2nd April - Law News

Edition 4480: 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: Why is Israel targeting Al Jazeera? Rights groups are alarmed and warn Israel is trying to censor coverage of the war in Gaza. But this isn't the first time Israel has targeted Al Jazeera or its journalists

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
  • Lord chancellor pledges legislation to prevent abuse of non-disclosure agreements | Law Gazette https://tinyurl.com/3f44487f
  • Social media comments made by JK Rowling challenging Scotland's new hate crime law are not being treated as criminal, Police Scotland has said: The author described several transgender women as men, including convicted prisoners & trans activists https://tinyurl.com/4fj5mew3
  • Ministry of Justice data shows Crown court backlog climbing to record high | Law Gazette https://tinyurl.com/2avknuvy
  • MPs urge SRA to speed up investigation into SSB collapse - Legal Futures https://tinyurl.com/4hyvm8m7
  • 80-year-old Richard Burrows who has been on the run for almost three decades has been arrested after returning to the UK from Thailand, police have said. He was on a trial over alleged child sex offences at Chester Crown Court in 1997, but fled https://tinyurl.com/447dvxca
  • Prisoner found dead after being released by mistake from HMP Bristol | Law Gazette https://tinyurl.com/y32ztnej
  • Homeless people should not be arrested just because they smell, a minister has said. A bill in the Commons could criminalise rough sleepers if they cause a nuisance, including "excessive" smells https://tinyurl.com/2bseyrtm