18th May - Law News

Edition 4159: 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 leading KC today won a public apology from The Times newspaper over a report on the controversy that followed her decision to appear for the government of the Cayman Islands in a case concerning same-sex marriage legislation. Full story - The Law Society Gazette
Today's Highlighted Video Story: Global temperatures are set to break records in the next five years, with a 98 per cent chance one will be the warmest ever recorded, according to a new report from the UN's meteorological agency.  The report, released by the World Meteorological Organization, said there will be a 66 per cent likelihood that between 2023 and 2027 the annual average near-surface global temperature will be more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels for at least one 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
  • Cost of living: What are your rights as a tenant when you're renting?
  • City firm was in "intractable conflict of interest" with client - Legal Futures
  • Mental health lawyers are willing to strike over pay | Law Gazette
  • #Albanian authorities have confirmed that most of its citizens forcibly sent back home from the UK this year were convicted of crimes there
  • Government “awareness programmes” needed to boost LEI - Legal Futures
  • City firm to pay client left in the dark about £5m costs bill | Law Gazette
  • A commuter said she was stunned after returning to her vehicle to discover a car park full of vehicles had been ticketed following a council mistake. The vehicles were parked at the Duke Street car park in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Police get 200 tip-offs for 22 unidentified murdered women
  • Police banned from 'fishing expeditions' in rape cases | Law Gazette
  • Prince Harry, Meghan and her mother were involved in a "near catastrophic car chase" involving paparazzi, a spokesperson for the prince has said. The incident happened after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended an awards ceremony in New York on Tuesday