‘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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Higher rights plan backed – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 20th, 2007 in advocacy, news, solicitors by sally

“Advocacy should not be treated differently from other practice areas and so the requirement for solicitors to achieve an additional qualification before being permitted to exercise higher rights is unnecessary, the Law Society has said.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th April 2007

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Peers deal blow as reform bill spirals – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 20th, 2007 in legal profession, legal services, news by sally

“The government suffered its first bloody nose over the Legal Services Bill this week, when peers voted to require the head of the proposed oversight regulator for the profession to be appointed with the concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice.” 

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Law Society’s Gazette, 19th April 2007

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Coroner rejects US pilot error claim in Iraq crash – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2007 in coroners, Iraq, news by sally

“The death of eight British servicemen in an American helicopter crash at the start of the Iraq war was due to mechanical failure, and not pilot error as the US has claimed, an Oxford coroner ruled yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 20th April 2007

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Police call for tougher gun crime laws – The Guardian

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

“One of the UK’s most senior police officers has called for new laws that would compel the public to give information to the police about gun crime – whether they want to or not.”

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The Guardian, 20th April 2007

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Angry families of terror victims seek payouts – The Guardian

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

“British victims of terrorist atrocities abroad yesterday voiced their frustration and anger at the lack of help from the government. Survivors of bombings in Bali, Egypt and Turkey spoke out on the eve of the second reading of a private member’s bill which hopes to introduce a system that would allow the families of those killed or injured to be paid compensation.”

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The Guardian, 20th April 2007

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EU makes it against law to condone genocide – The Times

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

“Condoning or ‘grossly trivialising’ genocide will become a crime punishable by up to three years in prison across Europe, although justice ministers failed to agree a specific ban on denying the Holocaust yesterday.”

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The Times, 20th April 2007

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Suing a cartel should be easier, says OFT – OUT-LAW.com

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

“Consumers and businesses harmed by cartels and other anti-competitive practices should be better placed to recover their losses, according to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) which launched a consultation on changing competition rules this week.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th April 2007

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Compensation bid for bomb victims – BBC News

Posted April 19th, 2007 in compensation, news, terrorism by sally

“A bid for compensation for Britons who are killed or hurt in terrorist attacks abroad is to be debated by peers.”

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BBC News, 19th April 2007

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Related link: Victims of Overseas Terrorism Bill 2006-07

Thompsons secures key age discrimination win – The Lawyer

Posted April 19th, 2007 in age discrimination, news by sally

“Thompsons has won the first age discrimination case since new laws were introduced in October 2006, paving the way for a slew of similar cases.”

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The Lawyer, 19th April 2007

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Inquest date for NatWest Three death – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 19th, 2007 in coroners, extradition, news by sally

“The inquest into the death of Neil Coulbeck, who worked with the Natwest Three, has been set for May 23, 10 months after the banker was found hanged near his home.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th April 2007

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Worker sacked on day before age law takes effect is reinstated – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 19th, 2007 in age discrimination, news by sally

“An NHS worker who was sacked the day before last year’s new age discrimination laws came into effect has been reinstated along with 35 of her colleagues. A deadline has passed which means similar cases are unlikely to be successful.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th April 2007

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Law Society re-jigs management as restructuring gathers pace – Legal Week

Posted April 19th, 2007 in news, solicitors by sally

“The Law Society is to shake up some of its most senior decision-making committees in its latest attempt to establish itself as a new-look representative body.”

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Legal Week, 19th April 2007

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Tougher prison sentences ‘have little impact on the flow of drugs’ – The Guardian

Posted April 19th, 2007 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

“The courts are handing out three times as much prison time for drug offences as a decade ago but such ‘get tough’ sentencing has done little to stem the flow of drugs on to the streets, where prices continue to fall, according to a study.”

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The Guardian, 19th April 2007

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Police to be able to question suspects after charge – The Guardian

Posted April 19th, 2007 in news, police, terrorism by sally

“Police are to be given new powers to continue questioning suspects after they have been charged, the attorney general, Lord Goldsmith, said yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 19th April 2007

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Does Basra have the right to life? – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 19th, 2007 in armed forces, human rights, Iraq, jurisdiction, news by sally

“Further charges may be brought against British troops over the death of the Iraqi hotel worker Baha Mousa, Government lawyers revealed in court this week. The disclosure was made to five law lords who are being asked to decide whether the Human Rights Act entitles families of Iraqis killed under British occupation to independent inquiries into their deaths.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th April 2007

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