13th November - Law News

Edition 4339: 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:  The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the Al-Shifa, the main hospital in Gaza, "is not functioning as a hospital anymore". Gaza's Hamas-run health ministry said at least 2,300 people were still inside Al-Shifa, in an update shared by the WHO. Doctors there said they feared the remaining 36 newborn babies needing intensive care treatment may die. This is unless the hospital gets fuel to power the generators for incubators and to provide oxygen supply. Israel has claimed that Hamas has a command centre under the hospital - which Hamas denies - but insisted it was not hitting the hospital during fighting.

Focus of the Day Legal News: Lawyers have given a cautious welcome to the inclusion in the King’s Speech of legislation to help leaseholders, with some warning reform will be complex and difficult while others predict little will change. 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
  • Make sure junior counsel get time on their feet, judges told - Legal Futures
  • A police sergeant was shot to death in an "unlawful killing" in a custody cell, a coroner has concluded. The Met Police's Sgt Matiu Ratana, who was known as Matt, was murdered at Croydon custody suite in south London in September 2020
  • Carbon credits at risk of link to Uyghur forced labour bought by BP and Spotify. Credits sourced from carbon project that was centred on biomass power plant in Xinjiang, investigation finds
  • Electric motorbikes may be an increasingly popular way to get around but have been blamed for terrorising neighbourhoods with anti-social and dangerous riding
  • Rishi Sunak sacks Suella Braverman as home secretary - James Cleverly has been announced as her replacement, with former prime minister David Cameron unexpectedly replacing him as foreign secretary
  • Judges 'encourage' parties to let junior counsel speak in court | Law Gazette
  • Court of Appeal to conclude hearing on compulsory ADR - Legal Futures