1st November - Law News

Edition 4327: 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: Israel’s military has confirmed it carried out an airstrike on a refugee camp in northern Gaza. The Israel Defence Forces says the attack killed a senior Hamas commander. The number of dead is not confirmed but a doctor treating the injured said the bodies of around 120 people killed in the attack were at his hospital. The attack took place in the densely populated Jabalia refugee camp which is normally home to more than 100,000 people. It is within northern Gaza, an area which Israel had told people to leave for their own safety.

Focus of the Day Legal News: The Law Society has warned the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) not to ask the profession to stump up millions to boost its compensation fund without consulting first.. 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
  • Disabled law firm director was unfairly dismissed, tribunal rules - Legal Futures
  • Prosecutor general Andriy Kostin tells IBA annual conference that Ukraine is seeking watertight evidentiary basis for genocide charge | Law Gazette
  • Senior Met officer Julian Bennett faces sack for refusing drug test - The actions of Cdr Julian Bennett, who joined the Met in 1976, were found to have amounted to gross misconduct
  • Criminal who refused to delete law firm files found in contempt | Law Gazette
  • Little Britain sketch racist and outdated, Ofcom audience research says - The Little Britain sketch, first shown in 2003, features a David Walliams character using racist terms to describe an Asian character
  • Legal ombudsman asks for £1.2m budget increase to handle increasing number of consumer complaints | Law Gazette
  • How the #US supreme court and an Idaho couple upended wetlands protection