14th May - Law News

Edition 4522: 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: Argentum Exploration Ltd (Respondent) v Republic of South Africa (Appellant) - The issue is: Whether the silver and the ship carrying it fell within the following provision of the State Immunity Act 1978 s.10(4)(a): "both the cargo and the ship carrying it were, at the time when the cause of action arose, in use or intended for use for commercial purposes" such that the Republic of South Africa is not immune to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom in respect of Argentum's salvage claim.

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
  • High-risk offenders included in early release scheme, prisons inspector says. Domestic abuser among those freed from jail as part of plan to relieve overcrowding, watchdog reveals https://tinyurl.com/yc2emrx8
  • Barrister – and sleepwalking expert – faces tribunal after falling asleep at inquest. Tribunal heard Ramya Nagesh, who was appearing remotely on behalf of nurse witness, fell asleep after eating baked potato https://tinyurl.com/sjc5h9tc
  • In depth: Alleged assault at Stratford Magistrates’ Court fuels court safety fears | Law Gazette https://tinyurl.com/4hbcan7s
  • LSB warns regulators of enforcement action on lawyer quality indicators - Legal Futures https://tinyurl.com/yrvybpmx
  • Speeding magistrate given formal advice by JCIO over mentioning role in court | Law Gazette https://tinyurl.com/yzzjxxwt
  • Men accused of plot to attack Jews with machine guns in north-west England. Walid Saadaoui and Amar Hussein appear in court charged with preparing acts of terrorism https://tinyurl.com/mr388e35
  • I’ve seen how firms cheat the law to exploit workers and here’s a warning: those days are ending https://tinyurl.com/4rndt3xj