20th June - Law News

Edition 3828: 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: Allegations that Qatar is underreporting the number of migrant workers who have died of heat stroke have been revealed. Across the Gulf, extreme heat is affecting more-and-more people, especially millions of migrant workers who go there to support their families back home. Temperatures that go above 50C, thanks to climate change, can leave workers with life-altering illnesses including heart failure.

Focus of the Day Article: Criminal barristers are voting on whether to drastically escalate their ‘no returns’ protest action by executing court walkouts. Full story - New Law Journal

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • 'Can I send LinkedIn requests to lawyers I meet on my vac scheme?' - Legal Cheek
  • LawTech Talks: Reducing risk and enabling efficiency with legal docs - Lawyers Weekly
  • Cyber security: A legal requirement? - Lawyers Weekly 
  • 5 times the Johnson government complained about 'lefty lawyers' - Legal Cheek 
  • £68m of cocaine delivered with bananas to two supermarkets in #Czech Republic
  • The Weekly Round-up: social care spending, Stafford statements and Ukraine's legal battle - UK Human Rights Blog
  • ‘Illustrious’ solicitor dies in accident just weeks after retiring: Leading solicitor Pat Kelly was a gentleman of kindness and class who helped thousands of people at their most desperate and vulnerable
  • Drunk trainee solicitor fined for groping colleagues at work Christmas party - Legal Cheek
  • The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) has today published its Annual Report 2021, providing an overview of its performance and output for the year | Irish Legal News
  • White & Case boosts maintenance grant by over 60% in response to ‘increased cost of living’ - Legal Cheek
  • The SQE: Navigating the new pathway to qualification as a solicitor - Legal Cheek 
  • Over-75s & people at high risk urged to get a Covid booster vaccine, amid warnings of a new wave of infections in Scotland. The booster jab is available until 30 June to everyone in the older age group and people over 12 with a weakened immune system
  • HSF kicks off autumn retention season with 84% result - Legal Cheek 
  • Inquiry urged into ‘parental alienation’ court experts: Lawyers and MPs in England and Wales express concern over ‘unregulated’ psychologists who play key role in disputes over domestic abuse
  • Solicitors invited to see caveats portal in action | Scottish Legal News 
  • Refugees, welcome to Schrödinger’s Rwanda - Priti Patel’s illogical thought experiment on asylum seekers is grist to Boris Johnson’s Brexit mill
  • Why law students shouldn't be discouraged by anti-lawyer rhetoric - Legal Cheek 
  • Article 2 inquest determination concerning Community Mental Health Services quashed - UK Human Rights Blog
  • A scheme offering interest-free loans to the financially vulnerable is being expanded to reach up to 20,000 people. After a successful trial in Manchester the No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) will be rolled out across the UK from September
  • Workers at an Apple store in Maryland have voted to unionise, forming the tech giant's first retail union in the United States. The employees of the shop in Towson passed the measure 65-33, with about a dozen abstentions #US
  • The Dutch Supreme Court ruled the #Netherlands was partially liable in the deaths of about 350 Muslim men murdered by Bosnian Serb forces during the massacre
  • A round-up of human rights stories from around the world | Scottish Legal News
  • Wage increase may lead to employee reductions, says workplace lawyer - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • One in four UK prisoners has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, says report
  • Virtual student event NEXT WEEK: How to use QWE to qualify as a solicitor - with Reed Smith, Flex Legal, Elevate, Accutrainee and BARBRI - Legal Cheek
  • Court of Appeal: Injuries award increased after trial judge applied erroneous 40 per cent deduction for future loss of earnings | Irish Legal News
  • NSW lawyers push A-G to retain COVID-era court measures - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Thousands of victims of violent and sexual crime stuck in England and Wales court backlog
  • Grandmother of Aiden Aslin being held prisoner in Ukraine says she is not giving up hope after he was given a death sentence. He was captured fighting against Russia and sentenced as a mercenary by a court not recognised by the international community


