18th April - Law News

Edition 4496: 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:  The death of a 10-year-old boy has raised serious questions about how well the system is coping with a surge in children in state care in Western Australia.

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
  • Hugh Grant phone hacking claim against Sun publisher News Group Newspapers scuppered by Part 36 of CPR | Law Gazette
  • Former Lord Chancellor takes second law firm consultancy role - Legal Futures
  • Solicitor must pay £50,000 in fine and costs despite majority of 'misleading' mitigation allegations found not proved by SDT | Law Gazette
  • The Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) has offered an "unreserved apology" to an innocent man who spent 17 years in prison. Andrew Malkinson was wrongly convicted of raping a woman in Salford in 2003
  • "Myopic interpretation" of client's best interests led PO lawyers astray - Legal Futures
  • A reverse Robin Hood’: Church of England steps into leasehold reform debate | Law Gazette
  • The government's showdown with the House of Lords over its Rwanda deportation bill continues. Peers have voted to demand changes to the bill, including an amendment which would ban sending people who have assisted the UK military to Rwanda