1st May - Law News

Edition 4509: 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: Candlelight vigil honours the mothers and daughters killed because of gendered violence in Australia

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
  • “The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge Marcus Arduini Monzo with the murder of 14-year-old Daniel Anjorin, who was fatally stabbed in Hainault on Tuesday 30 April
  • Civil service trade union is taking the government to court over its plan to send some asylum seekers to Rwanda. Under the Safety of Rwanda Act, passed into law last week, a minister can ignore an order made by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)
  • Ken Dalling, former president of the Law Society of Scotland, has been elected to serve as the new head of the UK delegation to the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE)
  • Ministers hold fire over retrospective effect of litigation funding bill - Legal Futures
  • BBC presenters Martine Croxall, Annita McVeigh, Karin Giannone and Kasia Madera have begun legal action against the BBC on grounds of sex and age discrimination and equal pay
  • Legislation giving homeowners 30 years to bring compensation claims in relation to defective buildings will be brought to the Northern Ireland Assembly shortly
  • Cliff Mitchell, a former Metropolitan Police officer has received a minimum jail sentence of more than 13 years after being convicted of 10 counts of rape, including three of raping a child under the age of 13