1st June - Law News

Edition 4540: 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: Former US president Donald Trump has been found guilty of all 34 charges of falsifying business accounts in a New York hush money trial involving porn actress Stormy Daniels. The jury reached the verdict after 11 hours of deliberations over evidence presented by Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen and publisher David Pecker. This marks the first time a former US president has been convicted of a criminal offence.

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
  • SRA places controls on head of department who misued blue badge - Legal Futures
  • #China ruled Hong Kong convicts 14 democracy campaigners of subversion: former lawmakers Leung Kwok-hung and Helena Wong, journalist-turned-campaigner Gwyneth Ho, and ordinary Hong Kongers who joined the mass protests of 2019 such as nurse Winnie Yu
  • NHS computer problems put patients at risk of harm - A Freedom of Information request also found 200,000 medical letters had gone unsent due to widespread problems with NHS computer systems
  • New supermarket "challenges" that reward shoppers with extra loyalty points for buying more could lead to overspending, consumer groups have warned
  • Government “does not understand” impact of decade-old legal aid cuts - Legal Futures
  • MSPs have agreed to hand Michael Matheson a record ban from parliament for breaching Holyrood's expenses policy. He racked up an £11,000 data bill for his parliamentary iPad - is to be banned from Holyrood for 27 sitting days
  • No credible plan to make Rwanda move work, say MPs