19th June - Law News

Edition 3827: 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: With tensions high in the occupied West Bank, many people have responded to local initiatives to fill the streets with the Palestinian flag. But Israeli settlers, living illegally on Palestinian territory, are trying to stop the flags from being raised.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Tribunal member given formal advice after nodding off during hearing | Law Gazette
  • The backlog in the Crown Court has increased not decreased, according to official HM Courts and Tribunals figures | New Law Journal
  • Four women in #Morocco have filed complaints of sexual harassment against French insurance tycoon Jacques Bouthier. Now aged between 26 and 28, they had been employed by his firm in Tangier
  • Algorithm opt-out under scrutiny in data protection reform | Law Gazette
  • TV judge calls for social media responses to government attacks | Law Gazette
  • Barrister suspended for telling jury that judge was talking "rubbish" - Legal Futures
  • A ‘failure to prevent fraud’ offences could be introduced to hold corporates accountable for criminal activity, under Law Commission proposals | New Law Journal 
  • The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) launched a consultation last week on whether to revise the unspent criminal convictions eligibility rule of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 | New Law Journal
  • Criminal barristers are voting on whether to drastically escalate their ‘no returns’ protest action by executing court walkouts | New Law Journal
  • Britain's hidden role in Rwandan state violence
  • Firm that refused to mediate was 'unreasonable', court rules | Law Gazette 
  • Dozens of staff at an ambulance trust claim they cannot drive its £54m fleet of new vehicles due to their height or body shape: string of problems with converted Fiats, which replaced the ageing Mercedes vans at the East of England Ambulance Service
  • The number of women and people of colour in senior roles within conveyancing is still ‘unsatisfactory’, the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has said | New Law Journal
  • Why are the UK and US still downplaying the genocide of the Tutsi in #Rwanda?
  • Assange vows to appeal as Patel approves extradition | Law Gazette 
  • Four people accused of murdering a high-profile #Paraguayan prosecutor while he was on his honeymoon have been sentenced to 23 years in prison. The accused confessed to killing anti-mafia prosecutor Marcelo Pecci, 45, on a private beach resort in Colombia
  • Law firms in court dispute over identical web copy - Legal Futures
  • The family of a man who drowned in a pig feed tanker while trying to save a teenager say he had no hope of escape. Gavin Rawson, 35, died trying to rescue Nathan Walker, 19, working in Leicestershire, in December 2016 
  • British State Complicity In Genocide: Rwanda 1994
  • Britain has a decision to make: the rule of Boris Johnson – or the rule of law?
  • Outdoor public events have been banned in an area of France as a record breaking heatwave sweeps across Europe. Concerts and large public gatherings have been called off in the Gironde department around Bordeaux
  • Britain has approved Assange’s extradition – war criminals and murderers, rejoice
  • The remains of one of the two bodies found in the Amazon rainforest are those of UK journalist Dom Phillips, Brazilian police have confirmed. They say the identification was based on dental records
  • Non-white asylum claimants who arrived in the UK in small boats or in the back of lorries could be electronically tagged under a new Home Office trial. A 12-month trial could affect adults due to be removed from the UK
  • Damning report led by Anne Whyte QC laid bare "systemic" issues of physical and emotional abuse in gymnastics, as well as some incidents of sexual abuse: incidents of athletes being made to train on broken bones, punished for needing toilet
  • An assault on a temple of #Afghanistan's tiny Sikh community has left one worshipper and a Taliban militant dead as well as the unidentified attackers. The temple in the capital Kabul was hit by a bomb early in the morning when up to 30 people were inside
  • Criminal legal aid fees will increase 'by end of September' | Law Gazette 
  • Law firm entitled to fire employee who "lost it" during meeting - Legal Futures
  • Using artificial intelligence in the legal profession - Legal Futures 
  • UK Paratroopers banned from Nato deployment after Essex orgy – Colchester barracks incident came after other cases and could be seen to denigrate women, says head of army
  • Exam boards have been criticised by a watchdog for oversights on GCSE and A-level papers where pupils were tested on topics they were told would not come up or sat papers with mistakes
  • The week Boris Johnson went to war with the law
  • City law firm "unreasonably" refused offers to mediate negligence claim - Legal Futures
  • A new service has launched to allow people to make 999 calls using British Sign Language (BSL) for the first time. The new service, 999 BSL, will allow deaf people to make emergency calls using an app or website, connecting callers with a BSL interpreter


18th June - Law News

Edition 3826: 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: Announcements of an expedited recruitment process joined a revised age limit for the 'Agnipath' scheme on Friday, as the government scrambled to quell violence raging across the country against the new plan for the armed forces.

Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Labour's Starmer and Rayner return police questionnaire over lockdown drink
  • Carolyn Richards joins RCCW’s commercial property team | Scottish Legal News
  • Frederick Barclay ‘terrified’ of jail after judge rules he must stand trial: Former owner of Telegraph Media Group could face prison for his failure to pay £50m in divorce battle 
  • The annual Law Society of Scotland In-House Rising Star Award is back, and two Scottish solicitors have been shortlisted for this year’s award from six nominations | Scottish Legal News
  • Rwanda MoU: scrutiny is the oxygen of democracy | Law Gazette 
  • Fines for nuisance callers could be raised to £17.5m: Internet users will also be given tools to restrict cookie consent boxes under proposed data legislation
  • Belfast solicitor appointed honorary vice-consul of Spain | Irish Legal News
  • Ministers creating ‘hostile environment’ for protesters, say MPs: Human rights committee including peers says public order bill lacks nuance and targets peaceful protests
  • A patient with coeliac disease died days after being fed Weetabix in hospital, an inquest has heard. Hazel Pearson of Connah's Quay, Flintshire was being treated at Wrexham Maelor hospital
  • HMCTS figures confirm divorce 'bulge' | Law Gazette 
  • SRA should be able to fine much more than £25,000, LSB tells Raab - Legal Futures
  • What are my rights if my flight is cancelled?
  • A former soldier has been found guilty of murdering his neighbours after a long-running dispute about parking with his army dagger. Collin Reeves, 35, stabbed Jennifer and Stephen Chapple while their children slept upstairs
  • Westcor International Limited triples Scottish team | Scottish Legal News
  • Firm was right to sack ‘rude and aggressive’ employee | Law Gazette 
  • Cosmetics maker Revlon file for bankruptcy in the US: supply chain disruptions have driven up the cost of raw materials for its products. The 90-year-old firm says it has also been struggling with supplier payments, inflation and labour shortages 
  • Fine for male trainee who told female colleague: "I roofied your drink" - Legal Futures 
  • LK Shields Solicitors welcomes new corporate partner Gemma Forde | Irish Legal News
  • A passenger with restricted mobility has died at Gatwick Airport after leaving an aircraft. He decided to leave the EasyJet plane rather than wait for staff to return and fell while going up an escalator, an airport spokesman said
  • Apple faces £768m collective action for ‘throttling’ iPhones | Law Gazette
  • Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to US approved by UK Home Secretary Priti Patel
  • Leading firm overlooks another employment claim made against it - Legal Futures
  • Millions of people have received the wrong pension for decades because of government IT failures, the BBC has learned. The errors, which are understood to have been known about since the 1990s, have still not been corrected
  • 'No fault' evictions to be abolished under renter reforms | Law Gazette 
  • Tributes have been paid to Ian Balfour, a scion of the Edinburgh law firm Balfour and Manson, who has died aged 89 | Scottish Legal News
  • High Court: No case justifies only using grade A fee-earners - Legal Futures 
  • LK Shields Solicitors welcomes new corporate partner Gemma Forde | Irish Legal News
  • England: New pilots to boost support for rape complainants in court | Irish Legal News
  • Court of Appeal: €83,000 award upheld for woman who slipped on supermarket floor | Irish Legal News
  • How pricing directors use matter management to ensure profitability - Legal Futures


17th June - Law News

Edition 3825: 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:   48 Hours in A Kansas Abortion Clinic - Recent abortion bans in Texas and Oklahoma are forcing many patients in the region to travel to Kansas.

