14th May - Law News

Edition 4155: 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: Researchers in the United States have improved on the Human Genome Project. They are adding 47 new samples to the map of DNA that was completed at the turn of the century. Scientists say expanding the genome library will help address inequalities in research and healthcare.

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
  • A ‘child violence diversion order’ should be created to deal with cases of children arrested on suspicion of committing terrorist offences, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, Jonathan Hall KC, has recommended | NLJ
  • Tories’ revised plans to scrap EU laws are still reckless, say lawyers
  • Judges and magistrates have for the first time been given sentencing guidelines for the most serious animal cruelty offences, including tail docking, ear cropping, fighting and causing unnecessary suffering | NLJ
  • ‘We’re against LGBT’: Erdo─čan targets gay and trans people ahead of critical #Turkish election
  • Probate solicitors and ‘heir hunters’ were celebrated at this year’s Probate Research Awards, which took place on 21 April in a ceremony hosted by criminal barrister and TV personality Rob Rinder | NLJ
  • Leader of #Kenyan waste pickers: ‘We are the backbone of recycling’
  • The government is dropping the sunset clause from the controversial Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, business secretary Kemi Badenoch has confirmed | NLJ
  • UK anti-boycott bill is attack on freedom of expression, say civil society groups
  • Court photography ban under review in transparency drive | Law Gazette
  • Costs budgeting has been ‘useful’ and should be retained, guideline hourly rates (GHRs) retained but uprated annually for inflation, and a £500,000 costs cap installed in patent cases, a major review led by Lord Justice Birss has concluded | NLJ