8th May - Law News

Edition 4149: 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: Sudan’s warring parties have met for direct talks in Saudi Arabia as mediators pressed for an end to a conflict that has killed hundreds and sent tens of thousands fleeing. Saudi Arabia and the United States welcomed the start of the “pre-negotiation talks” on Saturday in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and urged the belligerents to actively engage and come to a lasting ceasefire, a joint statement said. 

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
  • Two people shot in ‘hostage situation’ at house in Kent - Police say man and woman admitted to hospital with serious injuries after incident in Dartford
  • Shearman boosts trainee pay to £55k and £60k - also ups law school maintenance support - Legal Cheek
  • High court rejects claim UK government ‘secretly’ ditched animal testing ban
  • ‘A matter of life and death’: abusers who strangle partners getting off lightly, say campaigners
  • A former law firm recruiter explains how to secure a training contract - Legal Cheek
  • Tory vice-chair Lee Anderson says anti-monarchists should leave UK - Contentious MP reacts to arrest of coronation protesters by telling British republicans to emigrate
  • What are the hours like at US law firms in London - are they different to Magic Circle firms? - Legal Cheek
  • ‘Not my king,’ they chanted. Then the police took their megaphones - What is anti-monarchy group Republic and what other royal events has it protested at?
  • The Weekly Round-Up: 'Pyjama Injunctions', the Rwanda Policy, and War in Sudan and Russia's sentencing of Alexander Navalny - UK Human Rights Blog
  • MPs and human rights groups have criticised the Metropolitan Police after 52 people were arrested in London on the day of the Coronation