15th May - Law News

Edition 4156: 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: CILEX lawyers with at least seven years’ experience will be eligible to become recorders, judges of the Upper Tribunal and deputy judges of the Upper Tribunal, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed. Full story - New Law Journal
Today's Highlighted Video Story: Piers Morgan was editor of the Daily Mirror from 1995 to 2004. In the trial brought against Mirror Group,  the lawyer for Prince Harry and three other claimants has claimed they have new evidence linking Mr Morgan - who is now a TV presenter - to phone hacking at the Mirror. In an exclusive interview recorded before the start of the trial, Mr Morgan has told the BBC's Amol Rajan he denies any knowledge of unlawful activity.

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
  • TC seekers urged to probe City law firms’ links to fossil fuel industry - Legal Cheek
  • BAE investigating alleged sabotage of next-generation Royal Navy warship
  • London mayor Sadiq Khan has called for a review of policing during the coronation of King Charles III, after more than 60 anti-monarchy protesters were arrested | NLJ
  • Legal defense fund raises over $1m for accused in Jordan Neely subway death #US
  • Only 12% of Britons polled pledged allegiance to the king in a ‘homage of the people’ - Membership of anti-monarchy group Republic almost doubles in wake of coronation arrests
  • Labour is considering extending voting rights to some EU citizens living in the UK if the party wins the next general election. A package of proposal includes votes for some EU nationals and 16 and 17-year-olds in general elections
  • The former Archbishop of York has been forced to step down from his Church of England role after a review into how he handled a child sex abuse allegation. Lord Sentamu has already rejected the report's findings
  • The face of cruel Britannia: who is the real Suella Braverman? As the daughter of immigrants, the home secretary’s hostility to migrants can seem not only cruel but unfathomable
  • Florida teacher allegedly investigated for showing students film Strange World #US
  • Protection of the public and the retrospective application of penalties - UK Human Rights Blog