On Thursday 3rd January, thirteen men went on trial in France accused of online harassment over abusive messages sent to a teenage girl over anti-Islamic videos.
A judgment released by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) suggests that MI6 (formally the Secret Intelligence Service which mostly operates outside the UK) and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) “illegally authorised” its undercover operatives to engage in serious criminal activity in the UK.
A panel of thirteen international lawyers are beginning to draft plans to create a legally enforceable crime of “ecocide” which would join the ranks of serious international offences such as genocide, and war crimes in the battle against the illegal destruction of the environment.
On Friday 12 June, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (“SDT”) fined Baker McKenzie’s former London managing partner £55,000 for serious professional misconduct, having attempted to hug and kiss a junior lawyer in 2012 and improperly influence the subsequent investigation. The ruling shines a light on the dark problem of sexual misconduct happening behind City law firm’s flashy office entrances.