17th May - Law News

Edition 4525: 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: RTI Ltd (Respondent) v MUR Shipping BV (Appellant) - Where a contractual force majeure clause contains a proviso requiring the party which is affected by force majeure to exercise reasonable endeavours to overcome it, can the proviso require the affected party to agree to accept a non-contractual performance? The Supreme Court unanimously allows the appeal.

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
  • Truro County Court's ultimatum to medical agency: Tell us your fees or we'll slash them | Law Gazette
  • A man who stabbed a stranger to death in an attack described by a judge as a terrorist act has been jailed. Ahmed Alid roamed the streets in Hartlepool looking for a victim to attack in "revenge" for the Israel-Hamas conflict
  • Former sub-postmaster and campaigner Alan Bates has rejected his second offer of compensation for the Post Office Horizon IT scandal. His first offer in January, which he described as "cruel" and "derisory", was about a sixth of what he had claimed
  • Prison capacity pressures prompt Ministry of Justice to trigger 'Operation Early Dawn' | Law Gazette
  • World number one Scottie Scheffler has been charged with assaulting a police officer outside Valhalla Golf Club hours before his second round at the #US PGA Championship
  • SRA’s plans for CILEX paralegals “risk to reputation of solicitors” - Legal Futures
  • Listed law firm takes profit hit to pay £4.5m in staff bonuses | Law Gazette