9th November - Law News

Edition 4335: 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:  Gabriel Popoviciu ("Popoviciu") was convicted in Romania of two offences - accessory to aggravated abuse of power, and bribery – and was sentenced to 7 years' imprisonment.

Focus of the Day Legal News:A Court of Appeal hearing opening today will decide on whether a claim over Japanese knotweed should be stayed until parties have engaged with a form of alternative dispute resolution. The Law Society is among the bodies intervening in Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, which has been described as ‘raising an extremely important issue relating to access to justice’. 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
  • Judge halves suspension of barrister who misled Court of Appeal - Legal Futures
  • A Palestinian doctor Dr Maisara Al Rayyes who graduated from a prestigious UK Foreign Office scholarship scheme is feared to have been killed by #Israel along with most of his family in an air strike in Gaza, colleagues say
  • Legal chiefs urge criminal legal aid solicitors to keep the faith | Law Gazette
  • Rishi Sunak did not clear Home Secretary Suella Braverman's article attacking the Metropolitan Police for its handling of pro-Palestinian protests
  • Former Deloitte solicitor charged with sexual misconduct over alleged kiss at office party | Law Gazette
  • City solicitor chief: AI poses risk to legal careers - but not quite yet - Legal Futures
  • The government has ordered an independent inquiry into a migrant mass drowning in the English Channel. At least 27 people including a pregnant woman and three children died when a boat sank in 2021