Day: September 14, 2020

Law Society Gets Court Order To Trace Missing Client Funds

Law360, London (September 4, 2020, 4:31 PM BST) — The Law Society won a court order on Friday that will ensure the assets of a company it claims was involved in a “pyramid” scheme using client funds from a now shut-down law firm will remain frozen.

The High Court order requires records to be handed to the Solicitors Regulation Authority as it investigates possible misconduct by a law firm. (AP Photo/Sang Tan) Judge Timothy Fancourt signed an order at the High Court extending a freezing order against Kash2 Ltd. The order also requires the company to hand over records that should help the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s investigations into possible professional…

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International law is a ‘political construct’ and breaking it is ‘routine’, Tory MP says



Theresa Villiers sitting on a bench


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A Conservative MP has defended the government’s intention to break international law by claiming that countries violate it on a “routine” basis.

Theresa Villiers, one of Boris Johnson’s former cabinet ministers, argued that it was “not unusual” for countries to disregard the rules and said such laws were merely a “set of political constructs”.

MPs on Monday are debating the Internal Market Bill, which includes provisions that violate the Brexit withdrawal agreement signed by Boris Johnson last year.

Senior figures such as John Major, Theresa May and Tony Blair have warned against the plan, saying it will undermine the UK’s standing in the world and make it harder to criticise other countries that violate international law.

But, taking to the TV studios to defend the government’s actions, Ms Villiers argued: “The reality is that there are routine occasions where countries or indeed the EU are

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George Bizos, human rights lawyer who fought apartheid in South Africa, dies at 92

George Bizos, a workhorse attorney who campaigned against apartheid in South Africa and defended his lifelong friend Nelson Mandela in court, died in Johannesburg on Wednesday. He was 92.



a close up of a man: George Bizos, a family friend of the late former President Nelson Mandela, listens to speeches during the memorial service for Ahmed Kathrada, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail - many of them alongside Nelson Mandela - for working to end South Africa's previous white minority rule, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. He was 87 years old.


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George Bizos, a family friend of the late former President Nelson Mandela, listens to speeches during the memorial service for Ahmed Kathrada, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail – many of them alongside Nelson Mandela – for working to end South Africa’s previous white minority rule, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. He was 87 years old.

Bizos died of natural causes around 5:20 p.m. local time at his home, said Luzuko Koti, a spokesperson for the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The human rights lawyer was surrounded by his family at the time of his death, Koti told the Daily News.

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