Focus of the Day Article: Corporate legal spend shifts more in-house, report finds. More than half of legal spend was in house compared to 49% last year according to survey of 400-plus legal departments. Full story - The Global Legal Post
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Rwanda refugee policy is like the rendition of slaves in the 1800s
  • Drunk trainee fined for fondling colleagues at Christmas party | Law Gazette
  • How pricing directors use matter management to ensure profitability - Legal Futures
  • Managers of a food waste company have been jailed after two staff members drowned in a tanker of pig feed. Nathan Walker, 19, died after falling into the tanker at Greenfeeds Limited in Normanton, Leicestershire, in December 2016
  • 'Comprehensive strategy' needed to replace flawed courts reform | Law Gazette 
  • What is the ECHR and how did it intervene in UK’s Rwanda flight plans?
  • Cycling's governing body, the UCI, has toughened its rules on transgender eligibility by doubling the period of time before a rider transitioning from male to female can compete. The UCI has changed the permitted level to 2.5 nmol/L for a 24-month period 
  • Millions of iPhone users could be eligible for payouts, following the launch of a legal claim accusing Apple of secretly slowing the performance of older phones. Justin Gutmann alleges the company misled users over an upgrade
  • Geraldine Hanna takes up victims’ commissioner role in Northern Ireland | Irish Legal News
  • HMCTS spends £404m on agency staff in five years | Law Gazette
  • Claim for £750m against Apple launched alleging battery ‘throttling’
  • White paper to tackle unfair evictions and bad landlords in England - Private rentals white paper also includes clampdown on unfit homes and plan to outlaw landlord bans on ‘DSS tenants’
  • Rail appeal would make collective proceedings ‘unworkable’, court hears | Law Gazette
  • Strasbourg's Rwanda ruling divides public law specialists | Law Gazette 
  • It took a human rights court to halt No 10’s Rwanda flight – and act with basic humanity
  • SRA should be able to fine much more than £25,000, LSB tells Raab - Legal Futures
  • Boris Johnson's former ethics adviser Lord Geidt says he quit after being placed in an “impossible and odious” position over a plan to risk breaking the ministerial code 
  • Historic name disappears as RadcliffesLeBrasseur swallowed by merger | Law Gazette 
  • Leading firm overlooks another employment claim made against it - Legal Futures 
  • #Australian man uses forklift to stop would-be thief stealing his car - Police say a woman had broken into the man's home in Logan, west of Brisbane, showering and changing clothes before attempting to steal the car
  • Lawyers take Boris Johnson to task over provocative comments | Irish Legal News
  • More than 100 men who worked at the British embassy in Afghanistan remain in the country, with some having been beaten and tortured. The men worked for the global security company, GardaWorld, and many had been in post for more than a decade
  • #Brazilian police say a suspect has confessed to shooting missing British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira. Amarildo da Costa de Oliveira, took investigators to a site where human remains were dug up
  • Home secretary Patel seeks to curb modern slavery claims as Rwanda plan labelled ‘government by gimmick’
  • Judiciary snubs trade union's request for council seat | Law Gazette
  • High Court: No case justifies only using grade A fee-earners - Legal Futures
  • Tories accused of hypocrisy for secrecy about how many days MPs clock in | House of Commons - Jacob Rees-Mogg among ministers trying to stop release of data about use of Commons work passes
  • Haze Fan: China says Bloomberg staffer released on bail earlier this year 
  • Raab intervenes to back higher SRA fines | Law Gazette
  • Thinktank that briefed against XR given $30k by ExxonMobil in 2017 - Report shows Policy Exchange, which called for criminalisation of climate group, previously received money from oil firm
  • KPMG hires Philip Lee partner John Given to head legal services business | Irish Legal News
  • Fine for male trainee who told female colleague: "I roofied your drink" - Legal Futures 
  • Crown Courts are to be upgraded with better technology while staff will receive specialist training to help with rape trials, the government says. The pilot, in Newcastle, Leeds and London, will see independent advisers on hand in courts to support victims 
  • Authorities in #Saudi Arabia have been seizing rainbow-coloured toys and children's clothing, which encourage homosexuality. An Al-Ekhbariya report showed commerce ministry officials removing a range of items from shops in the capital Riyadh


16th June - Law News

Edition 3824: 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 former manager of Australia's World Vision operations in Gaza has been found guilty of funnelling millions of dollars of aid money to the Islamic terrorist group Hamas.

