26th October - Law News

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Today's Highlighted Video Story: Commissioners for HMRC (Appellant) v Vermilion Holdings Ltd (Respondent) (Scotland) - Taxing Statute interpretation

Focus of the Day Legal News: Generative AI like ChatGPT could revolutionise the way that lawyers deal with costs, rendering detailed assessment largely unnecessary, a High Court judge suggested last week. But Mrs Justice Joanna Smith told costs lawyers that their skills would still be needed in this technology enabled world. Full story - Legal Futures 

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
  • Majority of law firms still failing to follow price transparency rules - Legal Futures
  • Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris has expressed disbelief that masked men appeared in the public gallery of a Belfast court during a murder trial over the killing of Eamon Fox and Gary Convie in 1994 on Monday
  • Government rules out setting up specialist court to deal with landlord-tenant disputes as proposed legislation progresses through parliament | Law Gazette
  • Labour's Rachel Reeves has denied claims of plagiarism, after it emerged passages of her new book were lifted from sources including Wikipedia. The FT reported the shadow chancellor's book included reproduced material without acknowledgment
  • Law firms increasingly screening clients against ESG values - Legal Futures
  • Judge to address adult safeguarding conference | Irish Legal News
  • A schoolboy who was stabbed to death by a friend was unlawfully killed, a fresh inquest has concluded. Yousef Makki, 17, died after suffering a stab wound to the heart in Hale Barns, Greater Manchester, in 2019