14th September - Law News

Edition 4279: 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: Police are investigating after a Craigieburn home was peppered with bullets in the middle of the night. It's the third suburban shooting in Melbourne in the space of a week, but at this stage police say they don't believe the spate of shootings are linked.

Focus of the Day Legal News:  The wider broadcasting of court proceedings could make justice more open and accessible, the lord chief justice has said in one of his last public speeches in the role. Addressing the Commonwealth Judges and Magistrates Conference in Cardiff, Lord Burnett of Maldon, who retires on 30 September, said that 'the use of broadcasting to inform in cases with a genuine public interest is… proving a success'. Full story - The Law Society Gazette  
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
  • Government "unlikely to mandate" ways to speed up conveyancing - Legal Futures
  • #Spanish police have arrested a man on suspicion of sexually assaulting a journalist after he allegedly touched her while she was live on TV. Isa Balado was reporting on a Madrid robbery on Tuesday when he walked up and appeared to touch her bottom
  • Decline in domestic abuse charges | Scottish Legal News
  • Five-year jail sentence for man who defrauded probate clients - Legal Futures
  • The House of Lords has blocked Tory plan to relax restrictions on water pollution to encourage housebuilding in England. Labour led a rebellion in the Lords to defeat the government in a vote on removing the EU-era "nutrient neutrality" rules
  • Data protection watchdog welcomes latest successful prosecutions of marketing offences | Irish Legal News
  • Third of UK medical students get no sexual misconduct training, study finds