Focus of the Day Article: Mr Justice Mostyn, the lead judge of the Family Remedies Court, has insisted that a wealthy divorcing couple should be named – and said this will be his ‘last judgment’ on the subject of anonymity in the family court. The husband in Gallagher v Gallagher (No.1) (Reporting Restrictions) had applied for a reporting restriction order or anonymity order, arguing that allowing his name to be revealed following the multi-million-pound litigation would affect his commercial interests. Full story - The Law Society Gazette
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Firm offers all staff extra week’s pay after record year | Law Gazette
  • Tom McEntegart joins Anderson Strathern | Scottish Legal News
  • Lil Wayne denied UK entry for Strawberries and Creem festival, organisers say - The Home Office said applications were refused for people sentenced to a year or more in custody
  • Driver fined £1,100 for passing cyclist in Bridgend too closely - Wayne Humphreys, 77, was fined and given four penalty points for failing to leave enough space in his Audi Q8
  • Firm offers all staff extra week’s pay after record year | Law Gazette 
  • A man has been arrested at Gatwick Airport by counter-terror police on suspicion of spying. The arrest followed an investigation involving MI5 and the Metropolitan Police
  • Boris Johnson's ethics adviser Lord Geidt has resigned after saying there was a "legitimate question" over whether the PM had broken ministerial rules over Partygate
  • Palestinian reporter’s death charades weak #Israeli army investigations - Fatal shooting of Shireen Abu Aqleh in May raises fresh concerns over military inquiries into deaths of Palestinians
  • Jacob Rees-Mogg plan to axe EU laws sparks cabinet row - At least two ministers have railed against proposal while others say goal is impossible
  • Ministers have been urged to abandon plans to extend fixed recoverable costs to housing cases after being handed hard data to show the potentially catastrophic impact | Law Gazette
  • The EU has announced new legal action against the UK government over its plans to scrap parts of the post-Brexit deal for Northern Ireland, a bill on Monday aimed at unilaterally changing trade, tax and governance arrangements in the 2019 deal
  • New textbooks for #HongKong schools to state the territory was never a British colony, the books declare the British "only exercised colonial rule" in Hong Kong - a distinction drawn to highlight China's claims of unbroken sovereignty
  • Passengers have been advised not to travel on trains unless necessary during strikes next week, with only a fifth of services due to run. About half of all rail lines will be closed when thousands of workers walk out across Britain on 21, 23 and 25 June
  • Charges have been brought against "a number of individuals" by English cricket's governing body in relation to allegations of racism at Yorkshire. The accused, who have not been named, could be banned or fined by the England and Wales Cricket Board
  • The unregulated sector may account for up to 9% of the total market for individuals’ legal needs and up to 39% for small businesses, Legal Services Board (LSB) research has indicated - Legal Futures
  • Antisemitic sculpture can remain in church, #German court rules - Country’s highest court upholds rulings by lower courts on Judensau sculpture in Wittenberg church
  • NI bill a direct challenge to the rule of law, says Society | Law Gazette 
  • The question of whether mediation should be mandatory will become moot in the digital justice system currently being built, the Master of the Rolls said last week - Legal Futures
  • Brodies bolsters family practice with appointment of Jacqueline Stroud | Scottish Legal News 
  • The Supreme Court has dismissed another bid to block a flight removing the first group of asylum seekers to Rwanda under a controversial Home Office scheme today - but defended lawyers who challenge the government | Law Gazette
  • The flat faces bred into bulldogs can cause a "lifetime of suffering" and vets are urging people not to buy one. The bulldog has twice the health risks of other dogs, a study has found
  • 2 payments to help the poorest households with the cost of living will hit people's bank accounts from 14 July, 8 million UK homes on benefits will receive £326 by the end of July, with a second payment of £324 set to follow
  • Missguided shoppers left out-of-pocket after the fashion brand failed won't get their money back, say the administrators winding up the company
  • Divorce litigation becoming unaffordable for all but the rich, warns judge - Legal Futures
  • Dame Elish Angiolini QC appointed to Order of the Thistle | Scottish Legal News
  • Rwanda asylum flight: The Rwanda policy comes at considerable cost; £120m as an upfront payment to Kigali, for a start, and while ministers say the number of people who might be sent there is "uncapped", it's thought it may number just hundreds per year 
  • #Brazilian police have arrested a second suspect as they probe the disappearance of journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira
  • Preparations are under way for the next flight to take asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda, the government has said. A late intervention from the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) led to fresh challenges in the UK courts 
  • 'Assassination of judges in the US is relatively rare, but not unknown. At about the same time as the Kavanaugh arrest, a retired judge in Wisonsin was shot dead by a man whom he had once sentenced to prison' | Law Gazette
  • BBC to pay £30,000 to Bangladeshi Labour councillor for identity mix-up - Liza Begum said confusion with Apsana Begum who was acquitted of fraud charges ‘reflects notion all people of colour look the same’ 
  • Call to beef up rules on discrimination and harassment by barristers - Legal Futures 
  • Routinely anonymised family judgments unlawful, says remedies lead | Law Gazette
  • Court hears claims Lynette Dawson was seen alive in months after her 1982 disappearance
  • European Court of Human Rights grants urgent interim measure to stop removal of man to Rwanda | Scottish Legal News
  • Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal in challenge to Rwanda asylum plan | Scottish Legal News
  • LSB rejects new rules for unregulated sector despite ‘significant’ market share | Law Gazette
  • Asylum seekers are being rushed towards flights to Rwanda, without proper access to justice
  • Is the billable hour to charging what democracy is to governance? Not the best, simply the least worst? - Legal Futures 
  • Archie Battersbee: mother vows to fight court ruling that son is dead 
  • Northern Ireland and the doctrine of necessity | Law Gazette


