Do we need limits to raise the Bar? – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 5th, 2007 in barristers, news by sally

“This is an idea whose moment may have come, Lord Neuberger tells me. The recently appointed law lord is explaining why he thinks that a working party set up by the Bar of England and Wales may have the answer to a recruitment problem that has stumped nine previous committees over the past 16 years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th April 2007

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Neglectful dog owners could face prosecution – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 5th, 2007 in dogs, news by sally

“Owners of fat dogs or cats could face prosecution under the Animal Welfare Act which comes into force tomorrow.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th April 2007

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Judges halt attempt to deport hundreds of Darfuri refugees – The Times

Posted April 5th, 2007 in asylum, news by sally

“The deportation of hundreds of Darfuri asylum-seekers was halted yesterday after three judges ruled that the conditions in camps near Khartoum were ‘unduly harsh’.”

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The Times, 5th April 2007

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Judge frees man who had sex with girl, 10 – The Times

Posted April 5th, 2007 in news, sexual offences by sally

“A man was “traumatised” when he discovered that the girl he had had sex with was aged 10 and he was to be charged with rape, a court heard yesterday.”

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The Times, 5th April 2007

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Monitoring of employee breached human rights, says European Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 4th, 2007 in employment, human rights, news by sally

“The monitoring by a Welsh college of an employee’s email, phone and internet use was a breach of her human rights, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. The UK Government must pay £3,000 damages and legal costs in the case.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th April 2007

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Terror suspect wins control case – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2007 in news, terrorism by sally

“A terror suspect won a battle against a control order imposed by the Home Secretary to limit his movements.”

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BBC News, 4th April 2007

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Dispute resolutions fail say harassed employees – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 4th, 2007 in dispute resolution, employment, news by sally

“Workplace dispute resolution procedures make cases of discrimination worse and do not benefit the victim, according to sufferers of harassment on grounds of religion or sexual orientation.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th April 2007

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Public bodies face legal threat over disability scheme – The Times

Posted April 4th, 2007 in disability discrimination, news by sally

“The Disability Rights Commission has threatened 65 public organisations including fire services, councils, colleges and probation boards with legal action after accusing them of failing to comply with new disability laws. ”

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The Times, 4th April 2007

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Darfur refugees allowed to stay in the UK – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2007 in asylum, news, Sudan by sally

“The removal of Darfuri asylum seekers from the UK for relocation in Sudanese refugee or squatter camps was brought to an abrupt halt by the court of appeal today.”

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The Guardian, 4th April 2007

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Grandmother faces manslaughter charge after dog killed five-year-old – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2007 in dogs, news by sally

“The grandmother of a five-year-old girl who was mauled to death by a pit bull terrier-type dog was yesterday charged with manslaughter. Ellie Lawrenson suffered severe head and neck injuries in the attack by her uncle’s pet at her grandmother Jackie Simpson’s home in St Helens, Merseyside, early on New Year’s Day.”

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The Guardian, 4th April 2007

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Al Fayed urged to give plot evidence – The Times

Posted April 4th, 2007 in news by sally

“Mohamed Al Fayed was again challenged yesterday to produce evidence of his claim that his son Dodi and Diana, Princess of Wales, were murdered in an Establishment plot led by the Duke of Edinburgh.”

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The Times, 4th April 2007

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Casinos pin hopes on judicial review – The Times

Posted April 4th, 2007 in gambling, judicial review, news by sally

“Existing casino operators have been granted a judicial review of the Government’s proposals for a new generation of casinos.”

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The Times, 4th April 2007

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Lady Falkender wins BBC drama damages – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 4th, 2007 in defamation, news by sally

“The BBC is to pay Lady Falkender £75,000 in damages over a drama documentary claiming she conducted an adulterous affair with Harold Wilson and exercised undue influence over the compilation of his resignation honours list.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th April 2007

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Big money at US firms lures top London lawyers – The Times

Posted April 4th, 2007 in law firms, news by sally

“The lucrative earnings at American law firms are luring increasing numbers of top London lawyers, according to a new survey released today. ”

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The Times, 4th April 2007

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Briton loses battle to be extradited to America on computer hacking charges – The Times

Posted April 4th, 2007 in computer crime, extradition, news by sally

“A British man with an obsession with UFOs who is accused of being the “biggest military computer hacker of all time” has lost his battle to avoid extradition to the United States.”

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The Times, 4th April 2007

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Stockbroker wins £22,000 damages for paternity deceit – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2007 in damages, news, paternity by sally

“A wealthy stockbroker whose former girlfriend deceived him into believing he had fathered her son was awarded £22,400 damages against her in the high court yesterday. In what is believed to be the first case of its kind in Britain, the man, 63, known only as Mr A for legal reasons, claimed compensation for the emotional hurt of thinking he was the father when he was not. He also claimed for being significantly out of pocket after paying for the child’s maintenance and his fees at Charterhouse school.”

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The Guardian, 4th April 2007

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UK hacker loses extradition fight – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2007 in computer crime, extradition, news by sally

“A British man has lost his High Court fight against extradition to the US for allegedly carrying out the ‘biggest military computer hack of all time’.”

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BBC News, 3rd April 2007

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Lord Chancellor takes Ministry of Justice role as Home Office split sparks concern – The Lawyer

Posted April 3rd, 2007 in Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“The new Secretary of State for Justice has confirmed that he will remain in the role of Lord Chancellor when taking up his newly formed post.”

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The Lawyer, 3rd April 2007

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Hundreds to move to open prisons to ease crowding – The Independent

Posted April 3rd, 2007 in news, prisons by sally

“Hundreds of prisoners will be moved into open prisons within days to ease pressure on Britain’s bursting jails.”

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The Independent, 3rd April 2007

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Beach walk that could cost author £2000 – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 3rd, 2007 in environmental protection, news by sally

“One of Britain’s best-selling authors is facing a £2,000 fine after he grabbed some pebbles from a South Coast beach.”

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