Iraq refugees coralled as Home Office asylum net widens – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2008 in asylum, news by sally

“More than 60 failed asylum seekers from Iraq have been rounded up by the UK Borders Agency in the past few days under what appears to be an accelerated programme of forced deportations.”

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The Guardian, 11th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

A New Programme of Law Reform 2008 – Law Commission

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

Tenth Programme of Law Reform (PDF)

Law Commission, 10th June 2008

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Prenuptial deals could be made legally binding – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2008 in news, prenuptial agreements by sally

“Prenuptial agreements could become legally binding in England and Wales within a few years, under plans being considered by the Law Commission.”

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The Guardian, 11th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Post Office court victory for 73-year-old disabled woman – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 11th, 2008 in news, postal service by sally

“A disabled woman in her 70s has saved her local post office from closure after winning a High Court battle that could see other condemned branches around the country being given a stay of execution.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Mother is banned from breast-feeding in surgery over health and safety concerns – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 11th, 2008 in breastfeeding, health & safety, news by sally

“A mother was told she could not breast-feed her baby in a doctor’s surgery, because it was in breach of health and safety rules.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Church woman ‘bullied gay worker’ – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2008 in news, sexual orientation discrimination, victimisation by sally

“A gay church worker claims he was bullied out of his job by a manager who ‘would say something about gay sex every day’.”

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BBC News, 10th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Half of young violent offenders spared prison – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 11th, 2008 in news, sentencing, sexual offences, violence, young offenders by sally

“More than half of young people who are found guilty of sex or violent offences are spared jail, figures show.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

MS woman begins right-to-die bid – BBC News

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

“A woman with multiple sclerosis is due to ask the High Court to clarify the law on suicide.”

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BBC News, 11th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Injured soldier fights pay award – BBC News

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

“A soldier who was badly injured in Afghanistan will have his case for more compensation heard in a public debate at the House of Commons later.”

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BBC News, 11th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

42-day concession to be offered – BBC News

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

“The government is expected to offer a last-minute compensation deal to help push the 42-day detention plan through.”

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BBC News, 10th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Terror trials ‘too long for jury’ – BBC News

Posted June 10th, 2008 in juries, news, terrorism by sally

“Jury trials in terrorist cases are under threat because they can take too long, president of the Queen’s Bench Division, Sir Igor Judge, has said.”

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BBC News, 10th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Anti-Bush protesters to defy march ban – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2008 in demonstrations, news, public order by sally

“Anti-war campaigners said today that they would defy a ban on a planned march to Downing Street at the weekend to protest at the visit by the US president, George Bush.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Fraud office comes under scrutiny – BBC News

Posted June 10th, 2008 in fraud, news, Serious Fraud Office by sally

“The Serious Fraud Office’s conviction rate has dropped from 82% to 61% in five years, a report has found.”

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BBC News, 10th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Posted June 10th, 2008 in news by sally

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Working hours: UK bosses retain right to overtime – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2008 in EC law, news, working time by sally

“British employers will retain the right to ask employees to work more than 48 hours a week following EU talks in Luxembourg earlier today. ”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Husband death plotter wife jailed – BBC News

Posted June 10th, 2008 in news, sentencing, soliciting to murder by sally

“A care worker who planned to have her husband killed so she could claim insurance money has been jailed for seven years.”

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BBC News, 10th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK bill to set carbon targets clears first hurdle – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2008 in bills, carbon dioxide emissions, climate change, emissions trading, news by sally

“The UK government’s groundbreaking bill to combat climate change cleared its first hurdle in the House of Commons last night.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police pay: High court backs Smith in backdating row – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2008 in news, police, remuneration by sally

“The high court today backed the home secretary, Jacqui Smith, in her acrimonious dispute with police officers over pay.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man deported by mistake wins Home Office payout – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2008 in deportation, false imprisonment, news by sally

“The Home Office yesterday agreed to pay an undisclosed sum in an out-of-court settlement with a British citizen of Bangladeshi origin who was deported to Pakistan in error.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The Lawyer Awards 2008 Preview – The Lawyer

Posted June 10th, 2008 in legal profession, news by sally

“The Lawyer Awards 2008 is the premier event in the legal calendar. Every June around 1,500 of the industry’s leading lawyers gather in the Great Room of the Grosvenor House Hotel to celebrate their achievements of the previous year.”

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The Lawyer, 2nd June 2008

Source: www.thelawyer.com

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