15th June - Law News

Edition 3823: 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: Tredegar is a town in the Welsh valleys that changed the world. It’s medical aid society – and local MP Nye Bevan – provided the inspiration for the NHS. Nearly 80 years later, a small group of community film-makers with a keen sense of history set up a huge network of volunteers to help the people of the area through the pandemic. Now as another crisis hits, they ask where is the political will to learn from what groups like theirs did all over the country, and change the world again?

Focus of the Day Article: A new initiative extending pro bono opportunities to business operations professionals at large law firms has gone live, linking them with third sector organisations needing volunteers. Full story - Legal Futures
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • European Court of Human Rights grants urgent interim measure to stop removal of man to Rwanda | Scottish Legal News
  • Priti Vacant leaves it to others to defend Rwanda deportations
  • Judge rebukes Pauline Hanson staffer James Ashby for being ‘evasive’ during defamation trial #Australia
  • Best of the blogs - 11 June 2022 | Law Gazette 
  • Fury as government waters down post-Brexit food standards
  • A last-minute legal battle is under way over the UK government's first flight transporting asylum seekers to Rwanda. The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) says it has blocked the removal of one of seven passengers due to depart on Tuesday night
  • Global bar group condemns Donetsk death sentences | Law Gazette 
  • Rwanda deportation flight at risk despite loss of two late appeals: Home Office source says individual legal cases mean too few people may be able to board plane anyway
  • Turn down the rhetoric to keep us safe | Law Gazette 
  • The city of Grenoble has gone to #France's highest administrative court to challenge a ban imposed on a new city rule allowing full-body "burkini" swimsuits in public pools
  • Poor working conditions persist in Leicester garment factories, finds survey
  • Osborne Clarke to pay £2,500 bonuses after ‘fantastic year’ | Law Gazette
  • UN human rights chief to forgo second term amid China trip criticism 
  • Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled what she called a "refreshed" case for independence. She told a press conference in Edinburgh that her government had an "indisputable mandate" for a second independence referendum
  • RT @soapachu: Hello can I talk to you about our lord and saviour Renard? 
  • Jailed local authority solicitor ordered to repay fraud proceeds | Law Gazette
  • An asylum seeker due to be on the first flight from the UK to Rwanda has failed in his bid to avoid being removed. Up to eight people are due to be on Tuesday evening's flight but at least three more appeals against being removed are still being heard 
  • Operose Health: What I saw working undercover at a GP surgery - - a dozen doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other staff - said they believed patient safety was being put at risk
  • Archie Battersbee: judge rules 12-year-old is ‘brain-stem dead’
  • Collapsed Pure faces negligence claims | Law Gazette 
  • EU poised to take legal action against UK over Northern Ireland protocol bill
  • Axiom fund set up to fill legal aid ‘black hole’, court hears | Law Gazette
  • Carole Cadwalladr’s victory over Arron Banks is great news, but our libel laws need reform
  • Gateley expects full-year results ‘ahead of market expectations’ | Law Gazette
  • Pure Legal's unsecured creditors set to recover little of £23m owed - Legal Futures
  • My legal life: Dr Tess Waldron, Powell Gilbert - Profile | Law Gazette 
  • Initiative extends pro bono opportunities to firms' business services staff - Legal Futures 
  • Libel loss for Arron Banks gives welcome fillip to journalists 
  • Axiom Law enters regulation for first time with US ABS - Legal Futures 
  • Law firm fails in summary judgment bid over negligence claim - Legal Futures


14th June - Law News

Edition 3822: 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: The Bar Council's seminar led by expert representatives from the Legal Aid Agency, specialist publicly-funded chambers and solicitors’ associations on how to receive payments faster and reduce the risk of your fees being rejected.

Focus of the Day Article: The multimillionaire Brexit backer Arron Banks has lost his libel action against the Observer and Guardian journalist Carole Cadwalladr, in a significant decision for public interest journalism. Banks, who funded the pro-Brexit Leave.EU campaign group, sued Cadwalladr personally over two instances in which she said the businessman was lying about his relationship with the Russian state – one in a Ted Talk and the other in a tweet. Full story - Guardian Law
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • 11 new heads of legal practice take to Slater and Gordon - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Junior lawyer quits profession to become pet psychic - Legal Cheek
  • 50 important arbitration judgments by Indian courts [January-May 2022] | Bar & Bench #India
  • Tributes pour in for ‘incredibly gifted’ law lecturer - Legal Cheek
  • Parliament's standards commissioner is investigating whether Labour leader Starmer broke the rules by being late in registering earnings and gifts. MPs must declare within 28 days any interest which might be reasonably considered to influence their actions
  • University of Canberra Law School senior lecturer Dr Cristy Clark discusses what is meant by the idea of water being a basic human right - Lawyers Weekly
  • Ex-magic circle heavyweight takes up ministerial role at MoJ - Legal Cheek
  • Actor Kevin Spacey has been charged with four counts of sexual assault against three men, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed. The 62-year-old has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent
  • Don't insist on certified copies of orders; downloaded copies attested by lawyer sufficient: Himachal Pradesh High Court | Bar & Bench #India 
  • The government's first flight taking asylum seekers to Rwanda can go ahead on Tuesday, appeal court judges say. It supports a previous decision by the High Court that it was in the "public interest" for the government to carry out its policies
  • Life after Guantanamo: 'We are still in jail'
  • 'Toxic' work culture deters three-quarters of lawyers from accepting job offers - Legal Cheek 
  • Saving money by WFH: Who’s benefiting and how - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Bodies have been found in the search for a journalist and indigenous expert missing in the Amazon, local media say. Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira went missing while travelling by boat on a reporting trip in Brazil's remote Amazon rainforest on 5 June 
  • Applications now open for The Legal Cheek UK Virtual Law Fair - Legal Cheek
  • Brexit campaigner Arron Banks loses Russia libel case against Carole Cadwalladr - he claimed he was defamed after comments Ms Cadwalladr made about his relationship with the Russian state 
  • The global push for human rights charters has stalled, with the United Kingdom discussing leaving the European Convention on Human Rights - Lawyers Weekly 
  • Justice SS Shinde bench of Bombay High Court sits till 8.30 pm today, hears 215 cases | Bar & Bench #India
  • Johnny Depp’s lawyer bags partner promotion following Heard trial win - Legal Cheek
  • ‘Landmark’ Hong Kong ruling has global implications for contract disputes - Lawyers Weekly
  • Woman can't be compelled to go to work merely because she is educated: Bombay High Court | Bar & Bench #India
  • Top quality work with scenic surroundings: What the South West has to offer young lawyers - Legal Cheek
  • New LawPod UK Episode: A Duty To Offer Alternatives? With John Whitting QC - UK Human Rights Blog
  • Google was hit with a $715,000 defamation payout to the former NSW deputy premier – here, we explain how the judge reached his decision and why it may not be the end of the matter - Lawyers Weekly #Australia
  • Mishcon shelves floatation plans - Legal Cheek
  • Delhi High Court directs ED to expeditiously fill up vacancies in Adjudicatory Authority under PMLA | Bar & Bench #India
  • Why I chose to do my training contract in-house - Legal Cheek
  • Clifford Chance appoints first global head of wellbeing and employee experience - Legal Cheek 
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