11th May - Law News

Edition 4152: 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: A judge was right to hold that he did not have jurisdiction to allow a claim to proceed out of time where the claimants underpaid the court fee by £24, the High Court has ruled. Full story - Legal Futures
Today's Highlighted Video Story: The Opinion Video above is about a drug problem — but not the one you may think. While the United States struggles to deal with the opioid crisis, there’s a quieter drug epidemic that has been unfolding for a lot longer. It involves a substance that was normalized long ago but that, by some measures, plays a role in more than 140,000 deaths a year.

A selection of important developments in the world of law and justice (for a comprehensive look at the news and events, please visit @theLawMap Twitter feed):

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • Former PM Boris Johnson's taxpayer-funded legal bill rises to £245,000
  • Police in three European countries are asking for help to identify 22 murdered women whose names remain a mystery. The bodies were found in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany between 1976 and 2019
  • Harry blames press intrusion for Chelsy break-up - The claims emerged in a High Court case against Mirror Group Newspapers brought by several high profile figures
  • EU lawyers say plan to scan private messages for child abuse may be unlawful
  • Jailed solicitor's fraud has cost profession £2.7m so far - Legal Futures
  • Daniel Morgan murder: Met sorry for not disclosing documents at HQ
  • Mandatory divorce wait shortened for client with life-limiting health issues | Law Gazette
  • Party using freezing order as “means of oppression”, High Court says - Legal Futures
  • Former minister urges UK to back international anti-corruption court - Lord Hain is seeking amendments to economic crime bill requiring ministers to back establishment of new court
  • Law firm’s office building to have Europe’s “biggest green wall” - Legal Futures