Appeal could delay crash inquest – BBC News

Posted April 23rd, 2007 in inquests, legal aid, news by sally

“An inquest into a major rail crash could be delayed after the government decided to appeal against a High Court ruling on legal aid for relatives.” 

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BBC News, 23rd April 2007

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University agrees to pay £35,000 after losing discrimination case – The Guardian

Posted April 23rd, 2007 in news, race discrimination by sally

“Warwick University has agreed to pay £35,000 in compensation, subject to appeal, to an Irish academic after a unanimous employment tribunal ruling that it discriminated against her on the grounds of her race. The Birmingham tribunal ruled last month that the university failed to select Patricia Walls for a research job because she was Irish and gave the post to a less-qualified candidate instead.”

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The Guardian, 23rd April 2007

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The state has 266 ways to enter your home – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 23rd, 2007 in news, powers of entry by sally

“The state now has 266 powers to draw upon when its agents want to enter homes, according to research.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd April 2007

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Justice ministry won’t work, judges say – The Times

Posted April 23rd, 2007 in Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“Senior judges have told the Lord Chancellor that the new Ministry of Justice will be unworkable without safeguards to protect their independence.”

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The Times, 23rd April 2007

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Dead? That’s no reason not to sue for libel – Sunday Times

Posted April 23rd, 2007 in defamation, news by sally

“Speaking ill of the dead could become a lot more expensive. The government is to consider extending the laws of defamation so that even the deceased – or at least their representatives – can sue for libel.”

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Sunday Times, 22nd April 2007

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Plea deals plan to beat inside trading – Financial Times

Posted April 23rd, 2007 in insider dealing, news by sally

Plans to introduce US-style plea bargaining for suspected insider dealers are being studied by the City watchdog to bolster its enforcement powers.

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Financial Times, 22nd April 2007

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Lord Bragg attacks Mental Health Bill as ‘inhumane, inefficient and unfair’ – The Independent

Posted April 23rd, 2007 in mental health, news by sally

“Melvyn Bragg has launched a blistering attack on the Government over its attempts to bring in ‘inhumane’ and unfair laws that would lead to the mentally ill being locked up rather than treated.”

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The Independent, 22nd April 2007

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The woman leading fight for working mothers – The Observer

Posted April 23rd, 2007 in news, sex discrimination by sally

“It is one of the most eagerly awaited decisions by the law lords, holding potentially significant ramifications for women in the workplace that could set rules on what behaviour is judged illegal discrimination by employers and bolstering the status of pregnant workers.”

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The Observer, 22nd April 2007

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New rules put the brakes on ‘ambulance chasers’ – The Times

Posted April 23rd, 2007 in compensation, news by sally

“‘Ambulance-chasing’ companies who exploit accident victims over compensation claims will be brought under new tough controls coming into force on Monday.”

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The Times, 21st April 2007

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Law to prevent forced marriages moves closer – The Guardian

Posted April 23rd, 2007 in marriage, news by sally

“New measures to protect women from forced marriage could become law by the end of the year, after the government yesterday confirmed it would back the bill.”

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The Guardian, 21st April 2007

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Personal injury limit to remain – Financial Times

Posted April 23rd, 2007 in news, personal injuries, small claims by sally

“To the relief of claimant lawyers and against the wishes of insurers, the government yesterday recommended that the £1,000 limit for personal injury claims that can heard in the small claims court should remain unchanged.”

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Financial Times, 21st April 2007

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Courts ‘in crisis’ over cases backlog after cuts – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 23rd, 2007 in courts, delay, news by sally

“The Government is facing a looming crisis in the law courts after slashing staff numbers and funding, a senior civil servant has warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st April 2007

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New tenancy law a ‘nightmare’ – Financial Times

Posted April 23rd, 2007 in landlord & tenant, news by sally

“Thousands of landlords are failing to comply with new legislation aimed at safeguarding tenants’ deposits while residential lettings agents have branded the new rules a ‘logistical nightmare’.”

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Financial Times, 20th April 2007

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Police hand cash-for-honours file to CPS – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2007 in news, peerages & dignities by sally

“Detectives investigating the cash-for-honours allegations have finished their inquiries and today handed a dossier to the Crown Prosecution Service.”

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The Guardian, 20th April 2007

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Government set to endure BAE judicial review – The Lawyer

Posted April 20th, 2007 in corruption, judicial review, news by sally

“A judicial review of the Government’s decision to abandon a corruption investigation into BAE Systems could be launched, with full grounds to do so lodged yesterday.”

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The Lawyer, 20th April 2007

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‘Grotesque’ £1.5m divorce costs – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2007 in costs, divorce, news by sally

“A judge has criticised the ‘grotesque waste of family resources’ by a couple who have spent £1.5m in lawyers’ fees on their divorce battle.” 

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BBC News, 20th April 2007

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7 July suspects appear in court – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2007 in news, terrorism by sally

“The first people to be charged in connection with the 7 July suicide bomb attacks in London have appeared before a judge at the Old Bailey.” 

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BBC News, 20th April 2007

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‘Bomb plot’ jury receive ruling – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2007 in juries, news, terrorism by sally

“The judge in an Old Bailey terror trial which has lasted more than a year has said he will accept a majority verdict.” 

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BBC News, 20th April 2007

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Retrial in judge blackmail case – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2007 in blackmail, news, retrials, theft by sally

“A cleaner faces a retrial over claims she blackmailed a female judge and stole sex videos from a male judge.” 

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BBC News, 20th April 2007

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EU agrees to common child support laws – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2007 in child support, EC law, news by sally

“European Union countries agreed yesterday to bolster the rights of parents and couples trying to collect child support payments across EU borders.”

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The Guardian, 20th April 2007

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