16th May - Law News

Edition 4157: 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 of Scotland has signed up to an international declaration on protecting the independence of the judiciary and the legal profession. Full story - Scottish Legal News
Today's Highlighted Video Story: It was set up to investigate harms and deaths of babies and mothers during birth - but staff have warned that there are fundamental flaws in the national organisation for patient safety which may end up making outcomes even worse. In fact, this programme has discovered through freedom of information figures that the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch has had little impact on baby deaths and harms since its maternity arm was established five years ago.

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
  • Round-up of human rights stories from around the world | Irish Legal News https://shorturl.at/cdfFL
  • Exchange Chambers expands mentoring programme to northern bar hopefuls - Legal Cheek https://shorturl.at/kCX48
  • The #Spanish government has banned outdoor work during heatwave conditions after a notably warm spring following last year’s record summer temperatures | Scottish Legal News https://shorturl.at/eLOQV
  • Human rights lawyer James Douglas has been appointed as executive director of Irish Rule of Law International (IRLI) | Irish Legal News https://shorturl.at/ozF45
  • Patent Act provisions which bar grant of patent to 'business methods' need to be reexamined: Delhi High Court | Bar & Bench #India https://shorturl.at/sJN25
  • A dispute has emerged in Parliament following the Home Office’s covert decision to reduce the criteria required to take action against protesters causing “serious disruption” | Scottish Legal News https://shorturl.at/ckrXZ
  • 'I swapped nursing for law after reading Donoghue v Stevenson' - Legal Cheek https://shorturl.at/gvAH6
  • The ‘Lodgic’ behind ‘Agile’ Working this Summer and beyond | Scottish Legal News https://shorturl.at/kpCOQ
  • Train fruit pickers and lorry drivers to cut migration, says Suella Braverman - senior Conservatives believe more immigration is needed in the short-term to boost economic growth https://shorturl.at/acfhV
  • Percy Pig ice cream renamed after 'polite' M&S request https://shorturl.at/MRXY3