‘Happy slap’ killing gang jailed – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2007 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Three men have been jailed for beating a homeless man to death in a ‘happy slapping’ incident.”

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BBC News, 27th July 2007

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Pair convicted of viaduct murder- BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2007 in murder, news by sally

“A man and a teenage girl have been found guilty of the murder of a man with learning disabilities.”

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BBC News, 27th July 2007

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Judiciary shake up sees seven in new roles – The Lawyer

Posted July 28th, 2007 in judiciary, news by sally

“The judiciary is set for an overhaul, with the control of seven posts changing hands.”

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The Lawyer, 27th July 2007

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Law Society lands shock legal aid review win – Legal Week

Posted July 28th, 2007 in judicial review, legal aid, legal services, news by sally

“The Law Society has dealt a major blow to the Government’s controversial plans to reform the £2bn legal aid system after a High Court judge upheld the bulk of the body’s objections to the proposals.”

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Legal Week, 27th July 2007

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Victory for animal rights group against testing – The Independent

Posted July 28th, 2007 in animals, experiments, news, vivisection by sally

“An anti-vivisection campaign group won a partial victory yesterday in its High Court claim that the Government was failing in its legal duty to ensure animal suffering was kept to a minimum in UK laboratories.”

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The Independent, 28th July 2007

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Lords end NHS trust’s legal battle over source – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2007 in confidentiality, medical records, news by sally

The NHS trust that has been fighting a seven-and-a-half-year legal battle to force a freelance journalist to name a source for a story has been refused further leave to appeal by the House of Lords.

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The Guardian, 27th July 2007

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Legal giants pour scorn on Labour’s record – The Times

Posted July 28th, 2007 in criminal justice, judiciary, legal aid, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“A group of the UK’s most influential barristers has severely criticised the Labour Government’s treatment of the UK legal system over the past ten years.”

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The Times, 27th July 2007

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A bit of plain speaking can go a long way – The Times

Posted July 28th, 2007 in legal language, special report by sally

“The US and the UK – so the saying goes – are ‘two countries divided by a common language’. The same could be said for lawyers and non-lawyers. Lawyers talk in a language which must seem like gobbledygook to everyone else. Take the word ‘tort’. Any law student knows that it means ‘civil wrong’. But ask a non-lawyer to give you a sentence with the word ‘tort’ in it and they might as well say: ‘I tort I tore a puddy cat!’ for all the sense it will mean to them.”

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The Times, 26th July 2007

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Lies, scams and threats – banks are condemned – The Times

Posted July 28th, 2007 in banking, news by sally

“Britain’s banks and building societies have lied to and threatened customers who complain about overdraft charges, the Government’s financial regulator said.”

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The Times, 28th July 2007

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