Legal basis for ‘turn around’ tactics in the Channel questioned by Lords committee

The Home Office’s so-called ‘turn around’ tactics in the English Channel have not been shown to have a clear legal basis, according to the House of Lords Justice and Home Affairs Committee.

Published 8 December 2021

Lucia Clark: Family law is changing whether we like it or not

The pandemic has forced separating families, and their lawyers, to work very differently over the past 18 months. Compounded by Brexit and general economic uncertainty, the future for family law, and those couples and families affected by it, may be unrecognisable by the end of the next decade, compared to the start of 2020.

Published 8 December 2021

Victim Surcharge Fund reopens for applications

A fund which helps provide practical help to victims of crime has reopened for applications.

Published 8 December 2021

Kevin McCallum QC joins 3PB Barristers

3PB Barristers has welcomed Kevin McCallum QC, a former criminal defence solicitor and a procurator fiscal depute in Scotland, who specialises in criminal defence work, fatal accident inquiries and inquests. He will work from its Inner Temple offices in London.

Published 8 December 2021

Steven Walker QC appointed to Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration

Themis Advocates' Steven Walker QC has been appointed arbitrator member of the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration.

Published 8 December 2021

New rules to deal with bullying councillors

The codes of conduct for councillors and members of devolved public bodies in Scotland have been updated to make it clear that behaviour such as bullying and harassment is completely unacceptable.

Published 8 December 2021

Konstantinos Sergakis appointed to European Supervisory Authorities’ Board of Appeal

Professor Konstantinos Sergakis has been appointed as a member of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESMA, EIOPA, EBA) Board of Appeal.

Published 8 December 2021

Facebook sued for $150bn over alleged complicity in Rohingya genocide

Rohingya refugees in the UK and US are suing social media giant Facebook for $150 billion over allegations that the platform helped to promote violence against the minority group in Myanmar.

Published 8 December 2021

Unique gifts for the animal lovers, gin sippers and legal buffs

The Lawscot Foundation has partnered with Hey Legal and Buddies Gin to give last minute shoppers the opportunity to buy unique gifts for the animal lovers, gin sippers and legal buffs in their lives.

Published 8 December 2021

And finally… weeding out the competition

Cannabis taxes have been suspended in San Francisco to help legal dispensaries compete with black market drug dealers.

Published 8 December 2021