15th May - Law News

Edition 4523: 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: A manhunt is underway for a prisoner who escaped from a prison van during an ambush by armed men who killed two prison officers and wounded others. The prisoner on the run, Mohamed Amra, is said to have ties to a gang in the southern city of Marseille, which has been plagued by drug-related gang violence. Known as "The Fly", Amra was being taken from court to a prison in the city of Rouen near Paris on Tuesday when a car rammed the prison van at a toll booth and armed men opened fire.

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
  • Ministers told ‘smokefree generation’ plan would breach EU law | Irish Legal News
  • Millions of litres of raw sewage were illegally pumped into one of England's most famous lakes after a fault. United Utilities failed to stop the illegal pollution of Windermere, in the Lake District, for 10 hours in February
  • High Court: Sanctioned Russians "probably owned" litigation funder - Legal Futures
  • Holyrood to appoint Angela O’Hagan as new human rights chief | Scottish Legal News
  • Rwanda scheme doubts after Northern Ireland court ruling | Scottish Legal News
  • Upfront property information “must be mandated”, MPs told - Legal Futures
  • Princess Diana's former chauffeur Stephen Davies has settled a High Court slander case with the BBC over claims he leaked information about her before her famous Panorama interview