18th September - Law News

Edition 4283: 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: There have been no formal reports to the police in connection with the allegations against Russell Brand, although in the last hour Scotland Yard said they would be speaking again to the Sunday Times and Channel 4 to ensure any victims of crime they had spoken to were aware of how to report any criminal allegations to police.

Focus of the Day Legal News: With less than two weeks to go before the extension of fixed recoverable costs (FRC), costs lawyers have urged a six-month delay on the basis the current plans are ‘piecemeal and unreasonable'. Full story - New Law Journal  
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
  • A timeline of sexual assault allegations against Russell Brand: Media personality has denied accusations from four women of assaults between 2006 and 2013
  • Bar chief: Move ‘call’ post-pupillage to clear up confusion around barrister title - Legal Cheek
  • One fifth of judgments missing from national database | Law Gazette
  • The #Indian government has accused X Corp (formerly known as Twitter) of being a "habitual non-complaint platform" in a recent court filing to stop anti-government content
  • Muslim engineer killed by mob at mosque in #India’s Maharashtra. The family of Nurul Hassan grieves his lynching during attack by a Hindu mob at a mosque in the western state’s Satara district
  • Court of appeal judge praises ‘jolly useful’ ChatGPT after asking it for legal summary
  • Trump-ally Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been acquitted of corruption charges following an impeachment process which divided Republicans governing the #US state