the UK's top civil servant Simon Case over comments he made about the government's Covid policies in WhatsApp messages 
  • Senate Republicans and Capitol police have criticised Fox News after one of its hosts aired previously unseen clips of the riot two years ago at Congress, and played down the violent disorder #US
  • Match of the Day host Gary Lineker will be "spoken to" after appearing to compare the Tory government's fascist asylum policy to Nazi Germany, the BBC has said 
  • Can lawyers be utopians? | Law Gazette 
  • Mixed claims: Progress but now time to sort out the rest of the problems - Legal Futures 
  • Domestic abuse survivor takes UK justice ministry to court over legal aid