4th June - Law News

Edition 4542: 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: China has accused the UK’s intelligence agency of recruiting a couple as spies. According to China’s Ministry of State Security, the two state department employees were successfully recruited after MI6 operatives exploited the man’s “strong desire for money”. China did not reveal how it uncovered the case involving Mr Wang and Ms Zhou, saying only that it came after a "thorough investigation". The case is still under investigation and Chinese officials did not say if the couple would be charged.

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
  • New security regime at Stratford: enhanced searches only for protester courtrooms | Law Gazette https://tinyurl.com/4yjf5rf9
  • Birss drops hint that clin neg fixed costs could be delayed further - Legal Futures https://tinyurl.com/3s3n9e5c
  • ‘He’s lost our vote’: Vaughan Gething scandals cut through before confidence test. In Cardiff there is criticism and some support for first minister who is facing a motion against him in Welsh parliament https://tinyurl.com/mvfybb35
  • Thousands of homeless people removed from Paris in pre-Olympics ‘social cleaning’. Campaigners say operation to bus ‘undesirable’ people out of city and wider Île-de-France region has intensified #France https://tinyurl.com/jdarktwm
  • Young voters in key election battlegrounds are being recommended fake AI-generated videos featuring party leaders, misinformation, and clips littered with abusive comments https://t.co/h4LdWiWuHg
  • Rishi Sunak’s Rwanda admission sparks legal action from detained asylum seekers. Migrants seek redress for ‘immense distress’ from deportations now thrown into chaos by election announcement https://tinyurl.com/3fpvk3fe
  • Abandoned baby Elsa is third newborn deserted by same parents - DNA tests presented to the East London Family Court established that “Baby Elsa” is the sibling of two babies, a boy and a girl, found in very similar circumstances in 2017 and 2019 https://tinyurl.com/5n75mxkn