17th November - Law News

Edition 4343: 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:  Canada Square Operations Ltd (Appellant) v Potter (Respondent) - The Limitation Act 1980 sets out the time limits (or limitation periods) for bringing different kinds of legal claims. Section 32(1)(b) postpones the commencement of the ordinary limitation period where any fact relevant to the claimant's right of action has been "deliberately concealed" from them by the defendant. Section 32(2) provides that, for the purposes of section 32(1), "deliberate commission of a breach of duty in circumstances in which it is unlikely to be discovered for some time amounts to deliberate concealment of the facts involved in that breach of duty."

Focus of the Day Legal News: 
SRA defends oversight of Axiom Ince and promises review of ‘accumulator firm’ supervision. Regulator says it uncovered ‘sophisticated’ suspected dishonesty including ‘falsified bank statements and letters’. Full story - The Global Legal Post  
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
  • Litigation funders criticise government's plan to amend Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill to deal with PACCAR judgment | Law Gazette
  • Peers and MPs pledge to block Sunak’s Rwanda plan as Braverman labels it ‘magical thinking’
  • Junior lawyers want employers to let them refuse work for ethical reasons - report | Law Gazette
  • Sixty women at MoD complain of widespread ‘toxic’ and ‘hostile’ behaviour
  • Eighteen law firms win High Court fight against rival firm over group litigation order | Law Gazette
  • New initiative leads to early resolution of 130 cases at Glasgow Sheriff Court in three days | Scottish Legal News
  • Eight former and current Met Police officers are being investigated for gross misconduct regarding failings in the case of serial killer Stephen Port. Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor were all murdered between 2014 & 2015