20th November - Law News

Edition 4346: 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:  Babies transferred from besieged Gaza hospital - their fate captured global attention. Now 31 premature babies have been evacuated from Gaza's main hospital - a place decimated by Israel's siege and operation to destroy Hamas - which the UK has designated a terrorist organisation. Israeli troops are still in al-Shifa, searching for evidence of a Hamas command centre. More than thirteen thousand have now been killed in Gaza by the Israeli army.

Focus of the Day Legal News: 
The Bar Council has raised alarm over Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s decision to introduce ‘emergency’ legislation designating Rwanda ‘safe’ after the Supreme Court ruled the government’s Rwanda policy unlawful. 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
  • International Men’s Day: It's good to talk about mental health and wellbeing | Law Gazette
  • Colombian pop star Shakira has reached a deal with #Spanish prosecutors to settle a tax fraud case, just as her trial was about to begin. She paid a €7.5m fine - prosecutors had wanted to jail her for eight years and fine her €23.8m if found guilty
  • Support Through Court charity calls for much needed volunteers to help unrepresented parties | Law Gazette
  • Transparency rule failures lead SRA to issue first fixed penalties - Legal Futures
  • Crown Prosecution Service's chief executive steps down following employment tribunal settlement | Law Gazette
  • Sunak could block Human Rights Act to force through Rwanda asylum plan. No 10 has discussed possibility of ‘disapplying’ key human rights law to emergency bill to head off legal challenges
  • Guideline hourly rates to rise in January as Vos implements CJC review - Legal Futures