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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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