Amending Suspended Sentence Orders: Have we been getting it wrong all this time? – Zenith Chambers

Posted March 6th, 2012 in amendments, illegality, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

“The Suspended Sentence Order created by the Criminal Justice Act 2003 has had a relatively straightforward existence, particularly in comparison to some of the other provisions of that much criticised Act.”

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Zenith Chambers, 27th February 2012

Source: www.zenithchambers.co.uk

Football League in court fight with HMRC over football creditors’ rule – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2011 in debts, illegality, insolvency, news, sport, taxation by sally

“A high court judge has been asked to take action against a football industry debt rule described as revealing ‘the ugly side of the beautiful game’.”

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The Guardian, 30th November 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Torture guidelines are legal court rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 6th, 2011 in illegality, intelligence services, news, torture by sally

“Interrogation guidelines for MI5 and MI6 officers questioning prisoners abroad are lawful the High Court has ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th October 2011

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Criminalising squatters could make more people homeless, says report – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2011 in homelessness, housing, illegality, news, squatting by tracey

“The government’s own impact assessment of plans to criminalise squatting has acknowledged that it could boost homelessness and rough sleeping, and target those who are already suffering from mental health and addiction problems.”

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The Guardian, 13th July 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Air passenger data plans in US-EU agreement are illegal, say lawyers – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2011 in airports, data protection, EC law, illegality, news by sally

“The European commission’s own lawyers have warned that a joint US-European agreement to store the personal data, including credit card details, of millions of transatlantic air passengers for 15 years is unlawful.”

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The Guardian, 20th June 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Copyright law in Britain is ‘crazy’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 19th, 2011 in copyright, illegality, news by sally

“Britain needs to radically update its copyright laws, which criminalise millions of consumers who use iPods, according to a leading watchdog.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Lord Goldsmith questions the MoD’s practices in Iraq – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2010 in armed forces, attorney general, illegality, Iraq, news, war by sally

“The former Labour government’s top legal adviser during the Iraq war has questioned whether the British military justice system is fit for purpose.”

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BBC News, 27th September 2010

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Torture guidance does not breach law, says coalition – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2010 in disclosure, human rights, illegality, intelligence services, news, torture by sally

“The coalition government appeared to be heading for a clash with the country’s official human rights watchdog today after insisting its newly-published guidance on torture does not breach UK or international law.”

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The Guardian, 27th September 2010

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Nick Clegg’s ‘illegal’ Iraq war gaffe prompts legal warning – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2010 in illegality, Iraq, news, parliament, war by sally

“Nick Clegg was tonight (21 July) forced to clarify his position on the Iraq war after he stood up at the dispatch box of the House of Commons and pronounced the invasion illegal.”

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The Guardian, 21st July 2010

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Chilcot inquiry: Iraq papers show Lord Goldsmith’s warning to Tony Blair – The Guardian

Posted July 1st, 2010 in attorney general, documents, illegality, inquiries, Iraq, news, war by sally

“Tony Blair was warned by his government’s chief law officer that an invasion of Iraq would be illegal the day before he privately assured President George Bush he would support US-led military action, documents released today by the Chilcot inquiry reveal.”

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The Guardian, 30th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Iraq inquiry publishes legal advice to Blair on war – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2010 in attorney general, illegality, inquiries, Iraq, news by sally

“The Iraq inquiry has released details of the legal advice given to Tony Blair prior to the invasion of Iraq after the documents were de-classified.”

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BBC News, 30th June 2010

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Reforming the illegality defence – Law Commission

Posted March 17th, 2010 in defences, illegality, Law Commission, press releases, reports by sally

“We have published a report and draft Bill, recommending statutory reform of the illegality defence as it applies to trusts law.”

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Law Commission, 17th March 2010

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Iraq war was illegal, says former lord chief justice – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2010 in illegality, Iraq, news, war by sally

“The Guardian once ­described Lord ‘call me Tom’ Bingham as ‘the radical who is leading a new English revolution’. That would not ­necessarily be your impression on meeting the gentlemanly, old-school 76-year-old who, when I arrive at his tall-ceilinged, book-lined, art-filled mansion flat in Notting Hill, west ­London, immediately makes me ­ coffee, served in a silver pot. If this is ­revolution, it will not be instant.”

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The Guardian, 8th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lord Goldsmith told two different truths, says legal expert – The Observer

Posted February 8th, 2010 in attorney general, illegality, Iraq, news, war by sally

“Fresh questions have been raised about how Lord Goldsmith, the former attorney general, came to back the use of military force in Iraq after one of the UK’s leading legal experts highlighted apparent contradictions in his testimonies before two official inquiries.”

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The Observer, 7th February 2010

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk

Lawcast164: The legal basis for the Iraq War and Lord Goldsmith’s opinion with Carl Gardner – Charon QC

Posted January 28th, 2010 in illegality, Iraq, podcasts, war by sally

“Today I am talking to Carl Gardner, a former government lawyer in Tony Blair’s administration and author of the Head of Legal blog, about the legality of the War in Iraq.”

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Charon QC, 27th January 2010

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Iraq war was illegal, top lawyer will tell Chilcot inquiry – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2010 in illegality, inquiries, Iraq, news, war by sally

“Tony Blair’s decision to take Britain to war in Iraq was illegal, the Foreign Office’s former chief legal adviser will tell the Chilcot inquiry this week.”

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The Guardian, 24th January 2010

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Reforming the illegality defence – Law Commission

Posted January 26th, 2009 in defence, illegality, press releases by sally

“This project looks at the way that the law of contract, trusts and tort reponds when a claimant has been involved in some form of illegal conduct.”

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Law Commission, 23rd January 2009

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk