14,000 online whistleblowers prompt HMRC crack down on furlough fraud – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 25th, 2022 in benefits, coronavirus, fraud, news, whistleblowers by sally

‘UK businesses have been warned to expect a crackdown on furlough fraud by one legal expert, after HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) revealed that almost 14,000 whistleblowers had come forward with information about misuse of the scheme.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th August 2022

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Sceptical crime lawyers lambast Raab’s plan to “extend” higher rights – Legal Futures

‘Lawyers have reacted with scepticism at the suggestion that Lord Chancellor Dominic Raab wants to “extend” higher rights of audience to more criminal defence solicitors.’

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Legal Futures, 25th August 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Heysham explosion: Man admits manslaughter of George Hinds – BBC News

Posted August 25th, 2022 in explosives, guilty pleas, homicide, news by sally

‘A man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a two-year-old who died in a gas explosion in Lancashire.’

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BBC News, 24th August 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

“Little evidence” of discrimination or harassment on Bar courses – Legal Futures

Posted August 25th, 2022 in barristers, diversity, equality, legal education, news by sally

‘There is little evidence of bullying, discrimination and harassment on Bar training courses, students have reported as part of Bar Standards Board (BSB) research into equality and diversity (E&D) at the vocational stage of training.’

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Legal Futures, 25th August 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Owami Davies: police watchdog to take no action over case of missing nurse – The Guardian

Posted August 25th, 2022 in London, missing persons, news, police by sally

‘The police watchdog will take no further action against Metropolitan police officers in the case of the student nurse Owami Davies, whose family have said they are “forever grateful” that she was found alive.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Non-fatal strangulation: Spalding man jailed for 34 months – BBC News

Posted August 25th, 2022 in assault, criminal damage, news, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

‘A man who admitted throttling a woman he met on a dating site has become one of the first people in the country to be jailed under a new law.’