3rd June - Law News

Edition 4562: 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: After his arbitrary detention, Anoosheh Ashoori spent nearly half a decade in Iran's notorious Evin prison - until he was released, along with Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, in March 2022. Now the British-Iranian businessman has put together an exhibition that he hopes will convey some of the physical and emotional hardships his unjust incarceration caused both him and his loved ones.

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
  • Post Office: time for the Law Society to step up | Law Gazette
  • About half a million people have been left without their Child Benefit payment, after a technical issue at HMRC. The tax authority said a batch processing issue meant around 30% of Monday’s scheduled payments did not go through
  • Solicitor struck off for coercing vulnerable divorce client into sending explicit images | Law Gazette
  • The Conservatives have promised to rewrite the Equality Act so that protections it enshrines on the basis of a person’s sex apply only to their biological sex
  • Young voters in key election battlegrounds are being recommended fake AI-generated videos featuring party leaders, misinformation, and clips littered with abusive comments
  • Zara Aleena’s family is “tortured” with the thought that her “death was preventable”, an inquest has heard. Jordan McSweeney killed the 35-year-old law graduate as she walked home from a night out in Ilford, east London, in June 2022
  • Paula Vennells had faith in her lawyers - and threw them under the bus | Law Gazette