9th May - Law News

Edition 4150: 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 tax silk did not owe a duty of care to third-party investors who lost money in film finance schemes, the Court of Appeal has held. Full story - New Law Journal
Today's Highlighted Video Story: Eight people have been killed in the US state of Texas after a car struck a group at a bus stop close to a shelter for the homeless and migrants. The incident happened in the city of Brownsville near the Mexican border at about 08:30 local time (14:30 GMT). At least five other people have been injured, some of them critically. The driver has been arrested and charged.

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
  • The Metropolitan Police has expressed "regret" over the arrests of six anti-monarchy protesters on Coronation day. The force also confirmed it had used a controversial new law to detain the group, which included Republic chief executive Graham Smith https://shorturl.at/fl579
  • 'Pro bono experience can be an absolute game changer for a student’s career' - Legal Cheek https://shorturl.at/kuxA5
  • Post Office: lawyers’ decision-making ‘corrupted’ | Law Gazette https://shorturl.at/xyFO7
  • The EU has cancelled its diplomatic event for Europe Day in #Israel because of the planned participation of the far-right minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir https://shorturl.at/ivwx9
  • SNP MP Joanna Cherry is threatening to take legal action against an Edinburgh venue which cancelled a Fringe show after pro trans rights staff cited feeling uncomfortable https://shorturl.at/lHX23
  • The Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines has said having a British monarch as head of state is "an absurdity" he would like to end in his lifetime https://shorturl.at/lxHO8
  • Super regulator to probe lawyers’ misuse of NDAs - Legal Cheek https://shorturl.at/ciQW9
  • nti-coronation protest leader hits out at police over arrests - Graham Smith said Met officers should hang their heads in shame after 52 detained in central London https://shorturl.at/oqwR6
  • Over half of lawyers say ChatGPT should be used for legal work - Legal Cheek https://shorturl.at/hpyz3
  • JR threat amid clin neg fixed costs confusion | Law Gazette https://shorturl.at/aDOTY