UK firms beat US rivals for best workplaces – The Lawyer

Posted June 19th, 2007 in law firms, news by sally

“UK firms could be winning the battle for talent, as exclusive research by The Lawyer reveals that only 7 per cent of associates found US firms to be the most attractive employers.”

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The Lawyer, 18th June 2007

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Mother loses child maintenance battle – The Times

Posted June 19th, 2007 in child support, news by sally

“A divorced mother failed today in her legal battle with the Child Support Agency (CSA) over maintenance payments for her three children.”

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The Times, 19th June 2007

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Early jail release plan expected – BBC News

Posted June 19th, 2007 in news, prisons by sally

“Non-violent offenders could be let out of jail early in a bid to ease prison overcrowding in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 19th June 2007

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Law on consent in rape cases is clear enough – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 19th, 2007 in news, rape by sally

“The Government has dropped plans to clarify the law on consent in rape cases, a senior source confirmed yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th June 2007

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Dando’s killer wins second appeal hearing – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 19th, 2007 in appeals, murder, news by sally

“Barry George, the disturbed loner who is serving life for the murder of the television presenter Jill Dando, has won the right to a new appeal, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th June 2007

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Lesbian partners ‘should be recognised as parents’ – The Times

Posted June 19th, 2007 in homosexuality, news, parental rights by sally

“Britain’s most senior woman judge has called for same-sex couples who have children by artificial insemination to be legally recognised as the parents.”

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The Times, 19th June 2007

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Children’s jail staff given wider powers of restraint – The Guardian

Posted June 19th, 2007 in news, young offenders by sally

“The rules governing the use of restraint techniques based on inflicting pain in privately-run children’s jails are to be widened to allow staff to use them to enforce everyday discipline, the Ministry of Justice confirmed yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 19th June 2007

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OFT raises threshold for merger probes – The Times

Posted June 19th, 2007 in competition, news by sally

“Mergers and acquisitions in industries worth less than £10 million will escape competition investigations in most cases according to new proposals from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).”

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The Times, 18th June 2007

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The deadly ending to a ‘melodrama’ – The Times

Posted June 19th, 2007 in domestic violence, Islam, news, women by sally

“The murder of Banaz Mahmod, a Kurdish Muslim woman, by her father and uncle, has brought the practice of honour killings to the attention of the public and has again emphasised the plight of Asian women caught between traditional religious customs and modern Western values. Moreover, the death of Miss Mahmod, 20, forces us to examine how such crimes are treated by the criminal courts and raises a question about the quality of policing in such cases.”

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The Times, 19th June 2007

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Goldsmith to face MPs over BAE – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2007 in corruption, fraud, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“The attorney general is to face a Commons select committee over his role in the BAE corruption controversy, the Guardian has learned. Lord Goldsmith will be questioned by the constitutional affairs committee over the decision to halt a Serious Fraud Office investigation into allegations the firm paid bribes to secure arms deals with Saudi Arabia.”

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The Guardian, 18th June 2007

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330,000 users to have access to database on England’s children – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2007 in children, data protection, news by sally

“A giant electronic database containing sensitive information on all 11 million children in England will be open to at least 330,000 users when it launches next year, according to government guidance.”

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The Guardian, 18th June 2007

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Fingerprinting and eye scans for children as young as five – The Independent

Posted June 18th, 2007 in data protection, fingerprints, news, school children by sally

“Schools are to get the go-ahead to fingerprint pupils as young as five, in new measures to be approved by the Government.”

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The Independent, 17th June 2007

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Rush to find spare cells as prison population spirals to new record – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2007 in news, prisons by sally

“Urgent talks between Ministry of Justice officials and chief constables are under way to use hundreds more police cells as emergency prison accommodation as the jail crisis intensifies.”

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The Guardian, 18th June 2007

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Ministers in U-turn on shock therapy – The Independent

Posted June 18th, 2007 in mental health, news by sally

“A government U-turn tomorrow will herald huge improvements in mental health treatment for young people. In a series of compromise changes to its controversial Mental Health Bill, the Government will curb the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) on teenagers and ensure they do not have to share wards with adults, who are often disturbed and dangerous.”

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The Independent, 17th June 2007

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Lords to look at legality of Iraq war – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2007 in armed forces, Iraq, news, war by sally

“Britain’s highest court is to hear a case which could force the government to hold an independent inquiry into the way the attorney general reached his conclusion that the war in Iraq would be lawful. The law lords have agreed to hear an appeal by the mothers of two soldiers killed in Iraq, who argue that the government violated their sons’ right to life by rushing into war on inadequate legal grounds.”

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The Guardian, 18th June 2007

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Ministers defy judges on rape law reforms – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2007 in news, rape by sally

“The government is to press ahead with plans to reform the rape laws in an attempt to increase the low conviction rate, despite strong opposition from the judges who will have to put them into effect, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 18th June 2007

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Mental care bill back to Commons – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2007 in mental health, news by sally

“The government will agin try to push through powers to detain mentally ill people in England and Wales who have not committed crimes.” 

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BBC News, 17th June 2007

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Barristers find treats bring in briefs – The Times

Posted June 18th, 2007 in barristers, news by sally

“Lavish parties, trips to the races and seats at Wimbledon have become common ploys by barristers seeking to woo solicitors and companies into giving them briefs, a report has found.”

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The Times, 18th June 2007

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Fathers “unknown” should be fined, think tank says – Reuters

Posted June 18th, 2007 in birth certificates, news, paternity by sally

“Fathers who fail to register their name on their child’s birth certificates should be fined, a think tank said on Saturday.”

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Reuters, 16th June 2007

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Judge warns of rift on anti-terrorism laws – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 18th, 2007 in news, terrorism by sally

“A ‘disastrous’ rift exists between the Government and the judiciary over anti-terrorism laws, a senior High Court judge has warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th June 2007

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