9th May - Law News

Edition 4517: 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 man who was injured when an attacker burst into his home in Hainault, London, has told the BBC it is a "miracle" he and his family survived. Henry De Los Rios Polania, his wife and four-year-old daughter were sleeping when a man brandishing a sword broke into their home on 30 April. He suffered serious hand injuries as he fought off the intruder. Four other people were attacked in the area, including Daniel Anjorin, 14, who died of his injuries.

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
  • Gilson Gray has appointed former Scottish football player and experienced solicitor David Winnie to lead its sports offering | Scottish Legal News
  • England: Jury report calls for return of unanimous verdicts | Irish Legal News
  • Former City solicitor jailed for 15 years for role in £30m Ponzi scheme | Law Gazette
  • Banned solicitor Flora Mendes jailed for false immigration claims | Law Gazette
  • From arming teachers to corporate tax breaks: Tennessee’s new, extreme laws. Republican lawmakers passed laws criminalizing helping minors get abortions and handed billions of dollars to corporations #US
  • SRA seeks power to launch "spot checks" of law firms - Legal Futures
  • Mandelson firm worked for campaign critics say would hinder Post Office-style lawsuits: Litigation such as that spearheaded by Alan Bates could become harder if advice from senior figure at Labour peer’s Global Counsel given effect