Woolworths hit with £350,000 market disclosure fine – The Times

Posted June 12th, 2008 in disclosure, financial regulation, news by sally

“Woolworths, the UK retailer, has been fined £350,000 by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) for taking too long to disclose sensitive information to the stock market.”

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The Times, 12th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Lawyers urge FO to come clean on torture – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“Lawyers acting for Binyam Mohamed, a British resident incarcerated in Guantánamo Bay, have urged the government to disclose evidence which, they say, would demonstrate he was tortured.”

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The Guardian, 12th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Related link: “Human Cargo”: Binyam Mohamed and the Rendition Frequent Flier Programme

Expelled ADHD teenager was ‘discriminated against’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 12th, 2008 in disability discrimination, news, school children, school exclusions by sally

“A girl suffering from a behavioural disorder expelled from school for being ‘disruptive’ was a victim of disability discrimination, a court heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Law firms rake in £700m in fees for coal miners’ claims – Legal Week

Posted June 12th, 2008 in compensation, fees, industrial injuries, law firms, miners, news by sally

“Legal fees for firms advising on the ongoing compensation claims for sick coal miners have hit more than £700m.”

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Legal Week, 12th June 2008

Source: www.legalweek.com

Treason laws could be abolished – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 12th, 2008 in news, treason by sally

“The ancient laws of treason could be scrapped under plans to simplify the legal system.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Lords reject EU referendum call – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2008 in constitutional law, EC law, news, referendums, treaties by sally

“The House of Lords has voted against holding a referendum on the EU Treaty – a day before the Irish Republic’s national ballot on the agreement.”

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BBC News, 11th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

MoD battles Next over duvet cover emblem – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 12th, 2008 in copyright, news by sally

“The Ministry of Defence has launched a legal battle against a high street shopping chain because a duvet cover features the RAF’s insignia.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Families call for tough sentences – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2008 in demonstrations, murder, news, sentencing, violent offenders by sally

“Bereaved families have marched in London to demand tougher sentencing for the perpetrators of violent crime.”

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BBC News, 12th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

42-day detention: what happens next? – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Ministers now face a fiendish struggle to get their plans to extend pre-charge detention for up to 42 days through the House of Lords.”

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The Guardian, 11th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Secret anti-terror documents ‘left on train’ – The Independent

Posted June 11th, 2008 in documents, government departments, news, terrorism by sally

“A police investigation has been launched after secret Government documents were left on a train, it was confirmed today.”

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The Independent, 11th June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Brown wins crunch vote on 42 days – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Prime Minister Gordon Brown has narrowly won a House of Commons vote on extending the maximum time police can hold terror suspects to 42 days.”

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BBC News, 11th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bar regulator ushers in new disciplinary code – Legal Week

Posted June 11th, 2008 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, news by sally

“Barristers found guilty of professional misconduct could see fines of up to £15,000 and be ordered to take a professional ethics test under new sentencing options set to be made available to disciplinary tribunals.”

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Legal Week, 11th June 2008

Source: www.legalweek.com

Three imprisoned in first OFT criminal prosecution for bid rigging – Office of Fair Trading

Posted June 11th, 2008 in news, price fixing, sentencing by sally

“Three UK businessmen were today sentenced to imprisonment for between two and a half to three years for cartel offences. All three were also disqualified from acting as company directors for periods of between five and seven years. These are the first ever convictions for a cartel offence since criminal prosecution powers were given to the OFT under the Enterprise Act.”

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Office of Fair Trading, 11th June 2008

Source: www.oft.gov.uk

MS sufferer wins assisted suicide challenge – The Independent

Posted June 11th, 2008 in assisted suicide, news by sally

“A multiple sclerosis sufferer won permission today to bring a High Court challenge to clarify the law on assisted suicide.”

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The Independent, 11th June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Law Soc backs Pakistani lawyers’ street protest – The Lawyer

Posted June 11th, 2008 in legal profession, news, Pakistan by sally

“The Law Society has repeated its call for the rule of law to be upheld in Pakistan to protect the country’s lawyers and judges.”

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The Lawyer, 11th June 2008

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Injured soldier wins pay review – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2008 in armed forces, compensation, news, personal injuries by sally

“The compensation paid to a soldier badly injured in Afghanistan will be reviewed, the government has said.”

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BBC News, 11th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Wife of July 21 terror plotter found guilty – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2008 in news, terrorism, withholding information by sally

“The wife of the attempted suicide bomber Hussain Osman has been found guilty of failing to tell the police about his plan to cause ‘carnage and mass murder’ on London’s underground.”

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The Guardian, 11th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Product placement: UK to oppose European Union directive – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2008 in advertising, EC law, news by sally

“The culture secretary, Andy Burnham, said today that the British government would not accept the European Union directive allowing product placement on UK television.”

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The Guardian, 11th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Social care law change in prospect – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2008 in Law Commission, news, social services by sally

“The Law Commission today holds out the prospect of the first comprehensive reform of social care law for more than half a century. Announcing a formal review of what it calls ‘a confusing patchwork of conflicting statutes’, the commission says it aims to recommend a more coherent structure – preferably in the form of a single act of parliament.”

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The Guardian, 11th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Counter Terrorism Bill Debate (Video)

Posted June 11th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

Watch the Commons debate the Counter-Terrorism Bill from 12.30pm today.

Link to video

Source: www.parliament.uk