1st April - Law News

Edition 4479: 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: Under new German rules, which came into force on 1 April, over 18s can possess up to 25g of cannabis in public, and adults can grow up to three plants per household. But people will not be allowed to smoke cannabis within sight of schools, sports centres or in "pedestrian zones" between 7:00 and 20:00. Supporters of the law-change say it will help kill the black market and improve quality control, while police unions are warning of real-world harm.

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
  • 'Racial Bias and the Bench': one year on | COUNSEL
  • Judge given formal advice over 'offensive' social media posts - Legal Cheek
  • Two recent High Court decisions causing concern among public access barristers – what amounts to ‘conduct of litigation’ and a dispute over fee arrangements | COUNSEL
  • Amal Clooney teams up with ULaw to support aspiring human rights lawyers - Legal Cheek
  • Weekly Round-Up: Hong Kong passes new security law and Court of Appeal rules on protesters' criminal damage defence - UK Human Rights Blog
  • It is now one year since American journalist Evan Gershkovich was detained on a reporting trip in #Russia. His best hope of release may be Vadim Krasikov, who is sitting in a German jail, convicted of an execution that was ordered by the Kremlin
  • Junior lawyers reveal their top partner peeves   - Legal Cheek