Top barristers battle over BAE Systems arms deal with Saudi Arabia – The Times

Posted July 7th, 2008 in barristers, bribery, corruption, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“Two of Britain’s highest-paid and most sought after QCs will go head to head during the Serious Fraud Office’s appeal against a High Court ruling that it unlawfully halted its investigation into the BAE Systems arms deal with Saudi Arabia. ”

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The Times, 7th July 2008

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Police defend race-fixing inquiry – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2008 in corruption, gambling, horse racing, news by sally

“The City of London Police has defended the race-fixing investigation which ended with the collapse of a £10m trial but said procedures could be tightened.”

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BBC News, 16th May 2008

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Harry Redknapp launches High Court action – The Times

Posted May 2nd, 2008 in corruption, news, sport by sally

“Harry Redknapp, the Portsmouth manager, is launching a High Court action in London today over his arrest as part of the police inquiry into alleged corruption in football.”

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The Times, 2nd May 2008

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House of Lords to rule on BAE corruption inquiry – The Times

Posted April 25th, 2008 in bribery, corruption, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“The Serious Fraud Office is to challenge the ruling that it must rethink the halting of its investigation into a £43 billion arms deals between BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia.”

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The Times, 25th April, 2008

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SFO to appeal High Court BAE verdict – The Times

Posted April 23rd, 2008 in appeals, bribery, corruption, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

” The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) will appeal against a recent High Court judgment that it ‘acted unlawfully’ when it dropped an investigation into bribery and corruption allegations over a BAE Systems’ arms deal with Saudi Arabia.”

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The Times, 22nd April 2008

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Clash of arms – Law Society’s Gazette

“Four landmark court rulings last week placed into sharp focus the ongoing trial of strength between ministers and the judiciary.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th April 2008

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Serious Fraud Office set to fight devastating arms deal judgment – The Times

Posted April 18th, 2008 in appeals, bribery, corruption, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“The Serious Fraud Office is to appeal against the devastating court ruling that it acted unlawfully by dropping its investigation into BAE Systems.”

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The Times, 18th April 2008

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Goldsmith urges appeal against BAE ruling – The Guardian

Posted April 14th, 2008 in appeals, attorney general, corruption, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“Lord Goldsmith, the former attorney general, yesterday increased pressure on the Serious Fraud Office to appeal against last week’s high court ruling that the government acted unlawfully in blocking a criminal investigation of secret payments made by the arms company BAE Systems to Saudi Arabia.”

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The Guardian, 14th April 2008

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Saudi case raises fears about law chief’s role – The Independent

Posted April 14th, 2008 in attorney general, corruption, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“Gordon Brown faces a growing backlash over moves to give the attorney general sweeping powers to veto criminal investigations following devastating criticism of the Government’s decision to halt the inquiry into arms sales to Saudi Arabia.”

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The Independent, 12th April 2008

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‘No one is entitled to interfere with the course of our justice’ – The Guardian

Posted April 11th, 2008 in bribery, corruption, criminal justice, law reports, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“Eighteen months after the Serious Fraud Office abandoned the BAE inquiry, two high court judges yesterday ruled the decision unlawful in a judgment that was stinging in its criticism of both the SFO and the British government for caving in to pressure from Saudi Arabia. The legal action was brought by the anti-bribery pressure group Corner House Research and the Campaign Against Arms Trade. Here are edited extracts from the summary judgment published yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 11th April 2008

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Analysis: what next after High Court ruling on BAE? – The Times

Posted April 11th, 2008 in attorney general, corruption, Saudi Arabia, special report by sally

“When Tony Blair, as Prime Minister, approached the Attorney-General, Lord Goldsmith, QC, to argue the case for the dropping of the corruption investigation into the BAE arms deal, he insisted that it was a matter ultimately for the Government’s chief law officer. But — justifying his approach — Mr Blair said that this was the ‘clearest case for intervention in the public interest he had seen’.”

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The Times, 10th April 2008

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Judges rule in Saudi arms inquiry – BBC News

Posted April 10th, 2008 in corruption, judicial review, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“The findings of a judicial review into the dropping of a corruption inquiry into BAE Systems’ Saudi arms deals will be revealed on Thursday.”

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BBC News, 9th April 2008

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Crisis Lords meetings over sleaze allegations – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2008 in corruption, expenses, news, parliament by sally

“Crisis meetings are to take place in the House of Lords today over a series of sleaze allegations against peers, the Guardian can disclose. These include accusations that cash has been taken from lobbyists, passes handed out to commercial interests and expenses improperly claimed.”

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The Guardian, 31st March 2008

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Law chief ‘delaying Serbian corruption case’ – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2008 in attorney general, corruption, news, prosecutions by sally

“The attorney general, Lady Scotland, is using her powers over criminal prosecutions to delay another major overseas corruption case, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 12th March 2008

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Britain can’t afford to be corrupt – The Times

Posted March 11th, 2008 in attorney general, corruption, prosecutions, special report by sally

“The decision to stop the BAE investigation raises questions about the rule of law and fairness in deciding which cases to prosecute.”

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The Times, 11th March 2008

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Mayor’s aide cleared of fraud – The Guardian

Posted February 21st, 2008 in corruption, local government, news by sally

“Scotland Yard said yesterday that one of London mayor Ken Livingstone’s closest aides, who has been accused of corruption, had no criminal case to answer.”

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The Guardian, 21st February 2008

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Whistleblowing website vows to defy court gag – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2008 in corruption, internet, news, whistleblowers by sally

“An international website that claims to blow the whistle on corporate and governmental fraud vowed yesterday to defy attempts by a US court to close it down. Wikileaks allows whistleblowers to anonymously post documents in an attempt to expose corruption and wrongdoing. Its owners said yesterday that a Californian judge had ordered that the site be taken offline last week, after an injunction from a Swiss bank.”

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The Guardian, 19th February 2008

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Livingstone suspends aide Lee Jasper over sleaze claims – The Times

Posted February 15th, 2008 in corruption, local government, news by sally

“Ken Livingstone has suspended one of his most senior advisers and referred allegations against him to the police.”

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The Times, 15th February 2008

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Commissioner of Police of Bermuda and Another v Bermuda Broadcasting Co Ltd and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted January 24th, 2008 in Bermuda, confidentiality, corruption, elections, law reports, public interest by sally

Commissioner of Police of Bermuda and Another v Bermuda Broadcasting Co Ltd and Others

Privy Council

“The public interest in the freedom of the media to disseminate information relating to those who submitted themselves for election as legislators overrode the public interest in maintaining the confidentiality of documents relating to a police investigation into allegations of corruption.”

The Times, 24th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication. 

BAE chiefs face renewed corruption inquiry – The Times

Posted December 10th, 2007 in airlines, corruption, fraud, news by sally

“The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is to relaunch a criminal investigation of alleged corruption at Britain’s biggest arms company, BAE Systems.”

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The Times, 9th December 2007

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