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LAWYERS: National ID requirement for filing court processes applies to the FHC

MANDATORY USE OF NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER REGULATIONS 2017 (Government Notice No. 123)*

The above named regulation released  by the Nigerian Identity Management commission appears to have unsettled many lawyers as the possession of the National identity number will become a criteria that will henceforth regulate how lawyers do their business in Nigeria.

The apprehension could be related to the fact that a lot of Lawyers and Indeed Nigerians are yet to obtain the number. Continue reading LAWYERS: National ID requirement for filing court processes applies to the FHC

LSK Nairobi branch opens nomination for Legal awards

The Nairobi branch of the Law Society of Kenya has set up a Legal Awards Programme to recognize law firms/ legal departments and individual lawyers with outstanding standards of practice and legal service delivery in an effort towards encouraging excellence in practice. The criteria will be based on globally recognized best practice in legal practice and service delivery. Continue reading LSK Nairobi branch opens nomination for Legal awards

The Supreme Court considers the scope of automobile privacy

ON JANUARY 9th a pair of cases probing the meaning of the Fourth Amendment’s bar on “unreasonable searches and seizures”—both involving vehicle privacy—were debated at the Supreme Court. Collins v Virginia concerns a hot-rod motorcycle that whizzed by police at 140 mph; in Byrd v United States, officers found 49 bricks of heroin and body armour in the boot of a car. There is little doubt the men steering these vehicles were violating the law. But in collecting evidence of the crimes, police may have violated long-standing Fourth Amendment principles.  Continue reading The Supreme Court considers the scope of automobile privacy

Man sentenced for marrying stepdaughter — without divorcing mom

A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to jail after he married his teenage stepdaughter — without divorcing her mother first.

Christopher I. Hauptmann, 44, pleaded no contest  to charges of bigamy, forgery, unsworn falsification to authorities and firearms counts in Northumberland County Court, PennLive reported. Continue reading Man sentenced for marrying stepdaughter — without divorcing mom

Manchester solicitor suspended for paying referral fees

A personal injury sole practitioner has admitted paying unlawful referral fees for claims and running cases which clients had not authorised. Andrew Clinch, 37, handled dozens of personal injury claims where purported victims of road traffic accidents had either not signed the relevant forms or – in two examples – expressly said they did not wish to pursue compensation, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal heard. Continue reading Manchester solicitor suspended for paying referral fees

‘Penis whitening’ service where men have their groins blasted with a laser becomes a huge hit in Thailand

More than 100 men a month have been making a pilgrimage to a clinic in Thailand which offers a penis whitening procedure.

The Lelux Hospital in Bangkok began offering the unconventional treatment six months ago, and now has three to four clients per day. Continue reading ‘Penis whitening’ service where men have their groins blasted with a laser becomes a huge hit in Thailand

The majority of women in the UK do NOT shower or bathe daily, according to new research

With a hectic lifestyle and increasing responsibilities, it can be all too easy to neglect your personal hygiene.

Indeed, many residents from across Birmingham may opt to go a couple of days without a shower, through no fault of their own.

Long hours in the office, commitments outside of work and a hectic social life can all lead to people deciding to avoid a hose down. Continue reading The majority of women in the UK do NOT shower or bathe daily, according to new research

Recreational marijuana is officially legal in California

The arrival of the new year in California brought with it broad legalization of marijuana, a much-anticipated change that comes two decades after the state was the first to allow pot for medical use.

The nation’s most populous state joins a growing list of other states, and the nation’s capital, where so-called recreational marijuana is permitted even though the federal government continues to classify pot as a controlled substance, like heroin and LSD. Continue reading Recreational marijuana is officially legal in California