8th May - Law News

Edition 4516: 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: Stormy Daniels has given graphic details about her alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump, in 2006. At his criminal trial in New York, the former porn star described how she was paid to keep silent about having sex with the former u-s president. Director of Research at the United States Studies Centre Jared Mondschein tells The World's Beverley O'Connor, Trump's hush money trial has gotten him "more media coverage than any conventional campaign trail".

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
  • A couple have admitted dining and dashing to the value of more than £1,000 at five restaurants. CCTV of Bernard McDonagh, 41, and his wife Ann McDonagh, 39, eating meals and failing to pay for them at a Swansea restaurant went viral last month
  • David Blunkett’s mea culpa on indefinite sentences won’t wash
  • Belfast rugby rape trial to be dramatised in six-part TV show | Irish Legal News
  • Lawyer Brian Altman KC who was paid by the Post Office to review subpostmasters’ convictions, has been accused of knowing about a "tainted witness" but failing to investigate, report it to the police or disclose it to defendants. He denies knowledge
  • SRA issues warnings over conduct of volume consumer claims - Legal Futures
  • Majority verdicts facilitated 56 miscarriages of justice in England and Wales, charity says
  • George Washington University: DC police shut down pro-Palestine campus protest #US