16th November - Law News

Edition 4342: 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:  R (on the application AAA (Syria) and others) (Respondents/Cross Appellants) v SSHD (Appellant) - These appeals arise out of claims brought by individual asylum seekers ("the claimants") who travelled to the UK in small boats (or, in one case, by lorry). The Home Secretary declared the claimants' claims for asylum to be inadmissible, intending that they should be removed to Rwanda where their asylum claims would be decided by the Rwandan authorities. Her decisions were made in accordance with the Migration and Economic Development Partnership ("MEDP") between the UK and Rwanda, recorded in a Memorandum of Understanding and a series of diplomatic "Notes Verbales".

Focus of the Day Legal News:  A law firm has been told to ensure all future advertisements feature genuine testimonials after misleading claims were made in two TikTok posts. 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
  • Green contracts initiative shifts focus to adoption - Legal Futures
  • A police force has said it failed a woman who was stabbed to death by a former colleague who had stalked her. Derbyshire Police has apologised to the family of Gracie Spinks, after a jury at her inquest concluded she was unlawfully killed
  • Solicitor struck off for lying to friend about training contract offer - Legal Futures
  • 'Dynamite' evidence was hidden from us, says ex-Post Office lawyer in public inquiry | Law Gazette
  • A #Russian anti-war activist has been sentenced to seven years in a penal colony for replacing supermarket pricing labels with anti-war messages. Sasha Skochilenko, 33, an artist from St Petersburg, has been in detention since April last year
  • Law Society says government should focus on clearing backlog after Rwanda Supreme Court judgment | Law Gazette
  • Home Secretary James Cleverly has defended emergency fascistic laws to revive plans to fly asylum seekers to Rwanda, as a former Supreme Court justice said the measures would be extraordinary