5th May - Law News

Edition 4513: 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: The UK government has been defeated in court - for a second time - for not doing enough to meet its targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Environmental campaigners argued that the energy minister signed off the government's climate plan without evidence it could be achieved. The High Court ruled on Friday that the government will now be required to redraft the plan again.

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 right to acquit based on conscience is rooted in Quaker pacifism
  • More than 10,000 London black-cab drivers launch £250m Uber lawsuit. Individuals could win £25,000 or more if they are successful in claim Uber broke taxi booking rules
  • Law firm awarded indemnity costs over struck-out negligence claim - Legal Futures
  • Fujitsu engineer made a false statement to court about the flawed Post Office IT system, contradicting a report he had written days earlier. The BBC has obtained Gareth Jenkins' 2010 statement, which helped wrongly jail pregnant postmistress Seema Misra
  • Trawl for unsafe criminal convictions being done by interns: DNA expert whose work led to Andrew Malkinson case breakthrough says job should be given to forensic scientists
  • Saudi Arabia activist sentenced to 11 years in prison for ‘support’ of women’s rights - Manahel al-Otaibi, who promoted female empowerment on social media, was arrested under anti-terror laws
  • Partner lied to client while doing nothing on her claim for 17 years - Legal Futures