11th May - Law News

Edition 4519: 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: University leaders were summoned to Downing Street today for talks on how to protect Jewish staff and students, amid growing anger over Israel's war in Gaza. At the meeting, Rishi Sunak urged universities to remain "bastions of tolerance". Protest camps have been springing up at universities around the UK, fuelling fears of a repeat of recent scenes on US campuses.

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
  • MP Natalie Elphicke - who defected from the Tories to Labour - has apologised for comments she made supporting her ex-husband after he was convicted of sexual assault
  • #Israel's Eurovision contestant says "nothing will deter" her after getting booed during a dress rehearsal on Wednesday. Israel has killed and displaced over 100,000 Palestinians since October 7th 2023 and has attracted criticism across the world
  • “The provision of productive sentences in clean and decent conditions, with access to adequate healthcare and support, is simply not possible when the system is being made to cram eye-watering numbers of people well beyond its capacity”
  • GB News joint owner loses fight over £34m of secretly salvaged silver. Paul Marshall’s claim on thousands of WW2 silver bars successfully challenged by South African government
  • Ex-Slater & Gordon partner misled client over case progression for 17 years - Legal Cheek
  • Will #Israel face consequences over its illegal seizure of the Rafah crossing?
  • Give or take a few bombs, #US complicity in genocide remains ‘ironclad’. Biden administration’s decision to hold up delivery of 3,500 bombs hardly constitutes a betrayal of the Israeli killing machine